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TV Seasons Certified Fresh at 100%

Updated August 4, 2020

Debate over TV’s best shows will rage eternal, but what we’ve found here at Rotten Tomatoes is that not every season of those “best” series are created equal.

Some of the best series of all time ran long enough to see their season scores land all over the map, so we decided to collect the best of the best and rounded up the seasons with perfect 100% Tomatometer scores. They are listed below alphabetically by TV title.

Some you know: The first season of HBO’s The Sopranos (1999) introduced a New Jersey mobster — sorry, waste management executive — facing an existential crisis after an anxiety attack. TV scholars credit that series with being one of the pioneering shows of today’s Peak TV age, along with introducing the now-ubiquitous male antihero — see also on this list: Breaking Bad‘s Walter White, Mad Men‘s Don Draper, and Sons of Anarchy‘s Jax Teller — to the Peak TV vocabulary.

Others may come as a surprise, like the stellar performance of Master of None, about an Indian-American man living and dating in New York City, that debuted on Netflix in 2015. The series tackles creator Aziz Ansari’s experience as a first-generation American and millennial trying to find love.

Master of None belongs to a select group of shows with more than one season on the list: The series’ second season is also in the 100% club; all three Big Mouth seasons and Counterpart‘s two are on the list; Amazon Prime Video’s Catastrophe and FX’s Justified scored three spots each; and Broad City has the most with four of its five seasons on our shortlist. Other recent series with multiple seasons in the 100% club: The Good Place, Crazy Ex-GirlfriendOne Day at a Time, VeepFleabag, and Jane the Virgin.

Fleabag season 2 recently overtook Master of None season 1 with the most reviews on its 100% score. Season 2 got its perfect score from the collective opinions of 92 critics, putting it ahead of all other 100% seasons — the more critics’ opinions weighed, the more valuable that perfect score is.

Lastly, while several seasons might have enough reviews to be included on this list (for example, seasons 3 and 4 of sci-fi fan-favorite The Expanse and season 5 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), they don’t meet all of the Certified Fresh eligibility requirements — yet. We’ll keep watching them.

Update: P-Valley season 1 added, while Big Mouth season 3 and Undone season 1 drop from the list.

Which is your favorite 100%  Certified Fresh season of TV? Let us know in the comments. 

24: Day 5 (2006)
100%

#118
Adjusted Score: 101.548%
Critics Consensus: 24 defies the law of diminishing returns with a spectacular fifth season that features White House intrigue, some of the most harrowing set-pieces in the series yet, and a heroically committed performance by Kiefer Sutherland.
Synopsis: The threat to the United States in Season 5's white-knuckle day is Russian separatists armed with weaponized nerve gas and... [More]

#117
Adjusted Score: 101.201%
Critics Consensus: American Crime offers a unique anthology series filled with surprising revelations and compelling inter-connected narratives that opt for original, emotional human commentary instead of tired arguments over current events.
Synopsis: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system deals with a home invasion in California... [More]

#116
Adjusted Score: 102.413%
Critics Consensus: Family-driven drama and psychological themes propel The Americans' tautly drawn tension, dispensing thrills of a different ilk this season.
Synopsis: Season 3 of this period drama heightens the intensity as Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip (Matthew Rhys) face increased dangers,... [More]

#115
Adjusted Score: 101.25%
Critics Consensus: America to Me confronts hard questions through candid moments in a Chicago high school, crafting an exploration of race and class relations in America that is as insightful as it is inspiring.
Synopsis: Digging deep into the experiences of a racially diverse student population, "America to Me" sparks extremely candid conversations about what... [More]
Starring:

Adjusted Score: 101.931%
Critics Consensus: Arrested Development puts an ambitiously complex, brilliantly fast-paced spin on dysfunctional family comedy, anchored by the efforts of a tremendously talented ensemble.
Synopsis: In the first series of "Arrested Development," Michael (Jason Bateman) leads his oddball family and their real-estate-development business following a... [More]

#113
Adjusted Score: 101.272%
Critics Consensus: Babylon Berlin's humor and humanity pair nicely with its hypnotic visuals, resulting in a show that dazzles within its oversaturated genre.
Synopsis: Inspector Gereon Rath, shell-shocked from his service in World War I, uncovers a dangerous web of intrigue when he investigates... [More]

Adjusted Score: 102.643%
Critics Consensus: Sweet, sincere, and full of hope, The Baby-Sitters Club's grounded approach honors its source material while updating the story for a new generation.
Synopsis: A modern take on the beloved series that sees a group of girls run a babysitting business.... [More]

Back: Season 1 (2017)
100%

#111
Adjusted Score: 100.42%
Critics Consensus: Intriguing, intelligent, and dripping with searing social satire, Back proves a welcome return for collaborators David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
Synopsis: After the death of his father, a pub landlord and local legend, Stephen (Mitchell) -- whose only achievements so far... [More]

