8 Underrated Shows To Watch On Netflix

Among the plethora of shows, both good and ‘meh!’, some get lost in the mix and miss the credit they deserve. Here is a list of eight underrated shows on Netflix that you must watch.

Sex Education

The hit series premiered on January 2019,  Season 2 released in 2020 and over 40 million subscribers on the Netflix platform have watched it already. The series stands out with its bold and hilarious take on sex and relationships and is one of the most successful Netflix Original productions. The young audience of the series has a lot to learn about Sex, from STD advice to bedroom tips, from Otis and Maeve’s therapy clinic. Adorable characters, like flamboyant Eric and the quirky Lily, perfectly add humour and heart to the series that resonates with its young viewers. The creator of the series, Laurie Nunn, has announced that she is working on the third season of the series.


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Premiered as the first German Netflix originals, this science fiction thriller web series, co-created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, is set in the fictitious town of Winden, Germany. Dark takes a quick shift from crime genre into a freaky, truly scary, brain-expanding exploration of time and space. The story keeps at its core the frantic hunt of four families for a missing child, that unearths the secrets and hidden connections that span across three generations of the four estranged families. Dark is a mysterious show that explores the existential implications of time and its effects on human nature. The series will be a worth watch to viewers who pay attention to small details.

Mind Hunter

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The Netflix Original American crime thriller series, created by Joe Penhall, takes you back to 1979 when the term ‘serial killer’ was common. The show is inspired by the true-crime book, Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, which is the story of the man who pioneered the science of profiling serial killers. Mind Hunter revolves around two FBI agents, Holden Ford and Bill Tench, who operate the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, along with psychologist Wendy Carr. They interview imprisoned serial killers to understand how they think to devise a way to profile potential killers and catch them. The show, with two seasons, is described as chilling and scary by Netflix.

The End Of The F***ing World

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This British dark comedy-drama series is based on Charles Forsman’s graphic novel of the same name. The story follows a teenager named James, who is a rebel and believes he is a psychopath. He kills animals as a hobby, gets bored with the practice and wants to find his first human to kill. In his hunger for adventure, he sets out on a star-crossed road trip with his potential human prey. The show manages to come off as a charming, coming-of-age love story while demanding the audience to empathize with the kid’s struggle to keep killing. The story, described as deadpan and offbeat by Netflix, has a compelling premise that tackles moral questions with necessary nuance.

Sense 8

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The sci-fi drama series is from the creators of The Matrix and Babylon 5, Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski. The show follows the story of eight people from all over the world, who share a mental bond and can telepathically experience each other’s life often without even realising it. The eight people are “birthed” by a woman called Angelica, who kills herself to avoid being captured by a man called “Whispers”. The show, described as mind-bending, intimate and dark by Netflix, will give you a true sense of empathy, as the characters experience the perils of each other’s individual lives.


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The American comedy-drama anthology series, written, directed, edited and produced by Joe Swanberg, is one of the finest Netflix original shows about romantic relationships. The series, based in the city of Chicago, has a standalone story in each episode that follow the life, love and heartbreaks of several characters. The show gives a glance at the ever-changing equations between human beings and how the realities of life separate people from loved ones. The show takes us through changes in the relationship of a married couple Kyle and Andi over a long period, and how their decision of having an open relationship works out for them. The show stands apart from other shows in the list as it does not linger on any one particular story and picturises the romantic relationships in an urban space like Chicago.

Anne With An E

The Canadian series, created by Moira Walley-Beckett, is a worthwhile adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 classic work of children’s literature, “Anne of Green Gables”. The story follows a plucky orphan whose passions run deep. She finds an unlikely home with a spinster, Marilla Cuthbert, and her soft-spoken bachelor brother, Matthew. The show brought a surprisingly modern sensibility to Anne’s world with the thoughtful expansion of the original story and is sure to appeal to adults who grew up reading it. The show also has an anti-bullying and female empowerment message fit for children. 


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The Japanese musical comedy anime, based on the eponymous character Retsuko, is created by Yeti, for the mascot company Sanrio. Retsuko, a 25-year-old red panda working as an accountant in a trading firm, is the star of this workplace musical comedy. Frustrated by her thankless office job, Retsuko copes with her struggles by belting out death metal every night at her local karaoke bar. The show is described as ‘deadpan’ and ‘cynical’ by Netflix.

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