Popular TV dramas can provide a platform from which to critically explore a range of psychological topics. The issues raised by these shows can be introduced as part of a formal teaching session or they may simply arise spontaneously as part of a class discussion.
13 Reasons Why
I suspect that this emotionally charged Netflix series is one that many psychology instructors, if they haven't already, will at some point in the future, discuss with their students.
It's a series that has promoted a great deal of debate:
Around the time I was teaching forensic psychology, the TV series Criminal Minds hit the small screen. As a result, I had to include an additional topic within the course i.e., why becoming a criminal profiler was not a realistic career choice!
Which TV shows have you drawn upon or discussed as part of your teaching?