We’ve come to the end of another TV season, and the big news is the surprising specials and new series that dominate the top 5 of our Spring-Summer TV Scorecard. Click on to learn more about those cheeky upstarts as we rank new and returning series and films on TV or streaming that premiered from mid-March through August by Tomatometer.
Seasons and films must have at least 10 reviews to be included. Certified Fresh scores indicate that the title has gotten a Fresh rating by more than 20 reviewers for series and more than 40 reviewers for TV or streaming films; in each case, at least five reviews must be from “Top Reviewers” to be Certified Fresh.
The final ranking reflects an adjusted score calculated based on the number of reviews a series has; for example, if one title has 10 reviews and a 100% score, while another has 45 reviews and a 99% score, the second title ranks higher because of the larger pool of critics’ opinions used to form the score.
Final Update: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert ; America to Me, season 1; Aggretsuko, season 1; John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City; Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife; Hannah Gadsby: Nanette; Making It, season 1; and Random Acts of Flyness, season 1; Insatiable, season 1; The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time; The Package; Deep State, season 1; Archer: Danger Island; Alone Together, season 1; Disenchantment, season 1; Ozark, season 2; Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, season 1; Snowfall, season 2; One Strange Rock, miniseries; Ghoul, season 1; Orange Is the New Black, season 6; The Innocents, season 1; Ordeal By Innocence, miniseries; Bobby Kennedy for President, season 1; Crime + Punishment; To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before; Insecure, season 3
(See the top performers in the final ranking of our Winter TV Scorecard, including Atlanta, Counterpart, The End of the F***ing World, The Good Place, and High Maintenance.)
Rotten Tomatoes’ spring TV and streaming scorecard final tally:
Adjusted Score: 14.93%
Critics Consensus: Broad stereotypes, clumsy social commentary, and a failed attempt at "wokeness" make Insatiable hard to swallow.
Insatiable is a dark, twisted revenge comedy starring Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, and Alyssa Milano. For years, Patty (Debby Ryan)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 10.049%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Brain on Fire follows Cahalan (Moretz), a rising journalist at the New York Post who mysteriously starts having seizures and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 15.305%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
In SHARKNADO 6: IT'S ABOUT TIME, the sixth and final installment of the series, Fin will travel back in time... [More]
Adjusted Score: 15.46%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
During a star-studded Los Angeles party, three zeroes become heroes (sort of) when the hotel they work at is taken... [More]
Adjusted Score: 23.134%
Critics Consensus: The Week Of suggests promise in further collaborations between Sandler and Robert Smigel, but its shopworn premise and listless execution aren't enough to recommend it.
The comedy tells the story of two fathers who are polar opposites (Adam Sandler and Chris Rock) and the dysfunctional... [More]
Adjusted Score: 29.851%
Critics Consensus: By deviating from its source material, 13 Reasons Why can better explore its tenderly crafted characters; unfortunately, in the process, it loses track of what made the show so gripping in the first place.
13 Reasons Why Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of Hannah's death and the start of our characters' complicated... [More]
Adjusted Score: 28.523%
Critics Consensus: With only a mildly interesting premise, Mind Games leaves viewers with few reasons to continue playing.
A unique agency solves problems for clients by using psychological manipulation.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 30.185%
Critics Consensus: The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter wastes a promising premise and talented cast on a frustratingly uneven comedy that lacks enough laughs to forgive its narrative flaws.
Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin), famous for hunting whitetail deer, plans a special episode of his hunting show around a bonding... [More]
Adjusted Score: 40.031%
Critics Consensus: Extinction has a few intriguing ideas, but they -- and some game performances from its talented stars -- are lost in the movie's muddled plot and frustrating pacing.
A working class father of the future faces recurring dreams of destruction by an unknown force. When his unwanted nightmares... [More]
Adjusted Score: 35.762%
Critics Consensus: Fahrenheit 451 fails to burn as brightly as its classic source material, opting for slickly mundane smoke-blowing over hard-hitting topical edge.
Michael B. Jordan ("Black Panther," "Creed," "Fruitvale Station") and Michael Shannon ("The Shape of Water," HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"; Oscar (R)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 32.729%
Critics Consensus: Sweetbitter fails to live up to its well-received literary source material -- or stand out from the many big-city coming-of-age television series that came before it.
