TMP Television Edition: 2018 Freshmen Series

Hello, my darling readers!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, however, it is a TV edition special. We’re supposed to pick our favorite new shows of 2018. Well, I’ll have to cheat a little bit there as I didn’t check out too many new shows. So I’ll also mention some of my favorite new seasons that aired in 2018!

#1: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

This was my surprise discovery of 2018. I had heard about the show only shortly before it hit Netflix. Once it was released I binged all 10 episodes during the weekend.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a rather dark version of Sabrina Spellman’s life. I was really curious how the show would pan out, as I grew up watching the funny version of the story starring Melissa Joan Hart.
I was more than pleasantly surprised and am already psyched for the next season!
And, by the way, Netflix threw out a holiday special of the show which was unexpected but utterly brilliant!

#2: American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Picking the lasted AHS season is only halfway cheating, right? Every season sports a different topic, so it’s almost like a new show. However, in Apocalypse, we got several crossovers with past season.
The first few episodes were captivating and I was anxious to find out more. Unfortunately, the quality dropped about halfway through the season and I was less than impressed by the last few episodes.
Anyways, it was still an interesting season to watch and I enjoyed it more than Roanoke and Cult.

#3: 13 Reasons Why – Season 2

Well, that was certainly intense. While the first season closely followed Jay Asher‘s book of the same name, I had no idea what to expect from season 2. It’s never easy picking up the pieces after such a tragic event. Especially the ensuing trial was rather nerve-wracking.
To be honest, a few things seemed a bit over the top and I think showrunners tried too hard to shock audiences. Nevertheless, it was a season that hit you right in the gut. Hard.

#4: The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 2

Very smiliar to 13 Reasons Why season 2 is where we leave the tracks of the familiar book story.
The second season shocked me, impressed me, shattered me. There were moments that brought tears to my eyes.
If you haven’t seen a single episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, stop whatever you are doing and go watch it right now. I can’t wait to find out what season 3 has in store, but season 2 was definitely among the best things I watched in all of 2018.

Your choices for this weeks topic? Let me know in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “TMP Television Edition: 2018 Freshmen Series

  1. I love The Handmaid’s Tale. I started watching Sabrina and then got sidetracked, I’ll definitely try to go back and finish it.

    Hated season 2 of 13 Reasons. I get frustrated even thinking about it at this point. lol

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