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The Best New Shows of the Last Few Years That You've Been Missing Out On

Updated October 20, 2020 1.4k votes 188 voters 2.7k views56 items

List RulesVote up the shows that deserve a watch that premiered on or after January 1, 2017, despite being totally overlooked so far.

Sometimes, the TV shows everyone should be watching don't exactly hook a huge audience right away. Underrated TV shows may be critically acclaimed with small, loyal fan bases, but somehow slip under the radar of the general populace. What are some new TV shows you're missing out on? Read this list to find out. 

What are some of the best new underrated shows? Following the massive success of The Good Wife, CBS released the spin-off The Good Fight on their CBS All Access streaming service. This engaging legal drama has slipped under the radar. Dead To Me is another hugely underrated comedy to have premiered after 2017. After a pair of big wins at the 2018 Golden Globes, the viewership of Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is sure to soar. Other good underrated shows featured on this list include The Deuce, OzarkDear White People, and Mindhunter.

Which new underrated TV show is the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good series we may have missed.

  • 1


    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    PremieredJuly 21, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago to a...  more
  • 2


    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    PremieredOctober 13, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller

    Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe Penhall, based on the true crime book by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan...  more
  • 3

    The End of the F***ing World

    Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden

    PremieredOctober 24, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama

    The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark comedy-drama television series, based on the comic series by Charles S. Forsman. 17-year-old James (Alex Lawther)...  more
  • 4

    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Mekia Cox

    PremieredOctober 16, 2018

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley, based on true events. With dreams of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department,...  more
  • 5


    Oliver Masucci, Karoline Eichhorn

    PremieredDecember 1, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Crime drama

    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden brings...  more
  • 6

    Altered Carbon

    Anthony Mackie, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    PremieredFebruary 2, 2018

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded from...  more
  • 7

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen

    PremieredMarch 17, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama web television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. A 1960s housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) discovers she has a...  more
  • 8

    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    PremieredApril 8, 2018

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Thriller

    Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on the novels by Luke Jennings. Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a desk-bound MI5 Officer,...  more
  • 9

    The Queen's Gambit

    Anya Taylor-Joy, Marielle Heller

    PremieredOctober 23, 2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller

    The Queen's Gambit (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama miniseries based on the 1983 novel by Walter Tevis. Following her life from eight to 22 years old, the show centers on orphan chess prodigy...  more
  • 10


    Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley

    PremieredJune 20, 2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Yellowstone (Paramount Network, 2018) is an American television series created by Taylor Sheridan. Led by John Dutton (Kevin Costner), the Dutton family controls the largest contiguous ranch in the...  more
  • 11

    The Sinner

    Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman


    Genres (Tv)Drama, Anthology

    The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series developed by Derek Simonds, based on the novel by Petra Hammesfahr. Police detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) investigates brutal...  more
  • 12


    Tom Hardy, Leo Bill

    PremieredJanuary 7, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Taboo (FX, 2017) is a British television drama series created by Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips" Hardy, and Steven Knight. James Delaney (Tom Hardy) returns to England after twelve years in Africa with...  more
  • 13


    Christopher Meloni, Lili Mirojnick

    PremieredDecember 6, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action, Crime, Fantasy

    Happy! (Syfy, 2017) is an American television crime dramedy series created by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, based on the comic book series. An alcoholic ex-cop turned hitman (Christopher...  more
  • 14

    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

    PremieredMay 3, 2019

    Genres (Tv)Dark comedy

    Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman. After the murder of her husband, tightly wound widow, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy (Linda...  more
  • 15

    Good Girls

    Christina Hendricks, Lidya Jewett

    PremieredFebruary 26, 2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama, Crime, Action

    Good Girls (NBC, 2017) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jenna Bans. Struggling to make ends meet, three suburban housewives (Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman) decide to...  more
  • 16

    New Amsterdam

    Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman

    PremieredSeptember 25, 2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Medical

    New Amsterdam (NBC, 2018) is an American medical drama television series developed by David Schulner. A new medical director (Ryan Eggold) is hired to run one of the most prominent hospitals in New...  more
  • 17

    Outer Banks

    Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline

    PremieredApril 15, 2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Outer Banks (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama series created by created by Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke. A group of teenagers from the wrong side of the tracks stumble upon a treasure...  more
  • 18


    Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin

    PremieredJune 23, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama, Pro wrestling

    GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an...  more
  • 19


    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist

    PremieredAugust 11, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written by Robia Rashid. Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, looks for a girlfriend,...  more
  • 20

    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

    Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy

    PremieredAugust 30, 2019

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Children

    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy television series, and a prequel to 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy), and Deet...  more
  • 21

    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler

    PremieredMarch 15, 2019

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Comedy, Horror, Science fiction, Fantasy

    Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror,...  more
  • 22


    Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings

    PremieredJune 2, 2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal

    NOS4A2 (AMC, 2019) is an American supernatural horror drama television series created by Jami O'Brien, based on the novel by Joe Hill. After discovering a supernatural ability to unlock portals, a...  more
  • 23

    The Good Fight

    Christine Baranski, Audra McDonald

    PremieredFebruary 19, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Law

    The Good Fight (CBS All Access, 2017) is a legal and political drama television series, a spin-off of the 2009 series The Good Wife. A year after the finale of The Good Wife, an enormous financial...  more
  • 24


    Niecy Nash, Jenn Lyon

    PremieredMay 25, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama

    Claws (TNT, 2017) is an American drama television series created by Eliot Laurence. Five manicurists at the Nail Artisan salon of Manatee County, Florida enter the traditionally male world of...  more
  • 25

    sick note

    Nick Frost, Don Johnson

    PremieredNovember 7, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama

    Sick Note (Sky One, 2017) is a British black comedy TV series. After slacker Daniel Glass (Rupert Grint) is misdiagnosed with cancer, his lies lead him into an absurd web of fraud, blackmail,...  more