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The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching  

Evan Lambert
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List Rules Only shows currently airing new episodes and have not received mainstream press or acclaim - no Emmy award-winning programs or shows with huge followings

Some of the best shows on TV right now in 2019 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, popular shows. But have you heard of Wentworth? Better Things? 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 2019 before it's too late! 

Some of the shows on this list are fairly standard genre shows like crime thrillers and supernatural tween romcoms, but each of the television series listed here are uniquely memorable and entertaining. Why aren't people watching? The shows may have a bad time slot or maybe people feel these are shows where nothing happens. However, many of these shows are actually critically acclaimed and beloved by a small group of loyal viewers. 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.) There are so many under the radar TV shows out there that deserve more viewers and more buzz. If you're looking for a good Netflix and chill show, why not try some of these underrated gems? 

Go on and celebrate underrated television by voting up your favorite shows with cult followings!

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory

Season 4 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 96%

Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader Tommy Shelby ...more
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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
HabibRad added Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen

Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 91%

Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a ...more
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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
ChrisBateman added Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell

Season 6 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more
4
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Kathy Storey added Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Season 4 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more
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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
LanaYoshii added Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

Season 4 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 74%

Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more
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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

Season 4 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 88%

Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more
7
Poldark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Stephanie Kuchinski added Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ruby Bentall

Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 86%

Poldark (BBC One, 2015) is a British-American drama television series created by Debbie Horsfield, based on the novels by Winston Graham. Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns home after American ...more
8
The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Abe Schippers added Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley

Season 4- Rotten Tomatoes Score 93%

The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more
9
Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
deathslover added Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv

Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 98%

Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in the late '70s and early '80s, the series revolves around two FBI ...more
10
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
clash1977 added Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Jessie Buckley

Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score 76%

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 ...more
11
The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Jared Barrows added Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann

Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander ...more
12
Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Marcus Reed added Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy

Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score 67%

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 ...more
13
Legion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
voting closed at #13 Debbie Howard added Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza

Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 92%

Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more
14
The OA is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
voting closed at #14 Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson

Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 92%

The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more
15
Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae

Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

Sneaky Pete is an American crime drama series created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston. The series follows a released convict who adopts the identity of his cell mate in order to avoid his past ...more
16
The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Astra K Tiger added James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

Season 6- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more
17
Ozark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Goobis Hubris added Jason Bateman, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz

Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 76%

 

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
18
The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Creek0512 added Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar

Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more
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The Affair is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
ghostdragon added Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney

Season 5- Rotten Tomatoes Score 93%

The Affair is an American television drama series created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi. The series premiered on Showtime on October 12, 2014. A TV-14 version of the pilot episode was made ...more
20
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
RichardBeecher added Donald Glover

Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 98%

Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more
21
Travelers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
StefanieT added Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper

Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright. Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into ...more
22
Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The MASSIVE added Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane

Season 5- Rotten Tomatoes Score 60%

This show is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. A dysfunctional, blended family must reinvent themselves by learning new ...more
23
Luther is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Amanda Lindsay-Peaire added Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley

Season 5- Rotten Tomatoes Score 86%

Luther is a British drama series starring Idris Elba as the eponymous character DCI John Luther. Written by Neil Cross, the first series, comprising six one-hour long episodes, premiered on 4 ...more
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Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
PetdengerSamuel added Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Kate Atkinson

Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score 80%

Wentworth is an Australian television drama series. It was first broadcast on SoHo on 1 May 2013. The series serves as a contemporary reimagining of Prisoner, which ran on Network Ten from 1979 ...more
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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
sarahmarendaz added Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown

Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no recollection ...more