We don’t exactly know why but Looking For Alaska made all of us feel like a teenager, and even though the series is lacking in some ways it makes up for it with the amazing ensemble cast including Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth, Denny Love, Landry Bender, and Sofia Vassilieva. Looking For Alaska is based on a novel of the same name by John Green and it follows a group of friends as they go through the trials and tribulations of a school that is filled with rules and bullies. But most of all the series is about teen love and the sadness you feel when you lose it. Looking For Alaska is a Hulu miniseries so a second season is out of the question but we do have a list of shows that you could watch after completing the series.
Love, Victor (Hulu)
Synopsis: Set in the world of the 2018 groundbreaking film “Love, Simon,” the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school. The 10-episode dramedy explores Victor’s colorful and complex world, from his loving family, to his new friends and first crushes.
13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
Synopsis: 13 Reasons Why is a Netflix series adapted from the best-selling books by Jay Asher. It follows teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker (newcomer Katherine Langford) —his classmate and crush—who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Will Clay be one of them? If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, 13 Reasons Why weaves an intricate and heart wrenching story of teenage life that will deeply affect viewers.
Normal People (Hulu)
Synopsis: Based on Sally Rooney’s New York Times best-selling novel, Normal People tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne and Connell from the end of their school days in a small town in the west of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College. At school, he’s well-liked and popular, while she’s lonely, proud, and intimidating. But when Connell comes to pick up his mother from her cleaning job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers – one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they’re both studying in Dublin and Marianne has found her feet in a new social world but Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. The series stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (War of the Worlds, Cold Feet) as Marianne, and Paul Mescal, in his first television role, as Connell.
Skins UK (Hulu)
Synopsis: The smash hit drama series following the lives and loves of a group of raucous friends in Bristol. Tony, Nicholas Hoult, is a smart 17-year-old. He undermines his dad, Harry Enfield, on a daily basis and effortlessly covers up for his little sister’s, Kaya Scodelario, covert delinquency.
Synopsis: “I’m a weirdo; that’s what everyone says,” says the very ATYPICAL high school senior Sam (Keir Gilchrist) when we meet him. Maybe so, but this weirdo has friends, a loving family, an all-consuming interest in penguins — and something relatively new, a desire to find a girl to date, even if his mom, Elsa (Jennifer Jason Leigh), says he’s not ready. As he sets about his quest with his typical absorption, diving into research and taking advice from the people who care about him, Sam soon learns that connecting romantically isn’t as easy as fixing a computer. People don’t make a lot of sense to Sam, but slowly, surely, he’s learning to live in the big, bright, confusing world along with all the other imperfect people around him
Sex Education (Netflix)
Synopsis: Sex Education is a Netflix comedy-drama starring Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, and Emma Mackey. The show follows Otis Milburn, an awkward teenage virgin who channels the knowledge of his sex therapist mother to counsel his peers at school, with his classmate Maeve Wiley. The series was created by Laurie Nunn. It is directed by Ben Taylor; and by Kate Herron, Sophie Goodhart, Alice Seabright, and Runyararo Mapfumo.
Wayne (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Wayne can’t help himself from righting the world’s wrongs. Now, against all odds, he and his one-of-a-kind girlfriend Del are on a road trip from Brockton, Mass to Ocala, Florida to reclaim what’s rightfully his: a majestic old car that was stolen from his sick father. With trouble behind them and danger ahead, Wayne and Del are bound to find themselves with their backs against the wall. But that’s okay. They’ve been there before.
The End of the F***ing World (Netflix)
Synopsis: Inspired by a comic book, THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD, is a black humoured road movie-style drama with an unlikely love story at its heart. James and Alyssa are rebel teenagers running away from home. From dreary suburbia and rundown shopping malls to lush landscapes and big vistas, they’re on a quest to find a better life with Alyssa’s idol – her estranged father. This is an emotional coming-of-age drama where two outcast teenagers from a disillusioned generation come together and learn what it feels like to make a human connection for the very first time.
After Life (Netflix)
Synopsis: Set in the small fictitious town of Tambury, the show follows Tony, a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer. Whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, Tony starts to realise that making other people feel good is what can give him hope and a reason to live. After all, every end is a new beginning.
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Belly Conklin is about to turn 16, and she’s headed to her favorite place in the world, Cousins Beach, to spend the summer with her family and the Fishers. Belly’s grown up a lot over the past year, and she has a feeling that this summer is going to be different than all the summers before. The Summer I Turned Pretty is based on the book by Jenny Han, who is creator and executive producer.