Kit Harington in Game of Thrones season 7 "Eastwatch" (Macall B. Polay/HBO)

Summer TV Scorecard 2017

Facilitate your end of summer TV binge-watching habit with every series and event from May-June that got at least 20 critic reviews; it’s all ranked by Tomatometer in one seriously convenient list.

#27
Adjusted Score: -1%
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.

#26

Dirty Dancing (2017)
19%

#26
Adjusted Score: 19644%
Critics Consensus: Clever casting can't save Dirty Dancing, a hollow remake that trips over its own good intentions.
Synopsis: Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance... [More]
Directed By: Wayne Blair

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Even a cast of talented comedic actors can't keep Friends from College from being anything but underwhelming.

Gypsy: Season 1 (2017)
40%

#24
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Gypsy's ludicrous plot trudges along, dragging a talented cast with it.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: While I'm Dying Up Here hints at untapped potential and deserves praise for authentic period detail, its attempts at affecting drama are undermined by subpar writing and a muddled focus.

#22
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: This old-fashioned tour through F. Scott Fitzgerald's vision of Hollywood has lush production values and an attractive varnish of glamorous pedigree, but lacks a storytelling hook or a compelling character to latch onto - resulting in an inert bauble that is pleasing to look at but elusive to feel.

Snowfall: Season 1 (2017)
62%

#21
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Despite Singleton's accurate recreation of 1983 Los Angeles and a strong lead performance from Damson Idris.Snowfall struggles to create a compelling drama from its separate storylines.

#20
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Midnight, Texas recycles too many southern gothic tropes to possess much of its own unique flavor, but it's endearingly idiosyncratic enough to merit attention from viewers with an interest in the occult.

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#19

The Mist: Season 1 (2017)
60%

#18
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Mist's absorbing atmosphere and solid special effects struggle to overcome a generally uninspired story and performances.
Directed By: Christian Torpe

Ozark: Season 1 (2017)
70%

#17
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Ozark hasn't yet reached the same level as the classic crime dramas to which it will inevitably be compared, but its satisfyingly complex plot - and a gripping performance from Jason Bateman - suggest greater potential.

#16
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: House of Cards enjoys a confident return to form this season, though its outlandish edge is tempered slightly by the current political climate.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Orange Is the New Black's fifth season offers up more of the sharp writing and dizzying tonal juggling acts that fans expect - albeit somewhat less successfully.
Directed By: Jenji Kohan

Claws: Season 1 (2017)
82%

#14
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted, visually impressive, and energetically paced, Claws leaves a mark with a strong first season that hints at even greater potential.

#13
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Blood Drive indulges its grindhouse elements with gleeful abandon - and balances its gory violence with smart, self-aware humor.

Room 104: Season 1 (2017)
87%

#12
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Room 104 uses its anthology structure to its advantage, telling a series of short, eclectic stories that hit their marks more often than they miss.

#11
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Adult in the best way, I Love Dick expands the scope of its source material while offering smart, provocative, and funny observations on sexuality and gender roles.

#10
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Anne with an E uses its complex central character to offer a boldly stylish, emotionally resonant spin on classic source material that satisfies in its own right.

#9
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The adorable and insightful -- though sometimes grating -- titular pet elevates Downward Dog from its potentially "ruff" premise into a sweet, intellectual comedy.

#8
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: American Gods opens with a series of wildly ambitious gambits -- and rewards viewers' faith with a promising first season whose visual riches are matched by its narrative impact.

#7
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Smartly unpredictable and led by powerful performances from a talented cast, the darkly compelling The Sinner sinks its hooks in fast and doesn't let go.
Directed By: Antonio Campos

#6
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Surreal, suspenseful, and visually stunning, this new Twin Peaks is an auteurist triumph for David Lynch.
Starring:

GLOW: Season 1 (2017)
94%

#5
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With spot-on 1980s period detail, knockout writing, and a killer cast, GLOW shines brightly.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Keepers draws on riveting, real-life terror to expose long-buried secrets -- and tells a brilliantly assembled story along the way.
Starring:

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt continues to thrive with a comically agile cast, notable guest stars, and a forceful influx of funny.
Directed By: Jeff Richmond, David Miner

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: After a year-long wait, Game of Thrones roars back with powerful storytelling and a focused interest in its central characters -- particularly the female ones.

#1
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Master of None's second season picks up where its predecessor left off, delivering an ambitious batch of episodes that builds on the show's premise while adding surprising twists.

