Best-Reviewed TV Drama 2020
The drama category pulls together the best of what’s old, what’s new, what’s limited, and what’s a miniseries – dramatically speaking. You’ll see, for instance, season 4 of The Crown holding court in the top spot, and season 5 of Better Call Saul at No. 2. Meanwhile, season 1 of P-Valley takes the No. 3 position and miniseries The Flight Attendant checks in at No. 4. The category’s unexpected delight comes in at No. 5: season 1 of Netflix’s international hybrid crime drama–romance Giri/Haji, starring Takehiro Hira and Kelly Macdonald.
The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2020. Scores might change over time.
Adjusted Score: 103.794%
Critics Consensus: Whatever historical liberties The Crown takes in its fourth season are easily forgiven thanks to the sheer power of its performances - particularly Gillian Anderson's imposing take on The Iron Lady and newcomer Emma Corrin's embodiment of a young Princess Diana.
The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham Palace and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.153%
Critics Consensus: Grounded by Bob Odenkirk's endlessly nuanced, lived-in performance, Better Call Saul's fifth season is a darkly funny, vividly realized master class in tragedy.
In season five of the critically acclaimed drama, Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill's decision to practice law as "Saul Goodman"... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.606%
Critics Consensus: A stunning, lyrical piece of neon noir, P-Valley explores the unseen lives of strippers in Mississippi through Katori Hall's singular gaze, celebrating the beauty of the craft without sugarcoating the challenges.
Life and love are examined among the women and patrons of an infamous Mississippi strip club.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.13%
Critics Consensus: Kaley Cuoco shines as a hot mess in The Flight Attendant, an addictively intriguing slice of stylish pulp that will bring mystery aficionados to Cloud Nine.
Starring Kaley Cuoco, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT is a story of how an entire life can change in one night. A... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.155%
Critics Consensus: Smart, suspenseful, and superbly shot, Giri/Haji is a near-perfect crime thriller with a surprisingly sharp sense of humor.
A detective from Tokyo travels to London in search of his missing brother, who had ties to the Yakuza.... [More]