#110
Adjusted Score: 101.278%
Critics Consensus: Driven by the marvelous Daisy Haggard, Back to Life questions what it means to be a person with humor, heart, and a genuine sense of surprise.
Synopsis: Meet Miri Matteson, she's just arrived back in her home town - a place she no longer recognises - in... [More]

Barry: Season 2 (2019)
100%

#109
Adjusted Score: 102.593%
Critics Consensus: Barry follows up a pitch-perfect debut with a second season that balances darkness with comedy while steering clear of antihero overindulgence.
Synopsis: Desperate to leave his violent past behind in favor of his newfound passion, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from... [More]

Bates Motel: Season 5 (2017)
100%

#108
Adjusted Score: 100.491%
Critics Consensus: Bates Motel's final season brings the franchise full circle, with a satisfyingly creepy conclusion to the trials and tribulations of Norman Bates.
Synopsis: Two years after the events of Season 4, "Bates Motel" returns in Season 5 to a still murderous Norman (Freddie... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.316%
Critics Consensus: Dark, charming and unusually thoughtful, Battlestar Galactica's third season continues to improve on the show's most addictive elements.
Synopsis: The space opera's third season picks up a short time after the Colonial fleet was forced to abandon the bulk... [More]

#106
Adjusted Score: 102.067%
Critics Consensus: Pamela Adlon fully asserts her authorial voice over Better Things in a triumphant third season that examines the exhaustion of motherhood with exhilarating artistry.
Synopsis: Sam Fox, a single mom and working actor with no filter, raises her three daughters and cares for her aging... [More]

Big Mouth: Season 1 (2017)
100%

#105
Adjusted Score: 100.633%
Critics Consensus: Big Mouth's simplistic animation and scatalogical humor belie its finely sketched characters and smart, empathetic approach to the messiness of adolescence.
Synopsis: The adventures of two teenage boys are spotlighted.... [More]

Big Mouth: Season 2 (2018)
100%

#104
Adjusted Score: 101.652%
Critics Consensus: Poignantly repulsive, Big Mouth continues to confront the awkwardness of adolescence with foul-mouthed glee and an added layer of maturity.
Synopsis: Growth spurts, or the lack of it, add to the usual tensions faced daily by the middle schoolers of "Big... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.928%
Critics Consensus: Singular, subversive, and simply hilarious, A Black Lady Sketch Show finds universal humor in specific spaces to craft quick-witted sketches that perfectly showcase Robin Thede and her talented cast.
Synopsis: A Black Lady Sketch Show is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters... [More]

#102
Adjusted Score: 100.417%
Critics Consensus: Bojack Horseman truly comes into its own during season two, maturing into an ambitious comedy that sensitively blends wackiness with dark, nuanced drama.
Synopsis: With his memoir a bestseller and the movie role of his dreams, BoJack's ready to jump-start his career and his... [More]

#101
Adjusted Score: 101.177%
Critics Consensus: Skillfully puncturing the idea of celebrity and our culture's bizarre obsession with it, BoJack Horseman's third season continues its streak as one of the funniest and most heartbreaking shows on television.
Synopsis: "Secretariat" is a huge success, and BoJack's finally feeling his oats. But when it comes to his personal life, everything... [More]

#100
Adjusted Score: 101.411%
Critics Consensus: The Bold Type presents an aspirational yet refreshingly realistic portrait of young women's careers, friendships and love lives in a big city.
Synopsis: Ladies working at a global women's magazine navigate life, love and friendship together. Inspired by the life of Cosmopolitan editor... [More]
Directed By: Anna Mastro

#99
Adjusted Score: 102.139%
Critics Consensus: Breaking Bad's well-toned storytelling flares up this season with dramatic story changes and calculated direction.
Synopsis: Informed he has terminal cancer, an underachieving chemistry genius turned high school teacher uses his expertise to secretly provide for... [More]

#98
Adjusted Score: 101.674%
Critics Consensus: Breaking Bad's fourth season continues to evolve and subvert expectations, and it's never been more riveting to watch.
Synopsis: Informed he has terminal cancer, an underachieving chemistry genius turned high school teacher uses his expertise to secretly provide for... [More]

Broad City: Season 2 (2015)
100%

#97
Adjusted Score: 100.352%
Critics Consensus: Led by two of the funniest women on TV, Broad City uses its stars' vibrant chemistry to lend an element of authenticity to the show's chaotic yet enlightening brand of comedy.
Synopsis: A comedy following the antics of a pair of twentysomething best friends in New York City.... [More]

Broad City: Season 3 (2016)
100%

#96
Adjusted Score: 100.545%
Critics Consensus: Broad City returns with another strong season of Jacobson and Glazer's hilarious outlook on the struggles of NYC life.
Synopsis: The third season of the comedy series brings back Ilana (Ilana Glazer) and Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) and the weird world... [More]
Directed By: Nicholas Jasenovec

Broad City: Season 4 (2017)
100%

#95
Adjusted Score: 100.633%
Critics Consensus: Pizza and weird are always in season for Abbi and Ilana in their fourth, wintery year of Broad City's weed-infused escapades.
Synopsis: The cult hit web series Broad City comes compliments of the collective brains of Abbi Jacobson + Ilana Glazer (both... [More]

