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Underrated TV Shows You Need to Binge Watch This Break

Need to kill some time this winter break? Here are the best underrated TV shows of all time.
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(USA)
  • In A Nutshell:
    • Shawn Spencer, an uncannily observant and lazy man, gets hired by the Santa Barbara Police Department to help solve crimes under the premise that Spencer is psychic. Together with his partner-in-crime and best friend Burton Guster, his ex-policeman father Henry Spencer, and police detectives Carlton Lassiter and Juliet O’hara, Spencer uses his “psychic powers” to deduce hints and help catch criminals. Not only is Psych hilarious and fast-paced, but at times is insightful and even scary.
  • Total Watching Time:
    • 8 Seasons, 121 Episodes
    • 22 minute episodes
    • 2662 minutes of 44.3 hours

 

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  • In A Nutshell:
    • Neal Caffrey is a world renowned white collar criminal, jailed for bond forgery by FBI Detective Peter Burke. After realizing the two could mutually benefit from a new Criminal Informant program, Caffrey is released into Burke’s supervision and helps the FBI to catch other high-class thieves. Although Caffrey consistently proves to be a useful asset for the FBI, Burke is always suspicious of Caffrey and his lifelong friend Mozzie. Caffrey, a clever guy, always finds ways to twist his situation to his advantage and it is always unclear what his ulterior motive is.
  • Total Watching Time:
    • 3 Seasons, 81 Episodes
    • 40 minute episodes
    • 3240 minutes, 54 hours

 

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(FOX)
  • In A Nutshell
    • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (also called B99 by fans) centers around Detective Jake Peralta, a hotshot detective with the highest arrest record who does not care for the rules of the precinct. However, Peralta’s life is turned upside down when a new captain, Captain Ray Holt, comes to the 99th precinct. Holt, being gay and black, has a lot to prove to the homophobic and racist elite police community and forces Peralta to respect his job. Other major characters include Detective Amy Santiago, who is a hardworking, suck-up detective close to beating Peralta’s record, Detective Rosa Diaz, an intimidating, down-to-business police-woman, Charles Boyle, a naive cop who idolizes Peralta and Gina Linetti, a free spirit civil worker and dancer.
  • Total Watching Time:
    • 3 Seasons, 52 Episodes
    • 22 minute episodes
    • 1144 minutes, 19 hours

 

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(HBO)
  • In a Nutshell:
    • A hilarious comedy full of sarcasms and innuendos centers around the Pied Piper tech startup run by introverted coder Richard Hendricks. Hendricks and his nerdy friends hope to make it rich in the increasingly competitive Bay Area. After Hendricks codes an incredibly powerful search algorithm, he is torn between selling his work for 8 figures or selling part of the company to a strange, but rich venture capitalist in exchange for funding and ownership. Insightful humor shows the crazy lives of those who work in tech start-ups and accentuates the character’s nerdy characteristics.
  • Total Watching Time:
    • 2 Seasons, 18 Episodes
    • 30 minute episodes
    • 540 minutes, 9 hours

 

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(All3Media)
  • In A Nutshell:
    • An edgy TV show on teenage sexuality, mental health and drug abuse, is split in two three different generations. In each one, the series focuses on a gang of friends and the difficulties they each overcome, whether it being struggling with anorexia, coping with the loss of parents and friends, or pining for a girl. The group members although drastically different, each bring an essential part to the team. The TV series is unique for every episode is filmed in the point of view of a different character. This change in perspective adds a twist to the program.
  • Total Watching Time:
    • 7 Seasons, 61 Episodes
    • 45 minute episodes
    • 2745 minutes, 45.75 hours

 

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(Hulu)
  • In A Nutshell:
    • This relatively unheard of show follows Tim, a father fighting for his son Marcus, in a custody battle. After applying to what he thinks is a civil service job, Tim is recruited to be a trainee spy at MI5. Marcus, an extremely mature and intelligent schoolboy, outwardly despises living with his father, but as the show progresses, he begins to realize how great his quirky father is. Spy hits touchy topics such as divorce in a humorous manner and never fails to entertain with its eccentric characters.
  • Total Watching Time:
    • 2 Seasons, 17 Episodes
    • 23 minutes, last episode is 44
    • 414 minutes, 6.9 hours

 

– Juyon Lee (’18)

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