Season two of "Euphoria" is here, and episode one broke HBO records with 2.4 million viewers tuning in to watch. So, yeah — we’re obsessed with the high school drama, which stars actress and Disney alum Zendaya as teen addict Rue.
The HBO series is known for its gritty — and often uncomfortable — storylines portraying drugs, sex and addiction. And it’s the latest in a long list of TV shows that have gained widespread popularity while pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable to see when watching teens on screen, from "Degrassi: The Next Generation" to "Pretty Little Liars" and "13 Reasons Why."
With shows that are supposed to be about teens attracting more and more adult viewers, we wondered: who are teen dramas actually for?
And because we know we’re not the only ones in binge mode, we’ve got a download of the buzzy shows that you keep hearing about — so you can decide what to add to your queue.
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Bethonie Butler, TV and pop culture reporter for the Washington Post.
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