Best-Reviewed Miniseries, Limited Series & Anthology TV Shows 2018

In a world where 22-episode TV series are becoming less and less common, limited series (like HBO’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel Sharp Objects), anthologies (like USA’s crime drama The Sinner), and good old-fashioned miniseries (like Hulu’s A Very English Scandal and AMC’s John le Carré adaptation The Little Drummer Girl) are becoming more and more popular. The shortened episode orders allow for more closed-ended storytelling — and perfectly bingeable TV options.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2018. Scores might change over time.

Adjusted Score: 101.04%
Critics Consensus: A nearly unbearable slow burn, Sharp Objects maintains its grip with an unshakably grim atmosphere and an outstanding cast led by a superb Amy Adams.
Synopsis: After the gruesome murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another, reporter Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) reluctantly returns... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.419%
Critics Consensus: Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw impress in A Very English Scandal, an equally absorbing and appalling look at British politics and society.
Synopsis: Beginning in the 1960s, Thorpe is the leader of the Liberal Party. He is hiding an affair with a man... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.63%
Critics Consensus: In its second season, The Sinner establishes itself as an engrossing why-dunnit thriller series with staying power.
Synopsis: In Season 2 of the drama series, Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) goes back to his small hometown to investigate... [More]

Adjusted Score: 99.339%
Critics Consensus: The Little Drummer Girl marches to a steady beat of assured plotting, extraordinary art direction, and a uniformly terrific cast that makes the show's smolderingly slow burn pace bearable.
Synopsis: The drama series is based on the novel of the same name written by John le Carré and follows the... [More]

Adjusted Score: 95.55%
Critics Consensus: A classic British period piece that takes its time, Ordeal by Innocence will satisfy Agatha Christie fans and novices alike.
Synopsis: The black sheep of the Argyll family resurfaces to deny accusations of killing the matriarch, which initiates the gang's hunt... [More]

Tag Cloud

LGBTQ RT21 Academy Awards Family canceled Superheroes 21st Century Fox Sundance comics Countdown Opinion Brie Larson travel slashers spider-man Avengers MTV Amazon Prime Video TV renewals YA 2016 TIFF TNT period drama supernatural police drama Anna Paquin Sundance Now 2017 President crime thriller Lifetime Christmas movies Marathons cults book 20th Century Fox TCA 2017 Cannes revenge Kids & Family Set visit Chilling Adventures of Sabrina spanish language aliens dc PBS Walt Disney Pictures Western DirecTV Emmy Nominations Arrowverse Valentine's Day Fox News Awards binge Ovation Election YouTube Premium Women's History Month Elton John streaming ratings Dark Horse Comics Marvel Studios Heroines Rocky Teen Ghostbusters Comedy Central A&E ABC Family screen actors guild name the review latino X-Men Disney Channel children's TV Starz Premiere Dates FXX The Walking Dead Reality RT History comiccon sag awards Super Bowl Crunchyroll game of thrones TV Land AMC The Purge cops Marvel Fall TV discovery TV PaleyFest USA political drama TCA what to watch Acorn TV TCM werewolf Action historical drama jamie lee curtis Binge Guide Mindy Kaling Mary Poppins Returns Thanksgiving Film See It Skip It robots Star Trek BET joker Turner Classic Movies crossover doctor who DC Comics dramedy Disney Plus Rocketman kids golden globes unscripted Turner Video Games Summer E3 Chernobyl FOX cancelled TV shows boxoffice Discovery Channel theme song hispanic The Witch vampires batman psychological thriller Musicals zero dark thirty teaser Food Network Christmas witnail Apple TV Plus Trophy Talk justice league Lionsgate Disney streaming service independent FX Britbox Paramount Network cancelled Grammys Fantasy Writers Guild of America Cosplay MSNBC Netflix Christmas movies Captain marvel CMT IFC Films Comic Book Nat Geo Biopics renewed TV shows Watching Series Red Carpet USA Network science fiction quibi Star Wars sequel E! spain Cartoon Network based on movie Amazon series medical drama harry potter VH1 Netflix A24 HBO Max south america Emmys adaptation OWN Tubi HBO cinemax Tarantino Paramount breaking bad Pride Month 45 space spinoff IFC MCU technology Music tv talk Song of Ice and Fire screenings serial killer Logo Hulu CBS WarnerMedia composers ghosts Bravo Winter TV adventure Disney+ Disney Plus Marvel Television psycho GoT Spectrum Originals Schedule blockbuster crime TruTV Freeform Warner Bros. El Rey Lucasfilm cartoon talk show mutant Television Academy Character Guide DC streaming service cancelled television Spring TV Nickelodeon 2020 facebook The CW TLC Winners Pixar Ellie Kemper 2019 Calendar 2018 OneApp Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt SDCC Holidays Rom-Com canceled TV shows Animation reboot Reality Competition crime drama Stephen King Oscars Infographic Nominations Sony Pictures BBC Crackle docudrama Extras Country foreign dceu National Geographic halloween festivals APB christmas movies Mary Tyler Moore CNN Horror History toy story Trailer Vudu disaster Box Office zombies miniseries ESPN hist SundanceTV sports Awards Tour natural history Peacock First Reviews DC Universe Endgame Year in Review game show CBS All Access diversity dragons singing competition Apple green book thriller Tomatazos spy thriller The Arrangement DGA Podcast Spike Comedy mockumentary cooking Amazon Prime cars First Look GLAAD Drama Syfy Hallmark sitcom richard e. Grant Adult Swim BBC America ITV Epix social media 24 frames Hallmark Christmas movies animated Musical WGN video comic 2015 Sundance TV Pop Best and Worst directors biography 71st Emmy Awards free movies romance Black Mirror rotten movies we love NBC Film Festival Mary poppins Shudder Certified Fresh Classic Film Tumblr movies Photos Rock GIFs finale Lifetime indie Martial Arts romantic comedy Polls and Games blaxploitation stand-up comedy LGBT elevated horror Showtime Baby Yoda award winner ABC Comics on TV Esquire Disney transformers Apple TV+ cancelled TV series San Diego Comic-Con Superheroe Masterpiece Interview Holiday anthology American Society of Cinematographers TBS Pet Sematary Pirates television YouTube anime Trivia Shondaland versus Toys YouTube Red VICE casting Quiz Sci-Fi politics SXSW cats Sneak Peek NYCC 007 strong female leads Mudbound Universal war true crime Creative Arts Emmys TCA Winter 2020 Columbia Pictures CW Seed Mystery zombie New York Comic Con nature