My 2018 Top and Bottom Series and Mini-Series... (so far - and in list order)

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1. Kidding (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Jeff, a famous children's television icon, struggles to retain his sanity as his family falls apart.

Stars: Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Judy Greer, Cole Allen

Votes: 9,845

Adored the weirdness factor which is what life is really all about...

2. Escape at Dannemora (2018– )

TV-MA | 440 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

An employee at a prison in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with a pair of inmates and helps them escape.

Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 12,217

Outstanding performances and impressive direction from Stiller...

3. Who Is America? (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen offers his take on America's patriotism.

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Roy Elghanayan, Emanuela Postacchini, Alfred Pierce

Votes: 12,260

Political satire at its best with Cohen at the helm creating chaos...

4. Final Space (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark on serialized journeys through space in order to unlock the mystery of where the universe actually ends and if it actually does exist.

Stars: Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, Tika Sumpter

Votes: 21,208

It really kicks in by Ep 4 and maintains its homage to Star Wars, 2001, Star Trek and the rest with its silly going ons and other zany creative aspects...

5. Mozart in the Jungle (2014–2018)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Love, money, ambition and music intertwine in Mozart in the Jungle, a half hour comedic drama that looks at finding yourself and finding love while conquering New York City. A brash new maestro Rodrigo stirs up the New York Symphony as young oboist Hailey hopes for her big chance.

Stars: Gael García Bernal, Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Hannah Dunne

Votes: 20,508

Season 4 (2018). I'm always bored by the 4th season but the characters continued to be full of life and surprises, thanks to the actors no doubt...

6. Big Mouth (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.

Stars: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jenny Slate

Votes: 36,510

Season 2 (2018). More fun with pubescence...

7. Barry (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.

Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

Votes: 24,558

Funny concept that was well achieved with Winkler almost stealing the show...

8. I'm Dying Up Here (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

The series is based on William Knoedelseder's book of the same name.

Stars: Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke

Votes: 2,690

Season 2 (2018). Still holds up with the characters well developed to survive the cutthroat world of Seventies stand-up comedy...

9. Sunderland 'Til I Die (2018– )

TV-MA | 39 min | Documentary

Highlights the unfailing passion Sunderland residents have for their beloved soccer club, taking viewers through the highs and lows of SAFC's 2017-18 season in the Championship following its relegation the previous year.

Stars: Martin Bain, Nick Barnes, Gary Bennett, Peter Farrer

Votes: 2,753

Apart for the interesting sport politics, it was the heart and passion of the fans and community that had me interested...

10. The Kominsky Method (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

An aging actor, who long ago enjoyed a brush with fame, makes his living as an acting coach.

Stars: Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Sarah Baker, Graham Rogers

Votes: 11,962

A real funny charmer for us not-so-old folks...

11. Dirty John (2018– )

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama

Debra's seemingly perfect life is disrupted as she falls for a handsome doctor who sweeps her into a whirlwind romance. But her handsome new beau pulls Debra into a sinister game of psychological manipulation.

Stars: Connie Britton, Eric Bana, Julia Garner, Juno Temple

Votes: 8,936

What hooked me in was Eric Bana's evil character and how manipulative he was which made it addictive to watch in a sick sort of way...

12. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

A housewife in the 1950s decides to become a stand-up comic.

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Michael Zegen

Votes: 44,658

Season Two. Not consistent but it keeps you engaged, with the snappy dialogue still as amazing, but the situations feel a little forced...

13. Black Earth Rising (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Thriller

Kate is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide whose adoptive mother, an international lawyer, faces a case that will shake their lives.

Stars: John Goodman, Michaela Coel, Noma Dumezweni, Lucian Msamati

Votes: 2,744

A fascinating look into the legal maze and ruthless political games of a true harrowing topic, with damn fine performances from Goodman and Coel...

14. Call My Agent! (2015– )

52 min | Comedy

French serial about the lives and jobs of people working at a talent agency.

Stars: Camille Cottin, Thibault de Montalembert, Grégory Montel, Liliane Rovère

Votes: 3,202

3rd season (2018). It seemed like they were just going to rehash the same old stories, but they gave their characters further challenges and conflicts to keep us entertained...

15. Our Cartoon President (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

This fresh, cutting-edge comedy presents the truish adventures of Trump's confidants and bon vivants - family, top associates, heads of government, golf pros and anyone else straying into ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Bergman, James Adomian, Gabriel Gundacker, Emily Lynne

Votes: 2,516

Someone had to do it, and it kinda works...

