Winter TV Scorecard 2016

Season 1 (2016)

Critics Consenus: Kaitlin Olson's considerable charm isn't enough to keep the intermittently funny The Mick from falling prey to conventional storylines and hard-to-root-for characters.
Synopsis: A comedy series about a dysfunctional family revolves around Mickey (Kaitlin Olson), a very irresponsible woman visiting her sister Poodle... [More]
Directed By: Randall Einhorn

Season 1 (2017)

Critics Consenus: 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: Taking place three years after the events of the final season of "24," this spin-off introduces a brand-new cast and... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Hopkins


iBoy (2017)

Critics Consensus: iBoy's original premise and Maisie Williams' strong performance aren't enough to overwrite a clichéd narrative, too-serious tone, and overall glitchy execution.
Synopsis: After being shot while trying to stop a violent attack on his high school crush Lucy,16-year-old Tom awakens from a... [More]
Directed By: Adam Randall (II)

Season 2 (2016)

Critics Consenus: Although its plot is admittedly unwieldy, The Man in the High Castle's second season expands its fascinating premise in powerful new directions, bolstered by stunning visuals, strong performances, and intriguing new possibilities.
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Season 1 (2017)

Critics Consenus: While Superior Donuts' talented cast impressively delivers, the annoying laugh track and stale jokes leave a hole in the middle of a crusty -- albeit topical -- narrative.
Synopsis: The comedy series, based on the play of the same name by Tracy Letts, follows the life of the owner... [More]

Season 2 (2017)

Critics Consenus: The Path struggles with occasionally logy pacing in its second season, but an expanded canvas and heightened stakes -- along with overall solid performances -- make the end results worth watching.
Synopsis: In its second season, The Path follows the Meyerist Movement as it tries to make sense of Dr. Meyer's mysterious... [More]

Season 1 (2017)

Critics Consenus: Powerless has a strong premise leaving room for improvement -- and strong performances from a talented cast -- but the show's initial spark is dimmed by uneven execution and a lack of laughs.
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Season 4 (2017)

Critics Consenus: Sherlock makes a welcome and shocking return, and Cumberbatch and Freeman are game, but it may prove difficult to live up to the lofty expectations created by the series' lengthy hiatus.
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Directed By: Paul McGuigan

Season 1 (2015)

Critics Consenus: Z: The Beginning of Everything presents an entertaining look at the life of Zelda Fitzgerald that's full of grandeur, splash, and old-timey wit, though the series suffers at times from a formless trajectory and over-the-top characterizations.
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Directed By: Tim Blake Nelson

Season 1 (2017)

Critics Consenus: Santa Clarita Diet serves up an excellent cast, frequent laughs, and an engaging premise -- but the level of gore might not be to everyone's taste.
Synopsis: A suburban couple undergo a dramatic change of lifestyle when one begins a new diet of human flesh.... [More]

Season 1 (2016)

Critics Consenus: The OA is more than OK.
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Directed By: Zal Batmanglij

Miniseries (2017)

Critics Consenus: The Young Pope's original premise and stylish blend of over-the-top melodrama with profane comedy helps overcome an occasionally muddled plot.
Synopsis: The first season of this limited drama series follows the early years of young, American-born Pius XIII's (Jude Law) pontificate.... [More]
Directed By: Paolo Sorrentino

Season 1 (2017)

Critics Consenus: After a sluggish start, Taboo takes hold as a mysterious, dark, and often brutal period drama with plenty of promise as a series -- most notably evident in Tom Hardy's exceptionally watchable performance.
Synopsis: Presumed-dead James Delaney reappears in London in 1814, to find his father dead and England at war with France and... [More]


Hairspray Live! (2016)

Critics Consensus: Hairspray Live! shimmers with outstanding performances, an engaging story, and songs that let its stars shine.
Synopsis: A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.... [More]
Directed By: Kenny Leon, Alex Rudzinski

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