Best Underrated TV shows
Mainstream shows take the spotlight from these best-underrated TV shows. These shows had a short run or still continue but their ratings are not good but you should watch them and give them a shot.
12 Monkeys ( 2015 – 2018 )
12 Monkeys are based on a 1995 cult movie which starred Bruce Willis. Moreover, the show revolves around a time-traveler who tries to track down a plague that nearly eradicates humans. If you are interested in science fiction stories, give 12 Monkey a shot.
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 ( 2012 – 2013 )
A party girl who makes her roommates live hell… Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek stars in Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. Furthermore, this show is only 2 seasons long but have great comic moments. This is Krysten Ritter’s early work before Jessica Jones. So if you have an interest in Krysten Ritter’s acting you should check this out.
Future Man ( 2017 – Ongoing )
Future travelers to find a special man to help them on their mission, who turns out to be a janitor and an avid gamer. Furthermore, if you like situational comedies, Future Man is a great one. The creators of this show previously worked on Vexed, Misfits and the movie The Night Before. The show still continues and you should check it if you are looking for a fresh comedy.
Agent Carter ( 2015 – 2016 )
If you have not watched Endgame, the show focus around Peggy Carter who we see in Captain America’s origin story. The show also has moments with Jarvis and Howard Stark who is Tony Stark’s father. Don’t read the rest if you don’t watch Endgame. Spoiler Alert! If you are a Marvel fan you have watched Endgame. The scene where Steve Rogers A.K.A Captain America dancing with the woman from the first movie who is played by Hayley Atwell. The show is about her! Just go and give it a shot if you are a Marvel fan. Howard Stark bits and easter eggs in this show is absolutely great.
Instinct ( 2018 – Ongoing )
A former Cia operative, now a psychology teacher and a best seller author meet Dr. Dylan Reinhard who is being portrayed by Alan Cumming. Dr.Reinhard is The story revolves around Dr.Reinhard and his joint work with NYPD. Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic’s chemistry is also great in this ongoing tv-show. If you have an interest in crime stories you should give it a shot. Instinct is a great tv show that is worth a try.
Tyrant ( 2014 – 2016 )
A man who is living happily with his family returns to his country where he is the one who will claim the throne. This Tv show portrays the change of a man who is Americanized and then returning to his roots. If you like Action Dramas you should give Tyrant a shot!
Wilfred ( 2011 – 2014 )
Elijah Wood portraying a suicidal man who talks with his neighbor’s dog. Furthermore, he sees this dog as a full-grown man. It is a dark comedy and Elijah Wood is great! Wilfred is a must-try on this list.
Peaky Blinders ( 2013- Ongoing )
Cillian Murphy in 1919 Birmingham who is a part of an organized crime family. Acting is great, the story is great and the scenery is magnificent. If you want a story about old England and a power struggle between organized crime families you should go and watch this absolute gem.
Great News ( 2017 – 2018 )
A naive girl Katie and her strong bonds with her mom Carol who dreams to be a TV staff. When Carol learns that Katie’s Tv studio is looking for an intern. She applies and gets an accept and things go hilarious. Tina Fey also stars in the second season. Furthermore, if you like Tina Fey comedies you should give Great News a chance!
Peep Show ( 2003 – 2015 )
This British comedy is a quirky one and not easy to watch if you don’t like strange comedies. If you are looking for a show that is not an orthodox one, you should try Peep Show. Peep Show is really underrated.
Broadchurch ( 2013 – 2017 )
A crime in a small town called Broadchurch. Which changed the lives of the people of this small town. David Tennant alert! Therefore, if you like him just watch it, what do you want more! If you are not yet his fan, just watch it and become one.
After Life ( 2019- Ongoing )
This show created by Rick Gervais! It revolves around a man called Tony whose wife died and he went into depression. Furthermore, he doesn’t care about anything like Rick Gervais. So, if you are looking for a dark comedy and like Rick Gervais previous work like the Office you should give After Life a shot!
The Good Cop (2018)
If you don’t want a series that lasted long and just watch a popcorn comedy, Good Cop is for you. A disgraced former NYPD officer which is played by Tony Danza lives with his son, an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective starred by Josh Groban. Moreover, The show has great comic moments!
Mindhunter ( 2017 – Ongoing )
Criminal Behavior Analysis started in the 1970s this show is built around it. Mindhunter is a great psychological crime drama and it deserves our attention. Anna Torv is really great at Mindhunter! If you don’t like slow-paced shows you should not watch this!
Ozark ( 2017 – Ongoing )
Ozark is about a man who needs to launder $ 500 M dollars to please his drug boss in five years. Moreover, Jason Bateman from Arrested Development stars in this show. Ozark is a great crime story and its fun to see Jason Bateman something outside comedy!
Elementary ( 2012- Ongoing )
Sherlock Holmes in 21st century America! Yes, we all loved the British version where Benedict was a great Holmes but because of the British version, Elementary was overshadowed. Furthermore, In Elementary Dr. Watson is played by Lucy Liu so the tension between Holmes and Dr. Watson is really different between the other interpretation of Sherlock Holmes.
Dark ( 2017 – Ongoing )
Dark is a German-made sci-fi series by Netflix. It involves a great mystery which we can’t elaborate because we need to give spoilers. Because the show is German most of the viewers neglect how good it is. By the way, I personally watched season 1 in one go (Which I think I’m gone mad a bit.) If you give Dark a shot probably you will also end up finishing it in a day! Also, the songs from the show are great!
As a conclusion, this list contains some of the best-underrated TV shows. Even though, there are more TV shows that are being underrated you if you have time you should give this shows a try!