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04th Aug 2016

12 hidden gems on Netflix that will make your life complete

Finished Stranger Things? We got you covered.

Carl Anka

Finished Stranger Things? Done with Breaking Bad? Still reeling from the finales of Orange is the New Black and Bojack Horseman?

Looking for something new?

Netflix UK is stuffed to the brim with quality television shows of every genre, and we’ve taken a look at some underrated and under appreciated shows that are well worth your time.


Friday Night Lights

Chronicling fortunes of a High School American Football team in Texas, Friday Night Lights is one of the most intense and moving dramas of the past decade. More than a show about American Football, it’s a moving story of small town goodness, sons and their fathers and a whole lot more.

Its pilot is one of the best ‘first episodes’ of all time. You can quote us on that.




James Bond meet Arrested Development.  Mad, bad and ludicrously funny, Archer follows Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent… who happens to be a massive drunk. Also his mum is his boss. And his ex-girlfriend is his partner.

Things get weird. You’ll laugh a lot. Enjoy.




What happens when a computer nerd accidentally downloads the CIA’s greatest spy secrets to his brain? Brilliant, brilliant television. A high concept spy/comedy series, Chuck was on the verge of cancellation three times, but was saved each year from fan campaigns.


Danger 5

Danger 5

Hyper surreal Australian comedy Danger 5 sees a group of spies try and put an end to the Second World War by killing Hitler. Only its the 1960s. And giant robots exist. Playing out like a badly dubbed live action version of Thunderbirds, Danger 5 is perfect for fans of shows like Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.




Thought your 21st birthday was bad? In Reaper, Sam Oliver hits the big milestone only to find out his parents sold his soul to the Devil. Ouch. A screwball horror comedy, Reaper sees Sam and his slacker friends do the Devil’s bidding, trying to capture escaped souls from hell.



Chef’s Table

A sumptuous food documentary, each episode of Chef’s Table profiles a world renowned chef. One to watch when you’re hungover and eating a Pot Noodle.




Depending on who you talk to, Firefly is either the best thing Joss Whedon ever made, or the best sci-fi show of all time. People that know Firefly, LOVE Firefly. A mishmash space western, the show was cruelly cancelled after just one season. At 14 episodes, it’s small, but perfectly formed.


Him and Her

Him and Her

Steve and Becky are two lazy twentysomethings in love. Sometimes they get takeaways; sometimes they watch DVDs. Sometimes Dan, the man who lives above their Walthamstow bedsit makes their life annoying. Somehow that all adds up to one of the best British sitcoms of all time.

Warm, honest and refreshing, Him and her is one of the most accurate pictures of being young and in love in the 21st century. Not bad for a show mostly shot in one room.




A Canadian horror show adapted from a Japanese television programme Tori Hada, Darknet is anthology series – there are just six interlocking episodes that all feed into the show’s titular website. Best watched with the lights off.



Dead Like Me

Another supernatural comedy, Dead Like Me follows eighteen-year-old Georgia, who works with a gang of grim reapers to collect souls of people, preferably just before they die. Made by Hannibal showrunner Byran Fuller, the show has his trademark visual style and inventive dialogue.


Person of Interest

Person of Interest

Imagine Minority Report… the TV show. Now imagine something better than the actual Minority Report TV show we got last year. Person of Interest is a great sci-fi tinged police detective show charting a former CIA agent with information about the future victims and perpetrators of violent crimes, and how we deal with that information. Columbo for the post-Snowden crowd.


Always Sunny

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

The best sitcom about the worst people. Take five of the worst people in the world, get them drunk frequently and watch sparks fly. Always Sunny is one the funniest sitcoms around; bad people performing the oldest sins in the newest ways and being downright hilarious about it.