The BEST Shows of 2018

The top 50 shows of 2018

Gintama

#1 - Gintama

Gintama is a story of a handyman named Gintoki, a samurai with no respect for rules set by the invaders, who's ready to take any job to survive. He and his gang, however, are also among the very few who have not forgotten the morale of a swordsman. Wherever they go, all they do is to create troubles.

star 8.47
12,846 votes
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Fairy Tail

#2 - Fairy Tail

In the land of Fiore, magic is everywhere. Sorcerers are like skilled tradesmen who band together in "guilds" and take on paying assignments for non-magic wielders, like hunting monsters, retrieving lost items or running odd errands. Lucy is an aspiring wizard who wants to hook up with the coolest guild around, Fairy Tail. One day, she meets a red-headed boy who saves her from a unscrupulous wizard, and before she knows it, she's introduced to the wild and wacky band of wizards of Fairy Tail and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

star 8.24
31,331 votes
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Attack on Titan

#3 - Attack on Titan

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

star 8.22
57,827 votes
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Steven Universe

#4 - Steven Universe

The Crystal Gems are a team of magical beings who are the self-appointed guardians of the universe. Half-human, half-Gem hero Steven is the "little brother" of the group. The goofball is learning to save the world using the magical powers that come from his bellybutton and he goes on magical adventures with the rest of the Crystal Gems, even though he's not as powerful -- or smart -- as fellow group members Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl. Despite his shortcomings, Steven usually finds a surprising way to save the day.

star 8.14
53,828 votes
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The Venture Bros.

#5 - The Venture Bros.

Hank and Dean Venture, with their father Doctor Venture and faithful bodyguard Brock Samson, go on wild adventures facing megalomaniacs, zombies, and suspicious ninjas, all for the glory of adventure. Or something like that.

star 8.11
15,971 votes
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Call the Midwife

#6 - Call the Midwife

Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

star 8.06
17,919 votes
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Queen Sugar

#7 - Queen Sugar

The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

star 8.06
20,355 votes
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My Hero Academia

#8 - My Hero Academia

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not enough to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.

star 8.04
34,188 votes
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Wentworth

#9 - Wentworth

Fans of the iconic Prisoner series which pushed boundaries over three decades ago and still today boasts a loyal following worldwide, will remember Bea Smith as gutsy and fearless, ruling Wentworth Correctional Center with an iron fist. But who was Bea Smith before prison? How did a wife and mother from the suburbs become a top dog without rival? Wentworth is a dynamic, often confronting, drama series that begins with Bea’s early days in prison. Set in the present day, it is a modern adaptation of Prisoner contemporising legendary characters and their stories for today’s audience. This ten-part series takes the viewer inside to an uncompromising environment exploring the politics of women in a world without men, and how such a threatening experience both challenges and often changes those confined and working behind the razor wire.

star 8.02
48,086 votes
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Dragons

#10 - Dragons

Taking place between How to Train Your Dragon and HTTYD 2, DreamWorks Dragons follows Hiccup as he tries to keep balance within the new cohabitation of Dragons and Vikings. Alongside keeping up with Berk's newest installment—A Dragon Training Academy—Hiccup, Toothless, and the rest of the Viking Teens are put to the test when they are faced with new worlds harsher than Berk, new dragons that can't all be trained, and new enemies who are looking for every reason to destroy the harmony between Vikings and Dragons altogether.

star 8.01
16,723 votes
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Marvel's Daredevil

#11 - Marvel's Daredevil

Matt Murdock, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a blind lawyer by day, and vigilante by night.

star 8.01
135,395 votes
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Westworld

#12 - Westworld

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

star 8.01
248,513 votes
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Dragon Ball Super

#13 - Dragon Ball Super

With Majin Boo defeated half-a-year prior, peace returns to Earth, where Son Goku (now a radish farmer) and his friends now live peaceful lives. However, a new threat appears in the form of Beerus, the God of Destruction. Considered the most terrifying being in the entire universe, Beerus is eager to fight the legendary warrior seen in a prophecy foretold decades ago known as the Super Saiyan God. The series retells the events from the two Dragon Ball Z films, Battle of Gods and Resurrection 'F' before proceeding to an original story about the exploration of alternate universes.

star 7.99
66,493 votes
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Power

#14 - Power

James St. Patrick, a ruthless, intelligent drug dealer under the street name "Ghost," wishes to leave the criminal world to pursue legitimate business interests as a nightclub owner.

