I do love drama, but I hate being involved in the drama. I would describe myself as someone who loves avoiding my own drama, but when it really comes down to it, if there is any drama on the internet or even IRL, I am, as the cool kids would say, grabbing the popcorn and enjoying the show. But sometimes, my life isn’t as dramatic as I would want it to be. That’s okay, but I need to get my drama fix somehow, TBH. So, what do I do when there isn’t enough going on in my life? The answer is simple: TV shows.
There are so many types of TV shows out there, but drama has to be the best genre, right? Like, completely over-the-top drama that doesn’t exist IRL but is totally fine when it’s on your screen between beautiful actors and actresses. It’s so fun to watch because we don’t have to get involved! We just sit back, relax and watch our favorite TV characters be petty to one another. Honestly, it’s what I live for. If you’re looking for more drama in your life, check out some of the must-watch shows you need to see if you’re dramatic AF (like me!). Enjoy!
UnREALIf the drama of "reality TV" shows aren't enough for you, check out unREAL, a fictional show about what it's really like behind the scenes of a dating show. It shows just how staged dating shows like The Bachelor really are, and just how dramatic it can be behind the scenes of a reality show. You can watch episodes of unREAL on mylifetime.com.
DegrassiAny possible dramatic situation you can think of has been covered on Degrassi: cheating, teen pregnancy, even a murder or two, and it all takes place at the famous Degrassi High. The best part about the show is that there are 13 intense seasons that will definitely fill your need for drama. You can watch the new seasons of Degrassi on Netflix.
GuidanceIn the digital age, it's pretty easy to get involved in drama that you're not even a part of. Guidance follows the life of a teen whose naked photos get leaked to the entire school, and the online harassment she gets following the incident. It also explores her relationship with her guidance counselor who is just trying to get to the bottom of the incident. Honestly, it's addicting. You can binge the entire season on G090.com.
The OCThe OC is about as dramatic as it gets: you've got 24-year-old actors playing 15-year-old high school students who constantly get themselves caught up in the drama of southern California. It is over the top, but in the best way. You've got Ryan, the troubled teen who loves to punch people, Seth, the lovable geek, Marissa, the ~pretty and popular~ girl, and Summer, her best friend. As if the teens weren't enough, their parents' lives are equally as dramatic. You can watch the show on Hulu.
One Tree HillI have to admit, this show went on a little bit longer than it should have, but the first few seasons are literally the most dramatic episodes of any show ever. One Tree Hill focuses on Lucas and Nathan, star basketball players who share a problematic dad. The feud between Nathan and Lucas gets even worse when Nathan begins dating Lucas' best friend Haley. There are crazy love triangles, cheating parents, and the obvious drama that comes with being a high school student. If you like sports drama AND relationship drama, this is the show you need to binge ASAP. You can watch all of the seasons on Netflix.
Gossip GirlI have to mention the ultra-dramatic NYC teens of Gossip Girl, right? The prep-schooler's lives are closely monitored by the anonymous Gossip Girl who reports on all of their personal life details and posts them on the internet.This show was so dramatic, it caused me to start my own Gossip Girl twitter account in high school. Tip: don't do that. Watch this show instead. You can check it out on Netflix.
Grey's AnatomyWhat do you get when you mix cheating couples, medical miracles, and forbidden love? Grey's Anatomy has all of that and more. The content can get a little ~adult~ (AKA there is a lot of sex but also a lot of blood) but it follows a group of doctors who love causing drama almost as much as they love performing surgeries. Plus, if you watch this show, you'll learn enough about medicine to actually be a doctor. Kidding, of course. Being a doctor is a lot harder than that. You can stream all seasons on Netflix.
Friday Night LightsNever in my life have I been so invested in the drama of a football team, but let me tell you guys: this is a show you need to watch. Don't let the football aspect of the show turn you off: this show tackles issues like racism, sexism and, of course, some crazy teen romances. You can stream all seasons on Netflix.
Black MirrorThis show isn't for the faint of heart since there is definitely a super creepy aspect to it. Each episode follows a new story with new characters, but they all follow a creepy theme. Each episode is filled with so much tension, you won't have the need for any more drama in your entire life, plus they really make you think, as corny as that sounds. You can stream it on Netflix.
LostThis show is both mysterious and confusing AF, but it's still super entertaining. Sure, it has scarred me from ever going on a plane, but the Lord Of The Flies aspect of it makes for a great drama. Throw any group of people on an island and you're sure to encounter some intense dramatic situations. You can stream this show on Netflix.
Which show are you going to watch if you totally love drama as much as I do? Tell us in the comments!