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December 10, 2018

Year-in-Review: The Best TV Shows of 2018

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It’s that time of year again; time to look back at the past year and reflect on the best of the best in media, music, and more. If you’re looking for some of the best shows to binge-watch during the final, colder months of the year, then check out our guide to the best TV shows of 2018, which Xfinity customers can enjoy anytime, anywhere.

A list of the best TV shows of 2018

Best new series available on Stream:

Killing Eve

Based on Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle novella series, this British TV hit is not one to be missed. Starring Sandra Oh as Eve, this show explores the relationship between an MI5 officer and the killer assassin she seeks to destroy. As this show takes multiple twists and turns, Eve and her assassin adversary become increasingly obsessed with one another. It’s definitely worth tuning in to catch up before season two premieres.

Succession

As far as dysfunctional families go, the Roy family takes the cake (and eat it, too). Succession, a new top title from HBO®, follows this family as they navigate the world of American media and the corporate ladder. Between bitter sibling rivalries and moments of hilarious comic-relief, this show will keep you tuned in and on the edge of your seat with each episode.

New Amsterdam

A new series from NBC, New Amsterdam follows Dr. Max Goodwin – the new medical director at the nation’s oldest public hospital. Often disrupting the status quo, Max is a determined doctor with a mission to provide the best medical care to the citizens of New York (no matter what, or how long, it takes).

Most watched shows of 2018:

Game of Thrones

By far HBO’s most popular series in recent years, Game of Thrones remains one of the most-watched TV series of 2018. Featuring a dynamic mixture of fantasy themes with real, raw human drama, this show has become a cultural movement. As it hurls into its fiery final season (coming April 2019), fans both old and new are desperate to stay caught up on all the twists and turns this series inevitably has to offer. As most of us know (and some of us will soon find out), this show will have you glued to the screen from the first episode.

This is Us

This tear-jerking series has quickly become one of America’s most-loved. As this series details the events of the lives of the Pearson family’s five central members (the parents and their three children), viewers fall more in love. As each episode reveals events (both past and present) about the Pearson family and their many struggles, successes, and sometimes humorous ventures, viewers piece together a not-so-linear timeline of the family’s history. Follow along the journey each fall when a new season of This is Us premieres, or catch-up with Xfinity Stream in the meantime.

Power

Another fan-favorite, Power details the life of James “Ghost” St. Patrick. As “Ghost” weaves his way in and out of tricky social situations with NYC’s wealthy and elite, he also finds himself one of the leading drug kingpins in an illegal network branching throughout the city. Deciding to leave a life of crime behind and commit to his legitimate night club business, “Ghost” finds himself making enemies (and sometimes allies) at every turn.

Best series with powerful female leads:

The Americans

A controversial spin on the typical Cold War era tale, this series follows Soviet spies Elizabeth (Keri Russel) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) as they pose as an all-American couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. Now at the end (after six successful seasons), this series has found itself unraveling exciting storyline after storyline with Soviet spy Elizabeth at the helm. Described as “strong” and “straightforward”, Elizabeth is not to be messed with, and neither is this dynamite spy-thriller.

Younger

Starring the Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster, Younger is a TV adaptation of a novel by the same name. Following the life and times of “suddenly-single” mother Liza (Sutton Foster), this refreshing comedy speaks to the difficulty of re-entering the workforce after forty. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, and ultimately, you’ll fall in love with the impressive lineup of ladies in this series.

Insecure

A masterful take on an acclaimed web series, Insecure outlines the day to day struggles of young black women in modern America struggling to accept their own flaws. Watch Issa and Molly navigate the world as best friends would, sharing their successes and failures with one another in stride. Focusing in on a wealth of social and racial issues, this series relates to the contemporary black experience in America in a way that other series have missed out on.

Catch up on these binge-worthy series (and more) today

Wondering where you can catch these (and many, many other) binge-able hits? If you’re an Xfinity customer, all of these titles (and more) are available to you. Dig in today and enjoy the best TV of 2018.

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