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Rectify: Season 4 1.

Rectify: Season 4

October 26, 2016
Daniel tries to start a new life outside of Paulie in the fourth and final season of the drama.
Metascore:
99
User Score:
8.6
The Larry Sanders Show: Season 4 2.

The Larry Sanders Show: Season 4

July 19, 1995
Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Artie, allows Garry Shandling and his talented writers to look behind the scenes and to show us a convincing slice of behind the camera life.
Metascore:
99
User Score:
5.8
Murder One: Season 1 3.

Murder One: Season 1

September 19, 1995
One of several crime and law dramas created by Steven Bochco (Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, L.A. Law), Murder One boasted a then-unique concept: it would tell a single story -- that of a major murder trial -- over the course of an entire season. In the first season, Daniel Benzali portrayed the lead defense attorney, Patricia Clarkson played his wife, and Jason Gedrick the accused man he represented. Audiences at the time seemed deterred by the serialization, with low ratings leading to major cast and format changes in season two.
Metascore:
99
User Score:
6.3
The Larry Sanders Show: Season 6 4.

The Larry Sanders Show: Season 6

March 15, 1998
Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Artie, allows Garry Shandling and his talented writers to look behind the scenes and to show us a convincing slice of behind the camera life.
Metascore:
99
User Score:
5.5
Breaking Bad: Season 5 5.

Breaking Bad: Season 5

July 15, 2012
The final season for the award-winning drama begins it's first run of eight episodes, with the remaining eight episodes airing in summer 2013.
Metascore:
99
User Score:
9.6
The Office (UK): Season 3 6.

The Office (UK): Season 3

December 26, 2003
This third "season" of the groundbreaking British workplace comedy consists of a two-part Christmas special which serves as a finale to the series.
Metascore:
98
User Score:
8.5
The Office (UK): Season 1 7.

The Office (UK): Season 1

July 9, 2001
"Trust, encouragement, reward, loyalty... satisfaction. That's what I'm..you know. Trust people and they'll be true to you. Treat them greatly, and they will show themselves to be great." - David Brent. The Office tells a story of a few people working in a British office working hard to not lose their jobs. This hilarious comedy won a Golden Globe award for best comedy series. It was created by Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant. David Brent (Ricky Gervais) is a manager of low intelligence and has no sense of humor, but is convinced that he is the best, the most entertaining and the most well liked boss of all time.Today the show has been sold in more than 60 countries and it even had a remake in America. The Office is the first non-American show nominated in the category of best television musical or comedy for a Golden Globe Award; and Ricky Gervais was the first non-American actor nominated for the lead role in a television comedy for the same award. The Office won both awards and left Sex and the City & Matt LeBlanc empty handed. When the series aired the first season, they did not even know how popular it would get in some future episodes. The fact that its release on the DVD format proved to be the BBC's best selling comedy release shows its mass popularity and appeal.The writers at the start did not imagine that a second season would be created and after bowing to pressure to create one they would not do it again for a third. The show ended on a high note after two Christmas specials which tied up knots and rounded off wonderfully the first two seasons.Opening Theme Song: "Handbags and Gladrags" performed by Fin.WARNING: some episodes contain quotes with strong language.
Metascore:
98
User Score:
8.6
The Leftovers: Season 3 8.

The Leftovers: Season 3

April 16, 2017
The third and final season of the Damon Lindelof drama series.
Metascore:
98
User Score:
9.1
The Wire: Season 3 9.

The Wire: Season 3

September 19, 2004
In chronicling a multi-generational family business dealing illegal drugs and the efforts of the Baltimore police to curb their trade, this series draws parallels between these organizations and the men and women on either side of the battle.The words of Gary W. Potter, Professor of Criminal Justice and Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, in writing about the savings and loan scandals of the 1980s, can also be used to illuminate some of the central premises of the show:"There is precious little difference between those people who society designates as respectable and law abiding and those people society castigates as hoodlums and thugs. The world of corporate finance and corporate capital is as criminogenic and probably more criminogenic than any poverty-wracked slum neighborhood. The distinctions drawn between business, politics, and organized crime are at best artificial and in reality irrelevant. Rather than being dysfunctions, corporate crime, white-collar crime, organized crime, and political corruption are mainstays of American political-economic life."Tim Goodman, the television critic for The San Francisco Chronicle, summed the show up perfectly when he wrote: "This show is precisely the reason you pay for HBO."In New York's Newsday, Diane Werts says: "Most TV crime series aspire to John Grisham's level. 'The Wire' aspires to Dostoevsky's."Season ThemesSeason One centers around a family of drug dealers and the innerworkings of their empire. It also follows the detectives who are trying to catch the high members of the empire. Season Two steps away from the drug trade (while still mentioning characters from the previous season) to a case of dead prostitutes which turns into a look at the corruption surrounding the Port. Season Three investigates politics and finishes the main stories that were left open in season one. Season Four focuses on four middle school students and their journeys through the public school system and continues to address the politics of an inner-city and the issues of an election. Season Five is rumored to be about the media's role in Baltimore. Season Five will be the show's final season.Theme MusicIn the Season One opening credits, the Blind Boys of Alabama did Tom Waits's "Way Down in the Hole". The Season Two opening credits feature Waits's version of the song. According to creator David Simon, "It was our way of saying: This is the same show (song) but this year, the tale itself (singer, tonality) will be different." The Neville Brothers's version of the song opens Season Three. The theme which plays over the end credits was composed by the show's music supervisor, Blake Leyh. International AiringsAustralia -- Monday at 12:00 p.m. on Ch.9. Currently airing Season 3. New Zealand -- Wednesday at 11:40 p.m. on TV2, beginning December 15, 2004.
Metascore:
98
User Score:
9.4
The Wire: Season 4 10.

