Netflix’s ‘Twentysomethings: Austin’ Explores the Highs and Lows of Young Adulthood

Frankly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this kind of show initially. 

Conceptually, the show mirrors that of the Real World wherein young (more often than not) single adults live in a house together and, naturally, inevitably, drama ensues. 

However, Twentysomething subverts the expectation that suggests these contestants simply came on the show for petty drama. 

I have to say when the first season concluded, I was pleasantly surprised. The series not only has solid production quality, likable characters with intriguing narratives, and is a great portrayal of Austin; 

More importantly, Twentysomethings is an honest exploration of young adulthood through the lens of diverse identities. 

Over the course of 12 episodes, the Netflix series features nine people. However, our starting cast consists of four men and four women who have moved to Austin, Texas in hopes of achieving varying life opportunities not accessible to them in their hometowns. 

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