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Every Certified Fresh TV Show of 2018
In 2018, nearly 500 scripted series premiered in the U.S. — and Rotten Tomatoes has compiled a list of the very best. Below, find every season of television that was Certified Fresh in 2018. The shows come from a wide-ranging field, from first-season streaming sensations (Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, Amazon’s Homecoming, YouTube Premium’s Cobra Kai) to premium cable miniseries (HBO’s Sharp Objects, Showtime’s Escape at Dannemora); from critically acclaimed broadcast debuts (The CW’s Black Lightning, NBC’s Making It) to shows that avoided the sophomore slump (the second season of Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the second season of CBS All Access’ The Good Fight).
TV seasons are considered for Certified Fresh status if their Tomatometer score remains steady at 75% or higher after receiving 20 reviews, including five reviews from Top Critics. Certified Fresh seasons that drop below 60% lose their Certified Fresh designation. To determine the ranking among seasons with the same score, the number of reviews were taken into account. Where two seasons had the same score and the same number of reviews, the titles are listed alphabetically with the title that comes first in the alphabet getting the higher positioning (for example, as of this publication, season 1 of both Cobra Kai and Vida both have the same score with the same number of reviews, so Cobra Kai is positioned higher).
Check out the full list below (and make sure to add some shows you missed to your streaming and DVR queues).
Adjusted Score: 76.128%
Critics Consensus: Roseanne's return finds the show's classic format, original cast, and timely humor intact, even if the latest batch of episodes suffers from sporadically uneven execution.
Featuring the complete original cast, new series regulars and notable returning guest stars, the revival will explore life, death and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 35.353%
Critics Consensus: Ryan Murphy and his murderers' row of witchy performers literally save the world -- and franchise -- in Apocalypse, the series most ambitious crossover swing yet.
Season 8 of the FX horror anthology.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 72.985%
Critics Consensus: Making a Murderer's return may not yield closure for this maddening saga of crime and punishment, but the series' exploration of the U.S. justice system remains riveting.
Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about a DNA exoneree who, while in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 74.043%
Critics Consensus: Unsolved's prestige aspirations don't always work in its procedural structure, but strong performances and an ambitious spirit to find truth in this real-world mystery create an engaging exploration of two of pop culture's most notorious influences.
Season 1 of the true crime series follows the investigations of the murders of Tupac Shakur (Marcc Rose) and The... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79.064%
Critics Consensus: Collateral's social commentary is sometimes overbearing, but strong performances cut through an overcrowded script to suggest that good intentions can count for something.
The killing seems professional but the only witness, a young woman strung out on drugs on the street corner, gives... [More]
Adjusted Score: 73.949%
Critics Consensus: House of Cards folds slightly under the weight of its labyrinthian ending -- thankfully Robin Wright's commanding performance is more than enough to keep it standing strong.
Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) steps into the limelight as the first female President of the United States, a position vacated... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75.143%
Critics Consensus: Toni Collette creates comedy between the sheets in this unlikely sex-drama from acclaimed playwright Nick Payne for the BBC.
After years of respectable marriage Joy and Alan are going to try doing what's right for them.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75.75%
Critics Consensus: The Fourth Estate immerses viewers in the day-to-day world of working journalists with a breathless, engaging, mildly infuriating portrait of the modern newsroom.
Granted unprecedented access to the editors and reporters on the front lines, Emmy® winning and Oscar® nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus'... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79.364%
Critics Consensus: Though not as thematically rich as some of its geopolitical predecessors, Jack Ryan is a satisfying addition to the genre buoyed by exceptional action sequences and a likable cast.
The series follows Ryan as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 80.814%
Critics Consensus: Fans of Jim Carrey's slapstick may be disappointed, but other viewers may find a surprisingly poignant examination of life and grief in Kidding.
Jeff Piccirillo (Jim Carrey) is the face of a longtime children's TV show called "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time." However, behind... [More]
Adjusted Score: 77.728%
Critics Consensus: Pulpy and fun, Safe boasts a superb cast -- albeit with some questionable accents -- who carry its soapy, mystery-laden drama just well enough to offer an entertaining diversion.
