If you’re anything like us, you binged the fourth and final season of 13 Reasons Why in one weekend, and instantly felt sad when it was all over. (Like, come on, that ending?!) While it was a great point to end the show, you can’t blame a girl for wanting more. But fortunately, thanks to the world of streaming, there are tons of shows like 13 Reasons Why available at our fingertips to become just as obsessed with.
Shows Like 13 Reasons Why
Netflix has a whole collection of teen dramas worth checking out, so let’s get right into our suggestions.
If you have a Netflix account, chances are you’ve heard of Outer Banks. The sexy series taking place in the OBX follows a group of teens navigating through the normal high school happenings, such as love, relationships, and of course, summer parties—but with a twist. The main characters find a treasure map after one of their dads goes missing, and they embark on a hunt for the gold.
If you haven’t watched Gossip Girl before, I strongly advise you to stop everything you’re doing and get on it ASAP. The classic teen drama, which aired on The CW from 2007 to 2012, follows New York City’s elite high schoolers as they get into some serious drama. For real, these characters have “catty” as their middle names. With feuds, sex, drugs, and a whole lot of emotional moments, this show is totally binge-worthy.
Arguably the biggest guilty pleasure show on Netflix, Riverdale has everything you need for a good teen drama. The characters are obnoxiously dramatic (and attractive), the plot moves fast, and there are major twists and turns you won’t see coming. As we all wait for season 5 to begin filming (hopefully this summer!), there’s no better time to start the CW series.
If you love the mystery aspect to 13 Reasons Why, The Order might just be right up your alley. The Netflix original is about college student Jack Morton, who joins the magical (and very secretive) society called the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose. Determined to avenge his mom’s death, he quickly learns way more than he ever anticipated. Season 2 just debuted last month, so there’s a bunch of episodes just waiting for you to binge.
With only one season of Netflix’s The Society out so far, you better jump on the bandwagon while it’s still early on! The sci-fi series follows a group of teenagers who are left behind after nearly everyone in their town mysteriously vanishes. Creepy, right? The high schoolers must figure out a way to survive on their own, and as you’d expect, a ton of drama and danger is inevitable. Season 2 does not yet have a release date yet, but has been confirmed.
Degrassi: Next Class
Who didn’t love Degrassi growing up? The 2016 spinoff, titled Degrassi: Next Class, is available on Netflix, and is certainly binge-worthy. This time around, the students of the Toronto high school face the same obstacles many teenagers do, from love and relationships to mental health and drug abuse. The show even includes a few guest appearances from original Degrassi stars, such as Miriam McDonald (Emma Nelson), Lauren Collins (Paige Michalchuk), and more.
Troubled teens battling high school drama and sudden deaths? Elite is very similar to 13 Reasons Why in this regard. The Spanish-language series is about a group of teens in an exclusive private school, who become riddled with secrets, drama, and even major run-ins with the law. By season 3, things go from interesting to straight-up wild.
Control Z is the newest series on this list, premiering on Netflix in late May. The Spanish-language series follows a devious hacker who reveals major secrets of the students of a Mexican high school. Crazy drama quickly ensues, and the protagonist becomes determined to find out the identity of the hacker before her dirt is also spilled to the public. If you’re thinking she’d better act fast, you’d be correct!
Scream might be a bit scarier than 13 Reasons Why, but the typical teenage drama is still certainly there. The show, based on the classic 1996 movie of the same name, debuted on MTV in 2015. All three seasons of the anthology are available on Netflix, so get your popcorn ready and be prepared to stay at the edge of your seat for this one.