In Season One, we follow Tess along the path of the L train circa 2006: the prestigious Manhattan restaurant where... [More]
Adjusted Score: 38.651%
Critics Consensus: Splitting Up Together tries to make light of divorce, but its commitment to genre tropes keeps it from being very fun or funny, despite the always charming Jenna Fischer's best efforts.
Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin (Oliver Hudson) are a couple going through a divorce. Their financial situation, however, prevents them... [More]
Adjusted Score: 39.422%
Critics Consensus: Lacking enough depth to fulfill its evident ambitions or enough excitement to work as a sci-fi action thriller, Anon lives down to its title in the most glumly predictable ways.
Sal Frieland (Owen) is a detective in a world with no privacy, ignorance, or anonymity; where everyone's lives are transparent,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 40.179%
Critics Consensus: By failing to establish the credibility of its lead, Alex, Inc loses sight an appealing premise and strands a likable Zach Braff in a sea of wasted potential.
Alex Schuman (Zach Braff) is a radio journalist that decides to quit his job and start his own podcasting company.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 44.415%
Critics Consensus: Stereotypes and ambiguity shadow the well-meaning intentions of American Woman, though the nostalgic period setting is cute.
An unorthodox single mother gets help from two friends to raise her kids after leaving her husband in this period... [More]
Adjusted Score: 50.01%
Critics Consensus: Like Father unites an alarmingly talented cast for a predictable rom-com that does nothing to counter the negative stereotypes surrounding the genre.
When a workaholic young executive (Kristen Bell), is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise... [More]
Adjusted Score: 36.279%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
When four teens go on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against time to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 53.031%
Critics Consensus: Rellik gets in its own way thanks to its mostly frustrating narrative hook and unrelenting bleakness.
The exploits of a serial killer are told in reverse, from his capture to the original crime.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 55.908%
Critics Consensus: Yellowstone proves too melodramatic to be taken seriously, diminishing the effects of the talented cast and beautiful backdrops.
Land developers, an Indian reservation, and America's first National Park all threaten the largest contiguous ranch in the United States.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 52.651%
Critics Consensus: An impressive performance from Antonio Banderas rescues Genius: Picasso from condensed melodrama.
As one of the 20th century's most influential and celebrated artists, Pablo Picasso imagined and interpreted the world in totally... [More]
Adjusted Score: 60.952%
Critics Consensus: Fleetingly funny and all too relevant, Who is America? proves Sacha Baron Cohen still has something to say -- though its nihilistic approach may not be the right way to say it.
A look at diverse individuals who populate the U.S. features comedian Sacha Baron Cohen experimenting in the playground of 2018... [More]
Adjusted Score: 61.065%
Critics Consensus: Krypton's eccentricity declines into silliness with a dull narrative that fails to fulfill a promising premise.
Two hundred years before the destruction of Krypton, Superman's grandfather Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) is living as an outcast after his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 47.553%
Critics Consensus: UnREAL's narrative fizzles out in its surprise final season, but the clever antics, confidence, and high energy remain intact.
A producer works to manipulate relationships on a dating show in order to film outrageous footage.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 47.16%
Ex-spy Max Easton is brought out of retirement against his will to do one final job.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 55.335%
Archer: Danger Island is an animated, half-hour comedy that centers on the semi-functioning alcoholic seaplane pilot, Sterling Archer, a lush... [More]
Adjusted Score: 58.493%
Critics Consensus: Though somewhat derivative and overstuffed, The Crossing offers up just enough decent twists to draw intrigue.
Jude Ellis (Steve Zahn) works as the sheriff in the peaceful town of Port Canaan. However, the city gets turned... [More]
Adjusted Score: 62.022%
Critics Consensus: Esther Povistky and Benji Alflalo's awkward charms and convincingly platonic chemistry work, though Alone Together's lack of urgency keeps its nihilistic tenderness from truly jelling.
Starring stand-up comedians Esther Povitsky ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and named Variety's "10 comics to watch in 2017") and Benji Aflalo ("Not... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65.598%
Critics Consensus: Come Sunday benefits greatly from Chiwetel Ejiofor's central performance, which is often enough to lift an otherwise uneven drama.
Internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson--experiencing a crisis of faith--risks his church, family and future when he questions church doctrine and finds... [More]
Adjusted Score: 68.659%
Critics Consensus: Disenchantment showcases enough of Matt Groening's trademark humor to satisfy fans -- although the show's overall familiarity and disappointing willingness to play it safe may not bode well for future seasons.
