The 2000s were truly a golden age of television. It gave us so many iconic love triangles, friendships, and relationships that we still talk about to this day.
However, these shows also sometimes handled heavy, complicated subjects. And, while some things from that era don't hold up, a lot of these storylines were actually done super well.
Here are 16 times '00s shows did a really good job of handling serious topics:
Note: Some of the following contain mentions of sexual assault, eating disorders, and abuse.