Best-Reviewed TV Dramas 2017

Law and disorder dominates the drama series category this year. Of the crime tales, The Good Fight triumphs against titles including Outstanding Drama Series Emmy-winner The Handmaid’s Tale.

All scores below reflect the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2017.


Adjusted Score: 102.221%
Critics Consensus: An auspicious beginning for CBS All Access, The Good Fight solidly follows its predecessor while allowing for new storytelling styles, a wider narrative scope, and a chance for its lead to explore new territory with a relatable human struggle.
Synopsis: The legal drama series is a spin-off of “The Good Wife” and takes place about a year after that series… [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.468%
Critics Consensus: Haunting and vivid, The Handmaid’s Tale is an endlessly engrossing adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel that’s anchored by a terrific central performance from Elisabeth Moss.
Synopsis: Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of… [More]
Directed By: Reed Morano


Adjusted Score: 101.27%
Critics Consensus: American Crime offers a unique anthology series filled with surprising revelations and compelling inter-connected narratives that opt for original, emotional human commentary instead of tired arguments over current events.
Synopsis: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system deals with a home invasion in California… [More]

Sneaky Pete: Season 1 (2017)


Adjusted Score: 101.123%
Critics Consensus: Suspenseful, smart, and terrifically cast, Sneaky Pete is part dramedy, part crime caper, and all in all entertaining.
Synopsis: Season 1 sees convicted con man Marius (Giovanni Ribisi) released from prison and assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete,… [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.684%
Critics Consensus: Halt and Catch Fire‘s character-driven drama culminates in an optimistic ode to the early internet age that’s bound to stand the test of time.
Synopsis: The final season of the series will see our cast of characters navigating the early days of the Internet and… [More]

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