Uncover the Best: Top Amazon Prime Series You Can't Miss

From gripping dramas to thrilling adventures, Amazon Prime has become a hub for top-notch series that keep audiences glued to their screens. With an extensive lineup that spans across various genres, Amazon Prime offers something for everyone. Whether you're in the mood for a mind-bending sci-fi saga or a captivating period drama, there's a series on Amazon Prime that will undoubtedly capture your attention. From fan-favorites like "The Man in the High Castle" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" to exciting newcomers like "The Peripheral" and "The Underground Railroad," this article explores the top Amazon Prime series that have garnered critical acclaim and captivated viewers worldwide. So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and get ready to binge-watch some of the most thrilling, thought-provoking, and entertaining series available on Amazon Prime.

 

 

Swarm

 

Dominique Fishback in Swarm

 

(Image credit: Amazon Studios)The series Swarm follows the story of Dre, played by Dominique Fishback, a young woman who is obsessed with the world's biggest pop star, Ni'Jah (Nirine S. Brown), and her fanbase called 'The Swarm'. However, Dre soon discovers that her fandom takes her to some unsettling places. Swarm explores the dark side of celebrity idolization with elements of black humor and satire. Co-created by Donald Glover and Atlanta writer Janine Nabers, the series also features Chloe Bailey, Billie Eilish, Rory Culkin, and Damson Idris in supporting roles.

 

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A League of Their Own

 

A League of Their Own

 

(Image credit: Amazon Prime Video)A League of Their Own is an adaptation of the 1992 movie of the same name. The series maintains the 1940s setting and focuses on the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, just like the original film. However, it introduces a completely new cast of characters. The story revolves around Carson (Abbi Jacobson), a housewife who decides to pursue her dream of playing professional baseball while her husband is away at war. Her journey takes her to Chicago, where she meets Max (Chanté Adams), Greta (D'Arcy Carden), and other soon-to-be teammates.

 

 

The Peripheral

 

Chloe Grace Moretz as Flynne Fisher

 

(Image credit: Sophie Mutevelian/Prime Video)The Peripheral, a 2022 series, is a sci-fi thriller created by Westworld creators Christopher Nolan and Lisa Joy. It is based on William Gibson's 2014 novel of the same name. The story centers around Flynne Fisher (Chloë Grace Moretz), who discovers a connection to an alternate reality. What initially appears to be an exciting adventure quickly reveals a dark secret about her own future. Critics have described the series as "propulsive, imaginative, and visually dazzling."

 

 

Outer Range

 

For fans of: Yellowstone but with a twist, Stranger Things but set in the Wild West, buffalo, mysterious holesNumber of seasons: 1 (renewed for Season 2)

 

Josh Brolin, Outer Range

 

Amazon StudiosJosh Brolin stars in Outer Range, a unique show that could be summed up as "Yellowstone meets some bizarre stuff, bro!". As a Western and sci-fi hybrid series, Outer Range follows the story of Brolin's character, a Wyoming rancher who stumbles upon something inexplicable on his property. This mystery then unravels, revealing glyphs, strange occurrences, and a massive hole in the ground. And of course, Brolin delivers powerful monologues. It's a show that divides opinions, but if you're looking for something with an enthusiastic "YEEHAW" factor, Outer Range is the answer. -Tim Surette [Trailer]     

 

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Reacher

 

For fans of: Huge dudes punching other dudes, detective work, classic rockNumber of seasons: 1 (renewed for Season 2)

 

Alan Ritchson, Reacher

 

Prime VideoReacher is a TV adaptation of author Lee Child's popular paperback novels, featuring the beloved character Jack Reacher. The series explores the adventures of Reacher, a former military policeman who uses his formidable intellect and physical prowess to solve crimes. In this version, Alan Ritchson portrays Reacher, with a build akin to Arnold Schwarzenegger, if he played in the NFL. The story begins when Reacher arrives in a small Georgia town and becomes entangled in a conspiracy involving currency trafficking, political corruption, and murder. With his exceptional investigative skills and unfiltered honesty, Reacher aids two local police officers in unraveling the mystery. And when words aren't enough, he can certainly rely on his fists, guns, and headbutts. While not striving for greatness, the show promises a fun and entertaining experience, particularly for fans of other book adaptations such as Bosch and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. -Liam Mathews [Trailer Review]

 

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The Legend of Vox Machina

 

The Legend of Vox Machina

 

(Image credit: Amazon Studios)Don't be deterred by the fact that The Legend of Vox Machina is based on a Dungeons and Dragons game. This adult animated series, available on Amazon Prime Video, is one of the finest shows on the streaming platform. It is an adaptation of part of the web series Critical Role, and it follows the epic journey of the Vox Machina team as they combat various challenges across the continent of Tal'Dorei.

 

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The Wheel of Time

 

For fans of: Expansive fantasy worlds, Game of ThronesNumber of seasons: 1 (renewed for Seasons 2 and 3)

 

Rosamund Pike, The Wheel of Time

 

Rosamund Pike, The Wheel of Time

 

Amazon StudiosWhile The Wheel of Time may not reach the level of Amazon's upcoming billion-dollar Lord of the Rings TV series, it holds its own as a highly anticipated high fantasy series. Based on the phenomenally successful book series by Neil Gaiman, The Wheel of Time presents an alternate version of the world where the allies of World War II lost. The story unfolds in a divided North American continent consisting of three territories under Nazi rule. Within this setting, a small Resistance group fights against the oppressive regime. The show is gripping and familiar, with recognizable elements from our own world. It is a must-watch for fans of alternate history and fantasies that push the boundaries of reality. -Tim Surette [Trailer

 

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Clarkson's Farm

 

Clarkson's Farm

 

(Image credit: Amazon Prime)Regardless of your personal opinions on Jeremy Clarkson, his TV show Clarkson's Farm has garnered immense popularity and critical acclaim. The former Top Gear presenter takes on the challenge of purchasing and running his own farm. Along the way, he encounters local farmers who often steal the spotlight with their expertise. Witnessing Clarkson's genuine growth and vulnerability in this venture is surprisingly disarming. Clarkson's Farm is a must-watch for those seeking a lighthearted and enjoyable viewing experience.

 

 

The Underground Railroad

 

Best shows on Amazon Prime - The Underground Railroad

 

(Image credit: Amazon Studios)Barry Jenkins, the director behind the acclaimed Moonlight, brings his storytelling prowess to The Underground Railroad, a limited series on Amazon Prime. The series has received rave reviews for its powerful narrative. Set in an alternate timeline, the story follows Cora Randall (Thuso Mbedu) as she attempts to escape slavery by traveling on the eponymous underground railroad. In this version, the underground railroad is not just a network of safe houses and hidden paths, but a physical railroad complete with trains and conductors. With exceptional performances and breathtaking cinematography, The Underground Railroad tells a profound and painful story best enjoyed over multiple viewing sessions.

