Sometimes it’s tough finding an excellent TV show to sink your teeth into. With so many different choices out there – and so little time – there is nothing more annoying than starting something that doesn’t live up to expectations. So how about starting a show that has a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes? Here are some of the TV shows that every single critic has praised…
The Devil’s Hour – Amazon Prime Video
The Peter Capaldi and Jessica Raine psychological thriller went somewhat under the radar but is an absolute must-watch. Featuring a creepy child, an even creepier prisoner, and time-bending alternate universes, you will want to binge this one in one go. With season two already announced, catch up before the second installment in out!
Colin from Accounts – BBC iPlayer
Set in Sydney, Australia, the story follows Ashely and Gordon, a couple who are brought together by a car accident (and an accidentally injured dog), and learn to navigate life together. Discussing the show on Twitter, one person wrote: “Just finished #colinfromaccounts in 2 days. Brilliant. Loved every episode – best show of 2023 – hope we get a series 2. Thanks to everyone involved.”
Another person added: “Well, I have no idea how Colin From Accounts made it back to the mother country, and especially into the BBC, and the more so from the BBC in-tray to its actual output, but that was magnificent. Gross humor, smart comedy.”
Fleabag – BBC
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s excellent comedy-drama about an unnamed protagonist’s messy life as she deals with grief and guilt is one of TV’s all-time best shows. While season one is excellent, the second installment takes things up a notch as a ‘love story’, introducing the iconic Hot Priest. Season two episode one in particular is up there with one of the all-time best episodes of television.
Heartstopper – Netflix
This adorable teen drama is not only a binge-worthy romance but also a necessary one. The simple tale of Charlie and Nick, two friends who fall for one another, is a sweet, simple coming-of-age tale of love and understanding your sexuality. Now roll on season two so we can see what Charlie and Nick are up to now they’re officially boyfriends. WATCH: Have you watched Heartstopper yet?
The Snow Girl – Netflix
This Spanish show’s synopsis reads: “When a little girl goes missing during a parade in Málaga, a young newspaper journalist becomes fiercely determined to help Amaya’s parents find her.” Discussing the surprisingly excellent show, one person wrote: “#TheSnowGirl #LaChicaDeNieve was so good. The plot twist was amazing, didn’t even cross my mind,” while another added: “#TheSnowGirl is a great six-episode binge for the weekend if you are looking for a suspense thriller Finishes in just about 4 hrs! Very Good watch!”
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans – ITV
The charming Agatha Christie adaptation from Hugh Laurie tops Rotten Tomatoes as being universally adored by critics, and we can see why. While doing one of his many odd jobs, Bobby Jones happens to hear a dying man’s last words, embroiling him and his plucky friend Frankie into a gripping murder mystery.
Somebody Somewhere – Amazon Prime Video/HBO
This two-season show follows a woman named Sam. While on the surface she is a true Kansan, beneath it all she struggles to fit the hometown mold. The synopsis reads: “Grappling with loss and acceptance, singing is Sam’s saving grace and leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders who don’t fit in but don’t give up, showing that finding your people, and finding your voice, is possible.”
The Bear – Disney+
This gripping and unrelenting series follows a young man who, despite being one of the top chefs in the world, returns to run his family’s sandwich shop following his brother’s suicide. The kitchen drama never drops bringing the tension of the day-to-day in a chef’s life – with episode seven’s one-shot sequence being particularly incredible television. And what a season finale.
Bad Sisters – Apple TV+
This epic series follows a group of sisters who, tired of watching their sister be emotionally abused by her evil husband Jean-Paul, conspire to murder him. From the opening moment, we know that Jean-Paul does indeed wind up dead – the fun is watching how it actually happens. Never have you rooted so much for a murder plot to work out as the sisters fumble their way through clumsy murder attempts – making this a funny, sad, genius must-watch.
The Order – Netflix
Although the show was canceled after two seasons, The Order received high praise from critics. The story follows a college student, Jack Morton, who joins the secret society of The Order, which is involved in the world of magic, monsters and intrigue.
Katla – Netflix
The synopsis reads: “In Iceland, after the subglacial volcano Katla has been erupting constantly for a whole year, Gríma is still looking for her missing sister who disappeared the day the eruption started. As her hope of ever finding her body is fading, the residents of the surrounding area start to have visits from unexpected guests. There might be something hidden under the glacier no one could ever have foreseen.” Fans have been very impressed, with one writing: “Finished #Katla on Netflix with Dad & it evoked so much philosophical discussion on doppelgängers/clones which were so fun. Never seen anything like it so highly rec.” Another person added: “Just binged #Katla on Netflix. Interesting, and quick watch. Curious if others found it strangely healing.”