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We’re back to rank new and returning series and films on TV or streaming from January 1 through mid-March by Tomatometer (seasons and films must have at least 10 reviews to be included). Our latest scorecard kicks off with freshman series Black Lightning taking the lead with the highest score on the most reviews. Read on to find out which titles are hot on the comic book hero’s supercharged trail.

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9JKL: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 13.096%
Synopsis: Comedy about a man living in an apartment sandwiched between his parents' place and his brother's apartment.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 24.192%
Synopsis: Disjointed is a workplace comedy starring Kathy Bates as a lifelong advocate for legalization who's finally living her dream as... [More]

Valor: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 24.242%
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.
Synopsis: In this drama series, an elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots is sent on a top secret mission to... [More]

Adjusted Score: 28.315%
Critics Consensus: Wisdom of the Crowd wastes a talented cast on a formulaic procedural crime drama that wavers between modest returns and unintentional laughs.
Synopsis: A tech innovator creates a cutting-edge, crowd-sourcing hub to solve his daughter's murder.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 29.39%
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.
Synopsis: From Oscar® and Emmy® winner Alan Ball, and starring Oscar® and Golden Globe winner Tim Robbins and Oscar®, Emmy® and... [More]
Directed By: Uta Briesewitz

Adjusted Score: 32.741%
Synopsis: The President is lampooned in this animated series from Stephen Colbert.... [More]

The Brave: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 38.534%
Synopsis: A drama that centers on military heroes who embark on dangerous missions behind enemy lines.... [More]

S.W.A.T.: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 45.607%
Synopsis: A S.W.A.T. leader is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 41.156%
Synopsis: Starring stand-up comedians Esther Povitsky ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and named Variety's "10 comics to watch in 2017") and Benji Aflalo ("Not... [More]

Dynasty: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 54.922%
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.
Synopsis: A reboot of the sudsy drama about two wealthy families feuding over their fortune and children.... [More]

A.P. Bio: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 65.291%
Synopsis: Series 1 follows a failed philosophy scholar who becomes an AP biology teacher with no intention of teaching science to... [More]

Adjusted Score: 56.169%
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.
Synopsis: A group of underdogs fly from L.A. to Las Vegas in hopes of winning big at a casino in this... [More]

Adjusted Score: 60.298%
Synopsis: The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police... [More]

Hard Sun: Season 1 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 58.1%
Synopsis: Two very different detectives must work together to fight crime in modern-day London.... [More]
Directed By: Brian Kirk, Richard Senior

Adjusted Score: 59.776%
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.
Synopsis: A talented young surgeon with Savant syndrome ruffles feathers while saving lives at a prestigious hospital's pediatric surgical unit.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 59.555%
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.
Synopsis: Medical drama about a resident physicians learning the ropes and dealing with the good and bad in practicing medicine.... [More]


The Polka King (2017)

Adjusted Score: 61.342%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In The Polka King, Jack Black stars as Jan Lewan, a Polish immigrant who became the "King of Pennsylvania Polka."... [More]

Adjusted Score: 62.63%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The rise and fall of humor magazine National Lampoon and its co-founder Doug Kenney (played by Will Forte) is recounted... [More]
Directed By: David Wain

Adjusted Score: 69.322%
Critics Consensus: Altered Carbon leans hard into its cyberpunk roots, serving up an ambitiously pulpy viewing experience that often overwhelms, but never bores.
Synopsis: Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 63.753%
Critics Consensus: Breezily entertaining, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World relies on its likable lead to carry its still-sketchy premise, hinting at deeper potential that's yet to develop.
Synopsis: A man who is down on his luck struggles to get back to the road of righteousness after meeting a... [More]

Ghosted: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 64.826%
Critics Consensus: Craig Robinson and Adam Scott's odd-couple chemistry is strong enough to carry Ghosted through a first season that finds the show a promising work in progress.
Synopsis: A cynic and a believer in the paranormal are recruited to investigate "unexplained" activities in Los Angeles.... [More]

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