Summer TV Scorecard 2017

To help facilitate your summer TV binge-watching habit, we’re tracking every series and event that gets at least 20 critic reviews, released approximately from May up through August — all ranked by Tomatometer in one seriously convenient list. Check back every week for the latest entries. Just added: Orange Is the New Black and Claws.


Dirty Dancing (2017)

Adjusted Score: 20.015%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Adaptation of the 1987 box-office smash about an innocent teen vacationing with her parents at an upscale resort in the... [More]
Directed By: Wayne Blair

Adjusted Score: 51.544%
Critics Consensus: While I'm Dying Up Here hints at untapped potential and deserves praise for authentic period detail, its attempts at affecting drama are undermined by subpar writing and a muddled focus.
Synopsis: Comedians struggle to make it big in the Los Angeles comedy scene of the 1970s.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 72.871%
Critics Consensus: House of Cards enjoys a confident return to form this season, though its outlandish edge is tempered slightly by the current political climate.
Synopsis: Series 5 of the drama about a ruthless congressman and his equally ambitious wife who navigate the corridors of power... [More]

Claws: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 77.945%
Synopsis: A Florida nail salon is the setting for this dark comedy centering on five manicurists.... [More]
Directed By: Howard Deutch

Adjusted Score: 78.32%
Synopsis: A riot sparked by Poussey's death quickly escalates when the inmates gain control of the prison. Once they get a... [More]

Adjusted Score: 87.721%
Critics Consensus: Anne with an E uses its complex central character to offer a boldly stylish, emotionally resonant spin on classic source material that satisfies in its own right.
Synopsis: The story of Anne Shirley, an imaginative, strong-willed orphan who transforms the lives of those she encounters after being sent... [More]

Adjusted Score: 86.105%
Critics Consensus: Adult in the best way, I Love Dick expands the scope of its source material while offering smart, provocative, and funny observations on sexuality and gender roles.
Synopsis: A couple's relationship unravels as they obsess over a professor named Dick.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 90.496%
Critics Consensus: The adorable and insightful -- though sometimes grating -- titular pet elevates Downward Dog from its potentially "ruff" premise into a sweet, intellectual comedy.
Synopsis: A lonely dog tries to understand 21st century relationships.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 97.789%
Critics Consensus: American Gods opens with a series of wildly ambitious gambits -- and rewards viewers' faith with a promising first season whose visual riches are matched by its narrative impact.
Synopsis: "American Gods" posits a different kind of war brewing -- one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.639%
Critics Consensus: Surreal, suspenseful, and visually stunning, this new Twin Peaks is an auteurist triumph for David Lynch.
Synopsis: New mysteries unfold 25 years after the shocking death of homecoming queen Laura Palmer in a quaint northwestern town.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 96.721%
Critics Consensus: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt continues to thrive with a comically agile cast, notable guest stars, and a forceful influx of funny.
Synopsis: A woman who lived in a cult for 15 years starts life anew in New York City in this comedy... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.993%
Critics Consensus: Master of None's second season picks up where its predecessor left off, delivering an ambitious batch of episodes that builds on the show's premise while adding surprising twists.
Synopsis: The Emmy award-winning comedy is back! After traveling abroad, Dev (Aziz Ansari) returns to New York to take on challenges... [More]

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