How come the people on TV are so much cooler than me? When I was in high school I never felt as old or as cool as the people who were playing the high school roles on TV shows and movies. Now that I’m a senior in college I still don’t feel as old or as cool as the people playing those same high school roles. I never had that much style, I never had that much attitude, I never had that much facial hair. And frankly, no one else at my high school did either.