There’s a lot of Netflix shows out there that get a lot of hype. From Making A Murderer to You to Love is Blind, there always seems to be a new show that everyone is talking about and that everyone has seen. That leaves a whole bunch of amazing content that’s just hanging out in the land of the underrated, waiting to be watched. Here are some of the best Netflix shows that don’t get talked about quite as much.
I feel like there was a lot of marketing and hype around this show when it first premiered, and then all of that just faded off. I assumed it was because the show wasn’t very good and moved on with my life. However, in the last couple of weeks, the quarantine finally got to me and I decided to give it a whirl. Now, I’m completely confused as to why more people don’t talk about this show.
The Sinner is a show that explores inexplicable crimes, the meaning of guilt, and how the past impacts the present. There are two seasons, each following the same detective, but covering entirely different cases. In each season, the supposed perpetrator is an unlikely criminal, causing the detectives to focus heavily on the “why”. The second season is even more captivating than the first, but both are just really good TV. It’s intense and emotional at times and salacious at others and it’ll keep you hooked to the very end.
This is another great mystery watch based on a novel by Harlan Coben, who also created the show. There’s a bunch of Harlan Coben shows on Netflix. They’re all great, but this is the one that struck me the most. The Stranger follows a normal British father who is confronted by a stranger that turns his life upside down. The show is full of secrets and compelling mysteries and its the perfect fast-moving show to binge-watch on a lazy Saturday.
I know there’s a lot of superhero entertainment out there to watch these days, but I promise Jessica Jones is different. The show follows a traumatized private detective as she confronts her abuser and takes cases in New York City. She just happens to have superpowers. Jessica Jones is sarcastic, angry, and a heavy drinker. Wonder Woman she is not, but that’s part of what makes her so unique — and so relatable. The show is empowering without giving up a single bit of badassery that we’ve come to expect from comic book entertainment. This is a great show to watch if you like the darker and grittier side of a good comic book story.
Okay, this one is underrated because it’s in German, but the subtitles are worth it. Dark is perfect for fans of Stranger Things looking for something exciting to watch. It’s a little bit sci-fi, a little bit mystery, and all A+ entertainment. It begins as the case of a missing boy and turns into so much more than that. The characters are fascinating and the story is very different, and it takes a turn you’ll never see coming.
This show was not exactly underrated, but given how good this it was, I feel like we didn’t hear enough about it. Natasha Lyonne is an absolute treasure in everything she does, and Russian Doll is worth watching for that alone. Its also deeply thought-provoking, fascinating, and entirely original. The show can be almost frustrating at times because it sucks the viewer so far into the world of these characters and the strange happenings of this one particular birthday party.
If you’re looking for an epic series to binge-watch, with a lot of seasons and a lot of drama, this is the show for you. It’s a family drama, a crime show, and a fantastic period piece all in one. Peaky Blinders takes place in post World War I England. The story follows The Shelby family, one of the most compelling TV families of all time, as they go about their highly questionable business. This whole show is a lesson in lovable antiheroes and its marvelous.
This show is a coming of age masterpiece that captures the sheer awkwardness of teenagers navigating the sexual landscape. It does so while maintaining an overall educated and positive view of sex and sexuality that so many shows are lacking. The characters are loveable, and the show authentically portrays high school life in a way that is real without sacrificing entertainment value.