4YE Year End Roundtable: TV Shows We Are Looking Forward To In 2018

2017 was one heck of a year. It gave us as many ups as it did downs when it came to the world of pop culture. While the ride was entertaining to say the least, we are certainly glad that this year is over because there are exciting things waiting for us in 2018.

When it comes to television, there are so many fantastic shows coming out in 2018. There is a little bit for everyone as far as subject matter is concerned.

Check out what shows our staffers are really excited for in 2018!

Emmy:

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: Darren Criss, Ricky Martin, and Penelope Cruz all in one show? SOLD.
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race AllStars Season 3: Bendelacreme for the win please.
  • Doctor Who: Hello Thirteen! The Future is female!

Anna:

  • Doctor Who: I’m really looking forward to seeing Jodie Whittaker as Thirteen!!
  • The Crown Season 3: We’re going to have a new Queen and I can’t wait to see what Olivia Colman will do with the role!
  • Grace and Frankie: I love these two women just too much to not be excited for January 19!

Lara:

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: I was a huge fan of The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story and I truly can’t wait to see how the series handles the murder of Gianni Versace.
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3: Like Emmy, I believe that Benda is probably the Queen to beat. However, my heart is with Trixie Mattel, now and forever.
  • The OA II: Season one dropped in December of 2016 with little to no fanfare. As of this week, all we know for sure is that eight episodes have been scripted, and the series is entering production. Did OA find Homer? Did the freaky dance work? Is OA actually just a crazy person in an asylum?! We shall see..

Shelby:

  • Legion Season 2: Noah Hawley and Dan Stevens and this entire production deserve all the awards. I am still beyond salty that they weren’t nominated at all at the Emmy’s last year. So ridiculous. Here’s to hoping that Disney buying Fox won’t put a wrench into this beautiful series.
  • The Alienist: I hope limited series count in this list because I am far more excited than I probably should be for this show. Luke Evans and Daniel Brühl in a show together? I am so down. (Plus, a crime drama that is also a period piece? Yes, please.)

Clare:

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: Would anyone believe me if this wasn’t the top of my list? I would watch Darren Criss read the phonebook but everything we have seen so far about this series looks so f*cking awesome. This has awards written all over it. The attention to detail, the casting, the story… you don’t want to be left behind by not watching this series when it debuts next month.
  • The X-Files season 11: We’ve been on tenterhooks for way too long wanting to know the fate of Scully and Mulder since the end of season 10 and we will finally get some answers. With an extra four episodes than season 10, I’m looking forward to more Mulder and Scully and hoping for more of a chance to explore some of the themes raised in season 10.
  • Sense8 special: Not really a TV show since it’s only a one-off special, but I have loved this Netflix series and couldn’t believe when they cancelled it. I am looking forward to seeing how they wrap everything up in this finale special.

Verena:

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: I can only agree with everyone else on this one. Great cast and interesting subject. It looks thrilling.
  • You: With someone like Greg Berlanti at the helm, there’s no doubt I will give this show a fair chance. Having Penn Badgley attached is only a bonus.
  • Rise: Auli’i Cravalho, Josh Radnor, and Shannon Purser, all wrapped up into one neatly tied teenage musical drama? Hell to the yes.

Catherine:

  • One Day at a Time: I really enjoyed season one and I’m so excited for season two to drop in January.
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3: That crown is 100% Bendelacreme’s, although I’m not counting Trixie out
  • Wynonna Earp: I just want Wynonna and the gang back on my screen.

 

 

 

Erika Negrón Rivera
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