10 Most Binge-Worthy TV Shows of 2018

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(SPOT.ph) In the age of streaming, the habit of binge-watching an entire season of any TV show isn’t a new idea. In fact, you probably binge-watched everything on this list the moment it came out. But just in case you were too busy in 2018 to bother, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the most binge-worthy TV shows that came out this year. Grab your popcorn and kick off your shoes—you’re never leaving your couch.

Queer Eye

Watch it on: Netflix
Over a decade after the original version premiered on Bravo, fresh new faces form this generation’s Fab Five. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll love both the makeover subjects and the ones doing the makeover. Who else felt invested when Tom got engaged to his ex-wife Abby? There’s still that ongoing debate about Antoni Porowski’s skills in the kitchen. We live for Jonathan Van Ness and his fabulous hair. (Yas, hunny.) And who doesn’t enjoy Karamo Brown’s motivational pep talks? Admit it, you’ve cried at least once at the end. Tan France is always adorable dressing up the subjects. And he doesn’t get nearly enough credit for the wonderful interior design magic he does, but Bobby Berk, you are amazing!

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Barry

Watch it on: HBO Go
Barry is a dark comedy that follows the journey of a recovering hitman (Bill Hader), who forges a new life in the City of Angels. When he tries to carry out a job—executing an actor who’s sleeping with a mobster’s wife—he unexpectedly falls in love with a community of actor hopefuls and finds himself wanting to be one, too. Of course nothing is as simple as that and we watch Barry struggle with his budding acting dreams and his past haunting him. It’s hardly a Saturday Night Live! sketch, but you’ll get a few laughs along the way.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Watch it on: Amazon
Darren Criss earned a Primetime Emmy Award for his brilliant performance as Andrew Cunanan in this critically acclaimed limited series. Directed by Ryan Murphy, the nine-episode second season of FX’s true-crime anthology explores the murder of designer Gianni Versace in July 1997. Episode eight, directed by Matt Bomer, is especially significant as it introduces Modesto Cunanan, Andrew’s father, played by the arresting Jon Jon Briones.

American Vandal

Watch it on: Netflix
If you thought they couldn’t top “Who drew the dicks?” in season one, then you’re terribly mistaken. After being picked up by Netflix (a very meta move), the guys behind American Vandal received an influx of cases but one in particular got their attention: The Turd Burglar. After a video of students from a Catholic school shitting their pants goes viral, our mockumentary’s student documentarians Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) make it their mission to uncover the mystery. What makes this series such a gem is how meticulous they are in investigating something so silly. American Vandal also illustrates the way teens use social media and technology in a frighteningly accurate manner. That iPhone glitch that plays an important role in decoding the clues? An attention to detail that only Peter and Sam would think of.

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Sharp Objects

Watch it on: HBO Go
This eight-episode limited series from HBO was adapted from Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same title. If her name sounds familiar, she’s also the author of the book-turned-movie Gone Girl. The thrilling drama starring Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, and Eliza Scanlen will have you holding your breath until the end of each episode when you finally remember to breathe. The few flashes that come after the credits roll in the season finale are disturbing, haunting, and will stay with you long after you’ve turned off your television.

Wild Wild Country

Watch it on: Netflix
The six-episode documentary takes you through the beginnings of a cult started in the late '70s by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (a.k.a. Osho). The controversial Indian guru takes over a tiny town in Oregon and builds a utopian city. The Rajneeshpuram, a commune built on free love, becomes the center of a scandal when locals want them out. You’ll meet Osho’s assistant—and force to be reckoned with (“Tough titties!”)—Ma Anand Sheela. As you go deeper into the episodes, you’ll find yourself mystified, confused, and partly in awe of the Rajneeshees.

Killing Eve

Watch it on: BBC America, BBC website
The BBC America drama stars Sandra Oh, who was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance as MI5 officer Eve Polastri. She finds herself without a job after flubbing an investigation and getting fired by the MI6 only to be recruited by the Russian section of the secret intelligence service. She becomes obsessed with Villanelle, an assassin who eventually becomes obsessed with her, too. The eight 42-minute episodes are enough to get you hooked and will leave you wanting more in the end.

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Maniac

Watch it on: Netflix
The Cary Fukunaga-directed miniseries stars Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Sonoya Mizuno, Justin Theroux, and Sally Field. It feels a little bit like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Her combined, as it follows the lives of two strangers involved in a pharmaceutical trial, aimed at curing mental illnesses. As the test subjects ingest different types of pills, they also embody different personalities in their induced dreams. But no matter what personality they become, they are inexplicably drawn to each other.

Schitt’s Creek

Watch it on: Amazon Prime Video
This hilarious family sitcom about the Roses is already four seasons strong, but you can totally binge it in a few days to catch up. Schitt’s Creek follows the lives of the once-ridiculously rich video-store magnate Johnny (Eugene Levy) and his wife, soap opera star Moira Rose (Catherina O’Hara). They end up in a small town called Schitt’s Creek—a gift Johnny bought for his son David (Daniel Levy) as a joke. It’s also their only asset left after becoming completely broke. You’ll be laughing at all the mishaps and hijinks the Roses go through as they deal with their new life with, well, no money.

The Haunting of Hill House

Watch it on: Netflix
We would recommend that you watch this when the sun’s still up, so you don’t end up having nightmares if you plan on binging it. The reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same title marries horror and drama with just the right balance. Some critics have likened it into a thriller version of This Is Us, and they’re not wrong. Though the creep factor is more psychological than anything, it’s not lacking in jump-scares (one of which is in the middle of episode eight on a car ride—don’t say we didn’t warn you). Not exactly a holiday binge-watch, but why not?

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