Winter/Spring TV Scorecard 2016
Adjusted Score: 69.149%
Critics Consensus: Madoff boasts a knockout performance from Richard Dreyfuss, whose obvious enjoyment of the role helps make up for the miniseries' surplus of polish and overall lack of perspective.
A miniseries chronicling the rise and ultimate downfall of the infamous financier Bernie Madoff, whose fraudulent activities led to a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 76.189%
Critics Consensus: The Magicians' impressive special effects and creative storytelling help compensate for a derivative premise and occasionally sluggish pace.
Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), a graduate student who's a big fan of fantasy books, discovers that magic is real when... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75.109%
Critics Consensus: Teachers struggles with the transition from web series to television, but gets some good marks for humor.
Six elementary school teachers juggle the trials and tribulations of their jobs and their personal lives.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 72.912%
Critics Consensus: Though its themes may be unpleasant for some and LOL moments are few and far between, Baskets succeeds on the strength of its deadpan delivery and terrific cast.
Zach Galifianakis stars as Chip Baskets, a downtrodden would-be professional clown, in the premiere season of "Baskets," a single-camera comedy... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75.642%
Critics Consensus: While the jury is out on its weekly worthiness, The Catch largely yields satisfying results with tried-and-true Shondaland production qualities, fun cases of the week, and bendy plot twists.
In the premiere season of this drama, Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos), a highly skilled Los Angeles private investigator, learns what... [More]
Adjusted Score: 73.525%
Critics Consensus: Mercy Street's intriguing setting and talented cast can't compensate for the overall lack of excitement in a period drama that's traditional to a fault.
Season 1 of the Civil War medical drama opens with Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a widowed nurse from New... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79.813%
Critics Consensus: Despite a lack of likable characters, Billions' soapy melodrama and larger-than-life canvas offer plenty of repeat viewing potential.
Paul Giamatti portrays ruthless U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes, who goes head to head with Damian Lewis' powerful but corrupt hedge-fund... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.951%
Critics Consensus: Bolstered by some impressive action, Daredevil keeps its footing in season two, even if its new adversaries can't quite fill the void left by Wilson Fisk.
After defeating Fisk and his empire, Matt Murdock patrols the streets at night as the vigilante hero, Daredevil. However, just... [More]
Adjusted Score: 62.39%
Critics Consensus: The Circus reveals a more human side of the candidates and paints a clear picture of how grueling life can be on the campaign trail, yet the show fails to provide the type of candid analysis and discourse it alludes to during this incredibly unique and cantankerous election cycle.
The documentary series centers around the 2016 US Presidential election and focuses on primaries and campaigns for both parties. The... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78.06%
Critics Consensus: Vinyl doesn't always keep the beat, dramatically speaking, but overall, it capably honors the rock pioneers of the '70s with absorbing stories, a spot-on soundtrack, and rich period detail.
A record-label president tries to save his company in 1970s New York City.
Adjusted Score: 76.733%
Critics Consensus: Outsiders' gritty performances keep the backwoods drama intriguing, even when the story gets stuck in the mud.
After 10 years spent in the military, Asa Farrell (Joe Anderson) returns home to his clan of mountain folk living... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85.149%
Critics Consensus: Colony offers an engaging enough narrative, a few scares, and an overall good time, even if none of it is particularly original.
In a nearby future, the Bowman family are struggling to survive and stay united in a Los Angeles that has... [More]
Adjusted Score: 76.67%
Critics Consensus: Chelsea Does manages to investigate some meaningful topics, but the show's polarizing namesake is also its greatest liability.
A documentary series exploring four topics: marriage; racism; technology; and drugs.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 25.158%
Four estranged friends are reunited because of mysterious messages that suggest their missing friend is watching them and that someone... [More]
Adjusted Score: 76.456%
Critics Consensus: A move from New York to Hollywood gives Agent Carter new territory to explore, as the series continues to search for a storyline as dynamic as its heroine.
In Series 2 Agent Carter moves to LA in the wake of World War 2, giivng her a different territory... [More]
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