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It’s no secret that I am a huge Netflix fan. I got rid of cable completely a few months ago and have never looked back. I would much rather binge watch a show than wait and watch to week with commercials breaking it up…total first world problems, I know. I feel like I usually watch a pretty good assortment of shows but it seems like lately all of my tv shows have one central theme…high school.
It started with a binging of Riverdale and I’m about to finish 90210 (the new one) and I have Greenhouse Academy queued up next on my list. I think they are all great shows (I hope Greenhouse Academy is, I haven’t watched it yet) and I am loving the high school theme. Although, is it just me or do all of these “kids” in these shows always seem way more grown up than I was when I was in high school??
One thing is for certain, I would not like to go back and relive my high school days. Trust me, you couldn’t pay me to go back and relive that experience, but watching all of these shows brings back good the good memories and makes me nostalgic!
So if you are on a “high school” kick like me and need a good show, or 10, to watch then you should check out these!! Netflix is the best!!
ONE. Riverdale. If you love a good murder mystery and love triangles then this is the show for you. It’s based on the Archie comic series and ties in the original Archie gang and Josie and the Pussy Cats! I also just figured out that Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TGI-Friday flashbacks anyone??) was an Archie comic so maybe she will be brought into the Riverdale series?? There is only one season out on Netflix but season two is about to start back on the CW!
TWO. 90210. If there was one show on Netflix that I never thought I would watch, it would be this show. It has always seemed really silly to me, I watched some of the original 90210 and loved it, but I was really surprised to find myself loving it and getting really wrapped up in these character’s lives. Now these aren’t necessarily people I would relate to in real life, no one I know lives that fancy, but I have to say that I’m a fan! Currently, all 5 seasons of 90210 are on Netflix.
THREE. Gossip Girl. I remember when this show came out and I was obsessed with NYC at the time so I was glued to this show. I was also obsessed with the idea of a prep school and this show kind of killed that for me because these kids were so bad! LOL!! I need to go back and watch it through to the end but I remember loving it and wishing I could be Blair Waldorf. Currently, all 6 seasons are on Netflix.
FOUR. The Carrie Diaries. Confession- I am a huge Candace Bushnell and SATC fan (fun fact- the first time I went to NYC I took the Sex and the City Tour and we accidentally ran into where they were filming a scene of the first movie!!!) and so when this show came out I had to watch it. At the time I got a couple of episodes in and then quit it. Sorry baby Carrie, it just wasn’t like the book and I lost interest. However, I have recent;y started watching it again and am loving it!! Currently, all 2 seasons are on Netflix.
FIVE. Pretty Little Liars. This show was one of my favorite guilty pleasures when it first came out. I lost interest a few seasons in and gave it up. However, now that ‘s legit over I need to watch it and see it through to the end!! Currently, all 7 seasons are on Netflix.
SIX. The Secret Life of the American Teenager. I remember watching this when it first came out and was obsessed! This is actually a really good show even if Amy does get a little whiny toward the end of the series. So much drama! Currently, all 5 seasons are on Netflix.
SEVEN. GLEE. I think this was the first show I ever binge watched online, HA! I wasn’t a fan of Glee when it first came out on TV but after watching it all the way through online I am a huge Glee fan. I love that it introduced a new generation to 80’s music and really broke down stereotypes. Currently, all 6 seasons are on Netflix.
EIGHT. Gilmore Girls. You can’t have a high school TV show list without including the Gilmore Girls. This show starts with Rory in high school and goes through her college graduation. It was so good and I love all of the relationships on this show!! It kind of reminds me of home. Currently, all 7 seasons are available on Netflix.
NINE. 13 Reasons Why. I know this show is pretty controversial but I loved it. I loved that it showed true mental illness and the consequences of bullying. I know several people personally who have said they will never watch it but I think it was very enlightening. Currently the first season is on Netflix and I have heard that shooting has begun for season 2!
TEN. Greenhouse Academy. I haven’t watched this show yet but it popped up on my recommended for me list (I guess all my high school tv show binge watching finally paid off) and I added it to my list! It sure sounds like a show I will like and Netflix usually doesn’t disappoint on that!! Have you seen it yet?? Currently only one season is available on Netflix.
What Netflix shows have you been watching lately??