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2019 Winter TV Scorecard

Thanks to cable networks and streaming services, we don’t have to wait until the traditional September-to-May network TV season to watch quality programming. The first three months of 2019 brought a total of 90 new TV series, seasons, and movies that made this list, along with 37 Certified Fresh shows.

The final update included the returns of critically acclaimed series including The O.A., The Good Fight, Jane the Virgin, Veep, and Barry; a batch of new shows including NBC’s The Village and Abby’s, Netflix’s Love, Death & Robots, Hulu’s The Act, FX’s What We Do in the Shadows, and Amazon’s Hanna; and Netflix movie The Dirt and comedy special Amy Schumer Growing. Also on the list: Billions season 4, Santa Clarita Diet season 3, and the miniseries Mrs. Wilson.

Which series came out on top? That would be Netflix’s recently cancelled sitcom One Day at a Time, which is currently searching for a new home.

The list below tracks every new TV season or streaming movie from the last few months of winter (Jan. 1 through March 31) that got at least 10 critic reviews for TV shows and 20 critic reviews for movies. (If you’re wondering why your favorite show isn’t on here, it likely just didn’t have enough season reviews to qualify under our criteria.)

Updated 4/8: The Village season 1, The Good Fight season 3, Love, Death & Robots season 1, Billions season 4, The Act season 1, The DirtThe O.A. season 2, Jane the Virgin season 5, What We Do in the Shadows season 1, Abby’s season 1, Santa Clarita Diet season 3, Hanna season 1, Mrs. WilsonVeep season 7, Barry season 2, Amy Schumer Growing.

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Polar (2019)

Adjusted Score: 20.158%
Critics Consensus: An action thriller starring Mads Mikkelsen as the world's most dangerous assassin should be terrifically entertaining, but Polar proves it's possible to ruin anything if you try.
Synopsis: The world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him... [More]
Directed By: Jonas Åkerlund

Adjusted Score: 28.44%
Critics Consensus: The jury finds Proven Innocent -- on the charges of saddling fine actors with clunky dialogue, padding out its storylines with stale plot contrivances, and wasting viewers' time with rote procedural formula -- guilty on all counts.
Synopsis: After spending ten years in prison for supposedly killing her friend Rosemary Lynch (Casey Tutton), Madeleine Scott (Rachelle Lefevre) finishes... [More]

Adjusted Score: 27.343%
Critics Consensus: Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club lacks the trashy joie de vivre of similar reality shows in large part because of the titular character's lack of screen time.
Synopsis: Lindsay Lohan manages her beach club in Mykonos, Greece, and shares her future career plans.... [More]


Rent Live (2019)

Adjusted Score: 27.01%
Critics Consensus: Despite the show's earnest intentions, Rent Live's clumsy production and pre-recorded broadcast render it an underwhelming "live" musical event.
Synopsis: A re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village, "Rent" tells the unforgettable story... [More]
Directed By: Alex Rudzinski

Adjusted Score: 36.254%
Critics Consensus: The Village commendably attempts to affirm the bonds between neighbors in an urban community, but the series' overeagerness to wring tears from viewers will most likely only prompt them to roll their eyes.
Synopsis: A unique Brooklyn apartment building's residents create a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah's a nurse and single mom... [More]


Io (2019)

Adjusted Score: 31.194%
Critics Consensus: IO has some big ideas but little idea of how to effectively convey them, leaving viewers with a sci-fi drama whose attractive packaging can't cover its enervating core.
Synopsis: Sam (Margaret Qualley), one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth, is a young scientist dedicated to finding a... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Helpert


Close (2019)

Adjusted Score: 37.607%
Critics Consensus: Close puts a welcome female-fronted spin on the prototypical action thriller; unfortunately, the rest of the movie's ingredients are tediously predictable.
Synopsis: Close, an adrenaline-pumping action thriller written and directed by Vicky Jewson (Born of War), is inspired by the life of... [More]
Directed By: Vicky Jewson


