10 Underrated Netflix Shows That Are True Gems

10 Underrated Netflix Shows That Are True Gems

These shows are truly binge-worthy! Don't miss out on any of them.

There are thousands of titles on Netflix now, and choosing the next show to binge-watch could be overwhelming.

We've all been there. There are times when we end up spending hours scrolling through those boxes, watching trailers after trailers, just to find something that would catch our interest.

Well, today is your lucky day, for we are saving you from the troubles of decision paralysis.

Here are 10 Netflix underrated TV series you might not know that you should check out now!

How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

1. How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

This German coming of age comedy-drama series is based on a true story and will give you the Breaking Bad meets The Social Network vibes.

The show follows Moritz, a high-school student who starts Europe's biggest online drug market.

The motivation behind the risky activity was rather shallow. He just wanted to impress his ex-girlfriend, who had just returned from the States with new drug experiences. But the transformation in his character as the season goes on is incredible. From a nerd to a drug kingpin, Moritz's evolution is enthralling. Knowing that the show is based on a true story makes the series even more exciting. 

'Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist'

2. Evil Genius

Love true-crime documentaries? This one is for you. 'Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist' is based on the  2003 high-profile "collar bomb" or "pizza bomber" incident.

A pizza-delivery guy shows up to rob a bank, saying there is a bomb around his neck. He claims that he must rob the bank to get the next set of clues to unlock the collar bomb before it explodes. The bank tellers complied, but the pizza guy was arrested by the police, who did not believe his claims. He was then handcuffed and kept in a distance. Suddenly, the device around his neck started beeping and detonated. This Netflix documentary takes a harrowing look at one of history's bloodiest and most intriguing bank robberies ever. 


3. Unorthodox

Watch the drama unfold inside an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family. It follows Esty, a nineteen-year-old girl who escapes her community and travels from New York to Berlin to escape an arranged marriage. This mini-series explores the complexities of culture and religion. Each character is only doing what they believe is right, which sets out the conflict in the show. 


4. Special

Ryan O’Connell's semi-autobiographical show tells the story of Ryan Hayes, a young gay man with cerebral palsy who decides to face life with courage.

Ryan Hayes' character hits closer to home with O’Connell's real life. O’Connell is gay and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

This feel-good series follows the actor's journey, as he commits very human mistakes and learns from them.

The series has been renewed for season 2. You can read our preview here

Alias Grace

5. Alias Grace

This Canadian miniseries tells the story of Grace Marks, a young and impoverished Irish immigrant and servant in Upper Canada, who gets accused of the 1843 double murder of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery.

Her conviction sparked so much controversy and debate, leading her to become one of the most notorious women in her time.

The show is based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name and is inspired by true events. 

Green Frontier

6. Green Frontier

'Green Frontier' successfully sets itself above other murder mysteries. This Colombian crime thriller series brings us to the depth of the Amazon rain forest to investigate a string of bizarre murders.

It follows a young detective and her partner, who discovers a unique secret while trying to uncover the mysteries behind the inexplicable murders. 


7. Dark

Are you a fan of Stranger Things' gloomy suspense? Then you might as well check out the German show 'Dark'.

The show sets off after the disappearance of a child, leading the characters of the fictional German town of Winden in a quest to find out the truth.

The investigation unravels a deadly time travel conspiracy that spans several generations.

From a missing child to the aesthetics and music, 'Stranger Things' and 'Dark' share a huge resemblance. Both series have mind-blowing plots and twists that will keep you hooked on screen. 


8. Ghoul

Ghoul puts a rare twist on military thrillers by placing soldiers on the defensive side. This Indian horror miniseries follows a fiercely loyal, newly recruited military officer who gets tasked to interrogate a dreaded terrorist.

The officer soon gets convinced that the officer is possed by a supernatural force. Imagine trying to dig out information from a terrorist, only for him to lay your deepest secrets in the open. Ghoul delves into the Arab folklore, a new territory for the Western audience.

Altes Geld / Old Money

9. Altes Geld / Old Money

An ailing billionaire industrialist is leaving his entire empire to only one of his heirs, but they must prove their worth through a bizarre test: he/she must provide him with a liver that could save his life. The request sets out his dysfunctional family on a murderous spree against each other.

The  Austrian dark comedy series will make you thankful that your family doesn't have such lethal tendencies when it comes to money.


10. Ethos

This Turkish drama-thriller has superb cinematography and brilliant dialogue.

It portrays different characters, mostly women, who cross paths in the bustling city of Istanbul.

The first episode follows a woman in her first session with a psychologist. The focus then moves on to her psychologist, who builds her clinic.

The series is a celebration of life, relationship, differences, and healing. 

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