Living in the Golden Age of Television means you're never without a new show to try. Whether it's a network series, cable, or streaming, there's a seemingly endless supply of content, each more critically acclaimed than the last. A few shows may have been lost in the shuffle, but revisiting the 7 best TV premieres of 2018 will remind you what a great year it's been.
Though plenty of returning shows dazzled with second or third seasons, this list is all about the series that made their debut this year. And there was a lot to choose from; Netflix alone seems to release thirteen amazing episodes of something every other day. But the shows on this list were hotly anticipated or unexpectedly impactful; they surprised their audiences with how fresh and new they felt. It didn't hurt that most of them featured some really interesting female characters, too. A couple of them even shined at the Emmy Awards, or are set to take home a Golden Globe or two.
Without further ado, and in no particular order because I'm not a masochist, here are some of the most interesting and well-received shows of the year. These are the series that viewers can't wait to see more of.