The amount of contents yearly produced for the small screen makes it almost impossible to keep up, even for people whose full time job is watching and talking film. Notwithstanding, I did my best. It’s been a terrific year for the small screen, many classic works of art aired to millions around the globe. And, as usual, I’ve put together a list to appreciate all the shows that made me feel good.
Below is my list of TV shows that struck something in me, irrespective of genre or professional critics’ opinion.
PS: 2018 has a lot of great TV shows; and it was tough limiting them to ten. I apologize in advance if your favorite(s) don’t make the list. Do air your grievance in the comment box.
10. Marvel’s Runaways s2
Even though its a late year release, Runaways sees a vast improvement in its writing, acting and story in its sophomore year. It’s a better outing than its first.
9. The Hunting of Hill House s1
Netflix continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. I really enjoyed this horror show about a small family terrorized by their past. Even though it got neatly tied out, a part of me still wishes it’ll have a second season focusing on the same family. You can read my review here.
8. American Crime Story s2: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Even though though it’s got a misleading title, fans can’t stop raving over the beauty that’s this year’s entry into the American Crime Story anthology, and that’s largely due to Darren Criss’ performance. We sure owe him a lot.
7. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina s1
Another Netflix offering that helped make the year better.
6. The Handmaid’s Tale s2
In Gilead, things bad things happen. And it’s up to Offred (or June, whatever she goes by these days) to change the narrative back to the saner days.
5. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD s5
Everyone who knows me knows Agents of SHIELD has been one of my favorite shows for some years now. The shows never disappoints. It’s sad I have to wait longer for another season to arrive.
4. Marvel’s Daredevil s3
Daredevil was arguably at its best this season. A nice retrace back to its root. Which makes its sudden cancellation all the more painful.
Just before I unveil my top three, I’d list to list some honorable mentions. Please note that they’re in no particular order.
- Titans s1
- AHS s8
- The Deuce s2
- Jack Ryan s1
- Luke Cage s2
- Krypton s1
- Barry s1
- Dirty John s1
3. Westworld s2
After a wonderful first outing in 2016, Westworld tries its best to live up to the hype that its the goto show for unexpected twists and turns in timelines.
2. HTGAWM s4&5
Previously on How to get away with murder….
That’s all I need to hear to make my Thursdays. Viola Davis and the rest of the remarkable cast continue to do impressive works. Coupled with the fact that Wes is still dead, this show is definitely one of my favorites.
1. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow s3&4
Never in the history of TV has a show as silly and self-aware as Legends of Tomorrow ever existed. Whoever birthed the idea to make it this way sure has my respect. The sillier the show gets, the happier I become.
I followed a lot of TV shows this year, and it’s only fitting I liked some more than others, doesn’t mean those not mentioned are bad. As I said earlier, I’d like to know your thoughts in the comment box..