Martini Shot
Published in

Martini Shot

Why Are Teen Shows Getting Darker?

The reason may be deeper than you think

I wanted to look at the rise of dark teen shows like Riverdale, Winx Saga, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, basically most shows created by the CW Network.

In recent years, we have started to see teen shows take a darker and darker turn, especially on previously light-hearted content. My biggest question is, “Why?”. To…



Our publication dives deeper into film and film theory. This publication is perfect for the movie and TV lover that wants to understand how media affects society.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Natalie Astrid

Theatre and Film creator, Marriage and Family therapy student, and girl just trying her best.