Last week, in Seriesly Ranking, we covered our Top Most Overrated TV Shows. And, just as there are TV series that are overrated, there are also some that are, underrated. To that effect, you can check our Top Most Underrated TV Shows – 2018 Edition down below!
10. Grace and Frankie
9. Mozart in the Jungle
8. The Americans
6. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
5. The Good Place
4. The Magicians
3. Black Lightning
1. Silicon Valley
10. Grace and FrankieGrace and Frankie is one of the those shows that appear in our news feed or Netflix library and we immediately skip to the next one. But why should we skip it, when it's so darn good? After all, the series has that "upbeat" vibe going for its favor, not to mention a lovable duo in the form of both Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
9. Mozart in the JungleWe were saddened to hear that Mozart in the Jungle, one of the main reasons that we signed on Amazon Prime Video, got canceled before reaching its fullest potential. And it's hard to find out why people don't watch it, as it's a comedy taking place on the music industry, something that we don't get to see so often in the comedy genre. That and having Gael García Bernal and Lola Kirke as the leads, which is helpful.
8. The AmericansFX's The Americans is reaching its climax this year. Although it is reaching an organic end (something that most TV series don't get the luxury of), it's troubling that the series, led by Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys at the top of their respective games, doesn't get as much attention as it deserves.
7. SupergirlAs someone once said, "the future is female". And that rings especially true in Supergirl's case, as the series is the first one in the Arrowverse being led by a female protagonist, Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El, playing by Melissa Benoist. Don't let the same problems in the superhero genre distract you, dear viewers; Supergirl revels in the fact that, instead of being dark and brooding, it has a very uplifting message to convey. And did we mention that it's a female-lead superhero series?
6. Crazy Ex-GirlfriendDealing with mental problems is not exactly an easy feat, much less in a comedy. That's what Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, with Rachel Bloom as both the star and co-creator, sets out to do. And for the most part, it works, as we get to see the world as a musical, something that we don't very often.
5. The Good PlaceUsually, most series tend to finish with a death. But not The Good Place, with death serving as a beginning of a surreal comedy that goes to the one place that comedies don't do much: it gets inside our heads, makes us think about what makes a person or entity good or bad. And besides, with a cast with the likes of Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, plus a few familiar faces in the comedy realm, we get a truly funny piece of TV gold that's ripe for exploration.
4. The MagiciansWhat if magic was real, and it posed as many threats as solutions? It's a wild world that The Magicians sets to explore, with each season improving the former in quite a few details.
3. Black LightningMuch like what Supergirl did for female communities, Black Lightning sets itself apart (quite literally) from the Arrowverse for focusing on a black superhero. Sure, it suffers from the same problems that plague the superhero genre in a general sense, but it manages to flip our expectations. The Arrowverse contains series that featured young superheroes; in contrast, Jefferson Pierce, played by Cress Williams, is a former superhero who's forced out of retirement for the good of his community. It sends a clear message to the black communities throughout the globe.
2. UnREALIn true honesty, Lifetime doesn't get so much love nowadays, thanks to the method of cashing it on some big real-life events (the upcoming marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is just the latest addition to quite a library). And that overshadows a few pearls along the way, such as UnREAL, which takes place in the backstage of a Bachelorette-style reality TV shows. Filled with twists and turns, plus Shiri Applebly and Constance Zimmer at the center, we get a series that's as innovative as well as responsive to modern societies.
1. Silicon ValleyAs far as pop culture/geek TV series go, The Big Bang Theory remains the big giant. That being said, it does have quite the opposition in the form of HBO's Silicon Valley, following a group of programmers of start-up company in the land of technological innovations. Suffice to say that, coming from the minds behind series such as King of the Hill or Beavis and Butt-Head, plus a cast of rising comedy actors such as Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Josh Brener or Martin Starr, we have the guarantees for a good time spent.