For many people, Netflix is a place to revisit the classics, TV shows like The Office, Parks & Rec, and Gossip Girl that you watched growing up and now tune into whenever you want something comforting and nostalgic on in the background. But in addition to all those beloved works from the '90s and '00s, Netflix also offers a ton of series that you might've never seen before — but that absolutely deserve your attention. Seriously, there are so many underrated TV shows on Netflix, and so to help you know where to start, Bustle's Entertainment Editors have picked their very favorites.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with re-watching a favorite show for the 1000th time or checking out one of Netflix's most popular newer series, like Making a Murderer or Stranger Things. But next time you're struggling to find something to watch on the streaming service, try picking one of these selections instead — you'll be so glad you did. Because from tearjerking network dramas to Netflix original comedies to heart-pounding British mysteries, the eight shows on the list below are all a combination of really good and really underrated, meaning that you'll be able to brag to your friends that you discovered a great show they know nothing about. Enjoy!