Netflix is such a huge platform that sometimes a lot of its content gets lost. If you're like me and scroll down to your recommended, we're missing out on all the other series Netflix has to offer. What are the best underrated shows to watch on Netflix? You'd be surprised to find out just how many shows Netflix Canada has to offer.
They're not always the ones everyone's talking about. Sometime's the best series are hidden and underrated. Next time, instead of binge-watching Friends for the eighth time, try one of the shows from the list below that doesn't get enough attention.
Rating: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes
Although Schitt's Creek has slowly been growing its audience over their last few seasons, this show definitely should be held at the same standard as Big Bang Theory or Friends.
The small Canadian production stars Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Annie Murphy. Schitt's Creek follows a once-wealthy family becoming bankrupt and having to move to the one property they managed to keep, a run-down town called Schitt's Creek that was bought as a joke.
It's sixth and final season airs this fall. The first four seasons are streaming on Netflix right now!
Rating: 86% Rotten Tomatoes
Sense 8 traveled a bumpy road during its production and life on Netflix. The show only managed to get 2 seasons before getting canceled. However, fans rallied together to get an extended episode that gave them the ending the show deserved.
Netflix describes Sense 8 as a "tense series in which eight people can telepathically experience each other's lives." The show stars Tuppence Middleton, Brian J. Smith, and Bae Doona.
All seasons are currently streaming on Netflix!
Rating: 87% On Rotten Tomatoes
Kim's Convenience is probably the most Canadian series Netflix has ever streamed on their platform. Like Schitt's Creek, it started out as a small Canadian production and has gone on to gain more traction across North America. But it's still not known at the caliber that it deserves.
Kim's Convenience follows a Korean-Canadian family who owns a convenience store in Toronto. Each episode deals with everyday relatable problems for convenience store owners and Torontonians.
It stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, and Andrea Bang.
Rating: 70% On Rotten Tomatoes
Workin' Moms is another Canadian TV show that is filmed in Toronto. Because the film industry is smaller in Hollywood north, a lot of Canadian productions get lost behind the advertising of shows like Stranger Things.
The Netflix synopsis for this comedy is, "Maternity leave is over and it's time for these four moms to return to work while navigating kids, bosses, love, and life in modern-day Toronto."
The sitcom stars Catherin Reitman, Dani Kind, and Juno Rinaldi.
The End of The F***ing World
Rating: 96% On Rotten Tomatoes
The End of The F***ing World is a British show that made it's onto Netflix Canada and more people need to watch this show ASAP. While you do have to appreciate British humor to view the show as the comedy it is, everything about this show is brilliant.
It follows a teenager named James who believes he's a psychopath. In order to test this theory, he decides he needs to actually kill someone and sets his eyes on an irritating teen named Alyssa. The two embark on a journey together that takes insane twists and turns.
It stars Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden.
All eight episodes are currently streaming on Netflix Canada!
One Day at a Time
Rating: 98% On Rotten Tomatoes
One Day at a Time may be the most underrated show on this list. Just like Sense 8, One Day at a Time had a tough run on the platform. The show was recently canceled after 3 seasons. Thanks to the petitioning of fans, the comedy was picked up by another network for a season 4.
One Day at a Time follows a Cuban-American family, the Alvarez's, as they navigate life in California. It stars, Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, and Todd Grinnell.
On My Block
Rating: 97% On Rotten Tomatoes
Although On My Block is described as a Teen Drama, the show can be enjoyed by everyone. The shows two seasons aren't afraid to touch upon controversial topics and show us what's really happening behind the white picket fence life America promotes.
Netflix summarizes the shows as about a "rough inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood, four smart, funny and streetwise teens find their lifelong friendship tested as they begin high school. "
The show stars, Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, and Brett Gray.