Broad City: Season 5 (2019)
100%

#94
Adjusted Score: 101.366%
Critics Consensus: Glazer and Jacobson give the people exactly what they want in Broad City's final season - relatable content, questionable intimacy, and ingenious escapades through the glorious squalor of IRL NYC.
Synopsis: The cult hit web series Broad City comes compliments of the collective brains of Abbi Jacobson + Ilana Glazer (both... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.366%
Critics Consensus: Following a period of uncertainty and a shift to NBC, Brooklyn Nine-Nine reemerges with its cast and tone wholly intact.
Synopsis: Return to the precinct for the sixth series of hilarity and hijinks at the hands of New York's not so... [More]

Bunheads: Season 1 (2012)
100%

#92
Adjusted Score: 100.91%
Critics Consensus: Smart, sharp, and effortlessly charming, Bunheads is a captivating blend of drama and comedy that succeeds on the strength of a terrific ensemble cast.
Synopsis: The lone season of "Bunheads" follows, Michelle Simms, a Las Vegas showgirl (Sutton Foster) as she moves to her new... [More]
Directed By: David Paymer, Jamie Babbit

Catastrophe: Season 1 (2015)
100%

#91
Adjusted Score: 101.576%
Critics Consensus: Catastrophe proves that there's still a place for simple romantic comedy on television, as long as the actors have chemistry and the jokes are laugh-out-loud funny.
Synopsis: Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan write and star in this R-rated comedy about a one-week stand between a Boston ad... [More]
Directed By: Louise Archambault

Catastrophe: Season 2 (2016)
100%

#90
Adjusted Score: 101.388%
Critics Consensus: Catastrophe delivers a strong second season that deepens the drama while remaining spit-take funny.
Synopsis: In Season 2 of this comedy series, Sharon (Sharon Horgan) and Rob (Rob Delaney) are married and expecting another little... [More]

Catastrophe: Season 3 (2017)
100%

#89
Adjusted Score: 101.981%
Critics Consensus: Catastrophe deepens the drama in its latest season -- but remarkably loses none of its comedy along the way.
Synopsis: Rob and Sharon have faced down unexpected pregnancy and abrupt parenthood, but can they survive an unexplained receipt for the... [More]
Starring: Sharon Horgan

#88
Adjusted Score: 100.966%
Critics Consensus: A supremely effective police procedural, The Chicago Code boasts a strong cast, intricate plotting, and a gritty setting.
Synopsis: This American crime drama television series follows the efforts of the Chicago Police Department to fight both crime on the... [More]

Chuck: Season 5 (2011)
100%

#87
Adjusted Score: 100.651%
Critics Consensus: Chuck closes its case file with an amiable panache, reaching its conclusion before the hijinks get stale.
Synopsis: Chuck is back with new missions, a new business -- and no Intersect. The stakes are high as Chuck sets... [More]

Cobra Kai: Season 1 (2018)
100%

#86
Adjusted Score: 102.697%
Critics Consensus: Cobra Kai continues the Karate Kid franchise with a blend of pleasantly corny nostalgia and teen angst, elevated by a cast of well-written characters.
Synopsis: The arch-rivals from the legendary Karate Kid film face off 30 years later. ... [More]
Directed By: Jon Hurwitz

Counterpart: Season 1 (2017)
100%

#85
Adjusted Score: 102.194%
Critics Consensus: Tense and gripping, Counterpart is an absorbing thrill-fest led by J.K. Simmons' multi-faceted dual lead performance.
Synopsis: Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When... [More]

Counterpart: Season 2 (2018)
100%

#84
Adjusted Score: 100.768%
Critics Consensus: Double the J.K. Simmons brings double the aplomb in the second season of Counterpart, which finds time to deliver relevant societal critiques while deepening its labyrinthine lore.
Synopsis: Season Two finds Howard and his counterpart getting to live out these questions. With the Crossing closed and each of... [More]

#83
Adjusted Score: 101.891%
Critics Consensus: Blending a head-spinning array of genres and references, Cowboy BeBop is an anime television classic that must be experienced.
Synopsis: Bounty hunters roam the final frontier of outer space in this anime series.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.545%
Critics Consensus: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend remains delightfully weird, engaging, and even more courageous and confident in its sophomore outing.
Synopsis: A woman gives up her prestigious job and upscale Manhattan apartment to search for love in California.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.848%
Critics Consensus: Carried by the exceptional Rachel Bloom and her equally talented castmates, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's final season further explores the depths of Rebecca's mental illness with humor, heart, and humanity.
Synopsis: Yeah, so pleading guilty to a federal offense because you wanted to take responsibility for every sketchy thing you may... [More]

Dark: Season 2 (2019)
100%

#80
Adjusted Score: 101.541%
Critics Consensus: Dark's sumptuous second season descends deeper into the show's meticulously-crafted mythos and cements the series as one of streaming's strongest and strangest science fiction stories.
Synopsis: Jonas finds himself trapped in the future and desperately tries to return to 2020. Meanwhile, his friends Martha, Magnus, and... [More]

