Riverdale, based on the classic Archie comic books series, follows the lives and dramas Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones in modern fantasy. fashion. Archie and his friends are caught up in the dark mystery of a high-profile crime that rocked Riverdale. Riverdale sometimes has murder cases that go unsolved until the school year ends. Archie and his gang have an important, very teenage social life.
If you enjoy Riverdale and can’t wait to watch season six, we have 15 television series to hold you over in the meantime.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Inspired by the comic-book reimagining Sabrina the Teenage Witch Chilling Adventures of Sabrina offers a new twist on Sabrina’s origin story. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, like Riverdale, is inspired by the classic Archie comics and has a darker, modern feel.
Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) is a typical teenage girl who lives in small-town Greendale, where she attends high school and is raised by her two loving aunts, Hilda and Zelda. She enjoys time with her boyfriend, her best friends, and impressing her new teacher. Sabrina is actually a witch with looming obligations to the dark Lord of Hell. But when there are teenage boys to crush on, extracurriculars to keep up with at school, and budding feminist ideals to champion–what modern girl really has the time for satan? Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will show you how this young witch deals with her dual nature, conflicting loyalties and conflicts. Netflix.
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Pretty Little Liars
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Have a secret you want to keep? This one you’ll keep, swear it. It’s better to keep it in your pocket than to take it to the grave. If I showIf you don’t know what I said, I will. ‘Cause two can keep a secret if one of them is dead… These lyrics by The PiercesThese are taken from the theme song that is played at the start of each episode and are a perfect description of how the show works. “pretty little”They are liars.
The Liars is a group of teenage girls who lost Allison, their leader and prototypical mean girl. After falling out of friendship over the course a year, the girls are reunited when they start receiving mysteriously threatening texts from an unknown sender. “A”. Initial suspicion of “A” being Allison herself, those assumptions are quickly dissolved with the discovery of Allison’s body. Who is Allison? “A”They want to torment the liesters. What secrets, lies, and bodies are there? What secrets and lies (and bodies) are still to be discovered? The Liars must discover the true identity “A” if they’re ever going to solve this pretty little mystery.
The Vampire Diaries
If you could read the diary from a vampire, it would likely be a story of transcendent love and deep betrayal. It would also include stories of unimaginable heartbreak and many lives and centuries. You could also watch The Vampire Diaries on The CW, which is almost the same thing.
Set in the supernaturally-charged and aptly-named town of Mystic Falls, The Vampire Diaries follows the life of a young woman named Elena (Nina Dobrev), who is caught up in the dangerous rivalry of two vampire brothers, Stefan (Paul WesleyDamon (Ian Somerhalder). Elena finds solace and comfort in the loving and kind Stefan Salvatore after a terrible tragedy that saw her parents die. Things get complicated when Damon Salvatore, brother to Elena, returns home from Mystic Falls seeking revenge on Stefan for making Damon a vampire. Romantically and mystically. Because in this town full of witches, werewolves, and vampires–including a former lover with a striking resemblance to Elena–brothers Stefan and Damon will have to work together to protect the woman that they love.
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The CW created The Vampire Diaries as a spinoff series following the success of The Vampire Diaries. The Originals, which continues to tell the story of additional characters from Diaries.
The Originals portrays the lives of the Mikaelson family–siblings Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt)–who were the first vampires to ever walk the Earth. As the original architects of Louisiana’s French Quarter, the Mikaelsons have returned to New Orleans after nearly a century away. Marcel, a new leader has taken over the French Quarter in their place.Charles Michael Davis), and a vicious war between vampires, witches, and werewolves is brewing. With a new generation of family members to protect, an old city to reclaim, and ancient prophecies to deal with, the Mikaelson family will face challenges greater than they’ve ever encountered in their centuries-long existence.
Completing our adventures in vampire diaries, we have a spin-off of a spin-off with CW’s Legacies. Hope Mikaelson (the star of the series) is the main focus.Danielle Rose RussellThe Originals’s daughter, Klaus Mikaelson (a la Originals) fame, is the protagonist. Legacies revisits stories from both The Originals, and The Vampire Diaries. It also reprises the roles of characters from both series. The Salvatore School of the Young and Gifted’s name will be familiar to viewers. Hope attends there with other classmates who have supernatural abilities.
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Giveaway is another TV series that oozes dark academia magic. The MagiciansA watch. Starring Jason RalphThe Magicians, written by Quentin Coldwater, focuses on the lives and times of students at an elite academy that trains those with magical abilities. Quentin believed that the magical world he had read about in his favorite stories was fiction as a child. He soon discovers that such a world of magic exists in real life. What does this mean for his relationship and friendship with Julia, his childhood friend?Stella Maeve), who can’t attend the academy and seeks magic somewhere else, you’ll have to watch to find out.
Gossip Girl (2007)
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In the days before smartphones and social media, teenagers and non-socialites alike could get all their gossip via anonymous blogs and online updates. Simpler times, I know. In the early 2000s, Manhattan’s Upper East Side was home to the Gossip Girls blog (narrated here by Kristen Bell) is all the rage.