The Wire: Season 4

September 10, 2006
One of the most heralded and unique dramas on television, David Simon's Baltimore-set crime show turns its focus on that city's public school system (and education in general) for its 13-episode fourth season.
Metascore:
98
User Score:
9.5
The Sopranos: Season 2 11.

The Sopranos: Season 2

January 16, 2000
Meet Tony Soprano: your average, middle-aged businessman. Tony's got a dutiful wife. A not-so-dutiful son. A daughter named Meadow. An uncle who's losing his marbles. A hot-headed nephew. A not-too-secret mistress. And a shrink to tell all his secrets, except the one she already knows: Tony's a mob boss whose troubles are wrapped up in his two families. These days, it's getting tougher and tougher to make a killing in the killing business. Just because you're 'made' doesn't mean you've got it made.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
9.3
The Larry Sanders Show: Season 5 12.

The Larry Sanders Show: Season 5

November 13, 1996
Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Artie, allows Garry Shandling and his talented writers to look behind the scenes and to show us a convincing slice of behind the camera life.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
6.0
Planet Earth: Blue Planet II 13.

Planet Earth: Blue Planet II

January 20, 2018
Airing simultaneously on AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv, the seven-part mini-series takes a look at life in the world's oceans with narration by David Attenborough.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.2
Atlanta: Season 2 14.

Atlanta: Season 2

March 1, 2018
The second season subtitled the Atlanta Robbin' Season sees "Earn" Marks (Donald Glover) and his cousin Alfred Miles (Brian Tyree Henry) continue their way into the Atlanta music scene.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.1
The Sopranos: Season 3 15.

The Sopranos: Season 3

March 4, 2001
Meet Tony Soprano: your average, middle-aged businessman. Tony's got a dutiful wife. A not-so-dutiful son. A daughter named Meadow. An uncle who's losing his marbles. A hot-headed nephew. A not-too-secret mistress. And a shrink to tell all his secrets, except the one she already knows: Tony's a mob boss whose troubles are wrapped up in his two families. These days, it's getting tougher and tougher to make a killing in the killing business. Just because you're 'made' doesn't mean you've got it made.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
9.4
America to Me: Season 1 16.

America to Me: Season 1

August 26, 2018
The 10-part documentary series from Steve James takes a year-long look at Chicago's Oak Park and River Forest High School as students and staff deal with a variety of issues, including race, at one of the most diverse suburban public high schools in the U.S.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
5.6
Homeland: Season 2 17.

Homeland: Season 2

September 30, 2012
Six months after the end of last season, Carrie has returned from treatment to live with her family and Brody is given an opportunity to run for a higher office.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.3
Twin Peaks: Season 1 18.

Twin Peaks: Season 1

April 8, 1990
"She's dead. Wrapped in plastic." Date: Friday, February 24, 1989: Homecoming Queen Laura Palmer is found dead, washed up on a riverbank, wrapped in plastic sheeting. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate the murder of this young woman in the small, Northwestern town of Twin Peaks. What he doesn't know is that in Twin Peaks, no one is innocent.Twin Peaks was created by TV veteran Mark Frost (Hill Street Blues) and edgy filmmaker David Lynch, Academy Award nominated director of The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Dr. It aired on ABC from 1990 - 1991. The series, with a few exceptions, followed the interesting convention that one episode equaled one day in the town of Twin Peaks. This means that after 30 episodes, the series covers just slightly more than one month.After Twin Peaks was canceled by ABC, David Lynch went on to make the prequel film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, the story of the last seven days of Laura Palmer.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.3
O.J.: Made in America: Season 1 19.

O.J.: Made in America: Season 1

June 11, 2016
The five-part documentary chronicles O.J. Simpson's rise from the San Francisco housing projects to football fame in college and the NFL to his post-football career and infamy with the 1995 trial for the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole, and Ron Goldman. The first episode will air on ABC with the following four episodes airing only on ESPN.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.0
Breaking Bad: Season 4 20.

Breaking Bad: Season 4

July 17, 2011
Walter (Bryan Cranston) has more trouble on his hands with drug lord Gus Fring (Giancarlo Eposito).
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.5
The Sopranos: Season 6 21.

The Sopranos: Season 6

March 12, 2006
The extended sixth and final season of the hugely popular HBO series will air in two parts: 12 episodes beginning in March 2006, and eight more starting in January 2007.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.9
Better Things: Season 2 22.

Better Things: Season 2

September 14, 2017
All 10 episodes of the second season of the family sitcom was directed by co-creator/writer/star Pamela Adlon.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
7.3
Fleabag: Season 2 23.

Fleabag: Season 2

May 17, 2019
A priest (Andrew Scott) helps Fleabag change the ways she looks at the world in the second season of the comedy from Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.7
Fargo: Season 2 24.