#79
Adjusted Score: 101.015%
Critics Consensus: Powerful, beautiful, and like nothing else on TV, David Makes Man blends dreamy aesthetics with an empathetically crafted story to create a truly unique viewing experience.
Synopsis: Centering on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his friend and relied on... [More]

#78
Adjusted Score: 101.572%
Critics Consensus: Dear White People's endearing excellence returns, but with an added layer of emotional maturity that enhances the show's powerful, relevant meditations on race relations in America.
Synopsis: In the second season of this comedy series, Sam (Logan Browning) finds herself at the epicenter of social media backlash,... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.775%
Critics Consensus: The Defiant Ones is a compelling, comprehensive portrait of two visionaries that illuminates both their colorful pasts and their historic influence on the music industry.
Synopsis: Set amid many of the defining events of the past four decades, this four-part documentary event tells the stories of... [More]
Starring: Dr. Dre

Derry Girls: Series 1 (2018)
100%

#76
Adjusted Score: 100.929%
Critics Consensus: A perfectly curated cast and raw writing drive Derry Girls's dark humor as creator Lisa McGee makes frenetic light of teen life in 1990s Northern Ireland.
Synopsis: A candid comedy focusing on a Northern Irish family set against the spectre of The Troubles.... [More]

#75
Adjusted Score: 101.015%
Critics Consensus: Incisively critical of the genre and equally delighted by its subjects, Documentary Now! nails mockumentary under the deft direction of Rhys Thomas and Alex Buono.
Synopsis: Featuring mockumentaries about faux people and events.... [More]
Directed By: Alexander Buono

#74
Adjusted Score: 100.983%
Critics Consensus: With its excellent cast and resplendent period trappings, Downton Abbey continues to weave a bewitching, ingratiating spell.
Synopsis: This period drama, set in the English countryside which is centered on the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and... [More]

Fargo: Season 2 (2015)
100%

#73
Adjusted Score: 102.863%
Critics Consensus: Season two of Fargo retains all the elements that made the series an award-winning hit, successfully delivering another stellar saga powered by fascinating characters, cheeky cynicism, and just a touch of the absurd.
Synopsis: The all new "true crime" case in Fargo's latest chapter takes you back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota... [More]

Feel Good: Season 1 (2020)
100%

#72
Adjusted Score: 101.796%
Critics Consensus: An intimate portrait of addiction and love, Feel Good is at once sweetly charming, uncomfortably complicated, and completely worth falling for.
Synopsis: A comedian living in London navigates sobriety and a new relationship with her girlfriend.... [More]

Fleabag: Season 1 (2016)
100%

#71
Adjusted Score: 101.809%
Critics Consensus: Clever and viciously funny, Fleabag is a touching, wildly inventive comedy about a complicated young woman navigating the aftermath of trauma.
Synopsis: A sexually-liberated, irritable woman navigates modern life in London in this comedy. Based on Phoebe Waller-Bridge's play of the same... [More]
Directed By: Tim Kirkby

Fleabag: Season 2 (2019)
100%

#70
Adjusted Score: 107.237%
Critics Consensus: Fleabag jumps back into the fray with a bracing second season that upholds its predecessor's frenzied wit and delicate heart, replete with Phoebe Waller-Bridge's indefatigable charisma.
Synopsis: Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) is back for a second bite, and this time she is going toe to toe with the... [More]

#69
Adjusted Score: 101.278%
Critics Consensus: Freaks and Geeks lampoons real-life adolescence while affectionately embracing every growing pain along the way with refreshing honesty.
Synopsis: High school students cope with life at a Michigan high school in 1980. Stories focused on sophomore Lindsay, who discards... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.401%
Critics Consensus: In its penultimate season, Friday Night Lights continues the raw, heartfelt drama fans expect while adding a few fresh narrative twists.
Synopsis: Creator Peter Berg's drama centering on the players and coach of a high-school football team in Dillon, Texas, a small... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.332%
Critics Consensus: Friday Night Lights delivers a triumphant final season, remaining true to its characters while continuing to dispense more of the absorbing drama that made it a cult favorite throughout its run.
Synopsis: Creator Peter Berg's drama centering on the players and coach of a high-school football team in Dillon, Texas, a small... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.896%
Critics Consensus: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee adds a female perspective to late-night TV - and one that's fresh and funny enough to deserve more than just one show a week.
Synopsis: A late-night comedy show features a perspective on world events and interviews with newsmakers.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.752%
Critics Consensus: Epic in every sense, Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal is a stunning feat of visual storytelling.
Synopsis: A tale of a caveman at the dawn of evolution as he forms an unlikely friendship with an almost extinct... [More]
Starring:

Giri/Haji: Season 1 (2019)
100%

#64
Adjusted Score: 100.928%
Critics Consensus: Smart, suspenseful, and superbly shot, Giri/Haji is a near-perfect crime thriller with a surprisingly sharp sense of humor.
Synopsis: A detective from Tokyo travels to London in search of his missing brother, who had ties to the Yakuza.... [More]