A widower maintains normalcy after the death of his wife until one day, his daughter goes missing, and he begins... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79.457%
Critics Consensus: Seven Seconds is undermined by unlikable characters with somewhat predictable arcs, but its grim reflections of societal and racial division are brought to life by able performers and a fearless overall narrative.
Seven Seconds is a powerful anthological crime thriller from acclaimed creator and executive producer Veena Sud (The Killing), starring two-time... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.357%
Critics Consensus: Evil Genius makes up for a lack of conviction and nuance with an intriguing sense of discovery and plenty of entertaining insanity.
In 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania, a robbery gone wrong and a terrifying public murder capture the nation's attention, and a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.3%
Critics Consensus: Full of humor and heart, The Kominsky Method paints a surprisingly poignant -- if a little paint-by-numbers -- portrait of life and aging, elevated by two top-notch performances by legends Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas.
The sun isn't setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award® Winners... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.221%
Critics Consensus: Mosaic has enough moving parts -- and fine performances -- to deliver a gratifying murder-mystery plot, though its jumbled structure and heavy-handed narrative may still leave viewers slightly wanting.
Set against the backdrop of a mountain resort town, MOSAIC follows popular children's book author and illustrator Olivia Lake (Sharon... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.928%
Critics Consensus: Natalie Dormer charms in Picnic at Hanging Rock, a stylish retelling of an Australian classic -- though convoluted sub-plots at times distract from its otherwise tantalizing delights.
Appleyard College becomes the epicenter for this mystery when three schoolgirls and a teacher go missing.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.635%
Critics Consensus: Donald Sutherland delivers a powerful turn as the titular Getty in Trust, yet another telling of the affluent family's saga.
The first season of "Trust" dramatizes the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, a member of the Getty family,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 38.181%
Critics Consensus: Fear the Walking Dead shuffles onward confidently in its fourth season with a bevy of horrifying set-pieces and heartbreaking twists, but some viewers may be dispirited by the series' constant reshuffling of its characters.
In season four of "Fear the Walking Dead," we will see the world of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and her... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.514%
Critics Consensus: The Rain starts out slow, but develops into a thrilling addition to the dystopia television genre.
Set free from their collective past and societal rules the group has the freedom to be who they want to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.75%
Critics Consensus: Brutality and humor continue to mesh effectively in a season of Orange Is the New Black that stands as a marked improvement from its predecessor, even if some arcs are more inspired than others.
Picking up one week after the emergency response team stormed Litchfield Penitentiary, the ladies of Litch have been torn apart,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.671%
Critics Consensus: Despite uneven writing, The Last O.G. succeeds on the strength of Tracy Morgan's inspired performance and Tiffany Haddish's comic instincts.
Tray Barker (Tracy Morgan) returns home to Brooklyn after spending 15 years in prison, only to find his home much... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.385%
Critics Consensus: Maniac enthralls with its dazzling visuals, adventurous narrative, and striking performances from both Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.
Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, Maniac
tells the stories... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.378%
Critics Consensus: Despite a few tonal growing pains, Titans does justice to its source material and truly shines when its titular ensemble finally assembles.
A new group of superheroes emerge from the DC Universe.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.164%
Critics Consensus: The well-acted Dietland delivers timely and engaging social commentary with enough humor and scathing wit to make up for an occasionally scattered narrative approach.
A wickedly funny and extraordinarily timed satire about Plum Kettle (Nash), a ghost-writer for the editor of one of New... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.364%
Critics Consensus: While Jessica Jones is a slower burn with less focus than its inaugural season, its enticing new character arc more fully details the most charismatic Defender.
New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.557%
Critics Consensus: In its second season, Marvel's Luke Cage delivers a satisfyingly complex narrative and a solid ensemble cast led by Alfre Woodard's standout performance as the archvillainess Black Mariah.
After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85.571%
Critics Consensus: Citizen Rose serves as a vehicle for #MeToo archivism through the bold reclaiming and rebuilding of one of the movement's complex characters -- Rose McGowan.