The Dirt (2019)

Adjusted Score: 39.352%
Critics Consensus: The Dirt celebrates the rude debauchery that Mötley Crüe's fans enjoy -- but does so with the dispiriting lack of substance that the group's critics have long decried.
Synopsis: Based on the bestselling autobiography from Mötley Crüe, the film is an unflinching tale of success and excess as four... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Tremaine

FAM: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 32.003%
Critics Consensus: Despite an appealing cast, FAM flounders under the weight of its sitcom stylings, drowning much of its potential in a sea of familiar jokes that don't serve its progressive premise.
Synopsis: Clem's upbringing and teen years left a lot to be desired, but she pulled herself up, and built a fantastic... [More]

Adjusted Score: 38.433%
Critics Consensus: Despite going too far into virgin territory, the 23rd season of The Bachelor manages to mix it up thanks to a particularly eccentric group of contestants.
Synopsis: This season's Bachelor is familiar to the millions of viewers who watched as Jason Mesnick's proposal was rejected in the... [More]

Adjusted Score: 43.254%
Critics Consensus: Despite a set of stellar performances led by the capable Jennifer Carpenter, The Enemy Within stumbles into an overly formulaic narrative that fails to produce any real spark.
Synopsis: In this fast-paced, spy-hunting thriller, Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most... [More]

Adjusted Score: 54.761%
Critics Consensus: Poor writing and predictable plot twists dampen Turn Up Charlie's fun premise -- but those looking for a breezy sitcom starring the perennially cool Idris Elba may find themselves tapping along to its good natured beats.
Synopsis: Turn Up Charlie centers on the titular Charlie (Idris Elba), a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a... [More]
Directed By: Tristram Shapeero

Adjusted Score: 53.239%
Critics Consensus: Defying all tropes of the reality competition genre, The Masked Singer manages to be both magnetically apocalyptic and inexplicably boring.
Synopsis: The reality show pits 12 masked celebrities, whose identity is unknown to the judges and the audience, against one another... [More]

Adjusted Score: 53.52%
Critics Consensus: White Dragon boasts a visually striking setting and a commanding central presence in John Simm, but this neon noir is hobbled by a mystery that doesn't hook and a reliance on its Hong Kong backdrop that arguably borders on cultural exploitation.
Synopsis: Mulray travels to Hong Kong after learning his wife, Megan, was killed in a car accident on the mountain roads... [More]

Adjusted Score: 55.791%
Critics Consensus: Roswell, New Mexico admirably adds modern political context to its premise, but this reboot hews too closely to its predecessor to transcend the pitfalls of a redundant retread.
Synopsis: The daughter of undocumented immigrants returns to her New Mexico hometown, where she is shocked to discover the truth about... [More]
Directed By: Tim Andrew

Adjusted Score: 59.03%
Critics Consensus: Black Monday zips with irrepressible style and a seductively stacked cast of charismatics stars - but this Wall Street odyssey is too preoccupied with flash to ferment its needed substance.
Synopsis: It's all happening at The Jammer Group, a ragtag Wall Street firm headed by Maurice "Mo" Monroe (Emmy nominee and... [More]

Adjusted Score: 61.418%
Critics Consensus: American Gods retains its bombastic style but loses its divine inspiration in a derivative second season that, after a change in show-runners and even some crucial cast members, feels like a false idol.
Synopsis: "American Gods" posits a different kind of war brewing -- one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old... [More]

Adjusted Score: 63.224%
Critics Consensus: The Punisher's second season leaves fans torn between the undeniably action-packed fun and the underwhelming portrayal of the charismatic Frank Castle.
Synopsis: Former marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled... [More]