Game of Thrones - Dragonstone (Macall B. Polay/HBO)

(Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO)

Eager for warm weather already? Here’s an early look at spring/summer TV that might argue for you to stay indoors.


March | April | May | JuneJuly | AugustNEW! Fall 2017


March


Wednesday, Mar. 1
National Treasure: Season 1 (2016) 100% Hulu
Chicago Justice: Season 1 (2017) 73% 10 p.m., NBC (preview)

Thursday, Mar. 2
60 Days In: Atlanta (2017) 9 p.m., A&E

Friday, Mar. 3
Annedroids: Season 4 (2016) Amazon

Sunday, Mar. 5
Once Upon a Time: Season 6 (2016) 89% 8 p.m., ABC (returning)
Making History: Season 1 (2010) 92% 8:30 p.m., FOX
Chicago Justice: Season 1 (2017) 73% 9 p.m., NBC
The Last Man on Earth: Season 3 (2016) 78% 9:30 p.m., FOX (returning)
The Arrangement: Season 1 (2010) 62% 10 p.m., E!
Blood Feuds: Bette and Joan (2016) 91% 10 p.m., FX
Shades of Blue: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., NBC
Time After Time: Season 1 (2017) 67% 10 pm., ABC
Breaking Free (2015) 11 p.m., WGN

Trial & Error

Tuesday, Mar. 7
The Americans: Season 5 (2017) 94% 10 p.m., FX

Wednesday, Mar. 8
Designated Survivor: Season 1 (2016) 87% 10 p.m., ABC (returning)
Underground: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., WGN
Ripper Street: Season 5 (2016) 100% 11 p.m., BBC America

Thursday, Mar. 9
Kicking & Screaming: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., FOX
The Catch: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., ABC

Friday, Mar. 10
Buddy Thunderstruck: Season 1 (2017) , Netflix
Hand of God: Season 2 (2017) Amazon
Love: Season 2 (2017) 96% Netflix

Saturday, Mar. 11
Samurai Jack: Season 5 (2017) 100% 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network

Sunday, Mar. 12
Top Gear: Season 24 (2017) 86% 8 p.m., BBC America
American Crime: Season 3 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., ABC

Monday, Mar. 13
Young & Hungry: Season 5 (2017) 8 p.m., Freeform
Baby Daddy: Season 6 (2017) 8:30 p.m., Freeform

Tuesday, Mar. 14
Trial & Error: Season 1 (2017) 86% 9:30 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Mar. 15
Greenleaf: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., OWN
Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo (2017) 10 p.m., Sundance

Thursday, Mar. 16
Shrink: Season 1 (2017) Seeso
Snatch: Season 1 (2017) 42% Crackle
Review: Season 3 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Comedy Central

Marvel's Iron Fist

Marvel’s Iron Fist

Friday, Mar. 17
The Originals: Season 4 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., The CW
Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 1 (2017) 20% 8 p.m., Netflix
Animals.: Season 2 (2017) 100% 11:30 p.m., HBO

Sunday, Mar. 19
The Circus: Inside the Biggest Story on Earth: Season 2 (2017) 8 p.m., Showtime
Into the Badlands: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., AMC

Tuesday, Mar. 21
Cosplay Melee: Season 1 (2017)   10 p.m., SyFy
Upscale With Prentice Penny: Season 1 (2017)   10 p.m., TruTV

Wednesday, Mar. 22
Shots Fired: Season 1 (2017) 84% 8 p.m., FOX
Empire: Season 3 (2016) 87% 9 p.m., FOX (returning)
Rogue: Season 3 (2015) 9 p.m., DirecTV

Ingobernable

Friday, Mar. 24
Grace and Frankie: Season 3 (2017) 100% Netflix
Ingobernable: Season 1 (2017)  Netflix (US premiere)
() % 7:30 p.m., DIS

Tuesday, Mar. 28
Rebel: Season 1 (2017) 38% 10 p.m., BET

Wednesday, Mar. 29
Harlots: Season 1 (2017) 92% Hulu
Imaginary Mary: Season 1 (2017) 27% 8:30 p.m., ABC (sneak preview)
Nobodies: Season 1 () 73% 10 p.m., TV Land
Lopez: Season 2 (2017) 10:30 p.m., TV Land