16. Les Emmerdeurs (2018– )

29 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

At the heart of World War II, four teenagers with a common taste for rebelliousness start developing amazing abilities after accidentally drinking a serum created by German scientists ... See full summary »

Stars: Camille Claris, Justine Le Pottier, Grégoire Montana, Sébastien Lalanne

Votes: 18

Something like the X-Kids on the run from Nazis in this engaging French action fantasy farce...

17. Will & Grace (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York City. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer. Their best friends are Jack, a gleeful but proud gay man, and Karen, a charismatic, filthy rich, amoral socialite.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 47,377

Season 9 (2018). Still fresh and more relevant than ever and this time they're able to push those edges...

18. The Romanoffs (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Anthology of 8 stories about people who believe themselves to be descendant of the Russian Royal family.

Stars: Diane Lane, JJ Feild, Aaron Eckhart, Louise Bourgoin

Votes: 3,710

Hit and miss but still a wonderful interesting mess...

19. Paradise PD (2018– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

Animated series about bad cops. Not bad as in corrupt, bad as in under-performing. They aren't first responders, they are the worst responders.

Stars: Sarah Chalke, David Herman, Tom Kenny, Kyle Kinane

Votes: 8,090

Total filth of the hilarity outrageous kind...

20. Disenchantment (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Princess Tiabeanie, 'Bean', is annoyed at her imminent arranged marriage to Prince Merkimer. Then she meets Luci, a demon, and Elfo, an elf, and things get rather exciting, and dangerous.

Stars: Robin Atkin Downes, Abbi Jacobson, Eric André, Nat Faxon

Votes: 29,076

First 2 episodes are pretty lame but it then gets into gear as Groening's wicked humour kicks in and this time he is able to push those boundaries...

21. Homecoming (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Drama, Thriller

Heidi works at Homecoming, a facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later when the Department of Defense questions why she left, Heidi realizes there's a whole other story behind the one she's been telling herself.

Stars: Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James, Shea Whigham

Votes: 12,507

Should have been 4 x one hour episodes, instead it was dragged out and really came of interest in the last 4 eps, but worth watching for Esmail's directorial touches...

22. The Last O.G. (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

An ex-con is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint and returns to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood.

Stars: Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish, Allen Maldonado, Ryan Gaul

Votes: 2,119

Season 1. Tracy Morgan does it justice, but it sometimes falls into sitcom territory, without the cheesiness...

23. Altered Carbon (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored, a prisoner returns to life in a new body and must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom.

Stars: Chris Conner, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy

Votes: 103,670

A Blade Runner-ish noir with The Big Sleep factor of plenty of talking to put the fascinating puzzle together, so listen carefully or else you'll end up lost in amongst the sci-fi mumbo-jumbo muddle...

24. Mystery Road (2018– )

Not Rated | 57 min | Drama

Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station. Soon, Jay's investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.

Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Judy Davis, Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair

Votes: 1,309

Not the same intensity as the movies it spun off but still intriguing enough...

25. Watership Down (2018– )

TV-PG | 204 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Fleeing their doomed warren, a colony of rabbits struggle to find and defend a new home.

Stars: James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, John Boyega, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 3,730

I love the book too much to only appreciate this effort slightly...

26. Rake (2010–2018)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.

Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Kate Box, Caroline Brazier

Votes: 4,836

Season 5 (2018). Just hamming it up for the sake of politics, time to put the wig back on...

27. Lost in Space (2018– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fight against all odds to survive and escape, but they're surrounded by hidden dangers.

Stars: Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins, Taylor Russell

Votes: 50,822

Too cute for my liking, but still childish fun for a brain dead night...

28. UnREAL (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama

A behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Craig Bierko, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Brennan Elliott

Votes: 12,173

4th Season (2018). Just got sillier, but in a fun campy way...

29. Forest of Piano (2018– )

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Two different people - the son of a prostitute, and the son of a professional musician - develop a bond of friendship through their love of playing the piano.

Stars: Tony Azzolino, Johnny Yong Bosch, Reba Buhr, Griffin Burns

Votes: 300

Would have been perfect without the silly and mundane voice-overs! Please, trust your audience...

30. Tidelands (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

After an ex-con returns to her fishing village, a dead body leads her to uncover the secrets of the town and its half-siren, half-human residents.

Stars: Charlotte Best, Marco Pigossi, Aaron Jakubenko, Mattias Inwood

Votes: 4,973

Full of cliches, and nothing remotely of any interest and very predictable...



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