Tele-Tuesday: Topnotch Teen TV, the Supernatural

With the upcoming release of my debut YA mystery novel, Football Sweetheart, I thought it would be fun to use this week’s and next week’s Tele-Tuesday posts to showcase a few of my favorite YA and teen television series on TV today.  I may be past my teen years, but these programs have what it takes to keep this thirty-something tuning in week after week.

First up, the supernatural.  While Football Sweetheart doesn’t have any vampires, werewolves, witches, or anything of the sort, I still love the supernatural element. Personally, I don’t think we’ll ever tire of vampires and werewolves and we’ll always have a place for them on the television screen.  But what do these shows have besides the supernatural that keeps us coming back for more?  The pretty people…

Teen Wolf, MTV

Scott, the wolf
Derek, the alpha
Jackson, the jock
Allison, the girlfriend
Lydia, the mean girl

The Vampire Diaries, CW

Damon, the bad brother
Elena, the heroine
Stefan, the good brother
Tyler, the hybrid
Caroline, vampire “barbie”
Matt, the human
Alaric, the hunter
Jeremy, the little brother
Bonnie, the witch

Do you watch Teen Wolf or The Vampire Diaries?  What do you watch on television, if anything, that is geared toward the teen audience?  What keeps you coming back for more?  The story?  The pretty people?  I’d love to hear from you! 

And speaking of the pretty people, who keeps you coming back for more?

Come back next week when we visit two of our favorite YA mysteries on TV today…

14 Replies to “Tele-Tuesday: Topnotch Teen TV, the Supernatural”

  1. Well, I caught up on Buffy. Does that count? I’m also still ticked that Veronica Mars got the boot. Otherwise, I don’t think I’m watching any teen shows, but I’m open to it if a great one catches my eye. Getting excited about your upcoming release!

    1. If you really liked Veronica Mars, maybe check out Pretty Little Liars. I’ve blogged about it a few times and the girls will be in my Tele-Tuesday post next week (much like this one). I’d love to hear what you think if you do indeed give it a watch…

      Thanks for stopping by, Julie!

  2. I voted for Derek thinking you had two separate polls. How could you not have two separate polls?! How can I choose between Derek and Damon? I like them both equally.

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