Friday, Mar. 31
13 Reasons Why: Season 1 (2017) 77% Netflix
Five Came Back: Miniseries (2017) 98% Netflix
Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg (2016) 100% 10 p.m., Starz

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April


Sunday, Apr. 2
Call the Midwife: Season 6 (2017) 8 p.m., PBS
Home Fires: Season 2 (2016) 9 p.m., PBS
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell: Season 3 (2016) 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network (returning)

Tuesday, Apr. 4
Dimension 404: Season 1 (2017) 80% Hulu
iZombie: Season 3 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., CW
Prison Break: Season 5 (2017) 56% 9 p.m., FOX
Imaginary Mary: Season 1 (2017) 27% 9:30 p.m., ABC

Wednesday, Apr. 5
Archer: Dreamland (2017) 86% 10 p.m., FXX
Brockmire: Season 1 (2017) 94% 10 p.m., IFC

Thursday, Apr, 6
Dark Net: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., Showtime

Friday, Apr. 7
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story: Season 1 (2017) 53% Amazon
The Get Down: Season 1 (2016) 77% Netflix (returning)

The Son

Saturday, Apr. 8
The Son: Season 1 (2017) 52% 9 p.m., AMC

Monday, Apr. 10
Better Call Saul: Season 3 (2017) 98% 10 p.m., AMC
Angie Tribeca: Season 3 (2017) 100% 10:30 p.m., TBS

Tuesday, Apr. 11
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 4 (2016) 100% 8 p.m., FOX (returning)

Wednesday, Apr. 12
Hollywood Darlings: Season 1 () 8 p.m., POP
Return of the Mac: Season 1 (2017) 8:30 p.m., POP

Friday, Apr. 14
Chelsea: Season 2 (2017) Netflix
Fortitude: Season 2 (2017) 91% Amazon
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Season 1 (2017) 100% Netflix

Saturday, Apr. 15
Doctor Who: Season 10 (2017) 88% 9 p.m., BBC America
Class: Season 1 (2016) 84% 10 p.m., BBC America

Sunday, Apr. 16
The White Princess: Season 1 (2017) 76% 8 p.m., Starz
Guerrilla: Miniseries (2017) 75% 9 p.m., Showtime
The Leftovers: Season 3 (2017) 99% 9 p.m., HBO
Veep: Season 6 (2017) 94% 10:30 p.m., HBO

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Famous in Love

Tuesday, Apr. 18
Pretty Little Liars: Season 7 (2016) 78% 8 p.m., Freeform (returning)
Famous in Love: Season 1 (2017) 60% 9 p.m., Freeform

Wednesday, Apr. 19
Fargo: Season 3 (2017) 93% 10 p.m., FX

Friday, Apr. 21
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1 (2017) 75% Netflix
Bosch: Season 3 (2017) 100% Amazon
Girlboss: Season 1 (2017) 35% Netflix
Thunderbirds Are Go: Season 3 (2017) Amazon

Sunday, Apr. 23
El Chapo: Season 1 (2017) 8 p.m., Univision
Silicon Valley: Season 4 (2017) 94% 10 p.m., HBO
Mary Kills People: Season 1 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Lifetime

Monday, Apr. 24
Gotham: Season 3 (2016) 74% 8 p.m., Fox (returning)

Genius

Tuesday, Apr. 25
Genius: Einstein (2017) 84% 9 p.m., National Geographic
Great News: Season 1 (2017) 76% 9 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Apr. 26
The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 (2017) 94% Hulu
Gomorrah: Season 2 (2016) 80% 10 p.m., Sundance

Thursday, Apr. 27
The President Show: Season 1 (2017) 67% 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Friday, Apr. 28
Casting JonBenét (2017) 82% Netflix
Dear White People: Season 1 (2017) 95% Netflix
Catastrophe: Season 3 (2017) 100% Amazon
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., ABC

American Gods

Sunday, Apr. 30
American Gods: Season 1 (2017) 92% 9 p.m., Starz

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May


Monday, May 1
Lucifer: Season 2 (2016) 100% 9 p.m., Fox (returning)

Friday, May 5
Sense8: Season 2 (2016) 93% Netflix

Monday, May 8
Southern Charm Savannah: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., Bravo

Friday, May 12
Anne With an E: Season 1 (2017) 83% Netflix
I Love Dick: Season 1 (2017) 87% Amazon
Master of None: Season 2 (2017) 100% Netflix

Sunday, May 14
Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 3 (2017) 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network

