The Best Teen Shows To Watch On Netflix

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Nothing could convince me to take a time machine back to high school. As for watching TV youths deal with teen drama? I'll forever say "More, please."
High school shenanigans on TV rarely represent actual teenagehood. Often, teen shows are sexier, shinier, and far more melodramatic than what the average real-life 16-year-old experiences.
While the drama may have us continuing to binge, what keeps us truly emotionally invested is that high school-centric shows are about a time in a person's life where there certainly feels like there's a lot at stake. We're simply more vulnerable as teens — blame the hormones and lack of control.
This is why teen shows are so perfect to binge: They bring you back to a time when things were, well, intense... without actually having to revisit your days of braces, SAT prep, and angst.
Take Netflix original Julie and the Phantoms. Watching the series — in which a girl finds her voice thanks to the help of a teenage ghost band — has us waxing poetic about young love and moments in which we truly felt ourselves come of age. The supernatural element? Can't relate, but it makes everything a whole lot more fun.
Netflix has a slew of great options for when you want to spend hours in high school. Click through to read about the best teen shows you can watch on the streaming platform right now.

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