21 Teen Soaps To Stream This Summer

Now that many of television’s favorite teen shows are streaming online, it’s time to start planning your summer TV marathon. BuzzFeed put together a viewing guide of programs no longer airing on primetime. Just don’t blame us for your lack of tan come September. posted on

Estimated viewing times are based on an average of 42 minutes per episode (22 minutes for half-hour programs) without commercials breaks.

Recommended viewing sessions: 2 episodes per weeknight (M-F) or 8 episodes per weekend.

FYI: All shows add up to about 1,015 hrs (just over 42 straight days). Summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) is only 99 days with 14 weeks and 15 weekends.

Also: Only shows streaming at least one full season as of May 23, 2012 were included.

1. Angel

Seasons: 1-5
Episodes: 110
Total viewing time: 77 hrs
Weekdays only: 55 days (11 weeks)
Weekends only: 14
Streaming on: Netflix, Hulu+

Mad Men’s Pete Campbell joins the cast in season 3.

2. Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Seasons: 1-7
Episodes: 144
Total viewing time: 100.8 hrs
Weekdays only: 72 days (14 1/2 weeks)
Weekends only: 18
Streaming on: Netflix, Hulu+

Seth Green (not pictured) is also on this show.

3. The City

Seasons: 1-2
Episodes: 35
Total viewing time: 12.83 hrs
Weekdays only: 18 days (3 1/2 weeks)*
Weekends only: 2 1/2*
Streaming on: Netflix, Hulu+ (Seasons 1-2)

The Hills 2.0 show also features PR mogul Kelly Cutrone.

*Four episodes per weeknight or 16 per weekend.

4. Dawson’s Creek

Seasons: 1-6
Episodes: 128
Total viewing time: 89.6 hrs
Weekdays only: 64 days (13 weeks)
Weekends only: 16
Streaming on: Netflix

5. Felicity

Seasons: 1-4
Episodes: 84
Total viewing time: 58.8 hrs
Weekdays only: 42 days (8 1/2 weeks)
Weekends only: 10 1/2
Streaming on: Netflix

Pro-tip: If you are famous for your hair then don’t cut it all off. When it goes, the show goes.

6. Friday Night Lights

Seasons: 1-5
Episodes: 76
Total viewing time: 53.2 hrs
Weekdays only: 38 days (7 1/2 weeks)
Weekends only: 9 1/2
Streaming on: Netflix, Hulu+ (Seasons 4-5)

7. Greek

Seasons: 1-6
Episodes: 74
Total viewing time: 51.8 hrs
Weekdays only: 37 days (7 1/2 weeks)
Weekends only: 9 1/2
Streaming on: Netflix

Lead actress, Spencer Grammer, is Kelsey Grammer’s daughter.

8. The Hills

Seasons: 1-6
Episodes: 102
Total viewing time: 37.4 hrs
Weekdays only: 26 days (5 1/2 weeks)*
Weekends only: 6 1/2*
Streaming on: Netflix, Hulu+ (Seasons 1-3)

Famous for introducing the world to Speidi.

*Four episodes per weeknight or 16 per weekend.

9. Jack & Bobby

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 20
Total viewing time: 14 hrs
Weekdays only: 10 days (2 weeks)
Weekends only: 2 1/2
Streaming on: TheWB.com

Oh look, there is Roger Sterling and Megan Draper before they were Mad Men-famous.

10. Laguna Beach

Seasons: 1-3
Episodes: 45
Total viewing time: 16.5 hrs
Weekdays only: 12 days (2 1/2 weeks)*
Weekends only: 3*
Streaming on: Netflix (Season 1), Hulu+

The story of The Hill’s LC before she moved to the big city.

*Four episodes per weeknight or 16 per weekend.

11. Melrose Place (Original Series)

Seasons: 1-7
Episodes: 226
Total viewing time: 158.2 hrs
Weekdays only: 113 days (22 1/2 weeks)
Weekends only: 29
Streaming on: Netflix

A role on Melrose Place was a prerequisite to starring on Desperate Housewives.

12. Melrose Place 2.0

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 18
Total viewing time: 12.6
Weekdays only: 9 days (2 weeks)
Weekends only: 2 1/2
Streaming on: Netflix

The show stars Ashlee Simpson when she was still known as Ashlee Simpson-Wentz.

13. My So-Called Life

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 19
Total viewing time: 13.3 hrs
Weekdays only: 10 days (2 weeks)
Weekends only: 2 1/2
Streaming on: Netflix, Hulu

Claire Danes is also famous for her Latisse commercials.

14. The O.C.

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 27
Total viewing time: 18 hrs
Weekdays only: 14 days (3 weeks)
Weekends only: 3 1/2
Streaming on: TheWB.com

15. One Tree Hill

Seasons: 1-8
Episodes: 174
Total viewing time: 121.8 hrs
Weekdays only: 87 days (17 1/2 weeks)
Weekends only: 22
Streaming on: Netflix

Hilarie Burton was also a host of MTV’s Total Request Live.

16. Roswell

Seasons: 1-3
Episodes: 61
Total viewing time: 42.7 hrs
Weekdays only: 31 days (6 1/2 weeks)
Weekends only: 8
Streaming on: Netflix

Everyone got their start on Roswell, including Emilie de Ravin (Lost), Colin Hanks and Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy).

17. Skins (UK version)

Seasons: 1-6
Episodes: 55
Total viewing time: 38.5 hrs
Weekdays only: 28 days (5 1/2 weeks)
Weekends only: 7
Streaming on: Netflix (Seasons 1-5), Hulu (Seasons 1-6)

The original (and best) series that MTV tried to ruin.

18. Sweet Valley High

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 22
Total viewing time: 15.4 hrs
Weekdays only: 11 days (2 1/2 weeks)
Weekends only: 2 1/2
Streaming on: Netflix

19. Undressed

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 30
Total viewing time: 11 hrs
Weekdays only: 8 days (1 1/2 weeks)*
Weekends only: 2*
Streaming on: Undressedtv.com

Notable cast members include Christina Hendricks, Adam Brody and Sam Page (Greek, Mad Men).

*Four episodes per weeknight or 16 per weekend.

20. Veronica Mars

Seasons: 2-3
Episodes: 42
Total viewing time: 29.4 hrs
Weekdays only: 21 days (4 1/2 weeks)
Weekends only: 5 1/2
Streaming on: TheWB.com

Ryan Hansen would later star in the Starz cult hit, Party Down.

21. The Wonder Years

Seasons: 1-6
Episodes: 115
Total viewing time: 42.2 hrs
Weekdays only: 29 days (6 weeks)*
Weekends only: 7 1/2*
Streaming on: Netflix

*Four episodes per weeknight or 16 per weekend.

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