So you’re all caught up on Tiger King, still coming down from the shocks of Ozark, and you’ve rewatched Stranger Things – twice. And yes, we know, you saw the ending of The Stranger coming a mile away. When it comes to the best and buzziest new stuff on Netflix, you’re right on top of it. But what to watch next? With more and more time at home, those watchlists are thinning out. Which is where we come in with this guide to 100 under-seen and under-appreciated series available on Netflix we think you should put on your radar, stat.
To compile this list of hidden gems, we trawled through the streaming giant’s series and miniseries offerings to unearth recommendations you may not find in big Best Of Netflix lists or topping Netflix’s weekly rankings. In this guide, you’ll find shows with super-high Tomatometer scores that – perplexingly – haven’t quite managed to become the “hits” they should be (Tuca & Bertie); some great not-Netflix-Originals you might not have known were offered (The IT Crowd, Extras, The Magic School Bus, Skins); foreign series that kick ass (Israel’s Fauda, Australia’s Kath & Kim, India’s Ghoul); as well as some personal staff favorites (yes, one of us really does love underrated heartstring-puller Hart of Dixie).
We’ve arranged the guide by genre to help you find exactly what you’re in the mood for. And while many of the selections have multiple seasons, we linked to the page for each show’s first season because, well, that’s generally the best place to start and get a sense of whether the show is right for you. For more info on each show, and to read reviews, click into the show title. And if you’re looking for even more binge-worthy suggestions, check out our guides to the Best Netflix Series and Shows, the 250 Best Movies on Netflix, and Hidden Gem Movies on Netflix.
For now, happy bingeing, and we hope you find something surprising and special in the list below.
Found a hidden gem on Netflix that’s not on our list? Let your fellow fans know in the comments.
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