Best-Reviewed TV Dramas 2018
It’s hard to stand out in such a crowded field packed with top-tier TV series, but YouTube Premium made a major splash with its highest-profile original scripted series to date: the Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka return to their roles from the film franchise as older Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence reignite their rivalry — and join forces to win a coveted Golden Tomato.
The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2018. Scores might change over time.
Adjusted Score: 102.181%
Critics Consensus: Cobra Kai continues the Karate Kid franchise with a blend of pleasantly corny nostalgia and teen angst, elevated by a cast of well-written characters.
Thirty years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) seeks redemption... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.87%
Critics Consensus: Vida explores familiar familial ground from a fresh perspective to create an earnest and heartfelt take on identity and what it means to belong.
The drama series is based on the short story "Pour Vida" written by Richard Villegas Jr. and follows the lives... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.715%
Critics Consensus: Well-crafted and compelling as ever, Better Call Saul's fourth season deftly balances the show it was and the one it will inevitably become.
In "Better Call Saul's" fourth season, Chuck's death catalyzes Jimmy McGill's (Odenkirk) transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.87%
Critics Consensus: The Deuce's excellent character-driven drama returns with even more immersive world-building and a welcome focus on its leading ladies, carried by a tour de force performance from Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Disco and punk are in full swing, and police corruption and political tolerance for New York's midtown demimonde is at... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.25%
Critics Consensus: The Bold Type presents an aspirational yet refreshingly realistic portrait of young women's careers, friendships and love lives in a big city.
Ladies working at a global women's magazine navigate life, love and friendship together. Inspired by the life of Cosmopolitan editor... [More]