As 2018 draws to a close, we’ve looked back at some of our favourite TV shows that have been shown on Freeview this year. It’s been a bumper crop of drama, edge of the seat thrillers and some downright scary stuff. We hope you enjoy our selection.
This had to be undoubtedly one of the biggest TV dramas in 2018. The Home Secretary and the heroic war veteran, their relationship and political clashes certainly made for an explosive mix and had us guessing the outcome right to the end.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Harrowing, slow-burning and as utterly compelling as ever, the second season of the Handmaid’s Tale deepened the drama, while giving us a wider insight into Gilead’s oppressive, violent theocracy. It certainly was uncomfortable watching at times but protagonist June still showed us she was a force to be reckoned with.
The supernatural drama thriller Requiem was a sharp, spooky – and often bafflingly complex – series. After the suicide of her mother, a box of press clippings led Matilda to the fictional Welsh town of Penllynith to investigate the mysterious 1994 disappearance of toddler Carys.
Based on William Makepeace Thackeray’s Victorian novel, this adaption featured an all-star cast. Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, this costume drama followed the feisty and scheming Becky Sharp as she attempted to escape poverty and ascend the heights of English Society.
We could go on to say how much we truly enjoyed Innocent, Wanderlust, Collateral, A Very English Scandal, Kiri, Hard Sun, Butterfly, McMafia, Ordeal by Innocence, Come Home, The Woman in White, The Split and Strangers but we just don’t have the space.
As 2018 comes to an end, we’re already excited about what 2019 will bring us.
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