Every now and then, here at LOWKEY, we feel a bit nostalgic about some of our favourite TV shows coming to an end. It’s like losing a part of you. Even 10 years after that tragic death on The OC, 5 years after we found out who Gossip Girl was and 13 years after Friends finished, we can’t help but reflect on the TV shows we miss most. We’ve made a list of a few of our favourite TV shows we miss the most that have sadly been laid to rest. But hey, if you’ve never heard of them before maybe this is your chance to catch up on some of the best teen soap operas of the century (well I think so).
Cue the ‘California’ theme song by Phantom Planet and the screechy singing by yours truly. The OC is the oldest show on the list today and is probably still one of the most influential. The OC followed our favourite delinquent Ryan Atwood as he moved to the Orange County – aka The OC – and found himself living with the Cohens, a wealthy and loving family. This show follows the break-ups, hook-ups and scandals in their little town. The show ran for four seasons but we all know it really ended at the end of season 3 when you-know-who bit the dust.
It’s the show about vampires but with a twist. True Blood is essentially Twilight on steroids… a whole lot of steroids. True Blood combines mysterious vampires, a small town, lots of deaths and sex (lots of it) all into an hour-long episode. True Blood revolved around a telepathic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse, at this time synthetic blood allowed vampires to ‘come out of the coffin’ and live along side humans. However, this became a problem when Sookie met a vampire of her own. Like any vampire love story, we watch Sookie and Bill overcome the obstacles of a human and vampire relationship and boy, there are quite few. True Blood ran for 7 seasons and managed to stay a favourite with the fans. Fair warning, this ones not for the faint of heart.
From horny vampires to rich horny teenagers – Gossip Girl, if anything, is probably the most well-known shows to millennials. Gossip Girl is the life we wish we had as the rich, over privileged teens who pretty much do whatever they want. Gossip Girl started off with Serena Van Der Woodsen heading back to the Upper East side in Manhattan after she disappeared. This show delivers nothing less off bitchiness, back-stabbing, break-ups and make-ups. Gossip Girl keeps us up to date with scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite. It lasted for 6 seasons before finishing in a controversial way. We just celebrated the 10th anniversary of the show and many of the actors said they wouldn’t rule out a GG reunion.
One Tree Hill
You could say One Tree Hill is the more bogan version of Gossip Girl. Instead of limousines and balls we have utes and basketball games. One Tree Hill follows the lives of a group of teenagers living in a small town – shock. Lucas Scott who is half brothers with Nathan Scott wants to join the Tree Hill’s basketball team and it doesn’t go down well, to say the least. A main part of the show is basketball, combine that with half-brothers that hate each other, family betrayal and budding romances and you’ve got yourself a hell of a show. One Tree Hill ran for a massive 9 seasons until it sadly came to an end in 2012.
Lets steer away from the high school kids drama for just a second and focus on the high school teachers drama. Breaking Bad is about Walter White, the chemistry teacher turned crystal meth dealer. Walter is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and to secure his family’s financial future before he dies, he decides to produce and sell crystal meth. This show is nothing short of ups and downs and shows us that it isn’t that easy being a crystal meth dealer.
Despite these soap operas’ plot holes, uncalled-for deaths and outrageous, cringe-worthy moments. We can’t help but love them. Let us know what TV show you miss the most in the comments below – maybe we’ll watch them.