Someone’s gotta tell Lucas Scott he’s not THAT great of a writer.
One of the best parts about teen drama shows is, well, the DRAMA. Where would we be without teen angst, kisses in the rain, and fights in the school hallway?
But every once in a while, there’s a scene that’s SO incredibly dramatic, it’s borderline ridiculous. Maybe it’s a cheesy monologue, a huge overreaction, or just something you cannot picture an actual human teenager saying.
Here are 23 of the most over-the-top dramatic moments on teen dramas:
First, when Veronica told Archie they couldn’t break up because they were “endgame” on Riverdale.
When Clare confronted Eli in front of everyone after he seemed to be over their breakup on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
When Lucas wrote his super melodramatic college application essays and gave us all extremely unrealistic expectations about our teenage years on One Tree Hill.
When Julie asked Marissa what was on her mind and she just started screaming on The O.C.
When Jesse cracked a raw egg on Rachel’s head on Glee.
When Archie and his fellow inmate got into a very heated discussion about high school football on Riverdale.
When Logan gave his famous “I thought our story was epic” speech to Veronica on Veronica Mars.
When Aria needed help moving a dead body out of the trunk of her car and Ezra was REALLY confident he could help on Pretty Little Liars.
When Amy revealed her pregnancy to Ben and they shared this, um, heartfelt exchange on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
When Blair just REALLY wanted to hear Chuck admit that he loved her on Gossip Girl.
When Valerio explained how he realized he didn’t love Lu after all on Elite.
When Dawson was just *soooo* passionate about his love of movies on Dawson’s Creek.
When Hope returned after being nearly erased from Landon’s memory forever, and they had this super awkward reunion on Legacies.
When Jughead gave his infamous “I’m a weirdo” speech on Riverdale.
When Lucas told Peyton he wanted to be with her and she stormed out in the middle of making out on One Tree Hill.
When Ryan and Marissa first met at the Cohens’ driveway on The O.C..
When Miles showed his whole class graphic footage of his boyfriend getting surgery following the bus crash in Degrassi: Next Class.
When Finn told Quinn’s parents she was pregnant by singing “(You’re) Having My Baby” at their family dinner on Glee.
When Lucas told Brooke he wasn’t going to fight for her anymore on One Tree Hill.
When Archie had this striking comeback for his dad on Riverdale.
When Jess stole Rory’s book to put notes in the margins and they had this cheesy exchange on Gilmore Girls.
When Eli still thought Clare’s baby was Drew’s and not his, so he had some choice words for her on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
And finally, when Blair effectively banished Jenny from all of New York City and literally nobody questioned it on Gossip Girl.
Got any other favorite over-the-top teen drama moments that didn’t make this list? Tell us about them in the comments!
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