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Best Underdog TV Series You Should Be Watching Right Now!

With Game of Thrones uncontrolable frenzy on the internet, we took the liberty of making a list of very good, some masterful, pieces of television that are totally worth your time. You can thank us later, here they are:

A Discovery of Witches

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Since The Originals ended and Legacies failed to deliver the goods and a serious and credible storyline of the vamp and lycan world, here’s one  who changed that. A Discovery of Witches is a beautiful, well filmed television series which only has one season released yet. Its talented cast and amazing cinematography, combined with some dark and dramatically intense imagery, make the perfect symbiosis for all those vamp-werewolf lovers out there.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

Barry

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Barry is an unconventional comedy centered on a highly dangerous assassin (marvelously portrayed by Bill Hader) that tries to escape his routine by enrolling in theater classes. It may sound stupid, but the show is actually pretty good and engaging and it has great action sequences and morbidly effective humor.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 2

Deadly Class

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

As a teen-oriented TV series, this one sounds like a cheap version of The Umbrella Academy. But unlike The Umbrella Academy it builds itself from nothing, betting on really interesting characters and néon-blasting teenage drama that succeeds by inserting catchy oneliners and playful imagery. And it really is dark sometimes and can be very violent… just what we need after a long day of work.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

Fleabag

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Fleabag is a cunning, extraordinary comedy that brings Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve anyone?) as a woman that is drawn to tragedy in the busy streets of London. The thing is guys, by engaging the viewers and crack some ill-mannered jokes, Fleabag reveals itself as a witty, creative and laugh-out-loud comedy totally worth your time.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 2

Fosse/Verdon

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

To all the musical lovers out there, here is the story of a difficult relationship between director and choreographer Bob Fosse and one of Broadway’s biggest stars Gwen Verdon. The miniseries brings us up and close into the making of Cabaret, which won some Oscars back in its time, and has top-notch performances by Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams (both nominated for Oscars too) and it excells by exploring these characters in a very intimate and troubled way, good ol’ Hollywood style!

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

FOSSE VERDON — Pictured: (l-r) Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon, Sam Rockwell as Bob Fosse. CR: Pari Dukovic/FX

Gentleman Jack

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

HBO is betting on period dramas and the latest one is Gentleman Jack. It tells the story of Anne Lister, a woman who returns to her hometown in 1832 and transforms the fate of her ancestral home Shibden Hall. For all those Downton Abbey fans out there, this might be the show you were expecting. It has extraordinary cinematography, lavishing visuals and a flawless soundtrack that project the story to an unusually comfortable environment for the viewer.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: Only two episodes released.

Humans

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Before Westworld engulfed us into a dangerous technological-driven world full of clever plot twists, there was Humans. Much like the Michael Crichton’s inspired TV series, Humans focuses on how humanity started to depend on highly-advanced robots called Synths to make up its daily routine and their insurgence as emotionally capable creatures. If this doesn’t get your attention, then you can see it for yourselves and take your own conclusions.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 3

Killing Eve

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

BBC America’s newest hit is actually an intelligent, engaging thriller about a security operative searching for a deranged serial killer named Villanelle. Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are absolutely marvelous and their dynamics keep the storyline flowing in an exciting rhythm. Filled with jaw dropping moments, Killing Eve is a secure bet to be entertained.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 2

Kidding

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Michel Gondry and Jim Carrey are together again, many years after Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and this is a twisted dark comedy that touches your heart like a cupid’s arrow. We enter in a children’s television icon deranged mind and see him battle his sanity with his problematic personal and professional life. It’s artistic and has a great performance by Carrey. Worth your time.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

Kingdom

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Netflix rose to the occasion and started producing Korean television shows with Kingdom being its first wild ride. It’s an epic journey through a fantasy imperial kingdom that becomes swarmed with… zombies(!) while it struggles with highly dangerous political setbacks. It’s visually rich, has hardcore violence, beautiful cinematography and costly visuals so… for those lovers of epic fantasy bonanzas, here’s your latest addi(c)tion.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

Les Misérables

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Contrary to its musical-sometimes-boring version, this Victor Hugo’s new adaptation is pretty violent and dramatically intense. It has incredibly talented performances (seriously, who knew Lily Collins could be a great Fantine) and brings a richer narrative than the previous one (plus, no singing!).