In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65.38%
Critics Consensus: Arrested Development finds itself back in familiar form, recapturing much of the cast's chemistry and comedic brilliance -- though it still doesn't quite live up to its own past.
Series 5 picks up where series 4 left off which saw Buster being arrested for the murder of Lucille Austero... [More]
Adjusted Score: 67.179%
Critics Consensus: Troy: Fall of a City never tries to reinvent the bronze wheel but succeeds in engaging audiences with both royal and divine intrigue, making for a highly enjoyable romp in the lost kingdom.
The myths surrounding the Trojan War are over 3,000 years old but have emotional depths and timeless themes of identity,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 63.258%
Critics Consensus: Fans will bask in the familiar glow from Station 19, though anyone who doesn't already indulge in the soapy delights of Shondaland may not feel the spark.
Practically raised at the station, Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) is a confident, badass firefighter who is also the daughter... [More]
Adjusted Score: 73.581%
Critics Consensus: Lost in Space's production values are ambitious enough to attract sci-fi adventure fans, while the story's large heart adds an emotional anchor to all the deep space derring-do.
Lost in Space stars TOBY STEPHENS (Black Sails, Die Another Day) as John Robinson, and MOLLY PARKER (House of Cards,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 73.83%
Critics Consensus: Engaging and entertaining -- if not particularly challenging -- Ozark's descent into darker waters is kept afloat by another superb turn from Laura Linney.
In its much-anticipated second season, Ozark continues to follow Marty Bryde and his family as they navigate the murky waters... [More]
Adjusted Score: 73.37%
Critics Consensus: Kodachrome gains richer hues due to Ed Harris' colorful performance, which is enough to enliven a solid if predictable father-son road trip drama.
Matt Ryder (Sudeikis) is convinced to drive his estranged and dying father Benjamin Ryder (Harris) cross country to deliver four... [More]
Adjusted Score: 70.185%
Critics Consensus: Ibiza settles into an amiable comedic groove enlivened by its talented stars, even if the end result is fittingly somewhat narratively hazy.
When Harper's two best friends tag along on her work trip to Barcelona, they ditch work and fly to Ibiza... [More]
Adjusted Score: 72.288%
Critics Consensus: Compelling and disturbing in occasionally unintended ways, The Rachel Divide uses one woman's infamy to examine modern American race relations.
Self-described "trans racial" activist Rachel Dolezal ignited an unprecedented media storm when a local news station in Spokane, WA outed... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75.258%
Critics Consensus: A beautiful slow burn, Strange Angel shoots for the stars, but gets a little lost in its own orbit.
Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor), a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker in 1930s Los Angeles, works as a janitor at a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75.974%
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: 79.052%
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: 75.443%
Critics Consensus: Roxanne Roxanne belatedly honors its subject with a gripping character-driven biopic that serves as a primer for a trailblazing career while telling an often tragic story.
In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 77.729%
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]
A weekly half hour variety/sketch series starring Michelle Wolf.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.358%
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: 71.458%
Critics Consensus: Heavier themes lead to higher stakes, but Supergirl gives its eponymous heroine and her fellow supers plenty of room for growth, creating a well-balanced, engaging third season.
In the third season of this drama series, Kara (Melissa Benoist) is struggling with the loss of her former lover,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.851%
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: 62.88%
One Strange Rock guides viewers through our vulnerable, tiny speck of a planet among the vast, harsh cosmic arena, revealing... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.437%
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: 81.082%
Critics Consensus: The Child in Time skillfully resists melodrama, trusting the finer details of its story -- and the actors bringing them to life -- to land with a slow-building, devastating impact.
Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: he loses his only child, four-year-old Kate,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78.415%
Critics Consensus: Requiem is as much a mysterious thriller with Lynchian elements as it is a compelling character study.
When her mother Janice (Joanna Scanlan) commits suicide, Matilda Grey (Lydia Wilson) finds a box full of news clippings about... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.414%
Critics Consensus: Motherland pulls no punches, creating an honest and hilarious portrayal of parenthood buoyed by brilliant performances from its seasoned cast -- though for some viewers it may hit a little too close to home.
Sitcom about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.247%
Critics Consensus: Far more traditional and straightforward than its unwieldy title, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society offers delightful comfort food for fans of period drama.
