Marvel's Daredevil, The Good Place, All American, The Haunting of Hill House, Maniac, The Walking Dead (Netflix, NBC, The CW, AMC)

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It’s the most wonderful — and stressful! — time of year for TV fans: fall TV season, a.k.a. “try to keep track of all the new shows you want to see until you hopelessly fall behind and just watch Friends again” season.

We kid, but know that we feel you: It’s overwhelming! In less than two months, more than 50 shows and TV movies have debuted already. From NBC’s Lost-esque missing-plane drama Manifest to CBS’ latest classic reboot (Magnum P.I.) and philosophical afterlife comedies (The Good Place season 3 and Forever) to critically acclaimed animation for adults (BoJack Horseman and Big Mouth), there is abundant programming to choose from.

That’s why Rotten Tomatoes has created this list ranking every fall TV premiere for 2018 by Tomatometer (both new and returning shows, along with TV and streaming movies that did not get a big-screen release).

We’ll continue updating the scorecard for the rest of the year, registering every new season and TV or streaming movie (starting September 1) that got at least 10 critic reviews. (So if you’re wondering why your favorite isn’t on here, it likely just didn’t have enough season reviews to make it.)

Final Update (12/21): With Fall officially over, our Fall TV Scorecard is officially done. The final update saw the addition of the new Australian Netflix series Tidelands, Certified Fresh Amazon miniseries Vanity Fair, and the second season of Hulu’s Runaways.

Drumroll please: The top spot on the 2018 Rotten Tomatoes Fall TV Scorecard goes to The Good Place. For the second year in a row, the latest Certified Fresh season of NBC’s morality comedy landed in first place with a 100% score, beating out the seven other series or streaming movies with the same score (two of which were also Certified Fresh) thanks to the number of reviews it received.

Also of note: While Amazon’s Certified Fresh Homecoming has a 98% score, its Adjusted Tomatometer score, which takes into account the number of reviews that make up the final score, would push it ahead of The Good Place to take the No. 1 spot.

Adjusted Score: 24.36%
Critics Consensus: While the show's likable cast has potential, poor attempts at cultural commentary and weak characterizations leave The Neighborhood stuck in a creative dead end.
Synopsis: Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield), a friendly and warm professional conflict negotiator from the Midwest, finds himself moving to Los Angeles... [More]

Adjusted Score: 31.28%
Critics Consensus: Despite its promising pedigree, I Feel Bad simply isn't very funny.
Synopsis: Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she's not perfect. In fact, she's just figuring it... [More]

Heathers: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 29.68%
Critics Consensus: Despite promising performers, Heathers' aspirational angst is let down by its blunt, misguided attempts at social commentary.
Synopsis: Angst-filled teenager Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) blows her friendship with Heather Chandler (Melanie Field), a social media savant and... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Freeland

Adjusted Score: 35.56%
Critics Consensus: Overcrowded, overwrought, and overly familiar, New Amsterdam plays more like an exquisite corpse of pre-existing shows than a breakthrough for the genre -- though that may be enough for medical drama devotees.
Synopsis: Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max... [More]
Directed By: Kate Dennis, Jamie Payne

Camping: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 30.08%
Critics Consensus: The first season of Camping makes it difficult to determine who the least happy campers are: those on the screen or those watching it.
Synopsis: To celebrate her husband Walt's 44th birthday, the obsessively organized and aggressively controlling Kathryn gathers together her meek sister, her... [More]

Adjusted Score: 32.003%
Critics Consensus: Norm MacDonald Has a Show that plays out much like the wry comedian's joke structure -- longwinded and tangential -- but this time the payoff isn't worth audiences' patience.
Synopsis: Norm Macdonald hosts a talk show featuring celebrity guests.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 47.76%
Critics Consensus: This just in: while the nostalgia and wit are welcome, Murphy Brown's dated messaging tactics feel heavy-handed and smug, leaving this formerly formidably timely series feeling like a reboot reaching for the headlines.
Synopsis: Multiple Emmy Award winners Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for MURPHY BROWN, the revival of the ground-breaking... [More]

