Puberty is an awful time filled with embarrassment, confusion, and disgusting smells. It's something we all must suffer through, and though we don't suffer alone, it sometimes feels that way. Or at least we wish we were alone. But along with the rise of Peak TV has come some amazing TV shows about puberty that prove we all go through the same thing while growing up and that, in retrospect, it's kinda funny.
These shows deal with the horrific insights to puberty in comedic, touching, and even empathetic ways that our beleaguered health teachers could never dream of. Whether they're touching family dramas or gross-out comedies, the shows on this list all bring something new and entertaining to the awful topic of puberty.
Keeping in mind that these shows have featured specific storylines dedicated to the trials and tribulations puberty, and not just the general hardship of coming of age, here are the best TV shows about puberty. Vote up the shows best shows that have handled one of the worst parts of growing up.
Premiered: 2017Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew... more
Premiered: 2019Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by... more
Premiered: 1993Boy Meets World (ABC, 1993) is an American television sitcom created by Michael Jacobs and... more
Premiered: 1997Pepper Ann is an American animated series created by Sue Rose and aired on ABC. It debuted on... more
Premiered: 1991Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early... more
Premiered: 2019PEN15 (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy web television series, created by Maya Erskine, Anna... more
Premiered: 2000Malcolm in the Middle (Fox, 2000) is an American television sitcom created by Linwood Boomer.... more
Premiered: 1988The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol... more
Premiered: 2013The Fosters (Freeform, 2013) is an American drama television series created by Bradley... more
Premiered: 2001Degrassi: The Next Generation (CTV, 2001 ) is a Canadian teen drama television series created... more
Premiered: 2018Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series... more
Premiered: 2010Parenthood (NBC, 2010) is an American television drama series created by Jason Katims. Four... more
Premiered: 2018On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is an American coming-of-age television series created by Lauren... more
Premiered: 2012Bunheads (ABC, 2012) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Amy... more
Premiered: 2009The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the... more
Derry GirlsSaoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan
Premiered: 2018Derry Girls (Channel 4, 2018) is a British sitcom created by Lisa McGee. Erin (Saoirse-Monica... more
Premiered: 2013The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg. Adam... more
Puberty BluesClaudia Karvan, Daniel Wyllie
Premiered: 2012Puberty Blues is an Australian television drama series broadcast on Network Ten. It is based... more