The Widow: Season 1 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 58.507%
Critics Consensus: Ferociously ambitious, The Widow boasts Kate Beckinsale's killer action chops but goes astray in a jungle of problematic tropes and unsatisfying twists.
Synopsis: A woman's past comes back to haunt her when she sees a surprising reminder of it on the evening news.... [More]
Directed By: Sam Donovan

Adjusted Score: 63.328%
Critics Consensus: Strong performances from leads Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Saniyya Sidney can't course correct The Passage's wayward plot and feeble tone.
Synopsis: Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure... [More]

Adjusted Score: 66.224%
Critics Consensus: Despite well executed action and smart casting, Deadly Class struggles to meet the mark set by other spooky teen shows.
Synopsis: Series 1 follows a teenager who is recruited into an elite private school filled with the children of crime families... [More]

Adjusted Score: 67.612%
Critics Consensus: Project Blue Book will likely intrigue fans of the paranormal with its loose adaptation of historically unexplained phenomena, but this buttoned-down series lacks the narrative verve to appeal beyond the true believers.
Synopsis: Series inspired by the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek (1910-86), a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S.... [More]

Flack: Season 1 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 74.328%
Critics Consensus: Audiences looking for an arsenic cookie of a series may cut Flack some slack, but its cynical take on publicity is exacerbated by hyperbolically unpleasant, underdeveloped characters.
Synopsis: FLACK stars Anna Paquin as the sharp and witty publicity maven, Robyn, who's an expert at her craft but a... [More]

Hanna: Season 1 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 69.492%
Critics Consensus: A gritty reimagining of the 2011 film, Hanna adds new wrinkles to the mythology and texture to the titular assassin -- though the series' long-winded journey may try the patience of viewers who want their violent fables concise.
Synopsis: In equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, HANNA follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the... [More]

Abby's: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 68.52%
Critics Consensus: Despite some early watered down humor, Abby's brims with potential thanks to its easy going, goofy sensibility and a perfectly cast Natalie Morales.
Synopsis: This unlicensed, makeshift establishment in Abby's backyard is the perfect gathering place for locals to find camaraderie and sanctuary. To... [More]

Adjusted Score: 72.44%
Critics Consensus: A visual collage of dot com history, Valley of Boom proves to be just as sprawling and ramshackle as the docuseries' subject.
Synopsis: VALLEY OF THE BOOM takes an adrenaline-fueled ride through the culture of speculation, innovation and disruption during Silicon Valley's unprecedented... [More]

Adjusted Score: 76.03%
Critics Consensus: After Life's first season teeters tonally between dark comedy and affecting drama, but Ricky Gervais' poignant performance illuminates new sides of the actor's talent.
Synopsis: Tony (Ricky Gervais) had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, Tony changes. After contemplating taking his... [More]

Schooled: Season 1 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 71.91%
Critics Consensus: Schooled's freshman outing struggles to differentiate itself from its predecessor -- though its sweetly silly sensibilities and stellar cast may be enough for viewers looking for a good-natured sitcom.
Synopsis: The "Goldbergs" spinoff follows the teachers of William Penn Academy who, despite their eccentricities, are heroes to their students.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 78.269%
Critics Consensus: Chris Pine inhabits I Am the Night with the roguish gravitas befitting a noir -- even if this entry into the pulp genre is more straightforward and languidly paced than some viewers would like.
Synopsis: Follows a teen who was given away at birth and begins to research the secrets of her past with the... [More]

Adjusted Score: 76.492%
Critics Consensus: More charming than clever, Miracle Workers functions as a palatable showcase of Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi's quirky star power.
Synopsis: The first season of anthology series Miracle Workers is a Heaven-set workplace comedy based on Simon Rich's book What in... [More]

Adjusted Score: 50.785%
Critics Consensus: Amy Schumer's standup matures in an hour filled with concise insights into aging and matrimony, marked with only slight Growing pains as the comedian refreshes her comedic voice.
Synopsis: Amy Schumer gives a refreshingly honest and hilarious take on marriage, pregnancy and personal growth in her new Netflix comedy... [More]
Starring: Amy Schumer
Directed By: Amy Schumer

