Fall TV 2017 is done, and The Good Place has triumphed — at least, by straight Tomatometer score. We’ve updated our fall TV by Tomatometer scorecard each week all season, registering every new season and TV movie (starting September 1) that got at least 10 critic reviews.
The Good Place took the top spot with a 100% Tomatometer score on 28 reviews. It’s worth noting, however, that Alias Grace, the Margaret Atwood adaptation from Netflix, has a 99% score on 69 reviews — significantly more reviews than the 13-review average of the 20 series boasting a 100% final score for the season.
So while The Good Place is perched atop the list by straight Tomatometer score, it comes in fourth after Alias Grace, Mudbound, and Stranger Things by adjusted Tomatometer score, which takes into account the number of reviews that make up the final score. Season 1 of Mindhunter rounds out the top 5, proving Netflix’s dominance over fall TV by adjusted Tomatometer.
Just added (12/27): The Last Post, Bright, Peaky Blinders, Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Christmas, Gunpowder, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Great News, Exorcist, The Halcyon, Nathan for You, and No Activity
Adjusted Score: 13.019%
Critics Consensus: Marvel's Inhumans sets a new low standard for the MCU with an unimaginative narrative, dull design work, weak characters, and disengaging soapy melodrama.
The superhero series based on the Marvel comics of the same name focuses on the Inhumans, an alien race with... [More]
Adjusted Score: 13.029%
Critics Consensus: Irritatingly uninspired, 9jkl leaves its talented cast out in the cold.
The comedy series is based on the experience of producers Mark Feuerstein and Dana Klein, who are married in real... [More]
Adjusted Score: 29.362%
Critics Consensus: An odd jumble of campiness and sincerity, homage and satire, The Orville never quite achieves liftoff.
When officer Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) finds his wife in bed with an alien, his life is turned upside down.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 22.235%
Critics Consensus: Valor's attempt to highlight an often overlooked segment of the armed services is undercut by a badly judged blend of military action and melodrama.
In this drama series, an elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots is sent on a top secret mission to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 28.686%
Critics Consensus: Bright tries to blend fantasy, hard-hitting cop drama, and social commentary -- and ends up falling painfully short of the mark on all three fronts.
Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this... [More]
Adjusted Score: 26.304%
Critics Consensus: Wisdom of the Crowd wastes a talented cast on a formulaic procedural crime drama that wavers between modest returns and unintentional laughs.
Obsessed with solving his daughter Mia's murder, billionaire tech guru Jeffrey Tanner (Jeremy Piven) develops Sophe, an app that uses... [More]
Adjusted Score: 27.648%
Critics Consensus: Lacking an interesting plot or stimulating social commentary, Neo Yokio is a missed opportunity bound to bore or befuddle casual viewers and frustrate hardcore anime fans.
Welcome to Neo Yokio, the greatest city in the world. It's the most populous urban agglomeration in North America, but... [More]
Adjusted Score: 42.647%
Critics Consensus: Formulaic to a fault, The Brave fails to bring anything new to the genre -- though high production values and a capable cast may be diverting enough for some.
A team of D.C.-based intelligence analysts headed by DIA Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) join forces with an elite... [More]
Adjusted Score: 48.852%
Critics Consensus: Despite a commanding, charming performance from Shemar Moore, S.W.A.T. remains a simple procedural overrun with clichés.
The premiere season of "S.W.A.T." introduces audiences to Sgt. Daniel "Hondo" Harrison (Shemar Moore), the only black officer and born-and-bred... [More]
Adjusted Score: 52.95%
Critics Consensus: Dynasty's revival retains enough of its predecessor's over-the-top allure to offer a glamorous guilty pleasure in its first season, even if it never quite recaptures the magic of the original.
Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) is a smart and cunning businesswoman who believes she will soon become the new COO of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 47.75%
Critics Consensus: South Park delivers an uncharacteristically stilted season that feels timid in its satire and unsure of who or what it's lampooning.
Season 21 of this satirical comedy series tackles issues like North Korea, Facebook, and superhero movies. Meanwhile, Cartman continues his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 57.441%
Critics Consensus: Damnation's complex character driven mystery is intriguing, though it occasionally feels like homework.
"Damnation" is a period drama based on an actual Iowa farmers' strike in the 1930s. The story centers on Seth... [More]
Adjusted Score: 55.509%
Critics Consensus: Ten Days in the Valley's instantly tense delivery of familiar material leads to an intriguing character study and engrossing mystery despite naggingly untapped potential.
Jane Sadler (Kyra Sedgwick), an overworked TV producer and former documentarist, finds her already busy life become more complicated when... [More]
Adjusted Score: 54.058%
Critics Consensus: Jay Pharoah proves he's leading man material even if White Famous' satirical indictments of Hollywood -- though at times irreverent -- often feel outdated.
The first season of "White Famous" follows the exploits of comedian and superstar wannabe Floyd Mooney (Jay Pharoah) as he... [More]
Adjusted Score: 61.744%
Critics Consensus: The Good Doctor's heavy-handed bedside manner undermines a solid lead performance, but under all the emotionally manipulative gimmickry, there's still plenty of room to improve.
Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a junior surgeon, who is on the autism spectrum and has savant syndrome. Shaun... [More]
Adjusted Score: 40.273%
Critics Consensus: Though perhaps a little uninspired, The Halcyon exercises well-worn period tropes with style, and its solid cast makes for watchable company.
The first series of The Halcyon is set in London during World War 2 and follows the lives of those... [More]
Adjusted Score: 58.304%
Critics Consensus: Knightfall will appeal to fans of medieval stories who prefer historical drama and palace intrigue to soapy, melodramatic twists.
"Knightfall" goes deep into the inner sanctum of the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their... [More]
Adjusted Score: 71.214%
Critics Consensus: A rocky start can't keep The Punisher from pushing the boundaries of Marvel's TV universe with a fresh take on the comics-derived action thriller.
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 63.647%
Critics Consensus: Breezily entertaining, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World relies on its likable lead to carry its still-sketchy premise, hinting at deeper potential that's yet to develop.
Season 1 of the drama series follows the life of Kevin (Jason Ritter), a suicide survivor, as he moves in... [More]