Favourite Shows of 2018
Maniac (Paramount / Netflix): a dystopian yet warm tale of two people brought together by a drugs test in a local laboratory. Emma Stone and Jonah Hill bring it home with top-notch performances, rounded out by a great supporting cast and strong direction by Cary Fukunaga. Its sensitivity lingers long after viewing.
Altered Carbon (Skydance / Netflix): how do I even start to describe this show? It's Blade Runner on TV, a dystopian science fiction cyberpunk murder mystery. Its ambition doesn't always reach great heights, but you've got to admire it for even trying when it could just have been another generic action series.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (CW / Netflix): blending the commercial aesthetics of 'Riverdale' with a compelling story about adolescence, change and identity, this show captivated me to the point of binge-watching the entire programme in a couple of days. Kiernan Shipka is great as always.