#63
Adjusted Score: 103.117%
Critics Consensus: By voluntarily blowing up its premise, The Good Place sets up a second season that proves even funnier than its first.
Synopsis: Series 2 of this comedy follows a New Jersey woman enters the afterlife and tries to become a better person... [More]

#62
Adjusted Score: 103.469%
Critics Consensus: A wild philosophical ride to the very end, The Good Place brings it home with a forking good final season.
Synopsis: Follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, "House of Lies," "Veronica Mars"), an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife, and thanks to... [More]

#61
Adjusted Score: 100.588%
Critics Consensus: The verdict is in: The Good Wife is a solid adult drama, with a delicately fine-tuned performance from Julianna Margulies and storylines that become increasingly absorbing as they progress.
Synopsis: The fifth season of the legal drama begins with Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Cary (Matt Czuchry) secretly planning their exit... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.917%
Critics Consensus: Halt and Catch Fire's character-driven drama culminates in an optimistic ode to the early internet age that's bound to stand the test of time.
Synopsis: The final season of the series will see our cast of characters navigating the early days of the Internet and... [More]

#59
Adjusted Score: 100.966%
Critics Consensus: Happy Valley continues to grow in season two with noteworthy uses of character development, locale, and exceptional performances across the board, admirably led by Sarah Lancashire.
Synopsis: In Series 2 Catherine is implicated in a string of murders and while she fights to prove her innocence, she... [More]

#58
Adjusted Score: 100.768%
Critics Consensus: High Maintenance's silly premise turns surprisingly insightful in its second season, offering a hopeful, generous view tinged with bittersweet melancholy that consistently avoids stumbling into sentimentality.
Synopsis: A comedy of human interaction, the new season of HIGH MAINTENANCE delves deeper into the contemporary anxieties New Yorkers are... [More]

Homeland: Season 1 (2011)
100%

#57
Adjusted Score: 101.438%
Critics Consensus: Homeland is an addictive, politically resonant spy thriller and compelling character study that benefits from superb performances.
Synopsis: Self-destructive CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) begins to suspect that veteran U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), a... [More]

#56
Adjusted Score: 103.443%
Critics Consensus: Marrying a trove of terrific actors at the their peak with a masterful script that draws from irresistibly juicy source material, I, Claudius transcends its paltry production values to become a gold standard for historical dramas.
Synopsis: A 13-part series based on Robert Graves' novels, centering on the historian Claudius and how, in an unlikely and violent... [More]

Insecure: Season 1 (2016)
100%

#55
Adjusted Score: 103.565%
Critics Consensus: Insecure uses star Issa Rae's breakout web series Awkward Black Girl as the basis for an insightful, raunchy, and hilarious journey through the life of a twentysomething black woman that cuts through stereotypes with sharp wit and an effusive spirit.
Synopsis: Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, this HBO half-hour series stars Rae and Yvonne Orji as two young black... [More]

#54
Adjusted Score: 102.368%
Critics Consensus: Jane the Virgin's dubious premise has become part of its unlikely charm -- along with delightfully diverse writing and a knockout performance by Gina Rodriguez.
Synopsis: In the premiere season of this comedy-drama based on a telenovela, a chaste young woman named Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is... [More]

#53
Adjusted Score: 100.42%
Critics Consensus: Jane the Virgin's excellent ensemble explores new narrative territory with humor, humanity and a whole lot of heart.
Synopsis: It's been quite a year (or three) for Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez). Although she got married, her husband Michael (Bret... [More]

#52
Adjusted Score: 100.928%
Critics Consensus: Gina Rodriguez delivers a stellar performance in Jane the Virgin's final season, grounding the series in humanity amidst all its quirky telenovela humor.
Synopsis: A comedy-drama following a chaste young woman who is accidentally impregnated via artificial insemination as she struggles to inform her... [More]

Justified: Season 2 (2011)
100%

#51
Adjusted Score: 101.123%
Critics Consensus: Justified finds its footing in its second season with an expanded cast of characters that enriches its seedy world.
Synopsis: Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in... [More]

Justified: Season 4 (2013)
100%

#50
Adjusted Score: 100.654%
Critics Consensus: Bolstered by witty, efficient dialogue and confident storytelling, Justified makes a strong case for consideration among cable television's top dramas.
Synopsis: Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in... [More]

Justified: Season 6 (2015)
100%

#49
Adjusted Score: 100.61%
Critics Consensus: Justified returns to form for its endgame, rebounding with crisp storytelling and colorful characters who never take themselves too seriously.
Synopsis: The sixth and final season of this drama features the climax of the rivalry between Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and Boyd... [More]

Adjusted Score: 102.521%
Critics Consensus: The genre-bending satire of The Larry Sanders Show gave viewers a surreal look at the inner workings of late night television.
Synopsis: Classic satire about late-night TV host Larry Sanders, a neurotic (when he's not being self-obsessive) performer. The show boasted celebrity... [More]

