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. Then check out our list of the best original drama Netflix series.

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The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Shows Of 2018, Ranked
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The Haunting (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. The first season, The Haunting of Hill House, ...more

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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