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Celebrate season finale season by binge-watching these classic teen series

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It’s season finale, er, season, which means it’s also time for season finale anniversaries. We’re a few months behind on the 20th anniversary of the My So-Called Life finale (which aired its series finale back on Jan. 26, 1995), but close to the series finales of Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars, both of which aired in May 2007. In July, it’s the 15th anniversary of the series finale of Freaks and Geeks (original air date: July 8, 2000). So: lots of finales! To celebrate, we’ve culled together a list of bingeable coming-of-age shows. For more on binging these shows and dozens of others, pick up Entertainment Weekly’s Binge Guide: 32 Perfect Shows for Every Occasion, available on newsstands now for $13.99.

My So-Called Life

Revisit Claire Danes’ fresh-faced Angela Chase, her tumultuous friendship with Rayanne Graff (A.J. Langer), her dismissive attitude toward poor Brian Krakow (Devon Gummersall), and — of course — her moody pining for Jared Leto’s locker-leaning expert Jordan Catalano, in this one-season wonder. (19 episodes.)

Watch it on: Hulu

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Freaks and Geeks

Another one-season series with a passionate following, Freaks and Geeks taught viewers high school was about the groups that formed within it. The two cliques the Weir (and weird) siblings belong to not only grapple with similarly heartbreaking and humiliating story lines, but the performances — from a cast that includes Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, James Franco, and Seth Rogen—also can’t be missed. (18 episodes.)

Watch it on: Netflix

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Gilmore Girls

Head back to Stars Hollow with Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) as they practically inhale pancakes at Luke’s, endure Friday nights at the the elder Gilmores’ house and navigate tricky relationships and small-town shenanigans. With seven seasons available for binging, make sure to get cozy first — preferably by ordering in tons and tons of comfort food, just the way the Gilmores like it. (153 episodes.)

Watch it on: Netflix

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Veronica Mars

A long time ago… we used to watch these episodes week to week. But even though it’s been eight years since the series finale aired, the show still feels fresh and bingeable. Maybe it’s the eternal watchability of Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars or the fact that the film adaptation premiered last year. Whatever the case, it’s time for another trip to Neptune High and Mars Investigations, marshmallows. (64 episodes.)

Watch it on: Amazon Prime

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