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21st Mar '16 4:29:26 PM nombretomado
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* Mostly averted on ''FreaksAndGeeks'', barring some occasional DawsonCasting and slightly less swearing than normal.

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* Mostly averted on ''FreaksAndGeeks'', ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'', barring some occasional DawsonCasting and slightly less swearing than normal.



* While ''BoyMeetsWorld'' followed about half of the rules of the family-friendly model of a TVTeen, it came up with a few creative ways to {{Lampshade}} and justify them in-universe. Most of the plots revolving around teens' emotional impulsiveness/stupid decisions went to the character of Shawn, who was noted in the show to have delinquent tendencies and an impressively terrible home life with tangible effects, and the other characters were mostly exempt from these issues. Also, while Cory and Topanga didn't have sex until they got married, their relationship was also remarked upon by the characters themselves as being ''highly'' atypical (they first started crushing on each other around the age of six, and dated steadily since age 13).

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* While ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' followed about half of the rules of the family-friendly model of a TVTeen, it came up with a few creative ways to {{Lampshade}} and justify them in-universe. Most of the plots revolving around teens' emotional impulsiveness/stupid decisions went to the character of Shawn, who was noted in the show to have delinquent tendencies and an impressively terrible home life with tangible effects, and the other characters were mostly exempt from these issues. Also, while Cory and Topanga didn't have sex until they got married, their relationship was also remarked upon by the characters themselves as being ''highly'' atypical (they first started crushing on each other around the age of six, and dated steadily since age 13).
18th Mar '16 8:52:23 PM Hossmeister
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4th Jan '16 9:34:18 AM atmostheaddict
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* [[WebVideo/TheAsylum The Asylum]] is an inverted version of this, with them, nevertheless being dark and brooding, being sophisticated, yet spout foul language and dark comedy.

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* [[WebVideo/TheAsylum [[WebVideo/TheAsylumPictures The Asylum]] is an inverted version of this, with them, nevertheless being dark and brooding, being sophisticated, yet spout foul language and dark comedy.
4th Jan '16 9:33:07 AM atmostheaddict
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* [[WebVideo/TheAsylum The Asylum]] is an inverted version of this, with them, nevertheless being dark and brooding, being sophisticated, yet spout foul language and dark comedy.
3rd Oct '15 1:02:12 AM WillBGood
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* [[TotallyRadical Rebellious, with black ripped T-shirts (with skulls on them) and jeans with holes in the knees, dyed hair, braces, and a love for]] [[ThePowerOfRock rock music]].

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* Rebellious, with [[TotallyRadical Rebellious, with black ripped T-shirts (with skulls on them) them)]] and jeans with holes in the knees, dyed hair, braces, and a love for]] for [[ThePowerOfRock rock music]].
26th Jul '15 6:42:11 PM nombretomado
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* The British TV show ''{{Skins}}'' is a conscious decision to avert most of these (except the skin tone one). The characters do swear, have sex, do drugs, etc.
* 2009 Series ''{{Misfits}}'' follows in the footsteps of ''{{Skins}}'', and despite being a sci-fi drama concerning young offenders with superpowers, ''somehow'' manages to portray aspects of teen life even more realistically than its predecessor. The characters indulge in all the usual crimes of hedonistic youth, and suffer all the non-glamorous consequences. Also, amazingly, they ''don't'' all look like models!

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* The British TV show ''{{Skins}}'' ''Series/{{Skins}}'' is a conscious decision to avert most of these (except the skin tone one). The characters do swear, have sex, do drugs, etc.
* 2009 Series ''{{Misfits}}'' ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' follows in the footsteps of ''{{Skins}}'', ''Series/{{Skins}}'', and despite being a sci-fi drama concerning young offenders with superpowers, ''somehow'' manages to portray aspects of teen life even more realistically than its predecessor. The characters indulge in all the usual crimes of hedonistic youth, and suffer all the non-glamorous consequences. Also, amazingly, they ''don't'' all look like models!
4th Jun '15 9:41:21 PM FordPrefect
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* A similar ''[[TotallyRadical inability to talk like actual teenagers, at least ones from this decade]].''

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* A similar ''[[TotallyRadical inability to talk like actual teenagers, teenagers]], [[TwoDecadesBehind at least ones from this decade]].''
4th Jun '15 9:39:42 PM FordPrefect
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** In movies at least, this tends to be taken to the other extreme. For example, in ''Superbad'', just about every other word Jonah Hill's character says is [[ClusterFBomb fuck]]. While real teenagers do swear, few do it to even a fifth of that extent.

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** In movies at least, this tends to be taken to the other extreme. For example, in ''Superbad'', just about every other word Jonah Hill's character says is [[ClusterFBomb fuck]]."fuck"]]. While real teenagers do swear, few do it to even a fifth of that extent.
26th May '15 7:34:28 AM erforce
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* Lightly averted by ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. Biff gets drunk and tries to molest Lorraine, but he's the JerkJock. On the other hand, Lorraine is a sympathetic character who both drinks and smokes as a teen, shocking Marty, who naturally thought his mother would be as straitlaced as she was as an adult. And no one shies away from swearing. Of course, the actors were still all in their twenties, which starts to become quite obvious by the third movie.

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* Lightly averted by ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. Biff gets drunk and tries to molest Lorraine, but he's the JerkJock. On the other hand, Lorraine is a sympathetic character who both drinks and smokes as a teen, shocking Marty, who naturally thought his mother would be as straitlaced as she was as an adult. And no one shies away from swearing. Of course, the actors were still all in their twenties, which starts to become quite obvious by the [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third movie.
movie]].
25th May '15 9:46:12 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' partially follows this. In the latter books, the teen characters go through lots of romantic drama and "snog" (i.e. passionately kiss or, in American slang, "make out") a number of times, but it's simply never mentioned whether any of them go all the way. Cue fan debates over whether or not Harry lost his virginity to Ginny [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "off-screen"]] ("off-page?") during ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''. They do swear, but the worst words are taken out with the NarrativeProfanityFilter unless they happen to be FantasticSlurs. The actors in [[Film/HarryPotter the movies]] are pretty close to the right age, but they all have good skin. And according to IMDb trivia, the actors' skin was actually digitally cleaned up on the fourth film.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' partially follows this. In the latter books, the teen characters go through lots of romantic drama and "snog" (i.e. passionately kiss or, in American slang, "make out") a number of times, but it's simply never mentioned whether any of them go all the way. Cue fan debates over whether or not Harry lost his virginity to Ginny [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "off-screen"]] ("off-page?") during ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''. They do swear, but the worst words are taken out with the NarrativeProfanityFilter unless they happen to be FantasticSlurs. The actors in [[Film/HarryPotter the movies]] are pretty close to the right age, but they all have good skin. And according to IMDb Website/IMDb trivia, the actors' skin was actually digitally cleaned up on the fourth film.
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