Rel: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 44.28%
Critics Consensus: Rel has a talented star supported by a solid ensemble, but none of it's enough to disguise an ordinary sitcom that hits a series of generic beats.
Synopsis: Rel (Lil Rel Howery), a nurse in Chicago's West Side, finds his perfect life crumbling after discovering that his wife... [More]

The Purge: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 44.04%
Critics Consensus: Bloated and boring, The Purge kills its own fleetingly fun premise and proves that not all stories work better on the small screen.
Synopsis: The first season of "The Purge" follows a group of individuals, each pursuing their own agendas while trying to survive... [More]
Directed By: James DeMonaco

Adjusted Score: 52.12%
Critics Consensus: Matthew Weiner's return to television is as handsomely made as it is ambitious and sprawling -- unfortunately, it's also fatally indulgent, asking for the utmost patience from audiences without a compelling incentive.
Synopsis: The Romanoffs is created, written, directed, and executive produced by nine-time Emmy winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), featuring eight separate stories... [More]

Adjusted Score: 51.08%
Critics Consensus: Despite a pair of likable leads, The Good Cop's reliance on procedural cliches sucks out much of the fun -- though those looking for an easy watch may find comfort in its familiarity.
Synopsis: A former NYPD officer teams up with his son, a current NYPD detective, to solve cases.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 54.56%
Critics Consensus: Despite a decent ensemble and a few intriguing elements, A MillIon Little Things breaks under the weight of its own emotionally lofty ambitions.
Synopsis: A group of close friends is shaken when one of their own unexpectedly commits suicide; dealing with the loss isn't... [More]

Adjusted Score: 60.2%
Critics Consensus: Despite an enticing cast and promising premise, Tell Me a Story's overly plotted, grim take on Grimm's Fairy Tales fails to enchant.
Synopsis: TELL ME A STORY takes the world's most beloved fairy tales and re-imagines them as a dark and twisted psychological... [More]
Starring: Kim Cattrall

Adjusted Score: 57.68%
Critics Consensus: The rebooted Magnum P.I. may not be quite distinctive enough to hold up to comparisons with its source material, but a charismatic star, slickly staged action, and a handful of modern twists hint at greater potential.
Synopsis: Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez) is a former Navy SEAL who, after a tour in Afghanistan, uses his military skills working... [More]

Adjusted Score: 57.76%
Critics Consensus: Better action scenes and tighter pacing elevate Iron Fist's second season, but it remains a lesser light among MCU shows.
Synopsis: Danny Rand (Finn Jones), the Immortal Iron Fist, has left behind the day-to-day oversight of Rand Enterprises, throwing himself into... [More]

Adjusted Score: 55.684%
Critics Consensus: Last Man Standing isn't the most realistic sitcom on the dial, but its idealistic representation of opposites living in harmony offers sorely needed hope during divided times.
Synopsis: Hit family comedy LAST MAN STANDING moves to FOX for its upcoming seventh season. The series stars Tim Allen as... [More]

Manifest: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 58.12%
Critics Consensus: Manifest's attempts to balance supernatural mystery and melodrama largely work thanks to its well-chosen cast -- though it could use a few more distinguishing characteristics.
Synopsis: When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet... [More]

FBI: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 63.92%
Critics Consensus: Dick Wolf's new series sports a compelling cast and adrenaline-spiking spectacle, although some viewers may find this retread of the mega-producer's previous procedural formulas overly familiar.
Synopsis: These first-class agents, including Special Agent Maggie Bell and her partner, Special Agent Omar Adom 'OA' Zidan, bring all their... [More]

Adjusted Score: 60.32%
Critics Consensus: A sincere and thoughtful handling of spiritual themes helps God Friended Me overcome -- and even benefit from -- its earnest approach to a potentially off-putting premise.
Synopsis: Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) is an outspoken atheist who has life changed after receiving a social media friend request... [More]

