7. Gilmore Girls
Network: The WB/CW
Air Dates: October 5, 2000-May 15, 2007
Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel
If the struggles of dealing with the move from public to private school and eventually an Ivy League university, as well that nuisance of affluent parents who try to micromanage your life well into adulthood, is something you relate to, than Gilmore Girls was right up your alley.
Set in Connecticut (obviously), the show's central characters were Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel). Lorelai did pretty well for herself considering that she conquered the whole "teen mom" clichĂ©, and Rory was every bit as intelligent as the other students at Chilton prep. Still, Lorelai had a strained relationship with her estranged parents that she eventually had to mend to help fund Rory's education. Rory was challenged by academic rivals and dealt with the stressful decisions facing most high schoolers, like which guy is the right guy for me.
Despite some acclaim and a successful run on The WB, the show only survived one season after the network transformed into The CW. We enjoyed Graham more as a bizarre woman with a Santa fetish in Bad Santa and Bledel playing a more confused variation of Rory Gilmore in Post Grad, another millennial tale of #whitegirlproblems.