And by cornering the market on coming-of-age sagas, Netflix itself is now also coming of age. The company's move into programming geared toward younger audiences is advantageous because it satiates the appetite of those coveted young viewers yearning to see themselves depicted on-screen, but also because it is truly just smart for business. But as its first season progressed, it blossomed into the kind of show everyone should love and all networks should be doing—smartly tackling a wide range of topics, including cyber bullying, gendered double standards and genetic testing. These shows joined established programming like Degrassi: Brown in the current day, the show bounces back and forth in the past as we visit key moments in their upbringing. Brown also so great in The People v. This likely explains then, at least in part, why Netflix is now going all in on young voices. But perhaps more importantly, they are giving voice to today's youth at a time when young adults are proving to be more powerful than ever before, and providing a diverse array of blueprints that show them what happens when they harness that energy and drive. Brown, Mandy Moore Network: Next Class , the latest iteration of what might actually be the epitome of young adult programming, and the Japanese reality series co-production Terrace House , which involves men and women in their late teens to early 30s sharing a house together. The streaming service, once known for adult-oriented series like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, has quietly pivoted to focus more on young adult programming — or rather, programming giving voices to young adults by focusing on the universal themes and struggles of youth. They are also more likely than their older counterparts to ditch traditional cable subscriptions — known as cutting the cord — and shell out money for streaming services. The animated comedy Big Mouth , meanwhile, offered up all the awkwardness of adolescence and puberty via a literal hormone monster while still managing to make poignant observations about what it actually means to grow up. Simpson is powerful screen force.