High School is great on the CW


There is a network called CW, which has a trio of shows we have come across. These shows are for teenagers and all carry a TV14 rating. The shows we are focusing on are 90210(2008), Gossip Girl, and Privileged, they are part of my home DVR because my house is filled with young girls. Therefore, these shows were on my television over the weekend. As all of my readers we went to high school, we know the high school on TV is never close to real high school. So first 90210 this show is about rich kids actually all three shows are about rich kids in high school. This week on 90210 there was a boy who gave his sister a condom, he had been holding for what he says was four years. The boy is a sophomore in high school and is 16. He has been holding on to a condom since he was twelve. This is stupid because would any sane person trust a four year old condom? The other two shows Gossip Girl and Privileged are high society kids who spend hours at high-class parties. These shows the kids are drinking all the time. They are drinking from champagne flutes, or martini glasses, there is never the implied drinking where they say lets get appletini’s or a bottle of cristal. We have just come a long way and maybe¬†they went too far. As stated before, television never could match the intensity of high school for a teenager. There is a problem with these shows making it seem that this will be the new status quo of how teenage life should be. We went to high school and knew it all about sex, parties, and getting through it. These shows the kids walk into bars and get served, take over hotels and get served. These things make the storyline flow but we wonder with a 13-16 audience, if it is not doing more harm then good. At what cost is ratings, how a bout a little integrity in the plot.

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