10 Underrated Shows On Netflix

10 Underrated Netflix Titles That You're Missing Just Because You're Watching 'Friends' AGAIN

Don't worry, all of your "Friends" will still be there for you when you're done binging these.


Over this winter break I had the opportunity and time to watch many new movies, series and documentaries on netflix in order to dig myself out of a deep boredom hole. And after having watched almost everything Netflix has to offer, I have decided to give a shoutout to some of the most praiseworthy titles that a lot of you probably haven't watched. So here is my top 10 most underrated Netflix titles:

10. "3%"

I don't know if you are into foreign shows or not, however I do know what a good show is when I see one and 3% is nothing less than that. This Brazilian-made show is a very entertaining thriller about a group of 20 year old kids that are aspiring to earn a free pass into a sort of utopian world in the other side of the favelas. In order to do this however, they have to pass a "proving", a series of mental and physical challenges, that will put their capabilities to the test. The catch is that only 3% of all the 20 year-old population can earn a spot in this utopian world. To be completely honest, the first season is very good. The second season is not as good, but it is still worth watching due to all the twists and turns that the story and some of the main characters go through. The show is entertaining and relatively short because it only has two seasons, so if you're looking for a short but fast paced adventure, this one might be up your alley. Rate: 8 out of 10.

9. "Magnus"


Magnus is a docu-film telling the astounding true story of the genius and chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen. If you are into documentaries, this one will not disappoint you. Even though at times it may seem to be a bit slow paced, it still is a very good film. It will effectively immerse you into the life of Magnus, allowing you to live his struggles and successes as if they were your own. His story is that of no ordinary boy and it will truly captivate you, if you give it a chance. Rate: 8 out 10.

8. "Hush"

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If you are into horror movies, this one is the one for you. Hush is about how a deaf writer who lives in almost complete isolation must fight for survival when a masked serial killer enters her property, seemingly threatening to end her life. This movie is very original and it quite honestly might be one of the best horror movies I've seen. Even though I am not a huge fan of the genre, I found this film to be very enjoyable. It kept me on my toes wondering what would happen next throughout the whole thing and for that it has very well-deserved spot on this list. Rate: 8.25 out of 10.

7. "Altered Carbon"

Whether you like sci-fi series or not, this one is a must watch. Altered Carbon is yet another very original and vibrant show that takes place sometime in a distant future where humanity can live almost eternally, even after physical death, by means of a chip that contains your persona. The plot revolves around solving the case of the mysterious physical death of one of the most powerful men of the time. I know the whole thing is kind of funky, but the story is very engaging and interesting, especially considering how complex the world and the characters are. In my opinion, big part of what makes this show great is its complexity, colors, lively world and the fact that is very different from your ordinary TV show. If you are looking for something different yet exciting, give this one a try. You will most likely not be disappointed. Rate: 8.5 out of 10.

6. "Dark"

This show is not the first ever German series to stream internationally for nothing. Dark is a mysterious thriller that takes place in a small German town where two children disappear seemingly out of nowhere. Their mysterious disappearances however, reveal many untold truths and connections between the families of several townspeople. This thriller does a great job keeping you engaged and trying to figure out what is really going on. Even if the story might be hard to follow at times due to the fact that the true unfolding of events happens in the later stages of the series, it is still an absolutely amazing show. If you chose to watch this show, I promise that your patience will be abundantly rewarded. Rate: 8.5 out of 10.

5. "The Founder"


The Founder movie narrates the true story of how the largest and most successful fast food chain was created. Michael Keaton does a fantastic job portraying Ray Kroc in this rather interesting and kind of sad journey. This film does an excellent job at uncovering all the hidden facts behind the creation of the restaurant that today can be spotted anywhere by simply looking at the 2 big yellow arches. Rate: 8.7 out of 10.

4. "Sleeping With Other People"

This one is one of my favorite rom-coms on Netflix and as it turns out, it's pretty unpopular, so I'll give it its deserved shout out here. Sleeping With Other People is a film about a sex-addict womanizer, who after 12 years finds the person whom he lost his virginity with at a sex-ed meeting. Turns out that both of their sex and romantic lives are lacking, but finding each other might help them find the answers they were looking for. This one is a fresh and up-to-date story that is both funny and engaging. It is a very neat and relatively realistic story that might make you believe in love once more. Rate: 8.7 out of 10.

3. "Our Lovers"

Another international movie, Our Lovers is an absolutely astounding Spanish rom-com released in 2016. This film tells the story of how two individuals with very complicated romantic lives meet and decide to play a game with one simple rule: not falling in love with each other. Miguel Ángel Lamata does a spectacular job creating a wonderful tale that is very distinct from the regular rom-coms in its own way. It is a film that is romantic without being cheesy, and predictable without being cliche. In the simplest terms, what makes Our Lovers different, is the fact that it achieves to find the perfect balance in all aspects, making it a true standout film. Rate 9 out of 10.

