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 Top ten television series of 2018 
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1. The First: season 1 (Hulu)
2. The Terror: season 1 (AMC)
3. Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
4. Legion: season 2 (FX)
5. Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
6. The Deuce: season 2 (HBO)
7. The End of the F***ing World: season 1 (Netflix)
8. Mr Inbetween: season 1 (FX)
9. Succession: season 1 (HBO)
10. A Very English Scandal (Amazon)

Five honorable mentions

Homecoming: season 1 (Amazon)
The Little Drummer Girl (AMC)
Maniac (Netflix)
Trust: season 1 (FX)
Westworld: season 2 (HBO)

Disappointing

American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FX)
Kidding: season 1 (Showtime)
Sharp Objects (HBO)

Haven't seen (yet, but interested)

1983: season 1 (Netflix)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Barry: season 1 (HBO)
Black Mirror: season 5 (Netflix) - presumably dropping later this month?
Bodyguard: season 1 (Netflix)
Killing Eve: season 1 (BBC America)
My Brilliant Friend: season 1 (HBO)
Narcos: Mexico: season 1 (Netflix)
Ozark: season 2 (Netflix) - I enjoyed the first season quite a bit
The Romanoffs: season 1 (Amazon)

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Don't see many TV series (movies and video games come first), but from 2018 I would pick:

The Terror (season 1)
Fauda (season 2)

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I don't think I've seen anything this year. lol

I still have The Knick season 2 to watch.


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I have seen so much this year that it is honestly hard for me to remember some shows, but I'll do my best to list the ones that stood out the most to me this year.

1. Daredevil: Season 3
2. Atlanta: Season 2
3. Westworld: Season 2
3. The Handsmaids Tale: Season 2
4. Ozark: Season 2
5. Bodyguard: Season 1
6. Patrick Melrose: Season 1
7. Pose: Season 1
8. Escape at Dannemora
9. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
10. The Terror: Season 1

Honorable Mentions:
Barry: Season 1
Maniac: Season 1
Trust: Season 1
Sharp Objects: Season 1
Power: Season 5
The Deuce: Season 2
Castle Rock: Season 1
Narcos: Mexico: Season 1
Mr. Inbetween: Season 1
Homecoming: Season 1

Disappointing:

Luke Cage: Season 2
Jessica Jones: Season 2
Legion: Season 2


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Think I just saw

Westworld
Younger
It's Sunny in Philadelphia

And I'd rank them in that order also...Westworld was as good as the first season I'd say, Younger and Sunny, still enjoyed them, but the freshness had escaped them a bit in some episodes.


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Think I just saw


You also saw Cobra Kai, no?


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Yeah thanks!
And in that case, it will shoot to the top of my list.


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Need to make a "What shows have you seen in 2019" thread cause I can never remember by years end time lol. Based on memory..

1. Barry
2. Bojack Horseman
3. The Venture Bros
4. The Good Place
5. The Haunting Of Hill House
6. Archer
7. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
8. Glow
9. Castlevania
10. A Series Of Unfortunate Events

PromIsing:

Dragon Prince
Disenchantment

Disappointing:

Westworld
Jessica Jones

And I'll give South Park a mention for making its best episode in years with "Let's Get Cereal" featuring the return of ManBearPig.


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I've seen so few. Especially ones I'd say qualify as the best of anything. But Better Call Saul had an excellent year. Barry was superb. The Good Place is probably my favorite network series. Truth, The Terror and Castle Rock were excellent cable series, though they've faded slightly from my memory. And some terrific performances bolstered a bit of a haphazard storytelling style on The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

I watch This is Us regularly, but aside from enjoying it in the moment, I usually forget all that happens per episode and it doesn't leave much lasting impact. I've watched Murphy Brown, The Conners, Will & Grace and while all are at least enjoyable, I wouldn't say any of those would be the best of anything.

Honorable mention to The X-Files, which I have yet to finish and had a HORRIBLE season opener, but had some of the series' most ambitious episodes. It's still a shame it lost so many viewers with those convoluted book-end episodes from both revival seasons, because when the show went "monster-of-the-week", it was often a lot of fun.

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Wish I could make a list. Going on 2.5 years of my brain being like trying to charge my phone when the port needs to be aircleaned. I'm still waiting for the day I can finish old favourites like OUAT and Mindy Project

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Flava'd vs The World wrote:
Need to make a "What shows have you seen in 2019" thread cause I can never remember by years end time lol.


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stuffp wrote:
Flava'd vs The World wrote:
Need to make a "What shows have you seen in 2019" thread cause I can never remember by years end time lol.


+1


Agreed. I can never remember all the stuff that I have seen by the end of the year and until I saw Flava's list I honestly already forgot that I saw The Haunting of Hill House, Glow and Castlevania.


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Should also mention The Runaways and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I haven't seen the new seasons yet, but I really enjoyed both of their first seasons this year.

Also: The pilot with the least amount of subtlety ever but still solid because of an action packed ending - Jack Ryan. I think they referenced 911 or Bin Laden once every three minutes on average.


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Yeah Jack Ryan was really solid, but not one of my favorites of the year. I also really enjoyed some of the YouTube Original stuff too like Cobra Kai, Impulse and the newest one called Origin.


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If you have the time, watch My Brilliant Friend, you won't regret it. I haven't read the original books, my wife did, and we both enjoy it thoroughly. We're at episode 6 and it's fascinating.

Oh, and do yourself a favor and watch it in its original Italian/Neapolitanese language with subtitles! The English language actors aren't half bad, but the original voices make the series ten times better.


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Escape at Dannemora is superb. Incredibly compelling with great performances. Ben Stiller, you killed it with this show.


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Sounds interesting, might check it out.


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I really want to see Escape at Dannemora too, but I'm waiting until all the episodes are out, so I can binge all at once.


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I’m the same lol. GoT was like that up until season 6 and now I have to watch it episode by episode, but with something new it’s always good to go bulk.


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Dil wrote:
I really want to see Escape at Dannemora too, but I'm waiting until all the episodes are out, so I can binge all at once.


They're now all out so binge away.


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Mine would be something like:

1. Maniac
2. American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
3. Pose
4. The Handmaid's Tale
5. Glow
6. Killing Eve
7. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
8. Homecoming
9. You
10. The Good Place


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1. BLACK-ISH
2. MODERN FAMILY
3. AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR
4. WHEEL OF FORTUNE
5. AMERICAN IDOL
6. COBRA KAI
7. JACK RYAN
8. THE FOSTERS
9. THE GOOD DOCTOR
10. THE GOLDBERGS

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Harry Warden wrote:
Dil wrote:
I really want to see Escape at Dannemora too, but I'm waiting until all the episodes are out, so I can binge all at once.


They're now all out so binge away.


I finally finished it today and yeah I really enjoyed it. Fantastic performances from Dano, Del Toro and Arquette. Stiller absolutely killed with the directing in this show as well. So many superbly done shots, especially all the different camera angles in the later episodes. Never knew he had those kind of skills in him.


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I just finished binging Bodyguard yesterday and holy shit is that show incredible. Didn't know if it would live up to the hype I've been hearing, but it definitely does and while I'm a bit sad I didn't catch it earlier now was the perfect time for me to get caught up since school still hasn't started for me yet. Anyways, its easily going to be in my top 10 of the year.


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