10 series for fearless young adults
Spend some quality time bingeing these series that showcase the power, rebellious and angst of being young.
All of these series about teenagers and young adults are ready to start binge-watching immediately, for fans of YA fiction, superhero fantasies, vampires, werewolves, comic books, comedy and drama.
Teenaged cancer survivors Zac and Mia are now officially a couple as they adapt to life outside of the confines of a hospital. Zac’s eagerness to get his old life back and Mia’s hopelessness put their relationship to the test.
This foster family is ready to welcome anyone, but new girl Callie, who’s fresh out of juvie, pushes them to their limits. This highly-rated drama series portrays the ups and downs of a modern blended family.
In this spin-off of The Fosters, adoptive sisters Callie and Mariana head off to the City of Angels to begin their lives as adults, Callie as a law clerk and Mariana as a software engineer.
A group of teens fight back against their evil parents. No jokes – their parents are supervillains and the unlikely gang (they’re a combination of the jock, the social outcast, the popular girl, the nerd) need to protect the world from the monster that their folks are summoning.
A nerdy teenager thinks that he’s been bitten by an ordinary wolf. Except it’s not – it’s a werewolf and now so is he. Overnight young Scott goes from wimp to wimp with strength, speed, superpowers and everything a growing boy has, like growing fur in funny places.
Two very different youngsters from very different backgrounds are united by their newfound superpowers in New Orleans. And while they would never be friends in an ordinary world, that’s not the case here because the more they’re brought together by an unseen enemy, the more Ty and Tandy realise that they (and their powers) work better together.
This reboot series of the early 90s sci-fi teen drama is just as witchy as the original. Three young women are united by their shared love for spells and all things witchy. Don’t worry about green warty skin and black pointy hats (or even broomsticks): this trio are giving witchcraft a fun, clean, wholesome (and sexy) makeover by fighting for the good side as they protect their town from demons.
Young actress Zendaya cut her acting teeth as a teenage superspy. And she doesn’t even have to lie to her parents – they’re the ones who recruited her in this fun, light action series that will appeal to youngsters who feel a little out of place and need a boost to their self-esteem.
If your fingers type code faster than most people can blink, this is the comedy for you. There’s as much tech talk as laughs when six nerdy buddies take on Silicon Valley with their mega compression algorithm. But each time the friends take one step forward, they’re kicked five steps back by the tech giants who choose to fight dirty because they can’t beat the keyboard-clicking besties.
Glee followed the ups and downs of the teachers and students at William McKinley High School. The kids are mostly misfits, using music as a way to fit into the tough social order. Idealistic teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) inspires the kids to have fun and use their time in class as a break from things in their lives that hold them down – something that a lot of school kids in the modern world could use.