Best-Reviewed Returning TV Shows 2017

Golden Tomato revenge is sweet! When Master of None last graced our awards in 2015, it missed the top spot in the Best New TV Show category by one slot, having been bested by Better Call Saul — which doesn’t get a spot in our top 10 here.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2017. Scores might change over time.

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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.

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Critics Consensus: Stranger Things' slow-building sophomore season balances moments of humor and a nostalgic sweetness against a growing horror that's all the more effective thanks to the show's full-bodied characters and evocative tone.

Insecure: Season 2 (2017)

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Critics Consensus: Insecure displays title-defying confidence in its second season, upping the comedy and deepening the relationships between its talented ensemble.

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Critics Consensus: By voluntarily blowing up its premise, The Good Place sets up a second season that proves even funnier than its first.
Directed By: David Miner

Catastrophe: Season 3 (2017)

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Catastrophe deepens the drama in its latest season -- but remarkably loses none of its comedy along the way.

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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.

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Critics Consensus: Silicon Valley's fourth season advances the veteran comedy's overall arc while adding enough new wrinkles -- and delivering more than enough laughs -- to stay fresh.

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Critics Consensus: Planet Earth II offers a spectacular, moving, unprecedented account of the natural world.
Directed By: Mike Gunton

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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.

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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.

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