2. "Peaky Blinders"


An absolute gem of a show, and definitely one of my favorite ones ever, Peaky Blinders is an action-packed series narrating the story of how Tommy Shelby and his crew take over the English and European mafia after getting involved in a lot of "bad business". This show is good from beginning to end. After binge watching it during Christmas and New Year's break, I seriously have nothing bad to say about this series. It is fast paced, thrilling, it has an amazing storyline, very well developed characters, and absolutely badass action scenes. The only reason why I do not give this show the top spot on this list is that it is more well known and may be more widely recognized than my number one pick. Do not let this distract you from the fact that I probably think this might be the best show overall on this list. Rate: 9.5 out of 10.

1. "Mindhunter"

By far the most underrated title on this list, Mindhunter brings to the table a lot of elements that work in almost perfect synchrony, successfully putting together one of the very best shows in Netflix altogether. Mindhunter narrates how an FBI agent and a psychologist study why some of the world's most dangerous killers do what they do through the conduction of numerous interviews. What makes this show special, is that through watching the interviews they conduct, you may actually achieve to understand what is the reasoning behind the criminals' actions. It may sound creepy but analyzing and observing how things are from their perspective is very interesting and can be very mind-boggling. Overall it is a fresh, original, mind-blowing and eye-opening show that should get more recognition and praise. Rate 9.25 out of 10.

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36 Rules Of Life From 'NCIS's' Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Sometimes we all need a smack on the back of the head.

I have been watching "NCIS" since the show began back in 2003, and season 15 will be airing this September. It is one of the longest running series and for a good reason, even though a lot of your favorite characters die off in the show they somehow still keep it alive. Anyone who has watched an episode or more knows about the infamous Gibbs's rules. Here's the list that we can gather from the many episodes:

Rule 1: "Never let suspects stay together." - revealed in the Season 1 premiere episode, Yankee White (episode).

Rule 2: "Never screw over your partner." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode). McGee also stated this rule to Ned Dorneget in Need to Know (episode). McGee also mentioned to Abigail Borin in Ships in the Night (episode) that rule number one has been taken twice, showing that he knows that there are two number one rules.

Rule 3: "Always wear gloves at a crime scene." - revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 4: "Don't believe what you're told. Double check." - again revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 5: "Never be unreachable." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Deception (episode) although Gibbs has been known to be intentionally unreachable. The rule was shown in Rule Fifty-One (episode) in the background when Gibbs opens the box.

Rule 6: "The best way to keep a secret? Keep it to yourself. Second best? Tell one other person - if you must. There is no third best." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode)

Rule 7: "You don't waste good." - revealed in the Season 8 episode, Baltimore (episode).

Rule 8: "Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness." - This rule has been mentioned throughout the series, but it wasn't given a specific number until Flesh and Blood (episode). The rule is also a direct reference to John Wayne's catch phrase in "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" (John Ford, Director). Wayne said: "Never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness." to subordinates in a military situation. DiNozzo notes the connection in Hiatus Part 1 (episode). Mark Harmon's career has paralleled John Wayne's. They both were quarterback of their southern California college football team, both went into acting. (Harmon's father, Tom Harmon, was a Heisman Trophy-winner and actor & announcer as well.) Note: This is continuously told to Tony, Ziva and Tim through a smack to the back of their heads.

Rule 9: "Always be specific when you lie." - revealed in the Season 1 finale episode, Reveille (episode).

Rule 10: "Never take anything for granted." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Probie (episode) although Gibbs also quotes it as being "Never assume" during the Season 9 episode, Rekindled (episode).

Rule 11: "Never go anywhere without a knife." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, One Shot, One Kill (episode)although it's sometimes quoted as "Never leave home without a knife" or "Always carry a knife."

Rule 12: "Never get personally involved in a case." - revealed in the Season 7 episode, Obsession (episode) and again referenced by the new SECNAV Clayton Jarvis in the Season 9 premiere episode, Nature of the Beast (episode) as the number one rule in Washington politics.

Rule 13: "When the job is done, walk away." - revealed in the Season 6 episode, Semper Fidelis (episode).

Rule 14: "Never date a co-worker." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, Enigma (episode).

Rule 15: "Never, ever involve lawyers." - revealed in "Collateral Damage." Rule 51 is written on the back of the card containing Rule 13 in "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 16: "Bend the line, don't break it." - revealed in Anonymous was a Woman (episode).

Rule 17: "Always work as a team." - revealed in Leap of Faith (episode).

Rule 18: "If someone thinks they have the upper hand, break it." - revealed in the Season 8 finale episode, Pyramid (episode).