Adjusted Score: 53.52%
Critics Consensus: Happy Together's premise won't win may points for originality, but the show still earns laughs thanks to a winning trio of central performances.
Synopsis: A thirtysomething couple, tired of their mundane lives, begin to feel younger and cooler when an emerging pop star, who... [More]


Bird Box (2018)

Adjusted Score: 69.542%
Critics Consensus: Bird Box never quite reaches its intriguing potential, but strong acting and an effectively chilly mood offer intermittently creepy compensation.
Synopsis: When a mysterious force decimates the world's population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your... [More]
Directed By: Susanne Bier


Outlaw King (2018)

Adjusted Score: 67.852%
Critics Consensus: Muddy and bloody to a fault, Outlaw King doesn't skimp on the medieval battle scenes, but tends to lose track of the fact-based legend at the heart of its story.
Synopsis: OUTLAW KING tells the untold, true story of Robert the Bruce who transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during... [More]
Directed By: David Mackenzie

Adjusted Score: 61.748%
Critics Consensus: Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, but her movie's okay - largely thanks to Shannon Purser's work in the title role, which is strong enough to counter an uneven narrative.
Synopsis: SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER is a modern rom-com retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story set in high school.... [More]
Directed By: Ian Samuels

Adjusted Score: 74.84%
Critics Consensus: The Innocent Man will satisfy true crime aficionados looking for a slickly packaged mystery, but viewers seeking a more probing deconstruction of the justice system may come away disappointed.
Synopsis: In 1982, 21-year-old Debra Sue "Debbie" Carter is raped and killed inside her home. In 1984, another Ada woman, 24-year-old... [More]

Adjusted Score: 65.36%
Critics Consensus: Though the cheesy jokes and cliches are old hat, an all-too-uncommon focus on older characters makes it easier to forgive The Cool Kids' lack of fresh wrinkles.
Synopsis: The cool kids of Shady Meadows—Hank (David Allan Grier), Charlie (Martin Mull), and Sid (Leslie Jordan)—mourn the loss of their... [More]

Charmed: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 72.48%
Critics Consensus: Charmed's updates are as fun as they are surprisingly feminist -- and with a sharper focus, it could conjure up an even stronger show than the one that came before it.
Synopsis: "Stronger together." That's what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie "Mel" Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie,... [More]

Adjusted Score: 46.219%
Critics Consensus: Smart and socially conscious, Nappily Ever After depicts black female empowerment in a fresh way, but the film relies too heavily on romantic comedy tropes.
Synopsis: Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) has a seemingly perfect life -- a high-powered job, an eligible doctor boyfriend and a meticulously... [More]
Directed By: Haifaa Al-Mansour

Adjusted Score: 48.964%
Critics Consensus: Into the Dark is a worthy horror anthology, offering viewers a selection of frightening and witty gothic tales like a tray of cobwebbed bonbons, making for a spooky Halloween treat.
Synopsis: A horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum's independent TV studio. The series includes 12 super-sized episodes, with... [More]

Origin: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 69.28%
Critics Consensus: Origin's overstuffed space drama mimics many genre classics to varying degrees of success; thankfully, its stellar cast and withholding premise are intriguing enough to encourage exploring its mysterious -- if familiar -- corridors.
Synopsis: Follows a group of outsiders who find themselves abandoned on a ship bound for a distant land. Now they must... [More]

Adjusted Score: 72.72%
Critics Consensus: Dirty John might not live up to the thrills of its source material, but Connie Britton puts on a clinic with her interpretation of true crime treachery.
Synopsis: Debra Newell (Connie Britton) is a successful and wealthy interior designer. She is also a single mom to son Trey... [More]

The First: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 69.96%
Critics Consensus: Sean Penn gives an intensely poignant performance as the driven but conflicted Tom Hagerty in The First's rather slow-moving first season.
Synopsis: In the future, the first human is sent to Mars to explore the possibility of interplanetary colonization.... [More]


Hold the Dark (2018)

