Still, trying to decide what to watch? Could the series you picked turn out to be a disappointment for you? Worry no more because we’ve got you covered! We’ve picked out the latest and greatest series and provided a brief summary to help you pick the best Teen TV Series. So, grab a bowl of popcorn, and you’re good to go!
Never Have I Ever (Netflix)
Never Have I Ever (Netflix)Available on Netflix, this series recently got renewed for its third season on August 12, 2022. This teen rom-com features an average Indian American teenage girl, Devi, trying to make her way through high school. Considering her plans and goals (totally relatable), the journey isn’t easy. Trying to tackle various things simultaneously, the strictness of her mother, her father’s death, making the boy she’s interested in her boyfriend, dealing with her arch nemesis, and achieving the “popular status” make her life chaotic.
Stranger Things (Netflix)
When Will Byers mysteriously goes missing, his friends— a gang of witty middle-schoolers- aim to find the real cause behind his disappearance; what they don’t expect is to uncover the town’s supernatural secrets and make unusual friends along the way. As a result of the roaring success of the show, Netflix just released the 4th season.
Barry (HBO Max)
Barry is a crime psychological and comedy-drama series featuring a lonely hitman, Barry, who has to travel to Los Angeles to assassinate an actor. His target of being an actor leads Barry into acting class. His loneliness ends when he meets new people and develops affection for a fellow actress, Sally. He realizes that he wants to start a new life as an actor and put his dark past behind him. As he begins his new life, he discovers that his criminal history won’t leave him alone that easily.
The Dropout (Hulu)
The Dropout is based on the true story of Elizabeth Holmes, a woman who was believed to be a billionaire because of her recently founded ” incredible medical company,” Theranos, which was supposedly capable of running diagnostic tests with just a drop of blood.
She was able to fool numerous drugstores and wealthy companies into betting on her company. The show depicts her rise and fall; if you’re interested in drama miniseries, this is a must-watch!
The Sandman (Netflix)
The Sandman is a fantasy horror series based on Neil Gaiman’s comic book. The plot is about the King of dreams, Morpheus, who is captured and held prisoner for more than a century but finally manages to escape. His goal is to restore his kingdom and fix the mayhem caused by his absence.
Man vs Bee (Netflix)
An inexperienced and clumsy man is hired as a house sitter by a wealthy businesswoman and her husband. As the couple leaves, a mischievous bee makes its way into the house and refuses to leave. Trevor becomes desperate while trying to get rid of it, and the situation turns into absolute havoc leading Trevor into a dreadful position.
Fate: Winx Saga (Netflix)
I’m sure we all know “Winx Club,” the animated series we enjoyed as kids. With time we grew out of it, but I’ve got some good news. The young adult version of the series is available! The best part: It’s live action!
The story is about a group of fairies who attend a fairy boarding school where they learn how to manage their magical powers, manage their love lives, take care of rivalries, and protect themselves from the monsters that threaten their existence.
13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
13 Reasons Why is a teen drama series based on the novel by Jay Asher. It’s about a high school student, Hannah Baker, who committed suicide and left behind cassette tapes in which she includes the thirteen reasons that caused her to take her own life. A fellow student, Clay Jensen receives these tapes two weeks after her death on his front porch. She explicitly chooses him to hear her side of the story. Clay and Hannah narrate this heartbreaking and traumatic story.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Disney+)
The Hulk. All of us know him from the Marvel comics and The Avengers movie series. But were we aware that there was a She-Hulk too? This series tells us the exciting story of how she came into existence and what happens once she does.
Jennifer Walters, a shy attorney who manages superhuman-oriented legal cases, goes on a drive with her cousin, Bruce Banner aka Hulk. They experience a severe car accident, and while both of them are lying on the road bleeding, Bruce warns Jennifer and tells her to get away from him. Since she’s half-conscious, she’s unable to do so, causing their drops of blood to meet and her to gain the powers of She-Hulk.
The only difference between the two: Jennifer actually can transform herself at will, something that took several years for Bruce to figure out. Ouch. It’s a great series, especially if you love The Avengers and if so, get ready to binge-watch!
Boys Over Flowers (Netflix)
This show, based in Korea, is a rom-com that features a teenage girl, Geum Jandi, who comes from a middle-class family but begins to attend a distinguished school, Shinhwa High School. As a newcomer, she begins to explore the school and comes across a group of four teenage guy friends from wealthy families, F4. The boys bully her until she stands up to them. The gang leader, Goo Joon Pyo, is interested in her since she’s the only student standing up to them. Another boy in the gang, Yoon Ji-Hoo also finds himself interested, hence creating a love triangle. The show is pretty exciting, and if you’re a fan of suspense, this show contains some, as Jandi has to figure out how to end this love triangle.
