Best-Reviewed TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy 2018
There’s a new Doctor in town — and she’s made such a big splash that British classic Doctor Who, now in season 11 of its reboot, topped this year’s crop of excellent sci-fi and fantasy series. Season 2 of HBO’s mind-trippy Westworld, season 4 of fan favorite Outlander, Netflix import The Innocents, and season 3 of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle season 3 fill out the top five.
The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2018. Scores might change over time.
Adjusted Score: 94.991%
Critics Consensus: Carried by Jodie Whittaker's boundless energy and charm, Doctor Who's latest regeneration manages to feel fresh well into the show's 55-year tenure.
Following the adventures of a time-traveling alien called "The Doctor" and companions as they deal with crises set on Earth... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.588%
Critics Consensus: Westworld builds on its experimental first season, diving deeper into the human side of AI without losing any of its stylish, bloody glory.
Season 2 of the drama series deals with the aftermath of the massacre of the Delos board members that closed... [More]
Adjusted Score: 63.046%
Critics Consensus: Outlander's epic romance settles into a violent fourth season, planting its flag on the American frontier while treading on darker themes.
Season Four of "Outlander" continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser and her 18th century Highlander husband... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.384%
Critics Consensus: A sincere -- if a little simple -- supernatural love story, The Innocents' moody meandering leaves a satisfying first impression.
When teenagers Harry and June run away from their repressive family lives to be together, they are thrown into an... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.653%
Critics Consensus: The crafty addition of minor sci-fi elements and a terrific William Forsythe to the show's already engrossing narrative make The Man in the High Castle's third season another worthy binge.
An alternate version of life in the U.S. in the 1960s -- if Nazi Germany and Japan had won WWII.... [More]