Vastly Underrated

by rik-938-114271 | created - 14 Mar 2014 | updated - 05 Oct 2015 | Public

Excellent television that was never quite given its due. Each should have had a longer run.

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1. The Unit (2006–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson, Robert Patrick

Votes: 19,024

2. Reaper (2007–2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

On his 21st birthday, Sam discovers his parents sold his soul to the devil before birth and he must now be a bounty hunter for the devil until he dies.

Stars: Bret Harrison, Tyler Labine, Rick Gonzalez, Missy Peregrym

Votes: 22,542

3. Alias (2001–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college, trained for espionage and self-defense.

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman

Votes: 42,761

4. Rubicon (2010– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Will Travers is an analyst at a New York City-based federal intelligence agency who is thrown into a story where nothing is as it appears to be.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Jessica Collins, Lauren Hodges, Dallas Roberts

Votes: 9,816

5. Testees (2008– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Two guys in their early 30s are human guinea pigs for a testing facility known as Testico. As they try to live their lives as normally as possible, they have to deal with the potential side... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Kassel, Steve Markle, Joe Pingue, Kim Schraner

Votes: 2,458

6. The Mind of the Married Man (2001–2002)

30 min | Comedy

A look at married life through the minds of 3 coworkers.

Stars: Mike Binder, Sonya Walger, Taylor Nichols, Jake Weber

Votes: 694

7. Over There (2005)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, War

A dramatized take on war in Iraq.

Stars: Josh Henderson, Luke Macfarlane, Erik Palladino, Keith Robinson

Votes: 4,152

8. Party Down (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A group of actors move to Los Angeles to make it big, but end up working as caterers.

Stars: Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen, Martin Starr

Votes: 26,087

9. Now and Again (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

When Michael Wiseman is killed in a tragic subway accident, the U.S. government covertly makes him an offer he can't refuse; they "keep his brain alive" and place it into a new, genetically... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Close, Dennis Haysbert, Gerrit Graham, Heather Matarazzo

Votes: 1,425

10. The Days (2004– )

60 min | Drama

A typical American family with Mom, Dad, and 3 growing kids, until Mom and her teenage daughter discover they're pregnant - on the same day.

Stars: Marguerite MacIntyre, David Newsom, Evan Peters, Laura Ramsey

Votes: 274

11. Life as We Know It (2004–2005)

43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Life through the eyes of Dino Whitman (Faris), Jonathan Fields (Lowell) and Ben Connor (Foster), three hormone-charged teenage boys.

Stars: Sean Faris, Jon Foster, Chris Lowell, Missy Peregrym

Votes: 3,014

12. Dream On (1990–1996)

30 min | Comedy

Martin Tupper's life is full of colourful characters. He is divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife and constantly looking for dates but without a ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Benben, Denny Dillon, Wendie Malick, Chris Demetral

Votes: 2,757

13. The Job (2001–2002)

30 min | Comedy, Crime

New York detective Mike McNeil is well-known for his unconventional approach of fighting crime. But it also takes a toll in his personal life complicated by his wife and girlfriend on the side.

Stars: Denis Leary, Lenny Clarke, Diane Farr, Bill Nunn

Votes: 1,721

14. Generation Kill (2008)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, War

A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas

Votes: 43,999

15. The Agency (2001–2003)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

A look at the inner workings of the CIA.

Stars: Rocky Carroll, Paige Turco, David Clennon, Will Patton

Votes: 567

16. Threat Matrix (2003–2004)

60 min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Special Agent John Kilmer leads an elite team on missions to eliminate terrorists and other threats as part of USA's Homeland Security force.

Stars: James Denton, Kelly Rutherford, Will Lyman, Anthony Azizi

Votes: 309

17. Harsh Realm (1999–2000)

45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Lt. Hobbes is sent into a VR wargame simulation where he is to terminate a renegade General who has taken control of the program.

Stars: Scott Bairstow, D.B. Sweeney, Terry O'Quinn, Cameron K. Smith

Votes: 938

18. Coupling (2000–2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.

Stars: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt

Votes: 40,764

19. Cupid (1998–1999)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

Trevor Hale is attractive, witty, uncommonly intelligent - and he may be Cupid, the Greco-Roman god of erotic love. Probably not, but he thinks so. Trevor's insistence that he is Cupid ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Piven, Paula Marshall, Jeffrey D. Sams, Paul Adelstein

Votes: 1,002

20. Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002–2003)

30 min | Comedy

Andy is a short story writer, who makes his living by working at a huge faceless company in present day Chicago, writing Technical Manuals. In his active, fertile, writer's imagination, we ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Richter, Paget Brewster, Irene Molloy, Jonathan Slavin

Votes: 1,521

21. Breaking In (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

A high-tech security firm takes extreme, and often questionable, measures to sell their protection services.

Stars: Bret Harrison, Alphonso McAuley, Christian Slater, Jennifer Irwin

Votes: 7,163

22. Carpoolers (2007–2008)

Comedy

A group of guys who carpool to work together from their suburban homes.

