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TV Seasons Certified Fresh at 100%

Updated November 17, 2022

Debate over TV’s best shows will rage eternal, but what we’ve found here at Rotten Tomatoes is that not every season of those “best” series are created equal.

Some of the best series of all time ran long enough to see their season scores land all over the map, so we decided to collect the best of the best and rounded up the seasons with perfect 100% Tomatometer scores. They are listed below alphabetically by TV title.

Some you know: The third and fourth seasons of AMC’s Breaking Bad — “I am the one who knocks” — starring Bryan Cranston as one of TV’s iconic male antiheroes, Walter White. See also on this list: Mad Men’s Don Draper and Sons of Anarchy’s Jax Teller.

Others may be less familiar because they’re on premium cable or a streaming service that’s not as well known or they’re an international title like Back on AMC+ or Showtime’s Back To Life (no, the latter is not a sequel to the former).

Some shows appear multiple times on the list: two Big Mouth and Counterpart seasons are on the list; Amazon Prime Video’s Catastrophe and FX’s Justified scored three spots each; and Broad City has the most with four of its five seasons on our shortlist. Other recent series with multiple seasons in the 100% club: The Good Place, Crazy Ex-GirlfriendOne Day at a Time, VeepFleabag, Jane the Virgin, and Feel Good.

Only Murders in the Building season 1 has the most reviews on its perfect 100% score. The collective opinions of 105 critics puts it ahead of all other 100% seasons — the more critics’ opinions weighed, the more valuable that perfect score is. The next highest is Fleabag season 2 with 98, Yellowjackets season 1 with 73, followed closely by Hacks season 1 with 72, Master of None season 1 with 67, and Insecure season 1 with 66.

Lastly, while several 100% seasons might have enough reviews to be included on this list (for example, season 4 of sci-fi fan-favorite The Expanse and season 5 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), they don’t meet all of the Certified Fresh eligibility requirements — yet. We’ll keep watching them.

Just Added: High School (season 1), Acapulco (season 1), British series Sherwood (season 1)

Which is your favorite 100%  Certified Fresh season of TV? Let us know in the comments.

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