I've finally caved to the wishes of my friends and watched Glee for a bit. What never fails to get my attention is how different TV high school looks comparing to real life high school. They always chose people that are too good looking for that age-range and most of the time don't act like real high schoolers at all.
For instance, I can't watch Smallville for that long without wanting to gauge my eyes out; the people I've seen act all so moral and good like 'No, Joey, we can't steal the test results because that's wrong.' Blegh, somebody get me a bucket. Or Pacey from Dawson's Creek for that matter, because nobody is that confident in high school. And okay, maybe I'm a little bit biased because that's totally not how people acted in my high school but maybe it's different for American high school's.
My question to you is what do you think of high school's portrayal in television series and which ones are the best at picturing it and which ones are the worst?