It’s time for our weekly countdown of the Winter TV premieres! Here are the best new shows for the week of Friday, January 27, 2017. See how this week’s shows, The New Edition Story, Riverdale, The Magicians, and Z: The Beginning of Everything stack up against each other on the Tomatometer!
Adjusted Score: 70.774%
Critics Consensus: Z: The Beginning of Everything presents an entertaining look at the life of Zelda Fitzgerald that's full of grandeur, splash, and old-timey wit, though the series suffers at times from a formless trajectory and over-the-top characterizations.
A beautiful and talented southern belle becomes the original flapper, an icon of the Jazz Age in the 1920s.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.304%
Critics Consensus: A clearer sense of purpose and extra helpings of cynicism and danger lead The Magicians to a higher level of engagement.
A group of twentysomethings studying magic in New York discover a real-life fantasy world that poses a great threat to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 76.681%
Critics Consensus: The New Edition Story colorfully showcases its subjects with honesty and clarity while offering an entertainingly paced overview that leaves room for plenty of the group's greatest hits.
A biopic of New Edition, the popular 1980's R&B boy band.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.451%
Critics Consensus: Riverdale offers an amusingly self-aware reimagining of its classic source material that proves eerie, odd, daring, and above all addictive.
Drama based on characters from the Archie comic-books series is set in Riverdale, where aspiring musician Archie deals with life,... [More]