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.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2017. Scores might change over time.

#1
Adjusted Score: 100.464%
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: 101.106%
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: Set in the dystopian future, this series follows a fertile woman who is forced into sexual servitude due to the... [More]
Directed By: Reed Morano

#3
Adjusted Score: 101.148%
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]

#4
Adjusted Score: 98.148%
Critics Consensus: Suspenseful, smart, and terrifically cast, Sneaky Pete is part dramedy, part crime caper, and all in all entertaining.
Synopsis: The first season of "Sneaky Pete" introduces Marius Josipovic (Giovanni Ribisi) as a conman just released from prison and trying... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.732%
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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