 

 

The Wilds

 

For fans of: Teens, survival stories, LostNumber of seasons: 2

 

Jenna Clause, Sarah Pidgeon, and Mia Healey, The Wilds

 

Jenna Clause, Sarah Pidgeon, and Mia Healey, The Wilds

 

Amazon StudiosThe Wilds is a captivating series that combines elements of Lost and Lord of the Flies. It features a cast of mostly unknown young actresses who find themselves stranded on a deserted island after their plane crashes. They must work together to survive, leading to conflicts and power struggles within the group due to their diverse skills and backgrounds. The narrative unfolds through flashbacks and flashforwards, providing a comprehensive understanding of the story across different timelines. If you enjoy intriguing teen dramas with a thrilling survival aspect, The Wilds is a perfect choice. Season 2 builds on the suspenseful Season 1 cliffhanger, offering a deeper exploration of the male characters. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

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Utopia

 

Best shows on Amazon Prime - Utopia

 

(Image credit: Amazon)Utopia, an American remake of the beloved UK series, is a thrilling and brilliantly executed show. Created by Gillian Flynn, the author of Sharp Objects and Gone Girl, it stars Sasha Lane, Rainn Wilson from The Office, and John Cusack. The story revolves around a group of comic fans who become obsessed with a seemingly fictional comic called Utopia. As they delve deeper into its mysteries, they discover that things are not as they appear. Utopia combines elements of suspense, drama, and intricate plot twists to create an unforgettable viewing experience.

 

 

Truth Seekers

 

Best shows on Amazon Prime - Truth Seekers

 

(Image credit: Amazon Prime/Stolen Pictures)Prepare your night vision goggles for the supernatural comedy series Truth Seekers, a collaboration between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The eight-episode series follows a team of part-time paranormal investigators as they travel across the UK in search of evidence of the supernatural. With their homemade gadgets and comedic antics, they encounter all sorts of bizarre phenomena. However, their lighthearted adventure takes a dark turn when they uncover a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon for humanity.

 

 

American Gods

 

Best shows on Amazon Prime - American Gods

 

(Image credit: Starz)American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman's acclaimed novel, offers a uniquely captivating viewing experience. The series portrays a world where fading old gods are gradually being replaced by new gods that represent our modern obsessions. These new gods have specialties related to technology and media, which have risen from our devotion to the internet and connectivity. However, the old gods refuse to go quietly. Led by Ian McShane's powerful portrayal, they fight back against their impending oblivion. American Gods combines mythology, fantasy, and exceptional performances to create a thrilling and thought-provoking series.

 

 

The Tick

 

Best shows on Amazon Prime - The Tick

 

(Image credit: Amazon)Before The Boys gained popularity, Amazon had another superhero offering in the form of The Tick. This hilarious and meta-superhero series tells the story of an invulnerable hero called The Tick and his nervous sidekick. Together, they fight crime and protect the city's citizens from various threats. When the villain known as The Terror returns, the unlikely duo must join forces to save the day. The Tick is a joy to watch from start to finish, with its tongue-in-cheek humor and entertaining superhero antics. It's a shame Amazon didn't continue the adventure beyond season 2.

 

 

Vikings

 

Best shows on Amazon Prime - Vikings

 

Vikings is a gritty and raw period piece that shares similarities with Game of Thrones. It offers a thrilling combination of blood-drenched violence and intense storytelling. Led by Travis Fimmel, the series follows the legendary Norse figure Ragnar Lothbrok, a farmer-turned-warrior who embarks on voyages across Europe with his wives and comrades in search of riches and conquests. The story is filled with political intrigue, epic battles, and complex characters, making it impossible to stop watching. While it deviates from the historical vikings commonly taught in schools, Vikings provides a captivating portrayal of these legendary figures.

 

 

The Man in the High Castle

 

Best shows on Amazon Prime - The Man in the High Castle

 

The Man in the High Castle takes viewers on a fascinating journey through an alternate history where the Axis powers won World War II. Adapted from Philip K. Dick's novel, the series presents a world divided into three Nazi-controlled territories in North America. Within this regime, a small Resistance group fights back against their oppressors. The show's strength lies in its ability to create a thought-provoking narrative that combines recognizable elements from our own world with thrilling genre moments. With its gripping storylines and skilled production design, The Man in the High Castle is a must-watch for fans of alternate history.

 

 

Jack Ryan

 

For fans of: America, espionage thrillers, John Krasinski's muscles-strong>Number of seasons: 4

 

John Krasinski and Wendell Pierce, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

 

John Krasinski and Wendell Pierce, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

 

Philippe Antonello/Prime VideoTom Clancy's Jack Ryan brings the iconic CIA agent to the small screen with John Krasinski in the titular role. Jack Ryan is a highly intelligent and physically capable operative who uses his skills to resolve international conflicts. The series is a modern take on the classic political thriller genre, with extensive location shoots and top-tier action sequences. While the plot may not be groundbreaking, the show offers an enjoyable viewing experience, especially for those looking for easy Sunday night entertainment. Season 3 sees Jack on the run as he uncovers a vast conspiracy to reunite the Soviet Union. In the final season, Season 4, he is promoted to deputy director of the CIA and faces both foreign and domestic threats. -Tim Surette [Trailer

 

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Sneaky Pete

 

Best shows on Amazon Prime - Sneaky Pete

 

After serving his prison sentence, Marius (Giovanni Ribisi) decides to take an unconventional approach to his newfound freedom. Instead of returning to his old life under the control of gangster Vince (Bryan Cranston) and the $100,000 debt he owes, Marius assumes the identity of his former cellmate, Pete, who remains incarcerated. Pete's estranged family accepts "Pete" back into their lives without suspicion, and Marius soon discovers that this new clan may bring its own set of challenges. 

 

Sneaky Pete captivates viewers with its well-crafted scripts and extraordinary performances, making it an addictive series that will keep you hooked until you've consumed one more episode. This top-tier show seamlessly blends crime, comedy, and drama, offering an irresistibly binge-worthy viewing experience. 

 

 

Fleabag

 

Best shows on Amazon Prime - Fleabag

 

Originally a one-woman theatre show created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag, which is now available on Amazon Prime, stands out as a must-watch series that hasn't received the attention it deserves. Waller-Bridge expertly expands her production into a small-screen format while preserving the essence of its theatrical origins, including its brilliant fourth-wall-breaking moments. The narrative revolves around the life of Fleabag, a woman living on her own terms in London. Despite her sharp wit, Fleabag's daily experiences are far from a comedic escapade, immediately establishing a bittersweet tone as she grapples with the weight of grief. 

