In school, from kindergarten to beyond, who you hang out with can make your school experience miserable or you could have the time of your life. Often times in these clicks of friends you’ll have the jock, the popular girl, the ditz, the brain, the class clown, the cheerleader, the bully and the list goes on and on. Continuing with ‘B2S Week’ let’s take a look at some of the best groups of friends from grade school to college in some of our favorite television shows and movies.
Clueless “As if” I can talk about high school and not mention the super chic kids from Beverly Hills. Cher Horowitz lead the pack of privileged kids from LA who treated school like a thing to pass time during the day. A lifestyle filled with platform shoes, cell phones, agents and students recovering from plastic surgery; you could learn a lot about these characters before first period even started. The “Clueless” crew gets the fashion award for being too cool for school.
Degrassi: The Next Generation Before all the newer cast mates “Degrassi: The Next Generation” was really good from season 1 to around season 6. No topic of discussion was off the table in this series. The show dealt with everything from getting your period for the first time and having a crush on your teacher to more serious things like date rape and teenage pregnancy. “Degrassi” really took it there and was one of the best shows to help teens navigate through high school and teenage issues.
The Best Years Samantha Best, star of “The Best Years” came to college with no idea how to function in the atmosphere. Best was adopted and struggled to finance college only to end up with a spoiled, bratty roommate from hell. But everything wasn’t all bad, Sam found a hot boyfriend, good friends and ended up finding her birth mother. This show definitely packed on the drama.
Boy Meets World Sometimes all you need is your best friend, your girl and older brother to make it through high school. That was the case for Cory Matthews from “Boy Meets World.” This show was awesome because we were able to see the cast go through the experiences from middle school through college and beyond. This show was good on letting us know how life can be in the real world.
Recess Now let’s take it all the way back to 8th grade and lower. Disney’s “Recess” brought us back to those awkward years of Kindergarten through 8th grade. The best thing about “Recess” is that there were SO many clicks in this show, almost too many to keep up with but then you had many individuals that were so cool they didn’t even need a group to hang with but the show revolved around T.J. Detweiler and his crew. The fact that the show doesn’t come on any more totally “whomps.”
Mean Girls The “so fetch” girls of “Mean Girls” could have coined the term bold and beautiful. Gretchen Wieners, Karen Smith and Regina George were totally like high school royalty. New girl Cady Heron did not stand a chance once the IT girls decided to take her under their wing. The film really reflected how catty girls can be and what many girls deal with in high school. The trick is to ignore it all, be yourself and you’ll find the right friends for you.
Saved By The Bell Classic ’90’s show! “Saved By The Bell” is home to televisions most iconic high school characters. People can name drop Zach Morris, Kelly Kapowski and Screech in any given situation and you would know exactly who they are talking about. When the characters of “Saved By The Bell” ventured off to college the show lost its appeal but while Zach, Kelly, Jessie, Slater, Lisa and Screech were still in high school we got some of the best TV moments ever.
Who are some of your favorite clicks?