These shows present a realistic (or at least less unrealistic) take on life in high school, with the emotional ups and downs, social issues, awkward moments, difficult social dynamics, and of course young love. We consulted widely with teenagers to gauge the realism of these shows. Or at least one teenager.
Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again. Despite an improbable premise, the show is saved by excellent writing and outstanding acting.
On My Block, co-created by Lauren Iungerich (creator of Awkward) and Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft (All Eyez On Me, Empire), is a coming of age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high-school set in the rough inner city.