Much to the delight of ‘90s kids everywhere, Sarah Michelle Gellar recently announced that she’ll be reprising her iconic role as Kathryn Merteuil from Cruel Intentions in a TV show for NBC. But there’s no set release date for the series, which means it’ll probably be a while before we get to see Gellar back up to no good. So while we all breathlessly await every update from the show, we’ve got four more options to make time pass just a little faster.
If you like teens behaving badly, watch Skins
Nothing makes for more exciting TV than wild teens. The teens of Skins take bad behavior to a whole new level. The award-winning show has all the drugs, sex and underage nefariousness of Cruel Intentions, but it’s all done in a British accent.
It’s available for streaming now on Netflix.
If you like Sarah Michelle Geller, watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Proving that SMG is a pretty versatile actress, she took a break from kicking ass as Buffy Summers, the Vampire Slayer to transform into Kathryn — as if you didn’t already know that. Watch Buffy for a healthy dose of nostalgia and tons of girl power inspiration. Bonus celeb sighting: Alyson Hannigan from How I Met Your Mother as Buffy’s witchy BFF Willow.
All seven seasons are available from Amazon.
If you like Upper East Side teens, watch Privileged
If you loved “the Marcia Brady of the Upper East Side,” you’ll feel right at home in the world of Privileged. Plus, the series gave Lucy Hale one of her big breaks in television. The actress went on to star as Aria from Pretty Little Liars.
There was only one season of this gem, so you can (theoretically) binge through it in a day via Amazon.
If you like scandalous double lives, watch Being Human
Your twenties are hard enough. Now imagine getting through them as a werewolf, ghost or vampire. They’re all roommates just trying to pass for human. Much like sharing an apartment with friends, the show is suspenseful, funny and memorable — but mostly suspenseful.
What other shows remind you of Cruel Intentions? Give us a shout @BritandCo!
(Photos via Columbia Pictures, Channel 4, Mutant Enemy Productions, CW and BBC.)