5 Underrated Netflix Shows

Giovanni Machado (Sports Editor), Jacob Ginsberg-Margo (Opinion Editor), Harper Hanson (Staff Writer), Cole Paterson (Staff Writer), Loza Tezera (Staff Writer)

Giovanni Machado: Anne With An E

When Anne, a 13 years old orphan, is mistakenly adopted by two siblings, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, the lives of  them three, and everyone in the community, take a whole new path no one was expecting. The show takes place during the late 19th century in the small community of Avonlea in Canada. Anne with an ‘E’ shows the daily lives of all the residents of Avonlea, but always focusing on Anne, Marilla and Matthew, and their whole new life, and showing how each of them were affected by the adoption.

The plot and everything that happens in the show is so simple, but at the same time so captivating and realistic, that it grabs the attention of the watcher who doesn’t even see the time pass by while watching the story of these ordinaries families during the 19th century.

The show is great for those who love to watch movies or shows from a different period of time. Anne with an ‘E’ really makes you feel you are in that period of time with barely none technology, and living a very simple pleasurable life.


Jacob Ginsberg-Margo: Altered Carbon

The concept of a digital humanity is nothing new. Popular stories like the Matrix, and Ready Player One, have already tackled consciousness in the virtual age.  What is new is Altered Carbon’s take on this miracle of science fiction.

When Takashi Kovacs wakes up after over 200 years in virtual prison, he is put into a new body played by Joel Kinnaman. With the help of police woman Kirstin Ortega (Martha Higareda), ex-marine Vernon Elliot, (Ato Essandoh) and an AI with the persona of the great late poet Edgar Allan Poe (Chris Conner),They aim to solve the murder of an extremely rich billionaire.

Being a part of an old rebellion group named “Envoys,” Kovacs narrates the entire show with insights and his impressive investigating skills based on seemingly a super power dubbed “envoy intuition.”

The actors, writing, and special effects perfectly capture the essence of a gritty science fiction mystery. The show, however, is not for the squeamish and immature. Their special effects are something to marvel. Each set, whether from the city to a flying pleasure palace, Beautifully crafted alien worlds, and futuristic weapon is expertly done. The STACKs – the small disk allowing for your memory to be backed up to infinitime – are wonderfully crafted and completely believable.

The action is also impeccable, swift movements and energy blasts weave through the air creating an intense atmosphere leaving you wanting.

With blood, sex, and guns Altered Carbon could be one of the best action shows out on Netflix.


Evil Genius: Harper Hanson

Evil Genius is a four-episode docu-series that follows several possible suspects after an attempted bank robbery in Erie, PA in 2003. This attempted bank robbery turned into a public murder of pizza man, Brian Wells, who was attempting to rob a PNC Bank with a bomb strapped around his neck. This is where the famous case gets its name: The Pizza Man Bombing.

Evil Genius is an uncommon Netflix series that kept me intrigued and guessing until the very end. I was shocked and disturbed by the story’s graphic videos and images that played throughout the episodes, but something about the bone-chilling feeling that this shopresented,  kept me watching. It was almost hard to believe that this story is true and the footage included was real. Because of its eerie presentation,  Evil Genius’s invigorating story and crazy twists and turns makes its 3 hours and 12 minutes worth it.


Cole Paterson: Last Chance U

A football player sits in the locker room hoping that he will show the scout that he deserves a second chance. The 3 season long Netflix Original show Last Chance U is an underrated show that is great for football fans who are looking for a good documentary to watch.

This show is rightfully named “Last Chance U” because it is based around football players who find themselves at community colleges. Then for a miraculous reason, they are given second chances although previously making some “bad choices” at their former Division 1 colleges.

You get to look inside the players’ heads at East Mississippi Community College, as they try to capitalize on their second chances, so they could gain their opportunity back to play at the D1 level or even the professional level.

This show is fantastic because you really start to feel a personal connection to the players. You really start to feel all the hardships that these players have to go through. It’s a good show for everyone for its engaging documentary plot and fast-paced sports show.


Loza Tezera: The Flash

The brisk flash of light known to speed around Central City has been enjoyed by many generations of comic book lovers, and superhero fans alike. The Flash differs from many other Netflix Tv shows in its ability to truly engage its audience. Whether it’s due to its  wonderful character development, as well as an ability to address some of the difficulties that comes with being a hero. The Flash, follows Barry Allen; a CSI, who at the fragile age of 11 witnessed the killing of his mother, and the arrest of his father for her alleged murder. Barry later acquired his speed when the Star Labs particle accelerator explodes releasing unknown amounts of dark matter, and energy into Central City. Once exposed to dark matter, he was hit with lightning that further enabled him to move at the speed of sound.  Throughout its five seasons, The Flash has kept it interesting, infusing every episode with the three H’s: heart, humor, and heroics.