2018 TV The Best Netflix Original Shows Of 2018, Ranked  

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Though they only started making their own content back in 2013, Netflix dropped some great original TV shows in 2018. We're not talking new seasons of our favorite series from the past few years, either. There's a great deal of Netflix original series from 2018, and some of them have been serious hits. So, while Stranger Things and House of Cards have been nothing short of fantastic, Netflix has plenty more shows to check out while you wait for the next installments of your favorites.  

Topping the list of the best Netflix originals from 2018 is the hit crime show, The Staircase, which follows the story of a man whose wife mysteriously dies, with fingers pointing in his direction. If you're into dark shows, check this one out for sure. For some lighter sci-fi entertainment, Lost in Space is a good choice, as it chronicles a family who has crash landed on another planet, doing what they can do survive. Finally, if you want something on the funny side, try the Netflix comedy series, Everything Sucks! and take a trip back to high school. 

Take a look at all the 2018 Netflix original shows below and vote up the ones you liked most. You can also vote shows down if you feel they missed the mark, or simply weren't as good as others. 

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Somebody Feed Phil Philip Rosenthal Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix, 2018) is a travel documentary series directed by John Bedolis. Everybody Loves Raymond creator Philip Rosenthal travels to popular locations around the world to ...more

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Lost in Space Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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Everything Sucks! Peyton Kennedy, Jahi Winston, Patch Darragh Everything Sucks (Netflix, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan. In 1990s Oregon, members of a high school A/V club clash with the drama

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Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist Judy Ho Evil Genius is a 2018 crime docuseries directed by Trey Borzillieri and Barbara Schroeder. The baffling true crime story starts with the grisly death of a pizza man who robs a bank with a bomb ...more

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Altered Carbon Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy Altered Carbon (Netflix, 2018) 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 ...more

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The Staircase The Staircase (Netflix, 2018) is a French television miniseries created by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. The docuseries explores the trial of Michael Peterson, accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen ...more

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Seven Seconds Clare-Hope Ashitey, Michael Mosley, David Lyons 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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On My Block Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao, Jessica Marie Garcia On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is a coming-of-age television series created by Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. Four bright and street-savvy friends navigate their way through the ...more

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Girls Incarcerated Girls Incarcerated (Netflix, 2018) is a coming-of-age documentary series about troubled girls who are are juvenile delinquents in Madison Juvenile Center.

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Wild Wild Country Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, George Meredith, Ma Anand Sheela Wild Wild Country (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series directed by Maclain and Chapman Way. When Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh AKA Osho, the world's most controversial guru, builds a utopian city ...more

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Explained Maria Bello, Estelle Caswell, Joss Fong Explained (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series. This enlightening series from Vox digs into a wide range of topics such as the rise of cryptocurrency, why diets fail, and the wild world of

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Drug Lords Razor Rocco Rizzotti, Jordan Lawson, Carlo Alvarez Drug Lords (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series exploring the stories of history's most notorious kingpins, their terrifying enforcers, and the men and women who've sworn to bring them down.

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B The Beginning Hiroaki Hirata, Hiroki Touchi, Asami Seto B: the Beginning (Netflix, 2018) is an anime series directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Yoshiki Yamakawa. In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic ...more

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Sugar Rush Candace Nelson, Adriano Zumbo, Hunter March Sugar Rush is an American web television series, initially released on July 13, 2018. The show features four teams of bakers competing in a baking competition. Time's the most important ...more

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Dirty Money Alberto Ayala, A.J. Benza, Roddy Boyd Dirty Money (Netflix, 2018 is an American documentary television series documenting various stories about exposing the greed, corruption, and crime spreading through the global economy.

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November 13: Attack on Paris November 13: Attack on Paris (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series. Survivors and first responders share personal stories of anguish, kindness and bravery that unfolded amid the Paris terror ...more

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Flint Town Karen Weaver, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Flint Town (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-episode American documentary television series that focuses on the thoughts and conflicted emotions of the men and women serving to protect urban areas of ...more

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A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- Haruka Shiraishi, Mao Ichimichi, Taishi Murata A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese science fiction anime ONA directed by Kazuya Murata. In the year 2035, a biological research project went awry, resulting in an incident ...more

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Devilman Crybaby Griffin Burns, Kyle McCarley, Cristina Vee Devilman Crybaby (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese anime series directed by Masaaki Yuasa, based on the manga by Go Nagai. When an ancient race of demons invades the world, Akira Fudo transform into ...more

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Bobby Kennedy for President Harry Belafonte, Peter Edelman, Paul Schrade Bobby Kennedy for President (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series. This four-part documentary series weaves together rare and exclusive footage of attorney general, U.S. senator, and ...more

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Rotten Gudrun Beckh, Susan Berfield, Andrew Boutros Rotten (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series that dives deep into the food production underworld to expose the corruption, waste, and real dangers behind your everyday eating habits.

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Sword Gai Zach Aguilar, Austin Lee Matthews, Cristina Valenzuela Swordgai: The Animation (Netflix, 2018) is an animated series based on the Japanese manga by Toshiki Inoue. A young man becomes host to a legendary infernal sword and, with the fate of humanity ...more

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Aggretsuko Kaolip, Komegumi Koiwasaki, Maki Tsuruta Aggretsuko (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese anime series based on the Sanrio character. A socially awkward accountant deals with her annoying co-workers by chugging beer and singing death metal.

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Coach Snoop Snoop Dogg Coach Snoop (Netflix, 2018) is a reality series. Rapper Snoop Dogg creates a youth football league to keep at-risk kids off the streets and focused on their goals.

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Rapture Logic, 2 Chainz, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Rapture (Netflix, 2018) is a hip hop music documentary series. Featuring rappers Logic, 2 Chainz, and G-Eazy, the show showcases hip-hop's impact on global culture.

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Ugly Delicious David Chang, Peter Meehan, Aziz Ansari Ugly Delicious (Netflix, 2018) is a food and travel documentary series. Hosted by David Chang, the show examines the cultural, sociological, and culinary history of specific popular foods.

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Lost Song Konomi Suzuki, Yukari Tamura, Chiaki Takahashi Lost Song (Netflix, 2018) is a musical fantasy anime television series. An energetic countryside girl and a city woman must use their magical singing powers for good.

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First Team: Juventus Gianluigi Buffon, Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini First Team: Juventus (Netflix, 2018) is an American and Italian six-part docu-series about the Italian association football club Juventus F.C.