Adjusted Score: 72.863%
Critics Consensus: Hold the Dark's unsettling aesthetic offers more of what filmgoers expect from director Jeremy Saulnier - and is often enough to prop up shaky narrative underpinnings.
Synopsis: Retired naturalist and wolf expert Russell Core (JEFFREY WRIGHT) journeys to the edge of civilization in northern Alaska at the... [More]
Directed By: Jeremy Saulnier

Adjusted Score: 68.76%
Critics Consensus: Nathan Fillion's reliably likable presence makes The Rookie worth tuning in, even if the show around him isn't particularly memorable.
Synopsis: Starting over isn't easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of... [More]

Adjusted Score: 68.667%
Critics Consensus: Viewers seeking a fresh holiday viewing option -- or those simply in the mood for Santa Kurt Russell -- should find The Christmas Chronicles well worth a yuletide stream.
Synopsis: THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES, a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus ("Home Alone", "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") and director... [More]
Directed By: Clay Kaytis

Adjusted Score: 73.88%
Critics Consensus: Mayans M.C. is a thrilling drama with compelling characters, but it struggles to find its pace and the Tellers are hard to forget.
Synopsis: The first season of the "Sons of Anarchy" spinoff "Mayans M.C." introduces audiences to EZ Reyes (J.D. Pardo), a former... [More]

Adjusted Score: 73.28%
Critics Consensus: Making a Murderer's return may not yield closure for this maddening saga of crime and punishment, but the series' exploration of the U.S. justice system remains riveting.
Synopsis: Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about a DNA exoneree who, while in... [More]
Directed By: Moira Demos

Adjusted Score: 70.36%
Critics Consensus: House of Cards folds slightly under the weight of its labyrinthian ending -- thankfully Robin Wright's commanding performance is more than enough to keep it standing strong.
Synopsis: Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) steps into the limelight as the first female President of the United States, a position vacated... [More]

Adjusted Score: 75.28%
Critics Consensus: While the jokes can be a little juvenile, Single Parents earns brownie points for a likable cast and a funny focus on parental struggles.
Synopsis: After his wife Mia (Vanessa Bayer) left him to pursue her career as a lawyer, Will Cooper (Taran Killam) has... [More]

Adjusted Score: 74.575%
Critics Consensus: As unsettling as it is entertaining, El ángel takes an absorbingly stylish look at the horrific exploits of a real-life serial killer.
Synopsis: Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old youth. As a young boy, he coveted other people's things, but it wasn't... [More]
Directed By: Luis Ortega

Adjusted Score: 73.28%
Critics Consensus: Toni Collette creates comedy between the sheets in this unlikely sex-drama from acclaimed playwright Nick Payne for the BBC.
Synopsis: After years of respectable marriage Joy and Alan are going to try doing what's right for them.... [More]

Kidding: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 82.24%
Critics Consensus: Fans of Jim Carrey's slapstick may be disappointed, but other viewers may find a surprisingly poignant examination of life and grief in Kidding.
Synopsis: Jeff Piccirillo (Jim Carrey) is the face of a longtime children's TV show called "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time." However, behind... [More]

The Cry: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 85%
Critics Consensus: Jenna Coleman tackles a difficult role with compassion and poise, but no matter how insightful it can be, there's no denying The Cry is grim viewing.
Synopsis: Parents to a new-born son find themselves at the center of an unthinkable tragedy. As they face the glare of... [More]


Quincy (2018)

Adjusted Score: 82.564%
Critics Consensus: Quincy presents an undeniably entertaining overview of its subject's remarkable life and career, albeit one that may leave some viewers wishing it had dug a little deeper.
Synopsis: QUINCY is an intimate look into the life of icon Quincy Jones. A unique force of nature in music and... [More]
Starring: Quincy Jones
Directed By: Rashida Jones, Alan Hicks

Adjusted Score: 80.6%
Critics Consensus: The Woman in White's campy convolutions can't quite sustain the intrigue it aspires to, but a game cast and pounding pace will satisfy those looking for a stylish -- if somewhat demanding -- whodunit.
Synopsis: The Woman in White will take viewers on a chilling ride down the shadowy paths and corridors of English country... [More]

