tv The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching  

Evan Lambert
Originally by
58k votes 8.7k voters 138k views 91 items Follow Embed

List Rules Only shows currently on TV/streaming or expected to return that have not received mainstream press or acclaim - no Emmy award-winning programs or shows with huge followings. Vote up the shows you have seen and liked.

Some of the best shows on TV right now in 2016-2017 are criminally underrated and not watched by nearly enough people. Sure, you've heard of How to Get Away with Murder, Empire, Game of Thrones, and all those other great, über-popular shows. But have you heard of Other Space12 Monkeys? Didn't think so. Here to solve this very pressing problem is this list of unknown or underrated TV shows you should be watching right now, if anything just to shake things up a bit. Be sure to also watch the best shows ending in 2017 before it's too late! 

Some of the shows on this list are fairly standard genre shows like crime thrillers and supernatural tween rom-coms, but each of the television series listed here are uniquely memorable and entertaining. It's truly amazing and baffling that these shows have managed to fly under the radar, but once you read about these underrated series you should be watching, maybe they'll gain at least one new fan.

Looking for some new TV show suggestions for this coming Saturday night? Maybe check out that Gillian Anderson thriller that everyone's been talking about over in Britain. (Hint: It's not The X-Files.) Or maybe you can keep it light and watch some adorable current underrated shows on the CW, like iZombie or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. There are so many under the radar TV shows out there that deserve more viewers and more buzz.

Go on and celebrate underrated television by voting up your favorite under-the-radar shows! (But only if you've seen them ... which, again, is part of the problem!!)

1
+ - 1,950 474
Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Peaky Blinders Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory - The Peaky Blinders were a gang of youthful criminals who rose to prominence in Birmingham, England in the early 20th century. This show, on BBC Two, is a perfectly action-packed sendup of the gang's story. (Netflix owns the US ...

The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows The Best Netflix Original Documentary Series

2
+ - 1,594 355
Vikings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Vikings Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård

3
+ - 744 243
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Fargo Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman

4
+ - 1,292 581
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville

5
+ - 1,188 509
Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Mr. Robot Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday

6
+ - 1,156 400
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

7
+ - 1,134 504
Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris - Check it out on Netflix.

8
+ - 1,035 505
The Americans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Americans Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor - This excellent drama about Soviet spies posing as Americans is consistently and loudly hailed as one of the best shows on television, but there STILL isn't anyone watching it. It hasn't even received any major Emmy nominations - a ...

9
+ - 832 349
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

10
+ - 685 151
Westworld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Westworld Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr.

11
+ - 635 350
Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Silicon Valley Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

12
+ - 846 427
Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Broadchurch David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker - The original British version of this show, boasting David Tennant as the charming lead, is a perfect mix of whodunnit and legal/court drama.Check it out on Netflix (DVD/Blu-ray only).

13
+ - 797 522
Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Sense8 Aml Ameen, Bae Doona, Jamie Clayton - This genre-bending sci-fi fantasia from the Wachowski siblings never ceases to deliver on stunning visuals and shocking plot points. Telling the story of eight people in different parts of the globe whose lives are inexplicably ...

14
+ - 775 362
Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Black Mirror Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear - Filled to the brim with sci-fi horror, this haunting British series features three episodes per season, each with a different cast and a stunningly unique plotline about the impact of technology on our culture.Check it out on Netflix.

15
+ - 629 286
Preacher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Preacher Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

The Best Current Black TV Shows 8 TV Actors Who Turned Out Just Like Their Characters

16
+ - 676 384
Drunk History is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Drunk History Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur, Craig Cackowski

17
+ - 701 271
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Lucifer Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

18
+ - 363 121
Gotham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Gotham Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue

19
+ - 457 188
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Luke Cage Mahershala Ali, Mike Colter, Frankie Faison

20
+ - 592 420
The Leftovers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Leftovers Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston - Check it out on HBO GO.

21
+ - 1,120 560
iZombie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
iZombie Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli - This frothy, quick-witted show cleverly employs zombie-ism as a metaphor for the main character's quarter-life crisis. The dialogue is sharp, the mysteries are fun, and the brain-eating is only a little gross.Check it out on Hulu.

22
+ - 719 331
The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Man in the High Castle Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank

23
+ - 681 320
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

24
+ - 278 84
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Taboo Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Oona Chaplin

25
+ - 334 148
Timeless is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Timeless Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett

26
+ - 591 319
Suits is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Suits Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

27
+ - 441 134
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

28
+ - 617 234
Black Sails is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Black Sails Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New

29
+ - 335 135
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

The Best Current Legal TV Shows 29 Things Worth Spending a Little Extra On

30
+ - 489 223
Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Dark Matter Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke

31
+ - 516 240
The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Magicians Barry Jones

32
+ - 306 127
Elementary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Elementary Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn

33
+ - 225 158
The Strain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Strain Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand

34
+ - 437 367
12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
12 Monkeys Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo - If you're looking for a bonkers sci-fi spectacle, then look no further than this small screen adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1995 cult classic. There's no Bruce Willis this time, but there is that guy who played Pyro in X2 and X-Men: ...

35
+ - 255 142
The OA is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The OA Brit Marling

36
+ - 497 371
Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Bloodline Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini - This crackerjack thriller featuring Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and a whole lot of family drama has attracted the attention of critics, but has yet to find its audience.Check it out on Netflix.

37
+ - 188 130
Poldark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Poldark Judy Geeson, Ralph Bates, Angharad Rees

38
+ - 161 67
It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

39
+ - 223 138
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Scorpion Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas

40
+ - 346 217
The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Shannara Chronicles Daniel MacPherson, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton

41
+ - 292 224
Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Wentworth Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Kate Atkinson

42
+ - 456 312
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

43
+ - 378 350
The Returned is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Returned Forget A&E's remake and go straight to the original French version of this show, which follows a bunch of people who return from the dead and insist on picking up their lives where they left off before they died. It's creepy as ...

The Best Current Military TV Shows The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now

44
+ - 181 56
Outlander is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Outlander Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

45
+ - 174 189
American Crime is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
American Crime Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco

46
+ - 531 431
Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Last Man on Earth Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman

47
+ - 309 280
The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Expanse Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham

48
+ - 181 181
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Atlanta Donald Glover

49
+ - 330 309
You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
You're the Worst Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges - A narcissistic, self-destructive writer and a narcissistic, self-destructive PR exec attempt to embark upon a relationship. What's the worst that could happen? Fortunately for viewers, the "worst that could happen" turns out ...

50
+ - 229 236
Halt & Catch Fire is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Halt & Catch Fire Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Ali Milner