Left of the Dial: 10 Great TV Shows You've Never Heard Of

From Amish tough guys to naked reality TV, these are the shows deep in the basic-cable-and-beyond jungle that you need to be watching

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'Rectify' (SundanceTV)

This list is filled with oddball offerings you probably didn't even knew existed; SundanceTV's drama about an ex-con, however, may actually be the best show you've never heard of. Aden Young stars as Dan Holden, a man put on death row as a teenager for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. Thanks to new DNA evidence, he's exonerated 19 years later, and Rectify follows his attempts to readjust to normal civilian life, with very mixed results. Yes, there's an evil sheriff who will stop at nothing to see him rotting on death row again. Yes, there's a stepfather he never got to know because his father died while he was locked up. And yes, he has friends on the inside who get executed. Consider it a mash-up of legal and family dramas with a heavy dose of Southern Gothic ambiance. The show wrapped up its second season at the end of August and a third has been ordered for next year. We can't wait.

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