From leaving home to becoming independent; From the first heartbreak to sneaking out for a house party, teen shows offer nostalgia and excitement to viewers of all ages. Here are Netflix’s top teenage shows capturing the highs and lows of teenage life! So bring your popcorn, and get ready to snack on some teenage drama while you’re indoors!
Never Have I Ever
With the second season of the series recently out (July 15, 2021), Never Have I Ever is a must-watch for all the typical teenage girl drama. It is the story of an Indian American high school student – Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), dealing with her father’s death and her relationship issues! This coming of age comedy-drama television series starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher was first premiered on Netflix in April 2020. The series season 2 has been highly appreciated, where Devi continues dealing with the everyday pressures of high school, domestic drama while also navigating new romantic relationships.
Sex Education is the story of Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean. In season 1 of the show, Otis Milburn and his friend set up a sex clinic at school to capitalise on his talent for sex advice. In Season 2, which was released in January this year, Otis mastered his newly discovered sexual urges to progress with his girlfriend Ola. The series in season 2 also highlights the need for better sex education at the school.
With four seasons already released, Elite is a guilty pleasure about an exclusive private school in Spain and the clash between the students leading to murders. The series is all about the dramatic, iconic and racy with glamorous parties and scandals. Elite season 4 was recently released on the platform (June 18, 2021) and perfectly depicted the clash between those who have everything and those who have nothing to lose, creating a perfect storm that ends in a murder.
Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist and Michael Rapaport is not an “a-typical” teenage drama series. The story revolves around an autistic teenager who decides to get a girlfriend and how his bid for more independence puts his whole family on a path of self-discovery. Makers of this comic drama post the launch of season 4 (July 09, 2021) have officially announced that this would also be the show’s last season.
Mismatched was one of the most beloved and fan-favourite romantic series of 2020. Earlier this year, Netflix also announced season 2 of the much-loved series. While Rishi is searching for his happily ever after, Dimpy is chasing her dreams of being a tech wizard. Season 1 highlights how this mismatched couple builds a fantastic app while navigating an oddball bunch of friends, nasty bullies, a snooty professor and each other. So wait up for the sequel and witness the love between Dimple and Rishi all over again!
Feels Like Ishq
Netflix on July 23 this year released its much-awaited series Feels Like Ishq. The refreshing stories and point-of-view of people navigating through the complex emotion of love have been appreciated by viewers for their freshness and heartwarming relatability. Feels Like Ishq brings to life the feeling that no one ever forgets, the feeling of falling in love for the first time, the first crush, the butterflies, the smiles and more.