The Best of 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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.) 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. 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 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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7,237 2,640
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 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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1,710 1,607
Poldark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Stephanie Kuchinski added Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ruby Bentall 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

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4,237 2,963
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
ChrisBateman added Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell 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

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3,578 2,231
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 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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3,168 2,157
Timeless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
oceanic815 added Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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3,159 1,654
Outlander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies 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

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4,200 2,288
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Kathy Storey added Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro 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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3,671 2,727
iZombie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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1,997 1,347
The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Jared Barrows added Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann 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

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2,792 1,917
The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Abe Schippers added Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley 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

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2,767 1,570
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
clash1977 added Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Jessie Buckley Taboo (FX, 2017) is a British television drama series created by Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips" Hardy, and Steven Knight. Following the death of his father, James Delaney (Tom Hardy) ...more

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1,929 709
Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
deathslover added Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series revolves around two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and ...more

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1,412 730
Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Marcus Reed added Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy 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

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1,194 784
Legion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Debbie Howard added Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza 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

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1,397 1,966
12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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1,042 1,129
The OA is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson 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

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1,528 1,534
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 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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1,604 1,108
Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
baggadonutzpj added Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after an event that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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1,236 1,417
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
RichardBeecher added Donald Glover 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

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Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae 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

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1,369 1,535
Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
PetdengerSamuel added Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Kate Atkinson 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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1,876 1,793
The Ranch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
JVall14 added Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger The Ranch (Netflix, 2016) is an American comedy web television series created by Don Reo and Jim Patterson. The son (Ashton Kutcher) of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football ...more

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The Affair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
ghostdragon added Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney 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

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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The MASSIVE added Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane 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

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende Shadowhunters (Freeform, 2016) is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) has just enrolled at Brooklyn Academy ...more

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1,016 1,444
You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges You're the Worst (FXX, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Falk. Jimmy (Chris Geere), a self-involved writer, and Gretchen (Aya Cash), a self-destructive Los ...more

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819 712
Travelers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
StefanieT added Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper 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

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1,202 1,226
Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
sarahmarendaz added Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown 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

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741 1,062
Humans is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Suzanne Alvarez added Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - ...more

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465 194
The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Astra K Tiger added James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff 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

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515 629
Billions is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Boris_j added Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff Billions (Showtime, 2016) is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby "Axe" Axelrod ...more

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348 207
Superstore is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Guest_8422c734-d5bc-451f-9faf-48542787f091 added America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series about a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble cast ...more

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662 423
A Series of Unfortunate Events is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
CozminPetrila added Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). When a ...more

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736 1,060
Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
liplip added Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system a fun loving trio of bounty hunters attempt to remain impartial as ...more

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394 471
Life in Pieces is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Carol Conlon Filippi added Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt, Thomas Sadoski Life in Pieces (CBS, 2015) is an American sitcom television series created by Justin Adler. The series chronicles the lives of three generations of the Short family as they go about their daily ...more

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448 645
Harlots is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Rachael Louise Johnston added Samantha Morton, Jessica Brown Findlay, Lesley Manville Harlots (Hulu, 2017) is a British period drama television series inspired by "The Covent Garden Ladies" by Hallie Rubenhold. Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton) runs a brothel in 18th ...more

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648 603
The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The MASSIVE added Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men properties. Two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) take their family on the run from the ...more

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649 187
Ozark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Goobis Hubris added Jason Bateman, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crimeozark drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago ...more

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Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Carly Kiel added Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw This series (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

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715 812
Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Heather Moss added Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, based on Kroll and Goldberg's tweenage years in the New ...more

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373 683
Happy Valley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Abigail Quist added Sarah Lancashire, Steve Pemberton, Siobhan Finneran Happy Valley (BBC One, 2014) is a British crime drama television series created by Sally Wainwright. Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous ...more

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600 1,062
Power is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
MattGirard added Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Kathrine Narducci Power (Starz, 2014) is an American crime drama-thriller television series created by Courtney Kemp Agboh. James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) struggles to balance his life as a New York City ...more

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534 1,174
Another Period is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Dave Koechner, Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome Another Period (Comedy Central, 2015) is an American period sitcom directed by Jeremy Konner. At the turn of the 20th century, sisters Lillian (Natasha Leggero) and Beatrice (Riki Lindhome) try ...more

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Outcast is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Wendy Smith Wilson added Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, Wrenn Schmidt Outcast (Cinemax, 2016) is an American horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman, based on his comic books. A young man (Patrick Fugit) searches for answers as to why he's been ...more

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Bosch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Luke Albright added Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino Bosch (Amazon Video, 2014) is an American police procedural web television series created by Michael Connelly. An LAPD homicide detective (Titus Welliver) works to solve the murder of a ...more

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Happy! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt, Ritchie Coster 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

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830 1,361
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York ...more

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Fortitude is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
gbzlfnur added Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, Darren Boyd Fortitude (Sky Atlantic, 2015) is a British sci-fi psychological thriller television series created by Simon Donald. Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest ...more

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Better Things is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
RichardBeecher added Pamela Adlon, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood Better Things (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. An actress (Pamela Adlon) raises her three daughters while juggling the pressures of ...more