We ranked new and returning series and films on TV and streaming from January 1 through mid-March by Tomatometer (seasons and films must have had at least 10 reviews to be included).
The final ranking reflects an adjusted score calculated based on the number of reviews a series has; for instance, if one title has 10 reviews and a 100% score, while another has 45 reviews and a 99% score, the second title ranks higher because of the larger pool of critics’ opinions used to form the score.
See the final results of the winter TV season:
Adjusted Score: 19.133%
Critics Consensus: Irritatingly uninspired, 9jkl leaves its talented cast out in the cold.
The comedy series is based on the experience of producers Mark Feuerstein and Dana Klein, who are married in real... [More]
Adjusted Score: 23.964%
Critics Consensus: Visually polished but narratively derivative and overall muddled, Mute is a would-be sci-fi epic whose title serves as an unfortunate guide to how it might be best enjoyed.
Berlin, the future, but close enough to feel familiar: In this loud, often brutal city, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) - unable... [More]
Adjusted Score: 18.367%
Critics Consensus: Living Biblically commits the cardinal TV sin of wasting the outline of an refreshingly unusual premise on broad, hammy acting and stock sitcom laughs.
Film critic Chip Curry (Jay R. Ferguson) is married to Leslie (Lindsey Kraft) and they are expecting their first child.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 17.106%
Critics Consensus: Starring a disengaged Jared Leto and stuffed with gangster cliches, The Outsider never distinguishes itself enough to gain admittance into the inner circle of good yakuza pictures.
Set in post-WWII Japan, an imprisoned American soldier (Leto) is released with the help of his Yakuza cellmate. Now free,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 21.345%
Critics Consensus: Valor's attempt to highlight an often overlooked segment of the armed services is undercut by a badly judged blend of military action and melodrama.
In this drama series, an elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots is sent on a top secret mission to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 20.62%
Critics Consensus: Bland and uneven, Disjointed does more smoke-blowing than joke-telling -- though it's further proof that Betsy Sodaro is a comedian to watch.
Disjointed is a workplace comedy starring Kathy Bates as a lifelong advocate for legalization who's finally living her dream as... [More]
Adjusted Score: 28.662%
Critics Consensus: With only a mildly interesting premise, Mind Games leaves viewers with few reasons to continue playing.
A unique agency solves problems for clients by using psychological manipulation.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 27.019%
Critics Consensus: Here and Now clearly has a point it wants to make, but a nebulous plot and unfocused character development stand in the way of its potential.
The Bayer-Boatwrights, a Portland-based multiracial family, gather together for the 60th birthday party of patriarch Greg Boatwright (Tim Robbins), a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 24.487%
Critics Consensus: Wisdom of the Crowd wastes a talented cast on a formulaic procedural crime drama that wavers between modest returns and unintentional laughs.
Obsessed with solving his daughter Mia's murder, billionaire tech guru Jeffrey Tanner (Jeremy Piven) develops Sophe, an app that uses... [More]
Adjusted Score: 33.01%
Critics Consensus: Sugar-coated satire, Our Cartoon President wavers between scathing social criticism and softball slings in a way that's as unsatisfying as it is uncomfortable.
This animated series offers a satirical look at life in the White House and explores the President's relationships with his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 37.527%
Critics Consensus: Life Sentence avoids asking tough questions about serious issues, settling instead for a cloying sweetness.
For the last eight years, Stella (Lucy Hale) lived her life to the fullest, due to being diagnosed with terminal... [More]
Adjusted Score: 42.699%
Critics Consensus: Formulaic to a fault, The Brave fails to bring anything new to the genre -- though high production values and a capable cast may be diverting enough for some.
A team of D.C.-based intelligence analysts headed by DIA Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) join forces with an elite... [More]
Adjusted Score: 62.045%
Critics Consensus: Esther Povistky and Benji Alflalo's awkward charms and convincingly platonic chemistry work, though Alone Together's lack of urgency keeps its nihilistic tenderness from truly jelling.
Starring stand-up comedians Esther Povitsky ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and named Variety's "10 comics to watch in 2017") and Benji Aflalo ("Not... [More]
Adjusted Score: 50.133%
Critics Consensus: Absentia sticks too closely to the procedural handbook, leaving its capable lead and mildly intriguing mystery treading water.
FBI agent Emily Byrne (Stana Katic). While hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers, Agent Byrne disappears without a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 48.912%
Critics Consensus: Despite a commanding, charming performance from Shemar Moore, S.W.A.T. remains a simple procedural overrun with clichés.
The premiere season of "S.W.A.T." introduces audiences to Sgt. Daniel "Hondo" Harrison (Shemar Moore), the only black officer and born-and-bred... [More]
Adjusted Score: 49.653%
Critics Consensus: Hard Sun's heady mix of narrative and visual flourishes buckle under a surfeit of clichés that ultimately weigh it down and leave the show a muddled mess.
Pre-apocalyptic crime show set in contemporary London, where two very different detectives must work together to fight crime.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 64.234%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
There was nothing predictable about David Bowie. Everything was designed to intrigue, to challenge, to defy all expectations. But perhaps... [More]
Adjusted Score: 51.328%
Critics Consensus: Dynasty's revival retains enough of its predecessor's over-the-top allure to offer a glamorous guilty pleasure in its first season, even if it never quite recaptures the magic of the original.
Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) is a smart and cunning businesswoman who believes she will soon become the new COO of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 50.447%
Critics Consensus: Refreshingly lewd humor and funny, relatable characters are crammed into LA to Vegas alongside pacing problems and a dearth of punchlines, leaving this sitcom's high-flying potential stuck in an amiable holding pattern.
The comedy series centers around the crew and passengers of Jackpot Airlines, a low-cost airline that operates weekend flights between... [More]
Adjusted Score: 55.09%
Critics Consensus: Instinct is ultimately an underwhelming police procedural, despite having Alan Cumming in its arsenal.
Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming) has settled into a life of retirement from the CIA and spends his days writing... [More]
Adjusted Score: 56.272%
Critics Consensus: Final Space doesn't always hit its mark, but for those looking for a bite-sized intergalactic comedy it may prove an amusing diversion.
Gary, an astronaut, is finishing up his prison sentence aboard the Galaxy One. That's when he meets Mooncake, an adorable... [More]
Adjusted Score: 66.597%
Critics Consensus: Despite moments of hilarity and a talented ensemble, discordant direction and a sloppy script keep The Polka King from truly singing.
In The Polka King, Jack Black stars as Jan Lewan, a Polish immigrant who became the "King of Pennsylvania Polka."... [More]
Adjusted Score: 59.769%
Critics Consensus: With sporadic amusement and a handful of decent performances, The Resident drifts between medical melodrama and hospital horror with often unintentionally funny results.
An idealistic young doctor, Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal), gets a rough reality check when he begins his first day under... [More]
Adjusted Score: 60.903%
Critics Consensus: Rise's admirable aim to inspire audiences with a grounded depiction of high school theater is undercut by stock characters and an off-putting presumption that it is more moving than it ever manages to be.
Series 1 follows a passionate teacher who galvanises drama students and an entire town.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65.045%
Critics Consensus: The Good Doctor's heavy-handed bedside manner undermines a solid lead performance, but under all the emotionally manipulative gimmickry, there's still plenty of room to improve.
Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a junior surgeon, who is on the autism spectrum and has savant syndrome. Shaun... [More]