Tidelands: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 77.04%
Critics Consensus: Moody, murky, and full of mermaids, Tidelands spins an appropriately sexy and violent tale of siren lore.
Synopsis: When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, the town's clandestine relationship with drug smuggling is suddenly on public... [More]

Adjusted Score: 82.52%
Critics Consensus: Full of humor and heart, The Kominsky Method paints a surprisingly poignant -- if a little paint-by-numbers -- portrait of life and aging, elevated by two top-notch performances by legends Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas.
Synopsis: Acting coach Sandy Kominsky and best friend Norman Newlander keep each other laughing as they navigate the ups and downs... [More]

Poldark: Season 4 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 81.28%
Critics Consensus: Though cynics may struggle to see it, Poldark's fourth season pairs a surprisingly multilayered side of social commentary with its soapy romantic delights.
Synopsis: In the fourth series of this drama series, Demelza and Ross Poldark are striving to rebuild their marriage. Meanwhile, the... [More]

Adjusted Score: 79.686%
Critics Consensus: The Gifted continues to explore shades of grey, but with a more streamlined story that sets the show up for a stronger -- if slightly more simplistic -- sophomore season.
Synopsis: Season Two picks up six months later, with the Mutant Underground at their new HQ in Washington D.C., stuck in... [More]

Adjusted Score: 82.36%
Critics Consensus: The Kids are Alright is a surprisingly poignant, thoughtful show with a classic sitcom feel.
Synopsis: In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with... [More]

Titans: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 80.68%
Critics Consensus: Despite a few tonal growing pains, Titans does justice to its source material and truly shines when its titular ensemble finally assembles.
Synopsis: A new group of superheroes emerge from the DC Universe.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 87.507%
Critics Consensus: A satisfying must-watch for diehard cineastes, The Other Side of the Wind offers the opportunity to witness a long-lost chapter in a brilliant filmmaker's career.
Synopsis: A satire of Hollywood, The Other Side of the Wind focuses on the last days of a legendary film director... [More]
Directed By: Orson Welles

Maniac: Miniseries (2018)

Adjusted Score: 91.321%
Critics Consensus: Maniac enthralls with its dazzling visuals, adventurous narrative, and striking performances from both Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.
Synopsis: Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, Maniac tells the stories... [More]
Directed By: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Adjusted Score: 83.058%
Critics Consensus: My Dinner with Hervé offers a standard narrative on celebrity and infamy, but formidable performances by Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan find the dimensionality and pathos of Hervé Villechaize the man.
Synopsis: Inspired by a real story, MY DINNER WITH HERVE explores the unlikely friendship between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and... [More]
Directed By: Sacha Gervasi

Adjusted Score: 86.68%
Critics Consensus: The crafty addition of minor sci-fi elements and a terrific William Forsythe to the show's already engrossing narrative make The Man in the High Castle's third season another worthy binge.
Synopsis: Juliana uncovers a dangerous Nazi plan for ultimate supremacy. Can she convince others to join her in stopping it? Or... [More]

Adjusted Score: 92.12%
Critics Consensus: Dangerous, thrilling, and highly addictive, Narcos: Mexico's first season expertly expands the franchise by exploring new territory in the drug war's grim history and showcasing electric performances from Diego Luna and Michael Peña.
Synopsis: Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers... [More]

Adjusted Score: 82.78%
Critics Consensus: An energetic Sandler jumps back into the spotlight with fresh songs, stories, and spoofs in Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh, a wonderful return to form for a beloved comedian.
Synopsis: Adam Sandler takes his comical musical musings back out on the road, from comedy clubs to concert halls to one... [More]
Starring: Adam Sandler
Directed By:

