We live in an age in which it often feels like our choice of TV shows to consume is near-limitless and with that burden of choice already making it difficult to decide which shows to watch, it’s easy to skip out on ones that look like a waste of time. Whether because of poor marketing, an off-putting concept, or a disappointing early run, some shows just don’t find their audience, or even if they do, the public at large writes them off as not worth their time.
Today, we’ve decided to highlight some TV shows that may not look all that great at first glance, but are well worth your time. In other words, they’re much better than you think they are!
12. You’re The Worst
It’s hardly surprising that it’s so difficult to find other people who watch FX’s You’re the Worst — which, despite this lack of attention, has managed to last 3+ seasons — as it’s a show that simply doesn’t translate well in advertisements. While the show’s concept — two self-absorbed. toxic people fall in love and aren’t really sure how to handle it — is easy to understand, it’s hard to grasp the full picture of what You’re the Worst is or why it’s so good until you actually sit down and watch it.
As the show’s two leads, Chris Geere and Aya Cash are delightfully terrible and oddly sympathetic, and while You’re the Worst delights in having the pair being really terrible to everyone around them, it also knows when to pull back and show just how very fragile and human they are. For instance, the second season revolves around Cash’s character Gretchen devolving into a deep depression; quietly one of the best examples of a show tackling mental health in recent memory. If that’s not enough to convince you, just know that You’re the Worst also contains one of the greatest Halloween episodes I’ve ever had the privilege of seeing; you’ll know it when you see it.