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

10 Underrated Netflix Shows 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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14 Types Of Girls You Meet At Every College Party As Told By 'The Bachelor' Contestants

There are girls crying, people making out, and more drama than I can handle.


'Bachelor' season is upon us, which means Monday nights are now filled with more drama, more wine, and more crazy. For those of you who are adamant fans, you know what's up. But for those of you still denying yourself the simple (yet insanely chaotic) pleasure of watching the show that makes millions of girls have way too high of expectations for love- you are missing out. It's good, it's terrible, but at the end of the day, you get to spend 2+ hours invested in a bunch of women you don't know dealing with problems that don't affect us in the real world.

Thinking about it, it's just like every college party I've ever been to. There are girls crying, people making out, and more drama than I can handle. Can you tell I don't get out much?

Here are the typical college girls you usually come across on a Friday night.

1. The girl who can't stop crying.


As soon as she downs a couple shots of tequila, her emotions run high and the tears start flowing.

2. The girl who is so rude, you wonder why she's even here in the first place.


She's not here to play games. She isn't afraid to tell it like it is or make a few enemies, even at a darty in the middle of the school year.

3. The girl that can't stop eating.


But like, same tho.

4. The girl that seems to always have her tongue down some dudes throat.


Hey, no judgement. You do you, girl.

5. The girl that's just a little bit on the crazy side.


6. The girl who's just there to have a good time.


She's the one dancing all by herself till 2 a.m. every weekend and always having a blast.

7. The girl too drunk to function.


You know you're going to have to help her into the Uber in about 20 minutes before she pukes everywhere.

8. The girl who only goes out to get dressed up and show off.


9. The girl who ends up leaving you for some random dude she just met 10 minutes ago.


And she's your ride. Sucks for you.

10. The girl always ready to start a fight.


You can pick her out by the shape of her eyebrows. This girl is usually quiet, loyal, and willing to bitch-slap anyone who comes between her and her one night out.

11. The girl looking for her future husband.


For some reason, this girl thinks that her Mr. Right is going to be found at 3 a.m. in the nastiest bar downtown. Trust me honey, you can do better than that.

12. The girl who won't mind her own business.


She LOVES knowing everything about everyone and makes her way through the party at least 3 times to get the full scoop on everyone there.

13. The girl who seems to have been raised by a pack of wild bears. 


She acts like she's never been out of the house, or that her parents didn't raise her, like, at all.

14. The girl who's just there to take care of everybody.


The typical "mom" friend and DD.

If I've learned anything from watching 'The Bachelor' or from college, it's that there's no such thing as normal.

I'd much rather spend my time watching Netflix in bed all day than have to put on jeans just to go to a party where drunk people get too close to me. The heart wants what the heart wants.

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Megyn Kelly Was Fired For Making Racist Comments, But Still Walks Away With $30 Million

Following her comments regarding blackface halloween costumes, Megyn Kelly leaves the NBC network and faces controversy surrounding her snow


After facing backlash following her controversial comments on NBC, Megyn Kelly has left the television network with a $30 million dollar payout. Last October, Megyn Kelly made comments saying that she did not understand why wearing blackface on Halloween would be perceived as racist. After the remarks were heard across the nation, she decided to part ways with NBC.

Megyn Kelly is a known as a former Fox News anchor who departed the television station in 2017. The reason for her departure from Fox News stemmed from her hatred for Donald Trump and his association with the news channel. Kelly covered a large variety of different stories during her time as a reporter, which followed by her obtaining her own show. After the show began, political stories became more regular on her show and President Donald Trump began taking notice. Megyn began to notice that she had not enjoyed being on the political side of the news, and it did not align with her morals and values. Once she realized this is not what she wanted to do, she decided to leave and pursue her own show.

Her show was titled "Megyn Kelly Today", and premiered in September 2017. At its premiere, it received negative reviews for the quality of her hosting and appropriateness as a daytime personality. According to multiple reports, her departure was planned months before it was announced. Megyn was in talks of moving to MSNBC, but she did not see it as the right fit and she did not think that the audience of the network would accept her. She began talks with the chairman of NBC, Andy Lack, about her concerns regarding the show. Around the one year anniversary of the premiere of the snow, Megyn knew that the show was not as big of a hit as expected, and she decided she needed to take the necessary steps towards a new future.

Megyn wanted to lean towards a talk show host such as Oprah or Charlie Rose. She said she wanted to help people and wanted to steer away from politics. However, it was difficult for her to separate from her Fox News reputation. She is not able to return to the news network because she left on bad terms, after discussing sexual harassment claims against the channel's co-founder, Roger Ailes. After facing backlash from these claims with Fox News, she then began facing more negativity surrounding her show.

After a panel discussing the appropriateness of blackface in Halloween costume, Megyn noted that you get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who put on whiteface for Halloween. According to Kelly, she believed this to be okay when she dressed up for Halloween when she was younger as long as you were dressing up like a character. Later that day, she apologized for the comments and realized that people need to be more sensitive in the world today. She then joined African-American journalists regarding controversies that blackface brings. After these comments were made, Kelly still received a payout of $30 million dollars from her $69 million dollar contract.

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