#47
Adjusted Score: 101.278%
Critics Consensus: Igualmente hilarante y horripilante, Los Espookys is an espooky good time.
Synopsis: From Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega, alongside Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels of "Saturday Night Live," the primarily Spanish-language show... [More]

Louie: Season 3 (2012)
100%

#46
Adjusted Score: 100.616%
Critics Consensus: Louie continues its evolution as a show that deftly -- and bravely -- juggles comedy, philosophy, and raunch.
Synopsis: Louie (Louie C.K.) continues to juggle life after divorce and raising his two daughters Lily (Hadley Delany) and Jane (Ursula... [More]

Mad Men: Season 2 (2008)
100%

#45
Adjusted Score: 101.636%
Critics Consensus: The second season of Mad Men delves deeper into the personal lives of its characters without sacrificing the show's trademark droll humor and period atmosphere.
Synopsis: Following a first-series finale in which housewife Betty Draper (January Jones) comes to the realization that her ad-exec husband, Don... [More]

Making It: Season 1 (2018)
100%

#44
Adjusted Score: 100.768%
Critics Consensus: Making It puts a whimsical, refreshing new spin on reality TV -- one made even more fun by well-matched hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.
Synopsis: Comedians and crafters Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman put their passion for crafting on display while hosting the first season... [More]

Adjusted Score: 102.464%
Critics Consensus: Malcolm in the Middle blasts out of the gate with a startlingly adept child performance from Frankie Muniz, a robust family ensemble, and a distinctive, punchy visual style.
Synopsis: Series 1 that follows the lives of a bright youngster, his three brothers, idiot father and strict mother.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.417%
Critics Consensus: Still evolving in its third season, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. further hits its stride with a blend of thrills, humor, and heart.
Synopsis: Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) embarks on a deadly secret mission to protect the world from new threats in the... [More]

#41
Adjusted Score: 103.25%
Critics Consensus: Exceptionally executed with charm, humor, and heart, Master of None is a refreshingly offbeat take on a familiar premise.
Synopsis: In Season 1 of this comedy web series, commercial actor Dev Shah (Aziz Ansari) struggles to find his way in... [More]

#40
Adjusted Score: 103.259%
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.
Synopsis: The Emmy award-winning comedy is back! After traveling abroad, Dev (Aziz Ansari) returns to New York to take on challenges... [More]

#39
Adjusted Score: 101.678%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to sharp writing and an eccentric but exceedingly likable cast of characters, Modern Family signals the triumphant return of the family comedy.
Synopsis: Shot mockumentary style, this Emmy-winning comedy follows the unusual kinship of the Pritchett clan of Los Angeles, led by patriarch... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.988%
Critics Consensus: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return picks up right where its predecessor left off, retaining all the cult classic's crucial ingredients and adding a handful of fresh twists.
Synopsis: In this reboot of the cult classic, a human and two robots poke fun at cheesy sci-fi movies.... [More]

#37
Adjusted Score: 101.331%
Critics Consensus: One Day at a Time continues its ascent into classic sitcom territory without losing sight of its modern identity.
Synopsis: Season 2 of the comedy series tackles issues that are at the forefront of present-day America. Alex (Marcel Ruiz) is... [More]

#36
Adjusted Score: 101.541%
Critics Consensus: As timely and tender as ever, One Day at a Time's third season manages to up to comedy ante without losing the intimate family moments that help it hit so close to home.
Synopsis: A remake of Norman Lear's classic 1975 sitcom revolves around a Cuban-American family headed by a recently separated military mom... [More]

#35
Adjusted Score: 100.694%
Critics Consensus: As layered, loving, and laugh-out-loud funny as ever, One Day at a Time successfully does the network shuffle without missing a beat.
Synopsis: A remake of Norman Lear's classic 1975 sitcom revolves around a Cuban-American family headed by a recently separated military mom... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.203%
Critics Consensus: Against all odds the delightful cast and crew of Parks and Recreation pull off a socially distant reunion that's warm, funny, and very, very special.
Synopsis: Five years after audiences said goodbye to one of the most beloved comedies in TV history, the fine citizens of... [More]

#33
Adjusted Score: 100.352%
Critics Consensus: Penny Dreadful's second season maintains the show's intense, bloody drama, utilizing a vast array of fascinating characters and locales to tell a unique story.
Synopsis: Series 2 of Penny Dreadful finds Vanessa Ives locked in a battle against a fearsome devil intent on possessing her;... [More]

#32
Adjusted Score: 100.988%
Critics Consensus: Planet Earth II offers a spectacular, moving, unprecedented account of the natural world.
Synopsis: Series exploring how animals meet the challenges of surviving in the most iconic habitats on earth.... [More]
Starring:

#31
Adjusted Score: 101.664%
Critics Consensus: Helen Mirren is at the peak of her towering powers in the concluding season of Prime Suspect, wherein Jane Tennison delivers her final bow in a wistful finale that will satisfy fans of the iconic character.
Synopsis: The cases of weary, sardonic British homicide detective Jane Tennison (Emmy-winner Helen Mirren), a flawed but sympathetic heroine who adopts... [More]

