Underrated Entertainment

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3 shows/artists that will be mentioned in the article, including A Series of Unfortunate Events (top), Lizzo (middle), and Supergirl (bottom)

Do you ever get tired from hearing about the same old shows and music whenever you ask for recommendations for something new? People usually have very different opinions on what may be considered “overrated”, but it’s fairly easy to tell when something is underrated or overlooked. Hopefully by the end of this article you may be interested in some of these more underappreciated things.

A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV Series on Netflix)

Starting off as a popular book series, I’m surprised to hear little talk of the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. The show puts every grim book into 2 part episodes that, in all, make up 3 seasons. Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket) narrates the series, and Neil Patrick Harris (Count Olaf) portrays a fun yet twisted villain. Besides the cast, the show is well written, funny, and visually appealing. Not to mention the occasional musical numbers that occur every now and then that ties into the irony of the show. Keeping up with the dark and odd world that Lemony Snicket created in the books, A Series of Unfortunate Events is definitely a show worth watching.

Lizzo performing on stage

Lizzo (Musical Artist)

I have to say that my life has been better after I found out about Lizzo. Known as a rapper and singer, Lizzo releases nothing but good music. Her single, ‘Truth Hurts’, released about 2 years ago, is incredibly catchy with a chorus you can’t forget. Her latest song is called ‘Juice’ which was released early in January and was even performed on Ellen. Lizzo finally got some deserved recognition by appearing on the show, and she was able to show off her incredible skills on the flute, an instrument she frequently uses in her performances. If you’re looking for music that is often upbeat and positive, I would suggest listening to Lizzo.

Supergirl (TV Series)

In this day and age, it seems that Marvel reigns supreme over any other superhero franchise, but with the multitude of DC tv shows on the CW, it’s easy to find one that’s enjoyable. Supergirl is one of the newer shows to the channel, and I have heard different opinions of the show, but personally I think it’s one of the better shows that DC has to offer. The main character may be hard to get used to at first, but you come to love her and her friends as the show progresses. The show itself also does a good job of incorporating real world issues into its fictional world, such as in its latest season where the main conflict in the show is about letting aliens live on Earth while extreme hate groups try to prevent their stay. The characters themselves are also complex and relatable, making them very easy to love. If you don’t quite know the world and backstory of Supergirl herself, the show does a good job of explaining her character. Familiar DC characters such as Martian Manhunter and Lena Luthor (Lex Luthor’s sister) also make frequent appearances in the show if you happen to know those characters from the DC universe.

The logo for Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Movie)

Honestly, I’m disappointed that this movie flopped, but there were definitely reasons behind it. First off, I’m surprised that there wasn’t a lot of hype for this movie because the premise of the plot is a Han Solo and Chewbacca backstory. Unfortunately, this movie premiered several months after The Last Jedi, which any person who has seen it knows that it was terrible. This bitter aftertaste may have caused fans to shun any new Star Wars content, which is sad because I personally think Solo was better than The Last Jedi and Rogue One. Not only do we finally learn about Han’s past, but the movie itself is primarily a heist story with plenty of twists and shocking moments. Similar to Rogue One, we are also presented with many new characters, but the characters in Solo appear much more ‘human’ in the sense that they are more enjoyable and less serious than Rogue One characters. Not to mention that the Han Solo in this movie has just as much charm as the Han from the original Star Wars episodes. Solo has recently been added to Netflix, and I would highly recommend giving it a watch. Trust me, it’ll make up for The Last Jedi.

After reading about a few of these underrated things, I hope you’ll be inspired to watch or listen to a few!