 

On the surface, Fleabag may appear to be just another comedy series, but it transcends the boundaries of its genre. Waller-Bridge uses her immensely likable persona to explore a plethora of contemporary themes, bringing a fresh and unique style of black comedy to television. With humor present in every scene, Fleabag delivers an entirely novel television experience that will captivate audiences. 

 

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

 

For fans of: Pastiche, talking fastNumber of seasons: 4 (renewed for fifth and final season)

 

Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

 

Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

 

Prime Video If you've ever watched Gilmore Girls, you're likely familiar with the distinctive style of creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, featuring fast-talking women who simultaneously annoy and charm those around them. This same style infuses The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Sherman-Palladino's hit comedy series centered around Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a 1950s housewife who finds solace and self-expression in stand-up comedy. The show chronicles Midge's triumphs and failures as she ventures into the world of comedy under the guidance of her tough-as-nails manager, Susie (Alex Borstein). Along the way, she navigates her complicated relationship with her ex-husband, Joel (Michael Zegen), and attempts to keep her comedic pursuits hidden from her eccentric parents (Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle). With its numerous Emmy wins and nominations, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has solidified its status as a critically acclaimed and beloved series that will continue to captivate audiences. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

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Undone

 

Best shows on Amazon Prime - Undone

 

(Image credit: Amazon) Undone, created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, the genius behind Bojack Horseman, stands out as a genre-defying comedy-drama that shouldn't be missed. The story follows Alma (Rosa Salazar), a 28-year-old woman who feels adrift and disconnected from the world as her younger sister prepares to get married. After a car accident, Alma discovers she possesses the ability to travel through time, allowing her to communicate with her deceased father. As she embraces her newfound gift, she becomes entangled in unraveling a mysterious secret under her father's guidance.

 

Undone sets itself apart from other shows with its unique blend of themes drawn from David Lynch, such as trauma, identity, and loss, which are woven into a more cohesive narrative. The series features ambitious animation techniques known as rotoscoping, where artists draw over live-action footage. This not only lends Undone a dream-like visual aesthetic but also beautifully integrates the story with its distinctive style, symbolizing Alma's journeys through different realities. With the second season now available for streaming, Undone offers an unparalleled viewing experience. 

 

 

The Gryphon (2023-present)

 

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Creator: Sebastian Marka, Erol Yesilkaya

 

Cast: Jeremias Meyer, Zoran Pingel, Lea Drinda, Sabine Timoteo, Flora Li Thiemann

 

The Gryphon transports viewers into a world of sorcery and monsters through the eyes of three friends. The story primarily revolves around Mark (Jeremias Meyer), the chosen one who must defeat the evil Gryphon in order to save his brother. However, Mark's motivations are driven by his desire to protect his sibling rather than a sense of duty. Alongside his friends, Mark must work together with them to free the people trapped in the Black Tower. This captivating six-part series is based on the German fantasy novel Der Greif by Wolfgang Hohlbein and expertly brings the rich fantasy world to life using intricate practical sets and sparse yet effective CGI setpieces. – Tauri Miller

 

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The Grand Tour: Eurocrash (2016-present)

 

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Executive Producer: Andy Wilman

 

Cast: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May

 

The Grand Tour: Eurocrash is the fifth season of the immensely popular car show that takes Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May on a thrilling road trip through central Europe. As they traverse a 1400-mile stretch from Poland to Slovenia, the trio immerses themselves in a combination of luxurious and not-so-luxurious cars while engaging in a series of misadventures. Along the way, they also make stops at historical sites, adding a cultural touch to their exhilarating journey. Dedicated fans of the show will appreciate the new settings and diverse range of vehicles that the hosts get to experience. – Tauri Miller

 

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Almost Paradise (2020-present)

 

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Creator: Dean Devlin, Gary Rosen

 

Cast: Christian Kane, Samantha Richelle, Arthur Acuña

 

Almost Paradise is a playful crime thriller that combines the talents of creator Dean Devlin and star Christian Kane. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful islands of the Philippines, the series follows Alex Walker (Kane), a former DEA agent forced into retirement due to health concerns. Despite his intention to lead a peaceful life on his new tropical island home, crime continues to plague the area. Unable to resist his expertise, Walker finds himself using his skills to assist local law enforcement in tackling the criminal element of Cebu, whether they welcome his involvement or not. Devlin's knack for crafting clever and endearing shows shines through in Almost Paradise, ensuring a fresh and entertaining viewing experience. – Tauri Miller

 

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The Horror of Dolores Roach (2023-present)

 

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Cast: Justina Machado, Alejandro Hernández, Kita Updike, K. Todd Freeman

 

The Horror of Dolores Roach, based on the off-Broadway play Empanada Loca, offers a dark horror comedy that pushes the boundaries of traditional storytelling. Led by the brilliant Justina Machado, the series centers around Dolores Roach, a woman who has served a 16-year prison sentence for a wrongful drug-related charge and accidentally kills an abusive massage client shortly after her release. Machado delivers an exceptional performance, flawlessly portraying the character's complex layers as she navigates a world that has left her behind and desperately tries to hold her life together. Drawing inspiration from The Legend of Sweeney Todd, The Horror of Dolores Roach offers viewers a fresh take on the classic tale, presenting a reluctant and sympathetic hero immersed in a series of horrifying events. 

 

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FROM (2022-present)

 

Harold Perrineau in Season 2, Episode 4 of From.Image via MGM

 

Cast: Harold Perrineau, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Eion Bailey, David Alpay

 

FROM is an absolutely terrifying mystery series that introduces viewers to a nightmare-inducing town situated in Middle America. Harold Perrineau stars as a leader in this unnerving community, where unsuspecting travelers find themselves trapped. The exceptional ensemble cast, including Catalina Sandino Moreno, Eion Bailey, and David Alpay, contributes to the intense and thrilling horror elements at play. Drawing comparisons to acclaimed series like LOST and Yellowjackets, FROM offers viewers two seasons of suspenseful storytelling, inviting them into a world filled with slow-burning suspense and spine-chilling encounters. Prepare to be captivated by the enigmatic puzzle that unfolds in each episode, as supernatural forces and terrifying secrets take center stage. – Yael Tygiel

 

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Troppo (2022)

 

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Cast: Thomas Jane, Nicole Chamoun, David Lyons

 

Troppo, a gripping crime thriller set in North Queensland, revolves around people exhibiting inexplicable madness attributed to the scorching tropical heat. In the midst of the chaos, a private investigator (Nicole Chamoun) and a disgraced cop (Thomas Jane) join forces to search for a missing individual. With its gritty and chaotic portrayal of a buddy cop dynamic, Troppo captivates audiences. Jane and Chamoun deliver exceptional performances and their characters' mysterious pasts add a layer of intrigue to the overall narrative. The series combines heart-pounding suspense with captivating unfolding mysteries, ensuring that viewers stay on the edge of their seats. 