Adjusted Score: 90.6%
Critics Consensus: Mr Inbetween's familiar setup is quickly forgiven thanks to its expertly built tension and a mesmerizing performance from Scott Ryan.
Synopsis: "Mr. Inbetween" stars Scott Ryan as Ray Shoesmith, a hitman for hire who makes a life out of balancing his... [More]


King Lear (2018)

Adjusted Score: 91.012%
Critics Consensus: Led by dual mesmerizing performances from Sir Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson and rounded out by a solidly stocked ensemble, this King Lear is a highly watchable adaptation.
Synopsis: The 80-year-old King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, according to their affection for him.... [More]
Directed By: Richard Eyre

Adjusted Score: 99.44%
Critics Consensus: The Little Drummer Girl marches to a steady beat of assured plotting, extraordinary art direction, and a uniformly terrific cast that makes the show's smolderingly slow burn pace bearable.
Synopsis: The drama series is based on the novel of the same name written by John le Carré and follows the... [More]

Vikings: Season 5 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 70.566%
Critics Consensus: Brutal battles and epic quests help Vikings' fifth season remain an engaging, exciting journey.
Synopsis: Season five begins with Ivar the Boneless asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen... [More]

Adjusted Score: 86.76%
Critics Consensus: Runaways hits the ground running in its sophomore season, but though it deepens the connections between its expansive cast, formulaic stories and an over-dependence on plot devices holds it back from fully maturing into a compelling character study.
Synopsis: Six teenagers with nothing in common join forces after discovering their parents are evil-doers.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 93.437%
Critics Consensus: The Price of Everything will be of immediate interest to art lovers - but this look at the relationship between creativity and commodification has something for all audiences.
Synopsis: With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, The Price of Everything dives deep into the... [More]
Directed By: Nathaniel Kahn

You: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 96.72%
Critics Consensus: You pairs thrilling drama with trashy fun to create an addictive social media horror story that works its way under the skin -- and stays there
Synopsis: Bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) meets graduate student and aspiring writer Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) at his bookstore and... [More]

Adjusted Score: 93.72%
Critics Consensus: Escape at Dannemora's slow pace demands patience, but those willing to wait will be rewarded with a chilling mystery that provides the perfect showcase for its talented cast -- especially so for the incredible Patricia Arquette.
Synopsis: Two inmates plot to escape prison with the help of a female prison employee.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.401%
Critics Consensus: Bewitchingly beautiful and wickedly macabre, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina casts an intoxicating spell and provides a perfect showcase for Kiernan Shipka's magical talents.
Synopsis: This adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature -- half-witch, half-mortal -- while standing against the evil forces... [More]

Adjusted Score: 93%
Critics Consensus: All American's ambitious attempts to tackle class struggles and classroom drama largely play thanks to its winning cast -- an auspicious start to a promising new series.
Synopsis: Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place... [More]

Adjusted Score: 96.68%
Critics Consensus: Like Midge herself, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel charges full speed ahead in a second season brimming with warmth, empowerment, and a whole lot of laughs.
Synopsis: In the second season of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) finds herself in a phase. She is demoted... [More]

Adjusted Score: 91.04%
Critics Consensus: Olivia Cooke's brilliant portrayal of the feisty and scheming Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair makes this adaptation of Thackeray's classic novel more relatable for a 21st century audience.
Synopsis: A period drama series adapted from William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel. Olivia Cooke is heroine Becky Sharp, who attempts to... [More]

Adjusted Score: 92.04%
Critics Consensus: Star Wars: Resistance's streamlined story sets the stage for exciting adventures -- and seems poised to explore a canvas stocked with immediately relatable characters and plenty of potential.
Synopsis: An animated prequel to "The Force Awakens," about young pilot Kazuda "Kaz" Xiono, who's recruited by the Resistance for a... [More]
Directed By: Amy Beth Christenson

Adjusted Score: 91.4%
Critics Consensus: Carried by Desiree Akhavan's dry wit, The Bisexual explores identity politics with humor and heart.
Synopsis: New Yorker Leila (Akhavan) goes on a "break" from her long-term girlfriend and business partner Sadie (BAFTA-nominated Maxine Peake). Moving... [More]

