It’s the boredom and the suburbs. It’s traveling to Canada for beer, only for it to go horribly wrong. It’s our hatred for, yet undeniable similarities with our dear northern neighbor.

Cast of "Buffy"

Academics, in particular, seem to have an affinity towards the show, creating (perhaps facetiously) a new academic field called Buffy-ology to analyze the social dynamics it portrays. To them, the demons and monsters can be compared to anything from terrorists to sexual predators.


From me to you, here’s a list of five underrated shows to jazz up a lethargic winter break.

"Neo Yokio"

The dialogue is consistently over-the-top, but at the same time, it is amusing to see such a prolific and talented cast seem to actually have a lot of fun performing.

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Frustrations with the show can be summarized by a single scene in episode five.


“Nightflyers” tries to be a lot of thing and in the end, it ends up being nothing.

"Bad Blood"

‘Bad Blood’ very badly wants to say something interesting about family and difficult decisions.


Sometimes there isn’t an easy grand design. Sometimes things will be left unexplained.

The stars of 'Baby'

The show never settles on tone, flipping often between “Skins”-esque teen drama and adult thriller.

"Dirty John"

‘Dirty John’ does exceptional job work in highlighting the social teachings of passivity targeted at women.