If there’s anything good the pandemic brought with itself, it has to be time. With a lot of time on our hands, a good show to binge-watch has always been our savior. And luckily, we’re living in a time where we can easily catch classic and contemporary TV entertainment alike on our screens via streaming platforms and digital cable TV services like Mediacom. The Mediacom channel lineup brings entertainment for all ages to your TV screens. And if that isn’t enough, you can switch to Netflix and binge-watch your favorite seasons!
So if you’re looking for some classic teenage dramas to watch over the weekend, you’ve come to the right place.
- Anne With an “E”
Moira Walley-Beckett did a brilliant job turning the old classic novel into a teen series. Based in the 19th century, the show stars Amybeth McNulty as Anne, a 13-year-old smart and jolly orphan who ironically endured a painful childhood changing houses and orphanages. But all changes until one day she is mistakenly stationed to live with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, a pair of siblings residing on Prince Edward Island. Things take a dramatic turn not only for the young and imaginative 13-year-old but also for Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert!
It’s the perfect blend of contemporary and emotion so you’re in for an emotional rollercoaster this weekend!
- Big Mouth
Gone are the days when cartoons and animations were only made for kids. If you truly want to live those hormonal teenager years and feel the tug of nostalgia just once again, give Big Mouth a watch this weekend. This weirdly relatable yet brilliant production will keep you hooked with hilarious scenarios, raunchy punchlines, and over-the-top animations! This show remains true to the very core of our teenage years, so you definitely don’t want to miss this!
This one is for all the mystery drama lovers out there! Elite is a Spanish high school murder mystery that will keep you hooked till the very end even with subtitles! Not only does it brilliantly uncover murder mysteries, but it touches sensitive topics like discrimination, HIV, xenophobia, racism, and classism, and much more in just a few episodes! Along with an incredibly captivating storyline, the show also blesses you with much-needed eye candy as well, so what are you waiting for?
- Never Have I Ever
For the longest time, brown girls have struggled to find representation in this society, until Mindy Kaling used inspiration from her childhood to make a show with an Indian American teenager as the main character. The modern-day brown girl in the show, Devi, is played by the beautiful Maitreyi Ramakrishnan who deals with the lingering sadness of her father’s death by making some questionable decisions in her life.
It’s the ultimate socially awkward teenage drama that deserves a spot on your weekend binge-watch list!
If you’re a fan of the Archie comics, this series may come as a shock to you. It holds on to a much darker tone, storyline, and mood. From explicitly showing a hidden affair between a teenage boy and a much older teacher to portraying nudity and extremely graphic deaths, Riverdale bears it all. The names of the characters are the same but their personalities are a bit more explicit and darker.
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Wrapping It Up
Beating those Monday blues with a good show is one way to make your weekend count. Add these top 5 must-watch Netflix teenage shows to your list now and enjoy your weekend!