Must see shows of 2018

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Last year, we saw some of our favorite shows get renewed and saw some that were completely new to the table – among them here are our top of mind picks:

Atlanta

Atlanta is a comedy series that surrounds two cousins who try to break into the hip-hop scene. Earn, played by Donald Glover, is a Princeton drop out who tries to manage his cousin “Paper Boi” rap career while being broke and homeless.

Atlanta is admitedly one of the smartest shows I’ve watched. It’s a show that doesn’t try to be smart – it just is. It’s truthful yet funny. Donald Glover and his creative team has a special way of portraying what it’s like to be a young black man in America whether it’s about racism, poverty, violence or relationships.  I’ve gone through watching episodes that left me thinking “Woah. What the fck was that?!?” – in the best way possible. I was hooked because it’s nothing I’ve ever seen in TV. If there’s anything that the show proved, it’s that Donald Glover can do anything he puts in mind into and does it perfectly.

Bojack Horseman

I have to admit, I was late jumping on the Bojack Horseman bandwagon. What I thought was overhyped, was a show that perfectly understood what it meant to be human – a show that I thought understood how I completely felt about myself and others.

If you haven’t watched the show, it’s an animated series about a washed up and self-loadthing 90’s actor who tries to be relevant in “Hollywoo” (without the “d”- you’ll find out why in the first season). What I loved about this show is how honest it is. BoJack Horseman is well aware how lonely and self-destructive he is. However, the supporting characters are as tragic as Bojack as well.  It may be an animated series however what happens in the show is realistic. Don’t get me wrong, my description of the show may sound totally depressing but I can assure you it’s hilarious as well.

Killing Eve

Killing Eve is actually too good to be true and a definite must watch. Both women leads deliver stunning performances in an uncanny storyline –  Eve (Sandra Oh), a strong-willed “detective” is pitted against Villanelle (Jodie Comer), the psychopathic killer who is creepily charming. This combination results into the oddest (or craziest, to be apt) mixture of funny quips and absolutely terrifying scenarios.

This show twists the whole spy vs. assassin relationship on a whole other level and is ultimately a remorseless binge watch.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Set in the late 1950’s, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel takes us into the inside world of a wealthy young woman in the Upper West Side, New York City. At first, we see the picture perfect life of Midge: a good relationship with her husband, sleek expensive outfits, and a wonderful mansion of an apartment. However, the heart of this show really comes out in Midge’s new found talent for stand up comedy which comes naturally. She loves the thrill and decides she would like to pursue it which was a more than interesting career choice at that time…and especially for a housewife of her status.

We follow Midge as she battles through the rough combination of her overbearing parents, her wayward husband, the ups and downs of a rocky career to satisfyingly seeing her trample over fragile male egos and improving herself. This show is funny and at times somber, but always truthful.

On a side note, no matter where the story is going, what I honestly love most about this series is that it’s production design is just, well, no other word than marvelous!

American Vandal

Upon watching the first episode of American Vandal Season 1, I was immediately hooked. If you’re a fan of the true-crime genre, then this is the show to watch. But there’s a twist: it’s hilarious! It’s one of the funniest shows I’ve ever come across with… The cast is perfect and their performance is incredibly authentic.

The first season revolves around one question: “Who drew the dicks?”

When Dylan Maxwell is expelled and accused of vandalizing (dicks on) 27 faculty cars, two friends, Peter Maldonado and Sam Eukland, starts an investigation on who truly was behind the crime.

I know that the plot may see crazy but I swear you’re missing out big time if you haven’t watched this show.

In Season 2, released in 2018, Peter and Sam are back at it again with their documentary on a “Turd Burglar” case. Though this season may pale in comparison to the first, it was still a fun viewing rather shitty events.

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What are your most memorable shows from last year? Share this or leave us a message with your faves or suggestions!

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