Every year, hundreds of TV episodes are broadcast, but only a small percentage of them become instant classics. A large number of them are worthless. And, no matter how brilliant a show is, it may not find the audience or critical acclaim it deserves. These are the shows we are referring to.

1. Normal People (2020)

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Genre- Psychological Drama, Romance

No. of Seasons- 1

No. of Episodes- 12

Marianne and Connell attended high school in County Sligo on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, and then went on to Trinity College Dublin as students. The central theme is Connell and Marianne’s complicated relationship. Marianne is seen as an outcast among her peers in secondary school, despite the fact that she is unconcerned about her social standing. Her home life is strained by her contemptuous mother, Denise, and her resentful brother, Alan, despite her academic achievements. Her father died, and it was revealed that he was a domestic abuser, though her family refuses to mention him. Connell is a high-achieving athlete who lives with his single mother Lorraine, who works as a cleaner for Denise. He is well-liked at the school, yet his popularity is tarnished by his silence throughout Marianne’s bullying. As their connection progresses, this adds to the intricacy.

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2. My Brilliant Friend (2018- )

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Genre- Coming-of-Age, Drama

No. of Seasons- 2

No. of Episodes- 12

Elena Greco, an elderly woman living in a house stuffed with books, switches on her PC and begins writing her own tale, as well as that of Lila when her most significant companion vanishes without a trace. She recounts their friendship, which began in high school in the 1950s. It is only the beginning of a sixty-year story set in a dangerous yet fascinating Naples. Elena’s smart acquaintance Lila is the subject of this story, which strives to solve her secret. Her dearest friend as well as her worst foe.

3. Daria (1997-2001)

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Genre- Animated Sit-Com, Satire

No. of Seasons- 5

No. of Episodes- 65

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Daria Morgendorffer is a girl who stands out in the Lawndale community. She endures life both with her dysfunctional family and, as a misunderstood outsider, with the shallow and condescending people around her. The kind of person that her vain and shallow brat of a younger sister, Quinn, epitomizes. Smart and cynical with a studied cool reserve that compliments a perceptive eye and a razor-sharp sarcastic wit. While hiding her strong personal integrity, she endures life both with her dysfunctional family. Together with her best friend, the equally cynical Jane Lane, she takes on the challenge with all the wit and intelligence required to expose their foes’ folly.

4. A Very English Scandal (2018)

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Genre- Historical Drama, Comedy

No. of Seasons- 1

No. of Episodes- 3

Jeremy Thorpe, a member of Parliament who, in 1979, was tried and later acquitted of conspiring to murder his ex-lover, Norman Scott. Beginning in the 1960s, Thorpe is the leader of the Liberal Party, the youngest head of a political party in 100 years. But he is hiding an affair with a man at a time when homosexuality is still illegal. When Scott threatens to reveal the affair, Thorpe decides upon a plan of action that eventually exposes the scandal and leads to a watershed moment in British social and political life, illuminating the level of dark secrets and cover-ups in the British establishment.

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5. Sharp Objects (2018)

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Genre- Psychological Drama, Thriller

No. of Seasons- 1

No. of Episodes- 8

Reporter Camille Preaker, fresh from a brief spell in a psychiatric facility, has a difficult job ahead of her: she must return to her small community to chronicle the killings of two teenage girls. Camille hasn’t spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother in years, and she barely knows her half-sister, a stunning 13-year-old with an unsettling grip on the town. Camille finds herself relating with the young Victorians a little too strong now that she is back in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion. She must solve the psychological jigsaw of her own history if she is to obtain the story – and survive this homecoming – as she is plagued by her own demons.