4 Must-watch New TV Shows In 2018
Before 2018 rolled in, most of us already had a list of the movies and TV shows we wanted to watch. Three months in and some of the most captivating TV shows are currently airing on the small screen.
Here is our list of the must-watch TV series in 2018 so far.
If you love period dramas and crime mysteries, then you will undoubtedly enjoy every single minute of The Alienist. The plot follows psychologist Dr Laszio Kreizier (Daniel Bruhl), newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans), and the city’s first female detective Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) as they investigate a series of gruesome murders.
Set in 1896, the three try to nab a serial killer who murders boy prostitutes using a combination of the emerging psychology studies and basic forensic techniques. The cinematography, costumes, and story are gripping enough to keep you glued to your screen trying to solve the mystery yourself as the episodes unfold.
The series premiered in January on TNT, and all its ten episodes will have aired by the end of March 2018.
Based on some of Stephen King’s best works, Castle Rock is scheduled to premiere in the summer on Hulu. The psychological horror intertwines several characters from King’s books set in the legendary Maine woodland.
The show features a cast of actors we have seen before in King’s adaptations including Melanie Lynskey (Molly Strand), Andre Holland (Henry Deaver), Sisisy Spacek (Ruth Deaver) and Bill Skarsgard.
We only have the released trailers to draw our conclusions, but after the highly successful adaptation of IT last year, most of us were inkling for another King adaptation. JJ Abrams is one of the executive producers, and he also took on the same role on 11.22.63 another King adaptation.
The series is set 350 years from now in a dystopian future where a person’s consciousness can be stored in a digitized form. It takes place in the year 2384, and the stored memories can be transferred to synthetic human bodies known as sleeves.
John Kovacs plays Takeshi Kovacs who wakes up in a new sleeve 250 years after being imprisoned in an “off-world prison.” The plot centres on the choice he is given to either serve out the rest of his sentence in prison or assist in solving wealthy man Laurens Brancoff’s (James Purefoy) death.
The series premiered on Netflix in February, and all 10 episodes are available to binge-watch on the streaming service.
Based on Gillian Flynn’s same-titled novel, Sharp Objects is a mini-series scheduled to make its debut in April on HBO.
The plot follows Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) a reporter who goes back to her childhood hometown after she is released from a psych hospital. She then has to cover the disturbing murders of two young girls. Camille also has to deal with her estranged mother and a teen step sister whom she barely knows.
Based on the released trailers we can tell that this is yet another psychological thriller that will have many of us trying to solve the mystery as it unfolds. Patricia Davies, Elizabeth Perkins, Madison Davenport, and Chris Messina also have leading roles on the show.