okay i see an argument a lot about teen dramas of “just put them in university, it’s more appropriate and realistic” which i DO agree with, but. i think it’s important to understand that it’s.. still not really a realistic depiction of college students either.
most college students WONT have fancy parties, they’re broke. a lot of them have jobs. yes, a lot of college students have sex and do drugs but it’s still not as excessive as those shows. a little over a third of college students have binge drank, less than that have smoked weed and WAY less than that have used other drugs. there’s nothing wrong with stories centering sex drugs & drama, but the unrealistic expectations of beauty and experience on teens are also placed on young adults.
uni students get acne and have awkward sex and cough from smoking. you can have a show with a compelling narrative while still portraying average people that don’t constantly look like models