Adjusted Score: 74.84%
Critics Consensus: Though its animation leaves something to be desired, Watership Down is a faithful adaptation that will resonate with viewers of any age.
Synopsis: Remake of the classic novel of the same name following a small group of rabbits seeking safety from a premonition... [More]

Adjusted Score: 79.866%
Critics Consensus: Marrying filmmaker Gregg Araki's frisky style with heady conspiracies and literary allusions, Now Apocalypse's bodacious aesthetics and philosophical pondering may prove too deliberately offbeat and garish for some.
Synopsis: This surreal, coming-of-age comedy series follows Ulysses (Avan Jogia, "Tut," "Twisted") and his friends Carly (Kelli Berglund, "Lab Rats," Dolly... [More]

Adjusted Score: 79.851%
Critics Consensus: This animated anthology has enough creative Death to satisfy cyberpunk aficionados who Love their Robots to have some Heavy Metal influence, but the series' lofty ambitions are often undercut by a preoccupation with gore and titillation.
Synopsis: Terrifying creatures, wicked surprises and dark comedy converge in this NSFW anthology of animated stories presented by Tim Miller and... [More]

Adjusted Score: 79.755%
Critics Consensus: Alex Gibey's The Inventor declines to outright condemn the actions by Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, but instead provides a comprehensive overview of the scandal that allows viewers to mull over its implications towards the broader Silicon Valley.
Synopsis: With a magical new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world's youngest self-made billionaire, heralded... [More]
Directed By: Alex Gibney

Adjusted Score: 83.239%
Critics Consensus: The Umbrella Academy unfurls an imaginative yarn with furtive emotion and an exceptionally compelling ensemble, but the series' dour sensibility often clashes with its splashy genre trappings.
Synopsis: Oddball billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) dies of a heart attack. His death brings together for the first time... [More]


Fyre Fraud (2019)

Adjusted Score: 80.378%
Critics Consensus: In the battle over Fyre Festival content, Fyre Fraud comes out swinging with a questionable interview of conman Billy McFarland and a thoughtful exploration of nefarious social strategy.
Synopsis: The Fyre Festival was the defining scam of the millennial generation, at the nexus of social media influence, late-stage capitalism,... [More]
Starring: Billy McFarland

Adjusted Score: 83.224%
Critics Consensus: Marie Kondo makes for a delightful instructor on Tidying Up, gently encouraging us all to cut out all the clutter from our lives.
Synopsis: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo follows a loving family of four who have relocated to a Los Angeles apartment from... [More]

Adjusted Score: 80.72%
Critics Consensus: Black Earth Rising is an exceptional political thriller, confronting relevant challenges and deep-seated geopolitical problems with storytelling verve and a wise refusal to provide any easy answers.
Synopsis: Adopted by a human rights attorney after the Rwandan genocide, legal investigator Kate Ashby confronts her past when she takes... [More]


Brexit (2019)

Adjusted Score: 81.525%
Critics Consensus: With acerbic wit and a mesmerizingly eccentric performance from Benedict Cumberbatch, Brexit energetically renders recent history with unflinching poise.
Synopsis: This provocative feature-length drama goes behind the scenes, revealing the personalities, strategies and feuds of the Leave and Remain campaigns.... [More]
Directed By: Toby Haynes

Adjusted Score: 83.955%
Critics Consensus: A worthy Serial supplement that isn't without flaws, The Case Against Adnan Syed fleshes out the life of Hae Min Lee and gives context to in the complicated boon of true crime entertainment.
Synopsis: The series will explore the 1999 disappearance and murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee, and... [More]

Lorena: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 84.6%
Critics Consensus: Fascinating and frustrating, Lorena's ample footage and fresh perspective on a long-mocked moment provide welcome context and vindication to the woman at its center -- even if its reenactments don't quite measure up.
Synopsis: Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Joshua Rofé (Lost for Life), Lorena reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case of... [More]

