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Top Ten Underrated Netflix Shows By Eleanor Mancini

1. The Good Place

The Good Place is an awesome show. It features Kristen Bell and Ted Danson (from NCIS and Cheers). The writing of the show is next level, the characters are lovable, and the laughs are real. Yet, somehow you are inspired to be a better person after watching it. Its a great show to binge.

2. Dead to Me

Dead to Me, a story set post-murder of an innocent man, presents a different take on the traditional crime-series plot. It focuses on the wife of the murdered man, and the dramatic changes her personal life goes through, when she joins a grief-counseling group. It shows the developments of “powerful friendships” and witty twists in plot. Produced by Will Ferrell, this Emmy nominated show deserves a look.

3. The Society

A story about a group of friends living in a well-off town in New England, this teen-drama quickly turns into a mystery when their entire town seems to disappear. The teens, in this new reality, must figure out how to survive with no one else around but them.

4. One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

For a lighter take, watch One Day at a Time. This comedy resembles Modern Family, but in a new, LA seeded family. Rooted in their Cuban-American household, the show tackles hot-button issues, but through light-hearted and well-written comedy.

5. El Gran Hotel

The Spanish telenovela, El Gran Hotel brings drama- big time. Written in Spanish, this show packages jealousies, blackmail, crime and comedy, with a historical fiction flare.

Cast of el Gran Hotel

“Don’t be intimidated by the Spanish,” senior Katie Holt suggests. “The show is worth it, and you always turn on English subtitles.”

6. The Carrie Diaries

For those who loved Sex and the City, Clueless, or any other 90s romcom/sitcom mashup, the Carrie Diaries are for you. Focusing on Carrie Bradshaw, the main character of HBO’s early 2000s hit (Sex and the City), this show prequels the extravagance of the New York life through the view of an everyday teen.

7. The Great British Bake Off

A fantastic juxtaposition to American cook-offs, the Great British Baking Show is much appreciated for its British Politeness and wholesome approach to competitive show-down. Highly recommended for any rainy day you want some feel-good cat and mouse banter.

8. The Umbrella Academy

For superhero fans and lovers of family drama, the Umbrella Academy highlights the best of both. The Hargreeves, a dysfunctional family of adopted super-heroes, unite over the mystery of their father’s death. Critics recommend for those who love Marvel, but are tired of the typical superhero formula.

9. Diagnosis

Diagnosis on Netflix

Based on the New York Times Magazine column by Dr. Lisa Sanders, this docu-series presents complex medical cases, the process of diagnosis, and the attempt to find a cure. Emotional, compelling, real stories make this show one the keep binging.

10. Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife Poster

As a fan of all things Downton Abbey and BBC, this show played straight to my heartstrings. Its witty, its medical, and it’s a little bit shocking. “It kind of made me want to be an OB-GYN,” an anonymous student proclaimed. Highly recommended for those who like House or Grey’s Anatomy, but want a little more fun, and a lot more British sass.

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