The Best Shows on Netflix Nobody Is Talking About
Netflix is full of shows that people just can’t stop talking about. Shows that entrance their audiences and fill social media feeds with rave reviews. But there are so many great shows, that often some true gems fly right under the radar. While everyone else is busy watching You or The Umbrella Academy take a look at some of the most underrated shows on Netflix.
Dark is often compared to Netflix originals Stranger Things and OA. But the show’s creators argue that Dark brings its own unique story and creepy feel. Dark is the first German Netflix original, and yes it is in subtitles. But don’t be too quick to dismiss it.
The show follows the disappearance of two young boys. Viewers soon discover that the towns residents have secrets to hide. The Verge says, “The series is conceptually dark, full of cheating spouses, ugly secrets, grotesque killings, and dead birds falling from the sky in a hail of limp, twisted bodies. But more noticeably, it’s as physically dark as an early David Fincher movie, and it carries the same level of ominous weight.” Dark is an eery, beautiful show. It has received rave reviews and has already been renewed for a second season.
Variety calls American Vandal a mockumentary of the true crime genre. Two students investigate pranks committed by fellow students to figure out whether the accused are actually guilty. Each of the two seasons focuses on a different prank.
The series received great reviews at the time of its cancellation. Though it only lasted two seasons, there are rumors that another platform may pick up the series. American Vandal stars Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro, Melvin Gregg, and Travis Tope.
3% is a dystopian sci-fi Netflix original. It is the first Brazilian original from the streaming giant. 3% takes place in “a world divided by progress and devastation.” Once citizens are 20-years-old, they can apply to move offshore, “an island paradise far from the crowded slums.” But to make it to the new and “better” world, they must go through the process, a test of smarts, resilience, and mental toughness. Only the best and brightest will make it to the offshore. The trailer asks, “How far would you go for the perfect life?”
3% is another foreign show, but this one is dubbed in English, allowing for easy viewing. And even though it isn’t getting the sort of attention that hits like Riverdale or 13 Reasons Why are getting, it still ranked as the second most-binged show on Netflix. Netflix has released two seasons of 3% so far. Season 3 comes out this year.
Mindhunter is based on the true crime book, Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. In the 1970s, FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench work with psychologist Wendy Carr to interview convicted serial killers. The team works to understand the motivations and background of the serial killers to help them solve open cases.
Mindhunter features real-life, high profile cases. Season one featured Ed Kemper, Richard Speck, and BTK. The second season is set to focus on the Atlanta child murders. Season one is available now and season two is slated to come out sometime this year.
Everything sucks in Boring, Oregon. That’s the basic premise of this Netflix show that follows the lives of a group of misfit teenagers in 1996. When an accident destroys the set of the school’s play, the AV club and drama club come together to make a movie instead. The show explores the teens’ personal problems and relationships as they work together to produce the movie. Everything Sucks stars Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Peyton Kennedy, and Patch Darragh. Fans may recognize Kennedy from ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Kennedy is currently appearing on the show as a drug addict who is receiving help from Owen and Amelia.
Everything Sucks is full of nostalgia and has been compared to another short-lived teen show, Freaks and Geeks. The show was canceled after one season, but the ten episodes make for a short, fun watch.