So what's this one about?
Everyone has a favorite movie or band that no one else has ever heard about. For whatever reason, they remain undiscovered and underrated. Now is your chance to tell the world about this obscure treasure!
On Monday, September 22, post about your favorite unknown –
MOVIE – BAND/ARTIST – TV SHOW – BOOK
Post about one or all four – dealer’s choice! - Alex J. Cavanaugh
Now that that's out of the way, here is the most underrated TV show I can think of:
- TV Show - Life with Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi.
Pretty much any time I mention this show to anyone, they're like, "Huh?" It's a police procedural type show, but that's definitely not the main focus. The main focus is Lewis's character, Charlie Crews, who at the start of the series has just been released from prison after 12 years of false imprisonment. The crime he was jailed for was the murder of a fellow cop and his family, who also happened to be his good friends.
Though Charlie was innocent, everyone (including his wife and his former partner on the force) believed he was guilty. So he lost everything, and also had a very crappy time as a cop in jail. After Charlie's release, he has a new (surprisingly Zen) outlook on life. He is given a detective job, a huge payout, and a new chance at life. He buys a mansion, an orchard, and a series of very fast cars. Nothing much seems to faze him. But underneath the surface, something explosive is brewing. Because Charlie knows he was set up, and he's determined to figure out who did it, and why.
Charlie's new partner on the force, Dani Reese, is a shamed detective who is in a similar boat to him, in that nobody wants to work with her either. I just love the relationship that develops between these two. It's both hilarious and sad, but they are good for each other.
To summarise ... this show is just bloody good, and I highly recommend it if you like quirky dramas that are absolutely gripping as well.