star 7.99
110,621 votes
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Yellowstone (2018)

#15 - Yellowstone (2018)

Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park.

star 7.98
28,003 votes
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Voltron: Legendary Defender

#16 - Voltron: Legendary Defender

For millennia, the evil Galra Empire has plagued the universe by conquering planets and destroying their inhabitants. The only known threat to the empire's power and plans is the legendary "Defender of the Universe," Voltron, a 100-meter-tall robot warrior composed of five lion mechas whose whereabouts are presumed to be unknown. The Galra Empire's path of conquest and search for Voltron has led them to Earth's solar system. A group of space pilots-Shiro, Keith, Lance, Pidge, and Hunk-discover the blue lion and immediately get swept up into the Galran War. They meet Princess Allura, become the next Paladins, and reunite the five lions to form Voltron and free the universe from the Galra Empire.

star 7.98
12,488 votes
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Ash vs Evil Dead

#17 - Ash vs Evil Dead

Ash has spent the last thirty years avoiding responsibility, maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind's only hope.

star 7.98
54,320 votes
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Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia

#18 - Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia

Trollhunters is an epic saga from master storyteller Guillermo del Toro featuring a group of friends who discover a fantastical new world wrapped beneath their home town and who will face a battle between good and bad trolls.

star 7.98
14,186 votes
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The Originals

#19 - The Originals

Though once pledged to remain together through the test of time, the Mikaelson's — the first and original family of vampires — have been torn apart over the thousands of years of their existence. When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build. Klaus, along with his siblings Elijah and Rebekah, must take back the city that once belonged to them, while avoiding a war between the vampires, werewolves and witches that populate the French Quarter.

star 7.98
116,662 votes
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Sense8

#20 - Sense8

A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order.

star 7.97
56,959 votes
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BoJack Horseman

#21 - BoJack Horseman

Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the '90s... 20 years later. He’s a curmudgeon with a heart of, not quite gold, but something like gold. Copper?

star 7.97
62,227 votes
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This Is Us

#22 - This Is Us

A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles and their wonderful parents.

star 7.97
165,415 votes
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When Calls the Heart

#23 - When Calls the Heart

Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal mining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Abigail Stanton is a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Set against the wild canvas of an early 20th century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.

star 7.95
11,586 votes
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Better Call Saul

#24 - Better Call Saul

See the rise of Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, but hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and often against Jimmy, is ‘fixer’ Mike Erhmantraut. The series tracks Jimmy's evolution into Saul Goodman, the man who puts the word ‘criminal’ in ‘criminal lawyer’.

star 7.94
208,915 votes
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

#25 - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam 'Midge' Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted—the perfect husband, kids and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown talent—one that will take her all the way from the comedy clubs of Greenwich Village to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch.

star 7.94
20,472 votes
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New Amsterdam (2018)

#26 - New Amsterdam (2018)

Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution's newest medical director, who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking "no" for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital - the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the president of the United States under one roof - and return it to the glory that put it on the map.

star 7.94
31,913 votes
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The Expanse

#27 - The Expanse

Two hundred years in the future, in a fully colonized solar system, police detective Josephus Miller is given the assignment to find a missing young woman, Julie Mao. Joining his task is James Holden, former first officer of an ice freighter who is involved in an incident caused by the tense relationship between Earth, Mars and the Belt. Far from their struggles in space, United Nations executive Chrisjen Avasarala works to prevent war between Earth and Mars. Soon the three find out that the missing woman is connected to a vast conspiracy that threatens all humanity.

star 7.94
178,647 votes
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Greenleaf

#28 - Greenleaf

The Greenleaf family, which runs sprawling Memphis megachurch Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, appears to be a loving and caring clan. Beneath the surface, though, exist scandalous secrets and lies. Greed, adultery and sibling rivalry are among the issues that threaten to test the family's faith and tear the group apart. The scandalous happenings are uncovered by Grace, the estranged daughter of church leader Bishop James Greenleaf, when she returns home after a 20-year absence.

star 7.93
16,099 votes
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The Bridge (2011)

#29 - The Bridge (2011)

A body is found on the bridge from Malmö to Copenhagen causing a jurisdiction issue. Forced to work together, a Swedish and a Danish police detective are on the hunt for a killer.

star 7.93
17,825 votes
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Atypical

#30 - Atypical

Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it's time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam's mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence.

