Best-Reviewed TV Dramas 2016

Paranoid thrillers, true crime sagas, and complex character studies make up this year’s batch of the most compelling, most acclaimed dramas on television.

The order of the list reflects the scores as of December 31, 2016, but the number displayed on the Adjusted Tomatometer may change as more reviews keep getting added after the end of the year.

Adjusted Score: 101.292%
Critics Consensus: With its fourth season, The Americans continues to deliver top-tier spy drama while sending its characters in directions that threaten to destroy their freedoms - and their lives.
Synopsis: Season 4 of this period drama begins with Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) dealing with the fallout from... [More]

Adjusted Score: 102.104%
Critics Consensus: American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson brings top-shelf writing, directing, and acting to bear on a still-topical story while shedding further light on the facts -- and provoking passionate responses along the way.
Synopsis: Season 1 of this crime drama and anthology focuses on the O.J. Simpson murder trial as portrayed in Jeffrey Toobin's... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.126%
Critics Consensus: Better Call Saul continues to tighten its hold on viewers with a batch of episodes that inject a surge of dramatic energy while showcasing the charms of its talented lead.
Synopsis: Season 2 of the drama series opens with Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) declining Davis & May's job offer and deciding to... [More]
Directed By: Michael Slovis

Adjusted Score: 96.498%
Critics Consensus: Orange is the New Black is back and better than ever, with a powerful fourth season full of compelling performances by the ensemble cast.
Synopsis: Season 4 picks up where Season 3 left off: the inmates splashing about in the nearby lake after the mass... [More]

Mr. Robot: Season 2 (2016)

Adjusted Score: 91.675%
Critics Consensus: Unique storytelling, a darker tone, and challenging opportunities for its tight cast push Mr. Robot even further into uncharted television territory.
Synopsis: Series 2 of Mr Robot follows Elliot Alderson as he comes to terms with his mental health issues. Along with... [More]

Tag Cloud

Fantasy 24 frames Chernobyl streaming renewed TV shows foreign Toys Cartoon Network SXSW Sneak Peek 2015 award winner Animation Reality Competition The Walking Dead LGBTQ Warner Bros. Marvel RT21 Super Bowl Tomatazos IFC Films Polls and Games TV Rocky cinemax DC streaming service crossover Winter TV Pet Sematary Nat Geo Rocketman FXX MTV based on movie Shudder ABC Pride Month crime zero dark thirty Calendar GIFs miniseries ratings Stephen King USA casting Christmas cancelled television Star Trek batman Mindy Kaling zombies VH1 dceu thriller Superheroes crime thriller Food Network GoT CBS All Access Pirates Awards Tour 2019 Sundance E! Paramount Arrowverse Grammys YouTube Premium NBC GLAAD Mary Poppins Returns anthology Emmys television comic Mudbound 21st Century Fox Fox News Masterpiece cancelled TV series TLC CMT Quiz canceled TV shows WGN APB RT History Epix Cosplay children's TV IFC SDCC National Geographic BET Paramount Network Bravo adaptation disaster Black Mirror Sundance Now medical drama anime talk show Reality Drama doctor who USA Network Lionsgate Musical Comedy Central Mary poppins Western BBC America cars Elton John Spring TV psychological thriller YouTube historical drama Countdown adventure stand-up comedy Britbox Marathons dc 20th Century Fox series Binge Guide south america Spectrum Originals President DC Comics AMC TCA golden globes psycho Music Showtime Film Festival sequel DC Universe tv talk elevated horror Lucasfilm American Society of Cinematographers Awards TIFF Disney streaming service composers cancelled SundanceTV latino docudrama Apple Mary Tyler Moore Comic Book singing competition 71st Emmy Awards FX true crime 45 spanish language Hulu Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt spider-man hispanic Best and Worst MCU spy thriller TV Land Song of Ice and Fire ghosts aliens Comedy witnail Ghostbusters Crackle Set visit sports boxoffice crime drama 2018 E3 cancelled TV shows spain discovery Superheroe Podcast robots Rock Brie Larson serial killer Red Carpet biography YA kids OWN Horror spinoff Certified Fresh joker TCM Tarantino dragons DirecTV Freeform Columbia Pictures sitcom political drama Trivia 2017 Summer Watching Series Vudu Esquire Amazon Prime ABC Family Infographic Winners Opinion transformers Year in Review Box Office Election justice league Shondaland X-Men TruTV politics CBS Family book Premiere Dates VICE dramedy unscripted Video Games Martial Arts free movies Amazon Prime Video Heroines WarnerMedia El Rey nature Oscars mutant Action Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hist Interview First Look cults Schedule Comics on TV TBS PaleyFest technology period drama theme song slashers richard e. Grant Thanksgiving animated natural history Kids & Family Walt Disney Pictures what to watch halloween jamie lee curtis zombie 007 Pixar science fiction Valentine's Day Acorn TV finale Spike mockumentary Mystery TV renewals Photos toy story cops Rom-Com Creative Arts Emmys Country The Arrangement Dark Horse Comics TCA 2017 Netflix Apple TV+ Sci-Fi Film History Fall TV video green book Lifetime harry potter MSNBC Ovation Television Academy travel teaser strong female leads NYCC Disney Channel Trophy Talk Starz 2016 facebook Teen supernatural Peacock police drama Holidays movies cats Anna Paquin First Reviews See It Skip It Women's History Month diversity Character Guide canceled game show comiccon Biopics Star Wars cooking HBO revenge Pop war Sony Pictures DGA ESPN festivals Nickelodeon New York Comic Con blaxploitation game of thrones Captain marvel Syfy San Diego Comic-Con Ellie Kemper binge Disney Plus The Witch Adult Swim space Nominations Logo Trailer Musicals HBO Max Emmy Nominations CNN Cannes Disney YouTube Red PBS Extras vampires A&E Tumblr BBC FOX romance LGBT quibi CW Seed social media The CW Writers Guild of America ITV Universal TNT Amazon