When I was in high school, I had a ritual. I would arrive home at 3:30 pm, kick off my Converse, grab a bag of popcorn, and settle in on my family's lumpy green couch. Then, I watched one or two episodes of whatever show was playing on basic cable. The after school slot was a prime hour for TV watching, and no matter what mood I was in, the perfect show was always on. Full House, Boy Meets World, Fresh Prince, That '70s Show — there was no lack of variety. These shows became a mainstay of teen culture, and I suspect most other people had similar afternoon watching habits. Yet while these TV series shared an airtime, each show had its own personality. Sure, all of these lazy afternoon specials were enjoyable, but everyone had their favorite, and no matter which show it was, your fave after school TV series says a lot about you.
Some of these after school classics were sitcoms while some were dramas, and a few had main protagonists, while many others featured ensemble casts. Even so, everyone had their go-to show, the series you watched reruns from over and over again without getting bored. If you have ever wondered why that particular show you loved was so hard to turn off after school, keep on reading.