Winter/Spring TV Scorecard 2016

Adjusted Score: 76.406%
Critics Consensus: Full of addictive twists, the second season of 12 Monkeys overcomes time traveling logic issues with help of added thriller elements.
Synopsis: Follows the journey of a time traveller from the post-apocalyptic future trying to destroy the source of a plague that... [More]
Directed By: David Grossman

Nashville: Season 4 (2015)

Adjusted Score: 50.307%
Synopsis: In the fourth season of this drama, a now-healthy Deacon (Charles Esten) feels guilty as Beverly (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson) grows gravely... [More]

Adjusted Score: 86.523%
Critics Consensus: Though it can never live up to its parent publication in terms of purpose and cachet, many of the segments in The New Yorker Presents are classy, polished, and culturally educational.
Synopsis: Documentaries, poems, films and interviews based on content from The New Yorker.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 88.73%
Critics Consensus: While the plot could be more concise, Hap and Leonard benefits from engaging characters and an absorbing, offbeat atmosphere.
Synopsis: Best friends Hap Collins (James Purefoy) and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams) get down on their luck when they're both... [More]
Directed By: Jim Mickle

Adjusted Score: 76.57%
Critics Consensus: Six seasons in, The Walking Dead is still finding ways to top itself, despite slow patches that do little to advance the plot.
Synopsis: Series 6 of The Walking Dead sees Rick lead the community of Alexandria as they face increasing challenges from large... [More]

Adjusted Score: 87.491%
Critics Consensus: House of Cards retains its binge-worthiness by ratcheting up the drama, and deepening Robin Wright's role even further.
Synopsis: Series 4 opens with Frank and Claire still at odds with each other. Claire's determination to be a political figure... [More]

Adjusted Score: 81.107%
Critics Consensus: What Wynonna Earp lacks in originality it more than makes up for in gritty, silly, supernatural fun.
Synopsis: Wyatt Earp's great granddaughter brings the paranormal to justice in this supernatural series based on the IDW Publishing comic created... [More]

Adjusted Score: 89.57%
Critics Consensus: Melodramatic characters and soapy class struggles continue to keep Downton Abbey compelling as this celebrated series approaches its grand finale.
Synopsis: Sixth and final series of the period drama following the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants at... [More]

Love: Season 1 (2016)

Adjusted Score: 89.184%
Critics Consensus: Judd Apatow's Love is an honest look at building a relationship, helped along by its two appealing leads.
Synopsis: On-set tutor Gus Cruikshank (Paul Rust) and radio program manager Mickey Dobbs (Gillian Jacobs) both get out of their respective... [More]

Adjusted Score: 55.436%
Synopsis: Based on the web series of the same name, the first season of Comedy Central's "Idiotsitter" follows Billie (Charlotte Newhouse),... [More]

Adjusted Score: 88.177%
Critics Consensus: Togetherness returns with its charm intact, though its compelling characters could stand to have a few more laughs.
Synopsis: Season 2 of this comedy-drama follows a couple, Brett and Michelle Pierson (Mark Duplass and Melanie Lynskey) as their sputtering... [More]

Adjusted Score: 95.491%
Critics Consensus: Bloody and captivating as always, Game of Thrones plunges back into the midst of a world touched by grief, dread, and precarious sexuality.
Synopsis: In Series 6 Bran Stark continues to train with the Three-Eyed Raven and, after being captured, Daenerys Targaryen is brought... [More]

Gotham: Season 2 (2015)

Adjusted Score: 69.714%
Critics Consensus: While still tonally uneven in season two, Gotham is back with a renewed focus, moving away from disjointed case-of-the-week plots into a darker, more stable serialized story.
Synopsis: Season 2 of the gritty Batman prequelfinds Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock dragged deeper into the fight for Gotham. The... [More]

Adjusted Score: 76.406%
Critics Consensus: Time Traveling Bong's goofy stoner adventure is packed with good-natured giggles -- and makes a few sneakily intelligent points along the way.
Synopsis: In "Time Traveling Bong" Glazer and Downs play Sharee and Jeff, two mediocre, suburban cousins who live together in a... [More]
Starring: Ilana Glazer

Adjusted Score: 90.63%
Critics Consensus: Angie Tribeca's unique blend of sharp wit and broad humor - and the obvious fun being had by a talented cast - make for a consistent, charmingly absurd spoof of police procedurals.
Synopsis: A spoof of police procedurals centres on a female veteran of the LAPD.... [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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