For the first time, we will see the world through her eyes... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.892%
Critics Consensus: Westworld builds on its experimental first season, diving deeper into the human side of AI without losing any of its stylish, bloody glory.
Season 2 of the drama series deals with the aftermath of the massacre of the Delos board members that closed... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.728%
Critics Consensus: The crafty addition of minor sci-fi elements and a terrific William Forsythe to the show's already engrossing narrative make The Man in the High Castle's third season another worthy binge.
An alternate version of life in the U.S. in the 1960s -- if Nazi Germany and Japan had won WWII.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.985%
Critics Consensus: Dangerous, thrilling, and highly addictive, Narcos: Mexico's first season expertly expands the franchise by exploring new territory in the drug war's grim history and showcasing electric performances from Diego Luna and Michael Peña.
Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.75%
Critics Consensus: Lodge 49 takes a surreal journey into the television dreamscape that can prove quite rewarding for viewers who stick with it.
A light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California about a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud (Russell), who's drifting... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.378%
Critics Consensus: A sincere -- if a little simple -- supernatural love story, The Innocents' moody meandering leaves a satisfying first impression.
When teenagers Harry and June run away from their repressive family lives to be together, they are thrown into an... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.614%
Critics Consensus: Like an optimistic companion to The Wire, The Chi explores the complexities of life in the South Side of Chicago, with a tender touch and a clear affection for its captivating characters.
Coming-of-age drama follows a half dozen interrelated characters on the South Side of Chicago.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.814%
Critics Consensus: The spectacle of rich people behaving badly makes Succession entertaining, but only up to a point.
The drama series follows the lives of the members of the Roy family, who control a big media conglomerate. Logan... [More]
Adjusted Score: 36.532%
Critics Consensus: Suspend your disbelief and hold on to your beanie: Season 3 of Riverdale is off the rails, and delightfully so.
Drama based on characters from the Archie comic-books series is set in Riverdale, where aspiring musician Archie deals with life,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.814%
Critics Consensus: A meticulously crafted mystery brimming with allusions, Castle Rock is bound to please even the pickiest of Stephen King fans -- though mileage may vary for casual viewers.
A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.121%
Critics Consensus: Earnest and endearing, Queer Eye's tear-inducing reality wiles continue to challenge social norms -- and, in its best moments, the Fab Five themselves.
Queer Eye is back and ready to transform the stylistically challenged into hip and happening savants at the hands of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.907%
Critics Consensus: Olivia Cooke's brilliant portrayal of the feisty and scheming Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair makes this adaptation of Thackeray's classic novel more relatable for a 21st century audience.
A period drama series adapted from William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel. Olivia Cooke is heroine Becky Sharp, who attempts to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.085%
Critics Consensus: Cloak & Dagger blends soapy drama with superhero grit to create an exciting, surprisingly thoughtful addition to the genre -- even if it falls prey to a certain amount of narrative bloat.
The story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) -- two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.635%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and powerfully written, The Looming Tower delivers gripping counter-terrorism drama rendered even more soberingly effective through its roots in real-life events.
This drama series exposes the increasing danger of Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s, focusing on how the clash between the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.306%
Critics Consensus: The Assassination of Versace starts with a bang and unfurls slowly, moving backward through an intricate (and occasionally convoluted) murder mystery anchored by a career-defining performance from Darren Criss.
The assassination of Gianni Versace is spotlighted.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.121%
Critics Consensus: Five seasons in, Silicon Valley finds a new way to up the ante with tighter, less predictable plots, while still maintaining its clever brand of comedic commentary.
Pied Piper finally has enough funding for proper offices and new employees, and to bring its peer-to-peer internet to the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.4%
Critics Consensus: You pairs thrilling drama with trashy fun to create an addictive social media horror story that works its way under the skin -- and stays there
Bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) meets graduate student and aspiring writer Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) at his bookstore and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.264%
Critics Consensus: Patrick Melrose is a scathing indictment of British high society's inherited dysfunction, cruelty, and the wealth that enables them. The Crown this ain't.
Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch) is the heir of a decadent and troubled aristocratic family, who had a traumatic childhood living... [More]
Adjusted Score: 62.222%
Critics Consensus: Outlander's epic romance settles into a violent fourth season, planting its flag on the American frontier while treading on darker themes.
Season Four of "Outlander" continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser and her 18th century Highlander husband... [More]
Adjusted Score: -0.157%
Critics Consensus: Though it's a little tonally inconsistent, Supergirl's fourth season still soars thanks to strong, relevant writing brought to life by its charming cast.
At 24, Kara Zor-El decides the time has come to embrace her superhuman abilities and fulfill her destiny as a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.828%
Critics Consensus: Legion returns with a smart, strange second season that settles into a straighter narrative without sacrificing its unique sensibilities.
In an epic showdown, David and his friends battled his demon, ultimately forcing it from David's body. Unfortunately, Farouk found... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.221%
Critics Consensus: Hayley Atwell shines in Howards End, a beautiful, if borderline superficial, adaptation of a much-revered book.
Margaret (Hayley Atwell) and Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) are intelligent and idealistic young women living together with their hypochondriac younger... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.478%
Critics Consensus: Escape at Dannemora's slow pace demands patience, but those willing to wait will be rewarded with a chilling mystery that provides the perfect showcase for its talented cast -- especially so for the incredible Patricia Arquette.
Three inmates plot to escape prison with the help of a female prison employee.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.935%
Critics Consensus: Bewitchingly beautiful and wickedly macabre, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina casts an intoxicating spell and provides a perfect showcase for Kiernan Shipka's magical talents.
This adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature -- half-witch, half-mortal -- while standing against the evil forces... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.807%
Critics Consensus: The Affair's captivating character study returns with fewer kinks than its previous outing, resulting in a more emotionally grounded season that regains much of the show's initial allure.
Season four finds Noah (West), Helen (Tierney), Alison (Wilson) and Cole (Jackson) in their own orbits, alienated from each other,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.886%
Critics Consensus: Gorgeous, grim, and unexpected, Sacred Games is saved from its procedural premise by its dense plotting and superb cast.
The story focuses on Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), a seasoned and cynical Bombay police officer, summoned by an anonymous... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.807%
Critics Consensus: All American's ambitious attempts to tackle class struggles and classroom drama largely play thanks to its winning cast -- an auspicious start to a promising new series.
Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.264%
Critics Consensus: Like Midge herself, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel charges full speed ahead in a second season brimming with warmth, empowerment, and a whole lot of laughs.
The Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated series returns for another Marvelous season.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.699%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully shot but dishearteningly relevant, The Handmaid's Tale centers its sophomore season tightly around its compelling cast of characters, making room for broader social commentary through more intimate lenses.
The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred's pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.164%
Critics Consensus: The Conners offers the comforts of its source show, but more focus on the family's ever-evolving dynamics adds a welcome layer of working-class empathy without losing any of the laughs.
After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.107%
Critics Consensus: Bodyguard maintains a palpable tension throughout its pulpy proceedings to create an absorbing and addicting psychological thriller.
David Budd (Richard Madden), a military veteran who fought in the Middle East, prevents a suicide bomber from blowing up... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.149%
Critics Consensus: The Haunting of Hill House is an effective ghost story whose steadily mounting anticipation is just as satisfying as its chilling payoff.
The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's legendary novel of the same name, about five... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.428%
Critics Consensus: A nearly unbearable slow burn, Sharp Objects maintains its grip with an unshakably grim atmosphere and an outstanding cast led by a superb Amy Adams.
After the gruesome murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another, reporter Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) reluctantly returns... [More]
Adjusted Score: 59.079%
Critics Consensus: The Flash's fifth season maintains the show's high standard for compelling visuals, chilling villains, and well-scripted moments of humor, but also turns a more focused gaze on the role of family dynamics amongst the increasingly complex characters.
Season 5 of this television series follows up on the events of last season's finale, after Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy),... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.414%
Critics Consensus: Nine seasons in, The Walking Dead feels more alive than ever, with heightened tension and a refreshed pace that rejuvenates this long-running franchise.
