7 Shows to Watch on Netflix If You Miss Spinning Out

Mar 12, 2020 @ 22:52 GMT-0500
7 Shows to Watch on Netflix If You Miss Spinning Out

The Netflix ice skating drama Spinning Out, despite a relatively small fanbase, is loved by the majority of the viewers who decided to give it a go. The show touched on several real-life social issues related to mental illness, in particular bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as racism and predatory sexual instincts.

For most fans, the first season of Spinning Out left us craving for more. We couldn’t get enough of the beautiful chemistry between the lead characters Kat Baker and Justin Davis, played by Kaya Scodelario and Evan Roderick, respectively.

Besides Kat and Justin, there were several interesting subplots involving a talented group of cast, most notably Willow Shields (Serena Baker), David James Elliot (James Davis), Sarah Wright Olsen (Mandy Davis), Svetlana Efremova (Dasha Fedorova), Amanda Zhou (Jenn Yu), Mitchell Edwards (Marcus Holmes), Kaitlyn Leeb (Leah Starnes), Will Kemp (Mitch Saunders), and January Jones (Carol Baker).

Although Spinning Out season 2 initially looked to be on the cards with several exciting plot points, Netflix shockingly decided to cancel the show, much to the dismay of fans. However, fans weren’t willing to give up just yet. They subsequently took it upon themselves to start a petition demanding the second season of this fascinating figure skating drama.

Netflix may have canceled Spinning Out, but fans are still hopeful some other network might pick up this wonderful show in the near future. Meanwhile, if you’re one of those fans who is missing Spinning Out, we’ve got you covered with a list of similar shows on Netflix, not necessarily on plot, but definitely on quality and excitement. Without further ado, let’s get to them.

7. GLOW (2017 – present)

Number of seasons: 3
Total episodes: 30
IMDb rating: 8.0

Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, GLOW is an American comedy-drama web series that premiered on Netflix on 23rd June 2017.

As per IMDb, the plot reads:

A look at the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organization in Los Angeles during the 1980s.

The main cast includes Alison Brie as Ruth “Zoya the Destroya” Wilder, Betty Gilpin as Debbie “Liberty Belle” Eagan, Sydelle Noel as Cherry "Junkchain"/"Black Magic" Bang, Britney Young as Carmen “Manchu Picchu” Wade, and Marc Maron as Sam Sylvia.


GLOW was renewed for the fourth and final season on 20th September 2019.

6. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-present)

Number of seasons: 2 (3 parts)
Total episodes: 28
IMDb rating: 7.6


Developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a supernatural horror drama based on the book series of the same name by Archie Comics. It premiered on Netflix on 26th October 2018.

As per Netflix, the premise reads:

Magic and mischief collide as half-human, half-witch Sabrina navigates between two worlds: mortal teen life and her family's legacy, the Church of Night.

The main cast includes Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman, Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle, Lucy Davis as Hildegarde Antoinette “Hilda” Spellman, and Chance Perdomo as Ambrose Spellman.


Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has two seasons so far divided into three parts and a Christmas special. The series was initially well-received; however, the show’s come under fire lately for a few absurd storylines. Nevertheless, the show does teen drama pretty well. Part 3 released on Netflix on 24th January 2020.

5. 13 Reasons Why (2017-Present)

Number of seasons: 3
Total episodes: 39
IMDb rating: 7.8

Developed by Brian Yorkey, 13 Reasons Why is an American teen drama based on Jay Asher’s 2007 young adult novel of the same name. The series premiered on Netflix on 31st Marc 2017.

As per IMDb, the plot reads:

Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

The main cast includes Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen, Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker, Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla, Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis, Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, and Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker.


The show initially planned as a limited series for Netflix was met with controversy for its portrayal of suicide and depression amongst teens. However, it quickly managed to generate a loyal fan following; as a result, the streaming giants renewed the series for the second season.

13 Reasons Why season 4 premieres on Netflix in 2020.

4. The Umbrella Academy (2019-present)

Number of seasons: 1
Total episodes: 10
IMDb rating: 8.9

Based on The Umbrella Academy comic book series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the superhero web series premiered on Netflix on 15th February 2019.

Created by Steve Blackman, the show stars the likes of Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Robert Sheehan.

As per Netflix, the premise reads:

Reunited by their father's death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets -- and a looming threat to humanity.

The Umbrella Academy was an instant hit, climbing so quickly to the #1 spot that Netflix renewed the series for a second season with barely any hesitation. Following the enthralling season finale, fans cannot wait for the second season.


The Umbrella Academy season 2 premieres on Netflix in 2020.

3. Sex Education (2019-present)

Number of seasons: 2
Total episodes: 16
IMDb rating: 8.3

Created by Laurie Nunn, Sex Education is a British comedy-drama that premiered on Netflix on 11th January 2019. With over 40 million viewers since its debut, the teen drama is one of the most popular shows on Netflix in the last few years.

As per Netflix, the premise reads:

A teenage boy with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

Following the remarkable success of the debut season, the show was subsequently renewed for season 2 that released on 17th January 2020.


The leading cast includes Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn, Gillian Anderson as Dr. Jean F. Milburn, Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong, Emma Mackey as Maeve Wiley, and Connor Swindells as Adam Groff.

In February 2020, Sex Education season 3 was officially announced by Netflix.

2. Atypical (2017-present)

Number of seasons: 3
Total episodes: 28
IMDb rating: 8.3

Created by Robia Rashid, Atypical is a coming-of-age dramedy that premiered on Netflix on 11th August 2017.

As per Netflix, the premise reads:

When a teen on the autism spectrum decides to get a girlfriend, his bid for more independence puts his whole family on a path of self-discovery.

The series stars Jennifer Jason Leigh as Elsa Gardener, Keir Gilchrist as Sam Gardner, Brigette Lundy-Paine as Casey Gardner, Amy Okuda as Julia Sasaki, and Michael Rapaport as Doug Garner.


Atypical is often considered an underrated gem since it’s not as popular as the other names on this list. However, viewers who have watched this show tend to give positive feedback. Following a successful debut season, the second and third season was dropped by Netflix in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Atypical season 4 releases on Netflix in 2021.

1. I Am Not Okay With This (2020-present)

Number of seasons: 1
Total episodes: 8
IMDb rating: 7.7


Directed by Jonathan Entwistle, I Am Not Okay With This is a coming-of-age comedy-drama web series based on the comic book of the same name. The series premiered on Netflix on 26th February 2020.

As per IMDb, the plot reads:

Sydney is a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her.

The main cast includes Sophia Lillis as Sydney Novak, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Barber, Sofia Bryant as Dina, Richard Ellis as Brad Lewis, Aidan Wojtak-Hissong as Liam Novak, and Kathleen Rose-Perkins as Maggie Novak.


The show is receiving massive appreciation from fans and critics alike. Although there’s been no confirmation yet, I Am Not Okay With This is likely to be renewed for season 2 pretty soon.

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