Adjusted Score: 80.224%
Critics Consensus: Fun, feisty, and fueled by the chemistry between its charismatic leads, Whiskey Cavalier overcomes its familiar structure to deliver an attractive take on a well-worn formula.
Synopsis: A high-octane, hour-long action dramedy that follows the adventures of tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: "Whiskey Cavalier"),... [More]

Pure: Season 1 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 81.881%
Critics Consensus: Pure sidesteps the seedy pratfalls of its ribald premise to instead compassionately explore the complications of compulsion, shame, and struggling to make sense of oneself.
Synopsis: 24-year-old Marnie moves to London to start a new life. As she is finding her way in the big city,... [More]

Adjusted Score: 85.239%
Critics Consensus: A delightfully off-kilter combination of satire and science fiction, Weird City lives up to its name and then some -- even when it retreads familiar genre ground.
Synopsis: A comedic exploration of the everyday lives and struggles of people living in a technologically-advanced city named Weird.... [More]
Directed By: Adam Bernstein

Informer: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 81%
Critics Consensus: Informer boasts striking visuals and a promising performance by Nathan Rizwan -- if only it weren't all undermined by uneven writing and an overly cynical world view.
Synopsis: After a series of unfortunate events not coincidentally tied to the color of his skin, Raza is coerced into becoming... [More]


Girl (2019)

Adjusted Score: 85.847%
Critics Consensus: Girl uses one aspiring dancer's story as the framework for a poignant drama that approaches its difficult themes with fittingly alluring grace.
Synopsis: GIRL tells the story of 15-year-old Lara who wants to become a ballerina, with a classical training for female dancers.... [More]
Directed By: Lukas Dhont

Gotham: Season 5 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 85.6%
Critics Consensus: Gotham concludes in a glorious free-for-all that takes full advantage of the series' dense roster of colorful villains, making for an extended climax that is equal parts daffy and thrilling.
Synopsis: Set in DC's infamous city, this series follows Detective James Gordon's life in Gotham before Batman's arrival.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 87.939%
Critics Consensus: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind earns its predictably uplifting arc through strong performances and impressive work from debuting director Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Synopsis: Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and... [More]
Directed By: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Dynasties: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 88.36%
Critics Consensus: Dynasties delivers all the Attenborough goods - stunning visuals, captivating voiceover, and apt anthropomorphism.
Synopsis: Series following five endangered species fighting for their survival and the future of their dynasties.... [More]
Directed By: Simon Blakeney

Queer Eye: Season 3 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 92.075%
Critics Consensus: Affirming and uplifting as ever, Queer Eye's third season settles into a nearly formulaic groove -- thankfully the concoction continues to work like gangbusters thanks to the Fab Five's comforting Midas touch.
Synopsis: The Fab Five hit the road and head to Kansas City, Missouri, for another season of feel-good fun and emotional... [More]

Manhunt: Series 1 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 92.075%
Critics Consensus: By focusing on the bureaucracy involved in catching a killer, Manhunt dramatizes a notorious chapter in British crime without exploiting its seedier elements.
Synopsis: Series 1 of the darmathat follows detective Colin Sutton as he tracks down a serial killer. Based on true events.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 92.06%
Critics Consensus: Driven by Mahershala Ali's mesmerizing performance, True Detective's third season finds fresh perspective by exploring real world events -- though it loses some of the series' intriguing strangeness along the way.
Synopsis: 1980: Will and Julie Purcell, the children of feuding parents Tom and Lucy Purcell, go missing a week after Halloween... [More]

Adjusted Score: 93.045%
Critics Consensus: Mrs. Wilson is a handsomely crafted mystery, filled with startling period details and a sterling performance by Ruth Wilson as a determined widow braving the eye of heartbreak.
Synopsis: Set in 1940s and 1960s London and 1930s India, the series follows Alison Wilson, who thinks she is happily married... [More]

