When I was a teenager back in the '90s, the biggest teen dramas were shows like Beverly Hills 90210, Dawson's Creek or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

With Donna Martin turning up drunk to prom, Dawson Leery crying as the girl of his dreams literally sailed off into the sunset with his best friend, and Buffy Summers battling supernatural creatures in cemeteries, it truly was a quaint time for teenage escapades on our TV sets.

Of course, that's all a distant memory now and even more so this week as HBO dives into the teen drama genre with its new series,

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