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    25 Underrated Streaming Shows You Should Watch Immediately

    Prepare for some major binge-watching!

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what streaming shows are severely underrated. Here are the bingeable results:

    1. The OA (Netflix)

    Netflix

    It's one of the most original, bizarre, and thought-provoking shows to exist. The characters are wonderful and flawed.

    thegibson

    2. Dear White People (Netflix)

    Netflix

    All people talk about when a new season comes out is its title instead of the amazing plot and characters. The show is genuinely funny and so true to life.

    andyc4787e0ccb

    3. The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)

    CBS All Access

    I haven’t seen anyone talk about it. I think it’s just as good as the hit show Black Mirror — which was inspired by the original Twilight Zone — and deserves just as much love!

    brennab2

    4. Tuca & Bertie (Netflix)

    Netflix

    I recommend this show to people who are fans of BoJack Horseman and female friendships and are new to the adulthood. It's too bad it got cancelled after one season.

    tanyam44ab2253d

    5. Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)

    Netflix

    Santa Clarita Diet was so good. I was really sad when it got canceled. It was the perfect dark comedy, but it could also be really touching at times.

    notdipperpines

    6. Forever (Amazon Prime)

    Amazon Prime

    To me, streaming is all about being able to make weird, crazy, ultra-unique shows that would never make it past network executives. Forever on Amazon Prime was one of the first streaming shows I knew could never exist on regular television. It's smart, witty, and unbelievably strange.

    hannahw48923bc2f

    7. Sex Education (Netflix)

    Netflix

    The writing is so witty and relevant. It's absolutely hilarious!

    kanight

    8. A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)

    Netflix

    It's much better than the 2005 movie and definitely worth a few rewatches to catch all the little details you may have missed!

    roguehatter

    9. Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

    Netflix

    It's so funny and poignant. It seems like it would be for older ladies, but I enjoy it and I'm in my 30s.

    putter34942

    10. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix)

    Netflix

    I feel like She-Ra hasn’t gotten much attention since its initial release. It’s now in its third season, which gives you plenty to binge. The characters have a variety of body types and there's also some great LQBTQ representation. It's literally everything I want in a TV show.

    abigaeljoyceanderson

    11. I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson (Netflix)

    Netflix

    It’s like SNL but with no censorship. The sketches can be a little hit or miss, but a lot of them are GREAT. I highly recommend watching the “Focus Group” sketch on YouTube. I’ve watched it so many times and it’s hilarious every time.

    opalsocean

    12. Mindhunter (Netflix)

    Netflix

    This show is great if you love true crime! Also, the acting is incredible, especially Johnathan Groff as Holden Ford. It's really dark, but the friendship between Holden and Bill Tench — played by Holt McCallany — really lightens the mood.

    r484a5453c

    13. Atypical (Netflix)

    Netflix

    People don't talk about this show enough. It talks about so many important topics and it's just so real. I'm impatiently waiting on Season 3!

    k408051d03

    14. Homecoming (Amazon Prime)

    Amazon Prime

    Homecoming is phenomenal. Julia Roberts' acting is fantastic as usual, and the show keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

    anjaxmiller

    15. On My Block (Netflix)

    Netflix

    It’s genuinely such a good show, but it's always overshadowed by some of the more popular streaming shows on Netflix.

    era012707

    16. GLOW (Netflix)

    Netflix

    It's so good, but I never hear anyone talk about it. The show has an amazing soundtrack, awesome characters, and interesting storylines. Also, they actually get the 80s costuming right for the time period.

    byndilaupsteen

    17. The Boys (Amazon Prime)

    Amazon

    I know it’s pretty new so it could gain more momentum in the future, but for how amazing this show is, it has definitely not had the attention it deserves. It's the best show I've seen in a long time.

    frand4e18730ec

    18. Harlots (Hulu)

    Hulu

    It's such a good show and it infuriates me that nobody I speak to has watched it. The cast is perfection and even though it's set in 18th century London, it really speaks to today's audience. It's a great feminist show about women owning their sexuality and not apologizing for it. Honestly, I think everybody should go and watch it now!

    sophieg443dab7c0

    19. Dark (Netflix)

    Netflix

    It’s one of my favorite shows of all time. I can’t explain it without giving too much away, but I will say it’s sci-fi and it’s amazing. It is German so you can either watch it dubbed over with English or with English subtitles. It’s hard to get people to watch it because it’s not in English, but it’s worth it.

    amazinganne90

    20. Elite (Netflix)

    Netflix

    It’s a Spanish show and it’s about a super elite private school where three students receive scholarships, but they are not welcomed. It’s filled with lots of drama — including murder and high school relationships — and a good amount of representation. It’s a very addictive show to say the least and Season 2 comes out Sept. 6!

    ktk8895

    21. Light as a Feather (Hulu)

    Hulu

    It has a good balance of teen drama and action. It's really entertaining!

    sgs105

    22. Love (Netflix)

    Netflix

    It’s a romantic comedy series about two people in their 30s, but it’s so down-to-earth and heartwarming. It reminds you that not everyone in their 30s is married with kids.

    abbieb490f80c0c

    23. Anne With an E (Netflix)

    Netflix

    It's for sure one of the most overlooked shows on Netflix. It's based on Anne of Green Gables, except this latest adaptation has much more heart, well-developed characters and tackles issues from the late-1800s era that we still find difficulty addressing today. I wish more people watched it, there’s just so many things to fall in love with.

    pepperjane

    24. Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Prime)

    Amazon

    The show was so charming, quirky, and smart. Also, the cast was so fun and excellent, especially Gael García Bernal and Lola Kirke. You don‘t have to be a classical music expert or lover to enjoy the show. I‘m still not over that it got cancelled.

    oeroes

    25. And finally, Sense8 (Netflix)

    Netflix

    The show was so beautifully directed, the story was full of diversity and cultural appreciation, and the plot and characters had so many layers. It deserved better than cancellation, especially since it brought people together from all over the world.

    bookaholicg

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