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Every IndieWire TV Review of 2017 Shows, Ranked from Best to Worst By Grade

From the A+ returning dramas to the unfortunate network retreads, here's our helpful guide to an already-busy year in TV.

Perhaps you’ve heard: there’s a lot of TV airing these days. With new classics and returning favorites popping up every week, there’s certainly a lot to keep track of. We thought we’d make it easier to sort the shows worth your time from those that, well…might not be.

So we’ve gathered all our 2017 TV reviews in one place and sorted them by grade. (Where applicable, we’ve noted the season number and the network.) We’ll be updating this throughout the year, so be sure to check back as new shows premiere to see which tier they end up in. It’s not even a third of the way through the calendar year and there’s already been a bevy of quality television, ready for your DVRs and streaming service queues.

Without further ado: happy catch-up!

The Leftovers Season 3

A+

The LeftoversSeason 3 [HBO]

Elisabeth Moss as Offred in "The Handmaid's Tale"

Elisabeth Moss as Offred in “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Hulu

A

The AmericansSeason 5 [FX]

Dear White PeopleSeason 1 [Netflix]

Difficult People – Season 3 [Hulu]

The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 1 [Hulu]

Legion – Season 1 [FX]

Master of None – Season 2 [Netflix]

Planet Earth II [BBC America]

The Young Pope [HBO]

★★★★½

Review – Season 3 [Comedy Central]

THE EXPANSE -- "Safe" Episode 201 -- Pictured: Frankie Adams as Bobbie Draper -- (Photo by: Rafy/Syfy)

Frankie Adams in “The Expanse.”

Rafy/Syfy

A-

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 1 [Netflix]

Abstract: The Art of Design – Season 1 [Netflix]

Angie Tribeca – Season 3 [TBS]

Bates Motel – Season 5 [A&E]

Better Call Saul – Season 3 [AMC]

Big Little Lies [HBO] 

The Carmichael Show – Season 3 [NBC]

Catastrophe – Season 3 [Amazon]

Chef’s Table – Season 3 [Netflix]

Colony – Season 2 [USA]

The Defiant Ones [HBO]

Episodes – Season 5 [Showtime]

The Expanse – Season 2 [SyFy]

Fargo – Season 3 [FX]

Feud: Bette and Joan [FX]

GLOW – Season 1 [Netflix]

Halt and Catch Fire – Season 4 [AMC]

Insecure – Season 2 [HBO]

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Season 12 [FXX]

Kingdom – Season 3 [Audience]

Manunt: Unabomber [Discovery]

National Treasure – Season 1 [Hulu]

Orphan Black – Season 5 [BBC America]

The Path – Season 2 [Hulu]

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 3 [Netflix]

Veep – Season 6 [HBO]

What Would Diplo Do? – Season 1 [Viceland]

NBC

B+

13 Reasons Why – Season 1 [Netflix]

American Gods – Season 1 [STARZ]

Anne with an E – Season 1 [Netflix]

Archer – Season 8 [FXX]

Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ – Season 3 [Seeso]

Blood Drive – Season 1 [Syfy]

Class – Season 1 [BBC America]

Comrade Detective – Season 1 [Amazon]

The Detour – Season 2 [TBS]

Emerald City – Season 1 [NBC]

The Get Down – Season 1, Part 2 [Netflix]

The Good Fight – Season 1 [CBS All Access]

Grace and Frankie – Season 3 [Netflix]

Homeland – Season 6 [Showtime]

Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On [Netflix]

I Love Dick – Season 1 [Amazon]

I’m Sorry – Season 1 [truTV]

Idiotsitter – Season 2 [Comedy Central]

Into the Badlands – Season 2 [AMC]

Last Chance U – Season 2 [Netflix]

Love – Season 2 [Netflix]

Making History – Season 1 [FOX]

The Missing – Season 2 [STARZ]

The New Edition Story [BET]

Nirvanna The Band The Show – Season 1 [Viceland]

Ozark – Season 1 [Netflix]

Playing House – Season 3 [USA]

Preacher – Season 2 [AMC]

Room 104 – Season 1 [HBO]

Silicon Valley – Season 4 [HBO]

Sneaky Pete – Season 1 [Amazon]

Taboo – Season 1 [FX]

Travelers – Season 1 [Netflix]

Twin Peaks – Season 3 [Showtime]

Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later – [Netflix]

Will – Season 1 [TNT]

Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson in "Detroiters"

Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson in “Detroiters”

Comedy Central

B

Bill Nye Saves the World [Netflix]

The Defenders – Season 1 [Netflix]

Detroiters – Season 1 [Comedy Central]

Get Shorty – Season 1 [EPIX]

Guerrilla [Showtime]

The Keepers [Netflix]

The Last Tycoon – Season 1 [Amazon]

Orange is the New Black – Season 5 [Netflix]

Patriot – Season 1 [Amazon]

Riverdale – Season 1 [CW]

Snowfall – Season 1 [FX]

Time After Time – Season 1 [ABC]

Jenna Thiam in "The Collection"

Jenna Thiam in “The Collection”

Amazon

B-

American Crime – Season 3 [ABC]

Atypical – Season 1 [Netflix]

Brockmire – Season 1 [IFC]

The Collection – Season 1 [Amazon]

Fear the Walking Dead – Season 3 [AMC]

Nobodies – Season 1 [TV Land]

Shots Fired – Season 1 [FOX]

Snatch – Season 1 [Crackle]

Z: The Beginning of Everything – Season 1 [Amazon]

Ivory Aquino as Cecilia Chung, "When We Rise"

Ivory Aquino as Cecilia Chung, “When We Rise”

ABC/Eike Schroter

C+

Billions – Season 2 [Showtime]

Crashing – Season 1 [HBO]

The Guest Book – Season 1 [TBS]

Training Day – Season 1 [CBS]

When We Rise [ABC]

Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”

NBC

C

Friends from College – Season 1 [Netflix]

Loaded – Season 1 [AMC]

Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1 [Netflix]

Mr. Mercedes – Season 1 [Audience]

The Son – Season 1 [AMC]

Swedish Dicks – Season 3 [Pop]

This is Us – Season 1 [NBC]

Santa Clarita Diet

C-

Bloodline – Season 3 [Netflix]

Girlboss – Season 1 [Netflix]

Gypsy – Season 1 [Netflix]

Santa Clarita Diet – Season 1 [Netflix]

Six – Season 1 [History]

“24: Legacy”

Fox

D

24: Legacy – Season 1 [FOX]

The Mist – Season 1 [Spike]

Taken – Season 1 [NBC]

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