 

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Primo (2023-present)

 

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Cast: Christina Vidal, Ignacio Diaz-Silverio, Carlos Santos

 

Primo, a coming-of-age comedy, follows the journey of a teenage boy named Rafa (Ignacio Diaz-Silverio) as he navigates the challenges of life and searches for his purpose. Surrounded by his five uncles, each tugging him in different directions, Rafa must find his own path. Created by Shea Serrano, known for his journalism and online presence, Primo brings his semi-autobiographical story to life. With the guidance of Michael Schur (The Good Place), Primo offers an abundance of hilarious situational and character-driven comedy, capturing the essence of positive Mexican representation on screen. This heartwarming series is filled with moments that will have you laughing and deeply invested in Rafa's journey. 

 

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Judy Justice (2022-present)

 

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Cast: Judy Sheindlin, Sarah Rose Levy, Whitney Kumar, Kevin Rasco

 

Judy Justice, created by the beloved Judge Judy Sheindlin herself, continues her legacy with a fresh approach to court shows. In this series, Judge Sheindlin presides over a simulated small-claims court, thoughtfully hearing real cases while delivering biting quips, genuine advice, and tough love. Assisting her in the courtroom are her granddaughter and legal assistant, Sarah Rose Levy, and stenographer Whitney Kumar. Having won the hearts of television viewers for over 25 years, Judge Judy Sheindlin brings her no-nonsense persona to Judy Justice, offering viewers another chance to enjoy her sharp wit and wisdom. – Yael Tygiel

 

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Dead Ringers (2023-present)

 

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Cast: Rachel Weisz, Emily Meade, Jennean Farmer, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Chernus

 

Dead Ringers offers a captivating and intriguing update to David Cronenberg's 1980s film, with Rachel Weisz taking on the compelling double role of twins Elliot and Beverly Mantle. The series skillfully maintains a delicate balance between profundity and disturbing elements while delivering unexpected moments of humor. With its cleverly crafted narrative and exceptional performances from the ensemble cast, including Emily Meade, Jennifer Ehle, and Michael Chernus, Dead Ringers draws viewers into its eerie psychological horror. Prepare to be enthralled by the enthralling twists and turns that unfold throughout the six thrilling episodes. – Yael Tygiel

 

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Greek Salad (2023)

 

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Creators: Cédric Klapisch, Thomas Colineau, Agnès Hurstel, Paul Madillo

 

Cast: Romain Duris, Aliocha Schneider, Megan Northam

 

Greek Salad is a brand-new series that serves as a continuation of the L’Auberge Espagnole (Pot Luck) movie trilogy. Co-created by Cédric Klapisch, Thomas Colineau, Agnès Hurstel, Paul Madillo, Eugène Riousse, and Charlotte de Givry, Greek Salad picks up 20 years after the original films and embarks on an exciting new adventure. Viewers will follow siblings Tom (Aliocha Schneider) and Mia (Megan Northam) as they travel to Athens, where they encounter stress, excitement, love, heartbreak, and the opportunity for self-discovery. Along the way, they will live with new friends from across Europe, just as their parents did 25 years prior. – Yael Tygiel

 

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The Romanoffs (2018)

 

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Cast: Diane Lane, JJ Feild, Aaron Eckhart, John Slattery

 

The Romanoffs, created by Matthew Weiner, the mastermind behind Mad Men, presents an incredibly clever anthology series. With an ensemble cast that includes John Slattery and Christina Hendricks, The Romanoffs comprises eight unique episodes, each following different individuals who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. As the contemporary anthology unfolds, viewers are transported around the world, uncovering more about the legendary Romanoff family, exploring rumors and mythologies, and ultimately encountering delightfully unexpected twists. This thought-provoking series offers a captivating exploration of history and identity, leaving audiences intrigued with every installment. – Yael Tygiel

 

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The Power (2023-present)

 

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Creators: Sarah Quintrell, Claire Wilson, Naomi Alderman

 

Cast: Toni Collette, Toheeb Jimoh, Halle Bush, Auli'i Cravalho, John Leguizamo

 

Based on Naomi Alderman’s book, The Power is a thrilling and thought-provoking drama adapted for television by Sarah Quintrell and Claire Wilson. It boasts an impressive ensemble cast, featuring the talented Toni Collette as the Mayor of Seattle. The Power explores the global imbalances of power within society, as young women worldwide mysteriously develop the ability to generate electrical jolts from their hands. Joining the cast are Auli'i Cravalho (Moana) and John Leguizamo, alongside Toheeb Jimoh from the hit series Ted Lasso. With its captivating premise and countless implications, The Power sparks conversations within the superpowered genre. – Yael Tygiel

 

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Deadloch

 

For fans of: Murder mysteries with a darkly funny twistNumber of seasons: 1

 

Nina Oyama and Kate Box, Deadloch

 

Nina Oyama and Kate Box star in Deadloch, a darkly comedic series created by Australian talents Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan. Blending the thrills of murder mysteries with the shenanigans of an odd-couple partnership, Deadloch takes place in a small Tasmanian beach town where a dead man turns up. The local sergeant is forced to team up with an external senior investigator to solve the case. Imagine if Broadchurch had a humorous edge. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

 

 

Citadel

 

For fans of: Action-packed, mindless entertainment, and Priyanka Chopra dazzling in fashionable attireNumber of seasons: 1

 

Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Citadel

 

Prime Video's Citadel may not have impressed critics, but it was never intended to. This action-packed series is designed for viewers seeking an escape, offering an easily digestible story enriched with thrilling fight scenes. Starring Richard Madden from Game of Thrones and Priyanka Chopra Jonas from Quantico, the show follows spies affiliated with an organization not bound by any nation. After eight years of memory loss, they reunite to confront an old enemy threatening worldwide nuclear war. It's pure entertainment that I enjoyed for its eye-catching appeal, and the sub-40-minute episodes only add to the fun. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

 

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Jury Duty

 

For fans of: Comedies like The Office and The Rehearsal, and the talents of James MarsdenNumber of seasons: 1

 

Jury Duty

 