Fargo: Season 2

October 12, 2015
Set in 1979, State Trooper Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson) investigates a case that involves a local crime gang, the Mob, beautician Peggy Blumquist (Kirsten Dunst) and her husband Ed (Jesse Plemons) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.2
Planet Earth II: Season 1 25.

Planet Earth II: Season 1

February 18, 2017
Narrated by David Attenborough, the sequel to the 2006 nature series features the use of 4K ultra high definition (UHD), aerial drones, and remote recordings to explore animals and the habitats they live in such as islands, mountains, jungles, deserts, grasslands and cities.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.4
Catastrophe: Season 3 26.

Catastrophe: Season 3

April 28, 2017
The third season of the series features the final TV role for Carrie Fisher as Rob's mother (she passed away shortly after finishing filming the season).
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.1
Enlightened: Season 2 27.

Enlightened: Season 2

January 13, 2013
Amy and Tyler seek to take down the corporation. Molly Shannon as the executive assistant to the CEO of Abaddonn Industries and Dermot Mulroney as an investigative reporter join the cast.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
7.6
The Staircase: Season 1 28.

The Staircase: Season 1

April 4, 2005
An 8-part documentary series about the celebrated trial of Michael Peterson, a writer who is accused of murdering his wife, executive Kathleen Peterson, who was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
6.9
The Americans: Season 4 29.

The Americans: Season 4

March 16, 2016
Elizabeth and Phillips are given a new dangerous bio-weapon assignment as they deal with the potential repercussions from Paige's confession to her pastor.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
9.0
The Wire: Season 2 30.

The Wire: Season 2

June 1, 2003
In chronicling a multi-generational family business dealing illegal drugs and the efforts of the Baltimore police to curb their trade, this series draws parallels between these organizations and the men and women on either side of the battle.The words of Gary W. Potter, Professor of Criminal Justice and Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, in writing about the savings and loan scandals of the 1980s, can also be used to illuminate some of the central premises of the show:"There is precious little difference between those people who society designates as respectable and law abiding and those people society castigates as hoodlums and thugs. The world of corporate finance and corporate capital is as criminogenic and probably more criminogenic than any poverty-wracked slum neighborhood. The distinctions drawn between business, politics, and organized crime are at best artificial and in reality irrelevant. Rather than being dysfunctions, corporate crime, white-collar crime, organized crime, and political corruption are mainstays of American political-economic life."Tim Goodman, the television critic for The San Francisco Chronicle, summed the show up perfectly when he wrote: "This show is precisely the reason you pay for HBO."In New York's Newsday, Diane Werts says: "Most TV crime series aspire to John Grisham's level. 'The Wire' aspires to Dostoevsky's."Season ThemesSeason One centers around a family of drug dealers and the innerworkings of their empire. It also follows the detectives who are trying to catch the high members of the empire. Season Two steps away from the drug trade (while still mentioning characters from the previous season) to a case of dead prostitutes which turns into a look at the corruption surrounding the Port. Season Three investigates politics and finishes the main stories that were left open in season one. Season Four focuses on four middle school students and their journeys through the public school system and continues to address the politics of an inner-city and the issues of an election. Season Five is rumored to be about the media's role in Baltimore. Season Five will be the show's final season.Theme MusicIn the Season One opening credits, the Blind Boys of Alabama did Tom Waits's "Way Down in the Hole". The Season Two opening credits feature Waits's version of the song. According to creator David Simon, "It was our way of saying: This is the same show (song) but this year, the tale itself (singer, tonality) will be different." The Neville Brothers's version of the song opens Season Three. The theme which plays over the end credits was composed by the show's music supervisor, Blake Leyh. International AiringsAustralia -- Monday at 12:00 p.m. on Ch.9. Currently airing Season 3. New Zealand -- Wednesday at 11:40 p.m. on TV2, beginning December 15, 2004.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
9.0
Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 1 31.

Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 1

January 31, 1993
This series was the most reality-based police drama that has ever aired on television. It was shot entirely with handheld cameras on location in the Fells Point Community of Baltimore, MD. One of the series' executive producers, Barry Levinson, is a Baltimore native. He has written and directed at least three films that take place in Baltimore: "Diner", "Tin Men" & "Avalon". Doing this show was a natural for him. The series was based on a book called "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets," by David Simon, a writer who spent a year with the members of Baltimore's homicide unit. Some of the series' characters and cases were based on the book. This series was unlike most cop shows of that time, in that there were almost no car chases, gunfights and etc. This show was about closing cases and the act of the crime was usually never seen. Generally, the viewer first sees the case when the detective(s) arrive on the scene. Open cases are kept track of on a board, open cases under the primary detective's name are shown in red ink, when the case is closed the red is replaced by black ink. During the first season it aired, it didn't have great ratings and the chances for a second season looked bleak. When Steven Bochco's NYPD Blue premiered in the Fall of '93 and got great ratings, police dramas "were in" and the series was given the go-ahead for a second season (the two Emmy Awards probably didn't hurt either). The better ratings of the second season led to a full third and subsequent seasons. When the Lifetime cable channel picked the show up for syndication in 1997 it helped guarantee that there would be a fifth season. Then NBC made it possible for the series to have a sixth and seventh season. With the great cast, acting, writing, and directing the series has won awards including a few Emmy Awards, Writer's Guild Awards and George Foster Peabody Awards. Most of these awards were earned by Tom Fontana, one of the series' executive producers, whose other credits include St. Elsewhere. In the 1995-1996 television season Andre Braugher was finally nominated for Best Actor in a Drama. While he didn't win that year, two years later in the 1997-1998 television season he was again nominated, this time the Television Academy recognized what we already knew, that Andre Braugher was the best actor working in television drama. One of the highlights of the series, starting with the second season was the use of music. All varieties of music have been featured throughout the series, most often it was featured in a montage of the detectives conducting their investigation. First air date: January 31, 1993 Last air date: May 21, 1999 Original air time: Friday 10:00:00 pm (Eastern)
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.7
Better Things: Season 3 32.