Monday, May 15
Decline and Fall: Season 1 () 91% Acorn
Year Million: Season 1 (2017)  9 p.m., Nat Geo

Tuesday, May 16
Born This Way: Season 3 (2017) 9 p.m., A&E

Wednesday, May 17
I Am Heath Ledger (2017) 86% Netflix
Downward Dog: Season 1 (2017) 85% 9:30 ABC

Friday, May 19
The Keepers: Miniseries () 97% Netflix
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3 (2017) 97% Netflix
12 Monkeys: Season 3 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., SyFY

Sunday, May 21
Dark Angel (2017) 9 p.m., PBS
The Return: The Return (2017) 94% 9 p.m., Showtime

Casual

Tuesday, May 23
Casual: Season 3 (2017) 100% Hulu

Wednesday, May 24
Dirty Dancing (2017) 19% 8 p.m., ABC

Love Connection

Thursday, May 25
Love Connection: Season 1 (2017) 8 p.m., FOX
Beat Shazam: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., FOX

Friday, May 26
Gap Year: Season 1 (2017) Hulu
Bloodline: Season 3 (2017) 53% Netflix

Monday, May 29
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Season 2 (2017) 9 p.m., A&E
Whose Line is it Anyway?: Season 5 (2017) 9 p.m., CW
Still Star-Crossed: Season 1 (2017) 52% 10 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, May 30
F Is for Family: Season 2 (2017) 89% Netflix
House of Cards: Season 5 (2017) 72% Netflix
Animal Kingdom: Season 2 (2017) 80% 9 p.m., TNT
Fear Factor: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., MTV
World of Dance: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, May 31
() % 8 p.m., DirecTV
MasterChef: Season 8 (2017) 8 p.m., FOX
The Carmichael Show: Season 3 (2017) 89% 9 p.m., NBC
The F Word With Gordon Ramsay: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., FOX

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June


Thursday, June 1
Nashville: Season 5 (2017) 86% 9 p.m., CMT (returning)

Friday, June 2
Flaked: Season 2 (2017) Netflix
Long Strange Trip: Season 1 (2017) Amazon

Sunday, June 4
Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly: Season 1 (2017) 7 p.m., NBC
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 (2017) 84% 9 p.m., AMC
I'm Dying Up Here: Season 1 (2017) 51% 10 p.m., Showtime

Monday, June 5
Shadowhunters: Season 2 (2017) 86% 8 p.m., Freeform (returning)
Stitchers: Season 3 (2017) 9 p.m., Freeform

Wednesday, June 7
Nightcap: Season 2 (2017) 8 p.m., POP

Thursday, June 8
Queen of the South: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., USA

Friday, June 9
Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 (2017) 71% Netflix
Dark Matter: Season 3 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., SyFy
Wynonna Earp: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., SyFy

Orphan Black

Saturday, June 10
Idiotsitter: Season 2 (2017) 8 p.m., Comedy Central
Orphan Black: Season 5 (2017) 95% 10 p.m., BBC America

Sunday, June 11
American Grit: Season 1 (2016) 63% 9 p.m., FOX
Claws: Season 1 (2017) 82% 9 p.m., TNT

Monday, June 12
So You Think You Can Dance: Season 14 (2017) 8 p.m., FOX
Superhuman: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., FOX

Tuesday, June 13
Face Off: Season 12 (2017) 9 p.m., SyFy

Wednesday, June 14
Blood Drive: Season 1 (2017) 76% 10 p.m., SyFy

Thursday, June 15
The Tunnel: Season 2 (2017) 9 p.m., PBS

Friday, June 16
The Ranch: Season 2 (2016) 67% Netflix
Cardinal: Season 1 (2017) 89% Hulu

Sunday, June 18
Grantchester: Season 3 (2017) 9 p.m., PBS

Tuesday, June 20
Queen Sugar: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., OWN
Wrecked: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., TBS

Thursday, June 22
The Mist: Season 1 (2017) 60% 10 p.m., Spike
The Night Shift: Season 4 (2017) 10 p.m., NBC

Glow

Friday, June 23
Free Reign: Season 1 (2017) Netflix
GLOW: Season 1 (2017) 94% Netflix
Playing House: Season 3 (2017) 100% 11 p.m., USA

Sunday, June 25
Power: Season 4 (2017) Starz
Preacher: Season 2 (2017) 91% 9 p.m., AMC
Prime Suspect: Tennison: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., PBS

