5 Popular Teen TV Shows on Netflix

5 Popular Teen TV Shows on Netflix

Sydney Shimada, Journalist

Netflix is one of the most popular TV platforms in the world. It gives you access to thousands of TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more. It includes content in every genre, such as drama, horror, sitcoms, etc. There is something for everyone no matter their age. Here are 5 popular teen TV shows that you can watch on Netflix. 


The first show is The 100. This show was developed by Jason Rothenburg and was loosely inspired by the book The 100 which was written by Kass Morgan. This TV show stars Eliza Taylor, who plays Clarke Griffin, Robert (Bob) Morley, who plays Bellemy Blake, and Marie Avgeropoulos, who plays Octavia Blake, Bellemy’s sister. Christopher Larkin plays Monty Green and Lindsey Morgan plays Raven Rayes. Other cast members include Paige Turco, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Ricky Whittle, and so many more. The 100 is a science fiction, drama, and mystery show. It takes place after the Earth suffered a nuclear war that wiped out all civilization. No one survived except for people on board the Ark, which is a spaceship made up of 12 stations. 97 years after the war the last of humanity decides to send down 100 juvenile kids to Earth to test if it is livable and to see if radiation still affects them. After landing on Earth, the juveniles,

 now called the 100, must learn to survive with all the challenges they face and with one main goal, to survive and in hopes of keeping the human race alive. The 100 has 7 seasons, and unfortunately, there won’t be an eighth. However, this show contains a lot of gore and violence so Netflix’s age rating is TV14. This is a great binge-worthy show and is perfect for those who like suspense and action. 

Second, is 13 Reasons Why. To begin, this TV show contains a lot of mature content, such as suicide, bullying, sexual violence, if you are okay with this and have parent permission I recommend you watch it because it really displays real-world problems that affect everyone and it spreads awareness for serious topics that shouldn’t be ignored. 13 Reasons Why was developed by Brian Yorkey, and is based on the novel by Jay Asher. 13 Reasons Why stars Dylan Minnete, who plays Clay Jensen, and Katherine Langford, who plays Hannah Baker. Other cast members include Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, and Michele Selene Ang.

13 Reasons Why starts off after a young teen, Hannah Baker takes her life. Two weeks later, Clay Jensen finds a shoebox of tapes on his doorstep. Each tape talks from Hannah’s point of view on how each of her classmates affected her life, and why it ended. Throughout the first season, Clay listens to Hannah’s heart-wrenching narrative as it slowly changes his life. The next three seasons show how Hannah’s classmates adapt to her death and try to move on. It also includes new challenges they face with many new twists and turns to the plot.

Our third TV show is Stranger Things. This show was developed by The Duffer Brothers. Its cast includes Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, and so many more. Stranger Things is a sci-fi, horror, and supernatural film. It takes place in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana during 1980. The first season begins with Will Byers, a young boy, being captured by a creature from the Upside Down. His friends, mother, and city chief determinedly search for him. While looking for Will, his friends, Mike, Dustin, and Lucas encounter a young girl with telepathic abilities. Eventually, they team up and together search for Will. Throughout the seasons they face many challenges all involved with the Upside Down. Together they fight monsters, survive the unexpected, but most of all become better friends. Many new characters are introduced throughout the show, including, Max, Billy Hargrove, Robin Buckley, and many others. There are 3 seasons so far, Netflix has announced that there will be a fourth season, however, it was prolonged due to Covid.

The fourth show is The Good Place.  This TV series was developed by Michael Schur. The main characters include Eleanor Shellstrop, who is played by Kristen Bell, Chidi Anagonye, who is played by William Jackson Harper, Jason Mendoza, played by Manny Jacinto, Tahani Al-Jamil, who is played by Jameela Jamil, Jannet, played by D’Arcy Carden,  and Michael, who is played by Ted Danson. This is a sitcom, romance, and comedy show that has four seasons. The show begins when Eleanor Shellstrop arrives in the afterlife, she is quite surprised to find out that she made it to the good place. However, she soon realizes that she is not meant to be there. In efforts of staying in the good place, she asks her soul- mate, who was an ethical professor for help on becoming a better person. While hiding in plain sight, from Michael, the good place architect, and his assistant Jannet, Eleanor with the help of her new friends, tries to let go of the past and build a new life in the afterlife. This show is great for those looking for a laugh and without, a doubt will brighten your day.

Last but not least, is the Umbrella Academy. This series was developed by Jeremy Slater and based on the comic by Gerard Way. The cast includes Justin H. Min,  Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and many more. The Umbrella Academy is a supernatural, comedy, action, and drama TV show. It begins in 1989 when 43 babies are randomly born. The strange thing is that the women showed no signs of pregnancy before birth. As it turns out the children are gifted with supernatural abilities. Seven kids were adopted by Sir. Reginald Hargreeves and were prepared to save the world. As time goes on the family falls apart and the children go their separate ways. Fast forward, to the present and the children reunite to mourn the death of their father. Together they try to solve the mystery around their father’s death, but their abilities and personalities are tearing them farther apart, as well as the looming threat of a global apocalypse. The Umbrella Academy has two seasons so far, and there will be a third. This is a great show for those who are always looking for adventure and a good laugh. 

There are so many great shows on Netflix, these five being only a few. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, happy watching!









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