London, 1946. Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.637%
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: 78.286%
Critics Consensus: Short, spooky, and surprisingly poignant, Ghoul's concentrated brand of horror is familiar, but effective.
From the makers of Insidious, Get Out and Udta Punjab, Ghoul is a chilling series about a prisoner who arrives... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85.022%
Joe Turner (Max Irons) is a young CIA analyst who develops an algorithm that helps identify terrorists; when his entire... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.336%
Critics Consensus: The Split is an incisive exploration of gender politics, mined from terrific performances and tersely dramatic plotting.
A leading divorce lawyer leaves the family firm for a rival, throwing her relationships into turmoil in the process.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.672%
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: 86.087%
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: 86.244%
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: 82.246%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the all-boys' wrestling team... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.718%
Critics Consensus: Heidi Thomas' Little Women miniseries offers a charming, intimate, and decidedly loyal adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's original story.
Dramatization of Louisa May Alcott's novel about the lives of the four March sisters during the American Civil War as... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.672%
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: 88.38%
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]
Drama series based on the novel by Robert Galbraith. Cormoran Strike, an injured war veteran turned PI, and secretary Robin... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.298%
Critics Consensus: Cargo takes a refreshingly character-driven approach to the zombie genre that's further distinguished by its Australian setting and Martin Freeman's terrific lead performance.
Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately seeks a new home for... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.134%
Critics Consensus: Alex Strangelove offers a refreshingly insightful -- and fittingly adult -- take on teen sexuality enlivened by smart humor and a fearlessly progressive approach.
ALEX STRANGELOVE tells the story of Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend Claire... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.659%
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: 90.502%
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: 85.572%
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: 86.594%
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: 86.443%
Critics Consensus: Delicately sketched but thematically rich, 6 Balloons rises on Abbi Jacobson's gripping performance -- and marks writer-director Marja-Lewis Ryan as a talent to watch.
Over the course of one night, a woman drives across LA with her heroin addict brother in search of a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.122%
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: 91.474%
Critics Consensus: Set It Up follows the long-established outlines of the rom-com template -- and in the process, proves there's still substantial pleasure to be wrought from familiar formulas.
Harper and Charlie are overworked, underpaid assistants wasting their 20s slaving away for bosses who treat them like dirt and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.144%
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: 93.03%
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: 90.572%
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: 88.965%
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: 91.83%
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: 78.679%
Critics Consensus: As a quirky courtroom satire Trial & Error continues to delight, but its best motion may be allowing the singular Kristin Chenoweth to shine in all of her whimsically manic glory as the titular Lady, Killer.
In the spirit of true crime documentaries, the second season of this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy centers on bright-eyed New York... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.729%
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: 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: 91.537%
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: 96.995%
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: 56.892%
Critics Consensus: John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls serves as as a thoughtful living portrait that evades mawkish territory.
Following more than 31 years of public service, the six-term senior Arizona senator agreed to participate in the film shortly... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.179%
A two-part profile of comedian Garry Shandling (1949-2016) features remarks by family and friends, and footage from his landmark TV... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.179%
Critics Consensus: Season two of A Series of Unfortunate Events is as gothic, twisted and absurd as the first, to the delight of moody tweens of all ages.
Season two of the Netflix original series plunges further into the epic world of this darkly comedic mystery.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79.543%
Critics Consensus: Preacher returns to its delightful debauchery, but with a steadier hand and better balance, elevating the drama without taking the edge off.
In Season 3, Jesse Custer's quest for God takes him back to the place he's been avoiding his whole life:... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.298%
Critics Consensus: The Staircase -- in its newly expanded form -- offers a gripping, detailed depiction of the complex justice system, even if the overall narrative lacks objectivity.
Documentary series focusing on a murder case in North Carolina.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.244%
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: 100.118%
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: 77.505%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Anabel abandoned her daughter Chiara when she was barely eight years old. Thirty-five years later Chiara returns with a strange... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.415%
Critics Consensus: A hard fought coda to a beloved series, Sense8's epilogue exemplifies its strange, sensual, somewhat silly delights.
Personal lives are pushed aside as the cluster, their sidekicks, and some unexpected allies band together for a rescue mission... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.336%
Critics Consensus: Siren turns traditional lore on its tail with a unique, well-paced show that presents dangerous, violent mythical creatures in a surprisingly empathetic and exciting light.
