Winter TV Scorecard 2017

Of all the new and returning shows gracing our TV screens between December 2016 and February ’17, nearly 70 got enough critics eyes on them to get a Tomatometer. After ranking them week after week, the Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds HBO tribute doc Bright Lights came out on top, while Netflix animation show Pacific Heat started low and stayed there.  Read on for the full Winter TV Scorecard Tomatometer rankings!

#68
Adjusted Score: 7.069%
Synopsis: Season 1 follows a squad of dynamic undercover police investigators who patrol the glitzy Gold Coast of Australia.... [More]

#67
Adjusted Score: 22.113%
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 (2016)
32%

#66
Adjusted Score: 33.356%
Critics Consensus: Despite Queen Latifah's strong performance, Lee Daniels' Star is weighed down by sloppy melodrama and overly cartoonish stereotypes.
Synopsis: The first season of the musical drama follows the lives of three young singers trying to navigate the music business... [More]

#65
Adjusted Score: 21.934%
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%

#64
Adjusted Score: 35.457%
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]

Frontier: Season 1 (2016)
43%

#63
Adjusted Score: 41.722%
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. Season 1 sees... [More]

Shut Eye: Season 1 (2016)
38%

#62
Adjusted Score: 34.237%
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]

#61
Adjusted Score: 39.842%
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%

#60
Adjusted Score: 43.02%
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]

#59
Adjusted Score: 27.445%
Synopsis: Pop superstar Mariah Carey offers a glimpse into her private life, including her family, friends and inner circle, in this... [More]

#58

Beaches (2017)
50%

#58
Adjusted Score: 21.028%
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

#57
Adjusted Score: 43.723%
Critics Consensus: Sun Records accurately captures the era and excitement of the birth of rock n' roll, but its disparate storylines struggle to maintain a narrative rhythm.
Synopsis: Sun Records founder Sam Phillips shapes the music of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.... [More]

Beyond: Season 1 (2017)
50%

#56
Adjusted Score: 36.435%
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]

Doubt: Season 1 (2017)
53%

#55
Adjusted Score: 54.186%
Critics Consensus: Doubt struggles with tone in its premiere episode, but ultimately develops into a decent courtroom/workplace drama that is buoyed by a talented cast.
Synopsis: A female defense attorney falls for a client who just might be guilty of a grisly crime.... [More]

SIX: Season 1 (2017)
55%

#54
Adjusted Score: 44.087%
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]

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