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.
Adjusted Score: 101.031%
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.
The legal drama series is a spin-off of "The Good Wife" and takes place about a year after that series... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.84%
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.
Set in the dystopian future, this series follows a fertile woman who is forced into sexual servitude due to the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.192%
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.
An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system deals with a home invasion in California... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.192%
Critics Consensus: Suspenseful, smart, and terrifically cast, Sneaky Pete is part dramedy, part crime caper, and all in all entertaining.
The first season of "Sneaky Pete" introduces Marius Josipovic (Giovanni Ribisi) as a conman just released from prison and trying... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.909%
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.
The final season of the series will see our cast of characters navigating the early days of the Internet and... [More]