Underrated TV shows or movies that were not recognized for its potential. I have a few...
- Falling Skies (Current TV)
- Revenge (Current TV)
- Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Movie)
TV: Space: Above and Beyond - It was basically a prototype of Battlestar Galactica remake with mature themes, political intrigue in the midst of a terrible surprise war and flawed messed up characters all in a sci-fi backdrop.
Movie: Streets of Fire - A rock and roll fable. Motocyles, gunfights and Willem Dafoe all set to a rockin soundtrack. If that didn't convice you I have two words for you...SLEDGE-HAMMER DUEL.
TV Show - Jericho. Has such a dedicated fanbase that it got brought back twice and made into a comic series, and still it seems nobody's heard of it.
Move - Not sure. One I think should definitely be more popular (in the U.S.) is The Wind that Shakes the Barley, but I don't think it's really underrated - just underexposed due to being a foreign film.
I'm not sure how much I like the word underrated. I mean, if you like something that most others didn't like - why does that make others underrated it? Why does it not make that you are overrating it yourself? But I will give the question a go by saying that Iron Man Three is one of my favourite underrated movies.
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Movies i got only one: Beasts of the Southern Wild. It was nominated for best picture in 2013 and to this day i believe it's my favorite film since i've seen it.
Green Lantern The Animated Series. Not only is it the best adaptation you could ask for a green lantern show but it also is extremely dark and mature in it's plot and subject matter. Hell at the end of the day this series is truly about a love story between an ex mass murderer and a newly birthed sentient A.I. So if that doesn't sound like the best concept for a tv show then i don't know what is.
Sym-Biotic Titan. From Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Lab, Samurai Jack) comes this short lived epic action series. Where Samurai jack was monster of the week this series is mostly sequential. It's about these 2 aliens and their robot companion coming to earth to escape a catastrophic civil war on their home planet. They infiltrate a high school while also having to battle these gigantic building size beasts that are sent to kill them. Like Green lantern it is extremely emotionally potent as well as having some of the best action in animation.
Kid Nation. If you like competition reality shows like survivor or masterchef then you should love this series. It's free on youtube since the series aired years ago but quality is sub-par so i recommend torrents (this goes for the previous 2 as well). It's pretty much Lord of the flies, They throw a bunch of kids of different ages in the middle on the desert in an abandoned town and separate them into teams. Challenges and events are par for the course but mostly it's about the community they build and the changes these kids go through that will stick with you. It also has my single favorite moment in a television series of all time.
Naked and Afraid. Throw 2 people of the opposite sex who believe themselves to be survival enthusiast and have the balls to go through an immensely tough and grueling survival challenge. They both arrive at a chosen location it could be anything from an island, desert, swamp, jungle. They only have a chosen survival tool each like a machete or flint and that's it. They need to survive 21 days then make a trek to their finish. To do that they need to work out the basics like fire, water, protein, shelter and each other. If you want the human condition at it's most real and intense then this show is a must. You will see true suffering but also true victory as each episode can be drastically different given the variables. This is ongoing and it's in it's fourth season right now.
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