CERTIFIED FRESH TV – CURRENTLY AIRING

Fleabag: Season 2 100%

Critic Consensus: Fleabag jumps back into the fray with a bracing second season that upholds its predecessor’s frenzied wit and delicate heart, replete with Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s indefatigable charisma.

Tuca & Bertie: Season 1 100%

Critic Consensus: Tuca & Bertie skips right pastBojack Horseman‘s shadow with its chipper sensibility and madcap sight gags, bringing plenty of laughs as it addresses adulting anxiety and exalts the joys of friendship.

Jane the Virgin: Season 5 100%

Critic Consensus: Gina Rodriguez delivers a stellar performance in Jane the Virgin’s final season, grounding the series in humanity amidst all its quirky telenovela humor.

Orange Is the New Black: Season 7 97%

Critic Consensus: Carried by its exceptional ensemble, Orange Is the New Black‘s final season gets straight to the point, tackling hard-hitting issues with the same dramatic depth and gallows humor that made the show so ground-breaking to begin with.

Chernobyl: Miniseries 96%

Critic Consensus: Chernobyl rivets with a creeping dread that never dissipates, dramatizing a national tragedy with sterling craft and an intelligent dissection of institutional rot.

When They See Us: Season 1 96%

Critic Consensus: Ava DuVernay pulls no punches inWhen They See Us, laying out the harrowing events endured by the Central Park Five while adding a necessary layer of humanity to their story that challenges viewers to reconsider what it means to find justice in America.

Stranger Things: Season 3 90%

Critic Consensus: Stranger Things transforms itself into a riveting — if familiar — summer ride that basks in its neon-laden nostalgia without losing sight of the rich relationships that make the series so endearing.

Veronica Mars: Season 4 91%

Critic Consensus: Marshmallows, rejoice! Veronica Mars returns in fine form, capturing much of what made the series so beloved while adding new wrinkles that satisfy more often than they mystify.

Big Little Lies: Season 2 87%

Critic Consensus: Gorgeous and gripping, Big Little Lies‘s second season doubles down on the dark humor and gives its impressive cast even more juicy drama to chew on — especially an excellent Meryl Streep.

The Society: Season 1 85%

Critic Consensus: An intriguing tangle of mystery and melodrama, what The Society lacks in levity — and at times clarity — it makes up for with its surprisingly thoughtful exploration of community, culture, and what it means to grow up.

Das Boot: Season 1 84%

Critic Consensus: Das Boot possesses the atmospheric pressure of its cinematic forebear while adding new depth to its compelling ensemble, making for a riveting international production.

Good Omens: Miniseries 82%

Critic Consensus: A smörgåsbord of heavenly imagery and irreverent hilarity, Good Omens works thanks to to Michael Sheen and David Tennant’s very-nearly-holy (or maybe unholy?) chemistry — though, at only six episodes, it’s a rare adaptation that may have benefitted from being a little less faithful to the good book.

The Boys: Season 1 81%

Critic Consensus: Though viewers’ mileage may vary, The Boys‘ violent delights and willingness to engage in heavy, relevant themes are sure to please those looking for a new group of antiheroes to root for.

The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 3 81%

Critic Consensus: The Handmaid’s Tale‘s third season reigns in its horrors and inspires hope that revolution really is possible — if only the story would stop spinning its wheels and get to it already.

Euphoria: Season 1 81%

Critic Consensus: Though at times hard to watch,Euphoria balances its brutal honesty with an empathetic — and visually gorgeous — eye to create a uniquely challenging and illuminating series, held together by a powerfully understated performance from Zendaya.

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Emily Nussbaum

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Emily Nussbaum is the television critic for The New Yorker and, in 2016, won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Previously, she worked at New York for seven years, editing the Culture Pages (and creating the Approval Matrix) and writing both features and criticism. Her anthology, “I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution,” was released in June.  Listen to the interview she did on Fresh Air with Terry Gross by clicking the NPR link below.

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Best of the New Shows

Best new shows according to Metacritic critics:

Jason Dameron says

I finished lost in space today and I’m about to finish cobra kyi, I liked both series, both nostalgic, but I gotta say I liked lost in space more. I have a theory that people liked cobra more because it’s shorter, and some people can’t handle sci-fi.

I hear there are new episodes of humans but my dvr didn’t pick it up. Wonder if it’s a UK vs USA thing? Or they changed the channel number?

Any who, what other shows should I watch? I just finished season 2 of 13 reasons why, I still like it. I know someone will mention GOT and someone told me brickleberry. Is OA out yet? What about that President show that used to have Kevin Spacey? I remember there being a few other Netflix shows I watched last year. Or that new marvel show on freeform cloak and dagger I think it’s called. And when does the marvel teenagers show on Hulu come back on?

Where to watch Oscar nominees

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Best Documentary Feature): Amazon Prime
  • Beauty and the Beast (Best Production Design, Best Costume Design): Netflix
  • The Big Sick (Best Original Screenplay): Amazon
  • The Boss Baby (Best Animated Feature Film): Netflix
  • Dear Basketball (Best Animated Short Film): YouTube
  • Get Out (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay): HBO
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Best Visual Effects): Netflix
  • Kong: Skull Island (Best Visual Effects): HBO
  • Last Men in Aleppo (Best Documentary Feature): Netflix
  • Mudbound (Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song): Netflix

Oscars 18

Best Picture

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

  • Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
  • Jordan Peele (Get Out)
  • Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)
  • Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
  • Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
  • Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
  • Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq)

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)
  • Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
  • Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
  • Meryl Streep (The Post)

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)
  • Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water)
  • Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World)
  • Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)
  • Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
  • Leslie Manville (Phantom Thread)
  • Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
  • Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)

Adapted Screenplay

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Logan
  • Molly’s Game
  • Mudbound

