2018 gave us a few pretty amazing new shows, but they were as strong as their best characters. Take a look five amazing protagonists who kept us glued to our TV screens this year.
Gene Cousineau (Barry)
Self-obsessed stand-up professor Gene Cousineau may not be the lead character of HBO hit Barry, but Henry Winkler transformed him into the most compelling character on this show.
Villanelle (Killing Eve)
Killing Eve was one of the most fascinating new shows of 2018, but it would never work if Jodie Comer failed to bring gravitas to the role of brutal assassin Villanelle.
Amma Crellin (Sharp Objects)
Sharp Objects gave us one of the biggest twist endings of the year, and it would’ve never worked if it wasn’t for Amma.
Teddy Perkins (Atlanta)
We can’t remember the last time an episodic character created this much buzz, praise, and controversy at the same time.
Sabrina Spellman (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
Fans of the world’s most popular teenage witch waited years to see her live her best life on the small screen, and Kiernan Shipka finally answered their prayers with this Netflix hit series.