When this show came out, I was well beyond my teens, but I always thought it was one of the more realistic shows for teens.
Also, I love Claire Danes. I will probably suggest it for my daughter when she is older (she is 12 now.)
A show from the 90's. I was only little then and none of this concerned me. However, when I watch it now, I'd say that it's very real. Reality is lacking from television these days, so this is a good show.