4 Underrated TV Shows

If you’re like me, the months spent in COVID-induced isolation led to a lot of TV watching. I never used to be that much of a TV show person, but in the past year, I’ve probably watched more shows that I have in my life. Because of this, however, I’ve discovered a few gems that I think should be more popular than they already are. Here’s a list of 4 great shows that I think deserve more hype.

  1. 1. Spinning Out - Netflix

    If you’re a fan of ice-skating or TV dramas (or both) this show is perfect for you. Spinning Out follows an ice-skater who is given a second chance at skating after a fall stopped her career. The show isn’t perfect by any means, but it gives valuable representation to characters with mental illness and complicated family dynamics. Though it’s sadly not being renewed for a second season, I think it’s an entertaining and touching show that’s definitely worth the watch.

  2. 2. Normal People - Hulu

    This show comes with a warning: be prepared to have your heart ripped out of your chest. Based on the book by Sally Rooney, Normal People is a simple yet heart-wrenching love story examining the ever-evolving relationship between the two protagonists. This show is almost hyper-realistic in the way it portrays the central characters, which means the emotions you feel watching this show will stick with you long after you finish.

  3. 3. Interior Design Masters - Netflix

    I never thought I would be that invested in a show about interior design, but after binging this series over a few days, I feel like I’ve discovered a new passion. Basically, it’s The Great British Bake-Off for interior design, and after a few episodes, you’ll find yourself critiquing the contestants’ style of curtains and use of wall space. Interior Design Masters is a light-hearted show, but it’s one I think will be entertaining to anyone who watches.

  4. 4. Peaky Blinders - Netflix

    I’ve been obsessed with this show for a few years, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys period dramas or shows about crime. Peaky Blinders is based on an actual gang that existed in Birmingham, England, in the 19th century, but it focuses on a fictional family and how they fall deeper and deeper into crime and corruption. With 5 seasons currently on Netflix, this show should keep you busy.

While there are a lot of smash-hit TV shows out there, I’m always interested in finding those under-appreciated ones that slip through the cracks. So, next time you have a night in, I’d recommend checking out one on this list.

Now, grab your popcorn and get to binging!

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