Adjusted Score: 97.075%
Critics Consensus: Bawdy, heartfelt, and surprisingly wise, Sex Education is a raucous romp through a group of teenagers whose sexual misadventures are so thoughtfully rendered, adults could learn a thing or two from them.
Synopsis: Feeling pressured by the rumor that everyone in his class is having sex except him, awkward teenager Otis (Asa Butterfield)... [More]
Directed By: Kate Herron


Fyre (2019)

Adjusted Score: 95.27%
Critics Consensus: Fyre smolders with agonizing tension when a party in paradise goes awry, but this slickly assembled documentary reserves its greatest horror for damning observations about the dangers of wealth.
Synopsis: An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival. Created by Billy McFarland and... [More]
Directed By: Chris Smith

The Act: Season 1 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 91.388%
Critics Consensus: Disturbingly nuanced performances from Patricia Arquette and Joey King make The Act a convincing case for the ongoing dramatization of true crime stories.
Synopsis: The Act is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. Season One follows Gypsy Blanchard (Joey... [More]

The OA: Season 2 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 94.224%
Critics Consensus: The OA's second season provides satisfying answers to its predecessors' most maddening enigmas, all while maintaining the singular ambience that fans have come to crave.
Synopsis: The "mind-bending" story returns with The OA Part II, which follows OA as she navigates a new dimension, one in... [More]


Paddleton (2019)

Adjusted Score: 90.02%
Critics Consensus: It takes its time coming together, but the quietly effective Paddleton pulls off a tricky tonal balancing act, thanks largely to the strengths of its well-chosen leads.
Synopsis: An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal... [More]
Directed By: Alexandre Lehmann

Shrill: Season 1 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 96.925%
Critics Consensus: Sharp social commentary and a star-making performance from Aidy Bryant help Shrill overcome its familiar comedic sensibilities to create a show that proves self-acceptance isn't one size fits all.
Synopsis: From Executive Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks comes Shrill, a comedy series starring Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as... [More]

Adjusted Score: 93.254%
Critics Consensus: Vivid animation and creative reconstruction of the Carmen Sandiego backstory elevates this property beyond its edutainment roots.
Synopsis: A master thief who uses her skills for good, Carmen Sandiego travels the world foiling V.I.L.E.'s evil plans -- with... [More]

Adjusted Score: 93.12%
Critics Consensus: Thoughtful, emotional, and eye-opening, Butterfly effectively addresses the nuances of gender identity with a careful balance of sensitivity and realism.
Synopsis: Drama following an 11-year-old boy who is suppressing his real identity as a girl, and his separated parents.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 94.597%
Critics Consensus: The Magicians conjures a mind-bending fourth season that reinvigorates the ensemble with heady twists and spellbinding turns -- all leavened by the series' signature glib humor.
Synopsis: A group of twentysomethings studying magic in New York discover a real-life fantasy world that poses a great threat to... [More]

Adjusted Score: 97.06%
Critics Consensus: The next generation of DC heroes and villains return with sharper animation and a bloodier sensibility that nevertheless retains the preceding seasons' hefty dose of heart.
Synopsis: Continues the story with our heroes still dealing with the events of season 2 while facing the new threat of... [More]

Adjusted Score: 96.224%
Critics Consensus: With game leads and a wickedly witty senes of humor, The Other Two skewers and celebrates pop culture with equal aplomb.
Synopsis: Two siblings work towards finding themselves, while confronting the dueling emotions of envy and pride brought on by the overnight... [More]
Directed By: Andrew DeYoung, Anu Valia

Adjusted Score: 99.358%
Critics Consensus: Delightfully absurd and ridiculously fun, What We Do in the Shadows expands on the film's vampiric lore and finds fresh perspective in its charming, off-kilter cast to create a mockumentary series worth sinking your teeth into.
Synopsis: Set in New York City, What We Do in the Shadows follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds... [More]

