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Photo by FX Updated August 14, 2023 Debate over TV's best shows will continue forever. However, at Rotten Tomatoes, we have discovered that not every season of these "best" series are equally impressive. There are...

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Updated August 14, 2023

Debate over TV's best shows will continue forever. However, at Rotten Tomatoes, we have discovered that not every season of these "best" series are equally impressive.

There are some exceptional series that have seen their scores fluctuate across different seasons. So, we have decided to compile a list of the seasons that have achieved a perfect 100% Tomatometer score. These are the seasons that have stood out from the rest, and we've listed them alphabetically by TV title.

The Crème de la Crème

Some of these series will be familiar to you. For instance, the third and fourth seasons of AMC's Breaking Bad, featuring Bryan Cranston in the iconic role of Walter White, one of TV's most memorable antiheroes. Also on this list are Mad Men's Don Draper and Sons of Anarchy's Jax Teller.

But there are also some lesser-known gems on this list. They might be on premium cable or a less popular streaming service. There are even a few international titles like Back on AMC+ and Showtime's Back To Life (no, it's not a sequel to the former).

Multiple Appearances

You'll notice that some shows appear multiple times on the list. Big Mouth and Counterpart have two seasons each on the list. Catastrophe from Amazon Prime Video and Justified from FX scored three spots each. However, the champion in this category is Broad City, with four out of its five seasons making it to the shortlist. Other recent series with multiple seasons in the 100% club include The Good Place, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, One Day at a Time, Veep, Fleabag, Jane the Virgin, and Feel Good.

The Power of Opinion

The first season of Only Murders in the Building holds the record for the highest number of reviews for a perfect 100% score. The collective opinions of 107 critics have placed it above all other seasons with a perfect score. Other highly rated seasons include Fleabag season 2 with 99 reviews, Insecure season 1 with 78, Yellowjackets season 1 with 76, and Hacks season 1 with 75.

What's Next?

While several seasons with 100% scores could have made it onto this list, they didn't meet all the Certified Fresh eligibility requirements just yet. We will continue to keep an eye on them and see if they can make the cut in the future.

Just Added: Reservation Dogs season 3, Foundation season 2, What We Do in the Shadows season 5, Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, The Other Two season 3

The Full List

Here is the complete list of TV seasons that have achieved a perfect 100% score:

