Have I mentioned yet how much I adore teen television dramas? I really do. Dawson's Creek, Party of Five, 90210, Felicity, Roswell, One Tree Hill, Joan of Arcadia, Friday Night Lights, Buffy, Glee, Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls and The Vampire Diaries .. even going as far back as The Wonder Years and Boy Meets World - I watch 'em all. Yes. All of them. Have most of them on DVD too, so it's easier for me to rewatch. I do have my favourites though and I am currently rewatching two of them at the moment...
The first and my favourite television series OF ALL TIME. My So-Called Life. With Claire Danes and Jared Leto as Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano.
How much do I adore this series?! I watched it every time it was on TV and I'm always thrilled to watch it again. All that angst and cleverness, wonderful dialogue and good looking people in one show. It deals with so much, from identity to fitting in to first kisses. I remember watching it growing up and I felt like I was Angela or that I wanted to be Angela and I just couldn't get enough of the show. I cried when I heard that it wasn't coming back for a second series. Mostly because I couldn't spend any more time with these fabulous characters :(
Rewatching it whilst tweeting about it with a group of friends was Diane's brilliant idea - every Tuesday at 1pm (except for the last two weeks, ack!) using the hashtag #MSCLRW and she recaps the highlights at My So-Called Life Re-watched.
And the second show that I'm rewatching at the moment, is the very dramatic The OC. I never watched it until after the show ended and then I kicked myself for missing out on all the fun. I'm watching it with N and it makes me happy when we have the chance to watch a few episodes all at once. I heart Seth Cohen! And his relationship with Summer and with Ryan and his parents. I love how Sandy and Kirsten are unshakeable as a couple andI find Julie Cooper to be the perfect mix of annoying/manipulative. We're in the middle of season one and thankfully have a long way to go until the end!
And because there are two other reasons why I watch these shows, I'm just going to add them here at the end.
So that's what I've been watching! Do you have a favourite TV programme you like to rewatch? Do you like the teen dramas? Are you excited about the fall line-up? Let's talk TV.
I used to watch (and still do) so many diff shows. I generally rewatch all of Roswell at least once a year!ReplyDelete
Buffy, Vampire Diaries, Glee, Warehouse 13. Really looking forward to the autumn season :DReplyDelete
Oh The OC. How much do I LOVE that show!!ReplyDelete
Lyndsey - I love Roswell! It was a little corny in parts but also such fun! I love the Christmas episodes.ReplyDelete
Emma - What's Warehouse 13? Never heard of it! I guess I should have mentioned that I'm not great with new/current TV programmes!
Lulu - It's fantastic, isn't it? :)
You really can't beat Dawsons Creek - I heart that show. Must try to watch The OC but have you seen Life Unexpected - have watched the entire series and it's quite good - currently being shown on E4.ReplyDelete
I just got done watching Veronica Mars. Loved that show, and am very sad its gone.. I have re watched Buffy and Angel so many times.. I never get tired of them! Oh and of course the Gilmore Girls! Love it!ReplyDelete
Janette - I do love me some Dawson's Creek! And no.. I've never even HEARD of Life Unexpected! Unless.. is that the one with Shiri Appleby and Kerr Smith! Oh! YES! I'll definitely be watching that one. Liz from Roswell and Jack from Dawson's Creek? I'm so there! :)ReplyDelete
Becca - You know, I've never watched Veronica Mars. You'd recommend it, would you? Buffy, yes! Angel, yes! I didn't include Angel because I didn't think 'teen' applied to it. :)
I love My So Called Life, definitely need to rewatch. I rewatching Buffy right now. I'd forgotten how funny it is.ReplyDelete
Avid reader - I think it's always fun to rewatch Buffy. The dialogue in that just slays me! And it's always the right time to watch MSCL, I think :)ReplyDelete
Yes totally recomemd Veronica Mars!ReplyDelete
Yes it is the one with Jack from Dawsons! I like the fact it is a little different from the normal teen drama.ReplyDelete
I remember Boy Meets World! Vaguely but I do remember. I used to watch all those shows too, Joan of Arcadia...wow. I'd forgotten about all these great programs. There's not much teen drama (that's decent) on today; all I watch is Glee and The Vampire Diaries (Team Damon :D).ReplyDelete
I'm going to join in the Roswell love because it's one of my favourite shows of all time!!! I have all 3 seasons on DVD and I am always rewatching it because I loved the relationship between Max and Liz :) I wish it could have gone on forever!ReplyDelete
Becca - will look out for it then :)ReplyDelete
Janette - I can't say that I've heard much about it, but N came home one night talking about it. Looking forward to it!
Liz - I know! I loved Boy Meets World! And Joan Of Arcadia - there's another series I didn't come to until after it had finished (Gilmore Girls is another). And I am with you on the Team Damon!
SJH - Max and Liz's relationship was so sizzling, wasn't it? I could watch that sort of chemistry forever as well :)
I am presently working my way through the original Beverly Hills 90210 Series. I am on series 6 and can't wait to watch them all. I also have Roswell and Charmed all on DVD, which I love.ReplyDelete
Vivienne - How fantastic :) I loved the original series of 90210, though I did have to stop watching it once it went up against Party of Five. I was a bigger fan of all the melodrama of PO5 :) I did watched a lot of Charmed as well, but there were SO MANY seasons! And more Roswell love :) Maybe I'll do a post on it one day..ReplyDelete
OH MY GOD! I adore My So-Called Life. The scene where Raeanne is acting from Our Town still makes me cry.ReplyDelete
Andi! Oh my god, SAME! I definitely burst into tears at that scene. But so many before that as well. The episode with The Zit? I cried. A lot.ReplyDelete
A seriously weird twist of fate that we posted about tv on the same day. I had written my post a couple of weeks ago and then I kept getting little requests to post other stuff so I just kept delaying it. In the end I scheduled it for yesterday. So anyway, kind cool coz now you know all the things I think you should be watching. I loved the OC. I wish I could get all the boxsets. Seth was a fab character. But I guess if pushed I would choose Ryan over him everyday. I'm naturally attuned to like bad boys LOLReplyDelete
Becky - Yes, thanks for the recommendations from your post, I'll have to look into them :) Was a great coincidence! And Ryan just wasn't very funny. Broody? Yes. Funny? No. And I'll always choose someone who can make me laugh..ReplyDelete
I feel like I missed out on so many trashy TV shows from the 90s because my parents hardly ever let us watch TV! But I am trying to catch up now, when I have some free time, so Dawson's Creek is next on my docket, and My So-Called Life after that. :DReplyDelete
TRASHY! LOL! I love re-watching Dawson's Creek and MSCL so I hope you enjoy them both. Relive your misspent childhood :)ReplyDelete