10 Best Teen Shows, Ranked by Fans (& Where to Watch Them)

10 Best Teen Shows, Ranked by Fans (& Where to Watch Them)
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The 2000s were quite fruitful for teen shows, but these five are fan favorites!

10. The O.C. (2003–2007)

Whether we like it or not, the family someone’s born into largely defines their personality and future. A troubled teenager is kicked from his house and is lucky enough to move into an elite upper-class neighborhood where he struggles with the realization that some teens don’t have to live in domestic abuse like he did.

You can stream The O.C. on HBO Max, Hulu, Prime Video, and Apple TV.

9. Hannah Montana (2006–2011)

Few shows yell “It’s the 2000s, baby!” in your face as loudly as Hannah Montana, the iconic TV series about a teenage pop star who desperately wants to keep her on-stage alter ego a secret from everyone who’s part of her everyday life, including friends and family. Hannah Montana is the classic sitcom that defined its TV era.

You can stream Hannah Montana on Disney Plus.

8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer ( 1997–2003)

Nowadays, it’s hard to surprise the audience with another show about a teenage hero with supernatural abilities who’s destined to protect humankind from the evil forces that lurk beyond, but when Buffy the Vampire Slayer came out, it was sensational. Here’s to the OG show about the Chosen teenage girl!

You can stream Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Disney Plus, Hulu, Prime Video, and Apple TV.

7. Drake & Josh (2004–2007)

Drake and Josh were not always brothers, but not that their biological parents are married, they’re family. The two boys are very different: Drake is objectively cool and popular, while Josh is more of a socially awkward nerd, but they care deeply for one another and go out of their way to navigate their new coming-of-age life together.

You can stream Drake & Josh on Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video.

6. Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)

Usually, TV shows depict teenagers who hide their secret powers from their ignorant parents, but that’s not the case with Wizards of Waverly Place. In this iconic TV show, the entire Russo family is involved with magic, and it’s the father of the family who teaches his young kids to see which of them will become the next Russo wizard.

You can stream Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney Plus and Prime Video.

5. That '70s Show (1998–2006)

To this day, we’re still entranced with the America of the 1970s, and this was already the case when That '70s Show was released. This popular series revolves around a group of teenage friends who live in Wisconsin in the (you guessed it!) 1970s and the countless mundane and ridiculous situations they get themselves into.

You can stream That '70s Show on Peacock, Prime Video, and Apple TV.

4. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996–2003)

A young girl discovers that she’s gifted with magic, and her two aunts who turn out to be witches make it their mission to teach the teenager everything she needs to learn. Apart from practical witchcraft, they also offer moral guidance and sound advice to the girl and take care of another witch who happens to be turned into a black cat.

You can stream Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Hulu, Prime Video, and Apple TV.

3. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

The trust fund kids enjoy their parents’ money and posh lifestyles, but if there’s one thing they can’t afford, it’s privacy. The privileged youth of Manhattan can’t hide from a ruthless anonymous online blogger who seems to always watch them, turning every mishap and affair into a caustic article on their increasingly popular website.

You can stream Gossip Girl on HBO Max, Netflix, and Apple TV.

2. Gilmore Girls ( 2000–2007)

Family relationships are rarely simple, and Gilmore Girls shows just how difficult they might get. A young woman and her teenage daughter live together and chase their ambitions, but since it’s the previous generation of Gilmores who pays for the teen’s tuition, they are forced to tolerate the obsessive and strict grandmother’s rules.

You can stream Gilmore Girls on Netflix and Prime Video.

1. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)

Two teenage half-brothers, Lucas and Nathan, are rivals in everything. They compete for their father’s attention, for a girl they both fancy, and for the leadership of their basketball team. But familial bonds are stronger than rivalry, and the brothers slowly grow closer to each other, abandoning their past feuds and becoming friends.

You can stream One Tree Hill on HBO Max, Hulu, Prime Video, and Apple TV.

Source: Ranker