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

My Brilliant Friend

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

HBO’s first Italian series is one of last year’s biggest surprises. It combines extraordinary storytelling with charming Italian-style sets, which enhance the story even more. Despite not having an all-star cast, it certainly has brought some closure on how the city of Naples came to be in the 1950s and all is told by the point of view of its leading lady regarding her unusual friendship with a troubled girl from her class.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

One Day at a Time

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Netflix’s newest cancellation is one of the best sitcoms that the streaming giant has ever produced. It’s charming, smart and brings up the good old family values amidst a Cuban family living in the US. One Day at a time is actually pretty important these days and its comedy is charged by its pure and well-intended message.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 3

Our Planet

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

While we wait for more Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Frozen Planet and all the other nature loving series, Our Planet fits perfectly within the pattern. And… let’s not forget, Sir David Attenborough! *heart emoticon*

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

Pose

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Ryan Murphy’s bold and clever take on ball culture and the art of luxurious display in New York’s 80s is quite a ride. It touches very delicate subjects and mixes them in an intense and beautifully crafted piece of art. Pose is the proof that Ryan Murphy is still the king of television.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

Sorry For Your Loss

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Elizabeth Olsen’s television debut is a hard take on mental illness and suicide. It is as deep as it is relevant. As we struggle with the difficulties of a grieving widow and her search for answers for her husband’s apparent suicide, we come up and close with one of society’s biggest villains: depression. Revolutionary and poignant, Sorry For Your Loss is a courageous piece of television.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

The Act

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

The ficcional recounting of a bizarre homicidal case of a seemingly harmless and lovable girl trapped in a wheelchair, who was responsible for her mother’s death, is probably your next addiction! Patricia Arquette and Joey King are amazing performers and the show digs deep into the strange aspects of this real life case. Hulu has outdoned itself with this one, believe me!

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

The Dragon Prince

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

The Dragon Prince comes from one the minds behind Nickelodeon’s biggest success Avatar: The Last Airbender and it delivers an epic journey, packed with stunning visuals and beautiful world-building. And as we all know it’s also filled with charming humor and exciting adventure. The best recipe for a family binge.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 2

The Promised Neverland

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

This anime is so dark it can make you squeeze. It’s a story that isn’t afraid to shock the viewer with dramatically powerful storytelling and crazy-scary imagery. For those who enjoy the pleasantries of Japanese creativity, this is one you can not miss.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

Trial & Error

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Despite being cancelled last year, Trial & Error is a Parks and Recreation inspired comedy with all the best things we loved about it. It has wit, charm, hilarious supporting characters and bonkers’ mysteries for the viewer to solve… in the most creative way possible! You’ll fall instantly in love with the characters and pray for more seasons, should a new broadcast decides to revive it.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 2

TRIAL & ERROR — Pilot — Pictured: (l-r) Nicholas D’Agosto as Josh, John Lithgow as Larry, Krysta Rodriguez as Summer — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Guillermo del Toro’s animated version of his children’s books is actually breathtaking and family loving. It has the right dosage of adventure, perky humor and cuddling drama. And trolls… lots and lots of funny, adorable trolls, and some scary ones too. Forget the zombies, trolls are the new monster in town. And they’re awesome!

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 3

What We Do in the Shadows

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING:

Remember the movie with the same name? Well… you’ve guessed right! This television version is even quirkier than its cinematic cousin and is even more hilarious! Following the daily routine of a group of misfit vampires and their propensity for disaster will keep you invested. There’s no need to say more… just watch it!

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

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