#30
Adjusted Score: 101.051%
Critics Consensus: Pushing Daisies' tawdry quirks continue to bloom in a deliciously inventive second season that rises to the high bar set by its predecessor.
Synopsis: Nominated for 12 Emmy® Awards its first season, the visually stunning Pushing Daisies, is back for another season of unprecedented... [More]

P-Valley: Season 1 (2020)
100%

#29
Adjusted Score: 101.457%
Critics Consensus: A stunning, lyrical piece of neon noir, P-Valley explores the unseen lives of strippers in Mississippi through Katori Hall's singular gaze, celebrating the beauty of the craft without sugarcoating the challenges.
Synopsis: Life and love are examined among the women and patrons of an infamous Mississippi strip club.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.009%
Critics Consensus: Random Acts of Flyness' poignant political poetry plays in harmony with its frenetic absurdist humor to create a singular musical television experience.
Synopsis: A fluid, stream-of-conscious response to the contemporary American mediascape, each episode of RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS features a handful of... [More]
Directed By: Terence Nance

Reaper: Season 1 (2007)
100%

#27
Adjusted Score: 101.439%
Critics Consensus: Lead by the devilishly snappy Ray Wise, the chemistry of Reaper's cast turns its grim premise into a confident, frolicking fun time.
Synopsis: A slacker becomes a reluctant bounty hunter for the Devil after his soul is accidentally sold to Satan by his... [More]

Rectify: Season 3 (2015)
100%

#26
Adjusted Score: 100.288%
Critics Consensus: Rectify's subtlety draws viewers in deeper during season three - and they continue to be rewarded with quality acting, compelling dialogue, and thought-provoking drama.
Synopsis: Season 3 of this Southern drama picks up immediately where it left off, with Daniel (Aden Young) accepting a plea... [More]

Rectify: Season 4 (2016)
100%

#25
Adjusted Score: 100.405%
Critics Consensus: In its final season, Rectify endures as a vital and compelling drama, poignantly driven by a narrative that envelops its characters in complexity, humanity, and a bittersweet beauty.
Synopsis: The fourth season of "Rectify" picks up three months after Daniel (Aden Young) is banished from Paulie. Now in Nashville,... [More]

#24
Adjusted Score: 101.58%
Critics Consensus: A pleasant change from typically gory zombie shows, The Returned is a must-see oddity that's both smart and sure to disturb.
Synopsis: Supernatural crime series is set in a quiet Alpine village.... [More]

#23
Adjusted Score: 100.633%
Critics Consensus: An increasing intensity and maturity are evident in Samurai Jack's beautifully animated, action-packed, and overall compelling fifth season.
Synopsis: A young prince from feudal Japan trains to defeat the supernatural shape-shifting demon, Aku. He almost defeats Aku but Aku... [More]
Starring: Phil LaMarr

#22
Adjusted Score: 101.88%
Critics Consensus: Witty, warm, and with just the right blend of wisdom and wisecracks, Schitt's Creek's final season is the perfect farewell to the Roses and the town that changed their lives.
Synopsis: A wealthy family lose their fortune and move to a dreary small town they purchased once as a joke.... [More]

#21
Adjusted Score: 101.528%
Critics Consensus: Search Party is an engaging, weird, dark, funny mystery elevated by exceptional performances throughout.
Synopsis: In Season 1 of "Search Party," Dory (Alia Shawkat) discovers that Chantal Winterbottom (Clare McNulty) has gone missing and she... [More]
Directed By: Sarah-Violet Bliss

Adjusted Score: 100.84%
Critics Consensus: Bold, brisk, and beautiful, Sherman's Showcase is a delightful and stylish sketch show that moves to its own groove and invites everyone to laugh along.
Synopsis: A sketch variety show like none before, Sherman's Showcase travels through time via music and clips drawn from the forty-year... [More]

#19
Adjusted Score: 100.685%
Critics Consensus: Silicon Valley's satirical take on the follies of the tech industry is sharper than ever in this very funny third season.
Synopsis: The third season of the comedy series starts soon after the ending of Season 2. When Richard (Thomas Middleditch) is... [More]

#18
Adjusted Score: 100.887%
Critics Consensus: Sons of Anarchy's fourth season is a smart return to the show's original themes, integrated with buzzworthy new elements.
Synopsis: Series four of the hit drama "The Sons of Anarchy" opens to find numerous SAMCRO members being released from prison... [More]

#17
Adjusted Score: 100.851%
Critics Consensus: The Sopranos smartly runs an emotional gamut, offering detailed character work and riveting suspense while displaying a flair for both comedy and drama.
Synopsis: Season one of this crime drama, The Sopranos, begins with New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano having a panic attack near... [More]

