My Top 10 TV Series/Seasons of 2018

Top 10 TV 2018

2018 was another year where the majority of TV I watched were second or third series / seasons of something I was already watching (with a couple of exceptions), but that being said a lot of series were of a very high quality indeed, with a couple of good seasons actually having to be cut, which makes a change compared to the Games list… Or the movies list, which was so small it isn’t going to be appearing for the second year in a row… Anyway, let’s look at my Top 10 TV Series / Seasons of 2018!

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Elseworlds Review

Elseworlds

The 2018 Arrowverse crossover was a different kind of beast than the previous two, being less focused on all-out action between teams of people, and more interested in doing three things: explore the psyche of Barry and Oliver, create a backdoor pilot for a Batwoman series, and set things up for 2019’s big crossover. It does all these things well, but it also makes for a less interesting crossover, especially as I’ve had my fill of “evil” versions of the established cast…Let’s take a look, anyway!

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Arrow – Season 7 Episodes 1 – 8 Review

Arrow S7 P1

Arrow’s seventh season starts off in familiar fashion to previous Arrowverse storylines, though unlike when Flash put their lead behind bars at the start of the year, this time it actually felt like it matters (and it was for more than two episodes…) It created a more unique atmosphere, when combined with an interesting flashforward rather than the usual flashback, it makes this season at least get off to a more interesting start than a lot of previous efforts…

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Supergirl – Season 4 Episodes 1 – 8 Review

Supergirl S4 P1

Supergirl Season 4 kicks off with a rather on-the-nose look at racism and nationalism in our current society by transplanting aliens as the new foreign menace that are stealing people’s jobs and can’t be trusted etc. It’s all rather dull, and in my case (and hopefully yours too!), it’s preaching to the choir and taking a lot of the reality-escaping fun away from the show… So, yeah. Let’s take a closer look!

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The Flash – Season 5 Episodes 1 – 8 Review

Flash S5 P1

It must be getting close to Christmas, as it’s time to start looking at the first third of the new Arrowverse seasons! First up, oddly as it’s the last to air, is The Flash Season 5, which has so far been good. Nothing ground breaking just yet, the idea of Barry and Iris’ daughter from the future arriving is at least a new one, and the current lead villain is a bit different, if not on the extremely cheesy side… Let’s take a look!

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The Walking Dead Season 9 – Part 1 Review

The Walking Dead S9 P1

Now I normally split Walking Dead seasons into pre-Christmas and post-Christmas, but given the well-publicised (and therefore fair game to talk about in the pre-spoiler section) exit of Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes in Episode 5, and how much of a shift will come from it from Episode 6 onwards, I thought it would make far more sense to split the series here. So with that being said, how was the exit of the series’ main character? Well…

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DW: The Tsuranga Conundrum Review

DW The Tsuranga Conundrum

The Tsuranga Conundrum was a step up after last week’s effort, not that it was particularly hard to do that, but it does seem to highlight a quirk of the Thirteenth Doctor’s run so far: a focus on the companions and their relationships at the expense of the villain of the story. Let’s take a look at this most recent example and see how that affected the story this time round…

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Daredevil – Season 3 Overall Review

Daredevil S3

Daredevil Season 1 is considered by many, including myself, to be one of the finest examples of comic book TV shows, and indeed TV shows in general. Daredevil Season 2 was half that good, but the second half failed to keep up the momentum. Daredevil Season 3? Well, it may be in the running to be the best of them all, or at the very least a return to form that can live up to the original series…

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DW: Arachnids in the UK Review

DW Arachnids in the UK

Remember in my Rosa review when I said “while I wouldn’t want all of my Doctor Who this blatantly educational” ? Well, I meant it, so I was kind of annoyed when “Arachnids in the UK” not only had one of the worst titles in Who history, but was also all about the effects of not properly disposing of waste… plus we got another heavy-handed, unsubtle Trump-a-like, which if you’ve read my review of Who audio story “The Silurian Candidate” you’d know how I feel about those! … So… yeah. Let’s take a look…

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