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6 TV Shows Like Blood And Water You Must See

May 24, 2020
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If you want to watch quality teen dramas, Netflix has a lot of options for you. The streaming service keeps updating its slate with the latest releases from all over the world. ‘Blood and Water’ is one of them. The South African series focuses on the story of a teenager who lost her sister to human trafficking a long time ago. Now, she has the opportunity to find out what happened to her. The series offers a lot of twists and turns to the story and keeps you thoroughly engaged. If you loved the show and are looking for more like this, then these are the ones you should go for. You can find most of these shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or other streaming services.

6. Control Z (2020)

If one of the reasons why you loved ‘Blood and Water’ is the fact that it provides a different take from the teenagers that you are used to seeing on American television, then here is another non-American series for you. ‘Control Z’ is a Mexican series set around the teenagers trying to protect their secrets while trying to unravel the identity of the person who threatens them. At the center of it is Sofia, who has to come out of her social awkwardness to find out the hacker who is the cause of all the trouble.

5. Baby (2018-)

One of the interesting things about ‘Blood and Water’ is that it is inspired by a true story. If you are looking for a similar element in other teen dramas, then ‘Baby’ is the one to go for. This Italian series is loosely inspired by true events that came to light in 2014. The focus of the story is a girl named Chiara. She studies in an elite school in Rome. However, she has a secret life that she engages in after school. To protect her secrets, she unravels a horde of other complications for herself as well as her friends.

4. Pretty Little Liars (2010-2017)

The concept of ‘Blood and Water’ revolves around a girl who wants to clear her doubts about another girl being her long lost sister. If the ambiguity over the identity of characters is what sparks your interest, then ‘Pretty Little Liars’ is the next show for you. It follows the lives of four teenage girls who are harboring a dark secret. The problem begins when someone, calling themselves ‘A’, threatens to expose them. As the girls try to keep their increasingly complicated lives normal, they also have to figure out who ‘A’ is and what they really want.

3. Quicksand (2019)

Based on the novel of the same name, ‘Quicksand’ is a Swedish drama worthy of its name. It is immensely intriguing, and with just six episodes, it tells a taut story delving into the psyche of a teenager accused of a heinous crime. Maja Norberg comes under the scrutiny of law enforcement when she comes out as the sole survivor of a shooting that took place in her school. As the investigation proceeds, the question of ‘why’ takes precedence over the ‘whether’ factor of it. The crime element of the story binds you to it, but there is much more to it than that. It also focuses on class inequalities and the struggles of a teenager in Sweden.

2. Elite (2018-)

One of the most popular teen dramas, ‘Elite’ is another international series that will grip you from the very first moment to the last. It is set in a private school that is exclusive to rich kids, but three working-class teenagers earn their way into it. The rivalry in academics, as well as romance, ensues between them and ends with a murder. The death of one of the students leads everyone to question each other’s intentions and loyalties, and the search for the murderer tears apart the best of friends.

1. Riverdale (2017-)

Riverdale Season 4 Episode 14 'Chapter Seventy-One: How to Get Away with Murder.'

If it was the mystery aspect of ‘Blood and Water’ that intrigued you the most, then ‘Riverdale’ is the show that you should binge on next. Based on the characters of Archie comics, it follows the story of a group of teenagers who try to make sense of the sinister things going on in their town. Murder and danger are on every corner of Riverdale, and as the quartet attempts to solve these cases, we also find them entangled in a web of complicated feelings for each other. This show is a perfect blend of mystery and teen drama, and also shares a universe with ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ and ‘Katy Keene’.

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