Adjusted Score: 96.32%
Critics Consensus: The Conners offers the comforts of its source show, but more focus on the family's ever-evolving dynamics adds a welcome layer of working-class empathy without losing any of the laughs.
Synopsis: After Roseanne's (Roseanne Barr) death, the Conners are forced to face the struggles of everyday life without the woman that... [More]

Bodyguard: Series 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 97.6%
Critics Consensus: Bodyguard maintains a palpable tension throughout its pulpy proceedings to create an absorbing and addicting psychological thriller.
Synopsis: David Budd (Richard Madden), a military veteran who fought in the Middle East, prevents a suicide bomber from blowing up... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.161%
Critics Consensus: The Haunting of Hill House is an effective ghost story whose steadily mounting anticipation is just as satisfying as its chilling payoff.
Synopsis: The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's legendary novel of the same name, about five... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.715%
Critics Consensus: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs avoids anthology pitfalls with a consistent collection tied together by the Coen brothers' signature blend of dark drama and black humor.
Synopsis: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a six-part Western anthology film, a series of tales about the American frontier told... [More]
Directed By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Adjusted Score: 91.68%
Critics Consensus: Nine seasons in, The Walking Dead feels more alive than ever, with heightened tension and a refreshed pace that rejuvenates this long-running franchise.
Synopsis: Last season brought the culmination of "All Out War," which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the... [More]

Adjusted Score: 94.44%
Critics Consensus: It's Always Sunny's winning formula keeps the laughs rolling and the stomachs turning in a thirteenth season that's topical, triumphant, and toxic in the best way.
Synopsis: In Season 13 of this comedy, the gang have their hands full as Charlie (Charlie Day) hopes to have a... [More]
Directed By: LP, Josh Drisko, Todd Biermann

Adjusted Score: 96.104%
Critics Consensus: The Boss holds court with arresting charisma and storytelling skill in this one-man show, delivering a rollicking rumination on America's past, present, and future.
Synopsis: "Springsteen on Broadway" is a solo acoustic performance written and performed by Tony Award, Academy Award, and 20-time Grammy Award... [More]
Directed By: Thom Zimny

Forever: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 95.88%
Critics Consensus: Forever is a gently harrowing and mirthful dive into the ennui of matrimony, elevated by Maya Rudolph's dazzling turn of not-so-quiet desperation.
Synopsis: Married couple June (Maya Rudolph) and Oscar (Fred Armisen) live a comfortable but predictable life in suburban Riverside, California. For... [More]
Starring: Maya Rudolph

Adjusted Score: 91.89%
Critics Consensus: Carried by Jodie Whittaker's boundless energy and charm, Doctor Who's latest regeneration manages to feel fresh well into the show's 55-year tenure.
Synopsis: Season 11 of this science fiction TV series brings the arrival of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. In the season's... [More]

Adjusted Score: 96.56%
Critics Consensus: My Brilliant Friend is an expansive epic that gleans rapturous beauty from the most desolate of circumstances, but it is the intimacy between the central duo -- and the remarkable performances that bring them to life -- that audiences will remember most vividly.
Synopsis: When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman... [More]


Private Life (2018)

Adjusted Score: 96.875%
Critics Consensus: Private Life uses one couple's bumpy journey to take an affecting look at an easily identifiable - and too rarely dramatized - rite of adult passage.
Synopsis: The new film from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tamara Jenkins (The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills), PRIVATE LIFE is the bracingly... [More]
Directed By: Tamara Jenkins


This Is Congo (2018)

Adjusted Score: 83.009%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Feature-length documentary This is Congo provides an immersive and unfiltered look into the world's longest continuing conflict and those who... [More]
Directed By: Daniel McCabe