Better Things: Season 3

February 28, 2019
Co-creator/writer/star Pamela Adlon will again direct all 12 episodes which will include appearances from Matthew Broderick, Janina Gavankar, Doug Jones, Judy Reyes, Charlie Robinson, Sharon Stone, Cree Summer, Marsha Thomason, and Glynn Turman.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.2
Game of Thrones: Season 4 33.

Game of Thrones: Season 4

April 6, 2014
The fourth season finds King Joffrey preparing to wed Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), as Jaime Lannister seeks to rekindle his relationship with his sister Cersei, while Daenerys add more people to her army, and Castle Black is about to be attacked by Wildlings.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.2
Battlestar Galactica (2003): Season 3 34.

Battlestar Galactica (2003): Season 3

October 6, 2006
The 20-episode third season of the acclaimed series picks up where season two unexpectedly ended: pitting humans against Cylons on the planet of New Caprica.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.1
Transparent: Season 2 35.

Transparent: Season 2

December 4, 2015
Maura's (Jeffrey Tambor) journey continues in season two.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
6.5
Louie: Season 3 36.

Louie: Season 3

June 28, 2012
Dane Cook, Ricky Gervais, Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld guest star in the third season of the Louie C.K. comedy series.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.8
The Americans: Season 5 37.

The Americans: Season 5

March 7, 2017
The espionage drama was renewed for two seasons (with season six set to be its final season).
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.4
The Office (UK): Season 2 38.

The Office (UK): Season 2

September 30, 2002
"Trust, encouragement, reward, loyalty... satisfaction. That's what I'm..you know. Trust people and they'll be true to you. Treat them greatly, and they will show themselves to be great." - David Brent. The Office tells a story of a few people working in a British office working hard to not lose their jobs. This hilarious comedy won a Golden Globe award for best comedy series. It was created by Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant. David Brent (Ricky Gervais) is a manager of low intelligence and has no sense of humor, but is convinced that he is the best, the most entertaining and the most well liked boss of all time.Today the show has been sold in more than 60 countries and it even had a remake in America. The Office is the first non-American show nominated in the category of best television musical or comedy for a Golden Globe Award; and Ricky Gervais was the first non-American actor nominated for the lead role in a television comedy for the same award. The Office won both awards and left Sex and the City & Matt LeBlanc empty handed. When the series aired the first season, they did not even know how popular it would get in some future episodes. The fact that its release on the DVD format proved to be the BBC's best selling comedy release shows its mass popularity and appeal.The writers at the start did not imagine that a second season would be created and after bowing to pressure to create one they would not do it again for a third. The show ended on a high note after two Christmas specials which tied up knots and rounded off wonderfully the first two seasons.Opening Theme Song: "Handbags and Gladrags" performed by Fin.WARNING: some episodes contain quotes with strong language.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.9
Deadwood: Season 2 39.

Deadwood: Season 2

March 6, 2005
In an age of plunder and greed, the richest gold strike in American History draws a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement where everything - and everyone - has a price. Welcome to Deadwood...a hell of a place to make your fortune. From Executive Producer David Milch ("NYPD Blue") comes DEADWOOD, a new drama series that focuses on the birth of an American frontier town and the ruthless power struggle that exists in its lawless boundaries. The story begins two weeks after Custer's defeat at Little Bighorn, combining fictional and real-life characters and events in an epic morality tale. Located in the Black Hills Indian Cession, the "town" of Deadwood is an illegal settlement, a violent and uncivilized outpost that attracts a colorful array of characters looking to get rich - from outlaws and entrepreneurs to ex-soldiers and racketeers, Chinese laborers, prostitutes, city dudes and gunfighters.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
9.1
PEN15: Season 2 40.

PEN15: Season 2

September 18, 2020
The 14-episode second season split into two halves (the second half will premiere in 2021) finds Anna (Anna Konkle) and Maya (Maya Erskine) back in middle school as they try to fit in while attending parties, school plays and sleepovers.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.6
Louie: Season 4 41.