What if a regular guy unknowingly found himself inside an episode of The Office? That's the premise of Jury Duty, a unique blend of reality and sitcom. The show follows an individual who believes they are serving on a jury, only to discover that the entire experience has been meticulously staged. Unlike other reality TV programs, Jury Duty avoids humiliation and mean-spiritedness, celebrating the protagonist as they become the hero and a symbol of human kindness. James Marsden co-stars as an exaggerated version of himself, exuding self-absorption. Despite negative reviews from critics, this funny and relatable series has captured the hearts of regular viewers. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

 

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Class of '07

 

For fans of: Enthralling small-town mysteries, brilliant detective work, and captivating Australian accentsNumber of seasons: 1

 

Class of '07

 

John Platt/Amazon Studios continues the trend of isolating groups of women in desperate situations with Class of '07. This Australian comedy-drama, while not as dark as Showtime's Yellowjackets, doesn't shy away from exploring death and disaster. The story revolves around an all-girls high school reunion that takes an unexpected turn when a tsunami strands the women in their alma mater. As they navigate the challenges of surviving a natural disaster, they also confront the lingering drama from their high school days. Despite the serious circumstances, Class of '07 is filled with lighthearted humor, including a fair share of poop jokes. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

 

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Daisy Jones & The Six

 

For fans of: Creatively inclined individuals, dramatic narratives, and the rock 'n' roll era of the '70sNumber of seasons: 1

 

Riley Keough, Daisy Jones & The Six

 

Riley Keough leads the cast of Daisy Jones & The Six, a miniseries adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's bestselling novel. This captivating show immerses viewers in the world of a fictional rock 'n' roll band in the 1970s. Presented as a faux music documentary, the series charts the band's meteoric rise to fame and the reasons behind their breakup after releasing only one album. Keough shines as the enigmatic Daisy Jones, while Sam Claflin portrays troubled songwriter Billy Dunne. Their complex relationship, fraught with conflicting egos, adds a touch of beautiful romance to the narrative. -Tim Surette [Trailer | Review]

 

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The Consultant

 

For fans of: German efficiency, corporate drama, and the unconventional art of Christoph WaltzNumber of seasons: 1

 

Christoph Waltz, The Consultant

 

Christoph Waltz leads the cast of The Consultant, a twisted dark comedy from the mind of the creator of Apple TV's Servant. Waltz portrays a consultant hired by a video game company to bring order to chaos. However, he quickly takes control and manipulates the situation to his advantage. The employees soon find themselves subjected to his increasingly bizarre actions, making their work environment a true corporate horror. -Tim Surette [Trailer | Review]

 

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Harlem

 

For fans of: Powerful female friendships and the bustling streets of New York CityNumber of seasons: 2

 

Grace Byers and Meagan Good, Harlem

 

Sarah Shatz/Amazon Studios' Harlem follows the footsteps of shows like Sex and the City and Living Single, delving into the lives of four women navigating the vibrant landscape of New York City. Created by Tracy Oliver, the mastermind behind Girls Trip, this delightful series revolves around the tight-knit bond and dynamic friendship of the main characters, portrayed by Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Shoniqua Shandai, and Jerrie Johnson. Harlem tackles important themes such as gentrification, sexuality, and wealth, meshing them seamlessly into the show's plot. Offering the perfect mix of charm and substance, it's a must-watch for those seeking a cozy hangout series. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

 

Three Pines

 

For fans of: Intriguing small-town mysteries, brilliant detectives, and adorable ducksNumber of seasons: 1

 

Clare Coulter, Three Pines

 

Alfred Molina brings detective Chief Inspector Armand Gamache to life in Three Pines, an adaptation of Louise Penny's novels. The first season centers around Gamache's investigation into the electrocution of an unpopular diva during a curling match in a small Quebec town. Each episode delves deeper into the mysteries surrounding the charismatic detective and the unique community of Three Pines. Though not the pinnacle of the mystery genre, the show is elevated by Molina's performance, quirky town characters, and representation of Indigenous culture. -Tim Surette

 

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Riches

 

For fans of: Family dramas, captivating primetime soaps, and the meeting of Empire and SuccessionNumber of seasons: 1

 

Riches

 

For those who appreciate the drama of family relationships and the allure of primetime soaps like Empire and Succession, Riches is a condensed gem. Created by How to Get Away with Murder writer Abby Ajayi, this six-episode series revolves around a family vying for control of a makeup empire following the patriarch's death. Chaos ensues as the matriarch, ex-wives, and children engage in a power struggle filled with backstabbing and mayhem. -Tim Surette

 

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The English

 

The English Image Credit: Courtesy of Prime Video

 

Prime Video's The English takes viewers on an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Wild West. The show follows Cornelia Locke, portrayed by Emily Blunt, an English aristocrat dedicated to avenging the death of her son. Set in 1890s middle America, this visually stunning series delves into the intricate details that haunt Cornelia and her son. At its core, The English offers a beautiful love story between Cornelia and Eli Whipp, played by Chaske Spencer, creating an emotional and captivating narrative.

 

 

Making the Cut

 

Recommended for: Fans of Project Runway and those interested in the fashion businessNumber of seasons: 3

 

Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, Making the Cut

 

This image features Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum from the show Making the Cut.

 

Amazon StudiosProject Runway underwent a makeover in 2018, so if you miss seeing Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn on your TV, Making the Cut is a great alternative. Making the Cut is a fashion competition where 12 aspiring designers go head-to-head to see who can create the next big global fashion brand. While the description of a "big global fashion brand" is quite broad, the show features incredibly talented contestants, and each episode is filled with emotional moments that range from heartwarming to stressful. Tim Gunn, in particular, adds to the entertainment value with his signature blend of inspirational tough love, pushing the designers to reach their full potential. -Allison Picurro [Trailer

 

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The Outlaws

 

Recommended for: Fans of shows with colorful casts of characters and unpredictable storylinesNumber of seasons: 2

 

The Outlaws

 

This image features The Outlaws.

