It’s time for our weekly countdown of the Winter TV premieres! Here are the best new shows for the week of Friday, February 3, 2017. See how this week’s shows, The Expanse, Powerless, Training Day, 24: Legacy, Superior Donuts, The 100, and Santa Clarita Diet stack up against each other on the Tomatometer!
Adjusted Score: 25199%
Critics Consensus: Training Day falls short of recapturing the excellence of the film in its television incarnation -- and fails to distinguish itself from the current squad of tired police procedurals.
Adjusted Score: 63190%
Critics Consensus: 24: Legacy offers well-acted escapism, yet this reboot also inherits many of its predecessor's flaws, and an early narrative rut signals a missed opportunity for reinvention.
Adjusted Score: 62397%
Critics Consensus: While Superior Donuts' talented cast impressively delivers, the annoying laugh track and stale jokes leave a hole in the middle of a crusty -- albeit topical -- narrative.
Adjusted Score: 62527%
Critics Consensus: Powerless has a strong premise leaving room for improvement -- and strong performances from a talented cast -- but the show's initial spark is dimmed by uneven execution and a lack of laughs.
Adjusted Score: 81855%
Critics Consensus: Santa Clarita Diet serves up an excellent cast, frequent laughs, and an engaging premise -- but the level of gore might not be to everyone's taste.
Adjusted Score: 86588%
Critics Consensus: Season 4 of The 100 rewards longtime viewers with a deeper look at their favorite characters, as well as adding exceptional nuance and depth to their thrilling circumstances.
Adjusted Score: 95463%
Critics Consensus: The Expanse's second season offers more of the show's excellent signature production values while increasing character development and politically thrilling narratives.