Louie: Season 4

May 5, 2014
After 19 months, the Emmy-winning comedy returns with a 14 episode season.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.7
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 3 42.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 3

September 15, 2002
Each half-hour episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm features verité-style footage of David (playing himself) at home, at work and around town, as he gets into predicaments with fictional and real-life personalities. With cast regulars Jeff Garlin (as manager Jeff Greene) and Cheryl Hines (as wife Cheryl), the series features appearances by guest celebrities playing themselves or character roles. Candid, unsparing and self-deprecating, Curb Your Enthusiasm brings the off-kilter comic vision of Larry David--co-creator and co-executive producer of one of the most lauded comedy series in TV history, Seinfeld--to HBO. The series blurs the lines between reality and fiction, as David (playing himself) and a cast of real and fictional characters are followed around Los Angeles by a ubiquitous camera that chronicles the private, often banal world of a (relatively) public man. Having evolved from the 1999 HBO special Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, this series proves how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life--a trip to the movies, a phone call, a visit from some trick-or-treaters--can precipitate a "Murphy's Law" chain of misfortune to hilarious effect. Like George Costanza in Seinfeld, the protagonist of Curb Your Enthusiasm has a knack for getting himself into uncomfortable situations that end up alienating him from peers and acquaintances. To keep the narrative fresh and spontaneous, Curb Your Enthusiasm is shot without a script; the cast is given scene outlines and often improvise lines as they go. The result is an unpredictable format that's unlike anything else on TV. In Germany the show is known as Lass es, Larry! ("Stop it, Larry!")In Portuguese the show is known as A Louca Vida de Larry ("Larry's Crazy Life")In Norway it is known is Ingen grunn til begeistringIn Sweden it is known as Simma lugnt, Larry!In Finland it is known as Jäitä hattuun
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.8
Bleak House: Season 1 43.

Bleak House: Season 1

October 27, 2005
Masterpiece Theatre tackles the Dickens classic for the second time with this miniseries (adapted by Andrew Davies) airing in six weekly installments.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
9.0
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé 44.

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

April 17, 2019
The documentary film about Beyoncé's 2018 Coachella performance promises interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and information about the creation of her concept.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.8
City So Real 45.

City So Real

October 29, 2020
The five-part documentary directed by Steve James looks at the city of Chicago and its residents as 21 candidates run for mayor of the Windy City in 2018-19.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
4.9
The Larry Sanders Show: Season 3 46.

The Larry Sanders Show: Season 3

June 22, 1994
Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Artie, allows Garry Shandling and his talented writers to look behind the scenes and to show us a convincing slice of behind the camera life.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.5
The Americans: Season 6 47.

The Americans: Season 6

March 28, 2018
Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth's (Keri Russell) plans to return to Russia are stymied and their daughter becomes involved in the spy game in the sixth and final season of the espionage drama.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.2
Mad Men: Season 4 48.

Mad Men: Season 4

July 25, 2010
Season four continues with Don Draper's divorce from his wife while the new agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce begins business.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.0
The Shield: Season 1 49.

The Shield: Season 1

March 12, 2002
The Road To Justice Is Twisted The Shield breaks the conventional formula of the cop genre. It plays out in a tough, morally ambiguous world in which the line between good and bad is crossed every day. The series focuses on the tension between a group of corrupt but effective cops and a captain torn between bringing them down and advancing his own political ambitions. The Shield stars Michael Chiklis (The Commish) as rogue cop "Det. Vic Mackey," leader of the elite Strike Team unit, who is effective at eliminating crime but who operates under his own set of rules. Benito Martinez (Outbreak & Her Costly Affair) plays "Captain David Aceveda," the young precinct head who doesn't like Mackey's tactics and wants to bust him off the force. And the Emmy-nominated CCH Pounder (ER & Boycott), plays "Det. Claudette Wyms," a veteran detective who understands Mackey and knows how to play both sides of the fence. The show made history by becoming the first ad-supported cable series to win the 2003 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series. In its first season, Shawn Ryan (Writing) and Clark Johnson (Directing) received Emmy nominations, which were also firsts for basic cable in those categories. The Shield has received two TCA nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. As of March 2005, the show has become the longest running series on the FX Network.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.3
Better Call Saul: Season 5 50.

Better Call Saul: Season 5

February 23, 2020
Jimmy decides to practice law as Saul Goodman and it changes everything.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.8
Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 51.

Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4

August 19, 2017
The final season sees the Internet expanding outside just research institutions to the masses with the invention of the web browser.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.2
The Staircase [2018 Version]: Season 1 52.

The Staircase [2018 Version]: Season 1

June 8, 2018
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade's 2005 Peabody Award-winning eight-part documentary about the Michael Peterson murder trial comes to Netflix with three new episodes (as well as the two episodes released in 2013 for a grand total of 13 episodes).
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.6
The Americans: Season 3 53.

The Americans: Season 3

January 28, 2015
The third season picks up late in 1982 with Elizabeth and Phillips disagreeing over their daughter and their missions.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.5
The Simpsons: Season 2 54.

The Simpsons: Season 2

October 11, 1990
Originally created by cartoonist Matt Groening, "Our Favorite Family," has graced the small screen in one form or another for over 20 years. The Simpson family first appeared on television as the subjects of interstitial "shorts" on The Tracey Ullman Show in April of 1987. The Simpsons remained a staple on The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons until they premiered in their own half-hour series, on December 17, 1989. With the help of Jim Brooks and Sam Simon, Matt Groening's cartoon family turned into an instant success. Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general. Currently in its 21st season, The Simpsons has piled up over 440 episodes, over 20 Emmy Awards, a handful of music albums, countless endorsements and merchandise, and even made the jump to the silver screen in the summer of 2007 with The Simpsons Movie. And according to Matt Groening, "There is no end in sight."
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.0
Rectify: Season 2 55.

Rectify: Season 2

June 19, 2014
A week after Daniel's release from jail finds him in a coma and the community still divided.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
Homeland: Season 1 56.

