Try out some of these shows (there are scads!), then see if you agree with this statement from the article:
"Indeed, today's teenagers are precociously cynical; raised on Harry Potter and MTV, Cook says, they are more accustomed to dark themes and quick cuts. They prefer TV to talk to them sideways, from odd angles. If her students today saw an After School Special, she says, 'they'd puke. . . . They would find it draggy.'"