8 Top-Rated TV Shows of 2018 That Deserve Your Attention

5 years ago

If you like a good TV series, you probably already know that it’s really challenging to find a really interesting show. Thanks to Time magazine, we have a list of the best series of 2018 so far. Each of these shows is absolutely breathtaking.

Bright Side wants you to grab some popcorn and plunge into the worlds of these incredible characters.

Patrick Melrose

  • Genre: drama
  • IMDb rating: 8.4

The main character, Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch), suffers from alcohol and drug addiction. He tries to defeat his bad habits, numb the pain his childhood has left behind, forgive his parents, and build a happy family.

If you like dramas, you’ll enjoy this tragic story that lasts for 5 hours.

Wild Wild Country

  • Genre: crime, documentary
  • IMDb rating: 8.3

Osho is a controversial Indian guru who tries to build a utopian city deep in the Oregon desert with the help of his personal assistant Ma Anand Sheela and their community of followers.

This Netflix documentary series tells us Osho’s story and sheds some light on one of the most influential cults of the 20th century.

American Idol

  • Genre: reality competition
  • IMDb rating: 4.2

American Idol is an American singing competition television series where anyone can become a star. In 2018, the 17th season made its debut.

This talent show can compete with the most popular TV series.


  • Genre: comedy
  • IMDb rating: 6

15-year-old Michael and his mom come to New York City so that the boy has a chance to get into a performing arts high school. His mom reluctantly introduces Michael to his father who lives with his brother. His father owns a gym called “Champions” and he’s never seen his son before since he left Michael’s mom when she was pregnant. Now they have to figure out how to be a true family.

This witty series is perfect for those who love comedies.

The Looming Tower

  • Genre: drama
  • IMDb rating: 8

This series is about the rivalry between FBI and CIA agents. Initially, they cooperate in order to prevent Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda attacks. But soon, the 2 organizations start competing.

This dramatic series based on actual events reveals the causes of the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Genre: fiction, drama
  • IMDb rating: 8.6

The series takes place in a totalitarian city of the future. All power belongs to military men who face one problem: their wives can’t get pregnant. There are just a few fertile women whose life purpose is to give birth to babies and let the government take them. Some of the citizens can’t agree with such cruel rules.

The Handmaid’s Tale won an Emmy Award in 2017.


  • Genre: comedy, drama
  • IMDb rating: 8.6

Earn is a loser and young father who always borrows money from his parents, lives at his girlfriend’s house, and doesn’t know how to get out of poverty. Earn realizes that his cousin is a rapper and thinks he deserves to be a star. The man decides to leave all he has and become his cousin’s manager in order to improve his own life.

Believe us, this bright series won’t leave you feeling bored.

Killing Eve

  • Genre: drama
  • IMDb rating: 8.5

Eve has always wanted to be a detective but her work turns out to be really boring: she doesn’t get any serious tasks and has to deal with piles of paperwork. Eve decides to prove she’s a professional and finds Villanelle, an assassin. But Villanelle starts hunting Eve too.

This series is about 2 strong women that won’t leave you feeling indifferent.

Which TV series do you think is the most interesting?

Preview photo credit Patrick Melrose / Showtime


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