Hold your horses, we are not aiming to waste our lines on the unsuccessful American version. We are referring to the British original that shocked the screens when first aired and showed a different side to teenagers’ lives. The show is based on a short story the creator (Jamie Brittain ) wrote when he was just 15 years old. No wonder the storyline has almost no boundaries. No living adult could have thought of half of the stuff that was going on there.
The plot takes place in Bristol UK although the word Bristol is not mentioned even once. Most of the nightclub scenes were filmed not in a club but in a school. How odd. The storyline covers controversial issues such as dysfunctional families, illegal substances, and teen behavior at its extreme. Unsurprisingly, it earned a bunch of awards being the best TV Drama show from 2007 to 2011.
Euphoria Saved a Man From Homelessness
No background story is needed for this one. We are just going to pour in "Euphoria" facts that even the biggest fans don't know. Before even casting, the role of Rue was written for Zendaya. Her refusing to take the role was not an option. Jacob Elordi who plays Nate Jacobs, the one we love to hate, was in a very different place before joining the cast. A movie he was working on wasn't released and he was practically homeless without a dime to this name. The opportunity with "Euphoria" took his life into a new dimension and changed it for good.
You know the scenes when the room seems to be spinning around and around? Well, these are no screen-only illusions. The executive producer created a special set that included a real spinning room so the actors could connect with the character and be as authentic as the room would allow them to be.
Gossip Girl Had Parents Going Mad
This teen TV show, one of the CW’s best pop soaps, takes place on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The show’s accolades of critical acclaim included reviews like, “Every parent’s nightmare” and “Mind-blowingly inappropriate.” The opinions differ, but the bottom line is "Gossip Girl" was a huge success and had a significant influence (especially fashion-wise) back in 2010.
"Gossip Girl" gave us so many wonderful love stories to choose from, but no couple was beloved as Blair and Chuck. The rich bad boy and queen B didn’t get along from the get-go but every time they met on our screens, sparks flew. The show had something for everyone, and everyone could find something of themselves in the show.
Make It or Break It
Not all shows circled around family and relationships. "Make It or Break It" was the show that brought little Simone Biles wannabees to life and sparked their dream of becoming an Olympic champion. For the intense gymnastic routines, real-life champions were used as stunt doubles, so apparently, there's still work for former athletes after all!
The series convolved beautifully stories about friendship and values of a competitive life which any young teen could relate to and dream of so no wonder it was a great success.
Smallville Was Supposed to Be About Lois
Ten magnificent seasons this show had, and to be honest, we could have done with more. In "Smallville" Clark Kent is a teenager from Kansas during his high school years and only after the fifth season the show focuses on his adulthood and his relationship with Lois Lane.
Initially, the series was supposed to focus on Lois Lane's adventures. As the writing proceeded, they found themselves with a cross between Carrie Bradshaw and Andrea Zuckerman so they dropped the idea and returned to the man of steel.