If you’ve already watched Hides on Netflix you know how gritty and intense the teen TV show really is. Hides aired between 2007 and 2013 and the US spin-off premiered in 2011. Hides on Netflix stars Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Hannah Murray and Dev Patel in the lead roles. These actors have gone on to land some mostly cool parts Game of Thrones to Slumdog Millionaire.
Euphoria is a super gritty teen drama often compared to Hides on Netflix, but since then Euphoria is only available on HBO, not everyone has the chance to watch it. Here are some of the popular shows to watch that shed some light on the dark side of the troubled teenage years we all go through.
Large army (2020)
Great Army hit Netflix in 2020 and it’s already secured for a second season. Some of the tough topics covered Large army encompasses how the normalized rape culture has unfortunately become, racial issues between people of different ethnicities and the concept of sexual identity. Bullying is something that happens in schools around the world and this show treats that just like Hides on Netflix.
13 reasons why (2017-2020)
13 reasons why is a show that gets pretty dark. It’s a Netflix Original that focuses on the story of a girl named Hannah who commits suicide. She leaves a record of thirteen tapes explaining her thirteen reasons for committing suicide. The Netflix show reveals she was pushed over the edge after being sexually assaulted by the hottest soccer player at her school.
After Hannah dies by suicide, the main character, Clay Jensen, spends his time tracking down the rest of the secrets she’s left behind based on clues on the tapes she’s been recording. He struggles to let her go and move on.
Challenge me (2019)
There are so many cheerleading shows and movies to watch, but this one takes the cake when it comes to gritty television. Challenge me is about two best friends who may not be the healthiest for each other. Something about their friendship is extremely toxic, but for some reason they can’t keep apart.
They are rebellious, engage in underage drinking, act promiscuously at times, and take on their cheer coach with great attitude. Plus, they sometimes even bully younger cheerleaders on their squad to maintain the power dynamic. A murderous plot is also taking place outside of the cheer practice on this show, leaving viewers confused as to who did what.
Ginny & Georgia (2021)
Ginny & Georgia premiered on Netflix in 2021, and while it’s already been publicly criticized by Taylor Swift on social media, it’s still doing pretty well. It is about a young mother who became pregnant at the age of fifteen and is now doing her best to raise her two children on her own. By the time her oldest daughter is also 15 years old, they are in a very strange relationship that is not as close as it probably should be.
Ginny is the young mother and Georgia is the grown daughter. The reason they don’t get along is because Ginny prefers to lie about things she should easily tell the truth about. Georgia tries her best to finish high school and not follow in her mother’s footsteps.
in contrast to Hides on Netflix, for many critics, Insatiable is considered a Netflix flop. It tells the story of a teenage girl who is bullied for being overweight until she gets drastically thin. After an accident, her jaw closes and she can’t eat all the food she once loved.
Social media users flocked to cancel this show, saying it encourages dangerous diet culture and fat shaking. although Insatiable can be considered a bit tone deaf, it’s still one of those gritty teen comedy dramas that’s on par with Hides on Netflix.
Degrassi: next class (2016-2017)
Every season of Degrassi is filled with new drama, new characters and new craziness. Degrassi: next class on Netflix is no different. The four-season show focuses on teens dealing with racism, cyberbullying, mental illness, illegal substance use, and even homophobia.
It is realistic to face real problems at a young age. Children should not face such severe hardship before they are even eighteen years old, but it does happen. This show is very similar Hides on Netflix.
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