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Stranger Things
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Now that the new year is here, it's time to reflect on some of the shows that occupied our time in 2018. One of the best things about streaming services -- like Netflix and Hulu -- is that we can sit ourselves down in front of our TVs and laptops and binge to our hearts' desire. Because of this, most of the shows that people watched this year were streaming originals designed with bingeing in mind. Every year, we're always wondering what the hot new shows are going to be, and in 2018, there was certainly a lot to choose from. From comedies to horror shows, our favorite streaming services created something for everyone to enjoy.

Now, of course, people still enjoy watching regular television, but there's no denying the power of streaming services and the shows they produce. Shows -- like Orange Is the New Black, and The Handmaid's Tale -- have become something of cultural phenomenons, and 2018 certainly brought us some new gems to enjoy. 

To make it even better, most of these shows are still going on, so once all of the bingeing is over, it's only a matter of time before there are new episodes to obsess over! One of the setbacks of streaming an original TV show is that it's all too easy to finish the entire show in a matter of days -- but we can't have everything, right? Having to wait a little while for a new season is just the price we have to pay for quality shows.

Yes, 2018 was certainly a rock star year for television. Here's a rundown of the most-watched shows we streamed last year.

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