It’s high time to take a look back and decide which new TV shows are worth watching in 2019. For this, I went all the way back to January 2018 and picked 10 shows I loved this year the most and found to be the most fun and entertaining to watch. If you’d like to add some titles, feel free to do so in the comments!
Here is my list of top 10 best new TV shows of 2018.
1. Lost in Space
It’s a much better reboot of the 60’s version and shows a lot of potential for the season two. The plot is quite simple: a family of space colonists get stranded on an alien planet and are looking for a way to get the heck out of there. But it’s the writing and attention to details that make this show worth your time.
2. The Terror
During the great Age of British exploration Capt. Sir John Franklin is leading his final expedition to discover the Northwest Passage through uncharted waters of the frozen North. Aside from the brutal conditions, Franklin and his crew will have to face something quite sinister hidden in the ice.
3. The Haunting of the Hill House
Holy-moly, was this show a fantastic surprise for the horror genre fans! I won’t even bother trying to tell you the basic premise, as I’m afraid to spoil even the tiniest of twists. Just trust me on this one. If you have not seen it already, give it a binge!
4. Altered Carbon
It’s the year 2300, human society has completely changed by the new technology of swapping bodies. Cue in a badass elite soldier Takeshi Kovacs who was deemed a traitor, but whose skills and sharp mind grant him a second chance. Look, if you enjoy Bladerunner-esque cyber-punk setting, you will love this show 100%.
A sci-fi horror written by George R. R. Martin himself? How do you not love it? It’s creepy, it’s weird, it’s gory, and most importantly, it keeps you on the end of your seat all the way up till the end!
6. Magnum P.I.
Maybe it’s just me, but the rebooted Magnum P.I. is just loads of fun! The young Jay Hernandez may not be quite as charming as Tom Selleck but, I mean, who is? It is fresh and surprisingly not dull, which is a good thing in my book.
7. Castle Rock
Imagine if all the Steven King stories took part in the same universe… oh, wait, they do! “Castle Rock” is like the Marvel’s “Avengers” – all the horrific references and creepy characters could potentially pop up at any moment. The plot is so messed up I’m not sure I can I even understand it fully, but again it’s entertaining as hell!
8. Jack Ryan
John Krasinski is always a win! Especially, playing a CIA analyst in Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” on Amazon. He finds some strange money transfers going in and out of European and Middle Eastern banks, which eventually lead to uncovering a whole lot of dirty secrets, involuntary espionage, and outstanding action!
9. The Dragon Prince
Form the people who brought you “The Legend of Korra” we get a fantastic story of two human princes and a weird frog, befriending a dark elf assassin who was ordered to kill them, trying to heal the world engaged in an endless war. “The Dragon Prince” is the answer! If you’re a fan of “Avatar”, “The Last Airbender” or “Korra”, you’ll feel at home with this one. Impatiently waiting for season 2 to drop!
I’d never have thought that DC’s Titans would make a list like this when the first trailer was released. It looked like something a dog would barf out and then eat again. But lo and behold, Titans are fracking awesome… For the most part at least. There are some bad moments, and the finale could have been better, but overall the adventures of Robin, Raven, Beast Boy, Starfire, Hawk, Dove, and Donna Troy are worth subscribing to the DC online service.