Winter/Spring TV Scorecard 2016

Teen Wolf: Season 5 (2015)

Adjusted Score: 69.436%
Critics Consensus: Teen Wolf rebounds from a case of the narrative shakes by doubling down on the absurdity in a season that goes for broke with narrative irreverence and campy thrills.
Synopsis: Season 5 sees Scott (Tyler Posey) and friends begin senior year, as they start to look to the future, and... [More]

Adjusted Score: 62.958%
Critics Consensus: Despite an Elena-less season, Vampire Diaries still has plenty of fleshed out plot and new characters for fans to sink their teeth into.
Synopsis: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is back with yet more romance, suspense, thrills and intoxicating chemistry. In the wake of Elena Gilbert's... [More]

Adjusted Score: 86.437%
Critics Consensus: Though the execution feels almost as dated as the period it represents, 11.22.63 gradually reveals a compelling, well-performed series of events.
Synopsis: In this miniseries, English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to stop JFK's assassination, but many elements threaten his... [More]

Adjusted Score: 41.732%
Synopsis: Season 2 of the mystery series opens with Sidney accused of sexual assault by the father of a teen girl... [More]

Lopez: Season 1 (2016)

Adjusted Score: 55.665%
Critics Consensus: Lopez's namesake star wrings enough cheeky, autobiographical humor to transcend the show's old-school premise.
Synopsis: In Season 1 of this sitcom, comedian George Lopez tries to maintain his working class, Latino roots while living an... [More]

The Path: Season 1 (2016)

Adjusted Score: 80.466%
Critics Consensus: With strong performances, deep writing, and skilled direction, The Path offers an absorbing observation of the human condition, even if a rushed pace occasionally blunts the impact.
Synopsis: A family struggles with relationships, marriage and power during a controversial religious movement in this drama series.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 86.773%
Critics Consensus: The darkly fascinating (and utterly bingeworthy) The Girlfriend Experience powers past any shortcomings with a breakout performance by Riley Keough.
Synopsis: An anthology series that explores the relationships between female escorts and their clients, which is not all about the sex.... [More]
Directed By: Amy Seimetz

Adjusted Score: 81.872%
Critics Consensus: Sometimes raunchy, but often honest and endearing, The Detour brings the laughs as the story tries to find its way.
Synopsis: Misadventures plague a family when they embark on a vacation in this comedy.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 88.733%
Critics Consensus: War & Peace boasts sumptuous visuals and the narrative remains largely faithful to its sprawling source material, even if the pace may challenge less patient viewers and the period detail is slightly lacking.
Synopsis: A mini-series about the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in Russia as they vie for power following Napoleon's... [More]

Adjusted Score: 86.824%
Critics Consensus: Quality performances help keep London Spy engaging, even though its plot sometimes meanders.
Synopsis: Danny (Ben Whishaw) is a warehouse worker with estranged parents and a past of drug abuse; Alex (Edward Holcroft) is... [More]

Girls: Season 5 (2016)

Adjusted Score: 86.525%
Critics Consensus: Though some characters have devolved into caricatures, watching them struggle in Girls is more fun in season five, with sharper humor and narrative consistency than prior seasons.
Synopsis: Season 5 of the comedy series starts months after the flash forward that ended Season 4. Marnie (Allison Williams) is... [More]

Adjusted Score: 88.109%
Critics Consensus: The Last Panthers is a darkly delectable adventure with alluring performances and solid direction that make up for occasionally convoluted scripts.
Synopsis: Season 1 of this crime drama about European jewel thieves.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 84.201%
Critics Consensus: You, Me, and the Apocalypse has a lot of fun with the end of the world, if you can keep up with its unpredictable, oddball twists.
Synopsis: Four unlikely people are the lone survivors after a comet collides with earth and must accept their status as the... [More]

Beowulf: Season 1 (2016)

Adjusted Score: 48.248%
Critics Consensus: This iteration of Beowulf will not inspire songs and epic poems in the years to come, with its heroic attempt at grounding the myth in an authentic reality dashed by corny stylization and unconvincing performances.
Synopsis: Adventures of a troubled warrior living in a mythological place called the Shieldlands.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 38.052%
Critics Consensus: Sleepy Hollow's third season retains the series' gothic theatrics and the invaluable chemistry between leads Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, but this go-around shows signs of strain as it attempts to further flesh out a mythology that isn't substantial enough for viewers to lose their heads over.
Synopsis: In Season 3 of this modern retelling of Irving's classic, Ichabod Crane is left emotionally reeling after the death of... [More]

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  • Troy Kleasner

    Why is number 5 only 77% surrounded by 100% on both sides?

  • simon

    To each, I guess.

  • Ragnar Lodbrok

    For every negative review this season I simply shouted “SHIELD WALL”

  • Felipe G

    Why is Vikings on top if it has less reviews and a lower average rating?

  • BPods

    I give this list an Incomplete.

  • Pinkk

    When you see the 100% have a total of 8 reviews compared to those with lower scores, not to sure on this list :p

  • TomNewYorker

    My 10 Favorite New Shows of 2016, so far, are

    1-Fuller House
    3-Legends of Tomorrow
    4-The Real O’Neals
    5-The People Vs. O.J. Simpson
    6-Recovery Road
    8-School of Rock

    My 10 Favorite Returning Shows of 2016, so far, are
    2-Family Guy
    4-The Goldbergs
    5-The Flash
    8-The Carmichael Show
    9-American Crime

    • stellabystarlite

      I have the whole season Baskets on my DVR since I haven’t had time to watch it yet…looking forward to binge-watching the whole thing when I have more free time after the college semester ends. I have all of OJ too, but I’m on the fence about if I want to see that. I’ve heard a lot of mixed reactions to that one.

      • Poncho-Da-God

        You’ll be disappointed

  • d12

    I am early i got a joke


  • Dennis Bowers

    What is the basis for this list? No Flash, no Supergirl, but Legends of Tomorrow is listed?

    • Catalyst

      Shows that started their runs in the spring. Flash and Supergirl started their runs in fall and are continuing. Granted, WD is also on the list. On second thought, no idea.

  • dfsfdv

    Isn’t fair because OB’s only had one episode… but so far so amazing

  • Poncho-Da-God

    Dice is pretty good. The second episode is classic. Game Of Thrones should be #1 on the list.

  • JFH

    The Americans is great! It proves that you don’t need superheroes, monsters, magic, CGI, blood, and endless action to create an amazing show. Whatever happened to storytelling.

  • J_S_Mastropiero

    Gotham 90% Flash 100% Agents of shield 100% Supergirl 90% Agent Carter 80%…..Daredevil 75% Something is fundamentally broken with Rotten Tomatoes…or critics

  • Doofy69

    This list is poopy.

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