35 little-known but very interesting series of recent years

35 little-known but very interesting series of recent years

35 little-known but very interesting series of recent years

26 MarchMovie
Projects that have remained in the shadow of high-profile premieres.
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Alexey Khromov

Lifehacker Film Critic

35 little-known but very interesting series of recent years


35. Alexa Corporation

Alex, Inc.

  • USA, 2018.
  • Comedy.
  • Duration: 1 season.
  • IMDb: 5.7.

Alex Schumann (Zach Braff) is a successful radio host. He is doing well at home: a loving wife and two children. But the hero realizes that he is not doing what he dreamed of, and decides to quit the limited radio show format and start recording his podcast. He does not know where to get the money for this and what to talk about. But the idea comes by itself: he makes a podcast on how to create podcasts.

Zach Braff stars in his own independent project. Unfortunately, “Alex Corporation” was underestimated, the series was closed after the first season. But those who love this actor with rich facial expressions and sincere emotions will definitely like the project.

34. Dangerous Book for Boys

The Dangerous Book for Boys

  • USA, 2018.
  • Drama, comedy, family.
  • Duration: 1 season.
  • IMDb: 5.9.
Frame from the series “A Dangerous Book for Boys”

Batt single-handedly raises three sons after the death of her husband. To help children cope with grief, their mother gives them a fascinating book that their father once compiled. And from that moment in the life of the family, the line between reality and children’s fantasies is blurred.

A very kind and positive series that will not only allow you to better understand the inner world of children, but also make adults remember their early years and dreams of becoming an astronaut or a sailor.

33. Room 104

Room 104

  • USA, 2017-2020.
  • Thriller, drama, comedy, anthology.
  • Duration: 4 seasons.
  • IMDb: 6.1.

All the action of the project takes place in one room of a cheap motel. But this is the only thing that unites the series. Each episode tells a short story, which usually involves 2-3 actors. Moreover, the genre can be any: thriller, comedy, drama or even a dance number. But each plot is dedicated to important experiences in a person’s life.

The creators of the series, the Duplass brothers, joke that Room 104 has a smaller budget than the cost of food in Game of Thrones. However, even within the same room without special effects and with a couple of actors in the frame, you can create a real story that will capture the viewer.

32. Run


  • USA, 2020.
  • Thriller, melodrama, comedy.
  • Duration: 1 season.
  • IMDb: 6.2.
Shot from the series “Run”

Once Ruby and Billy agreed that if one of them wrote the message “Run” and the other answered, they would drop everything and leave on a train journey. After many years of separation, Ruby, already tired of her boring family life, receives the same SMS. But the journey of the heroes turns out to be very strange and even dangerous.

The production project of the creator of “Fleabag” Phoebe Waller-Bridge combines several genres at once. It is also a dynamic thriller in which the action heats up with each episode. And a touching drama about relationship problems. And just a comedy with the charming Merritt Weaver and Domhnall Gleason in the lead roles.

31. Kiss me first

Kiss Me First

  • UK, USA, 2018.
  • Thriller, drama, detective, fantasy.
  • Duration: 1 season.
  • IMDb: 6.2.

Layla feels lonely after her mother’s death. She tries to forget herself by immersing herself in the virtual game of Azan. The heroine finds a hidden zone in a fictional world where a whole club of outcasts has gathered. Later, she meets the girl Tess – first in the game, and then in life. They become very close, but soon Tess disappears without a trace. Layla tries to find out what happened to her friend and who the mysterious Adrian is.

This series can be called the correct version of the movie “Ready Player One”. Here the plot is also dedicated to a global virtual game in which people hide from reality. But the authors devote more time not to classic pop culture references (although they also exist), but to human relationships, loneliness, and even the topic of driving to suicide.

30. Ruthless Sun

hard sun

  • UK, 2018.
  • Drama, detective, fantasy.
  • Duration: 1 season.
  • IMDb: 6.5.
Shot from the series “The Merciless Sun”

London detectives Hicks and Renko work together but hate each other. One of them is a loving family man and a corrupt policeman, the other is an incorruptible loner. But maintaining law and order is not the main problem of the heroes now. The whole world is preparing for the apocalypse.

Luther author Neil Cross is behind the creation of this series. He perfectly combined the traditional story of partners with different characters with depressing motives for waiting for the end of the world.

29. Alphabet Murders

The ABC Murders

  • UK, 2018.
  • Detective drama.
  • Duration: 1 season.
  • IMDb: 6.6.

The aged and already retired Hercule Poirot begins to receive letters from the killer, who signs ABC. He communicates with the detective like an old acquaintance and informs in advance where he will commit the next crime. The detective will have to strain his “gray cells” again in order to sort out the case.

The BBC channel filmed one of the most unusual versions of the famous work of Agatha Christie. Loosely repeating the original book, the new mini-series has more of a noir thriller vibe than a classic English detective. In addition, the viewer is offered not …






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