The Summer I Turned Pretty isn't on Netflix (where to watch the teen drama)

The Summer I Turned Pretty
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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before fans are surely happy that another incredible Jenny Han book trilogy has been adapted for the screen and brought to life. This time, it's the hit teen romantic drama series The Summer I Turned Pretty. As fans wait impatiently for season 3, the big question for those looking to get into the popular show is where to stream the first two seasons.

Based on the book of the same name, The Summer I Turned Pretty centers on a teenager Belly Conklin, played by Lola Tung, as she grapples with a love triangle between Conrad (Christopher Briney) and Jeremiah Fisher (Gavin Casalengo) amid the declining health of their mother. While it definitely feels like it could be a Netflix show, it's not.

Unfortunately, The Summer I Turned Pretty isn't available to stream on Netflix, which of course houses the movie trilogy adaptation of Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before books. In order to watch Belly's continued summer adventures with the Fisher brothers, you will have to be subscribed to Amazon Prime Video.

The Summer I Turned Pretty streams on Amazon Prime Video

The Summer I Turned Pretty premiered as an Amazon Prime Original series in June 2022 and practically became an overnight success. The second season premiered one year later in July 2023 and continued the show's success, leading the streamer to renew the series for season 3. Due to the impacts of the writers' and actors' strikes, season 3 likely won't be released until 2025.

It’s highly unlikely that Netflix will ever get the show since it's an Amazon Prime Video Original series. Like Netflix, Amazon will want to keep its content exclusive to its own streaming platform. Lately, we have seen Netflix make deals with other studios, like Disney and HBO, to non-exclusively share content. Netflix has even shared content with Paramount+ and NBC. Nothing is off the table!

However, as long as The Summer I Turned Pretty remains an immense success under the Prime Video umbrella, that's where it will likely stay put. Someday, though, Amazon should consider licensing the show to another streamer (like Netflix) or even air the series on linear television to help bring as many eyeballs to it as possible. But for now, Amazon is the way to stream.

Here's how to create a subscription to Amazon Prime:

  1. Head to the Amazon Prime official website and either create a new account or sign in to your existing account.
  2. Amazon offers new members a 30-day free trial, but if you have already signed up with a free trial in the past, you'll have to sign up for one of the offered plans.
  3. Once you choose your preferred plan, all you need to do is continue with payment information and other details, then you're subscribed!

Amazon Prime Plans:

  • Prime Monthly: $14.99 per month + taxes
  • Prime Annual: $139 per year + taxes
  • Prime Access: $6.99 per month + taxes
  • Prime Student: $7.49 per month + taxes or $69 per year + taxes

If you're not convinced to make the leap over to Amazon Prime Video to watch what's perhaps the hottest teen drama series currently on television, Netflix has a few options to tide you over until you're ready to venture to Cousins Beach. The most obvious pick would be the surprise smash My Life with the Walter Boys, which drew comparisons to The Summer I Turned Pretty as its teenage main character is in a love triangle with two brothers.

Another obvious pick would be XO, Kitty, which is the To All the Boys spinoff series from Jenny Han. The teen romantic comedy has been renewed for a second season, ensuring Kitty's misadventures (see: love triangles) in Korea will continue. Other teen shows on Netflix that are similar to The Summer I Turned Pretty and worth checking out include Never Have I Ever, Surviving Summer, Ginny & Georgia, Heartstopper, and Heartbreak High.

The Summer I Turned Pretty is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

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