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: 101.352%
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: 102.494%
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: 98.165%
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: 96.561%
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: 90.723%
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]

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