If you’re young, beautiful, have a fancy name, or any of the above, then you’re probably going to be mentioned on Gossip Girl, the blog. If you’re Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), Nate Archibald (Chace CrawfordChuck Bass (Ed Westwick), then you’re definitely going to be written about by Gossip Girl. Notable storylines from the blog archive include a who’s who of dating prospects, frenemies, and fashion trendsetters. The mystery of the mysterious blog author, the Gossip girl? You’ll have to wait and see. Xoxo Gossip Girl.
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Teen Wolf is an MTV series loosely indebted to the 1980s classic film of the name. Michael J. Fox. This reimagined series stars Tyler PoseyScott McCall, a normal teenager, became a supernatural werewolf.
It can be difficult enough to navigate high school for a quiet child with few friends. But it’s made even tougher when, thanks to the full moon each month, your newly acquired senses and physicality make you want to tear something–or somebody–apart. Scott McCall will not be able to graduate if he has a crush on a werewolf-hunter father, a jealousy-driven classmate, and a town full of supernatural threats.
The Umbrella Academy
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The Umbrella AcademyNetflix’s metaphysically rich series is based on the comic books. The series stars an all-star ensemble cast that includes the likes of Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, Kate Walsh, Mary J. Blige–just to name a few.
Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire, gave the name Umbrella Academy to seven of their siblings (Colm FeoreWith the intent of creating a team full of superheroes, Each sibling has supernatural abilities and is tasked to save the world from an impending apocalypse. But they’ll have to get over their family dysfunction, first.
Shadow and Bone
A group of people called Grisha, who live in the land of Ravka have an extraordinary ability to manipulate the natural elements and matter. Grisha are capable of controlling wind, fire, metal and even the bodies. As such tensions are rising among various peoples of this land. “Shadow Fold”The conflict’s center. The Fold was created hundreds of years ago by a Grisha. Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) is a mapmaker for the Army, and is a Grisha with power that even she doesn’t realize. With Alina’s rare ability to summon the sun itself, the Grisha have a chance to destroy the Shadow Fold once and for all. Shadow and Bone, based on the Grishaverse books, was recently renewed on Netflix.
Degrassi: The Next Generation
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For an early 2000s teen drama packed with more nostalgia than you can shake a stick at, check out Degrassi: The Next Generation – our favorite of the many Degrassi iterations.
The Degrassi community school is the center of all drama at high schools on The Next Generation. This includes teen pregnancy and rape, suicide, and gang violence. DrakeEnding up in a wheelchair or a variety other things. You did that right. Drake, the musical artist, and rapper, made his entertainment industry debut as Degrassi’s own Jimmy Brooks, whose–spoiler alert–high school basketball career is tragically cut short by a bullet that paralyzes him. Degrassi: The Next Generation aired for 14 seasons and is well worth another look.
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It’s showtime! Show choir time. Starring Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jane LynchThe wildly-popular sexy duo has a wide range of talent. Glee centers on one high school’s “glee club”In all its coming-of age glory.
Spanish teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) is on a mission to restore the school’s glee club to its former status, despite the better efforts of a conniving cheerleading coach named Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), who works to sabatoge the club at every turn. The club’s members, all of whom are struggling with teenage life, must navigate the uncharted territory that is this growing and successful club.
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Lea Michele is back on our list Scream QueensA clever series that’s part slasher flick and part comedy. fashion show.
Michele portrays college girl Hester Ulrich, who is a member of the Kappa House sorority– led by “Queen Bitch” Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts). These sorority girls are cut-throat, literally, and you wouldn’t want to cross them. You can also see them in the movie “Starting.” Abigail Breslin as Oberlin’s minion, Chanel #5, and Jamie Lee Curtis as the cold and calculating Dean of the university, Scream Queens is one culty series you don’t want to pass up.
Once Upon a Time
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There was once an ABC series that combined all our favorite fairy tale stories into a beautiful tapestry that ran seven seasons.
The series takes places in the “real-world”Setting of Storybrooke, where all the fairy-tale creatures were sent to live with an evil queen. Storybrooke’s residents are unable to recall their true magical nature as the queen has robbed them of this memory many years back. But thanks to the only child of Snow White and Prince Charming–a young woman named Emma Swan–the inhabitants of Storybrooke might have a chance at happiness, memories, and their magic, once again.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy Summers is a typical bubbly high schooler from 1990s America. She just happens to be a descendant of a long lineage of female warriors fighting against forces of evil. No big deal, right? Buffy struggles with homework more than she struggles keeping darkness incarnate away. Luckily she’s got her best friends, fellow high school students, to help her keep it all together.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle GellarThe iconic role was a model for female characters and the series helped to open the doors to more shows featuring them. Over the years, the franchise has enjoyed a large fan base and cult-following. It has also inspired many spin-offs and books as well as video games and video games. Buffy the Vampire Slayer will appeal to fans of series like Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and others.
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