Top TV for Teens this Fall

Daphne is a sixteen year old from California whose interests pertain to nearly everything, but often revolve around writing, dance, playing music, and family and friends.

    For most students, the school year is already well on its way in mid-fall. The virtuous thing for you to do would be to come straightGoodbye Sony KD34XBR960 by craig1black. home and hit the books. Perhaps you won’t even be able to go home until you’ve taken a detour to tend to those extracurricular activities that will prove college application viewers that you care for something outside of academics. However, autumn also marks a new season for various television programs that may compete with performing studious responsibilities. Whatever you choose, these shows may be gab-worthy topics among pop culture-conscious teens:

1. Glee

    This musical television series appeared especially promising after the pilot episode’s airing in May and the popularity of the cast’s cover of “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. Although Glee demonstrates a not-too-original story about the convergence of different high school cliques in a singing club, the impressive showmanship of a cast hailing from television to Broadway only heightens its audience appeal.

2. So You Think You Can Dance

The reality and dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance surprised audiences at the end of this summer’s season by announcing that the beginning of its seventh season would begin in the fall (meaning that while the judges were appearing on-screen for live shows twice a week, they were also flying around the country to hold auditions). So You Think You Can Dance has awarded many opportunities for dancers to shine in the national spotlight, including Emmy awards for four of the show’s choreographers.

3. House, M.D. 

    House entered its sixth season in September. Despite the main character being a misanthropic but ingenious diagnostician, House reigns as a critically acclaimed medical drama. In the opening for this season, House has made a transition from the doctor to the patient when he admits himself into a mental hospital.

4. Gossip Girl

    Gossip Girl is based on the book series about an anonymous blogger’s observations of a circle of students at an elite private academy in New York City’s Upper East Side. The scandalous entries of “Gossip Girl” and the focus on a drama-riddled teenage social circle prove to be an addictive concern for viewers who tune into it over and over.

5. Fringe

   Although seemingly reminiscent of The X-Files, Fringe encounters the sci-fi genre in a new way through characters that daily immerse themselves in fringe science, or teleportation, flesh-dissolving toxins, parallel universes, and other fantastical exploits. The cause of most of their grief is bioterrorist organization ZFT, who use Earth to experiment with fringe science. Even if Fringe is only into its second season, the new and engaging storylines for each of the episodes in the first resulted in promising ratings.

One Response to “Top TV for Teens this Fall”

  1. Jennifer/Connect with your Teens
    November 7, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    The Vampire Diaries definitely needs to be added to this list.

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