With film and TV audiences keen on looking for quality content, Rotten Tomatoes has become a key barometer in determining whether a film or television show is worth watching. With 2018 ending very soon, film and TV viewers can bookend the year knowing that Black film and Black television were at it’s best in terms of quality. Several lists have compiled the list if TV shows and films that have the rare distinction of earning a 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, contains many of our Black faves.
While many television shows on the list, such as the The Good Place, The Bold Type and the second season of Dear White People, are well known, others have just wrapped up their first season. Chief among them is Random Acts Of Flyness, an HBO light night sketch show by Terrence Nance that tackles an unconventional look at race, gender and sexuality through a surrealist lens. Renewed for a second season, the first season of Random Acts of Flyness received critical acclaim with a Rotten Tomatoes consensus stating that the show’s “poignant political poetry plays in harmony with its frenetic absurdist humor to create a singular musical television experience.” Another show on the list is the Starz docuseries America To Me, which examines race and class at a Chicago public school.
Films that scored 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes this year include the Oscar-contending documentary Minding The Gap, which chronicles the friendship of three young men who grew up in America’s Rust Belt over a ten year period. Another addition to the list is Night Comes On, an indie film wriitten and directed by Ozark actress Jordana Spiro and co-written The Shade Room founder Angelica Nwandu, which features a star-making performance by Dominique Fishback as a young woman hellbent on avenging her mother’s death.