We know you’re busy. Between hustling at your day job, holiday shopping, and (hopefully) catching enough sleep, there’s little time left to zone out with a little Netflix or Hulu. It’s so tempting when you *finally* get a little time to relax to turn on a tried and true favorite, a show that you know will entertain you or make you feel good.
But there’s more out there than that season of the Office you keep watching over and over! With the cozy winter weather and your holiday vacation (likely) around the corner, it’s the perfect time to find a new TV obsession.
Of course you can’t possibly watch every show that came out this year, so here’s our top picks. Throw on a sheet mask, grab a snack, and check out these can’t-miss new shows of 2018.
The Assassination Of Gianni Versace
The latest installment of American Crime Story tells the true story of the grisly murder of Gianni Versace, the legendary visionary behind the Italian fashion house bearing his name. Starring Édgar Ramírez, Darren Criss, Ricky Martin, and Penélope Cruz, this nine-episode series is at once thrilling and salacious.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Don’t be fooled, this isn’t a simple reboot of the 90’s comedy about a cheerful witch with the same name. This iteration is much, much darker and scarier. Starring Kiernan Shipka, this year’s Sabrina is dragged to the underworld and back, and tries to balance her life as half-mortal, half-witch.
Jonah Hill and Emma Stone shine in this dark psychological dramedy. The show follows their characters while they, although strangers at first, find companionship with each other in a clinical pharmaceutical trial. The show becomes more and more visually compelling as reality becomes less and less easy to identify.
Supposedly based on the dynamic of the powerful Murdoch family, this show follows the Roy family as they try to determine who will take over the family company while their father begins to relinquish control and ease into retirement. The competing siblings are the kind of characters you’ll love to hate.
If you’re ready to cry, be inspired, and get a dose of self-esteem all at once, watch this show now. In the series reboot, the Fab Five head to Georgia to rehab everyone from a church-going teacher battling cancer to a busy father of six who needs a wedding do-over to a trans man recovering from top surgery.
Based on the book of the same name by Gillian Flynn, this show is a psychological thrill ride through the life of Camille Preaker, a reporter who returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two young girls. This is complicated by her history of alcoholism and self-harm, both of which rear their heads as she struggles to manage her toxic relationship with her overly critical mother.
Wild Wild Country
This Netflix original documentary series tells the story of the controversial leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his loyal followers as they wage war against the locals in the small town of Antelope, Oregon. Featuring exclusive interviews with the leader’s right hand woman, Ma Anand Sheela, this show reveals what life was like in the Rajneeshpuram community, including free love, drugs, corruption, and beavers with salmonella (watch to understand).
Created by Emmy-award-winner Lena Waithe, this show is a tender and enthralling depiction of growing up in Chicago’s South Side. It tells the personal coming-of-age stories of a group of young kids, coincidentally connected to and learning from each other.
The Haunting of Hill House
This modern spin on the Shirley Jackson novel takes some liberties with the original story, weaving in plenty of family drama along with the classic horror. It follows the Crain family, two decades after being tormented by malevolent spirits in their Massachusetts home, as they continue to struggle with the fallout of the haunting.
Bill Hader shines in this role as a hitman trying to right his wrongs, proving without question that he can do drama just as well as comedy. After traveling to Los Angeles for a hit, Barry takes a sudden left turn and joins an acting class, taught by Gene Cousineau, played by Henry Winkler. As he becomes more entrenched in the dramatic arts scene, Barry struggles to keep his former job a secret.