Last season brought the culmination of "All Out War," which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.886%
Critics Consensus: Insecure returns for a third season as authentic and exuberant as the star who made it, but with an added layer of growth that keeps it moving forward.
After her break-up with Lawrence, Issa tries to get her life back together, working hard to save and earn extra... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.278%
Critics Consensus: Carried by Desiree Akhavan's dry wit, The Bisexual explores identity politics with humor and heart.
New Yorker Leila (Akhavan) goes on a "break" from her long-term girlfriend and business partner Sadie (BAFTA-nominated Maxine Peake). Moving... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.121%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by the performances of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, the third season of Billions continues a convincing fable of greed, power and competition.
Season three of BILLIONS finds Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) in a world that has shifted on its... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.435%
Critics Consensus: Thoroughly honest and insightful, Sorry For Your Loss tackles a sensitive theme, but with a witty touch.
A young woman is forced to reassess her life following the unexpected death of her husband.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 59.079%
Critics Consensus: With a lot of love, hugs, and tears, season three of This is Us continues to please fans with new intense storylines.
The story of a family whose three same-aged siblings struggle in unique ways throughout their lives is chronicled in this... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.514%
Critics Consensus: A classic British period piece that takes its time, Ordeal by Innocence will satisfy Agatha Christie fans and novices alike.
The black sheep of the Argyll family resurfaces to deny accusations of killing the matriarch, which initiates the gang's hunt... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.671%
Critics Consensus: grown-ish quickly works through its growing pains to establish itself as its own socially aware show with a fresh perspective on the college experience, driven by the charming and capable Yara Shahidi.
Zoey Johnson heads off to university, where she quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.828%
Critics Consensus: Forever is a gently harrowing and mirthful dive into the ennui of matrimony, elevated by Maya Rudolph's dazzling turn of not-so-quiet desperation.
Married couple June (Maya Rudolph) and Oscar (Fred Armisen) live a comfortable but predictable life in suburban Riverside, California. For... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.064%
Critics Consensus: Carried by Jodie Whittaker's boundless energy and charm, Doctor Who's latest regeneration manages to feel fresh well into the show's 55-year tenure.
Season 11 of this science fiction TV series brings the arrival of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. In the season's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.164%
Critics Consensus: My Brilliant Friend is an expansive epic that gleans rapturous beauty from the most desolate of circumstances, but it is the intimacy between the central duo -- and the remarkable performances that bring them to life -- that audiences will remember most vividly.
When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.264%
Critics Consensus: The Little Drummer Girl marches to a steady beat of assured plotting, extraordinary art direction, and a uniformly terrific cast that makes the show's smolderingly slow burn pace bearable.
The drama series is based on the novel of the same name written by John le Carré and follows the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.571%
Critics Consensus: Flint Town dives deep into an essential subject matter with admirable objectivity while presenting candid -- and hard-hitting -- personal testimonials.
In the aftermath of the Flint water crisis, Flint Town takes an intimate look at the state of policing in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.65%
Critics Consensus: Timely and unapologetic, UnReal continues its satirical skewering with newfound fervor.
Season 3 of the drama series opens with big news for the show-within-the-show "Everlasting", which now features a bachelorette instead... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.258%
Critics Consensus: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ends with a final season that's as topical as it is cheerily irreverent.
Season 4 follows Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) as she continues to adjust to the 21st century and learn more about... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.65%
Critics Consensus: Bobby Kennedy for President crafts a poignant, nuanced view of a political process and a human being.
The eye-opening and transformative four-part docuseries Bobby Kennedy for President utilizes rare and never-before-seen archival footage -- much of it... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.728%
Critics Consensus: Charming, realistic, and focused on underrepresented communities, On My Block is the respite from stylized teen dramas you didn't know you needed.
A coming-of-age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.321%
Critics Consensus: A thriller wrapped in a prestige drama package, The Terror makes for gripping, atmospheric supernatural horror.