Rule 19: "Never, ever interrupt Gibbs during an interrogation." - revealed in the Season 14 episode, Privileged Information (episode).

Rule 20: "It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission." - revealed in Silver War (episode).

Rule 21: "Always look under." - revealed in The Artful Dodger (episode)

Rule 22: "Never ever bother Gibbs in interrogation." - revealed in Smoked (episode).

Rule 23: "Never mess with a Marine's coffee... if you want to live."- revealed during "Forced Entry."

Rule 24: "There are two ways to follow someone. First way, they never notice you. Second way, they only notice you." - Jack Knife (episode) and "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 25: "When you need help, ask." - revealed during Blood Brothers (episode).

Rule 26: "Always watch the watchers." - revealed in "Baltimore."

Rule 27: "If you feel like you are being played, you probably are." - revealed in Nature of the Beast (episode).

Rule 28: "Your case, your lead." - revealed in Bounce (episode) placing Tony as temporarily in charge of the team, and also in Phoenix (episode) with Ducky as leader.

Rule 29: "There is no such thing as coincidence." - revealed in Obsession (episode) although DiNozzo states that Rule 39A is "There is no such thing as a small world" during Canary (episode).

Rule 30: "If it seems like someone is out to get you, they are." - revealed in Borderland (episode).

Rule 31: "Never accept an apology from someone who just sucker punched you." - revealed in Psych Out (episode).

Rule 32: "First things first, hide the women and children." - This rule number was mentioned in Patriot Down (episode) but was not stated until Rule Fifty-One (episode).

Rule 33: "Clean up the mess that you make." - revealed in "Rule Fifty-One" although it's also stated as "Never leave behind loose ends" in Hiatus Part 2 (episode).

Rule 34: "Sometimes you're wrong." - Created by Gibbs in Rule Fifty-One" by writing it on the back of the card containing Rule 13. It is unknown if his coworkers are aware of this rule.

Rule 35: "Always give people space when they get off an elevator." - revealed in Double Back (episode)

Rule 36: "Never trust a woman who doesn't trust her man." - revealed in Devil's Triangle (episode).

While some seem to deal with Gibbs only there are some very great life lessons present. If you haven's started watching "NCIS" I suggest you start soon, it is all on Netflix.

"A slap to the face is an insult - a slap to the back of the head is a wake-up call." Leroy Jethro Gibbs
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'Grey's Anatomy' Taught Me Just How Important Gay Rights Are

This episode opened my eyes and heart.


Attending a Catholic high school made it very clear in my mind that LGBTQ individuals did not fit in with society. I watched as our principle refused to allow students to invite their same-sex partners to dances. I remember our administration fighting against letting a boy on our dance team because they thought it would ruin the reputation of being a Catholic school. The way they were treated in front of me every day became the way I thought the world should treat them too. But I couldn't have been more wrong.

In season seven, episode 12 of "Grey's Anatomy," Meredith Grey encounters a patient who was trampled by horses after his partner set up a carriage ride to take them to sign their domestic partnership papers. His partner explains to Meredith that he had just wanted the day to be special because straight people get to have the most special day of their lives on their wedding day. They get the flowers, the ceremony, the reception, the gifts. At this point in time, all members of the LGBTQ got was their signature on a piece of paper.

I remember something inside of me being moved at the thought of someone simply being in love and not being able to celebrate it because people thought it was "weird" or "unnatural." I put myself in the reverse situation and thought about how much it would break my heart if society did not accept the fact that I want to marry my wonderful boyfriend some day. I cried during the scene in the show because even though it was acting, I could see just how important these two people were to each other and all of the unnecessary barriers they had to cross just to prove that their love was the same as anyone else's.

Maybe this moment was extremely late in my life to have the realization of how hard it must be for LGBTQ people to find happiness in our society, but I am glad I had that realization at all.

Certain religions crucify the LGBTQ community, saying they will go to hell for sexuality because it is a sin. Personally, I have a hard time believing that God could condemn anyone for showing another human being unconditional love.

It scares me how poisonous our society can be at times. 10 years ago, if you asked me how I felt about people in the LGBTQ community, I would probably (wrongfully) say that they freaked me out. These days, while you won't necessarily see me at a Pride parade, you will see me hyping up and supporting my awesome gay best friend to go after his crush. You will see me taking girls hitting on me as a compliment rather than something weird. You will see me openly supporting gay rights because it is the right things to do, human to human.

The saying "love is love" is so simple, yet so incredibly true.

I can't help how much I love my boyfriend and I would never in a million years expect someone to tell me to stop. Who are we to tell members of the LGBTQ community to stay in some box society and religion have built? We aren't. Love is love and you can never and will never be able to put rules and restrictions on a feeling.

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