15 underrated Netflix shows of 2020

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Home for Christmas season 2
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8. Home for Christmas

Seasons: 1

Directed By: Per-Olav Sørensen

Starring: Ida Elise Broch, Gabrielle Leithaug, Dennis Storhøi, Anette Hoff, Ghita Nørby, Hege Schøyen, Bjørn Skagestad, Felix Sandman, Line Verndal, Oddgeir Thune

Why It’s Underrated: How often are we treated to an entire television series centered around the holidays, rather than maybe one episode per season devoted to Christmas? Until recently, not often at all. Leave it to Netflix to ring in the holidays the right way with an extended celebration. Home for Christmas might only span six episodes, but there’s plenty of relatable comedy and drama in the Norwegian series to keep you hooked all season long.

Ida Elise Broch stars in Home for Christmas as Johanne, a 30-something nurse in Norway who finds herself pressured by her family to have a boyfriend. During a family dinner, Johanne lies to her family about having a boyfriend who will join her for Christmas dinner. Suddenly, she must scramble to find an actual boyfriend to bring home, which leads her to try everything from speed dating to online dating. Johanne’s many dates leads to a cliffhanger revolving around who joins her for dinner.

Home for Christmas first debuted on Netflix in December 2019 and received mixed but mostly positive reviews from critics. Some critics even compared the charming dramedy to a combination of two holiday rom-com favorites Bridget Jones’s Diary and Love Actually. If you missed the first season, don’t worry. There’s still plenty of time to fall in love with those six episodes before the new season of the underrated holiday darling premieres this December just ahead of Christmas.