Teen Shows Worth Watching
Most of the teen dramas might not be relatable for most of us but they still keep us engage. Teen shows touch at least one aspect of adulthood. Shows like Freaks and Geeks, My So-Called Life, Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls, Friday Night Lights and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Wonder Years will remain among the best teen shows of all time. We’ve previously talked about shows including Stranger Things, Sex Education, Atypical, Big Mouth, The End of the F***ing World and Dark, some of the best shows to watch now. Here are the 10 Teen Shows that are also Worth Watching as they will not only keep teens but also adults engage.
HBO’s very first teen drama is an adaptation of the Israeli show of the same name, “Euphoria”. The show follows the lives of a bunch of teenagers dealing with their own issues. The leading actor is Zendaya playing 17-year-old Rue who is a drug addict, Jules her friend is a young transgender girl, Nate is a jock with a lot of insecurities, and Kat is conscious about her body. The show is quite dramatic but a lot of it is can be relatable for most people. The storytelling, great cinematography and an effective soundtrack make Euphoria worth watching.
2. American Vandal:
Two friends investigating the cases to find out exactly who is responsible for the stupid crimes might sound silly, but American Vandal is amazing. from media bullying to classism to lemonade tainted with industry grade laxatives, American Vandal leaves viewers wondering who the real perpetrator is until the very end. The two students, Peter and Sam played by Tyler Alvarez and Griffin Gluck respectively shows us the pitfalls of being a teenager.
Following the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, England, Skins touches on controversial subjects on substance abuse, sexuality, teenage pregnancy, bullying, personality and eating disorders, and mental illness. With an amateur cast, Skin replaced the actors when they leave school, every two seasons. The show caused a lot of controversies when it first came out in England. Skins is one of those shows that leaves an impact even after a long time ago.
Talking about memorable shows, Skam is Norwegian drama that took the world by storm. Produced by NRK P3, Skam has four seasons, each season was seen by a different character’s point of view. There is something special about Skam that makes you feel like you’re in the show with the characters. It could be the way it was released. Each video would be released on the same day at the same time, the events in the shows were taking place. There were no warnings when the next episode will air. And the main characters also had social media accounts. From the actors to their problems, Skam was relatable, most of the time. The show also touched some sensitive topics like sexual abuse to social bullying to coming out to eating disorders. There are also many versions of Skam has been made including a US version.
Elite is like a show where the storyline of Gossip Girl gets mixed up with American Crime Story. The show follows the life of a group of teenagers in Spain in a wealthy private school. The teens cheat, lie and murder well just one murder. The dramatic series following the murder mystery will keep you hooked. But Elite also touch several sensitive topics including inequality, xenophobia, and the stigma of HIV. Elite is not the most relatable show but it is a great show to that worth watching.
6. On My Block:
Awkward was one of the best shows and the makers have brought us another great show, On My Block. The coming-of-age story follows several teens growing up in Los Angeles. Growing up in an underprivileged neighbourhood, these kids deal with many problems that will make you laugh and also feel for them. On My Block is among those diverse series that you should watch even if you are not a tee.
7. A Series of Unfortunate Events:
Not a typical teen show but A Series of Unfortunate Events is one of the best shows to watch on Netflix. The funny series follows a series of ironic, lachrymose, self-parodying children’s stories. The adapts the perfect amount of material from its source making it even more delightful. The semi-Gothic show is well-styled and well-acted and it definitely worth watching.
8. Degrassi: Next Class:
Following the lives of a new generation of students at Degrassi Community School the most recent instalment of the long-running Degrassi franchise documents the crazy lives of the students encountering issues like racism, drug use, homophobia, mental illness, cyberbullying, sexuality, religion, and more. The Canadian series is one of the most relatable teen shows. Another great teen show which could have been on the list is, The Get Down. Sadly Netflix discontinued it after only the first season.
9. Everything Sucks!:
Set in the ’90s, Everything Sucks! is one of the best shows you will find on Netflix. The series follows the members of the Oregon high school’s A/V and drama club. The pop culture references and slangs will make you nostalgic. The coming-of-age show follows angsty, multifaceted teenagers trying to fit in, stand out, and accepting their sexuality.
10. The Umbrella Academy:
One of the most fun teens shows to watch is The Umbrella Academy. Random women inexplicably giving birth to infants without having any signs of pregnancy at all might sound nonsense but the show is pretty great. Seven of those children gets adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who creates the Umbrella Academy. These kids have superpowers but the and upon their father’s death, they reunite and work together to solve a mystery while global apocalypse is becoming a serious threat.