So obviously this is the UK so any american show will be at least 2 episodes behind (for the O.C. it has only just started here!).
1. Gossip Girl - I hated most of this season. Ok, that's a bit excessive. But I didn't like it. Not just because Chuck and Blair weren't back together - although that didn't help - but because it just seems to have lost the plot entirely. My favourite seasons are, and will forever be, seasons 1 and 2 because I think those are the most relatable (because all sixteen year olds go out drinking in fancy hotels in New York after school....) but I enjoyed season 3 and parts of season 4 were good, but season 5 seems to have gone insane! It's as if all the characters have been replaced by different ones who look like them and sound like them but actually aren't them at all. Take Blair for instance. Remember Queen B, who used to sit on the Met steps and shout at anyone sitting below her and who was also the meanest girl in school, with the two hot boyfriends fighting over her? Neither do I. At least not this season. Because now she is dating Lonely Boy and doesn't seem to care what Chuck is up to and is just far too laid back about the whole Serena/ Ivy thing.
But all that aside, the last few episodes have picked up (in the UK we have just seen 'Con Heir') and I'm actually starting to get into the drama again (if I close my eyes through the Dair scenes at least). So I'd say that if you've stopped watching (like I almost did), go back to it. It's actually starting to return to the show it used to be.
2. One Tree Hill - ok, so I know this has finished in the US now, but over here it hasn't and I LOVE season 9! I cannot believe it is almost over and I will be devastated when it is because this season has suddenly become epic! Season 7 was good (though the loss of Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton meant it could never match season 6) but I was hugely disappointed with season 8, except for the Chase and Alex plotline. Season 9 though has suddenly turned the show around I just know everything will end just as it should. So watch it!
3. Pretty Little Liars - again, this season has finished in the US but we are almost there and I am dying to find out who 'A' is (ok fine. I already know - I looked it up after the last episode aired over there). But I just think this show gets better and better every episode. I am constantly impressed that the writers can manage so many different strands of plot and I'm so confused that I always forget what was found out like only two weeks ago. But it is an outstanding show and has taken the place of Gossip Girl in my heart so I think everyone should watch this one.
4. 90210 - this is another show that went badly at the start of the season but now seems to have found its footing and is actually working very well - possibly even better than season 3, which I felt lost it by the end of the season. Although it feels that the show has become a lot more 'adult', what with Annie's work at Bree's escort business and her dealing with her inheritance and Dixon's drug issues and Ad's desire to see Maisie again, I think this was necessary to some degree and the darker, more dramatic moments have almost reinvented the show. There is of course still the light hearted side of things, and far more parties now that Naomi's working as an event planner, which is awesome.
5. Vampire Diaries - what can I say? Between Damen and Elena and Stefan and Elena, I'm amazed there's still the time for all the Original drama that makes up the show. Honestly, the show would be brilliant if it was just the love triangle the entire time but add in all the terrifying suspense of the supernatural element of the show and this show becomes absolutely incredible. To describe it concisely would be impossible, and I'm not going to try, but needless to say, if you are not already watching it, start right now! And I mean it.