The Best TV Shows for Teens

Olga Trędota 2020-05-31

One Tree Hill

Drama USA 2003

One Tree Hill

Drama USA 2003

  • One Tree Hill
  • 7,6/10

9 seasons, 187 episodes

Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his skills are appreciated only by his friends at the river court. Popular, affluent Nathan basks in the hero-worship of the town, as the star of his high school team. And both boys are the son of former college ball player, Dan Scott, whose long ago choice to abandon Lucas and his mother Karen, will haunt him long into his life with wife Deb, and their son Nathan.

Big Little Lies

Drama USA 2017

Big Little Lies

Drama USA 2017

  • Big Little Lies
  • 7,7/10

2 seasons, 14 episodes

The tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Riverdale

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2017

Riverdale

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2017

  • Riverdale
  • 8,3/10

6 seasons, 99 episodes

Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

Glee

Comedy Drama USA 2009

Glee

Comedy Drama USA 2009

  • Glee
  • 6,4/10

6 seasons, 121 episodes

In this musical comedy, optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing the high school's glee club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential as they strive to outshine their singing competition while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High.

Skins

Comedy Drama United Kingdom 2007

Skins

Comedy Drama United Kingdom 2007

  • Skins
  • 7,6/10

7 seasons, 61 episodes

Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.

Dawson's Creek

Drama USA 1998

Dawson's Creek

Drama USA 1998

  • Dawson's Creek
  • 7,0/10

6 seasons, 128 episodes

Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama that portrays the fictional lives of a close-knit group of teenagers through high school and college.

The Vampire Diaries

Drama Fantasy Horror Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2009

The Vampire Diaries

Drama Fantasy Horror Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2009

  • The Vampire Diaries
  • 8,0/10

8 seasons, 171 episodes

The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.

The O.C.

Drama USA 2003

The O.C.

Drama USA 2003

  • The O.C.
  • 7,3/10

4 seasons, 92 episodes

Ryan Atwood, a teen from the wrong side of the tracks, moves in with a wealthy family willing to give him a chance. But Ryan's arrival disturbs the status quo of the affluent, privileged community of Newport Beach, California.

Skam

Comedy Drama Norway 2015

Skam

Comedy Drama Norway 2015

  • Skam
  • 7,5/10

4 seasons, 43 episodes

The story of a young teenager group, born 1999, and a pupil on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and her friends and their life, troubles, scandals and every day life. Which of the members represented changes per season.

Sex Education

Comedy Drama United Kingdom 2019

Sex Education

Comedy Drama United Kingdom 2019

  • Sex Education
  • 8,5/10

4 seasons, 32 episodes

Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

The End of the F***ing World

Comedy Crime Drama United Kingdom 2017

The End of the F***ing World

Comedy Crime Drama United Kingdom 2017

  • The End of the F***ing World
  • 8,1/10

2 seasons, 16 episodes

James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a darkly comedic road trip in search of her real father.

13 Reasons Why

Drama Mystery USA 2017

13 Reasons Why

Drama Mystery USA 2017

  • 13 Reasons Why
  • 7,4/10

4 seasons, 49 episodes

After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.

Gossip Girl

Comedy Drama Mystery USA 2008

Gossip Girl

Comedy Drama Mystery USA 2008

  • Gossip Girl
  • 7,5/10

6 seasons, 121 episodes

An exclusive group of privileged teens from a posh prep school on Manhattan's Upper East Side whose lives revolve around the blog of the all-knowing albeit ultra-secretive Gossip Girl.

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

  • Anne with an E
  • 8,8/10

3 seasons, 27 episodes

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

Stranger Things

Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2016

Stranger Things

Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2016

  • Stranger Things
  • 8,4/10

4 seasons, 26 episodes

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.

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