Nervous about going back to school? Stream these shows to get ready!


Heading back to school is always nerve-racking. Planning your first-day outfit, figuring out where all your new classes are, and comparing schedules with friends is as exciting as it is anxiety-inducing —and this year is no exception. Whether your school is offering online classes or going back to in-person classes, everyone is concerned about what the new school year will bring. Before you start your classes this fall, check out these classic scholastics themed shows to get back in the academic mood.


When it's discovered that charismatic lawyer Jeff Winger forged his college degree, he is forced to go back to community college. There he joins a study group full of loveable misfits. Although this show takes place in college, you'll enjoy episodes full of hilarious hijinks and relatable characters as this study group struggles through their classes. Stream on Netflix.

Gilmore Girls

Whether you're team Dean, Jess, or Logan, I think we can all agree that Rory's academic journey is one of the best parts of Gilmore Girls. Watching Rory tackle high school bullies, difficult classes and the college application process will leave you feeling inspired and ready to take on whatever virtual or hybrid learning throws at you. Stream on Netflix.


If you can't get enough of Alt-TikTok, Daria is your next binge-watch. When Daria Morgendorffer and her family moves to a new town, her sister Quinn becomes one of the most popular girls in school, and Daria is once again the outsider. This show deals with real issues from eating disorders to social anxiety, tokenism, and feminism, all with Daria's iconic deadpan humor. Stream on Hulu.

Never Have I Ever

Mindy Kaling's latest creation, Never Have I Ever is a classic coming of age story all about Devi, a teen growing up in southern California. At the beginning of her sophomore year, Devi is determined to have a normal school year for once, and lots of students this year are in the same boat. Watch along as Devi deals with friend break-ups, grief, and new crushes, and laugh at Kaling's witty jokes. Stream on Netflix.

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by Elise G. Esquibel | 9/6/2020