  • 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything: Season 1 (2021)
  • 24: Day 5 (2006)
  • Acapulco: Season 1 (2021)
  • American Crime: Season 3 (2017)
  • The Americans: Season 3 (2015)
  • America to Me: Season 1 (2018)
  • Arrested Development: Season 1 (2003)
  • Babylon Berlin: Season 1 (2017)
  • The Baby-Sitters Club: Season 1 (2020)
  • Back: Season 1 (2017)
  • Back to Life: Season 1 (2019)
  • Bad Sisters: Season 1 (2022)
  • Barry: Season 2 (2019)
  • Bates Motel: Season 5 (2017)
  • Battlestar Galactica: Season 3 (2006)
  • The Bear: Season 1 (2022)
  • Better Things: Season 3 (2019)
  • Better Things: Season 4 (2020)
  • Better Things: Season 5 (2022)
  • Big Mouth: Season 1 (2017)
  • Big Mouth: Season 2 (2018)
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 1 (2019)
  • Blindspotting: Season 1 (2021)
  • BoJack Horseman: Season 2 (2015)
  • BoJack Horseman: Season 3 (2016)
  • The Bold Type: Season 2 (2018)
  • Breaking Bad: Season 3 (2010)
  • Breaking Bad: Season 4 (2011)
  • Broad City: Season 2 (2015)
  • Broad City: Season 3 (2016)
  • Broad City: Season 4 (2017)
  • Broad City: Season 5 (2019)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 6 (2019)
  • Bunheads: Season 1 (2012)
  • Catastrophe: Season 1 (2015)
  • Catastrophe: Season 2 (2015)
  • Catastrophe: Season 3 (2017)
  • The Chicago Code: Season 1 (2011)
  • Chuck: Season 5 (2011)
  • Cobra Kai: Season 1 (2018)
  • Counterpart: Season 1 (2017)
  • Counterpart: Season 2 (2018)
  • Cowboy Bebop: Season 1 (1998)
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2 (2016)
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 4 (2018)
  • Dark: Season 2 (2019)
  • Dark Winds: Season 1 (2022)
  • David Makes Man: Season 1 (2019)
  • Dear White People: Season 2 (2018)
  • The Defiant Ones: Miniseries (2017)
  • Derry Girls: Season 1 (2018)
  • Detectorists: Season 3 (2017)
  • Dickinson: Season 2 (2021)
  • Dickinson: Season 3 (2021)
  • Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013)
  • Documentary Now!: Season 3 (2019)
  • Downton Abbey: Season 2 (2011)
  • Drops of God: Season 1 (2023)
  • The Expanse: Season 3 (2018)
  • The Expanse: Season 5 (2020)
  • Fargo: Season 2 (2015)
  • Feel Good: Season 1 (2020)
  • Feel Good: Season 2 (2021)
  • Fleabag: Season 1 (2016)
  • Fleabag: Season 2 (2019)
  • For All Mankind: Season 2 (2021)
  • Foundation: Season 2 (2023)
  • Freaks and Geeks: Season 1 (1999)
  • Friday Night Lights: Season 4 (2009)
  • Friday Night Lights: Season 5 (2010)
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: Season 1 (2016)
  • Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: Season 1 (2019)
  • Giri/Haji: Season 1 (2019)
  • The Good Place: Season 2 (2017)
  • The Good Place: Season 4 (2019)
  • The Good Wife: Season 5 (2013)
  • The Great: Season 2 (2021)
  • Hacks: Season 1 (2021)
  • Hacks: Season 2 (2022)
  • Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (2017)
  • Happy Valley: Season 2 (2016)
  • Happy Valley: Season 3 (2023)
  • Harley Quinn: Season 2 (2020)
  • Harley Quinn: Season 3 (2022)
  • Heartstopper: Season 1 (2022)
  • High Maintenance: Season 2 (2018)
  • High School: Season 1 (2022)
  • Homeland: Season 1 (2011)
  • I, Claudius: Miniseries (1976)
  • I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson: Season 2 (2021)
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 9 (2013)
  • Insecure: Season 1 (2016)
  • Insecure: Season 5 (2021)
  • Jane The Virgin: Season 1 (2014)
  • Jane The Virgin: Season 4 (2017)
  • Jane The Virgin: Season 5 (2019)
  • Justified: Season 2 (2011)
  • Justified: Season 4 (2013)
  • Justified: Season 6 (2015)
  • The Kids in the Hall: Season 1 (2022)
  • The Lady and the Dale: Miniseries (2021)
  • The Larry Sanders Show: Season 1 (1992)
  • The Legend of Vox Machina: Season 1 (2022)
  • Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls: Season 1 (2022)
  • Los Espookys: Season 1 (2019)
  • Louie: Season 3 (2012)
  • LuLaRich: Season 1 (2021)
  • Mad Men: Season 2 (2008)
  • Making It: Season 1 (2018)
  • Malcolm in the Middle: Season 1 (2000)
  • Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3 (2015)
  • Master of None: Season 1 (2015)
  • Master of None: Season 2 (2017)
  • Mo: Season 1 (2022)
  • Modern Family: Season 1 (2009)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Season 1 (2017)
  • Mythic Quest: Season 2 (2021)
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Season 1
  • One Day at a Time: Season 2 (2018)
  • One Day at a Time: Season 3 (2019)
  • One Day at a Time: Season 4 (2020)
  • Only Murders in the Building: Season 1 (2021)
  • The Other Two: Season 3 (2023)
  • Painting With John: Season 1 (2021)
  • Parks and Recreation: A Parks and Recreation Special (2020)
  • Peaky Blinders: Season 6 (2022)
  • PEN15: Season 2 (2020)
  • Penny Dreadful: Season 2 (2015)
  • Planet Earth II: Miniseries (2016)
  • Pose: Season 3 (2021)
  • Prehistoric Planet: Season 1 (2022)
  • Prime Suspect: Season 7 (2006)
  • Primo: Season 1 (2023)
  • Pushing Daisies: Season 2 (2008)
  • P-Valley: Season 1 (2020)
  • Random Acts of Flyness: Season 1 (2018)
  • Rap Sh!t: Season 1 (2022)
  • Reaper: Season 1 (2007)
  • Rectify: Season 3 (2015)
  • Rectify: Season 4 (2016)
  • The Returned: Season 1 (2012)
  • Reservation Dogs: Season 2 (2022)
  • Reservation Dogs: Season 3 (2023)
  • The Responder: Season 1 (2022)
  • Samurai Jack: Season 5 (2017)
  • Schitt's Creek: Season 6 (2020)
  • Search Party: Season 1 (2016)
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 1 (2018)
  • Sherman's Showcase: Season 1 (2019)
  • Sherwood: Season 1 (2022)
  • Silicon Valley: Season 3 (2016)
  • A Small Light: Limited Series (2023)
  • Sons of Anarchy: Season 4 (2011)
  • South Side: Season 1 (2019)
  • Starstruck: Season 1 (2021)
  • Sweet/Vicious: Season 1 (2016)
  • Time: Season 1 (2021)
  • Transparent: Season 3 (2016)
  • Treme: Season 2 (2011)
  • Tuca & Bertie: Season 2 (2021)
  • The Twilight Zone: Season 1 (1959)
  • Ugly Delicious: Season 1 (2018)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2 (2016)
  • Veep: Season 3 (2014)
  • Veep: Season 4 (2015)
  • Vida: Season 1 (2018)
  • The Virtues: Miniseries (2019)
  • We Are Lady Parts: Season 1 (2021)
  • What We Do in the Shadows: Season 3 (2021)
  • What We Do in the Shadows: Season 4 (2022)
  • What We Do in the Shadows: Season 5 (2023)
  • The Wire: Season 3 (2004)
  • The Wire: Season 4 (2006)
  • Work in Progress: Season 1 (2019)
  • Yellowjackets: Season 1 (2021)
  • You're the Worst: Season 3 (2016)

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