 

Amazon StudiosChristopher Walken, a iconic figure in film, has recently taken on roles as a TV actor. The Outlaws is among the shows where he has found success. The Outlaws is a British comedy-drama that revolves around a group of individuals who are serving community service together. They come from different backgrounds and find themselves united in their struggles, brought together by the discovery of a hidden bag of stolen cash. The show combines elements of workplace comedy and crime thriller, creating a unique blend that reflects the collaboration of its co-creators, Stephen Merchant from The Office and Elgin James from Mayans M.C. Each creator has contributed their unique vision to the show, resulting in a seamless combination of two distinct halves. -Liam Mathews [Trailer 

 

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Chloe

 

Recommended for: Fans of the film Ingrid Goes West, but with a darker twistNumber of seasons: 1  

 

Erin Doherty, Chloe

 

Image Credit: York Tillyer/Amazon StudiosChloe is a psychological thriller originally released in the U.K. earlier this year. The show follows a woman who becomes fixated on her childhood friend's seemingly flawless social media presence. However, when her friend mysteriously dies, the protagonist creates a new identity to enter her friend's inner circle and uncover the truth behind the tragedy. As expected, things take a turn for the worse. -Tim Surette [Trailer

 

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The Lake

 

Recommended for: Fans of lighthearted family comedies and stories set by the lakeNumber of seasons: 1 (renewed for Season 2)                          

 

Jordan Gavaris and Madison Shamoun, The Lake

 

This image features Jordan Gavaris and Madison Shamoun from the show The Lake.

 

Peter H. Stranks/Amazon StudiosThe Lake is a charming comedy about a gay man named Jack who reconnects with the child he fathered and gave up for adoption when he was young. Their reunion takes place at Jack's family's lakeside cabin, introducing a new dynamic when Jack discovers that the cabin has been bequeathed to his stepsister, who is a picture-perfect individual. The show offers a light-hearted and enjoyable distraction. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

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Night Sky

 

Recommended for: Fans of mature love stories and intriguing sci-fi elementsNumber of seasons: 1

 

J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek, Night Sky

 

This image features J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek from the show Night Sky.

 

Chuck Hodes/Amazon StudiosNight Sky is another intriguing addition to Amazon's collection of shows featuring older individuals discovering unconventional pathways. This time, the couple played by J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek stumble upon a portal to another planet, which they keep secret from everyone until a mysterious visitor arrives. The show offers a blend of science fiction and mystery, elevated by its contemplative nature and exceptional performances. -Tim Surette [Trailer Review

 

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The Kids in the Hall

 

Recommended for: Fans of classic and quirky sketch comedyNumber of seasons: 1

 

Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson, Kids in the Hall

 

This image features the cast of The Kids in the Hall.

 

Jackie Brown/Amazon StudiosThe Kids in the Hall is a revival of the beloved Canadian sketch comedy series. If you're unfamiliar with the show, ask your parents about the iconic "I'm crushing your head" bit. The original run concluded in 1995, leaving the characters buried alive. This is important information to understand the trailer for the revival. The show features the return of the entire cast, including Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Prepare for a hilarious and silly experience. -Tim Surette [Trailer

 

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The Boys Presents: Diabolical

 

Recommended for: Fans of The Boys looking for an animated spin-off and fast-paced varietyNumber of seasons: 1

 

The Boys Presents: Diabolical

 

This image features The Boys Presents: Diabolical.

 

Amazon StudiosThe Boys Presents: Diabolical is an animated spin-off of the popular series The Boys, offering a collection of short stories set in the same twisted universe. The animated shorts cover various genres, ranging from raunchy humor to unconventional romance, while also exploring backstories of The Boys' characters. Each episode is animated in a unique style, contributed by notable names such as Andy Samberg, Awkwafina, Seth Rogen, and Aisha Tyler. -Allison Picurro [Trailer

 

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As We See It

 

As We See It Image Credit: Courtesy of Prime Video As We See It, created by Jason Katims, is a heartwarming dramedy centered around three neurodivergent individuals in their twenties: Jack, Harrison, and Violet. As they navigate their careers, friendships, and romantic relationships, the central trio, all of whom identify as living on the autism spectrum, deliver excellent performances. They are accompanied by supporting ensemble players including Sosie Bacon as their aide Mandy, Chris Pang as Violet's brother Van, Joe Mantegna as Jack's father Lou, and Délé Ogundiran as Lou's nurse Ewatomi. Despite being cancelled after just one season, this under-the-radar gem offers a touching and sincere portrayal of unique perspectives.

 

 

With Love

 

Recommended for: Fans of heartwarming family comedies and stories set during holidaysNumber of seasons: 1 (renewed for Season 2)

 

Emeraude Toubia, With Love

 

This image features Emeraude Toubia from the show With Love.

 

Kevin Estrada/Amazon StudiosWith Love is a Latinx romantic comedy focused on Lily and Jorge Diaz, portrayed by Emeraude Toubia and Mark Indelicato, respectively. The show revolves around the Diaz siblings, both in search of love despite experiencing unlucky romantic endeavors. The unique premise of the series lies in its structure, as each of the five episodes takes place during a different holiday. For example, Nochebuena showcases Jorge introducing his new boyfriend to his parents, while another episode explores Lily and her new boyfriend moving in together on Independence Day. With a sweet and heartwarming touch, With Love brings a delightful mix of romance and family dynamics. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

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The Expanse

 

Recommended for: Fans of space-themed series with intricate political and social narrativesNumber of seasons: 6

 

The Expanse

 

The Expanse is a sci-fi series set in space and features complex political and social situations.

 

SyfyThe Expanse has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the best sci-fi shows of all time. Rescued by Jeff Bezos after being cancelled by Syfy, the series offers a brilliantly intricate political thriller set against the backdrop of a society on the brink of war between Earth and Mars, with a looming alien threat. The narrative unfolds through multiple viewpoints and planets, resulting in a rich storyline reminiscent of the best elements of Game of Thrones. Notably, Thomas Jane's portrayal of a detective with a distinct hat adds to the show's appeal. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

 

 

Goliath

 

For fans of: Billy Bob Thornton, shows focused on father figuresNumber of seasons: 4

 

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

 

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

 

Amazon Studios

 

Among Amazon's collection of shows revolving around father figures like Bosch and Jack Ryan, Goliath is another gem that caters to fans of such themes. This legal drama focuses on Billy McBride, portrayed by esteemed actor Billy Bob Thornton, who perfectly embodies the role of a father figure. McBride is a down-and-out lawyer with a penchant for heavy drinking. At the start of the series, he agrees to take on a wrongful death case, unaware that it will lead him to uncover a vast criminal conspiracy. Goliath adheres to the well-established procedural format, skillfully addressing real-world issues through fictional cases taken on by McBride. Prepare to be captivated by the compelling narrative and impeccable performances. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

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Uprising

 

For fans of: Thought-provoking exploration of history, Steve McQueen

 

Uprising

 

BBC/Rogan Productions

 

