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20 Influential TV Shows That Paved The Way For Riverdale

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My So-Called Life

My So-Called Life

ABC

If we’re being honest, most TV shows owe at least something to My So-Called Life, especially ones about teenagers. Although it only lasted a single season, the show broke ground on the kinds of stories that you could tell about teenagers on TV. It was darker and weirder than every teen show before it, and a little more realistic.

That dark, honest tone is something that Riverdale emulates. Riverdale may be a little more concerned with its ongoing mysteries than My So-Called Life, but both shows try to be honest about what it feels like to be a teenager in America.

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