Sometimes there’s nothing is better than a Netflix night in with some tasty snacks. However, sometimes it feels like you’ve already binged everything worth watching. While some series trend for weeks on social media, there are little nuggets that remain under the radar. So, today I’m sharing 10 underrated Netflix shows that you may have missed. Are you out of inspiration and would you like to start watching a new series? Then read on!
‘Lovesick’ is a tender-hearted sitcom that follows Dylan (Johnny Flynn), who after finding out he has an STD, attempts to contact every girl he has ever slept with to inform them of his diagnosis. Lovely, right? The show then flashes back over 7 years, showing Dylan’s often messy encounters with several women, as well as the changes his friends go through. There’s the awkward romantic, the shallow best friend, and the girl next door, Evie, the latter of whom previously harbored a secret crush on Dylan, but has since moved on.
It’s British, witty, romantic, and whoever created the soundtrack deserves an award. To seal the deal, there are only 24 episodes at less than 30 mins each, so you’ll rip through this underrated Netflix how in no time.
The End of the F***ing World (2017-)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Crime
James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip where they find themselves in a bit of a morbid muddle. ‘The End of the F**king World’ is a modern-day Bonnie & Clyde that blends humour, heart, and a classic rock soundtrack.
The Last Kingdom
Genre: Action, Historical Drama
Adapted from Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories series, ‘The Last Kingdom’ follows Uthred, heir to Wessex and who was kidnapped and raised from an early age by Vikings, otherwise known as the sworn enemies of his people: the Saxons. In this action-packed show, you’ll find yourself sympathising with brutal warriors and an anti-hero who matures as the show advances (as does the acting and cinematography). Trust me, it may not seem like anything special at first, but it will suddenly hit you, grip you, and you won’t be able to resist embarking on the rest of Uthred’s journey.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery
Dark begins like a German Strangers Things: a thrilling sci-fi series centred around the disappearance of a young boy named Mikkel Nielson. However, things aren’t quite as they seem. There is a dark secret hiding beneath the surface of the small town. A secret that spans over three generations and is incredibly difficult to untangle. Dark is one of my all-time favourite shows. It’s complex, shocking and mind-bending – full of time travel, small-town drama and an impending apocalypse. Definitely one of the most underrated Netflix shows that deserves more love.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Atypical is about penguin-loving Sam Gardner, an eighteen-year-old on the autism spectrum, who is a teenager like any other: he’s trying to navigate high school, his first love and a complicated familial relationships. The great thing about this show is that it never defines Sam by his autism alone, and instead uses the awkwardness of being a teen to create a heartwarming story that anyone can relate to. Atypical is a rare show that keeps getting better and better, even the secondary character’ storylines are gripping. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been met with the same fanfare as Netflix’s other shows,
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Sinner is a gripping anthology series that follows Detective Ambrose and examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes. This is a true twisty thriller that will keep you guessing until the end. If you like detective or crime stories from the likes of Agatha Christie, this series is for you. Chills and suspense guaranteed.
In Dynasty, the Carringtons and Colbys appear to lead charmed lives. But don’t let the mansions and diamonds fool you: there’s nothing sweet about their drama-filled lives. The two wealthy families feud for control of their fortune providing cutting one-liners, scandalous hookups and betrayals at every turn. And I can’t not mention the fashion: Fallon Carrington’s wardrobe is reason enough to tune in.
Crash Landing On You
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Crash Landing On You follows Ye Ri, a South Korean heiress who gets whirled away in a paragliding accident to North Korea and accidentally crash-lands on the treetops of a forest of the demilitarized zone. There, she is rescued by North Korean soldier, Ri Jeong Hyeok, and his ragtag group of subordinates. As Ri Jeong brings her into his home to protect her and plan for her transport back to the South, so begins a fated Romeo-and-Juliet romance. After a bizarre first episode, the series evolves into a dazzling story with comedy weaved in at every opportunity, hilarious supporting characters, and an unpredictable plot to keep you on your toes.
Call My Agent!
Call My Agent (Dix Pour Cent) follows the hectic daily life of a prestigious Parisian artistic agency after the surprise death of the founder. The hilarious episodes centre around real-life movie stars who aren’t afraid to poke fun at themselves, and what follows plays out like a soap opera. This French comedy is uproariously funny, thanks to its amusing array of characters, sharply written dialogue and rapid pacing.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Dubbed as “Breaking Bad meets Thelma And Louise”, Good Girls follows three unassuming housewives who team up with a violent street gang to make a little extra cash. What better TV show premise could you ask for? The chemistry between the three lead actresses is unmatched. Watching them stumble into the world of crime is thrilling, plus, there’s plenty of housewife, family drama to keep you entertained too. Good Girls is the epitome of a wild ride and one the most underrated Netflix shows that more people should talk about.
Are there any underrated Netflix shows that I’ve missed? Leave your recommendations down below!
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