Once You're Done Watching Never Have I Ever, Check Out These 21 Teen-Centered Gems
If you’ve recently checked out Netflix’s Mindy Kaling-helmed series Never Have I Ever, you’re probably eager to keep the teen dramedy train going. Once you get a taste of that sweet adolescent angst, there’s no going back! Thankfully, there’s an abundance of shows and movies that’ll fill up any gaps in your plans for a day of marathoning. Whether you’re looking for something old school (like Gilmore Girls) or you’re hoping to catch up on a show that’s still on (we appreciate you, On My Block), there are tons of great high-school-centric series you can watch right now. Take a look to get our recommendations!
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Hopeless romantic Lara Jean writes love letters to her crushes that are never meant to be seen. When the letters get leaked, she ends up teaming up with Peter Kavinsky, their high school’s lacrosse golden boy, in a fake relationship scheme that ends up a lot more real than either of them bargained for.
Come for the acerbic wit of the early episodes, stay for the popcorn value of the later years of this musical comedy about a small-town high school glee club and the big personalities that populate it.
Looking for a laugh? The girls of Derry are here to give you two seasons of adventures so wild, you won’t be able to hold back the laughter. This British sitcom follows the personal exploits of 16-year-old Erin Quinn and her four best friends during the tough times that her small town face in the early ’90s.
Alone Together is the perfect show for lost millennials just trying to make it through. The show centers on Esther and Benji, aspiring comedians and uncool best friends living in LA. Despite their measured differences, Esther and Benji always support each other and manage to figure out their unstructured lives together.
On My Block
Spend some time with best friends Monse, Jasmine, Ruby, Jamal, and Cesar as they confront the challenges of puberty and growing up in their predominantly Hispanic and Black neighborhood in South Central LA.
Alex is planning on losing his virginity to his high school girlfriend when a chance encounter with a boy from another school leads him to explore his sexuality in this sweet coming-out story.
This Netflix original is as sweet as its title suggests. Debate team nemeses Lona and Bennett are the ultimate rivals until their love-hate relationship gives way to some serious chemistry.
One of the most relatable shows about love and friendship in high school, Sex Education accurately portrays life as a sexually confused teenager. The show is about shy, awkward Otis, who starts secretly acting as a sex therapist to his peers, despite being a virgin himself. Sex Education shows what sex and friendship in high school actually look like, as Otis’s friendships change and his love life develops.
After breaking her arm over the summer, a rumor circulates that it was the result of an attempted suicide, so sophomore year is not off to a great start for Jenna Hamilton. But Jenna handles all the drama, mean girls, and romances of high school, if a little awkwardly, with the help of her friends.
See You Yesterday
In this incredibly cool sci-fi drama, two science geek best friends, C.J. and Sebastian, work together to create a time machine that will allow them to save C.J.’s brother, who was wrongfully killed by a police officer.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
In To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before‘s sequel, Lara Jean finds herself in a love triangle between John Ambrose, her old Model UN crush whom she’s recently reconnected with, and Peter Kavinsky, whom she’s definitely falling for.
In the late 1990s, a rivalry between a high school drama club and the AV club erupts into typical teen shenanigans.
The Edge of Seventeen
High school student Nadine’s life gets turned upside down when her best friend starts dating her older brother – who she definitely does not want to be spending more time with. A new friendship, though, sparks hope for her to feel less alone in the future.
Don’t judge Skins by the MTV reboot! Watch the original series for yourself. It stars Nicholas Hoult, Kaya Scodelario, and so much high school mischief.
The Inbetweeners follows four friends – Will, Neil, Simon, and Jay – who are awkward and unsure as they get into all sorts of teenage trouble. Similar to Derry Girls, the show focuses on the boys’ love lives, familial relationships, and general teen angst as they make their way through high school.
After falling victim to a prank pulled by their popular classmate, two nerdy girls vow to get revenge by starting a rebellion at their school.