Stars: Fred Goss, Faith Ford, Jerry Minor, Tim Peper

Votes: 1,648

23. Flight of the Conchords (2007–2009)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom.

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 51,752

24. The Lone Gunmen (2001)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

The X-Files' Lone Gunmen, their action-loving man-childish sidekick and patron, Jimmy Bond, and their sexy master thief frienemy, Yves, investigate crimes and conspiracies, often in a silly, comedic and over the top fashion.

Stars: Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Zuleikha Robinson

Votes: 4,677

25. Man Up (2011– )

Comedy

Three 21st century men attempt to channel their inner toughness and redefine what it means to be a "real man."

Stars: Mather Zickel, Dan Fogler, Christopher Moynihan, Teri Polo

Votes: 2,537

26. Space: Above and Beyond (1995–1996)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

Stars: Morgan Weisser, Kristen Cloke, Rodney Rowland, Joel de la Fuente

Votes: 7,110

27. Undeclared (2001–2003)

22 min | Comedy

College freshman Steve Karp, his girlfriend and their fellow dormmates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives. Unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride.

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam, Monica Keena

Votes: 15,843

28. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 120,825

29. The Lost Room (2006)

TV-PG | 270 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery

A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.

Stars: Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Peter Jacobson, Dennis Christopher

Votes: 27,387

30. The Good Guys (2010)

60 min | Action, Comedy

Jack is a by-the-book detective whose habit of undermining himself has resulted in a dead-end position with the Police Dept. His partner Dan, a drunken, lecherous veteran hangs onto his job only because of one heroic act years ago.

Stars: Bradley Whitford, Colin Hanks, Jenny Wade, Diana Maria Riva

Votes: 6,790

31. The Tick (2001–2002)

23 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The story of superhero The Tick, based on the popular comic book.

Stars: Patrick Warburton, David Burke, Liz Vassey, Nestor Carbonell

Votes: 4,600

32. Life on Mars (2008–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A present day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy

Votes: 9,357

33. Spooks (2002–2011)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 13,423

34. Farscape (1999–2003)

TV-14 | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew.

Stars: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Lani John Tupu

Votes: 31,197

35. Better Off Ted (2009–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

Stars: Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi, Andrea Anders, Jonathan Slavin

Votes: 23,709

36. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 230,230

37. Blue Mountain State (2010–2011)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.

Stars: Darin Brooks, Alan Ritchson, Chris Romano, Ed Marinaro

Votes: 46,428

38. Terriers (2010)

TV-MA | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business.

Stars: Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James, Laura Allen, Kimberly Quinn

Votes: 9,775

39. Get a Life (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

The misadventures of a 30-year-old paper-boy (played by Late Night alum Chris Elliot) and his wacky parents. Such show topics included the eating of a space alien, a robotic paper-boy and ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Elliott, Bob Elliott, Robin Riker, Elinor Donahue

Votes: 2,120

40. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–1994)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A bounty hunter rides the Old West, fighting bad guys, many with futuristic-type gadgets.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson, Comet

Votes: 7,280

41. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 260,392

42. Sanctuary (2008–2011)

44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands.

Stars: Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl, Ryan Robbins

Votes: 17,997

43. Stargate Universe (2009–2011)

Not Rated | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light-years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth.

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque

Votes: 45,238

Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis obviously rate very high but each was well received and had a longer run. This one was cut way to short.

44. Action (1999–2000)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

A series that centers on Peter Dragon (played by Jay Mohr), a Hollywood executive. His last, massively expensive, movie bombed and he needs a hit. Will "Beverley Hills Gun Club" be it?

Stars: Jay Mohr, Illeana Douglas, Jarrad Paul, Jack Plotnick

Votes: 1,332

45. Wonderfalls (2004)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Jaye Tyler is a loner living in Niagara Falls who, after graduating college, has fallen into a care-free comfortable rut living in a trailer park and working as a retail clerk in the Falls ... See full summary »

Stars: Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler

Votes: 11,710

46. Arli$$ (1996–2002)

30 min | Comedy, Sport

Arliss Michaels is not a sports agent, he is a sports super agent. To his team of associates, the athletes he represents and the world around them, he is God. He is like Jerry Maguire, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh, Jim Turner, Michael Boatman

Votes: 1,177

47. Ed (2000–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

A separated, fired NYC lawyer returns to his hometown in Ohio, meets old high school friends and cute crush, buys a bowling alley and opens a law office in it.

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall, Jana Marie Hupp

Votes: 6,296

48. Eli Stone (2008–2009)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

San Francisco lawyer Eli Stone begins to see things, which leads him to discover a brain aneurysm. But his visions lead him to accept cases with little monetary gain but a lot of moral goodness.

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine, Matt Letscher

Votes: 9,107

49. Hunted (2012)

TV-MA | 59 min | Action, Drama

Meet Sam. A spy. A hunter. And herself hunted by an enemy more ruthless and determined than any she's ever known.

Stars: Melissa George, Adam Rayner, Stephen Dillane, Morven Christie

Votes: 8,326

50. God, the Devil and Bob (2000)

30 min | Comedy, Animation

7.6