Wednesday, June 28
Okja (2017) 86% Netflix
Cleverman: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., Sundance
Younger: Season 3 (2016) 100% 10 p.m., TV Land

Thursday, June 29
Big Brother Season 19 (2017) 9 p.m., CBS
Zoo: Season 3 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., CBS

Friday, June 30
Gypsy: Season 1 (2017) 40% Netflix
Killjoys: Season 3 (2017) 8 p.m., SyFy
Masters of Illusion: Season 4 (2017) 8 p.m., CW

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July


Wednesday, Jul. 5
Snowfall: Season 1 (2017) 62% FX 10 p.m., FX

Friday, Jul. 7
Degrassi: Next Class: Season 4 (2017) Netflix

Sunday, Jul. 9
Candy Crush: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., CBS
The Defiant Ones: Miniseries (2017) 100% 9 p.m., HBO
() 10 p.m., Spike

Monday, Jul. 10
Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season 4 (2017)  8 p.m., CW
() % 9 p.m., TNT

Tuesday, Jul. 11
The Fosters: Season 5 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., Freeform
The Bold Type: Season 1 (2017) 93%, 9 p.m., Freeform
Still The King: Season 2 (2017) , 10 p.m., CMT
() %, 10:30 p.m., Fuse

Wednesday, Jul. 12
Salvation: Season 1 (2017) 45% 9 p.m., CBS
Suits: Season 7 (2017) 93%, 9 p.m., USA
I'm Sorry: Season 1 (2017) 75% 10 p.m., TruTV
Odd Mom Out: Season 3 (2017) 10 p.m., Bravo

Thursday, Jul. 13
Hooten and the Lady: Miniseries (2016) 75% 9 p.m., CW
Season 6, Season 6, Episode 1: "" 8 p.m., ESPN

Friday, Jul. 14
Friends From College: Season 1 (2017) 26% Netflix

Game of Thrones - season 7 - Kit Harington as Jon Snow (Helen Sloan/HBO)

Sunday, Jul. 16
Game of Thrones: Season 7 (2017) 93% HBO
The Strain: Season 4 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., FX

Monday, Jul. 17
Loaded: Season 1 (2017) 60% 10 p.m., AMC

Tuesday, Jul. 18
Shooter: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., USA
Being Mary Jane: Season 4 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., BET

Friday, Jul. 21
() 8 p.m., ABC, Disney, DXD, Freeform, Lifetime
Last Chance U: EMCC: Part 2 (2017) 100% Netflix
Ozark: Season 1 (2017) 70% Netflix
Raven’s Home (2017) 10 p.m., Disney Channel

Saturday, Jul. 22
Cold Justice: Season 4 (2017) 8 p.m., Oxygen
() % 11 p.m., SyFy

Sunday, Jul. 23
Ballers: Season 3 (2017) 67% 10 p.m., HBO
Insecure: Season 2 (2017) 98% 10:30 p.m., HBO
Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White (2017) 8 p.m., Discovery

Midnight, Texas

Monday, Jul. 24
Midnight, Texas: Season 1 (2017) 61% 10 p.m., NBC
Somewhere Between: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., ABC
People of Earth: Season 2 (2017) 10:30 p.m., TBS

Friday, Jul. 28
The Last Tycoon: Season 1 (2016) 45% Amazon
Room 104: Season 1 (2017) 87% 11:30 p.m., HBO

Sunday, Jul. 30
Top Gear America: Season 1 (2017) 8 p.m., BBC America
Teen Wolf: Season 6 (2016) 83% 8 p.m., MTV
Rick and Morty: Season 3 (2017) 96% Cartoon Network

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August


Tuesday, Aug. 1
Manhunt: Unabomber (2017) 9 p.m., Discovery

Wednesday, Aug. 2
The Lowe Files (2017) 10 p.m., A&E
The Sinner: Season 1 (2017) 90% 10 p.m., USA

Thursday, Aug. 3
The Guest Book: Season 1 (2017) 64% 10 p.m., TBS
What Would Diplo Do? (2017) 10 p.m., Viceland

Friday, Aug. 4
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Season 1 (2017) Netflix

Sunday, Aug. 6
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017) 30% 8 p.m., Syfy
Ray Donovan: Season 5 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., Showtime
Life of Kylie (2017) 9 p.m., E!