Adjusted Score: 95.881%
Critics Consensus: By unearthing previously suppressed histories, Surviving R. Kelly exposes the dangers of enabling predatory behavior and gives necessary voice to its survivors.
Synopsis: Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly's genre defining career and playboy lifestyle has... [More]

Adjusted Score: 97.149%
Critics Consensus: The Good Fight's third season pulls no punches, doubling down on the social commentary while maintaining the show's sensational delights to create one of the best dramas on TV.
Synopsis: Spin-off of "The Good Wife" about a high-profile law firm in Chicago.... [More]
Directed By: Robert King

Adjusted Score: 89.492%
Critics Consensus: Andrew Davies' deft adaptation of the oft-retold Victor Hugo classic affords viewers a newfound intimacy with these outcasts and revolutionaries, who are ably brought to life by a star-studded cast.
Synopsis: Victor Hugo's masterpiece comes to television in a six-part adaptation by multi award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies. Dominic West stars as... [More]

PEN15: Season 1 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 97.209%
Critics Consensus: Viewers willing to suspend their disbelief will find much to enjoy in Pen15, wherein Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle reprise their adolescent selves -- stirring up plenty of yucks and pathos amidst the farce.
Synopsis: Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star in this adult comedy, playing versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year... [More]

Adjusted Score: 99.657%
Critics Consensus: DC Universe finds breakout material in this iteration of Doom Patrol thanks to a fully committed cast and the writing's faith in weirdness.
Synopsis: A re-imagining of one of DC's most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane,... [More]

Veep: Season 7 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 101.284%
Critics Consensus: Brash and bonkers as ever, Veep bows out with an unapologetically absurd final season that solidifies its status as one of TV's greatest comedies.
Synopsis: The new season of VEEP finds Selina Meyer trying to gain traction in early primary states, wooing uber-wealthy donors while navigating... [More]

Adjusted Score: 104.776%
Critics Consensus: Russian Doll may be stuck in a time loop, but this endlessly inventive series never repeats itself as it teeters on a seesaw of shifting tones -- from fatally funny to mournfully sad -- that is balanced with exhilarating moxie by an astonishing Natasha Lyonne.
Synopsis: Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a... [More]

Billions: Season 4 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 97.701%
Critics Consensus: With tables turned and alliances formed, Billions's fourth season goes full throttle with sharp dialogue, better rivalries, and bigger stakes.
Synopsis: When everyone is out for revenge, no one is safe. Former enemies Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades, and Wendy Rhoades,... [More]

Adjusted Score: 97.582%
Critics Consensus: Catastrophe hits its crescendo in a cutting final season that finds both the humor and heartbreak of simply trying to get by as a lover and a parent.
Synopsis: Sharon and Rob are back. So are their adventures navigating the murky waters of parenthood, in-laws, creepy bosses, court ordered... [More]
Starring: Sharon Horgan

Adjusted Score: 105.507%
Critics Consensus: Crucial and careful, Leaving Neverland gives empathetic breadth and depth to the complicated afterlife of child sexual abuse as experienced by adult survivors.
Synopsis: The story of two families who allege that their boys were were sexually abused by Michael Jackson in the 1980s... [More]

