"I Was Not Expecting To Finish It In Tears With My Heart Full" — 19 TV Shows And Movies That People Weren't Expecting To Love As Much As They Did

    "It's quirky and surprisingly gripping."

    There's always that one TV show or movie we had to convince ourselves to watch that we ended up actually enjoying...

    So, when u/me_sarahh asked "what's a movie or TV show you didn't expect to enjoy but ended up loving?" we decided to round up the best answers:

    1. The Queen's Gambit

    Character from 'The Queen's Gambit' standing in a pharmacy with vintage posters behind and holding a newspaper

    2. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Four characters from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" look surprised in a bar setting

    3. Schitt's Creek

    Five characters from Schitt's Creek standing together, dressed in their distinctive styles, outdoors

    4. Santa Clarita Diet

    Two actors in character, man in a suit and woman in a coat, in a still from a TV show

    5. The Greatest Showman

    Group of performers in a theatrical dance number from a stage production or film

    6. Ted Lasso

    Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, wearing a whistle, in a coach's blue sweater with logo

    7. The Good Place

    Four characters from "The Good Place" show standing together with concerned expressions

    8. Downton Abbey

    Two characters from Downton Abbey in early 20th-century attire, seated with drinks. Victorian decor surrounds them

    9. I, Tonya

    Tonya Harding in a purple skating costume performing

    10. Desperate Housewives

    Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, and others in casual attire on the set of "Desperate Housewives."

    11. Young Sheldon

    Character in checkered shirt stands in a room, with a surprised facial expression, from a TV show scene

    12. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Animated characters from "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" including Spider-Gwen, Miles Morales, Peter Parker, Spider-Ham, and Spider-Man Noir

    13. Poor Things

    14. Stranger Things

    Four actors from Stranger Things standing in front of Surfer Boy Pizza van

    15. The Menu

    Two actors in a scene from a TV show or movie, man in a chef's attire and woman in a formal dress, engaged in conversation

    16. Taken

    Man on phone with intense expression, in a dimly lit room, from a film scene

    17. Jury Duty

    Group of people sitting in a courtroom gallery with attentive expressions, from a TV show scene

    18. What We Do in the Shadows

    Characters from the TV show "What We Do in the Shadows" stand together in two different scenes

    19. The Holdovers

    Two actors portraying father and son, standing outdoors with serious expressions, in a snowy setting for a TV show scene

    H/T to u/me_sarahh and AskReddit for having this discussion!

    Note: All submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.