Even as Rotten Tomatoes continues to highlight divisions between audiences and critics, some of the best TV nonetheless gets its due. A full seventy-nine series managed to keep a “Certified Fresh” rating in 2017, and just ten took home the coveted perfect score. Did your favorite make the list?
Peak TV got even Peak-ier this year, taking us everywhere from Gilead, to Monterey, to another universe populated solely by Carrie Coon. Join ScreenCrush TV critic Kevin Fitzpatrick on the impossible task to rank the very Best TV Shows of 2017!
Hot off his major success with both the film and series versions of Dear White People, director Justin Simien has found a new, extremely exciting project. Simien, no stranger to examining and commenting on American race relations in his work, will direct Bad Hair, a movie about a singer who gets a weave in order to be taken seriously in the industry, but might’ve made a bigger mistake than she realized.
The nominations are in for the 2017 Emmy Awards and there’s just as much to celebrate as there is to be disappointed about. The 2016-2017 TV season was a huge year for the small screen, reaching the peak-iest of peak TV. It was full of more new series than you could keep track of, diverse casts, and many groundbreaking episodes in both the comedy and drama departments. A brief scan of the major categories may leave you feeling a little bummed over the nominations, with many of the usual suspecting making the cut yet again – can the Emmys even exist without Modern Family or Julia Louis-Dreyfus nods at this point? And critical and fan favorites like The Leftovers, Girls, and Legion were nowhere to be seen in the top categories.