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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

American Vandal – Season 1 [Netflix]

The Americans – Season 5 [FX]

Better Things – Season 2 [FX]

BoJack Horseman – Season 4 [Netflix]

Dear White People – Season 1 [Netflix]

The Deuce – Season 1 [HBO]

Difficult People – Season 3 [Hulu]

The Good Place – Season 2 [NBC]

The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 1 [Hulu]

Legion – Season 1 [FX]

Master of None – Season 2 [Netflix]

One Mississippi – Season 2 [Amazon]

Planet Earth II [BBC America]

Top of the Lake – Season 2 [SundanceTV]

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]

Alias Grace – Season 1 [Netflix]

Angie Tribeca – Season 3 [TBS]

Bates Motel – Season 5 [A&E]

Better Call Saul – Season 3 [AMC]

Big Little Lies [HBO] 

Big Mouth – Season 1 [Netflix]

Broad City – Season 4 [Comedy Central]

The Carmichael Show – Season 3 [NBC]

Catastrophe – Season 3 [Amazon]

Chef’s Table – Season 3 [Netflix]

Colony – Season 2 [USA]

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Season 3 [The CW]

Curb Your Enthusiasm – Season 9 [HBO]

The Defiant Ones [HBO]

Episodes – Season 5 [Showtime]

The Expanse – Season 2 [SyFy]

Fargo – Season 3 [FX]

Feud: Bette and Joan [FX]

The Girlfriend Experience – Season 2 [Starz]

GLOW – Season 1 [Netflix]

Godless – 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]

Lady Dynamite – Season 2 [Netflix]

Manunt: Unabomber [Discovery]

Mr. Robot – Season 3 [USA]

National Treasure – Season 1 [Hulu]

Orphan Black – Season 5 [BBC America]

Outlander – Season 3 [Starz]

The Path – Season 2 [Hulu]

Red Oaks – Season 3 [Amazon]

Marvel’s Runaways – Season 1 [Hulu]

Search Party – Season 2 [TBS]

She’s Gotta Have It – Season 1 [Netflix]

Speechless – Season 2 [ABC]

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 3 [Netflix]

Veep – Season 6 [HBO]

What Would Diplo Do? – Season 1 [Viceland]

You’re the Worst – Season 4 [FXX]

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 Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season 1 [Amazon]

The Mayor – Season 1 [ABC]

Mindhunter – Season 1 [Netflix]

The Mindy Project – Season 6 [Hulu]

The Missing – Season 2 [STARZ]

The New Edition Story [BET]

Narcos – Season 3 [Netflix]

Nirvanna The Band The Show – Season 1 [Viceland]

Ozark – Season 1 [Netflix]

Playing House – Season 3 [USA]

Poldark – Season 3 [PBS]

Preacher – Season 2 [AMC]

Room 104 – Season 1 [HBO]

Rosehaven – Season 1 [SundanceTV]

Silicon Valley – Season 4 [HBO]

SMILF – Season 1 [Showtime]

Sneaky Pete – Season 1 [Amazon]

South Park – Season 21 [Comedy Central]

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 [CBS All Access]

Suburra [Netflix]

Taboo – Season 1 [FX]

There’s…Johnny! – Season 1 [Hulu]

This is Us – Season 2 [NBC]

Travelers – Season 1 [Netflix]

Twin Peaks – Season 3 [Showtime]

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

Will – Season 1 [TNT]

Will & Grace – Season 9 [NBC]

Young Sheldon – Season 1 [CBS]

Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson in "Detroiters"

Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson in “Detroiters”

Comedy Central

B

Back – Season 1 [Sundance Now]

Bill Nye Saves the World [Netflix]

Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1 [Netflix]

Detroiters – Season 1 [Comedy Central]

Fire Chasers [Netflix]

Get Shorty – Season 1 [EPIX]

Ghosted – Season 1 [FOX]

Great News – Season 2 [NBC]

Guerrilla [Showtime]

The Keepers [Netflix]

The Last Tycoon – Season 1 [Amazon]

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders [NBC]

Mike Judge’s Tales from the Tour Bus – Season 1 [Cinemax]

Neo Yokio – Season 1 [Netflix]

No Activity – Season 1 [CBS All Access]

Orange is the New Black – Season 5 [Netflix]

Patriot – Season 1 [Amazon]

Marvel’s The Punisher – Season 1 [Netflix]

Riverdale – Season 1 [The CW]

Snowfall – Season 1 [FX]

Stranger Things – Season 2 [Netflix]

Time After Time – Season 1 [ABC]

Vice Principals – Season 2 [HBO]

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]

The Crown – Season 2 [Netflix]

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Season 2 [BBC America]

Fear the Walking Dead – Season 3 [AMC]

Genius – Season 1 [Nat Geo]

The Gifted – Season 1 [FOX]

The Last Man on Earth – Season 4 [FOX]

The Long Road Home [Nat Geo]

Loudermilk – Season 1 [Audience]

Nobodies – Season 1 [TV Land]

Shots Fired – Season 1 [FOX]

Snatch – Season 1 [Crackle]

Transparent – Season 4 [Amazon]

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]

Damnation – Season 1 [USA]

The Guest Book – Season 1 [TBS]

Liar [Sundance]

Lore – Season 1 [Amazon]

SEAL Team – Season 1 [CBS]

Ten Days in the Valley [ABC]

The Tick – Season 1 [Amazon]

Training Day – Season 1 [CBS]

When We Rise [ABC]

Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”

NBC

C

The Brave – Season 1 [NBC]

Dice – Season 2 [Showtime]

Friends from College – Season 1 [Netflix]

Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1 [Netflix]

Loaded – Season 1 [AMC]

Mr. Mercedes – Season 1 [Audience]

The Son – Season 1 [AMC]

Swedish Dicks – Season 3 [Pop]

Santa Clarita Diet

C-

Bloodline – Season 3 [Netflix]

Disjointed – Season 1 [Netflix]

Girlboss – Season 1 [Netflix]

The Good Doctor – Season 1 [ABC]

Gypsy – Season 1 [Netflix]

Ill Behaviour – Season 1 [Showtime]

Santa Clarita Diet – Season 1 [Netflix]

Six – Season 1 [History]

Tin Star – Season 1 [Amazon]

White Famous Jay Pharoah Jamie Foxx Showtime

D+

White Famous – Season 1 [Showtime]

“24: Legacy”

Fox

D

24: Legacy – Season 1 [FOX]

American Horror Story – Season 7 [FX]

The Mist – Season 1 [Spike]

The Orville – Season 1 [FOX]

Taken – Season 1 [NBC]

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