Homeland: Season 1

October 2, 2011
CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Clare Danes) is not convinced the rescued soldier Nick Brody (Damian Lewis) is not a double agent of al-Qaida.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.3
My Brilliant Friend: Season 2 57.

My Brilliant Friend: Season 2

March 16, 2020
Set in the 1960s, the second season subtitled: The Story of a New Name sees the friendship and lives of Elena (Margherita Mazzucco) and Lila (Gaia Girace) changed after the arrival of childhood acquaintance, Nino Sarratore (Francesco Serpico).
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.5
The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 58.

The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1

April 26, 2017
In the totalitarian society of Gilead, a handmaiden enslaved to produce a child for Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and his wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) named Offred (Elisabeth Moss) seeks the daughter taken from her in this drama series based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.9
Transparent: Season 1 59.

Transparent: Season 1

September 26, 2014
Mort Pfefferman's (Jeffrey Tambor) announcement to his family causes more secrets to come out from his ex-wife Shelly (Judith Light) and their three grown children--Ali (Gaby Hoffmann), Josh (Jay Duplass), and Sarah (Amy Landecker) in this Jill Soloway dark comedy.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.4
The Returned: Season 1 60.

The Returned: Season 1

November 26, 2012
People long dead return to a small town with no knowledge of their death including a 15-year old girl (Yara Pilart) killed in a car accident four years ago, a groom (Pierre Perrier) who died ten years ago, a young murdered boy (Swann Nambotin), and a serial killer (Guillaume Gouix) in this French drama (known as Les Revenants in France). [Originally aired 26 Nov 2012 - 17 Dec 2012 on Canal+]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.6
My So-Called Life: Season 1 61.

My So-Called Life: Season 1

August 25, 1994
My So-Called Life started in 1994 on ABC. It was very popular. It was a show that many could relate to and came off as more realistic than many other high school shows. Unfortunately, ABC cancelled it after one season. It has remained a favorite for long after. There are many questions left unresolved. If there was a season 2, would Rayanne and Angela be friends? Would Graham overcome his fidelity issues? Would Angela ditch dreamboat Jordan Catalano and go with geeky Brian Krakow? We'll never know.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.5
Catastrophe: Season 4 62.

Catastrophe: Season 4

March 15, 2019
The fourth and final season of the comedy find Rob dealing with AA meetings as Sharon begins a new hobby.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.1
The Hollow Crown: Season 1 63.

The Hollow Crown: Season 1

September 20, 2013
Filmed on location, the adaptions of William Shakespeare's plays "Richard II," "Henry IV, Part 1," "Henry IV, Part 2," and "Henry V" features Ben Whishaw as Richard II, Rory Kinnear as the young Henry IV, Jeremy Irons as the older Henry IV, and Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal/Henry V.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
6.8
Louie: Season 5 64.

Louie: Season 5

April 9, 2015
The fifth season of the comedy returns with just eight episodes due to Louis C.K.'s busy career.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.5
Game of Thrones: Season 5 65.

Game of Thrones: Season 5

April 12, 2015
The fifth season returns with a ten episodes which will include introductions to Dorne and its people.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.2
BoJack Horseman: Season 6.5 66.

BoJack Horseman: Season 6.5

January 31, 2020
The second half of the final season of the animated comedy.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.6
The Larry Sanders Show: Season 2 67.

The Larry Sanders Show: Season 2

June 2, 1993
Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Artie, allows Garry Shandling and his talented writers to look behind the scenes and to show us a convincing slice of behind the camera life.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.2
Master of None: Season 2 68.

Master of None: Season 2

May 12, 2017
Dev (Aziz Ansari) travels to Italy in the second season of the comedy series.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.3
Master of None: Season 1 69.

Master of None: Season 1

November 6, 2015
30-year-old Dev (Aziz Ansari) is a New York actor who has no idea what he wants in the comedy that will includes guest appearances from Claire Danes, Noah Emmerich and Ansari's parents.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.7
Borgen: Season 1 70.

Borgen: Season 1

September 26, 2010
The Danish political drama produced by the same people as the Danish version of The Killing follows Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) as she becomes Prime Minister. [Premiered originally on Denmark's D1 on 26 Sep 2010; to begin airing on Netflix US on 1 Sep 2020]
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.4
Justified: Season 2 71.

Justified: Season 2

February 9, 2011
The second season concludes the last season's finale before jumping a little forward in time to find more trouble brewing for US Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant).
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.3
Broadchurch: Season 1 72.

Broadchurch: Season 1

August 7, 2013
Recently transferred Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant) takes the lead of the investigation into the death of 11-year-old Danny Latimer (Oskar McNamara) in the fictional Dorset town of Broadchurch over local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman).
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.2
Frozen Planet: Season 1 73.

Frozen Planet: Season 1

October 26, 2011
Narrated by Alec Baldwin, the BBC and Discovery coproduced documentary series goes north and south to cover life in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.8
Sherlock: Season 2 74.

Sherlock: Season 2

January 1, 2012
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on the case again in stories based on A Scandal in Bohemia, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Final Problem.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.1
The Larry Sanders Show: Season 1 75.

The Larry Sanders Show: Season 1

August 15, 1992
Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Artie, allows Garry Shandling and his talented writers to look behind the scenes and to show us a convincing slice of behind the camera life.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.3
Game of Thrones: Season 3 76.

