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    These 8 TV Shows Are Soooooo Underrated, It's Borderline Criminal

    Time to get cozy and binge-watch ready!

    1. Miracle Workers


    This anthology series is an absolute riot! Angels trying to convince God to not end the Earth. Royalty and peasants living in the dark ages and trying to protect their village. Pioneers traversing the Oregon Trail. Each season focuses on a different hilarious premise and Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Karan Soni play different characters with every new theme. The show is fresh, hysterical, and a joy to watch.

    2. Queer As Folk


    Let the Thumpa Thumpa continue. This one is an oldie, but a goodie. The series is an iconic piece of the queer canon and, in my opinion, mandatory viewing, especially for those of us in the LGBTQIA+ community. QaF follows the lives of five gay men in Pittsburgh tackling the socio-political and cultural matters of the gay community in the early 2000s, from homophobia and health issues to marriage and adoption rights. It is still ground-breaking and relevant today, filled with so many touching, empowering, humorous, and emotional moments. You'll fall in love with and root for each and every one of the characters. Definitely one of those shows you'll find yourself coming back to over and over to re-watch.

    3. Agent Carter


    This series is set after Captain America: The First Avenger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and follows Peggy Carter in the '40s as she continues her work as a secret agent for the Strategic Scientific Reserve. Season One sees Peggy in NYC, secretly helping Howard Stark after he is framed for supplying weapons to enemies of the U.S. Season Two is set in LA with Carter tackling atomic threats in the wake of World War II. There is wonderful writing and action, as well as hilarity and shenanigans with Jarvis and the other side characters. Peggy has always been one of the most badass female leads on the big screen, played by the fabulous Hayley Atwell, and it's so great getting to see the continuation of her character on TV.

    4. Bodyguard


    This British political thriller will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, put you on the edge of your seat, and leave your heart pounding. Masterfully written by Jed Mercurio, this series follows David Budd, a war veteran suffering from PTSD while assigned to protect Home Secretary, Julia Montague, whose conservative politics he detests. The show explores the evolution of David's relationship with Julia, as well as the inner conflict of his duty versus his personal beliefs, and the daily struggles with his own demons. It also contains some of the wildest action sequences and plot twists ever. And, yes, that is Richard Madden... All hail the King of the North!

    5. Please Like Me

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    Created by the brilliant Josh Thomas, Please Like Me is a fantastic Australian sitcom that is hilarious, serious, and awkward, all at the same time. The show follows a 20-something millennial, Josh, who is coming to terms with his sexuality, dealing with his parent's divorce, helping his mother who suffers from bipolar disorder, and navigating the learning-to-adult phase of life. The characters and friendships are both flawed, and yet, very real and likable. This show also provides a true portrayal of mental illness that is rarely seen on any show today.

    6. Everything's Gonna Be Okay


    Another creation from the mind of Josh Thomas, this show is what I think of when people say "feel-good TV." The series follows Nicholas, a 20-something who takes over raising his two teenage half-sisters, Matilda and Genevieve, after the untimely death of their father while also juggling his relationship with his boyfriend, Alex, and trying to better understand himself. EGBO gives a realistic portrayal of non-traditional family dynamics and teen life. It is also a revelation in its accurate depiction of autism.

    7. The Umbrella Academy


    43 women around the world simultaneously gave birth on October 1, 1989 at 12:00 P.M. to children they weren't pregnant with the day before. Seven of the children were adopted by billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves and, because of their extraordinary abilities, they are turned into a superhero team: The Umbrella Academy. This show is dark and quirky, full of mystery and edgy satire, and sprinkled with twists-and-turns. Not only this, but Aidan Gallagher and Elliott Page shine as Number Five and Vanya in the series.

    8. And Preacher

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    Loosely based on the DC Comics series, this supernatural romp is filled with humor, action, and haunts. Preacher Jesse Custer, played by the talented Dominic Cooper, is possessed by the creature Genesis, an infant who was the product of an angel and a demon. With his ex-girlfriend and vampire buddy by his side and his new power to bend the obedience of all to his will, Custer goes on a quest to find God, who abandoned Heaven after Genesis was born.

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