Boomerang: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 96.008%
Critics Consensus: Boomerang succeeds as both an affectionate continuation of its cinematic forebear and a modern reimagining with an engaging ensemble who excel at the smart repartee brought by creators Ben Cory Jones and Lena Waithe.
Synopsis: Boomerang is a half-hour subversive, smart, serialized comedy, fueled by romance, friendship, gender politics, love and of course, sex. The... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.164%
Critics Consensus: Good Trouble is a spinoff that leaves the nest and takes graceful flight, bringing a deft comedic touch to the trials and tribulations facing Generation Z.
Synopsis: After moving to The Coterie in Downtown Los Angeles, Callie and Mariana realize that living on their own is not... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.149%
Critics Consensus: Gina Rodriguez delivers a stellar performance in Jane the Virgin's final season, grounding the series in humanity amidst all its quirky telenovela humor.
Synopsis: A comedy-drama following a chaste young woman who is accidentally impregnated via artificial insemination as she struggles to inform her... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.164%
Critics Consensus: Five seasons in, Grace & Frankie remain blissfully at the top of their game, thanks to Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's undeniable bond.
Synopsis: After rebelling against their kids' wishes, Grace and Frankie contend with work issues, ageism, the men in their lives --... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.164%
Critics Consensus: Endearingly acerbic, You're The Worst refuses to overstay its welcome, delivering its fifth and final season with plenty of on brand care and cringe.
Synopsis: A look at love and happiness through the eyes of two people who haven't been successful with either one.... [More]

The Orville: Season 2 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 100.12%
Critics Consensus: Fun, focused, and surprisingly thoughtful, The Orville's second season makes good use of its talented crew.
Synopsis: In Season Two, the ship's crew will meet never-before-seen aliens and face old adversaries, the Krill. They'll make first contact... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.433%
Critics Consensus: The final installment of Lemony Snicket's magnum opus adds new contours to its expansive cast, provides answers to some of the pernicious questions within the series' lore, and delivers a finale that is more graceful than unfortunate.
Synopsis: The third and final season of the Peabody award-winning Netflix original.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.612%
Critics Consensus: Santa Clarita Diet's third season is a generous meal of entrails, morbid humor, and a touching affirmation of marital love -- with Barrymore and Olyphant's pitch-perfect chemistry brightening each blood-soaked installment.
Synopsis: Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.06%
Critics Consensus: Incisively critical of the genre and equally delighted by its subjects, Documentary Now! nails mockumentary under the deft direction of Rhys Thomas and Alex Buono.
Synopsis: Featuring mockumentaries about faux people and events.... [More]
Directed By: Alexander Buono

Adjusted Score: 101.418%
Critics Consensus: Following a period of uncertainty and a shift to NBC, Brooklyn Nine-Nine reemerges with its cast and tone wholly intact.
Synopsis: Return to the precinct for the sixth series of hilarity and hijinks at the hands of New York's not so... [More]

Broad City: Season 5 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 101.507%
Critics Consensus: Glazer and Jacobson give the people exactly what they want in Broad City's final season - relatable content, questionable intimacy, and ingenious escapades through the glorious squalor of IRL NYC.
Synopsis: The cult hit web series Broad City comes compliments of the collective brains of Abbi Jacobson + Ilana Glazer (both... [More]
Directed By: Lucia Aniello

Adjusted Score: 95.64%
Critics Consensus: A Discovery of Witches smartly grounds its flights of fancy with a lived-in authenticity and harnesses the chemistry between its two star-crossed leads to make for a promising foray into the occult.
Synopsis: As Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the secrets of the ancient manuscript, their relationship develops, and... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.597%
Critics Consensus: As timely and tender as ever, One Day at a Time's third season manages to up to comedy ante without losing the intimate family moments that help it hit so close to home.
Synopsis: A remake of Norman Lear's classic 1975 sitcom revolves around a Cuban-American family headed by a recently separated military mom... [More]

Adjusted Score: 102.134%
Critics Consensus: Pamela Adlon fully asserts her authorial voice over Better Things in a triumphant third season that examines the exhaustion of motherhood with exhilarating artistry.
Synopsis: Sam Fox, a single mom and working actor with no filter, raises her three daughters and cares for her aging... [More]

Barry: Season 2 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 102.672%
Critics Consensus: Barry follows up a pitch-perfect debut with a second season that balances darkness with comedy while steering clear of antihero overindulgence.
Synopsis: Desperate to leave his violent past behind in favor of his newfound passion, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from... [More]

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