Let's face it: most of us had teenage years that were, frankly, pretty boring. Ninety-nine percent of it was school-related drudgery and being bossed around by your parents. Snooze.
Therein lies the appeal of the teen drama: there's something vicarious and amazing about watching a bunch of anything-goes adolescents get up to the kinds of booze-, sex- and angst-fuelled antics that would actually be kind of exhausting if you had to endure them in real life.
From guilty pleasures like Dawson's Creek and the over-the-top plot twists of Gossip Girl to the gritty storylines of Degrassi, take a small-screen nostalgia trip in our gallery of the best teen dramas of all time.