7 Great TV Shows About Students and University Life

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There's no shortage of creativity when it comes to the production of TV shows about university lifestyle and all the troubles and adventures that young people go through their college period. Some series amuse us with fantastic events that don't usually occur in the real world, while there is a wide collection of shows that point out real-life topics more directly, without the use of fictional allegories.

Netflix's repertoire of high school and college hit series released the last few years is overwhelming: Locke & Key, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Ragnarok, Daybreak, The Politician, The Order, Sex Education, Everything Sucks, American Vandal, 13 Reasons Why and Stranger Things make part of the teen and coming-of-age classroom subgenre. Also we should mention HBO's Euphoria and The CW's Riverdale.

Life feels brighter when your future is not yet determined and everything still seems possible. If you’re looking for something new to binge-watch that’s going to make you smile, cry or hate that bully, we’ve prepared a list of seven amazing titles that you should check out if you didn’t get the chance yet. To avoid focusing on a single time frame, some of them are more recent while others stopped airing a long time ago. Nevertheless, all the titles we mentioned are equally enjoyable and creative.

Sweet/Vicious
Sweet Vicious
The dark comedy Sweet/Vicious was an MTV production following the story of two female students in a school where sexual assaults against female students are heavily disregarded even though they happen regularly. Jules, a girl who was herself a victim of a sexual assault joins Ophelia who spends her nights chasing down the people that hurt other girls. Together, the two vigilante young women train and hunt down the bad guys through a series of dangerous and comic situations. Image courtesy of MTV

Dear White People
Dear White People
Winchester University campus hosts predominantly white students, however, the only college radio station is run by an African-American student. She uses her radio show for a comically misguided social activism campaign, although the majority of her fellow students don't quite understand what she's protesting against. The series is a parody portrayal of race relations and black identity. If you want to laugh your face off while enjoying a clever social satire, don’t miss Dear White People. Image courtesy of Netflix

How to Get Away with Murder
How to Get Away with Murder
The show is currently through its 6th season and it’s still as magnetic as it was the first day. It shows a group of law students that get drafted by their teacher who is also a criminal defense attorney to become members of her team. As a sorority student gets killed, the group of five students gets a deeper insight into the world that waits for them after college. Image courtesy of ABC


The Magicians
The Magicians
Set in the real world, this is a fantasy TV show depicting the life of students who attend a magic university called Brakebills, hidden from the outside world by illusion. The students here face the same challenges as regular scholars: they have homework, essays, and exams to pass, although they are going through a series of quests that they need to solve with magic. It’s the kind of show where if the student doesn’t present his essay on time Australia, he vanishes from the face of the Earth. The Magicians is set in several fictional worlds inhabited by mythical creatures and talking animals, all created with impressive special effects. Image courtesy of SYFY


Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat was a British TV show that aired through six seasons from 2011 to 2016. This comic, yet realistic, projection of challenges that come when six college students that have nothing in common have to live together under the same roof. The six housemates are all presented as unique individuals that face issues adapting to one another. Sprinkled with the powerful dose of Britain's trademark humor, this show will have you seated all night as you binge-watch it. Image courtesy of Channel 4

Clique
Clique
One of the most recent productions on our list, and surely, one of the most intense TV shows about college life currently in offer. The story follows two childhood friends, Georgia and Holly, who get to college together only to be separated by Georgia’s acceptance into an elite group of girl students. The plot is an intense and intricate story full of lavish parties, intrigue, danger, and testing of social skills in a new and seductive environment. Image courtesy of BBC Three

Coach
Coach
The early 90s offered numerous college and high school TV shows, and Coach was one of the most impactful releases at the time. The series' protagonist is a Minnesota State University football coach, who is devoted to sports. He is reconnecting with his daughter who is also a college student. If you still haven’t seen this series, it will make you laugh and wonder about all the troubles and excitement of running a college football team. Image courtesy of ABC

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