The allure of teen-drama is unbeatable. Whether it is story wrapped in fantasy or a chirpy high-school romance, we cannot deny the fact that even as adults, we are always attracted to such movies and shows.
At a psychological level, watching teen-drama on the screen is a relieving form of escapism because the majority of us would give anything to go back in time and relive our adolescent years all over again. While time-travel is not possible, these shows allow us to taste a bit of that nostalgic era in a unique, appealing fashion. Add to that an element of mystery and we have the ideal recipe to keep viewers hooked.
Let’s take a look at five such shows on Netflix that we are never tired of watching all over again.
1. The Vampire Diaries
A mysterious town with an equally mysterious history, multiple romance angles and surprising twists in the lives of high-school students. That pretty much sums up why TVD continues to attract viewers. Even though the show premiered in 2009 and concluded in 2017, it has managed to remain a fan favorite. And all the credit goes to the amazing variety that it offers: intriguing subplots entwined in mythology, a whirlpool of relatable emotions, unforgettable background songs, the value for friendships, sacrifices, complexly layered characters and a lot more!
2. Gossip Girl
A sneak peek into the lives of elite high-schoolers in New York seems like an exciting pitch for many viewers. Gossip Girl plays on this factor while also presenting a powerful storyline that exposes the raw nature of human relationships in every strata of society. As we watch the show, again and again, we realize how our beloved characters have grown and how our feelings towards them have evolved. Besides, there is some amazing fashion inspiration to look out for as the lead characters promise to be impeccably dressed at all times.
3. Pretty Little Liars
A show that is not branded as “horror” and lacks any obvious signs of scary elements BUT manages to scare you for no reason! Yes, that is what Pretty Little Liars does to you. Playing on the human psyche in a very subtle way, the show will begin to creep up on you in no time. And it is only one reason why we can’t stop watching it. The characters are so real, their high-school struggles so relatable that they continue to pull you back every time an episode is over.
4. Stranger Things
If you are a fan, you must have already watched the third season of this unique thriller. Honestly, we can’t wait for the fourth one while it is fun to rewatch all the episodes. In the case of Stranger Things, it is not merely the teen-drama factor that compels us to binge on it. It is also the fact that the story is set in the 1980s, raising the nostalgia bar further high. The old-school music, fashion trends and language all make us feel more attached to the characters who are all quirky and adorable in their own ways.
5. Greenhouse Academy
The story revolves around students at an elite school trying to battle challenges after they stumble upon an unexpected series of events. The show promises a good balance of adventure, fun and a look at typical teen lives. The charming faces and the ways in which they deal with problems adds to the list of reasons that make the show totally binge-worthy.
How many times have you watched these shows? Did we miss any teen-drama that you enjoy watching repeatedly?