My favourite underrated TV series to binge

If you’re feeling somewhat lost because you've seemingly watched everything there is to watch, check out this list of some of my favourite underrated TV shows to help you pass the time.


Godless (2017)

This drama about an outlaw and his gang in the Old West going to get revenge on one of their proteges is sure to get you all riled up. (Netflix)


Fringe (2008–2013)

This sci-fi drama from the last decade is still extremely intriguing. There are few shows that go into the concepts this show dares to explore, and the sci-fi aspects and character interactions are just the icing on the cake. (Amazon)


Luther (2010)

There may not be many episodes in this gritty British cop drama, but Idris Elba’s screen presence is undeniable. This show really proves an unspoken British mindset: American TV shows may have more episodes, mostly filler, but British TV will make you a fan after one short season. (CBC Gem)


The Night Manager (2016)

Tom Hiddleston stars in this Emmy-winning crime drama. It’s a very short series, with only six episodes, but each of them is gripping and perfectly executed. (Amazon)


The Spy (2019)

In his first non-comedic role, Sacha Baron Cohen of Borat fame stuns in this masterpiece. Featuring an Israeli spy in Palestine, each one-hour episode feels like a mini movie about a more modern, realistic version of Sean Connery’s Bond. (Netflix)


Psych (2006–2014)

Perhaps one of the more well-known names on this list, this long-running comedy crime drama features James Roday and Dule Hill. You may recall Dule Hill’s face from some popular memes, but stay for his performance and you’ll find yourself pleasantly surprised. (Amazon)


The IT Crowd (2006–2013)

Another British show on this list. Filled with jokes about the good old days of computers when almost no one knew if you could contract a computer virus, this show is filled to the brim with relatable comedy for the geeks in the family. With Windows Vista jokes and blatantly unhelpful customer service, this one is surely not one to be missed. (Netflix)


Police Squad (1982)

The oldest show in this list, comedic genius Leslie Nielsen’s TV series is still remarkably funny. The humour is extremely unique in the sense that not many movies or TV shows have adapted some of the tropes this show’s comedy brought to light. This can potentially give any modern comedy a solid run for its money. (Not currently streaming, but episodes are on YouTube.)


Blackadder (1983–1989)

Rowan Atkinson, the talent behind Mr. Bean, presents his astonishing array of comedic talent in this masterpiece from the 80s. Finish the episodes, and you will be treated to the specials, which are equally delightful. (Amazon)

What are your favourite shows to watch now? Leave us your recommendations in the comments.