This is not your standard slave narrative. Underground is an action-packed, suspense-thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat with every episode. There is always a twist and/or revelation that will leave your jaw on the floor. It has one of the strongest casts on television and some of the most incredible three-dimensional, complex characters that you'll find anywhere.
Before you assume it's archaic or stifling because of the time period and subject matter, you should know the show bolsters some of the strongest, fiercest, most well-written females you'll find in any show, let alone a historical thriller. And it still manages to be relevant, tackling controversial and uncomfortable topics head-on without once being too preachy. It has action, suspense, romance, intrigue, great music, and incredible cinematography. Once you watch, you won't be able to stop.