Breakfasts and dinners introduce viewers to the home lives of these characters; lunch, however, is all about their social lives. The cafeteria is the easiest place to establish the pecking order that'll be vital to the series moving forward.

How do we know just how nerdy that hot guy or girl is if they aren't sitting alone? This scene can play out at a favorite local diner (Friday Night Lights) or at a swank bar/club (Gossip Girls), but if you want to be true to the essence of teen drama, you'll have to send those characters through the cafeteria line.