00s | 90s

10 Shows We All Watched As Teens That Prove We Lived In The Golden Age Of Television

- Page 1

Let's face it, with a few exceptions, television as it stands now, sucks. "Reality" TV has taken over the air waves and it is systematically making us stupider for watching it. What ever happened to the golden age of TV? Throughout the 00s we were privy to some amazing characters and story lines; that was real entertainment.

And if you happened to grow up during that period you were witness to some truly iconic television shows. The current generation will never know the joy of watching these 10 shows on a weekly basis, living through them like you were part of the story.

Here are the 10 best teen shows from the late 90s and early 00s.

1. Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)

This show had a great seven year run. Most fans of Gilmore Girls suddenly found themselves with aspirations of living in a small town for that small town way of life. It was such an iconic show that that Netflix decided to bring it back.

Teen Vogue

2. Dawson's Creek (1998-2003)

Sure the series started in the late 90s, but realistically it really didn't start getting amazing until we got past Y2K. Usually the lead character gets the girl, but not this time. Joshua Jackson, James Ven der Beek, Katie Holmes, and Michelle Williams had teens everywhere dancing to the beat of the nostalgia-laced drama.

Movie Time Guru

3. 8 Simple Rules (2002-2005)

If the legendary John Ritter hadn't suddenly passed away while the show was in production, this comedy sitcom would have gone down as one of the greatest shows to ever grace the air waves. It showed us that there was no one "right" way to be a teenage girl.


4. Gossip Girl (2007-2012)

Even though the show was filled with serious plot holes (Dan eventually being revealed as Gossip Girl), it was good television. Seriously, who didn't want to watch extremely rich and privileged go through drama that none of us could actually relate to. But isn't that what television should be, escaping your own reality for a time?


5. Everwood (2002-2006)

Chris Pratt starred in this show long before he became the Hollywood heart-throb that he is today. Who would have thought that a show surrounding a teenage piano prodigy would have spoken to a generation of teens during the beginning of technological revolution.


These next five shows will have you logging into your video streaming service for a little marathon.

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks


The 'Dawson's Creek' Cast Reunited And It'll Make You Wish You Could Go Back To Capeside

Dawson's Creek was one of the most iconic shows on television in the 90s. It was basically all of our first glimpses of what teen drama looked like, and even though our lives were nothing like those of Capeside, we sure felt like we were a part of it. Personally, I was always a fan of Joey Potter. She had such an interesting backstory and I felt really bad that she lost her mother. I was always on Team Pacey too, so the fact that they ended up together was everything we wanted. Dawson's career obviously turned out okay and


Founder Of Toys 'R' Us, Charles Lazarus, Has Passed Away At 94

Going to Toys 'R' Us was literally the highlight of our childhood. Each and everyone of us would run through those sliding doors and would immediately turn into little Tasmanian devils and tear through the store as though we had no knowledge of manners. The reason that we got to enjoy this epic experience was because of Charles Lazarus. Lazarus founded his company in 1948 and every since he has watched his company grow. That is, until this week. The first toy store he opened was not called Toys 'R' Us, but instead "Children's Bargain Town." He knew that the


10 Snacks From Your Childhood That You Didn't Realize You Can Still Get Today

Listen, it's fine to reminisce about all the things we used to have, but sometimes it's downright frustrating to remember everything that you want to eat, and then not be able to eat it. Instead, let's take a moment and remember the good and wonderful companies that are still providing us with super good treats and meals that taste like our childhood. Sure, their health value is questionable at best, but who are we to judge! Enjoy yourself, think of this as the shopping list for your retro theme party! This what you can still get:1. Teddy GrahamsWikipediaStill as


It's Been Over 20 Years Since 'Space Jam' Came Out, But What Ever Happened To The Monstars?

Since the Looney Tunes started, they have been able to bring together the entire world with their hilarious cartoons. Whether we were watching Bugs give a haircut, Wile E. Coyote chase the Roadrunner, or Sylvester go after Tweety, there were infinite possibilities and all were entertaining. But one story really beat out the rest as the most memorable, and that was Space Jam. You might not think that a silly 90s movie about basketball could top decades of cartoons, but guess what, it was pretty freakin' awesome if you ask me. Warner BrosSpace Jam came out in 1996 and it