My Super Sweet Sixteen on MTV provides for riveting viewing.
It is almost gut-wrenching watching the human drama unfold as young teens and their parents wage war against societal norms while trying to foster in a new age of adulthood. The kids are usually hard-working, grateful sorts, who just want to have a little party in celebration of their big day. The parents are all well-grounded, and exceptional role models for their children and for parents everywhere.
The parties themselves aren't the REAL story- most of the parties are fairly subdued and conservative. What matters is the interpersonal relationships. It's moving television.