"Siren" takes us inside Bristol Cove--a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.651%
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: 95.082%
Critics Consensus: Crime + Punishment shines a brilliant light on systemic corruption, building a case for change that's as upsetting as it is ultimately inspiring.
Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, Crime + Punishment chronicles the real lives and struggles of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.185%
Critics Consensus: Elvis Presley: The Searcher delves into an American icon's early career with patience and skill, delivering a lengthy close-up look that should satisfy fans of all persuasions.
A two-part profile of Elvis Presley begins with his early life in Mississippi; his first encounter with Sun Records Sam... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.493%
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: 97.319%
Critics Consensus: Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind offers a poignant -- albeit tantalizingly incomplete -- peek behind the curtain of a brilliant performer's tragically curtailed life and career.
This documentary examines the career, life, artistry and legacy of the late Robin Williams with intimate archival footage and interviews... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.952%
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: 97.783%
Critics Consensus: To All the Boys I've Loved Before plays by the teen rom-com rules, but relatable characters and a thoroughly charming cast more than make up for a lack of surprises.
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once? Lara Jean Song... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.03%
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: 102.76%
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: 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: 100.223%
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: 101.659%
Critics Consensus: The Tale handles its extraordinarily challenging subject matter with sensitivity, grace, and the power of some standout performances led by a remarkable Laura Dern.
Based on the filmmaker's own story, THE TALE is an investigation into one woman's memory as she's forced to re-examine... [More]
Adjusted Score: 103.895%
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: 100.594%
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: 101.065%
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: 103.423%
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: 51.532%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
The documentary chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an... [More]
Adjusted Score: 55.02%
Snowfall continues its riveting story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.452%
Critics Consensus: John Mulaney incisively describes his own befuddlement with the modern world in this uproariously funny deconstruction of manners, relationships, and religion.
John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and "SNL," eviscerates the value of college and laments getting older in this... [More]
Adjusted Score: 62.88%
One year after the dawn of consciousness, a decimated and oppressed Synth population fights to survive in a world that... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.452%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Two years after giving birth to her daughter, a very pregnant Ali Wong returns to Netflix in her second original... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75.581%
Critics Consensus: After seven years of friendship, New Girl signs off with a thoughtful, funny final season that bids a proper adieu to its colorful cast of characters.
Season 7 of this comedy series starts with a three-year jump after last season's finale. Now, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.46%
Critics Consensus: Five years in, The 100 manages to top itself once again with an audacious, addicting season.
More than six years have passed since Praimfaya has ravaged the planet and killed most of the human race. As... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.758%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
America has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world, yet medical interventions have become the third leading... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.022%
Critics Consensus: Uniquely bleak for a Sanrio property, Aggretsuko balances biting corporate satire with adorable characters and absurdist comedy to create a surprising, insightful addition to the world of animation.
Anime series about a downtrodden office worker who relieves tension by singing karaoke to death metal music.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.185%
Critics Consensus: Mercury 13 offers yet another sobering example of how institutionalized sexism has thwarted countless dreams -- and held nations back from their full potential.
Mercury 13 is a remarkable story of the women who were tested for spaceflight in 1961 before their dreams were... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.162%
Critics Consensus: Bill Nye: The Science Guy is as edifying as it is entertaining, much like the scientist turned TV celebrity and political advocate himself.
Bill Nye is retiring his kid show act in a bid to become more like his late professor, astronomer Carl... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.572%
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: 100.258%
Critics Consensus: Building on earlier potential and extending character arcs throughout a solidly crafted third season, The Expanse continues to impress -- and shows no signs of abating.
Picking up immediately following the emotional and suspenseful second season finale, the 13-episode third season finds Earth, Mars and The... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.886%
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: 100.729%
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: 100.651%
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: 101.122%
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: 100.34%
Critics Consensus: Shaking up traditional religious and musical iconography, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert is a sight to be heard, superbly infiltrating the classic source material with originality, rock legend star power, and soulful depth.
Adjusted Score: 98.358%
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: 101.358%
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.
Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.83%
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: 101.83%
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.
Thirty years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) seeks redemption... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.164%
Critics Consensus: Hannah Gadsby: Nanette brilliantly moves modern comedy into nakedly honest new territory, pivoting from dry humor to raw, powerful storytelling.
In her hilarious debut Netflix Original stand-up special, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, comedian Hannah Gadsby gets up close and personal about... [More]