This calendar year, you have likely been show-shamed to catch up on series like Nailed It! or Roseanne (the No. 1-watched show in 2018 according to Nielsen) or maybe Sharp Objects by friends and colleagues who seemingly have more time or HBO logins on their hands.
Maybe you only watched one series to its conclusion this year, or were one of the personality-devoid bots who retread the entire back catalog of Friends and cheered on the $100 million Netflix shelled out to keep Friends on its streaming service through the end of next year. Maybe you’re still watching Riverdale, and for that, I am sorry.
Whatever your taste threshold, there were some absolute TV bulwarks that debuted in 2018. Yeah, Bojack Horseman and Atlanta were good again, yadda yadda. But these shows began streaming this year, and they are the best the boob tube has to offer.