Inspired by a true story, The Terror centers on the Royal Navy's perilous voyage into uncharted territory as the crew... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.2%
Critics Consensus: Angry but still fun, The Good Fight confidently elaborates on current political events with its deftly fictionalized plots.
In season two of THE GOOD FIGHT, the world is going insane, and the Chicago murder rate is on the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.771%
Critics Consensus: Black Lightning doesn't reinvent superhero TV, but it does give the genre a necessary jolt with real-world plots, scary new villains, and a star-making performance from Cress Williams.
High-school principal Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) suits up once again as Black Lightning to save his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.714%
Critics Consensus: The Man with No Fear returns to top form with a third season that begins tediously slow but gradually generates comic book thrills, immeasurably helped by the welcome return of Vincent D'Onofrio's menacing Kingpin.
A blind lawyer fights crime by day in the courtroom and by night as a superhero with extraordinary senses in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.357%
Critics Consensus: In its second season, The Sinner establishes itself as an engrossing why-dunnit thriller series with staying power.
In Season 2 of the drama series, Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) goes back to his small hometown to investigate... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.514%
Critics Consensus: The outrageously singular Julia Davis delivers yet another impeccable performance in Sally4Ever, masterfully walking the line between side-splitting and cringe-worthy comedy.
Sally (Catherine Shepherd) is about to marry David (Alex Macqueen), her nebbish boyfriend of ten years, when she encounters the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.514%
Critics Consensus: Queer Eye adapts for a different era without losing its style, charm, or sense of fun, proving that the show's formula remains just as sweetly addictive even after a change in location and a new group of hosts.
This season Queer Eye trades its original New York setting for communities in and around Atlanta, Georgia. Our new Fab... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.342%
Critics Consensus: Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw impress in A Very English Scandal, an equally absorbing and appalling look at British politics and society.
Beginning in the 1960s, Thorpe is the leader of the Liberal Party. He is hiding an affair with a man... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.971%
Critics Consensus: Charged with energy, poise, and confidence, Pose pirouettes between artistic opulence and deliciously soapy drama to create a fresh new addition to Ryan Murphy's lexicon.
Set in the 1980s, Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.049%
Critics Consensus: Fearlessly led by its excellent ensemble, GLOW's second season adds a new layer of drama without sacrificing its self-effacing, delightfully silly humor.
Set in Los Angeles during the 1980s, an unemployed actress hopes to find stardom by portraying a female wrestler.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.385%
Critics Consensus: Seductive and surprising, Killing Eves' twist on the spy vs. spy conceit rewards viewers with an audaciously entertaining show that finally makes good use of Sandra Oh's talents.
Eve (Sandra Oh) is a bored low-level MI5 security employee, working a simple desk-job that don't come close to fulfilling... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.221%
Critics Consensus: Wild Wild Country succeeds as an intriguing examination of a forgotten piece of American history that must be seen to be believed.
Over six episodes, Directors Chapman Way and Maclain Way (The Battered Bastards of Baseball) and executive producers Mark and Jay... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.3%
Critics Consensus: BoJack Horseman continues confidently down the thematic rabbit hole with a fresh and poignant season that's as devastating as it is hilarious.
Will Arnett voices BoJack, the failed legendary 90's sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom Horsin? Around, who has been... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.692%
Critics Consensus: American Vandal trades one type of potty humor for another in an ambitious second season that manages to double down on the explicit gags while subtly addressing serious social issues.
Having left its red spray-painted mark on pop culture with a breakout freshman season, American Vandal returns with an explosive... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.85%
Critics Consensus: Misanthropy and humor pair perfectly in this romantically nihilistic show that proves that falling in love can feel like The End of the F***ing World.
A darkly comic road trip tale about two confused teen outsiders.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.871%
Critics Consensus: Donald Glover continues to subvert expectations with a sophomore season of Atlanta that proves as excellent as it is eccentric.
In Atlanta Robbin' Season, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.228%
Critics Consensus: An impressive small-screen debut for Julia Roberts, Homecoming balances its haunting mystery with a frenetic sensibility that grips and doesn't let go.
Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition back... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.514%
Critics Consensus: The Americans' powerful final season pumps up the volume on an already intense show, concluding the complex series arc with epic familial conflict... and a high body count.
It's 1987, and the Center in USSR is split into two factions: one for supporting Gorbachev and the other for... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.75%
Critics Consensus: Well-crafted and compelling as ever, Better Call Saul's fourth season deftly balances the show it was and the one it will inevitably become.
In "Better Call Saul's" fourth season, Chuck's death catalyzes Jimmy McGill's (Odenkirk) transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.907%
Critics Consensus: The Deuce's excellent character-driven drama returns with even more immersive world-building and a welcome focus on its leading ladies, carried by a tour de force performance from Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Disco and punk are in full swing, and police corruption and political tolerance for New York's midtown demimonde is at... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.128%
Critics Consensus: PTSD and comedy make strangely endearing bedfellows in Barry, which proves more poignant than its sketch show premise.
Starring Bill Hader as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he reluctantly travels... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.65%
Critics Consensus: Ugly Delicious injects new life into the food documentary by dispensing with culinary pretensions and celebrating a vibrant spectrum of dishes that are sure to whet audience appetites.
Over eight episodes, David travels the world with writers and chefs, activists and artists, who use food as a vehicle... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.65%
Critics Consensus: Making It puts a whimsical, refreshing new spin on reality TV -- one made even more fun by well-matched hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.
Comedians and crafters Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman put their passion for crafting on display while hosting the first season... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.65%
Critics Consensus: High Maintenance's silly premise turns surprisingly insightful in its second season, offering a hopeful, generous view tinged with bittersweet melancholy that consistently avoids stumbling into sentimentality.
A comedy of human interaction, the new season of HIGH MAINTENANCE delves deeper into the contemporary anxieties New Yorkers are... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.964%
Critics Consensus: Random Acts of Flyness' poignant political poetry plays in harmony with its frenetic absurdist humor to create a singular musical television experience.
A fluid, stream-of-conscious response to the contemporary American mediascape, each episode of RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS features a handful of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.964%
Critics Consensus: America to Me confronts hard questions through candid moments in a Chicago high school, crafting an exploration of race and class relations in America that is as insightful as it is inspiring.
Digging deep into the experiences of a racially diverse student population, "America to Me" sparks extremely candid conversations about what... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.2%
Critics Consensus: One Day at a Time continues its ascent into classic sitcom territory without losing sight of its modern identity.
Season 2 of the comedy series tackles issues that are at the forefront of present-day America. Alex (Marcel Ruiz) is... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.278%
Critics Consensus: The Bold Type presents an aspirational yet refreshingly realistic portrait of young women's careers, friendships and love lives in a big city.
Ladies working at a global women's magazine navigate life, love and friendship together. Inspired by the life of Cosmopolitan editor... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.435%
Critics Consensus: Poignantly repulsive, Big Mouth continues to confront the awkwardness of adolescence with foul-mouthed glee and an added layer of maturity.
Growth spurts, or the lack of it, add to the usual tensions faced daily by the middle schoolers of "Big... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.514%
Critics Consensus: Dear White People's endearing excellence returns, but with an added layer of emotional maturity that enhances the show's powerful, relevant meditations on race relations in America.
In the second season of this comedy series, Sam (Logan Browning) finds herself at the epicenter of social media backlash,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.907%
Critics Consensus: Vida explores familiar familial ground from a fresh perspective to create an earnest and heartfelt take on identity and what it means to belong.
The drama series is based on the short story "Pour Vida" written by Richard Villegas Jr. and follows the lives... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.378%
Critics Consensus: Charming and curious as ever, The Good Place remains a delightfully insightful bright spot on the television landscape.
The first two seasons featured surprise after surprise and twist after twist, including a world-upending season one finale that threw... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.378%
Critics Consensus: Cobra Kai continues the Karate Kid franchise with a blend of pleasantly corny nostalgia and teen angst, elevated by a cast of well-written characters.
The arch-rivals from the legendary Karate Kid film face off 30 years later.