Luckily, the dorky nice kid doesn't have to do all the thematic elucidation on his or her own. There will also be a quirky teacher or guidance counselor who forces our young audience to contemplate the show's themes in the most heavy-handed ways possible.

In the episode where someone does a bad thing and gets exiled from the group, they will teach The Scarlet Letter. If ever there's pressure to conform, they will trot out 1984 or Animal Farm. And don't be surprised if they teach Metamorphosis at some point, because, damn it, these characters are going through puberty and it's just too easy.

Sometimes, as seen on Pretty Little Liars and Dawson's Creek, this teacher tries to have sex with a student. It would be cool to see a little less of that.