Winter TV Scorecard 2017

A new year means a new TV Scorecard, as we rank by Tomatometer every qualifying show and season release from December to the end of February. We’ll update this list every Monday with new and returning series that have enough eligible reviews to be scored. Come back each week to see which shows are critical darlings and which are duds.

Newest additions: Doubt, The Collection, Imposters, The Missing, Girls, Detroiters, The Walking Dead, APB.

#59
Adjusted Score: 7.034%
Synopsis: Season 1 follows a squad of dynamic undercover police investigators who patrol the glitzy Gold Coast of Australia.... [More]

#58
Adjusted Score: 22.29%
Critics Consensus: Training Day falls short of recapturing the excellence of the film in its television incarnation -- and fails to distinguish itself from the current squad of tired police procedurals.
Synopsis: An idealistic police officer is partnered with a morally ambiguous detective in the LAPD.... [More]

Star: Season 1 (2015)
32%

#57
Adjusted Score: 33.012%
Critics Consensus: Despite Queen Latifah's strong performance, Lee Daniels' Star is weighed down by sloppy melodrama and overly cartoonish stereotypes.
Synopsis: Drama about three young women who form a group and battle to make a splash in the music industry.... [More]

#56
Adjusted Score: 15.637%
Synopsis: The story of a fashion house in post-WWII Paris that's run by two very different brothers.... [More]

APB: Season 1 (2017)
35%

#55
Adjusted Score: 35.58%
Critics Consensus: APB's reliance on high-tech gadgets at the expense of high-stakes drama makes it a cutting-edge police procedural not worth pursuing.
Synopsis: Crime drama about a tech tycoon who makes a deal to buy a troubled police precinct in Chicago, where he... [More]
Directed By: Len Wiseman

Frontier: Season 1 (2016)
38%

#54
Adjusted Score: 34.069%
Critics Consensus: Jason Momoa's powerhouse performance as Declan Harp is ultimately weighed down by Frontier's often sluggish storytelling.
Synopsis: Greed and power struggles surrounding the 18th-century fur trade in North America are explored in this drama.... [More]

Shut Eye: Season 1 (2016)
38%

#53
Adjusted Score: 34.069%
Critics Consensus: Shut Eye's solid cast isn't enough to overcome an overdone, overstuffed, and undercooked story.
Synopsis: A con artist experiences a life-altering injury and begins changing his ways.... [More]

#52
Adjusted Score: 40.08%
Critics Consensus: Dark and brooding, but also confusing and contrived, Emerald City is the Game of Thrones/Wizard of Oz mashup nobody asked for.
Synopsis: A dark, modern reimagining of "The Wizard of Oz."... [More]

Ransom: Season 1 (2017)
43%

#51
Adjusted Score: 43.106%
Critics Consensus: Ransom is a typical network procedural that lacks any originality or excitement.
Synopsis: A top crisis and hostage negotiator uses his insight into human behavior to resolve cases.... [More]

#50
Adjusted Score: 27.31%
Synopsis: Pop superstar Mariah Carey offers a glimpse into her private life, including her family, friends and inner circle, in this... [More]

#49

Beaches (2017)
50%

#49
Adjusted Score: 23.578%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Two women who bonded on the boardwalk as young girls maintain a strong friendship throughout the course of their lives,... [More]
Directed By: Allison Anders

Beyond: Season 1 (2017)
50%

#48
Adjusted Score: 39.488%
Critics Consensus: Beyond stays mired in contrived cliché, despite heartwarming performances from a capable cast.
Synopsis: Season 1 follows Holden, a young man who wakes up after 12 years in a coma and discovers he's gained... [More]

SIX: Season 1 (2017)
55%

#47
Adjusted Score: 47.781%
Critics Consensus: Six's well-crafted action and engaging characters are intriguing in spite of the show's trite premise and familiar narrative.
Synopsis: Members of a U.S. Navy SEAL team undertake a covert mission in Afghanistan.... [More]

Patriot: Season 1 (2015)
57%

#46
Adjusted Score: 23.613%
Synopsis: An intelligence officer takes an undercover assignment in Iran, but PTSD spells, incompetency in the federal government and the challenges... [More]

#45
Adjusted Score: 61.107%
Critics Consensus: 24: Legacy offers well-acted escapism, yet this reboot also inherits many of its predecessor's flaws, and an early narrative rut signals a missed opportunity for reinvention.
Synopsis: A military hero returns to the U.S., but seeks help from CTU when a plan for one of the largest-scale... [More]

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