Following the success of Small Axe, a collection of acclaimed films depicting the experiences of West Indian immigrants in 1960s and 1980s England, director Steve McQueen turns his attention to a trio of remarkable documentaries. One of the most notable works is Uprising, a gripping three-part docuseries that provides a detailed account of the tragic 1981 New Cross Fire. This devastating act of arson during a birthday party claimed the lives of thirteen young Black individuals. Through interviews with survivors, McQueen masterfully portrays a nation divided by racism and a community shattered by a heinous crime. Uprising is accompanied by two equally impactful films: Subnormal, which explores an educational scandal in the 1960s and '70s that targeted Black children, and Black Power: A British Story of Resistance, which delves into the Black Power movement in England. As with all of McQueen's work, these films are nothing short of excellent. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

 

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LuLaRich

 

For fans of: Scams, entrepreneurship, unique fashion piecesNumber of seasons: 1

 

LuLaRich

 

Amazon Studios

 

If you're connected with a certain type of individual on Facebook, you're probably familiar with LuLaRoe. However, if you're not, this gripping four-part docuseries is here to shed light on one of the internet's most pervasive pyramid schemes. LuLaRich delves into the world of a multilevel-marketing company that gained notoriety for its vibrant and distinct leggings, among other women's clothing. The series investigates the tactics used to entice stay-at-home mothers into becoming sellers, only to exploit them and their financial resources. It's a fascinating exploration of the allure of MLMs, and this particular case is no exception. Notably, the filmmakers have secured interviews with DeAnne and Mark Stidham, the eccentric founders of the company who played significant roles in its operations. Prepare to be captivated by this mind-boggling tale. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

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Billions

 

For fans of: Exploration of capitalism, high-stakes power strugglesNumber of seasons: 6 (Renewed for Season 7 on Showtime; 4 seasons available on Prime Video)

 

Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, Billions

 

Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, Billions

 

Jeff Neumann/SHOWTIME

 

Billions, Showtime's financial soap opera, offers a unique blend of prestige drama and a grown-up frat party atmosphere. The series revolves around the immoral behavior of Wall Street hedge fund employees as they amass wealth and indulge in provocative activities such as eating sushi off naked women. While these grotesque acts may be off-putting initially, they soon become strangely captivating, captivating viewers through the symphony of toxic masculinity resonating in each episode. The performances of Damian Lewis as the hedge fund CEO and Paul Giamatti as the government lawyer determined to bring him down are nothing short of satisfying. Prepare to be enthralled by the world of high finance and power struggles brought to life in Billions. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

 

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Bosch

 

Bosch Best Amazon Shows Image Credit: Courtesy of Prime Video

 

The original seven-season series Bosch, based on the Michael Connelly novels, goes beyond being a faithful adaptation. Led by the talented Titus Welliver as the tireless LAPD detective Harry Bosch, along with Jamie Hector, the late Lance Reddick, Amy Aquino, and Madison Lintz, this show expertly weaves gripping stories rooted in Bosch's bestselling adventures. Bosch elevates the TV procedural genre to new heights, captivating audiences with its masterful storytelling and remarkable cast. The show's success prompted Amazon to greenlight more Bosch content through Freevee's Bosch: Legacy. -Tim Surette

 

 

Carnival Row

 

For fans of: Fantasy narratives with political undertonesNumber of seasons: 1 (Renewed for Season 2)

 

Carnival Row

 

Amazon Studios

 

Carnival Row takes place in a Victorian fantasy world where mythological creatures have become immigrants and refugees in the wake of human invasion. This visually stunning series explores the rising tensions between creatures and humans, shedding light on themes of discrimination and prejudice. Amidst the darkness, a human detective by the name of Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom) and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) form an unconventional and dangerous bond. As the storyline unfolds, Carnival Row offers a delightful blend of fantasy and intrigue, providing a unique viewing experience. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

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Catastrophe

 

For fans of: Unlikely romances, honest and humorous banterNumber of seasons: 4

 

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe

 

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe

 

Amazon Studios

 

Catastrophe, co-created and co-written by the talented duo Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, is a delightful comedy that showcases the unexpected beauty of romantic connections. Following a brief fling in London, the affable American Rob (Rob Delaney) and the sardonic and disillusioned Irish Sharon (Sharon Horgan) find themselves entangled in an unlikely relationship when Sharon becomes pregnant. Catastrophe celebrates the joys and frustrations of unexpected romance, emphasizing that love is a complex journey worth pursuing. Adding to the show's appeal, the late Carrie Fisher makes recurring appearances as Rob's eccentric and judgmental mother, leaving an indelible mark on the series. Prepare to be charmed by this heartwarming and witty portrayal of modern relationships. -Allison Picurro [Trailer

 

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Counterpart

 

For fans of: Mind-bending science fiction, espionage thrillersNumber of seasons: 2

 

J.K. Simmons, Counterpart

 

J.K. Simmons, Counterpart

 

Starz

 

If you're seeking a captivating science-fiction series that flawlessly combines elements of Fringe and The Americans, then Counterpart is the perfect choice. This highly underrated show, which aired on Starz for two seasons from 2017 to 2019, stars the incredible J.K. Simmons as a government agency pencil pusher in Berlin who discovers that his job involves collaborating with a top-secret parallel universe. The stakes rise exponentially when his counterpart, a charismatic spy from the alternate universe, arrives and begins stirring up trouble. Counterpart expertly blends the best elements of science fiction and espionage, allowing its phenomenal cast to shine. Get ready for a thrilling and intellectually stimulating viewing experience. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

 

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Dexter

 

For fans of: Complex characters, examinations of moralityNumber of seasons: 8

 

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

 

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

 

Showtime

 

During the era of prestige dramas on television, Dexter emerged as Showtime's contribution to the genre. The series follows the life of Michael C. Hall's character, a blood spatter expert named Dexter, who also happens to be a serial killer. Dexter quickly became a hit, captivating audiences with its exploration of the twisted mind of a murderer who meticulously plans and carries out his killings while skillfully covering his tracks. Although the show's later seasons received mixed reviews, the early seasons remain exceptional. Watch as Dexter navigates the complex realms of morality and justice, providing viewers with an immersive and thrilling experience. -Tim Surette [Trailer

 

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Flack

 

For fans of: Scandals in the lives of the rich and famousNumber of seasons: 2

 

Flack

 

Amazon Prime Video

 

Flack, an underrated dramedy, revolves around an American public relations executive living in London. Her primary occupation involves mitigating and resolving the crises that frequently plague celebrities. This quick-witted and engaging series delves into the behind-the-scenes machinations of the rich and famous, tackling various issues such as leaked sex tapes and controversial jokes made by comedians. Anna Paquin delivers a stellar performance, perfectly portraying the role of a harried fixer. While some viewers turn to shows like Law & Order for their crime of the week fix, others find solace in Flack, which offers an enthralling crisis of the week narrative. Prepare to be entertained by this addictive show. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

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Forever

 

Forever Best Amazon Shows Image Credit: Courtesy of Prime Video

 

Forever, a poignant afterlife dramedy, boasts a powerhouse comedy pedigree. The series stars Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph, both notable SNL alums, and is created by the talented minds behind Parks and Recreation, Alan Yang, and Matt Hubbard. While the show offers plenty of laughs, it also delves into profound existential questions surrounding life and death. Rudolph delivers a career-defining performance, showcasing her immense talent. Although the show only ran for one season, it left a lasting impact, and viewers would have gladly watched it continue indefinitely. Prepare to be moved and entertained by the bittersweet world of Forever.

