TV Premieres Countdown

TV Premieres Countdown for February 3, 2017

by and | February 3, 2017 | Comments

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, PowerlessTraining Day, 24: Legacy, Superior Donuts, The 100, and Santa Clarita Diet stack up against each other on the Tomatometer!

#1
Adjusted Score: 23.21%
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.
Synopsis: The crime drama series "Training Day" is a follow-up to the 2001 film of the same name and takes place... [More]

#1
Adjusted Score: 62.074%
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.
Synopsis: Taking place three years after the events of the final season of "24," this spin-off introduces a brand-new cast and... [More]

Adjusted Score: 62.45%
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.
Synopsis: The comedy series, based on the play of the same name by Tracy Letts, follows the life of the owner... [More]

Powerless: Season 1 (2017)
59%

#1
Adjusted Score: 60.555%
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.
Synopsis: A woman who works for an insurance company gets fed up with the many superheroes living in her city in... [More]

Adjusted Score: 79.627%
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.
Synopsis: The Hammonds—husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant), wife Sheila (Drew Barrymore), and daughter Abby (Liv Hewson)—are a typical middle-class family living in... [More]

The 100: Season 4 (2017)
92%

#1
Adjusted Score: 76.241%
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.
Synopsis: The fourth season of The CW's post-apocalyptic science fiction series continues to chronicle the lives of a group of former... [More]

#1
Adjusted Score: 95.381%
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.
Synopsis: The second season of the sci-fi drama series opens with the introduction of several Martian military characters, including Bobbie Draper... [More]

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