For example: Kyle XY. It starts off with a strong idea: the longer you are in the womb before being born, the more developed your brain is, and thus the more potential you have.
So some unscrupulous corporation stuck a newborn in an artificial womb chamber for 16 years – he’s set free accidentally, and poof! Super smart and stuff!
It was a fun show until it turned into… a teen drama. There’s a ton of good show ideas ruined by stupid high school drama. Smallville and The Vampire Diaries is another. I’ve heard Roswell is like that too. A show about aliens? Yes please! Roswell teenager alien drama? No thanks.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles skirts it fairly close, but it’s too awesome to be crushed by the teen drama storylines.