7 Shows You’re Missing Out On: Streaming Service Edition

Last updated on March 5th, 2023 at 11:23 pm

As you may have noticed, a prominent trend of this list is that we’ve included single-season series that weren’t canceled but were instead planned to cease after that run. 

These shows often get dropped since there isn’t talk about what will happen next when there isn’t a second season.

Canceled but were instead planned to cease after that run. These shows often get dropped since there isn’t talk about what will happen next when there isn’t a second season.

Who has previously seen some of these programs? We’ve been shouting about them, and we hope the word has gotten out about them. 

And if you have seen them all? We admire your prowess at deep diving.

Station Eleven (HBO Max)

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  • Genre: Drama set in a post-apocalyptic world
  • Seasons: 1 (10 episodes)
  • Score on Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
  • On HBO Max right now

During the last year and a half, HBO Max has produced not one but two excellent post-apocalyptic dramas, and they are both quite different. 

Thus, you should check out Station Eleven if you believe the infected are the weakest aspect of The Last of Us. 

This television series, based on the same-titled book by Emily St. John Mandel, chronicles several people’s lives before, during, and after a pandemic destroys civilization as we know it.

And it revolves around one particular evening in the theater when a young actress called Kirsten Raymonde (Matilda Lawler) seeks the assistance of an aspiring content creator named Jeevan Chaudhary (Himesh Patel) while the world is falling apart, and no grownups are around to assist her. 

Throughout Station Eleven’s excellent 10-episode run, we see how grownup Kirsten (Mackenzie Davis) navigates the changed world and how art still motivates and unifies people.

Station Eleven, one of the finest HBO Max programs, has a fantastic cast, including Gael Garcia Bernal, but it’s also a one-and-done show that deserves greater recognition.

Read: 21 Most Like-able documentaries on Netflix

Black Bird (Apple TV Plus)

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  • Genre: Dramatized true crime
  • Seasons: 1 (6 episodes)
  • Score on Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
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An accurate crime tale that becomes an undercover investigation inside an institution for the criminally ill, Black Bird is one of Ray Liotta’s last roles (and a considerably more serious one than he had in Cocaine Bear). 

Meanwhile, the charismatic drug dealer Lawrence “Larry” Hall (Paul Walter Hauser), a suspect in the death of a minor, is trying to make friends with the odd James “Jimmy” Keene Jr. (Taron Egerton).

Jimmy is in grave peril in the eerily unsettling jail unless he can get the crucial information to resolve that case. 

Outside, Jimmy feels more pressure to do this work due to his father’s declining health, James “Big Jim” Keene (Liotta).

While beginning slowly, Black Bird is a suspenseful cat-and-mouse tale that will increase your blood pressure and motivate you to avoid going to prison.

Red Rose (Netflix)

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  • Cast: Ali Khan, Ashna Rabheru, Natalie Blair, Amelia Clarkson, Isis Hainsworth, Ellis Howard
  • Seasons: 1 (8 episodes)
  • Year: 2019 – 2022 (ongoing)
  • Genre: Horror
  • Score on Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
  • Currently on Netflix

Red Rose, a horror series on Netflix that analyzes how many people today depend on their phones, is every parent’s worst fear. 

This new BBC series from Netflix (prevalent everywhere except America) sheds light on a group of teenagers being controlled by a dangerous app.

The show, set in Bolton in the North West of England, has the impression of a whole season of Black Mirror devoted to a single narrative. 

Yet the software virtually steals the show as a stunning act of evil buried right in plain sight. Despite the possibility, a second season still needs to be renewed.

Read: What’s coming up on Netflix in 2023?

Bad Sisters (Apple TV Plus)

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  • Seasons: 1 (10 episodes)
  • Cast: Sarah Greene, Eve Hewson, Claes Bang, Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff
  • Years: 2022
  • Genre: Mystery/comedy thriller
  • Score on Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
  • Watch this moment on Apple TV Plus.

Bad Sisters, a dark comedy from Sharon Horgan, was added to Apple TV Plus’ successful 2022 slate (star and showrunner). 

Bad Sisters seems like one of those series that most people are unaware of, even though a second season is being released (indicating some people watched it). 

You must be aware of Bad Sisters, even if it could have more to do with Apple TV Plus than anything else.

When Grace (Anne-Marie Duff) loses her husband, John Paul Williams (Claes Bang), we discover that Grace’s sisters genuinely rejoice in his departure since he was such a terrible husband. 

Along the process, you’ll begin to doubt if they did it. 

A terrific series results from blending dark humor and murder mystery, which picks up when insurance agent Tom Claffin (Brian Gleeson) shows up there.

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Cunk on Earth (Netflix)

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  • Genre: Mockumentary
  • Seasons: 1 (5 episodes)
  • Score on Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
  • Currently on Netflix

I’ll go on to something entirely new now. Mockumentary Cunk on Earth, starring Diane Morgan as wannabe documentarian Philomena Cunk, is another international blockbuster that has yet to find an audience in the United States. 

Or she may enjoy confusing the people she interviews.

Cunk on Earth, one of our all-time favorite new Netflix series, is here to make light of self-serious anthropological documentaries. 

However, Sacha Baron Cohen’s work could be compared; Morgan (and author Charlie Brooker) have just as good comic timing without any crude physical humor.


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  • Genre: Funny supernatural
  • Seasons: 1 (8 episodes)
  • Score on Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
  • On Hulu right now

A treasure on Hulu is the program Extraordinary, which our own Kelly Woo binge-watched in a single day. 

And it’s probably because it’s a superpowers-themed television program that doesn’t strive for superheroes. 

Instead, Extraordinary speculates what would transpire in a world where everyone is endowed with superhuman abilities at (or around) 18. 

Everyone except Jen (Máiréad Tyers). Jen, 25, is helped by her roommate and friend Carrie (Sofia Oxenham), who resents Jen’s lack of magical abilities.

The first season is a delightful and humorous arc that you can complete in four hours and is full of comedy (we’re hoping for a second run). 

Speaking of its humor, we suggest not watching Extraordinary with either older or younger family members since it is highly Inappropriate.

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Shrinking (Apple TV Plus)

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  • Genre: Comedy/drama
  • Seasons: 1 (10 episodes)
  • Score on Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
  • Currently on Netflix

The television show on our list that you’ve probably heard the most hype about is Shrinking, and executive produced by Jason Segel, Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Ted Lasso), and Brett Goldstein (Roy Kent from Ted Lasso). 

Although having some emotional similarities to Coach Lasso’s act, Shrinking is a unique work of genius.

Shrinking, a touching and humorous television comedy now in its first season, centers on Jimmy (Segel), a therapist whose sorrow over the death of his wife is beginning to take a toll on his life. 

When he’s not struggling to barely manage his daughter Alice (Lukita Maxwell), he decides to start floating therapy’s tenets, which puts him in many awkward circumstances. 

Paul, Jimmy’s employer (Harrison Ford, who is appearing on television for the second time in as many years, and colleague Gaby, played by Jessica Williams) are dealing with personal issues.



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