Netflix has established themselves as a major player in the scripted television landscape, with award-winning series like Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards. But not all of its original TV shows have gotten the attention they deserve. These comedies and dramas have all debuted to little fanfare, despite earning strong reviews from critics and audiences alike. Below, check out 10 original Netflix shows that don’t get enough credit.
1. Lady Dynamite
Netflix’s comedy, based on the life of comedian Maria Bamford, may be too quirky to appeal to a mainstream audiences, but it’s one of the company’s strongest original shows to date. The series provides an in-depth portrayal of a troubled woman’s chaotic life in the comedy industry.
Though the exhaustively deep, meta portrait is somewhat of a surreal premise, it’s also an extremely well-executed one — as evidenced by the show’s 94% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics call the series a “subversive” and “boundary-busting” comedy that makes “the perfect showcase” for Bamford’s point of view. “Yes, anything can happen in Bamford’s world, and that sense of endless possibility makes Lady Dynamite a joy to watch,” Entertainment Weekly writes of the show.