The Best of 2018 The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018  

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List Rules Only shows that premiered in 2018.

The best drama TV shows of 2018 are here, and they're nothing short of captivating. While we all love to say we hate drama in general, there's something about new drama series that always have us up in arms and wanting more at the end of each episode. Some of us even get so involved, we're talking to the TV screen calling some character a bitch. All that aside, the new 2018 drama shows have everything you want and more.

Certainly making the list of drama series for 2018 are big hits Altered Carbon, The Rain, and The Terror, but there's quite a few more you'll have to check out below to get a full taste of the new drama shows. As far as which are the best drama series of 2018, that's up to you fans to decide—so rank accordingly.

Vote up your favorite dramas shows from 2018, and be sure to vote down the ones you didn't like. Of course, you can also add any new series that aren't on the list. 

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Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw This series (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on the novels by Luke Jennings. Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a desk-bound MI5 Officer, ...more

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9-1-1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause 9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and ...more

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Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Julia Roberts, Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by Sam Esmail, based on the podcast. Years later after she left her job as a caseworker at a facility ...more

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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
704792 added Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more

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The Resident is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood The Resident (Fox, 2017) is an American medical drama television series created by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, and Roshan Sethi. Idealistic young Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) begins his ...more

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Sharp Objects is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Fresh out of a psych hospital for her years of self-harm, crime reporter Camille ...more

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The Alienist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary Fukunaga, based on the novel by Caleb Carr. When a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes has ...more

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The Rain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Iben Hjejle, Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and Christian Potalivo. After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark ...more

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Waco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, Melissa Benoist Waco (Paramount Network, 2018) is an American television miniseries created by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle. Based on the 1993 Waco siege, the show centers on the FBI and ATF seizing the ...more

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The Terror is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an anthology television series created by David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, based on the novel by Dan Simmons. The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the ...more

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Lore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Vince Horner added Robert Patrick, Holland Roden, Colm Feore Lore (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series developed by Aaron Mahnke, who created the Lore podcast. The show combines documentary footage and cinematic scenes to ...more

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Trust is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson Trust (FX, 2018) is an American television anthology series directed by Danny Boyle. In 1973, heir John Paul Getty III is kidnapped by the Italian mafia, but the family seems disinterested in ...more

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Unsolved is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Wavyy Jonez, Marcc Rose, Josh Duhamel Unsolved (USA, 2018) is an American anthology-drama television series. The first season, entitled The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., chronicles the two major police investigations ...more

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The Looming Tower is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt The Looming Tower (Hulu, 2018) is an American drama web television miniseries based on the book by Lawrence Wright. With the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, the rivalry between ...more

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The Chi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents of the South Side of Chicago who become linked by ...more

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Station 19 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Grey Damon Station 19 (ABC, 2018) is an American action-drama television series created by Stacy McKee, and the second spinoff of Grey's Anatomy. The professional and personal lives of a group of heroic ...more

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The Dangerous Book for Boys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
The Dangerous Book for Boys Chris Diamantopoulos, Gabriel Bateman, Drew Logan Powell The Dangerous Book for Boys (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola, based on the book by Conn and Hal Iggulden. Coping ...more

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Instinct is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Daniel Ings Instinct (CBS, 2018) is an American police procedural and drama television series created by Michael Rauch, based on James Patterson's Murder Games. A former CIA agent (Alan Cumming) who has ...more

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The Mechanism is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Alessandra Colassanti, Antonio Saboia, Caroline Abras The Mechanism (Netflix, 2018) is a Brazilian political drama television series created by José Padilha and Elena Soarez. A small group of dogged investigators are on the hunt to discover ...more

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Mosaic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller Mosaic (HBO, 2018) is an American television murder mystery series directed by Steven Soderbergh. In conjunction with the interactive app that lets users investigate the mystery, the show ...more

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Siren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Eline Powell, Alex Roe, Ian Verdun Siren (Freeform, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Eric Wald and Dean White. When a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) arrives in the coastal town of Bristol Cove, she proves ...more

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For the People is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Britt Robertson, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Ben Rappaport For the People (ABC, 2018) is an American legal drama created by Paul William Davies. In the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Federal Court,” brand new lawyers working for both the defense ...more

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Seven Seconds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Clare-Hope Ashitey, Beau Knapp, Regina King Seven Seconds (Netflix, 2018) is an American crime drama television series developed by Veena Sud, based on the Russian film The Major. Tensions run high between African American citizens and ...more

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Here and Now is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins, Jerrika Hinton Here and Now (HBO, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Alan Ball. A multi-racial family made up of husband (Tim Robbins), wife (Holly Hunter), three adopted children from ...more

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Good Girls is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Retta Good Girls (NBC, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Jenna Bans. Struggling to make ends meet, three suburban housewives (Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman) decide to ...more

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Deception is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Amaury Nolasco Deception (ABC, 2018) is an American crime procedural drama created by Chris Fedak. After his career as a magician is ruined by scandal, Las Vegas illusionist Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) ...more

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Hard Sun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Agyness Deyn, Jim Sturgess Hard Sun (Hulu, 2018) is a pre-apocalyptic British television drama series created by Neil Cross. While investigating a death of a hacker in London, two police officers stumble upon proof that ...more

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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character of the same name. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero persona Black ...more

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Life Sentence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Lucy Hale, Elliot Knight, Dylan Walsh Life Sentence (The CW, 2017) is an American comedy-drama created by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith. When Stella Abbott (Lucy Hale) finds out her terminal cancer is cured, she's going to have to ...more

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Rise is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018
Josh Radnor, Marley Shelton, Auli'i Cravalho Rise (NBC, 2018) is an American musical drama television series created by Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller, based on the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove. A working class high school drama ...more