My 2018 Top and Bottom Series and Mini-Series... (so far - and in list order)by mifunesamurai | created - 5 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Full of cliches, and nothing remotely of any interest and very predictable...