The trendy, long-running drama about pretty kids with ugly problems followed a pack of Gen-Xers from high school to post-collegiate life, while turning the cast into teen idols and helping Fox buff its youth-oriented image. Soapy and addictive, it tackled serious issues aplenty, including date rape, gun control, bulimia, steroids and substance abuse of every sort. It spun off the similarly popular 'Melrose Place' and offered early gigs to Hilary Swank, Peter Krause, Dean Cain and Vivica A. Fox.
high-school, coming-of-age, friendship, teenagers