Tuesday, Aug. 8
Difficult People: Season 3 (2017) 100% Hulu

Wednesday, Aug. 9
Mr. Mercedes (2017) 8 p.m., Audience Network

Thursday, Aug. 10
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., NBC

Friday, Aug. 11
Atypical: Season 1 (2017) 74% Netflix

Sunday, Aug. 13
Get Shorty: Season 1 (2017) 78% 10 p.m., Epix

Monday, Aug. 14
Bachelor in Paradise: Season 4 (2017) 33% 8 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, Aug. 15
Greenleaf: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., OWN

Wednesday, Aug. 16
Marlon: Season 1 (2017) 50% 9 p.m., NBC

Friday, Aug. 18
Marvel - The Defenders: Season 1 (2017) 78% Netflix

Saturday, Aug. 19
Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., AMC

Sunday, Aug. 20
Endeavour: Season 4 (2017) 9 p.m., PBS
The Last Ship: Season 4 (2017) 9 p.m., TNT
Episodes: Season 5 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Showtime
Survivor's Remorse: Season 4 (2017) 10 p.m., Starz
Dice: Season 2 (2017) 10:30 p.m., Showtime

Thursday, Aug. 24
Party Boat (2017) Crackle

Friday, Aug. 25
Disjointed: Season 1 (2017) 19% Netflix
The Tick: Season 1 (2016) 90% Amazon
Death Note (2017) 38% Netflix

Sunday, Aug. 27
()  8 p.m., Smithsonian
() 9 p.m., Smithsonian

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This week on streaming, we have an animated hit, new and old comedy classics, some worth Netflix originals, and a lot more. Read on for the full list.


New on Netflix

 

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Season 1 (2017)

Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, Janeane Garofalo, and the rest of the Wet Hot gang reunite in this Netflix original revival of the cult favorite series, which finds Camp Firewood celebrating a ten year reunion.

Available now on: Netflix


Icarus (2017) 92%

In this Netflix original documentary, director Bryan Fogel enlists the help of a Russian scientist to explore doping in sports, only to later discover that the same scientist is at the center of an international Olympic conspiracy.

Available now on: Netflix


The Transfiguration (2016) 85%

This thriller follows a trouble teen fascinated by vampires who meets another outcast and forms a potentially fraught bond with her.

Available now on: Netflix


The Founder (2016) 81%

Michael Keaton headlines an ensemble cast in this drama about the true story of how Ray Kroc turned McDonald’s into a household name.

Available now on: Netflix


Holes (2003) 78%

Shia LaBeouf and Sigourney Weaver star in this adventure comedy about a young man sentenced to months at a detention center, where a frightening warden forces him and his friends to dig holes.

Available now on: Netflix


Sing (2016) 71%

This animated musical comedy follows a theater-owning koala (Matthew McConaughey) who desperately tries to stave off bankruptcy by hosting an all-animal singing competition.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

His Girl Friday (1940) 99%

Howard Hawks’ classic comedy stars Rosalind Russell as a quick-witted reporter headed out of town to get married and Cary Grant as the editor (and ex-husband) who uses a juicy scoop to try to get her to stay.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Dark Days (2000) 94%

This gonzo documentary chronicles the efforts of director Marc Singer, who spent several months living among and documenting the lives of homeless people living in the abandoned New York City underground rail system.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Superbad (2007) 88%

Michael Cera and Jonah Hill star in this Judd Apatow-produced comedy about a trio of high school seniors who set out to procure booze for an upcoming party in hopes of impressing their crushes.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Eve's Bayou (1997) 82%

Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Megan good, and Samuel L. Jackson star in this period drama about a young girl coming-of-age in a wealthy Creole family living in Louisiana during the 1960s.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) 81%

This time travel comedy stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as a pair of metalheads who recruit personages of historical significance to help them pass an oral presentation. Their second outing, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, is also available.

Available now on Amazon Prime: Excellent Adventure, Bogus Journey


Ghost (1990) 74%

Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore star in this iconic, Oscar-winning romance about a murdered man whose spirit lingers, reconnects with his girlfriend, and discovers the secret behind his death.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Wayne's World 2 (1993) 60%

Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reprise their roles as goofy rockers Wayne and Garth, who set out to put together a huge rock festival called Waynestock.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on FandangoNOW

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) 85%

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and the rest of the crew return for the second installment of this wildly popular Marvel space adventure, which finds the Guardians struggling to keep their family united in the face of a grave galactic threat and secrets from their pasts.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

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Saturday Night Live veteran Molly Shannon’s characters have always been the life of the party. Mary Katherine Gallagher was literally a Superstar; Helen Madden, the joyologist, made everything happier; and Sally O’Malley never let her age (“I’m 50 years old!”) stop her from having a good time. This week, Shannon not only returns as Gail in Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, but she also helps round out the cast of this week’s Fun Mom Dinner, a comedy about four mothers on a night out that goes hilariously wrong.

