I am a teenage boy, so I should be able to speak with some authority on this subject. I can tell you, for example, that Skins is probably the least realistic portrayal of teenage life ever–if you didn’t know any better then, watching it, you might believe that teenagers actually lead exciting, or anything other than totally mundane, lives. Not true.
So what TV shows get it right? Allow me to present my Top 5 fictional teenage boys on TV:
5) Josh Ashworth from Hollyoaks
I chose Josh Ashworth over any of the other Hollyoaks characters because he was responsible for my all-time favourite Hollyoaks moment when he hit Mike Barnes over the head with a brick. Sadly no-one put it up on YouTube, so I can’t show you just how amazing it was. Maybe you can close your eyes and imagine it.