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18 Reasons Why "Lizzie McGuire" Was, And Still Is, The Best Show Of All Time

Honestly, your preteen years would not have been the same without it.

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1. The show was filled with real situations and real problems.

No secret lives or magical powers, just the average life of a teenager like any other.
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No secret lives or magical powers, just the average life of a teenager like any other.

2. And it was designed to be relatable to its audience.

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There were broken hearts, family feuds, acne, existential crises, and problems at school, of course.

3. Lizzie wasn't perfect: she was absent-minded, clumsy, and sometimes too naive... but she always learned from her experiences.

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4. And she always managed to find the silver lining.

She even managed to find some good in that unicorn sweater she hated so much.
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She even managed to find some good in that unicorn sweater she hated so much.

5. The series was like a guide for making teenage life easier.

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6. And if you're a woman who grew up with the series, you've never identified with a TV character more than when Lizzie wants to buy a bra and doesn't know how to tell her mom.

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7. Lizzie made us feel like we weren't alone. She was always going through the same things we were.

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8. And she and her friends were concerned with all the things that truly mattered at the time, just like the rest of us teenage girls.

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Actually, this situation is still unpleasant as an adult too.

9. The show also addressed some very real issues, like depression and eating disorders.

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Remember when Miranda decides to stop eating and Lizzie and Gordo have to confront her because they're worried about her health?

10. But for every tense or sad moment, there were plenty of funny moments as well.

It was like a perfect balance.
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It was like a perfect balance.

11. The friendship between Lizzie, Miranda, and Gordo was one of the best on television.

They shared all their problems, and helped one another through everything, and taught all of us that growing up isn't easy for anyone.
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They shared all their problems, and helped one another through everything, and taught all of us that growing up isn't easy for anyone.

12. The McGuires helped us understand our own parents a bit better too.

Just like Lizzie's parents, our own parents wanted to get closer to us, even though we were riddled with hormones and mood swings.
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Just like Lizzie's parents, our own parents wanted to get closer to us, even though we were riddled with hormones and mood swings.

13. The animated version of Lizzie made the series a thousand times better.

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14. It was the perfect way to express everything that was going through Lizzie's mind, especially the stuff she couldn't talk about openly.

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We all should have a cartoon to express how we're feeling.

15. The show taught us not to hide who were are and that it's okay to show off our talents.

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16. The soundtrack of the show was essentially the soundtrack of your life growing up.

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Admit it, you still remember all the songs.

17. And it wasn't just a series you identified with! It also helped shape a lot of your tastes and interests and introduced you to some of your favorite celebrities growing up.

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Who could ever forget the day Lizzie met Aaron Carter?

18. TV in the 2000s, as well as your very upbringing, simply would not have been the same without Lizzie.

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This post was translated from Spanish.

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