Most Underrated TV Shows of the 90's

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1. La Femme Nikita (1997–2001)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Aclandestine anti-terrorist organization fakes the death of a convicted murderer and trains her in the fighting skills necessary to succeed in her new job.

Stars: Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer, Roy Dupuis

Votes: 8,697

2. Spy Game (1997)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Lorne and Max are spies in the post-Cold War age of espionage.

Stars: Linden Ashby, Allison Smith, Bruce McCarty, Keith Szarabajka

Votes: 199

3. Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (1996–2002)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A group of disparate fugitives from an interplanetary tyranny find themselves in control of a massively powerful starship.

Stars: Brian Downey, Michael McManus, Jeffrey Hirschfield, Xenia Seeberg

Votes: 7,018

4. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith

Votes: 39,562

5. Amazon (1999–2000)

60 min | Adventure

A commercial aircraft crashes in the Amazon rain forest in Brazil, leaving only a handful of survivors. Their hopes of being rescued aren't very good, as the Amazon proves to be even more ... See full summary »

Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Carol Alt, Chris William Martin, Fabiana Udenio

Votes: 571

6. Pacific Palisades (1997)

60 min | Drama

This one-hour serial drama from Aaron Spelling follows the lives of young professionals who have it all, but haven't paid for it yet, on the southern California fast track to fame, fortune,... See full summary »

Stars: Natalia Cigliuti, Kimberley Davies, J. Trevor Edmond, Jarrod Emick

Votes: 172

7. Renegade (1992–1997)

43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After crooked cop Lieutenant "Dutch" Dixon kills his girlfriend and frames him for murder, Reno Raines escapes from jail and goes on the run.

Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Branscombe Richmond, Don LaFontaine, Kathleen Kinmont

Votes: 4,162

8. Acapulco H.E.A.T. (1998– )

60 min | Action, Adventure

Five years after their last mission (see Acapulco H.E.A.T. (1993)), the two remaining members of the original H.E.A.T. team join a mysterious French woman and a dizzy computer whiz as for-hire undercover agents.

Stars: Alison Armitage, Michael Worth, Christa Sauls, Lydie Denier

Votes: 232

9. Thunder in Paradise (1994)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure

Randolph Spencer and Martin Brubaker were ex-Navy SEALS-turned-mercenaries who hired themselves out as soldiers of fortune for a very high fee. On their missions, Spence and Bru relied ... See full summary »

Stars: Hulk Hogan, Chris Lemmon, Carol Alt, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 1,772

10. M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994–1995)

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A paralyzed African-American scientist builds a powerful exo-skeleton in order to walk again, and uses his new abilities to fight crime.

Stars: Carl Lumbly, Roger Rees, Chris Gartin, Galyn Görg

Votes: 608

11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Two spies are recruited by an intelligence agency. They pose as a married couple Mr. and Mrs. Smith when they are on their missions.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Maria Bello, Roy Dotrice, Aida Turturro

Votes: 515

12. TekWar (1994–1996)

60 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

The year is 2045 and "tek," a highly addictive computer-based reality drug takes the users of the drug into a fantasy world. Jake Cardigan, a cop who was jailed on trumped charges, is hired... See full summary »

Stars: Greg Evigan, William Shatner, Natalie Radford, Maria del Mar

Votes: 545

13. RoboCop (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Alex Murphy is RoboCop, a cybernetic policeman. A creation of a vast corporation, he fights crime and occasional corporate conspiracy in the near-future of Old Detroit.

Stars: Richard Eden, Yvette Nipar, Blu Mankuma, Andrea Roth

Votes: 1,842

14. Pacific Blue (1996–2000)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Bicycle officers patrol Santa Monica, California.

Stars: Jim Davidson, Paula Trickey, Darlene Vogel, Marcos A. Ferraez

Votes: 2,813

15. L.A. Heat (1996–1999)

TV-14 | 50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The action-packed cases of 2 cops, one white one black, in LA. A wisecracking combination, with plenty of action, chases and explosions thrown in for good measure.

Stars: Wolf Larson, Steven Williams, Renee Tenison, Kenneth Tigar

Votes: 352

16. Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1998–1999)

40 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Kung Lao has triumphed in the Mortal Kombat tournament, defeating Shang Tsung and saving Earth Realm. Now, he must train a new generation of warriors for the next tournament.

Stars: Paolo Montalban, Daniel Bernhardt, Kristanna Loken, Tracy Douglas

Votes: 3,938

17. The Pretender (1996–2000)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret testing facility and travels the country taking on different jobs and helping strangers while hiding from his kidnappers.

Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

Votes: 14,276

18. Earth: Final Conflict (1997–2002)

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

When an alien species comes to Earth bearing gifts for humanity, a few suspicious humans seek to discover and resist the newcomers' true designs.

Stars: Von Flores, Leni Parker, Anita La Selva, Richard Chevolleau

Votes: 3,673

19. F/X: The Series (1996–1998)

45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Rollie Tyler, a special effects expert, helps his detective friend solve crimes by making criminals see what they want to see. But what is real and what is illusion?

Stars: Cameron Daddo, Christina Cox, Richard Waugh, Jason Blicker

Votes: 640

20. Total Recall 2070 (1999)

R | 44 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

In a dark, multi-cultural mega-city on Earth in 2070, David Hume, a smart dedicated human and Ian Farve, an advanced android of mysterious origins, are two detectives of Citizens Protection... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Easton, Karl Pruner, Cynthia Preston, Michael Anthony Rawlins

Votes: 1,141

21. Millennium (I) (1996–1999)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A former FBI profiler with the ability to look inside the mind of a killer begins working for the mysterious Millennium Group which investigates serial killers, conspiracies, the occult, and those obsessed with the end of the millennium.

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn, Brittany Tiplady

Votes: 9,429

22. Earth 2 (1994–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Colonists, crash-landed on an alien planet, begin the long trek to their originally designated landing place, facing alien and human threats.

Stars: Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker, Jessica Steen

Votes: 4,554

23. SeaQuest 2032 (1993–1996)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.

Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, Roy Scheider

Votes: 5,852

24. Dark Skies (1996–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

In 1960s America, a young couple struggle to expose the truth about a hidden alien invasion, while a secret government organization follows its own agenda in dealing with the threat.

Stars: Eric Close, J.T. Walsh, Lackos, Megan Ward

Votes: 1,720

25. Models Inc. (1994–1995)

60 min | Drama

Hilary Michaels, the estranged mother of Amanda Woodward, is the owner, president and CEO of Models Inc., a top Los Angeles modeling agency which, like her ruthless and aggressive daughter ... See full summary »

Stars: Linda Gray, Cameron Daddo, David Goldsmith, Teresa Hill

Votes: 931



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