The British teen drama series Skins provided a fresh look at the teen experience with a brilliant soundtrack. The 2007 series boasted some of the most unique storylines that you can only understand if you are a teenager. Skins followed a group of teenage friends as they go through the tumultuous journey of romance, friendship, heartbreak, and parties. Skins also had a unique format that followed a different protagonist from the group every week and it followed a group only for two seasons. The series was created by the father and son team Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain. There was also an American reboot of the series which was just awful and not worth looking at. Skin starred some of the most talented group teen actors you can find in Britain including Nicholas Hoult, Dev Patel, Daniel Kaluuya (he also wrote for the series), and Kaya Sodelario. Skins ran for seven seasons ending its run in 2013 and since then the fans of the series have missed the series. So we made a list of the best shows you could watch to fill your time.
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.
The Bold Type (Hulu)
Synopsis: Get a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine, “Scarlet.” The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. Together they explore sexuality, identity, love and fashion.
Euphoria (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Provocative, authentic and unforgettable. Based on the groundbreaking Israeli series, this intense HBO drama puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age narrative. Serving as a guide through the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden daily life is 17-year-old Rue Bennett (multimedia star Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab, who’s struggling to stay clean and make sense of her future. Her life changes drastically when she meets Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a trans girl who recently moved to town following her parents’ divorce, and, like Rue, is searching for where she belongs. The supporting cast includes Jacob Elordi, Alexa Demie, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Maude Apatow and Barbie Ferreira.
Freaks and Geeks (Hulu & Paramount+)
Synopsis: The universal experience of teenagehood as lived by the regular old freaks and geeks in a Michigan high school, circa 1980, is the subject of this wistful comedy-drama executive-produced by Emmy-winner Judd Apatow and series creator Paul Feig.
The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Created by Emmy®-nominated writer/producer Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, The Sex Lives of College Girls follows four college roommates as they arrive at New England’s prestigious Essex College. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating as they live out their new, free lives on campus.
Misfits (Prime Video & Hulu)
Synopsis: Awarded the BAFTA for best drama series, Misfits follows a group of ASBO teenagers who develop strange powers after they are caught in a freak storm. This comedy drama series first aired in the UK in November 2009 to massive critical acclaim and went on to receive a host of awards and nominations.
Everything Sucks! (Netflix)
Synopsis: A quirky, funny coming of age story that follows two groups of high school misfits, Everything Sucks! follows an A/V club and a Drama club who collide in 1996 Oregon. The series stars Peyton Kennedy (American Fable, The Captive) and Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story) as students Kate Messner and Luke O’Neil, with Patch Darragh (Sully, Boardwalk Empire) and Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako (Grimm) as their respective parents. The series also features Sydney Sweeney (“Emaline”), Elijah Stevenson (“Oliver”), Quinn Liebling (“Tyler”) and Rio Mangini (“McQuaid”).
The InBetweeners (Prime Video & Tubi)
Synopsis: Will McKenzie is on a bad run. His parents have just divorced and, to make matters worse, his mum has moved him from a posh private school and into the sixth form at the local comprehensive. Despite the twin handicaps of being the new kid and carrying ‘an actual briefcase’, Will quickly makes new friends – Simon , Neil and Jay Unfortunately, they are far from the coolest kids at school.
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.
Synopsis: Skam is a Norwegian teen drama web series about the daily life of teenagers at the Hartvig Nissen School, a gymnasium in the wealthy borough of Frogner in West End Oslo. It was produced by NRK P3, which is part of the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK. Skam follows a new main character each season. While airing, a new clip, conversation or social media post was published in real-time on the NRK website on a daily basis.