Game of Thrones: Season 3

March 31, 2013
The battle for the throne continues with Ayra and Bran still out in the countryside; Sansa is married off to another; Jon Snow meets Wildlings leader, Mance Rayder (Ciaran Hinds); Dany reunited with her dragons seeks an army; and Catelyn and Rob continue to fight the Lannisters' army.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.2
Downton Abbey: Season 1 77.

Downton Abbey: Season 1

September 26, 2010
Masterpiece imports ITV's miniseries about the lives of those living at Lord Robert Grantham's estate, Downton Abbey, in 1912. Intrigue and romance are a constant after it is discovered that the Titanic has taken all the possible male heirs.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.6
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling: Season 1 78.

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling: Season 1

March 26, 2018
The two-part documentary by Judd Apatow about the late comedian features interviews with over 40 friends and family, including James L. Brooks, Jim Carrey, Sacha Baron Cohen, David Coulier, Jon Favreau, Jay Leno, Kevin Nealon, Conan O’Brien, Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld and Sarah Silverman.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.9
Transparent: Season 3 79.

Transparent: Season 3

September 23, 2016
Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) considers gender-confirmation surgery in the third season of the dark comedy.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.5
Justified: Season 4 80.

Justified: Season 4

January 8, 2013
While Raylan investigates a cold case that is connected to his father, Boyd finds his business slowing down with the arrival of Preacher Billy.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
Big Mouth: Season 2 81.

Big Mouth: Season 2

October 5, 2018
The second season of the animated comedy introduces The Shame Wizard (David Thewlis), the enemy of the Hormone Monster (Nick Kroll) and a new change to Gina (Gina Rodriguez) causes different reactions from the seventh graders.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.9
The Night Of: Season 1 82.

The Night Of: Season 1

July 10, 2016
The limited series created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price (loosely based on BBC series Criminal Justice) examines the New York City criminal system through attorney Jack Stone (John Turturro) and his client Naz (Riz Ahmed), who is accused of murder.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.8
Atlanta: Season 1 83.

Atlanta: Season 1

September 6, 2016
Earnest "Earn" Marks (Donald Glover) returns to his hometown of Atlanta to discovers his cousin Alfred Miles (Brian Tyree Henry) is seen as a hot upcoming rapper and seeks to guide his career to the big time.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.7
The Last Dance: Season 1 84.

The Last Dance: Season 1

April 19, 2020
The 10-part documentary series directed by Jason Hehir about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' 1997-98 championship season includes interviews and never-before-seen footage.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.8
The Corner: Season 1 85.

The Corner: Season 1

April 16, 2000
This acclaimed, Emmy-winning HBO miniseries about the impact of drugs on an inner-city Baltimore neighborhood came from David Simon, David Mills, and Edward Burns, who would go on to explore similar themes (with many of the same actors) in their even more acclaimed series The Wire. While the latter show concentrates more on both the cops and criminals on either side of the drug war, The Corner places a greater emphasis on those caught in the crossfire, including drug addicts. Charles S. Dutton directs.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.0
BoJack Horseman: Season 2 86.

BoJack Horseman: Season 2

July 17, 2015
BoJack (Will Arnett) has a new role and a new romance (Lisa Kudrow) in the second season of the animated comedy.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
Rescue Me: Season 3 87.

Rescue Me: Season 3

May 30, 2006
From the creators and executive producers of The Job comes Rescue Me, a dramedy that centers on the inner workings of Engine 62, a New York City firehouse, and the personal and emotional battles of its members in a post-9/11 world. The show focuses on Tommy Gavin, the senior firefighter whose life is in turmoil as he copes with the stresses and fears of his job as well the separation from his wife Janet. Tommy moves into a house across the street from her to stay close to their three children and keep an eye on her. The stresses and fears of his job are manifested through conversations with his dead cousin Jimmy Keefe, a former firefighter, as well as the haunting memories of people he has watched perish on the job. The remaining heroes of Ladder 62 include Chief Jerry Reilly who, despite being called "The Good Chief," has a serious gambling problem and bets on everything, even Tommy's divorce. Sean Garrity is a young, handsome guy who is easier to look at than hold a conversation with. Franco Rivera, a cocky, Puerto Rican ladies man, is Tommy's confidant who lives life in the fast lane. Lt. Kenny "Lou" Shea is a man's man who secretly writes poetry and uses it as a way to release his emotional frustrations. Mike Silletti, "the probie," is subject to numerous initiation pranks as he starts his career as a firefighter. Theme Song: "C'Mon C'Mon" by The Von Bondies Awards & Nominations: 2005 Golden Globe Award Nominee - Best Actor in a Drama Series: Denis Leary 2005 TCA Award Nominee-Outstanding Achievement in Drama & Outstanding New Program of the Year 2005 Satellite Award Nominee- Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama Denis Leary, Outstanding DVD Release of a Television Show, Outstanding Television Series, Drama 2005 Satellite Award- Best Ensemble: Television 2005 Visionary Award- Jim Serpico 2006 Satellite Award Nominee- Best Actor in a Series, Drama Denis Leary & Best Television Series, Drama 2006 Prism Award Nominee- Performance in a Drama Series Storyline Denis Leary 2006 Emmy Award Nominee- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Denis Leary 2007 Satellite Award Nominee- Best Actor in a Series, Drama Denis Leary 2007 Prism Award Nominee- Performance in a Drama Series, Multi-Episode Storyline Denis Leary 2007 Golden Reel Award Nomiee- Best Sound Editing in Sound Effects and Foley for Television - Short Form Eileen Horta (supervising sound editor) Mark Cleary (sound designer) James Bailey (foley artist) Damien Smith (foley artist) Kevin McCullough (sound editor) Ashley Harvey (sound editor) For episode "Devil". 2007 Gracie Allen Award- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Marisa Tomei 2007 Emmy Nominee-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Denis Leary 2007 Artios Award-Best Dramatic Episodic Casting Julie Tucker 2008 Prism Award Nominee- Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline Tatum O'Neal 2008 Emmy Nominee- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Charles Durning
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.5
Louie: Season 2 88.

