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.

Cobra Kai: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 102.539%
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.
Synopsis: The arch-rivals from the legendary Karate Kid film face off 30 years later. ... [More]
Directed By: Jon Hurwitz

Vida: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 102.136%
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.
Synopsis: "Vida" is a half-hour series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.895%
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.
Synopsis: In "Better Call Saul's" fourth season, Chuck's death catalyzes Jimmy McGill's (Odenkirk) transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of... [More]

The Deuce: Season 2 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 100.976%
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.
Synopsis: Disco and punk are in full swing, and police corruption and political tolerance for New York's midtown demimonde is at... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.413%
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.
Synopsis: Ladies working at a global women's magazine navigate life, love and friendship together. Inspired by the life of Cosmopolitan editor... [More]
Directed By: Anna Mastro

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