 

 

Homecoming

 

For fans of: Exploration of government secrets and corruptionNumber of seasons: 2

 

Homecoming

 

Amazon Studios

 

Based on the popular podcast of the same name, Homecoming is a sleek and spine-chilling thriller that explores the depths the government will go to protect its secrets and the individuals who become collateral damage. Season 1 stars Julia Roberts as a former social worker who begins unraveling the mysteries of her previous job at the enigmatic Homecoming facility. This facility claims to aid soldiers in their transition back to civilian life, but its true nature remains cryptic. As the story unfolds, the gaps in her memory lead her to Walter Cruz (portrayed by the remarkable Stephan James), a veteran she connected with during her time at Homecoming. Season 2 introduces Janelle Monáe as another amnesiac tied to the facility, while Hong Chau's electrifying performance shines a light on the facility's powerful parent company. Homecoming boasts an exceptional cast that enhances the electrifying atmosphere of the series. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]

 

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I Love Dick

 

For fans of: Kathryn Hahn,

 

Number of seasons: 1

 

Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn, I Love Dick

 

Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn, I Love Dick

 

Amazon Studios

 

If you're a fan of Kathryn Hahn and enjoyed her recent resurgence in the show WandaVision, you should definitely give I Love Dick a watch. Hahn portrays Chris, an artist who relocates to Texas with her spouse, only to become infatuated with a man named Dick, played by Kevin Bacon. The series follows her as she channels her attraction into writing explicit and unsent letters to him, which increasingly disrupt her everyday life. Think of it as a more mature and explicit version of To All the Boys I've Loved Before, as if it were going through a mid-life crisis. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

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Modern Love

 

For fans of: The New York Times, celebrities

 

Number of seasons: 2

 

Anne Hathaway and Gary Carr, Modern Love

 

Anne Hathaway and Gary Carr, Modern Love

 

Amazon Studios

 

Based on The New York Times's Modern Love column, this show offers a unique concept that is sure to capture your interest. Each episode is an adaptation of a different story, resulting in a diverse anthology. This includes episodes featuring celebrities such as Dev Patel, who plays the founder of a dating app still in love with his ex-girlfriend, and Anne Hathaway, who portrays a woman navigating life with bipolar disorder. Other notable episodes include Tina Fey and John Slattery attending marriage counseling, as well as Andrew Scott struggling with his surrogate. Season 2 introduces Minnie Driver, Kit Harington, and Domnique Fishback to the cast. Modern Love is perfect for avid fans of romantic comedies who are looking for a heartfelt and engaging watch. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

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Mozart in the Jungle

 

For fans of: When New York City is a character in something you're watching, classical music, weirdos

 

Number of seasons: 4

 

Mozart in the Jungle

 

Amazon Studios

 

Mozart in the Jungle is a unique and delightful show that offers a mix of sweetness and joy. The series revolves around Rodrigo, played by Gael García Bernal, as he takes on the role of the new conductor at the New York Symphony. Rodrigo's flamboyant style clashes with the retired former conductor, Thomas, portrayed by Malcolm McDowell. As Rodrigo auditions new players for the symphony, he ends up hiring Hailey, a determined oboist played by Lola Kirke, as his assistant. The show features a cast of eccentric characters, including a symphony president played by Bernadette Peters and Wallace Shawn's neurotic pianist. These characters bring the world of the symphony to life, and the series also treats viewers to beautiful music. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

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Robot

 

For fans of: Stanley Kubrick, paranoia, hacking

 

Number of seasons: 4

 

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

 

Elizabeth Fisher/USA Network

 

Mr. Robot is a conspiracy thriller that offers a range of emotions throughout its run. Rami Malek delivers a fantastic performance as Elliot, a misanthropic hacker whose curiosity about people drives him to gather data through his hacking skills. However, Elliot's anxiety intensifies after he stumbles upon potential secrets held by a powerful tech company. The series masterfully explores global-scale events, all while keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. Mr. Robot successfully pushes boundaries in terms of cinematography and storytelling, setting itself apart as a groundbreaking TV show. Be sure to check out the continuous-shot episode "Runtime Error" from Season 3 to witness its innovative approach firsthand. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

 

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One Mississippi

 

For fans of: Tig Notaro, late in life coming-of-age stories

 

Number of seasons: 2

 

Tig Notaro, One Mississippi

 

Tig Notaro, One Mississippi

 

Amazon Studios

 

Comedian Tig Notaro stars in this fictionalized account of a period in her life following the death of her mother. Going through her own battle with cancer, Tig returns to her Mississippi hometown to live with her brother and step-father. As she reminisces and uncovers details about her past, the show beautifully showcases Notaro's talents as both an actor and a storyteller. One Mississippi is a hidden gem that will leave you wondering why you haven't discovered it sooner. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

 

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Patriot

 

Patriot Best Amazon Shows

 

Image Credit: Courtesy of Prime Video

 

A truly unique and darkly comedic series, Patriot flew under the radar but quickly won over devoted fans. Michael Dornan delivers a steely-eyed performance as a U.S. intelligence officer leading a double life as an unassuming Milwaukee worker drone. His mission is to prevent nuclear war, all the while expressing his emotions and dark humor through folk songs. The show blends the styles of the Coen brothers and Tom Clancy, creating an eccentric and captivating experience. With exceptional supporting performances from Kurtwood Smith and Terry O'Quinn, Patriot is a must-watch for fans of offbeat and surreal comedy.

 

In a world filled with endless options for binge-watching, Amazon Prime has truly set the bar high with its top series lineup. From thrilling sci-fi adventures like "The Wheel of Time" and "The Expanse" to dark and twisted tales in "American Gods" and "Dexter," there is something for every taste. But it's not just the gripping storylines that make these shows stand out; it's the talented cast, the stunning visuals, and the exceptional storytelling that keep us coming back for more. So grab your popcorn, settle into your favorite spot on the couch, and prepare to be captivated by the irresistible allure of Amazon Prime's top series. Happy streaming!

 

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