Teen Television Dram The Next Generation, By The Bell And Beverly Hills Of 90210

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Every television show falls into one genre or another. Whether its an Action, Comedy, Drama, Adventure show, they all fall into the category of different types of television genres. The concept of a genre can be used in “rhetoric, literary theory, media theory and more recently linguistics, to refer to a distinctive type of ‘text’” (Chandler, 1). Thus, every aspect of television exhibits a reliance on genre in which becomes a principal factor of framing texts which support comprehension. Throughout this essay, I will focus specifically on the genre of Teen TV Drama using the television show Degrassi: The Next Generation, and comparing it to two other programs such as Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills of 90210. Through this notion, we…show more content…
Presently, there are many iconic television shows that draw on the generic identity of teen drama for instance, “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”

Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood’s, Degrassi: The Next Generation. Degrassi is known to be a very popular television show that first started in the 1980’s. It is a franchise of five television shows that focus on the lives of young teenage students. Some of Degrassi franchise includes the kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi junior high, and Degrassi classic. However, in 2001, there was a new addition of Degrassi that was premiered, Degrassi: The next generation. During its eight seasons, the viewers kept up with numerous different regular teenagers who go to school at Degrassi High school and learn to juggle school while being able to maintain a social life and basically just trying to fit in and finding their place in the world.

Looking back to these three popular shows, we are able to discuss the central genre of teen drama. However, when examining the three teen drama television shows, there are many focal points that must be considered. As chandler mentioned before, genre is known to be a distinctive type of “text.” However, there are a number of things that must be considered when analyzing a genre. Not only do we study the text, but also the creators and producers of the text, the effect the text has

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