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: The Sinner.

#26

Dirty Dancing (2017)
20%

#26
Adjusted Score: 20.003%
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]
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Adjusted Score: 26.8%
Synopsis: A comedy following the lives of a group of college friends in their 40s.... [More]

Gypsy: Season 1 (2017)
25%

#24
Adjusted Score: 26.128%
Synopsis: A therapist forms troubling relationships with people connected to her patients.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 52.66%
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: In Season 1 of "I'm Dying Up Here," the comics of Goldie Herschlag's Hollywood comedy club learn the hard way... [More]

#22
Adjusted Score: 54.055%
Synopsis: TV adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel set in a 1930s Hollywood studio, where a rising young executive battles... [More]

#21
Adjusted Score: 58.824%
Synopsis: In series 1 locals from a Texas town try to fight off supernatural beings.... [More]

The Mist: Season 1 (2017)
61%

#20
Adjusted Score: 62.888%
Critics Consensus: The Mist's absorbing atmosphere and solid special effects struggle to overcome a generally uninspired story and performances.
Synopsis: A mysterious mist threatens a small town.... [More]

Snowfall: Season 1 (2017)
59%

#19
Adjusted Score: 61.8%
Critics Consensus: Snowfall struggles to create a compelling drama from its separate storylines, despite Singleton's accurate recreation of 1983 Los Angeles and a strong lead performance from Damson Idris.
Synopsis: Drama series set against the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic.... [More]

Will: Miniseries (2017)
61%

#18
Adjusted Score: 62.128%
Synopsis: A drama that centers on a young William Shakespeare in the 16th- century theater scene in London.... [More]

Ozark: Season 1 (2017)
63%

#17
Adjusted Score: 65.876%
Critics Consensus: Ozark hasn't yet reached the same level as the classic crime dramas to which it will inevitably be compared, but its satisfyingly complex plot - and a gripping performance from Jason Bateman - suggest greater potential.
Synopsis: A family moves into an Ozarks resort community and faces struggle in this new place filled with dirty money.... [More]

#16
Adjusted Score: 71.052%
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]

Adjusted Score: 77.66%
Critics Consensus: Orange Is the New Black's fifth season offers up more of the sharp writing and dizzying tonal juggling acts that fans expect - albeit somewhat less successfully.
Synopsis: A riot sparked by Poussey's death quickly escalates when the inmates gain control of the prison. Once they get a... [More]

Claws: Season 1 (2017)
78%

#14
Adjusted Score: 79.128%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted, visually impressive, and energetically paced, Claws leaves a mark with a strong first season that hints at even greater potential.
Synopsis: A Florida nail salon is the setting for this dark comedy centering on five manicurists.... [More]

#13
Adjusted Score: 81.596%
Critics Consensus: Blood Drive indulges its grindhouse elements with gleeful abandon - and balances its gory violence with smart, self-aware humor.
Synopsis: The last good cop in Los Angeles hits the road with a dangerous femme fatale in a twisted cross-country death... [More]

Room 104: Season 1 (2017)
84%

#12
Adjusted Score: 85.356%
Critics Consensus: Room 104 uses its anthology structure to its advantage, telling a series of short, eclectic stories that hit their marks more often than they miss.
Synopsis: Set in a single room of an average American motel, ROOM 104 tells a different story of the assorted characters... [More]

#11
Adjusted Score: 86.151%
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]

#10
Adjusted Score: 87.824%
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]

#9
Adjusted Score: 90.596%
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: In Season 1 of "Downward Dog," as Nan (Allison Tolman) begins to succeed in the workplace thanks to inspiration from... [More]

#8
Adjusted Score: 94.128%
Critics Consensus: Smartly unpredictable and led by powerful performances from a talented cast, the darkly compelling The Sinner sinks its hooks in fast and doesn't let go.
Synopsis: A crime thriller about a young mother who commits a public act of violence and the investigator who attempts to... [More]

#7
Adjusted Score: 98.168%
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]
Starring:

#6
Adjusted Score: 98.092%
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: In Series 1 of "American Gods", Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is released from prison to the news his wife, Laura... [More]

#5
Adjusted Score: 95.672%
Critics Consensus: The Keepers draws on riveting, real-life terror to expose long-buried secrets -- and tells an inspiring, brilliantly assembled story along the way.
Synopsis: A deep dive into the unsolved murder of a nun and the mysteries that surround her death decades later.... [More]
Starring:

GLOW: Season 1 (2017)
93%

#4
Adjusted Score: 97.775%
Critics Consensus: With spot-on 1980s period detail, knockout writing, and a killer cast, GLOW shines brightly.
Synopsis: Set in Los Angeles during the 1980s, an unemployed actress hopes to find stardom by portraying a female wrestler.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 96.748%
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: 99.28%
Critics Consensus: After a year-long wait, Game of Thrones roars back with powerful storytelling and a focused interest in its central characters -- particularly the female ones.
Synopsis: Series 7 of the adaptation of author George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" medieval fantasies about power... [More]
Directed By: Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa

#1
Adjusted Score: 102.192%
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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