It won’t matter whether you are a teenager or if those days are long behind to watch and get entertained with a great teen TV show. You will feel good to lose yourself in the nostalgic intrigue of a teen drama. Netflix’s library is constantly growing with great teen shows of different genres so that you can find the perfect next binge-watch. With several teen shows being available on the platform, it can be a bit overwhelming when you don’t know what you’re looking for. We have picked 8 best teen shows to watch on Netflix that are absolutely best and most binge-worthy.
Anne With An E
The Canadian series, created by Moira Walley-Beckett, is a worthwhile adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 classic work of children’s literature, “Anne of Green Gables”. The story follows a plucky orphan, whose passions run deep, as she finds an unlikely home with a spinster Marilla Cuthbert and her soft-spoken bachelor brother Matthew. The show brought a surprisingly modern sensibility to Anne’s world with the thoughtful expansion of the original story and is sure to appeal to adults who grew up reading it. The show also has an anti-bullying and female empowerment message fit for children.
The American comedy-drama television series, “Gilmore Girls” is created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. The show follows the relationship between a fiercely independent single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, and her gifted, Ivy League-bound daughter, Rory, who live in Stars Hollow, a fictional town filled with colorful characters. The classic show described as witty, intimate and feel-good is ideal to be watched together by the family for its quirky characters and the strikingly real relationships they make, and the quick-paced stream of jokes. The show follows the three generations of Gilmores, so that family members of various ages can find a storyline to relate.
The End of the F***ing World
The British dark comedy-drama series is based on Charles Forsman’s graphic novel of the same name. The story follows a budding teen James who is a rebel and believes he is a psychopath. He kills animals as a hobby, gets bored with the practice and wants to find his first human to kill. In his hunger for adventure, he sets out on a road trip with his prey. The show manages to come off as a charming coming-of-age love story while demanding the audience to empathize with the kid’s struggle to keep killing. The story defined as deadpan and offbeat by Netflix has a compelling premise that tackles the question of morality with necessary nuance.
The Spanish thriller teen drama series created by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona focuses on three working-class teens who are enrolled in an exclusive private high school in Spain. The clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder. The juicy murder mystery throughout the entire season, obscene displays of wealth, and lots and lots of sex made the show surprise hit when it was premiered on Netflix in 2018. Elite is a soapy whodunit with issue-based side plots and deals with topics like class inequality, xenophobia, and the stigma of HIV.
The Vampire Diaries
The American supernatural teen drama series, developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, is based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The show spanning eight seasons is set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls and follows Elena Gilbert, a young teenager who loses both her parents in a car accident and falls in love with the 162-year-old vampire Stefan Salvatore. A love triangle forms as Stefan’s brother Damon Salvatore also falls for Elena. Trapped in adolescent bodies, the two brothers Stefan and Damon seek to protect Elena from various forms of evil amidst multiple threats to their town and vie for the affection of captivating her.
The science-fiction horror series created by the Duffer Brothers is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana and follows the exploits of a group of kids who deals with monsters from another dimension and a girl with psychokinetic abilities named Eleven. The series is defined to target intense nostalgia among adults. The series, which premiered on Netflix in July 2016, has become much popular by now. All the three seasons of the show are popular because of the costumes, charming cast and genuine writing. The series is defined by Netflix as ominous and scary and is also one of the best horror Netflix series of recent times.
The hit series, which premiered in January 2019 and a Season 2 release in 2020, has caught the attention of 40 million Netflix viewers. The series, that stands out with its bold and hilarious take on sex and relationships, is one of the most successful Netflix Original productions. The young audience of the series has a lot to learn about sex, from STD advice to bedroom tips by Otis and Maeve’s therapy clinic. Colorful characters, like the flamboyant Eric and the quirky Lily, perfectly adds humor and heart to the series which resonates it with its young viewers. The creator of the series, Laurie Nunn, has announced that she is working on the third season of the series.
The coming-of-age family dramedy, series created by Robbie Rashid, focuses on the life of 18-year-old Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), with autism spectrum disorder who is seeking a girlfriend and independence. His bid for more independence puts his whole family on a path of self-discovery. The show is much enjoyable with its therapy sessions and other elements that focus on autism and humor throughout the run and it is rarely from the protagonist. The show consists of a message of inclusion and compassion that the audience can easily relate to. The show, which is described as quirky and heartfelt by Netflix, is an emotional ride and a worth watch especially considering shorter runtimes and the heft that sucker-punches you at the end.