15 underrated Netflix shows of 2020

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12. Cobra Kai

Seasons: 2

Created By: Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg

Starring: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Hengeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo, Martin Kove

Why It’s Underrated: A few short years ago, Netflix gained a reputation for saving fan-favorite series that had been canceled and needed a new home. The streamer has saved shows like Lucifer, Designated Survivor and You, though now it’s embattled in its own cancellation problem. But at any rate, Netflix has becomes the new home of YouTube Premium original series Cobrai Kai, which ran for two seasons on YouTube before being acquired by Netflix.

This summer, those first two seasons of Cobra Kai came to Netflix and were discovered by a whole new viewership. Based on The Karate Kids films from the 1980s, Cobra Kai catches up with Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) 34 years following his defeat in the 1984 karate tournament, finding himself in a much different place as a single father in Reseda, California. Johnny comes to a decision to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo, which brings his former rival, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), back into his life.

Cobra Kai has received widespread critical acclaim and, upon its release on Netflix, attracted one of the highest viewerships on the platform. The first season boasted an audience of 50 million households within its first month of release. Naturally, the ratings success leads into the January premiere of season 3 and the future premiere of the already-picked-up season 4. Despite gaining so much success on Netflix, Cobra Kai has found itself outside of many conversations and by default become one of the most underrated shows of 2020.