Katie Aselton stars in the film as Emily, a new mom at the local school, who is invited out by Melanie (Bridget Everett) and Jamie (Shannon), unaware that Emily is friends with their nemesis, Kate (Toni Collette). As the night spirals out of control, Shannon’s Jamie hits it off with Barry (Paul Rust), a guy they meet at a bar. Shannon spoke with Rotten Tomatoes by phone about her Five Favorite Films and some of her own classic characters.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) 98%

A classic, and I grew up loving Judy Garland, and Bert Lahr is an amazing actor. As a child I watched it over and over again. It just represents the magic of moviemaking. I love how it goes from black-and-white to technicolor. My dad was a big Judy Garland fan growing up, so we would hear all these stories about her and the old studio system, so that’s one of my favorites.

The King of Comedy (1983) 89%

I loved the performances in that movie — Jerry Lewis, Sandra Benhard — and just the way it was directed and written.

And such a different role for De Niro.

He was amazing. Such a different role playing Rupert Pupkin, the standup comic. His mother yells upstairs, “Be quiet.” It was just phenomenal, a brilliant movie.

Ordinary People (1980) 89%

That always sticks in my mind; Timothy Hutton, Mary Tyler Moore. Isn’t it devastating? It was just such an amazing performance by Mary Tyler Moore. I love a great family drama. There’s nothing like it, and Judd Hirsch as the therapist. It was just so beautifully written and sad. I love going to movies and crying and feeling moved and like you’ve changed. It’s one of my favorite things. That’s why I wanted to become an actress. I love dark. I don’t mind sobbing in a theater; I love that stuff. You can grieve parts of yourself and parts of your life through characters in movies. That’s the magic of moviemaking and cinema, seeing yourself in the characters. I loved making Other People too because I felt like people all have different experiences about life and grief, grief and death and family, all these beautiful themes.

Ponette (1996) 91%

It’s a child’s view of losing a parent. The mother passes away and she comes back as an angel. I think I just saw it in a movie theater. Somebody told me about it and I went to go see it in Pasadena. I went to a matinee. Ponette spoke to me because I lost my mom when I was little.

Terms of Endearment (1983) 78%

James L. Brooks, amazing writer/director. That’s just a tour de force performance by Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger. Jack Nicholson when he takes her on that date. It’s just phenomenal.


Fred Topel for Rotten Tomatoes: Is this a really big week for you with Fun Mom Dinner opening and your role on Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later?

Molly Shannon: Yes, I’m really excited. I get excited about everything, so it is a big, busy week. I’m really excited the movie’s coming out and looking forward to people seeing it and Wet Hot American Summer. Because I’m on an HBO show, I can only do a limited number of episodes. I’m not sure what episode I come up in, but I definitely did a couple episodes.

RT: Is there a bit of darkness in a comedy about a divorcee trying to date again?

Shannon: I have a friend who’s my age and she’s dating. I did ask her, “What is it like dating?” I wanted to get her perspective since my character is dating, going on these sites, swiping. My friend said, “Ugh, it’s all a bunch of weary grandpas or Willy Loman depressing salesman guys with jowls.” I thought that was so funny so I told Julie. Julie said, “That’s good,” so we put that weary grandpa line in the script.

RT: People love your characters like Mary Katherine Gallagher and Sally O’Malley. Do you ever think about where they are today and when we might see them again?

Shannon: Oh, that’s so great. I do think about that. Sally O’Malley, it’s funny. I wrote that character when I was 30 years old and she was 50. I like that I aged myself up. I did a very old version of 50. She seemed more like she’s 70, so now that I’m over 50, I feel like she did seem so old. I think, “God, why did she have a limp?” So I would love to do that character again. Jeannie D’Arcy, the stand-up comedian, I miss doing that character. Mary Katherine Gallagher was so physically hard on the show so I don’t miss doing some of that physical stuff. I don’t think I could do the same stuff now that I did then.


Fun Mom Dinner opens in limited release this Friday, August 4.

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