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Do You Watch "Teen" TV Shows?

Do You Watch "Teen" TV Shows?


The 14 Teen Choice Awards nominations that Gossip Girl racked up today made me feel ever so slightly guilty. Is it gross that I might have a favorite TV show in common with a 13-year-old?

I can't be alone here, though — some of you have admitted you, too, love things like Gossip Girl and Greek even though you're a wee bit older than the shows' characters. And I know some non-parent adults (OK, not many, but some) who love High School Musical and are even excited for the premiere of the Jonas Brothers' Camp Rock.

So, be honest with me for a second: Do you watch "teen" TV shows?

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sarirose sarirose 8 years
I really do like Greek and Wildfire and miss Veronica Mars. I guess it is okay for 66 yr old to watch teen shows.
shmoo15 shmoo15 8 years
Teen shows are totally my guilty pleasure. The thing is, I know they're not good TV, but something about the mindless, regurgitated plot lines gets me. For real.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
No, I know good writing, good tv and what shows are just empty shells with expensive clothes. Besides you lose brain cells watching.
juicylove juicylove 8 years
i said other.. because i watch gossip girl when i see its on but not like the hills (anymore) or one tree hill etc.. and also, the jonas brothers and highschool musical and that.. dont count as teen shows. those are for kids. and i dont watch them either. so yeah, not really except a select few (loved the OC).
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
Gossip Girl, ANTM, Beauty and the Geek, MTV's MADE--all of that lame stuff. I love it! (And, I'll admit--Hannah Montana...) But I'm also a middle school teacher, so part of me thinks its okay to do my research in fully comprehending the teen mind-set...
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
anyways*
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
well i dont really think that a 13 year old should be watching gossip girl anways. it is a pretty racy show. so if you are like kinda older and you watch it there is nothing wrong with that
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
No
EnticinHipHop EnticinHipHop 8 years
Heck yeah...the Canadian teen shows are good...I LOVE Instant Star, Degrassi and the Best Years..and I watch Gossip Girl...and I'm 25 but they are such good shows :-)
nomiloo2000 nomiloo2000 8 years
I LOVVEEE GREEK. I'm not technically a teen but I am still in college an Greek myself so i guess i shouldn't feel to guilty. But I watch hannah montanna when i can too
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Oh yes! DeGrassi, I'm older then JennaV and I still watch DeGrassi! :rotfl: I feel like I have been watching DeGrassi all my life. I used to watch Lizzie McGuire all by myself, :oops: when it was on, but haven't got into Hannah Montana, or Zoey. Zoey because I couldn't take another Spears girl. :oy:
dcfashionista dcfashionista 8 years
I am an adult but I will watch gossip girl. I love the clothes, shoes and accesories that the cast wear.
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
I'm 27 and I love Greek, ANTM, and I admit I do watch Zoey 101 & Hannah Montana when I'm really bored- My husband makes fun of me frequently because of it.
AKirstin AKirstin 8 years
I can't say I care what drama teens are going through, and the fashion is not that interesting to me (that might be because I saw all those exact same outfits the first time around in "Clueless" when it was satire lol).
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
oh how i miss Gilmore Girls & I ♥ One Tree Hill and I have no shame about it either!
Tizzy79 Tizzy79 8 years
I don't watch much TV of any kind anymore, I find it awful (I work in media, I get my fill). I am not into crass teen shows, but I will admit and unabiding love for Disney, at the ripe old age of 28, which is probably especially odd as I was always more counterculture/indie growing up - at least in my mind. (Does it count if I'm a mom? I am) I went through a phase of watching the Hills, but mostly preferred teen shows on the Disney Channel. And I am a huge Jonas Brothers fan. So I will be watching Camp Rock...though I'd rather be at one of their concerts, which I will be doing periodically throughout the summer. Ha! People who think they're just for kids....good...more for me.
bethany0403 bethany0403 8 years
Have mercy! I am 31 and I love teen shows, Gossip Girl, The Hills, and Friday Night Lights are among my must see list! Just because I am above 25 doesn't mean I am relegated to watching Medium and The Ghost Whisperer.
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
I am 29 and I love Degrassi and About Girl on the N. I watched the OC the entire four seasons and I tried to watch Gossip Girl but I just couldn't. I don't know if it is the new setting or just that the characters don't appeal to my Cali girl sensibilities but I just don;t like that show. I am the self declared queen of tween shows, and I love them. I don't relate to them in the sense that I see my life unfolding on screen but they are fun and honestly it's easier for me to watch teen agers whine about there lives that to watch full grown adults act like teenagers swapping partners and living recklessly just because they can. I will watch Disney Channel movies and Saturday morning silly shows until I have kids of my own that age and then I'll watch with them and finally have an excuse
Leene Leene 8 years
I watch Gossip Girl... I'm almost 20 (in two months). When it started I said to my sister that I wouldn't watch it. I thought it was too "teen". After two episodes I was hooked. But I don't think I will watch the next season, it is too much like O.C and after all the only plotline I was interested in was Rufus/Lily. I have lots of Dawson's Creek on tape and I watch them on rainy days and mornings when I wake too early.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i love "teen" shows on the cw, mtv, abc family, the n and i used to love a bunch on disney (even stevens, jett jackson) but the new disney shows kind of suck. but there is nothing wrong with liking great writing. i watch adult shows too, but remember the teens have parents and some of these teens act like adults anyway! remember dawson's creek?
JennaV JennaV 8 years
I'm 33 and I LOVE Degrassi. There I said it. Oh, and of course my favey show of all time is my beloved 90210.
jillerin457 jillerin457 8 years
Degrassi is the only one I get into. I loved Gilmore Girls, too, but don't think of it as "teen" programming, since Lorelai was really the main character. (I couldn't stand Rory, anyway.)
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
No matter how old I get (32), I love teen shows. I'll always be twelve.
kayla74 kayla74 8 years
I'm 26 and I still watch them. I think it's an escape from my boring adult life. And if life allowed me, I would watch Canadian teen shows all day. Love Degrassi and Instant Star!
tngirly tngirly 8 years
I am 31 and watch Greek religiously- it (Sadly) reminds me of my college days. I also used to watch One Tree Hill but got turned off this season- too much angst not enough fun!
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