The Summer I Turned Pretty is an American coming-of-age romantic drama which was premiered on June 17, 2022, with the first season consisting of seven episodes. The second season of the show, which began on July 14, 2023 and consists of eight episodes, was renewed for a third run.
Now fans are very eager to watch more shows which is like ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’. Here’s we bring you top 10 tv shows which gives a feel of watching something romantic and coming-of-age drama. These shows often focus on themes of love, family, friendship, and growing up. They also often feature strong female characters going through different life experiences, which many viewers find relatable and inspiring.
Heartstopper is a British coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama which was released on 22 April 2022. The director and cinematographer worked together to create specific lighting and colour palettes to establish the mood of each scene. The show received critical acclaim, particularly for its tone and pacing. The show is ready to watch on Netflix.
- Genre – Coming-of-age
- Romantic comedy – Teen drama
- Based on Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
7. Young Royals
Young Royals is a Swedish teen drama romance which follows a story of male student Simon Eriksson (Omar Rudberg), and the drama which results. The series was renewed for a third and final season, in December 2022.
- Genre – Teen drama, Romance
- Created by – Lisa Ambjörn
- Casts – Edvin Ryding, Omar Rudberg, Malte Gårdinger, Frida Argento, Nikita Uggla
6. Our Beloved Summer
It is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. Billed as “Studio N’s first original series” that revolves around Choi Ung (Choi Woo-shik) and Kook Yeon-soo (Kim Da-mi), ex-lovers who broke up with a promise to never meet again.
- Genre – Coming-of-age, Drama, Romance
- Based on – The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
- Casts – Lola Tung, Jackie Chung, Rachel Blanchard, Christopher Briney, Gavin Casalegno, Sean Kaufman, Alfredo Narciso, Minnie Mills, Colin Ferguson, Tom Everett Scott and Rain Spencer
- Original network – Amazon Prime Video
5. Love in the Moonlight
- Based on – Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
- Casts – Park Bo-gum, Kim Yoo-jung, Jung Jin-young, Chae Soo-bin, Kwak Dong-yeon
- Streamin on – KBS2
Love in the Moonlight is a coming-of-age story and youth romance set during 19th-century which is about, Crown Prince Lee Yeong’s (Park Bo-gum) growth from a boy into revered monarch and his unlikely relationship with eunuch Hong Ra-on (Kim Yoo-jung).
4. Dickinson (2019–2021)
Dickinson is a fictionalised account of the life of the rebellious teenage poet Emily Dickinson, played by the outstanding Hailee Steinfeld. The protagonist’s relationships with her family and friends in this 19th-century Apple TV series are the show’s main emphasis.
3. Grand Army
Grand Army series follows the lives of Joey Del Marco, Dom Pierre, Sid Pakam, Jayson Jackson, and Leila Kwan Zimmer at Grand Army High School, which is loosely based on Cappiello’s Slut: The Play. In June 2021, the series was canceled after one season.
- Casts – Odessa A’zion, Odley Jean, Amir Bageria, Maliq Johnson, Amalia Yoo, Thelonius Serrell-Freed, Anthony Ippolito, Brian Altemus
- Running time- 47–72 minutes
- Streaming on – Netflix
2. Never Have I Ever
Never Have I Ever has been described as a watershed moment for South Asian representation in Hollywood and has been praised for breaking Asian stereotypes. The story centers around Devi Vishwakumar, a 15-year-old Indian-American Tamil girl from Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles.
- Casts – Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Jaren Lewison, Darren Barnet, Ramona Young, Lee Rodriguez, John McEnroe
- Running time – 22–31 minutes
- Genre – Comedy drama, Coming-of-age, Teen drama
Euphoria follows teenagers in the fictional town of East Highland, California, who seek hope while balancing the strains of love, loss, and addiction. Sweeney, Domingo, and Martha Kelly have also received Emmy nominations for their acting.
- Casts – Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Colman Domingo, Javon “Wanna” Walton, Austin Abrams, Dominic Fike
- Budget – $165 million (s. 1), $110+ million (s. 2)
- Based on – Euphoria by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin