View Full Version : Need some examples of highschool TV shows

03-01-2008, 09:13 PM
I know there's High School Musical, but I've no idea about the others. I want some character references for my story on senioritis.

Do you know of some senior year/high school TV characters who might be regarded as showing symptoms of senioritis? In the show, of course. :)

03-01-2008, 09:19 PM
Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff

03-01-2008, 09:21 PM
Is she in senior year?

03-01-2008, 09:28 PM
Is she in senior year?

Hilary Duff? Yes, she is.

03-01-2008, 09:35 PM
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, not quite typical but the agnst over dating etc is real.

Death Bean
03-02-2008, 03:08 PM
If you want highschool TV shows, just flick through a TV guide with Nickelodeon in it... failing that, here are a few: Drake & Josh, Lizzie Maguire (also Hilary Duff, I think), Sabrina the Teenage Witch... don't know if these are what you're looking for, but there seems to be a dreadful glut of such shows infesting the box at the moment.

03-02-2008, 04:09 PM
Radio Free Roscoe
Life With Derek
De Grassi (High? Street?) Cdn production which is shown in the US as well. Very gritty.

03-02-2008, 06:02 PM
Don't forget "Hannah Montana", the show my daughters love and I loathe starring Miley Cyrus who plays an ordinary high school girl who doubles as pop star sensation Hannah Montana in a secret life unknown to her friends.

03-02-2008, 07:59 PM
I thought of Hannah, but I think that in the show she's supposed to be in grade 8.

Kathie Freeman
03-02-2008, 09:23 PM
Going back a little, what about "Happy Days" or "Welcome Back Kotter"?

03-03-2008, 01:46 AM
Or that eternal classic, "Grease"?

03-03-2008, 01:50 AM
What about "Saved By the Bell?"

03-03-2008, 05:28 PM
There was the book: Queen Bees and Wannabees.

There was also a film based off that book, Lohan I think... Mean Girls

03-03-2008, 05:33 PM
Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

The Scip
03-03-2008, 08:08 PM
What about "Saved By the Bell?"

Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

2 classics!

03-03-2008, 08:30 PM
Pull back to some of the old WB network shows ... someone already mentioned Buffy. All sorts of angst about be too busy/preoccupied to study for SATs, final exams ... not to mention the fact she blew up on the school on graduation day. You probably don't want to go to that extreme. The network found itself in a bit of a sticky situation about violence in schools. The end of Buffy's senior year was the same time of the Columbine shootings.

But going back ... Nickelodeon and Disney channels, while useful, take place mostly in middle school. The WB--now the CW--had shows more aligned with a high school audience. Dawson's Creek, Gilmore Girls, 7th Heaven or Popular will feature older characters. Then there are films like Perfect Score (??) where a group of students set out to steal the answers to the SATs.

Even though the shows are a few years old at this point, if your audience is in high school now there's a good shot they were watching them when they were in middle school. Although I'd gather Dawson's Creek might be a bit too old at this point.

03-04-2008, 06:59 AM
Thanks, guys! This is good for getting me started. :)