Adjusted Score: 101.2%
Critics Consensus: The Man with No Fear returns to top form with a third season that begins tediously slow but gradually generates comic book thrills, immeasurably helped by the welcome return of Vincent D'Onofrio's menacing Kingpin.
Synopsis: A blind lawyer fights crime by day in the courtroom and by night as a superhero with extraordinary senses in... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.56%
Critics Consensus: The outrageously singular Julia Davis delivers yet another impeccable performance in Sally4Ever, masterfully walking the line between side-splitting and cringe-worthy comedy.
Synopsis: Sally (Catherine Shepherd) is about to marry David (Alex Macqueen), her nebbish boyfriend of ten years, when she encounters the... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.84%
Critics Consensus: BoJack Horseman continues confidently down the thematic rabbit hole with a fresh and poignant season that's as devastating as it is hilarious.
Synopsis: BoJack's back on screen as the star of "Philbert," a new detective series produced by Princess Carolyn. But his demons... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.92%
Critics Consensus: American Vandal trades one type of potty humor for another in an ambitious second season that manages to double down on the explicit gags while subtly addressing serious social issues.
Synopsis: Having left its red spray-painted mark on pop culture with a breakout freshman season, American Vandal returns with an explosive... [More]

Adjusted Score: 104.921%
Critics Consensus: An impressive small-screen debut for Julia Roberts, Homecoming balances its haunting mystery with a frenetic sensibility that grips and doesn't let go.
Synopsis: Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition back... [More]

The Deuce: Season 2 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 100.96%
Critics Consensus: The Deuce's excellent character-driven drama returns with even more immersive world-building and a welcome focus on its leading ladies, carried by a tour de force performance from Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Synopsis: Disco and punk are in full swing, and police corruption and political tolerance for New York's midtown demimonde is at... [More]


Been So Long (2018)

Adjusted Score: 50.771%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Romance, rage and revenge. Been So Long is a neon soaked, modern day romance set on the streets of London's... [More]
Directed By: Tinge Krishnan

Patriot: Season 2 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 88.007%
Critics Consensus: Patriot's second season is dark as pitch and ticks along to a slow-burning surreality, but viewers who are willing to invest in the series' moody pleasures will find themselves infiltrated by its scabrous humor and crackerjack dialogue.
Synopsis: After barely surviving his Midwestern corporate cover in Season 1, U.S. intelligence officer John Tavner (Michael Dorman) finds himself without... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.2%
Critics Consensus: Patriot Act stands apart from other like-minded comedy shows thanks to Hasan Minhaj's masterful blending of thought and feeling, catharsis and criticism.
Synopsis: Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique comedy series.... [More]

Counterpart: Season 2 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 100.76%
Critics Consensus: Double the J.K. Simmons brings double the aplomb in the second season of Counterpart, which finds time to deliver relevant societal critiques while deepening its labyrinthine lore.
Synopsis: Season Two finds Howard and his counterpart getting to live out these questions. With the Crossing closed and each of... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.92%
Critics Consensus: By the grace of Grayskull, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power packs a powerful visual punch that hits even harder thanks to layered writing and multidimensional characters -- the perfect show for seasoned fans and little ones alike.
Synopsis: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is the story of an orphan named Adora (Carrero), who leaves behind her former... [More]

Big Mouth: Season 2 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 101.64%
Critics Consensus: Poignantly repulsive, Big Mouth continues to confront the awkwardness of adolescence with foul-mouthed glee and an added layer of maturity.
Synopsis: Growth spurts, or the lack of it, add to the usual tensions faced daily by the middle schoolers of "Big... [More]
Directed By: Joel Moser, Nick Kroll


Shirkers (2018)

Adjusted Score: 102.173%
Critics Consensus: Shirkers uses one woman's interrogation of a pivotal personal disappointment to offer affecting observations on creativity, lost opportunity, and coming to terms with the past.
Synopsis: Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique--or it would have... [More]
Directed By: Sandi Tan

Adjusted Score: 100.76%
Critics Consensus: Charming and curious as ever, The Good Place remains a delightfully insightful bright spot on the television landscape.
Synopsis: The first two seasons featured surprise after surprise and twist after twist, including a world-upending season one finale that threw... [More]

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