15 good romantic teen movies and shows on Netflix

TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE 3. Ross Butler as Trevor, Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky, Lana Condor as Lara Jean Covey, in TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE 3. Cr. Katie Yu / Netflix © 2020
TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE 3. Ross Butler as Trevor, Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky, Lana Condor as Lara Jean Covey, in TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE 3. Cr. Katie Yu / Netflix © 2020 /
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Teen shows on Netflix: Gameboys Level-Up Edition (Season 1)

Rating TV-14

Gameboys Level-Up Edition was previously a Filipino web series before it was reshot for the Netflix audience. The series follows teenage streamer Cairo (Elijah Canlas) who’s surprised to receive a video call from his newest gaming rival Gavreel (Kokoy de Santos) after requesting a rematch. His surprise doubles when Gavreel reveals that he has feelings for Cairo and asks him out on a date.

Cairo isn’t sure about a relationship with Gavreel. They’re in the middle of a country-wide lockdown. Love can be difficult even in the best of time,  but shooting for romance in the midst of a pandemic may be asking too much. Still, there’s a spark between the boys even as their relationship is tested by distance, past relationships, and getting to know each other through online communication.

Due to content centered on the stress of the global COVID crisis, Gameboys Level-Up Edition will be more dramatic than comedic no matter how Netflix categorizes the series. So be prepared for discussions about rising case numbers, sick family members, and difficult home lives. The series also deals with homophobia, outing, parental death, and grief.

Season 1 of Gameboys Level-Up Edition is available to stream. The web series has been renewed for a second season.