If you love the drama and intensity of a fan-written romance, you'll love these Netflix shows. And bonus? They all feature queer main characters.
Based on the hit Webtoon of the same name, Heartstopper is a fresh and cute YA love story following two high school boys as they navigate first love. It's a bit of each genre—coming-of-age, romance, drama, and comedy—all rolled into one.
This YA romance series is a spin-off of the To All the Boys I've Loved Before series (based on Jenny Han's trilogy of the same name) that follows Laura Jean's younger sister Kitty as she travels to Korea to attend school and surprise her long-term penpal boyfriend. There's just one problem: he already has another girlfriend. The crazy twists and Wattpad-style drama only ramp up from there, along with a heavy . It's everything anyone could ask for in a YA romance.
Readers of Red, White, and Royal Blue will love this Swedish teen drama following the boarding-school romance between normal boy Simon and Wilhelm, a prince of Sweden. The series has all the right elements of the royal romance trope, plus a twisty plot to keep you gasping.
First Kill follows young vampire Juliette as she meets and falls in love with Calliope, a vampire hunter. This paranormal romance has a bit everything: sapphic high school romance, Romeo-and-Juliet style family drama, and—oh yeah—vampires! The show teeters on the edge of absurdity (and let's be honest, sometimes falls right off that edge), but it's a delightful kind of bizarre that fanfic readers will appreciate.
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