16 Lesser-Known Series Worth Checking Out

Uncover hidden gems with ’16 Underrated Series You Could Have Overlooked. Delve into this captivating collection of TV shows that might have flown under the radar but offer exceptional storytelling, characters, and experiences.

Colette (2018)

After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightly) agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Audience Score: 70%

Kingdom (2019)

A boy unites with a king to battle enormous armies, deadly assassins and a dangerous mountain clan in ancient China.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Audience Score: 96%

His House (2020)

A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Audience Score: 73%

They Cloned Tyrone (2023)

A series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Audience Score: 100%

The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)

A quirky, dysfunctional family’s road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity’s unlikeliest last hope.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Audience Score: 89%

The Stranger (2022)

A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to discover the truth about the people closest to him.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Audience Score: 75%

Passing (2021)

In 1920s New York City, a black woman finds her world up-ended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who’s passing as white.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Audience Score: 86%

The Furnace (2021)

An unlikely pair must outwit a zealous police sergeant and his troopers in a race to reach a secret furnace where they can safely reset the bars to remove the mark of the Crown.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Audience Score: 81%

First They Killed My Father (2017)

Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Audience Score: 81%

The Deepest Breath (2023)

A champion and expert safety diver seemed destined for one another. Despite different paths taken, they meet at the pinnacle of the free-diving world, experiencing the thrilling rewards and inescapable risks of chasing dreams through the depths of the ocean.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Audience Score: 93%

Advantageous (2015)

In a future where opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules try to hold on to their joy.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Audience Score: 73%

Emily the Criminal (2022)

Saddled with student debt and unable to find work, a college graduate (Aubrey Plaza) becomes involved in a credit card scam, acting as a dummy shopper and buying increasingly risky products with stolen credit cards.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Audience Score: 79%

The Sea Beast (2022)

Terrifying creatures roam the seas and the monster hunters are heroes. None is more beloved than the great Jacob Holland. When young Maisie Brumble joins his ship, he finds an unexpected ally.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Audience Score: 84%

Arctic (2019)

A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Audience Score: 78%

The Call (2020)

Two people live in different times. Seo-Yeon lives in the present and Young-Sook lives in the past. One phone call connects the two, and their lives are changed irrevocably.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Audience Score: 78%

Munich: The Edge of War (2021)

Set in the fall of 1938, Hitler prepares to invade Czechoslovakia, and the government of Neville Chamberlain desperately seeks a peaceful solution. A British civil servant and a German diplomat, former classmates, travel to Munich to discuss peace.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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