7 Best Shows With 100% Rotten Tomatoes Scores On Netflix, HBO Max And More

There are too many supposedly awesome new TV shows to keep up with. And that’s coming from someone trying to watch as much TV as possible (even to cover shows I don’t even like to watch). That said, with the fall TV season slowing down streaming slightly (She-Hulk and Rings of Power both aired the finales this week), I thought it was time for my recommendation engine to kick back. .

So we’re using one of our favorite resources to save some of our favorite shows on Tom’s Guide. These seven shows impressed everything from critics, winning 100% Rotten Tomatoes (opens in a new tab) scores, which is pretty darn tough when you consider how many have aired multiple seasons.

Want more rec? We’ve also rounded up the best Netflix shows rated 90% and above, the best Apple TV Plus shows rated 90% and above, and the best Hulu movies rated 90% and above.

So, let’s dive into what we like about seven of the best shows you can watch online – so you can fill in those cultural blind spots.

About our expert
About our expert

Streaming editor Henry T. Casey calls himself “the streaming guy” for a multitude of reasons. He is obsessed with watching the latest trending shows, streaming devices and especially streaming services and what to watch. He’s trying to manage his budget while worrying about the impending merger of HBO Max and Discovery Plus.

The Bear (2022)

Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richie and Ayo Edebiri as Sydney in The Bear

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The Bear may have a perfect score for Rotten Tomatoes, but it’s not for everyone either. That’s because he’s too good at capturing the behind-the-scenes chaos of a small, family-run restaurant in Chicago that offers hot Italian beef. After a tragedy in said family, successful chef Carmy (Jeremy Allen White) returns to steer the ship into the future. White brings an incredible tense mood to The Bear, as every little twitch on his face seems like a deliberate reaction to the chaos brewing around him. Family friend Richie (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) is often the one to stir up this nonsense, as he doesn’t appreciate the “upgrades” Carmy brings. Including hiring a recent Sydney Culinary School graduate (Ayo Edebiri), to help run the shop.

The Bear crackles with a kinetic energy the likes of which are rarely seen on television, and the big surprise of its finale still lives rent-free in my head. You have to watch, cousin.

Seasons: 1 (eight episodes)
Gender:
Drama
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Bad Sisters (2022)

Sharon Horgan, Eve Hewson, Eva Birthistle and Sarah Greene in Bad Sisters

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A death in the family should be no cause for celebration. However, the Garvey sisters are different from most families. These five sisters survived the death of their parents and took an oath to protect each other. And then Grace (Anne-Marie Duff) married John Paul (Claes Bang), who treats her terribly. So when does JP die? The other Garveys immediately think it’s time to pop the bottles. Which makes you wonder, did they kill him? And this black comedy is so sharp you’ll laugh while you rarely stop to wonder if you’re on the right side of history – cheering on the death of a man.

The Garveys don’t seem innocent at all, but they’re so fleshed out as characters, with great chemistry between them, that you love them. And you’ll spend its 10 episodes figuring out who’s really in charge and how much John Paul deserved it.

Seasons: 1 (10 episodes)
Gender: Black comedy/crime thriller
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Yellow Vests (2021 – ongoing)

The cast of the Yellowjackets around Misty

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Yellowjackets seems to hover above the skeletons of Lost’s Oceanic Flight 815, or at least it did in its stunning first season that garnered “perfect” critical consensus. In it, we meet a high school girls soccer team that is on its way to the Nationals, even with a ton of infighting and a lack of confidence. Except, you know, their plane crashes en route and they get stranded in the desert. A perfect place for teenagers who already have a cooperation problem. And that’s part of why Yellowjackets is a winner, as it demonstrates a mastery of using high school group dynamics to create stellar tension and drama.

Everything looks bleak until Yellowjackets pulls another Lost, and flashes back to the life some surviving girls are living as adults. Adults with secrets of their time after the accident. Built around a phenomenal cast, including Christina Ricci, Melanie Lynskey, and Juliette Lewis in fast-forward roles, Yellowjackets thrilled its first season.

