In the era of Peak TV, it’s inevitable that you’ll get a few clunkers. And Metacritic is here to tell you exactly what those clunkers were in the year 2018. As the year closes out, the review aggregation website has compiled a list of the worst new TV shows of 2018, based on the aggregate critic scores.
At the top of the list is one of the most controversial shows of the year, which inspired backlash before the series even hit its home streaming platform of Netflix: Insatiable. It turns out, critics weren’t having what Insatiable, or these nine other TV shows, were feeding them.
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When I first heard about NBC’s Reverie, it was described to me as a sci-fi show, but the new thriller from Extant creator Mickey Fisher leans more towards a procedural drama than I expected. Not that there’s anything wrong with a procedural drama (it’s one of the things NBC is exceedingly good at) but it took some adjusting of expectations to get into the swing of the first episode.
Reverie’s title comes from the name of a dream program made by a company named Onira Tech. The Reverie program gives users the ability to go into a dream of their own making. Think Total Recall, but instead of going to Mars you can go to your favorite memory, visit a time you were most happy, even bring someone back from the dead and spend time with them in whatever setting or time you choose.
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It’s upfronts week over in Hollywood, which means all the networks are rolling out the red carpet for all the new shows coming to TV for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. First out of the gate was NBC, who has their revival of Will & Grace coming this fall, as well as Law & Order True Crime, yet another spin-off of the network’s classic legal drama. But it’s not all familiar, as The Peacock also has plenty of other new shows coming as well.
There’s also the new comedy series Good Girls starring Retta (Parks and Recreation) and Mae Whitman (Arrested Development), the thriller Reverie starring Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest) and Dennis Haysbert (24), a high school-set drama called Rise starring Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez and Moana voice star Auli’i Cravalho, the high school-set comedy A.P. Bio with Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt, the military drama The Brave starring Anne Heche and Mike Vogel and the comedy Champions with Workaholics star Anders Holm.
Watch the NBC 2017 TV series trailers and get more details on each of them below. Read More »