I love coming-of-age stories to pieces. My favorite movies, books and TV shows are all, basically, tales about teens and young adults growing up, finding themselves and figuring out how to navigate this great, big world of ours. There is just something really special about these stories, especially when you’re busy trying to figure out what it means to grow up, too! And yeah, that doesn’t stop when you turn 18-years-old, believe me. I’m still on that weird journey to adulthood, too, and I still don’t really know what the hell I’m doing.
So I guess there is a sense of comfort in witnessing fictional characters who also don’t know what the hell they’re doing. When it comes to TV shows, it’s a more involved journey than in film, because we don’t just get an hour and a half to watch our protagonist figure it out. Instead, we get episode, after episode, after episode of angst, romance and drama to cull through. And it’s really fun.
Some TV shows in this genre are definitely more popular than others. Here are 10 underrated coming-of-age TV shows that you should definitely check out ASAP.
Which of these shows do you absolutely love? Do you hate any of them? Indifference is cool, too! Which coming-of-age shows do you think are underrated? Tell us in the comments!