Seasons: 1 (10 episodes)
Gender: Drama/mystery/horror
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Hacks (2021 – ongoing)

Jean Smart as Deborah Vance and Hannah Einbinder as Ava Daniels in Hacks

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Jean Smart runs Vegas as comedian Deborah Vance, or at least she used to. In Hacks, Vance is now nearing the end of his career, apparently selling more questionable quality items on QVC than performing his rather broad comedy live. So she needs help to get back on track. Luckily, her beleaguered manager Jimmy (Paul W. Downs) has the right person: Ava Daniels (Hannah Einbinder), a blacklisted writer who’s been banned for making the wrong pissed off jokes about the wrong people.

Although the two don’t get along at first — as Deborah skillfully insults everything about Ava, right down to her hands — the two quickly learn to help each other. It’s hard to stay mad at someone who makes fun of you with good material. But the road to career rebirths is tricky, especially when one pursues the other. Or anything about the bedding situation on the tour bus. Yet, just as women must do in the world of entertainment, Hacks consistently proves its worth.

Gender: Drama
Rotten Tomato Score: 94%
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Flea Bag (2016 – 2019)

Sian Clifford (as Claire) holds an umbrella over herself and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (as Fleabag) in Fleabag

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Have you ever felt like your life was so messy you could just tell a show about it? Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s TV series (which is adapted from her one-woman show) is so messy she named it Fleabag. Throughout two seasons of hilarious and funny moments mixed with severe emotional breakdowns, we never hear anyone call their character by name (the show’s script dubbed her Fleabag), which is odd being given that it goes through all the ringtones.

Whether she’s dealing with the glaring disaster dating men or her godmother (Olivia Colman) dating her dad, you’d think someone would address her by name at some point. Fleabag is a perfect show, watching its character for two seasons and leaving long before it overstays its welcome.

Seasons: 2
Gender: Drama
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Adventure Time (2010 – 2018)

the cast of Adventure Time in a group image: (L to R) Flame Princess, Marceline, Lumpy Space Princess, Peppermint Butler, Jake the Dog, Princess Bubblegum, Tree Trunks, Jake, BMO, Ice King, Lady Rainicorn, Cinnamon Bun and Lemon Grab

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The world of adult animation is often filled with programs that are particularly unsuitable for children. Adventure Time is that rare series that managed to thread the needle. While later seasons explore some topics (such as abandonment) that kids might not be ready for, Adventure Time is an animated show that’s ideal for kids and kids.

This fantasy series instantly immerses you in the Land of Ooo, which we later realize is post-apocalypse. But that is not the drama. This comes when Finn deals with his crushes and spends his free time adventuring and stopping the crackpot Ice King (Tom Kenny) from kidnapping Ooo’s many princesses. Oh, and Marceline the Vampire Queen (Olivia Olson)? Let’s just say his story offers one of the best flashback episodes of all time.

While Adventure Time might seem like a bit much, each of its 15-minute-or-less episodes is a treat, and the show has built some incredible characters and stories over its nine years.

Seasons: ten
Gender:
animated fantasy
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Old enough! (2022)

A child at the grocery store in an episode of Old Enough!

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And now for something completely different. Old enough! will either sound like a real treat or a cruel and unusual punishment. In this series (which originally aired in Japan, and Netflix imported 20 episodes as a sort of test), we meet a series of fairly young children (mostly under the age of five) who are sent on errands or missions that test their independent nature. .

A wholesome piece of reality TV, Old Enough! is presented as a competitive spectacle, including a narrator who takes these children’s missions seriously. Some of the contestants are considered too sweet by the show and their parents, and therefore quite old! acts as a means of pushing on their own. Adorable as heck (at least to some), Old Enough is one of my favorite Netflix shows of the year.

Seasons: 1 (20 episodes)
Gender: Reality
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