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.
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- 109The Fosters (Freeform, 2013) is an American drama television series created by Bradley... more
- 1313The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol... more
- 910Degrassi: The Next Generation (CTV, 2001 ) is a Canadian teen drama television series created... more
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- 810Parenthood (NBC, 2010) is an American television drama series created by Jason Katims. Four... more
- 812On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is an American coming-of-age television series created by Lauren... more
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- 711Bunheads (ABC, 2012) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Amy... more
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Puberty BluesClaudia Karvan, Daniel WylliePuberty Blues is an Australian television drama series broadcast on Network Ten. It is based... more