South Side: Season 1 (2019)
100%

#16
Adjusted Score: 100.928%
Critics Consensus: Absurdly funny and fearless, South Side successfully captures the spirit of a community and confronts tough social constructs with smart writing, a spectacular cast, and just the right amount of silliness.
Synopsis: Two friends are followed who are ready to take over the world, but until they do, they are stuck working... [More]

#15
Adjusted Score: 100.405%
Critics Consensus: Fearless and fun, Sweet/Vicious shines light on the dark corners of rape culture for a refreshingly comedic, prescient series.
Synopsis: Two college gals attend class by day and battle crime by night.... [More]

Transparent: Season 3 (2016)
100%

#14
Adjusted Score: 101.598%
Critics Consensus: Uniquely its own, and compelling and poignant as ever, Transparent continues to transcend the parameters of comedic and dramatic television with sustained excellence in its empathic portrayal of the Pfefferman family.
Synopsis: Following the goings-on of a dysfunctional Los Angeles family.... [More]

Treme: Season 2 (2011)
100%

#13
Adjusted Score: 100.887%
Critics Consensus: Ambitious, dense, and terrifically acted, Treme deepens in its second season while retaining the regional flavor that made it so intriguing to begin with.
Synopsis: Series 2 of David Simon's New Orleans drama opens in November 2006, 14 months after Hurricane Katrina, but the city's... [More]

#12
Adjusted Score: 101.3%
Critics Consensus: You're about to enter a show, a show not only of frights and fears but of mind. A journey into the limitless world of imagination. A show that pushes the boundaries of what a show can be. Next stop, The Twilight Zone.
Synopsis: A collection of sci-fi, suspense and goose-bump-inducing tales.... [More]

#11
Adjusted Score: 100.688%
Critics Consensus: Ugly Delicious injects new life into the food documentary by dispensing with culinary pretensions and celebrating a vibrant spectrum of dishes that are sure to whet audience appetites.
Synopsis: Over eight episodes, David travels the world with writers and chefs, activists and artists, who use food as a vehicle... [More]
Starring:

Adjusted Score: 101.247%
Critics Consensus: Not letting up in season two, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is still odd in the best of ways, wonderfully building on its unique comedy stylings and brilliantly funny cast.
Synopsis: The second season of the comedy series is full of changes for all the characters: Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), tired of... [More]

Veep: Season 3 (2014)
100%

#9
Adjusted Score: 100.717%
Critics Consensus: Veep continues its winning streak with a mix of smart comedy, bright performances and a refreshing approach to D.C. politics.
Synopsis: The presidential ambitions of Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) have never really gone away, it's just that the wannabe... [More]

Veep: Season 4 (2015)
100%

#8
Adjusted Score: 100.61%
Critics Consensus: Veep shows no signs of slowing down in its fourth season, thanks to sharp, funny, rapid-fire dialogue between POTUS and her hilariously incompetent staff.
Synopsis: A four-time Emmy nominee for Outstanding Comedy Series, Season 4 finally won the big prize, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus made it... [More]

Vida: Season 1 (2018)
100%

#7
Adjusted Score: 102.134%
Critics Consensus: Vida explores familiar familial ground from a fresh perspective to create an earnest and heartfelt take on identity and what it means to belong.
Synopsis: "Vida" is a half-hour series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more... [More]

The Virtues: Series 1 (2019)
100%

#6
Adjusted Score: 101.716%
Critics Consensus: Stephen Graham gives a masterful performance in Shane Meadows' deeply personal depiction of trauma, gifting viewers with a raw account of self-destruction and a hopeful promise of renewal.
Synopsis: A troubled man travels to Ireland to confront demons from a childhood spent in the care system.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.542%
Critics Consensus: Bat! What We Do In the Shadows loses no steam in a smashing second season that savvily expands its supernatural horizons while doubling down on the fast flying fun.
Synopsis: Set in New York City, What We Do in the Shadows follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds... [More]

The Wire: Season 3 (2004)
100%

#4
Adjusted Score: 101.693%
Critics Consensus: In its third season, The Wire's taut, unflinching examination of Baltimore expands from the criminal underworld to the top of the political machine.
Synopsis: A complex crime drama set in Baltimore, Maryland, that follows the thread of a single police investigation, from the perspectives... [More]

The Wire: Season 4 (2006)
100%

#3
Adjusted Score: 101.78%
Critics Consensus: Realistically flawed characters in harrowing, uncompromising circumstances, along with engrossing storytelling, make The Wire one of TV's top dramas of its time.
Synopsis: David Simon's masterful social commentary went back to school, quite literally, in the fourth series, which focuses on Baltimore's crumbling... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.366%
Critics Consensus: As radically hilarious as it is relatably uncomfortable, Work in Progress is a stunning debut from co-creator and star Abby McEnany.
Synopsis: Abby is a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.037%
Critics Consensus: You're the Worst continues to chart serious territory with intelligence, heart, and noxious wit in its third season, even as the anti-rom-com's damaged narcissist protagonists slowly start to get over themselves.
Synopsis: Season 3 of the comedy series is about the group of friends dealing with their own personal issues and their... [More]


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