star 7.93
13,951 votes
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Star

#31 - Star

Star, her sister Simone, and their friend Alex are three talented young singers who navigate the music business on their road to success in Atlanta, where Star and Simone's long lost godmother Carlotta lives. They'll soon learn that success is not only about the music, but also drama, sacrifice and pain.

star 7.93
13,084 votes
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Atlanta

#32 - Atlanta

Two cousins, with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene; Earnest 'Earn' Marks, an ambitious college dropout and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star.

star 7.93
33,444 votes
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Poldark (2015)

#33 - Poldark (2015)

Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

star 7.93
31,119 votes
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Heartland (2007) (CA)

#34 - Heartland (2007) (CA)

Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?

star 7.93
17,665 votes
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Code Black

#35 - Code Black

In the new medical drama Code Black, Angels Memorial Hospital is the busiest ER in the nation. A "code black" occurs when there are more patients than resources, and you’re either praying for a miracle or performing one.

star 7.92
38,121 votes
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Insecure

#36 - Insecure

Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman. Issa and Molly, these best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.

star 7.92
17,351 votes
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Good Witch

#37 - Good Witch

"Good Witch" takes you on a magical journey with Cassie Nightingale, her daughter Grace and their cousin Abigail. All three charm their way through the town of Middleton, causing harmony and disharmony, but always touching lives. So when Dr. Sam Radford moves in next door to the mysterious Grey House, he soon discovers Cassie's signature charm is more than just a magic touch.

star 7.92
15,617 votes
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Snowfall (2017)

#38 - Snowfall (2017)

A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980s

star 7.92
23,948 votes
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Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

#39 - Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

Leah Remini, along with high level former Scientology executives and Church members, explores individual accounts from ex-Church members and their families through meetings and interviews with Leah. Each episode features stories from former members whose lives have been affected by the Church's harmful practices, even well after they left the organization.

star 7.91
11,905 votes
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A Series of Unfortunate Events

#40 - A Series of Unfortunate Events

The tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three extraordinary siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in their fateful quest to unlock long-held family secrets.

star 7.91
24,608 votes
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Outlander

#41 - Outlander

An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

star 7.91
131,810 votes
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Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US)

#42 - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US)

"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" is the US edition of the UK show of the same name. It features some of the world's finest improvisational comics. Each week, the main four "improv" comics (and guest[s]) spontaneously play "Theatre Sports" with crazy scenes, weird quirks or improvised songs.

star 7.91
35,664 votes
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How to Get Away with Murder

#43 - How to Get Away with Murder

Murder, deception, fear and guilt are the ties that bind Middelton University Professor Annalise Keating to her long-time associates Frank Delfino, Bonnie Winterbottom and her students. But as the group struggles to move on with their lives and focus on their clients, their past continues to haunt them, as Annalise and her inner circle struggle to keep their secrets from getting exposed. Relationships will be fractured, lies will spin out of control, and shocking, new mysteries upend their entire lives.

star 7.90
147,439 votes
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

#44 - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. L.W.T draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, pop culture and often aspects of the show itself.

star 7.90
160,285 votes
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9-1-1

#45 - 9-1-1

A fast-paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders – police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and dispatchers – who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives. The show draws from real-life, high-pressure experiences of first responders who regularly face heart-stopping situations that are often unpredictable, intense and uplifting at the same time.

star 7.89
48,231 votes
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The Seven Deadly Sins

#46 - The Seven Deadly Sins

The "Seven Deadly Sins," a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia, were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights, although some claim that they still live. Ten years later, the Holy Knights have staged a coup d'état and assassinated the king, becoming the new, tyrannical rulers of the kingdom. Elizabeth, the king's third daughter, sets out on a journey to find the "Seven Deadly Sins," and to enlist their help in taking back the kingdom.

star 7.89
16,379 votes
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Billions

#47 - Billions

U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures.

star 7.89
139,638 votes
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The Last Kingdom

#48 - The Last Kingdom

England, 872. A Saxon man, raised by Danes, must choose a side and play his part in the birth of a nation, alongside the man who would become known as King Alfred the Great.

star 7.89
52,487 votes
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Impractical Jokers

#49 - Impractical Jokers

Four comedians and lifelong friends compete to embarrass each other out amongst the general public with a series of hilarious and outrageous dares. When Sal, Joe, Q, and Murr challenge each other to say or do something, they have to do it. And if they refuse, they lose. At the end of every episode, the biggest loser must endure a punishment of epic proportions.

star 7.89
75,822 votes
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Chicago P.D.

#50 - Chicago P.D.

Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.

star 7.89
167,365 votes
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