Best TV of 2018

Diego Jimenez, Reporter

Television is more unique and interesting than than ever. From shows on TV networks that continue to charm like Modern Family, to premium mini-series like HBO’s Sharp Objects, all the way to new streaming shows like Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, in this day and age, more and more Americans have the ability to be exposed to new forms of entertainment.

Modern Family

This long-running show has been pleasing audiences for 10 seasons now. Modern Family is one of the only great light-hearted comedy series still running on a standard network channel that still manages to be fresh, new, exciting, and most importantly, funny. This show is always a fun binge-watch, especially since the show is winding down towards its series finale.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

This little-known show has been sweeping some major awards, winning two Golden Globes as well as five Primetime Emmy Awards. The titular Midge Maisel is a 1950s housewife with a knack for comedy which she chooses to pursue after her husband leaves her. The show has just released its second season which is just as great as the award-winning first season.  

The Great British Bake Off

This reality TV competition seems quaint and sweet from afar, but once you start watching this BBC import on Netflix, you cannot stop. Even the most unfeeling and unflinching of viewers become empathetic towards these British bakers. The show’s intensity gravitates the audience to the fast-paced competition and also educates viewers on traditional British foods.

Sharp Objects

Compared to the dramas that you’ve seen, this show is on a whole other level. Amy Adams stars in her greatest performance yet, as the damaged alcoholic Camille Preaker who has returned to her hometown to investigate the death of a young girl and the disappearance of another. Sharp Objects makes you think, lean in, and pay attention as it is deeply saddening and frustrating as well as highly graphic and violent. . The characters in this show feel so real, it’s frightening. I can guarantee that once you start this show, there is no going back, the dramatic intensity always finds a way to reel you back into the show