Cobra Kai (YouTube Red)

61 TV Reboots & Revivals by Tomatometer

When The X-Files returned to Fox in January 2016, fans were apprehensive. Would the revival hold up over time? Could it make up for the original iteration’s lackluster ninth season?

Luckily, they had nothing to worry about. Season 10 received a Fresh 65% Tomatometer score as well as stellar ratings, and season 11 was Certified Fresh with a 79% Tomatometer score.

Alas, not all reboots and revivals are created equal. While NBC’s season 9 revival of Will & Grace is Certified Fresh at 86% on the Tomatometer, the CW’s new take on Dynasty fell flat with a 53% Tomatometer score.

On the flip side, some titles like streaming series Cobra Kai, a sequel to the famous Karate Kid films, become big hits. The YouTube Red show premiered May 2 and has maintained a 100% score to land in the top spot of our scorecard of shows based on previous titles that returned from the dead.

ABC’s Roseanne and American Idol revivals also recently joined our list.  Find out how all of the titles fared in their first new season (or TV-movie revival!) by Tomatometer.

Cobra Kai: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 102.92%
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.
Synopsis: Decades after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites in this sequel to the... [More]
Directed By: Jon Hurwitz

Adjusted Score: 100.977%
Critics Consensus: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return picks up right where its predecessor left off, retaining all the cult classic's crucial ingredients and adding a handful of fresh twists.
Synopsis: In this reboot of the cult classic, a human and two robots poke fun at cheesy sci-fi movies.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.624%
Critics Consensus: An increasing intensity and maturity are evident in Samurai Jack's beautifully animated, action-packed, and overall compelling fifth season.
Synopsis: A young prince from feudal Japan trains to defeat the supernatural shape-shifting demon, Aku. He almost defeats Aku but Aku... [More]
Starring: Phil LaMarr

Adjusted Score: 75.427%
Critics Consensus: Voltron: Legendary Defender honors its source material with beautifully expressive animation and impactful action.
Synopsis: Animated series that follows five teens from Earth who pilot robotic lions in an intergalactic battle against evil.... [More]


Psych: The Movie (2017)

Adjusted Score: 63.749%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend, Burton "Gus" Guster (Dulé Hill), will team up once... [More]
Directed By: Steve Franks

DuckTales: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 77.667%
Critics Consensus: Highly energetic, distinctively designed, and attuned to its nostalgia, this update to a Disney animated classic is far bolder than its predecessor.
Synopsis: Donald Duck - begrudgingly - drops Huey, Dewey and Louie off to the home of their mysterious and rich great-uncle,... [More]

Impulse: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 72.009%
Synopsis: 16-year-old Henrietta Coles (Maddie Hasson) is about to be raped by basketball star Clay Boone (Tanner Stine) when she has... [More]

Queer Eye: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 98.56%
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.
Synopsis: An all-new "Fab Five" advise men on fashion, grooming, food, culture and design in this modern reboot of the Emmy... [More]

Roots: Miniseries (2016)

Adjusted Score: 98.223%
Critics Consensus: A powerfully impressive -- and still relevant -- update on a television classic, Roots boasts remarkable performances, deep emotion, and occasionally jarring beauty.
Synopsis: A family tries to overcome the hardships of slavery to survive and build a legacy.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.401%
Critics Consensus: One Day at a Time breathes fresh life into the classic Norman Lear original with a lively, sharp, and proudly old-school sitcom bolstered by a surfeit of heart and terrific performances from Rita Moreno and Justina Machado.
Synopsis: This comedy series is based on a sitcom of the same name that ran from 1975 to 1984, and follows... [More]
Directed By: Pamela Fryman

Adjusted Score: 99.778%
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: 93.252%
Critics Consensus: Vivid animation and creative reconstruction of the Carmen Sandiego backstory elevates this property beyond its edutainment roots.
Synopsis: A master thief who uses her skills for good, Carmen Sandiego travels the world foiling V.I.L.E.'s evil plans -- with... [More]

The Flash: Season 1 (2014)

Adjusted Score: 95.189%
Critics Consensus: The Flash benefits from its purposefully light atmosphere, making it a superhero show uniquely geared toward genre fans as well as novices.
Synopsis: Season 1 of this action-adventure series follows Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), an assistant police forensic investigator who was orphaned when... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.401%
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.
Synopsis: This adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature -- half-witch, half-mortal -- while standing against the evil forces... [More]

The Tick: Season 1 (2016)

