Buzziest Shows, 2018

(Above: Andrew Lincoln in ‘The Walking Dead.’ Source: IMDb)

IMDb, the go-to reference source for film buffs around the world, has unveiled its list of most popular films and TV shows for 2018.

The rankings are based on visitor page views for individual titles. IMDb claims to have more than 250 million unique visitors each month.

Yesterday, we identified where to stream IMDb’s Top 10 films for the year.

Today, we tell you where to stream IMDb’s Top TV shows for 2018.

#1 The Walking Dead

For nine seasons Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), his family and other survivors of a zombie apocalypse have managed to fend off oblivion. Look for season 10 in 2019. You can stream the first eight seasons of the AMC show with a Netflix subscription. You can also buy individual episodes from all nine seasons for $1.99 from Amazon and other providers.

#2 Black Mirror

The science fiction anthology series offers a darkly humorous take on the distant and not-so-distant future. The first four seasons of the show, which premiered on the UK’s Channel 4, are available exclusively on Netflix. The streamer has ordered a fifth season.

#3 Westworld

A reimagining of the 1973 movie about a realistic Wild West theme park populated by human robots, the HBO series stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton and Ed Harris. You can stream the first two seasons with an HBO Now subscription; or buy individual episodes from Google Play and other sources starting at $2.99.

The Handmaid's Tale Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ Source: IMDb

#4 The Handmaid’s Tale

Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, the Hulu series stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman forced to live as a concubine in a dystopian future ruled by a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. If you don’t subscribe to Hulu, you can buy individual episodes from the first two seasons starting at $1.99 via FandangoNow and other providers. A third season is planned for 2019.

#5 Grey’s Anatomy

Nobody seems to be sick of this ABC hospital drama, now in its 15th season. The current cast includes Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers and Chandra Wilson. The first 14 seasons are available with a Netflix subscription; or you can buy individual episodes for $1.99 from Vudu and other sources. You can also watch Season 15 episodes free on ABC.go and Yahoo View.

#6 The Haunting of Hill House

A fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it. The series, which stars Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas and Timothy Hutton, is available with a Netflix subscription.

#7 American Horror Story

The FX horror anthology series, featuring hauntings, possessions, freaks, witches, apocalypses and more, just concluded its ninth season, with a 10th in the works. The first seven seasons are available with Hulu or Amazon Prime subscriptions. Season one can also be streamed on Netflix. Individual episodes from season eight are available to buy for $1.99 from FandangoNow and other services.

Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok in ‘Vikings.’ Source: IMDb

#8 Vikings

Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel, right) is a Viking whose turn-ons include exploring and raiding England and France. You can stream the first five seasons of the History’s historical drama with subscriptions to Hulu or Amazon Prime. You can also purchase individual episodes for $1.99 from Vudu and other providers.

#9 13 Reasons Why

Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) seeks to learn more about his classmate and crush, Hannah (Katherine Langford), and her decision to end her life. You can stream the first two seasons with a Netflix subscription. You can buy individual episodes of season one for $1.99 from FandangoNow and other services.

#10 Shameless

In this Showtime series, now in its ninth season, William H. Macy stars as  a single father of six who is derelict in his paternal duties. Frank’s oldest daughter (Emmy Rossum) takes on the role of parent for her other five siblings. A Showtime streaming subscription is available via several platforms. You can also stream the first eight seasons with a Netflix subscription; or buy individual episodes for $1.99 from Google Play and other providers.

 

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