Original Screenplay

  • The Big Sick
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Original Song

  • Remember Me (from Coco)
  • Mystery of Love (from Call Me By Your Name)
  • This Is Me (from The Greatest Showman)
  • Mighty River (from Mudbound)
  • Stand Up For Something (from Marshall)

Original Score

  • Dunkirk
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Animated Feature Film

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Cinematography

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Mudbound
  • The Shape of Water

Visual Effects

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Costume Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Darkest Hour
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water
  • Victoria and Abdul

Film Editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Dunkirk
  • I, Tonya
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Darkest Hour
  • Victoria and Abdul
  • Wonder

Production Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water

Sound Editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sound Mixing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Animated Short Film

  • Dear Basketball
  • Garden Party
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

Best Live-Action Short

  • Dekalb Elementary
  • The 11 O’Clock
  • My Nephew Emmett
  • The Silent Child
  • All Of Us

Documentary Feature

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Faces Places
  • Icarus
  • Last Men in Aleppo 
  • Strong Island

Documentary Short Subject

  • Edith & Eddie
  • Heaven is a Traffic Jam
  • Heroin(e)
  • Knifeskills
  • Traffic Stop

Foreign Language Film

  • A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
  • On Body and Soul (Hungary)
  • The Insult (Lebanon)
  • Loveless (Russia)
  • The Square (Sweden)

Where to watch Golden Globes nominees and winners

Where to watch the Golden Globes nominees and winners!

Dunkirk
Nominated for:
Best motion picture, drama
Best director – motion picture — Christopher Nolan
Best original score – motion picture — Hans Zimmer
Watch it on:
YouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes and Amazon

Get Out
Nominated for:

Best motion picture, musical or comedy
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy — Daniel Kaluuya

Watch it on:
YouTubeGoogle PlayiTunesAmazon Video

Battle of the Sexes

Nominated for:
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy — Emma Stone
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy — Steve Carell

Watch it on:
YouTubeGoogle PlayiTunesAmazon Video

Twentieth Century Fox

Baby Driver

Nominated for:
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy — Ansel Elgort

Watch it on:
YouTubeGoogle PlayiTunesAmazon Video

First They Killed My Father 

Nominated for:
Best motion picture – foreign language (Cambodia)

Watch it on:
Netflix

The Boss Baby 

Nominated for:
Best motion picture, animated

Watch it on:
Netflix

Mudbound 

Nominated for:
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture — Mary J. Blige
Best original song, motion picture — “Mighty River”

Watch it on:
Netflix

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The Crown

Nominated for:
Best television series, drama
Best performance by an actress in a television series, drama — Claire Foy

Watch it on:
Netflix

Game of Thrones

Nominated for:
Best television series, drama

Watch it on:
HBO

The Handmaid’s Tale

Nominated for:
Best television series, drama
Best performance by an actress in a television series, drama — Elizabeth Moss
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television — Ann Dowd

Watch it on:
Hulu

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Stranger Things

Nominated for:
Best television series, drama
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television — David Harbour

Watch it on:
Netflix

This Is Us

Nominated for:
Best television series, drama
Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama — Sterling K. Brown
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television — Chrissy Metz

Watch it on:
HuluNBC

The Deuce 

Nominated for:
Best performance by an actress in a television series, drama — Maggie Gyllenhaal

Watch it on:
HBO

13 Reasons Why

Nominated for:
Best performance by an actress in a television series, drama — Katherine Langford

Watch it on:
Netflix

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Nominated for:
Best television series, musical or comedy
Best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy — Rachel Brosnahan

Watch it on:
Amazon Prime

Master of None

Nominated for:
Best television series, musical or comedy
Best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy — Aziz Ansari

Watch it on:
Netflix

SMILF

Nominated for:
Best television series, musical or comedy
Best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy — Frankie Shaw

Where to watch:
Showtime

Will & Grace

Nominated for:
Best television series, musical or comedy
Best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy — Eric McCormack

Where to watch:
NBCHulu

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I Love Dick

Nominated for:
Best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy — Kevin Bacon

Where to watch:
Amazon Prime

GLOW

Nominated for:
Best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy — Alison Brie

Where to watch:
Netflix

Insecure

Nominated for:
Best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy — Issa Rae

Where to watch:
HBO

Big Little Lies

Nominated for:
Best television limited series or motion picture made for television
Best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television — Nicole Kidman 
Best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television — Reese Witherspoon
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television — Laura Dern 
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television — Shailene Woodley
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television — Alexander Skarsgård

Where to watch:
HBO

HBO

Fargo

Nominated for:
Best television limited seires or motion picture made for television
Best performance by an actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television — Ewan McGregor
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television — David Thewlis

Where to watchHulu

The Sinner

Nominated for:
Best television limited series or motion picture made for television
Best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television — Jessica Biel

Where to watch:
USA

Top of the Lake: China Girl

Nominated for:
Best television limited series or motion picture made for television

Where to watch:
Hulu

And the Golden Globe goes to . . .

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Call Me by Your Name
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Tom Hanks, The Post
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Best Limited Series or Television Movie
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
Fargo
Top of the Lake: China Girl
The Sinner

Best Director, Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Actor, Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Black-ish
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
SMILF
Will & Grace

Best Actor, Limited Series or Television Movie
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Foreign-Language Motion Picture
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
Loveless
The Square

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Post
Molly’s Game

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Animated Motion Picture
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Best Supporting Actress, Television Series
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudboumd
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Supporting Actor, Television Series
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo

Best Television Series, Drama
The Handmaid’s Tale
This Is Us
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things

Best Actor, Television Series, Drama
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actress, Television Series, Drama
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Claire Foy, The Crown
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Best Actress, Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Best Actress, Limited Series or Television Movie
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Jessica Biel, The Sinner