Adjusted Score: 93.32%
Critics Consensus: Likeable characters add realism and heart to the tongue-in-cheek humor and high-octane action that fuels The Tick.
Synopsis: Evildoers everywhere beware! Peter Serafinowicz plays the nigh invulnerable hero in this Amazon Original series, featuring favorites from the comic... [More]

Critics Consensus: Will & Grace reunites its ever-hilarious cast for a revival season that picks up right where the show left off 11 years ago -- adding a fresh relevance and a series of stories that make sharply funny use of the passage of time.
Synopsis: That's right, honey! A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy's most fabulous foursome is back. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack,... [More]

Adjusted Score: 93.901%
Critics Consensus: Marshmallows, rejoice! Veronica Mars returns in fine form, capturing much of what made the series so beloved while adding new wrinkles that satisfy more often than they mystify.
Synopsis: Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town's lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired... [More]

Adjusted Score: 91.567%
Critics Consensus: A captivating combination of riveting political drama and science fiction fantasy make Battlestar Galactica must-see sci-fi.
Synopsis: David Eick and Ronald D. Moore's dark reinvention of the cult sci-fi series picks up where the 2003 miniseries left... [More]

Adjusted Score: 87.378%
Critics Consensus: Fun, fascinating and feminist, Spike Lee's classic is born again for a new generation.
Synopsis: Nola Darling struggles to stay true to herself and her dreams while juggling three lovers in this Spike Lee series... [More]

Adjusted Score: 91.966%
Critics Consensus: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life provides a faithful and successful revival of the quirky, sweet, and beloved series fans fell in love with over a decade ago.
Synopsis: Set nearly a decade after the finale of the original series, this revival follows Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore through... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Palladino

Adjusted Score: 83.197%
Critics Consensus: Though not quite as comical, Girl Meets World sweetly shares the nostalgia of its predecessor, Boy meets World, with its young audience while providing positive moral values for today's youth.
Synopsis: Series 1 of the "Boy Meets World" spin-off about the daughter of Cory and Topanga.... [More]
Directed By: Joel Zwick, Rider Strong

Adjusted Score: 86.084%
Critics Consensus: Although it takes an episode to achieve liftoff, Star Trek: Discovery delivers a solid franchise installment for the next generation -- boldly led by the charismatic Sonequa Martin-Green.
Synopsis: This sci-fi series follows the voyages of Starfleet on their quest to explore new planets and new life forms. Set... [More]

Adjusted Score: 84.118%
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: A young orphan's arrival in Avonlea affects the hearts and minds of everyone she meets, beginning with the pair of... [More]

Adjusted Score: 85.594%
Critics Consensus: A brisk, slick reboot of an old favorite, Hawaii Five-0's picturesque locales and attractive cast make for pleasurable viewing.
Synopsis: A remake of the show that debuted in 1968, the first series of the rebooted 'Hawaii Five-O" premiered 42 years... [More]

Adjusted Score: 83.54%
Synopsis: In a bid to rebrand the iconic Doctor, the BBC shakes off the kitschy sets of old and fashion a... [More]

Nikita: Season 1 (2010)

Adjusted Score: 80.684%
Critics Consensus: Building on Maggie Q's strong central performance, Nikita is a strong spy thriller that's sleek and action-packed (if a little heavy with backstory).
Synopsis: Maggie Q stars in this sexy and suspenseful series as the charming and deadly Nikita. Trained as an invisible assassin... [More]

Adjusted Score: 77.33%
Critics Consensus: By owning its own ridiculousness, 10 Years Later is a fan-pleasing addition to the cult classic series.
Synopsis: Sometimes, in order to move forward, you have to go back... But first, make your way over to Camp Firewood... [More]

Adjusted Score: 80.721%
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.
Synopsis: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from... [More]
Directed By: Patricia Riggen

Adjusted Score: 76.868%
Critics Consensus: The Twilight Zone explores the strangeness of the modern world through Rod Serling's winning formula, creating a thought-provoking -- if not always spine-tingling -- showcase for Jordan Peele and his exceptional crop of collaborators.
Synopsis: Viewers enter another dimension with Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg's modern re-imagining of the classic. CBS All Access' The Twilight... [More]

Charmed: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 72.48%
Critics Consensus: Charmed's updates are as fun as they are surprisingly feminist -- and with a sharper focus, it could conjure up an even stronger show than the one that came before it.
Synopsis: "Stronger together." That's what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie "Mel" Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie,... [More]

Roseanne: Season 10 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 74.401%
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.
Synopsis: Featuring the complete original cast, new series regulars and notable returning guest stars, the revival will explore life, death and... [More]

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