Louie: Season 2

June 23, 2011
The second season of the series about a comedian raising his two daughters begins with a visit from Louie's sisters.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.6
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 89.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1

February 2, 2016
The limited series from Ryan Murphy based on Jeffrey Toobin's book "The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson" focuses on the lawyers on the both sides of the case against O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) with John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, David Schwimmer as as Robert Kardashian, and Courtney Vance as Johnnie Cochran.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.6
Silicon Valley: Season 3 90.

Silicon Valley: Season 3

April 24, 2016
Richard (Thomas Middleditch) seeks to become CEO of Pied Piper in the third season of the Mike Judge comedy.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
Insecure: Season 2 91.

Insecure: Season 2

July 23, 2017
The second season of the comedy about the lives of best friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) in Los Angeles.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.7
Game of Thrones: Season 2 92.

Game of Thrones: Season 2

April 1, 2012
The Seven Kingdoms are at war with three kings claiming the Iron Throne: Joffrey Baratheon, Renly Baratheon, and Robb Stark. Jon Snow and the Night Watch seek to discover who the mysterious people living north of The Wall are. In the East, Daenerys Targaryen plans her move to return to Westeros and claim the throne for herself.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
9.1
The Vietnam War 93.

The Vietnam War

September 17, 2017
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick returns with a 10-part, 18-hour documentary miniseries about the war features interviews, archival footage, home movies, photos, and audio clips, as well as original music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.3
Veep: Season 4 94.

Veep: Season 4

April 29, 2012
The fourth season of the comedy features a guest appearance from Hugh Laurie.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.3
American Crime: Season 3 95.

American Crime: Season 3

March 12, 2017
Luis Salazar (Benito Martinez) enters Mexico illegally to search for his missing son and finds work as a farm laborer where Coy Henson (Connor Jessup) also works with Isaac Castillo (Richard Cabral) on a tomato farm owned by Jeanette Hesby's (Felicity Huffman) family. Social worker Kimara Walters (Regina King) seeks to help Shae (Ana Mulvoy-Ten) get out from her life as a 17-year-old prostitute. While Nicholas Coates (Timothy Hutton) and his wife Clair (Lili Taylor) hire an Haitian named Gabrielle (Mickaëlle X. Bizet) to be their son’s nanny in the third season of the anthology series.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.1
Succession: Season 2 96.

Succession: Season 2

August 11, 2019
The power struggle between Logan Roy's children are not the only issue for WayStar as they face a rival media company run by CEO Rhea Jarrell (Holly Hunter).
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Rectify: Season 3 97.

Rectify: Season 3

July 9, 2015
Another dead body appears in town as Daniel faces a decision about his freedom.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.0
A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 1 98.

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 1

August 2, 2019
Ashley Nicole Black, Quinta Brunson, Gabrielle Dennis, Robin Thede are some of the core cast of this comedy sketch series from Thede.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
5.7
Orange is the New Black: Season 2 99.

Orange is the New Black: Season 2

July 11, 2013
Season two finds Piper (Taylor Schilling) spending time in solitary, while Litchfield adds a new inmate in Vee (Lorraine Toussaint), who has a history with Red (Kate Mulgrew).
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
Justified: Season 3 100.

Justified: Season 3

January 17, 2012
Season three picks up where we left Raylan and Boyd. Also expect to see Neal McDonough and Mykelti Williamson as new adversaries.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.0
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    • Start date: Nov 26, 2020
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    • Start date: Dec 2, 2020
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Highest of the Month
  1. 89

    Save Me (2018): Season 2

    • Start date: Nov 5, 2020
    • User Score: tbd
  2. 85

    The Crown: Season 4

    • Start date: Nov 15, 2020
    • User Score: 8.5
  3. 85

    I Hate Suzie: Season 1

    • Start date: Nov 19, 2020
    • User Score: 6.0
  4. 83

    Between the World and Me

    • Start date: Nov 21, 2020
    • User Score: 3.1
  5. 79

    Trial 4

    • Start date: Nov 11, 2020
    • User Score: tbd
Lowest of the Month
  1. 47

    No Man's Land: Season 1

    • Start date: Nov 18, 2020
  2. 58

    Big Sky (2020): Season 1

    • Start date: Nov 17, 2020
    • User Score: tbd
  3. 58

    Animaniacs (2020): Season 1

    • Start date: Nov 20, 2020
    • User Score: 6.4
  4. 59

    The Liberator (2020)

    • Start date: Nov 11, 2020
    • User Score: tbd
  5. 60

    Kevin Hart: Zero F**ks Given

    • Start date: Nov 17, 2020
    • User Score: 5.3