As the end of the year approaches, it's not uncommon to reflect back on the past 12 months. From life milestones to career accomplishments, 2018 was quite the ride. But no matter what happened in your life this year, there's something we all have in common: we all watched some really great TV.
There were so many great new series that premiered over the course of 2018, from broadcast to cable to streaming. But which new show reigns supreme? TV Time users weighed in and rounded up the top 20 most watched new shows of 2018. Scroll down to see which is No. 1!
20. On My Block
This Netflix coming of age comedy is about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high-school set in LA’s South Central neighborhood.
Michael C. Hall's return to TV came via this Netflix thriller. Tom's wife died a year ago and he's bringing up his two daughters, living in a beautiful gated community, with close friends nearby and a new relationship starting. But when his eldest daughter disappears in mysterious circumstances he realizes that in fact he knows nothing about the people closest to him - dark secrets about the people he loves and the place where he lives.
18. Queer Eye
15 years after this groundbreaking series first premiere, a new Fab 5 captured our hearts and helped bring empathy, understanding and love all over the country as they changed lives.
This edgy Freeform drama completely changed everything we thought we knew about mermaids. This definitely isn't your childhood Little Mermaid.
Freeform's first teen Marvel drama brings to life the iconic comic book characters Cloak and Dagger while also opening our eyes to real-world issues in a new light.
15. Station 19
The latest from uber-producer Shonda Rhimes, this Grey's Anatomy spinoff follows the firefighters of Seattle Fire Station 19 as they risk their lives on a daily (sometimes even hourly) basis. Plus, their love lives are pretty entertaining too.
Ever wonder what kinds of weird, wacky and death-defying calls 9-1-1 emergency responders get? This show is based on real-life cases!
This fantastical Netflix series tells the stories of Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim, two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons. Neither of their lives have turned out quite right, and the promise of a new, radical kind of pharmaceutical treatment — a sequence of pills its inventor claims can repair anything about the mind, be it mental illness or heartbreak — draws them and ten other strangers to the facilities of Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech for a three-day drug trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.
A quirky, funny coming of age story that follows two groups of high school misfits, an A/V club and a Drama club, who collide in 1996 Oregon.
11. Lost in Space
This dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series is set 30 years in the future where colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears from their original destination.
10. The Resident
This provocative medical drama follows a group of doctors at Chastain Memorial Hospital, as they face personal and professional challenges on a daily basis. If only real world doctors were this attractive!
Matt Groening has already tackled the present with The Simpsons and the future with Futurama, and now he's headed back to the distant, medieval past with this Netflix animated series.
This modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s legendary novel of the same name is about five siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America. Now adults, they’re reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their own pasts … some which lurk in their minds ... and some which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.
7. The Rain
This Danish Netflix series imagines the world of the world six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia. Two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilization gone. Soon they join a group of young survivors and together set out on a danger-filled quest through an abandoned Scandinavia, searching for any sign of life. Set free from their collective past and societal rules, the group has the freedom to be who they want to be.
Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent.
This reimagining of the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.
This dark, twisted revenge comedy centers on Patty, who for years has been bullied, ignored, and underestimated by those around her because of her weight. But now that she finds herself suddenly thin, Patty is out for payback against anyone who has ever made her feel bad about herself. Bullies beware: payback’s a bitch, revenge is sweet, and if you cross Patty, you’ll be her next treat.
This Spanish Netflix series is like if Gossip Girl and Big Little Lies had a baby. Las Encinas, the best and most exclusive school in Spain where the elite send their children to study, is also where three working class kids have just been admitted after their academy was destroyed by an earthquake and the local council divided up the students between the different schools in the area. The clash between those who have everything and those who have nothing to lose creates the perfect storm that ultimately ends in a murder. Who is behind the crime?
Based on the award-winning series of comic books by Charles Forsman, this Netflix series invites viewers into the dark and confusing lives of teen outsiders James and Alyssa as they embark on a road trip to find Alyssa’s father, who left home when she was a child. Add in some murder and you've got yourself your next obsession!
1. Money Heist
But the No. 1 most watched new series of 2018 is this Spanish Netflix crime drama. Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.