I always take topics like this to encompass what we think has too much recognition compared to what has too little. So, while the stuff I list as underrated may in fact be "rated" quite highly, you don't hear much of it in the mainstream press. Or the watercooler, for that matter.
Underrated: House of Cards.
Was just nominated for an Emmy, which is rad, but I feel in my circle it's dramatically underrated. Incredible show.White Collar.
Lots of great character comedy, action, espionage, and melodrama. Like Burn Notice, but slightly fewer explosions.The League.
Just f*cking hilarious.Kroll Show.
Best sketch comedy show I've seen in ages.Always Sunny.
I had avoided this for the longest time because of Danny Devito for some reason. I was so freakin' wrong. Such a great show and despite a few misteps, it's still going strong.Shameless.
Both the UK and the US versions, although the UK is much better. SCATTER!Supernatural
. Probably the closest we'll ever get to a Preacher
show. Gone down the sh*tter since the showrunner left, but still more entertaining than anything out of that house since Buffy. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
. HUGE fanbase. Huge anti-fanbase bsed largely on ignorance of the show - give it a shot! Especially if you dig Firefly or the Avengers
. Ok, combine this with Supernatural, and we'd really have a Preacher
TV show. Missed a few steps in the first season but it's fantastic all around.
It's funny, I'll give it that, but this thing gets WAY too much attention for what it is: just another f*cking sitcom. Revolution.
How has this not been cancelled, yet? I mean, I can understand why shows like "Vampire Diaries" and "Once Upon a Time" stick around. But this? I'd have hoped that the core fan base would be the same sort who could recognize how stupid it is. The Venture Bros.
I just don't get it. It doesn't take itself seriously enough to carry a story and it's not really funny enough to elicit much of a laugh from me.Mystery Science Theatre.
Perhaps it's a personal dislike of cynicsim, but I can't stand seeing a crappily produced show tear holes into something. I just find it completely terrible.