When it comes to binge-watching, one is always spoilt for choices. From rom-coms to twisted dramas, one can always pick their kind of show.
Unfortunately, while the big-scale shows get all the attention, the shows that are good but lack big-scale advertisement fail to meet their audience. These underrated shows get neglected due to low budget and engagement but you can still find those hidden gems and enjoy the leisure of watching them.
So, if you want to taste these underrated shows and take a breather from watching your all-time favorite shows, we have prepared a list of the 12 most underrated shows on Netflix, that are a must-watch and you can’t miss a single one.
Release date: Jul 8, 2022
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Lana Condor, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Mason Versaw
This series is famous for being underrated for several issues. The show portrays a duo of friends who decide to go to at least one party in high school before their senior year ends. They are excited about it but an accident occurs. Not aware of the fact that in the accident she has died, the protagonist walks back home. Watch the show to find out what happens the next morning when she wakes up as a ghost with a long-awaited message from her crush.
Big Mouth (Season 7)
Release date: October 20, 2023
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Cast: Lee Jong Suk, Im Yoon-ah, Kwak Dong-yeon and others
The South Korean jam-packed action drama “Big Mouth” is one of the underrated shows of 2023. Produced by MBC Production and directed by Choong Hwan Oh, it is a thrilling show that revolves around the life of an unsuccessful lawyer who was also a chatterbox, and hence he was popularly known as Big Mouth. But somehow he got himself involved in a mysterious murder case and then what happened next is waiting for you to get discovered.
Heather McMahan: Son I Never Had
Release date: October 17, 2023
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Cast: Heather McMahan and Robin McMahan
The all-new stand-up special by Heather McMahan is a blend of funny yet traumatic storylines which has already won millions of hearts. The show has been praised for its innovative and fascinating way of telling the audience about how she turned a traumatic situation into a purified conversation with the audience. Moreover, she spoke about her IVF journey and also the journey after she lost her dad due to cancer.
I Am Not Okay With This
Release date: February 6, 2020
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant
A girl with anger issues and a life that is certainly not going the way she wants. After her father passed away last summer break, her life at home changed completely. In high school, she felt out of place and frustrated. But one day she learns that she has some supernatural abilities which work when she is angry! You must be thinking that now she can be helped out of misery but no. Watch the show to see how she creates more trouble for her with her newfound powers.
Release date: March 23, 2021
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Cast: Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Alycia Pascual-Pena
Like any other mediocre high school drama, this school drama is also filled with unequal rules for girls and boys. Frustrated from the treatment, an unpopular girl is ignited with the passion to bring a drastic change in the ongoing environment. She is inspired by her mother who was a feminist activist during her college years. Learn what happens when she is supported by her new friend at school and publishes a rebellious pamphlet calling out sexism anonymously.
Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs
Release date: September 5, 2023
Genre: Stand-up comedy
Cast: Shane Gillis, Travis Harvel.
This comedy debut by John McKeever has created great craze and suspense among young adults. The very first season of the show has already been dropped on Netflix and has earned enough audiences. In the show, a popular stand-up comedian Shane Gillis cracks non-stop jokes about his girlfriend who is busy roaming in the house of George Washington.
Release date: October 21, 2022
Genre: Romantic Drama
Cast: Zoe Saldaña, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Keith David and others
Inspired by Tembi Locke’s memoir of the exact same name, “From Scratch” is an American romantic mini-series, available on Netflix with 8 mind-blowing episodes. This is a beautiful story of an artist who finally felt the essence of love with a chef in Italy who went on a cathartic journey of love, loss, strength, and hope across cultures and continents. The flawless acting skills by all the casts and the sweet essence of love, make this mini-series a must-watch.
Release date: March 26, 2020
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Starring: Shira Haas, Amit Rahav, Jeff Wilbusch and others
This German mini-series from 2020 was inspired by the autobiography of Deborah Feldman named Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. The show consists of only 4 episodes too with a run time of 52-54 minutes. Moreover, the show follows the captivating story of a young Jewish woman who has an extremely unorthodox personality and flees from her arranged marriage and religious customs just to start a new life abroad.
The Last Kingdom
Release date: March 9, 2022
Genre: Historical drama, Action
Cast: Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox, David Dawson
This British historical drama with 5 seasons and 46 engrossing episodes, was released in 2015 and is based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories series of novels. Viewers all around the world have approved the show as one of the absolutely stunning shows to date. The show tells the story of Uhtred, who was the son of a nobleman. Later he was captured and raised by Danes and after he grew up, he had to choose whom he would protect, the land where he grew up or the people who raised him as their own.
Anne With An E
Release date: March 19, 2017
Genre: Period drama, Coming-of-age
Cast: Amybeth McNulty, Lucas Jade Zumann, Geraldine James and others
Another heart-warming underrated show that was released in the year of 2017, with 3 seasons and 27 episodes won the Canadian Screen Awards for Best Dramatic Series in 2017 and 2018. The story is all about a teenage girl who had a traumatic and painful childhood in the orphanage and then in the late 90s she was sent to stay with her not-so-good elder siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, in Prince Edward Island. This show has pointed out a lot of social issues that are a must-watch for everyone.
Release date: February 16, 2018
Rating: 7.5 /10
Genre: Romantic comedy, Drama
Cast: Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Peyton Kennedy, Patch Darragh and others
“Everything Sucks!” is a nostalgic excursion back to the 90s that pulls at your heartstrings. Set in a secondary school in Exhausting, Oregon, this Netflix series catches the substance of pre-adulthood and the battles of growing up. The show delightfully mixes humor and an exceptional 90s soundtrack to make an endearing encounter. The characters are interesting and charming, particularly the oddball AV club and show club individuals. While the plot might appear to be recognizable, the bona fide exhibitions and sharp composing make it stick out. “Everything Sucks!” is a beguiling sign of a more straightforward time, making it a must-look for anybody hankering for a portion of sentimentality and sincere narration.
Release date: December 1, 2017
Genre: Psychological thriller
Cast: Louis Hofmann, Karoline Eichhorn, Lisa Vicari, Maja Schöne
The last one on our list is a sci-fi thriller called Dark. You have to watch it to believe how mind-boggling it is. The series is a crafty weave of time travel, family mysteries, and interwoven characters. The story begins with the disappearance of two children, and that sets a series of events unraveling secrets of the dark past of a town called Winden. As the story moves ahead, the tale turns into a psychology of suspense and they get immersed in intricate details and well-bred characters. If you are craving an intellectual adventure, this show is for you.