All American: Homecoming (Netflix)
This teen sports drama series is about Simone Hicks, who begins to attend a historically Black college, Bringston University hoping to achieve the role of a pro tennis player. At the same time, Damon Sims, a fellow freshman, is attending college with a similar dream of becoming a baseball player. The two of them have to learn how to prepare themselves for young adulthood, manage sports and live their best lives at the same time with the help of their friends.
Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
This comedy-drama includes three characters, Oliver, Charles, and Mabel, who are neighbours and share an interest of true crime. But when an actual murder takes place in their Upper West Side apartment, they find themselves stuck in it. They decide to investigate and each of them starts their own podcast. After another murder, they realize they need to speed up the uncovering all the clues to find the dangerous murderer who might be living amongst them. This series, being hilarious and mysterious, deserves a watch, especially if you’re a fan of Selena Gomez, as she kills the role of Mabel!
Riverdale is a horror crime show based on the Archie comics.
It features the high school friends:
- Archie, a jock trying to pursue a career in the music industry
- Betty, “the girl next door.”
- Veronica, a newcomer in the town
- Jughead, a nerdy outcast
In the town of Riverdale, the twin brother of Cheryl, a popular cheerleader and Queen Bee of the school, Jason Blossom, is murdered. Archie and his friends try to uncover the mystery, and as they dig deeper into the case, they come across other secrets about the town and its dark past. The friends have to manage their separate journeys too, of love, friendship and managing their school life.
Ms Marvel (Disney+)
Kamala Khan, a Muslim Pakistani American is a high school student who has an awkward and highly imaginative personality. She is a huge fan of Captain Marvel and fantasizes about superhero powers. After her exposure to the Terrigen Mist, she becomes a polymorph and gains actual powers like stretching her body and shape-shifting. Once a fantasy now turns into reality as she becomes Ms Marvel.
The Crown (Netflix)
The Crown is based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. It starts with the Queen’s marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947. After her father’s passing, King George VI, she ascended the throne at age twenty-five. As she becomes Queen, the show begins to revolve around the political rivalries, romances, and conspiracies over the years of her reign.
The Bear (Hulu)
After the suicide of his brother, a young chef, Carmen, returns to his hometown, Chicago, to run his brother’s Italian sandwich shop. He has to deal with many challenges like paying off his brother’s debts, managing the shop and putting up with the fellow kitchen staff who won’t go easy on him.
Cobra Kai (Netflix)
Cobra Kai is a sequel to the well-known movie “The Karate Kid.” Thirty-four years later, after losing to Daniel LaRusso in a karate tournament, fifty-five-year-old Johnny Lawrence works as a handyman. When he becomes unemployed, he feels like he’s hit rock bottom. However, one day after he rescues a child being bullied using his karate techniques, he’s inspired to reopen the Cobra Kai karate dojo. Once he does, he is reminded of his defeat in the karate tournament, making him restart his rivalry with Daniel, who is now a successful businessman.
Anne with an E (Netflix)
In this series, a pair of ageing brothers and sisters who live together decide to adopt a child to help them around their farm in Green Gables. When Matthew goes to pick the child up, he meets a thirteen-year-old girl instead, Anne, who was orphaned when she was just a few months old. She had a troubled childhood working in various households as a servant and spending time in different orphanages. Her friendly and imaginative personality causes Matthew to decide to let her stay with him and his sister, Marilla. She changes their lives and goes through different journeys making the show quite enjoyable.
Pretty Little Liars (HBO Max)
Pretty Little Liars revolves around a clique of five friends, Alison, Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer. Their club falls apart when their group leader, Alison, goes missing. A year later, the four girls start receiving anonymous text messages from someone called “A”, who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets. The girls reunite to figure out the situation, ensuring that these secrets were the ones only Alison knew. Is Alison still alive? Who is A? How does A know their secrets? The series is quite fascinating, as it sparks so many thrilling questions.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)
This show is set in the town of Greendale, where a teenage witch and half mortal, Sabrina Spellman, realizes that she has to make a tough decision after her sixteenth birthday. Choosing between the mortal world, where she can be with her friends and boyfriend, or the world where she can become a witch for good and stay with her family. While trying to do this, she has to fight the evils that threaten herself and her family.
Fun Fact: Greendale might remind you of Riverdale because, guess what? Both of them are based on the Archie comics and are from the same world. If you’re watching Riverdale, you might get a short surprise in one of the seasons. Don’t worry. No spoilers!
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