Uncovering the Best PG-13 TV Series on Amazon Prime: From Vikings to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Are you ready to embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of captivating storytelling and edge-of-your-seat entertainment? Look no further, as we present to you the ultimate treasure trove of the best PG-13 TV series on Amazon Prime. From epic realms of fantasy to gripping tales of mystery and suspense, this eclectic collection has it all. Brace yourself for pulse-pounding adventures, laugh-out-loud comedies, and thought-provoking dramas that will keep you glued to your seat. So, buckle up and get ready to immerse yourself in the thrilling worlds of Invincible, The Expanse, and many more, as we unveil the hidden gems waiting for you at the click of a button.


Best shows on Amazon Prime - Invincible Amazon

(Image credit: Skybound)Invincible is a superhero comedy that is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, who is also known for creating The Walking Dead comic. The series follows Mark Grayson, voiced by Steven Yeun, who is the son of the most powerful superhero on Earth, Omni-Man (Nolan Grayson), voiced by J.K. Simmons. When Mark turns 17, he begins to develop his own superpowers, and his father is there to guide him. The show features a talented voice cast including Sandra Oh, Mark Hamill, and Seth Rogen. Don't be fooled by its animated style – it's not suitable for young audiences and has plenty of surprising twists. Fans of The Boys will love this series.

The Peripheral

Chloe Grace Moretz as Flynne Fisher

(Image credit: Sophie Mutevelian/Prime Video)The Peripheral is another 2022 series that has made it onto the list. This sci-fi thriller is created by Christopher Nolan and Lisa Joy, the duo behind Westworld. It is based on the novel of the same name by William Gibson. The story revolves around Flynne Fisher, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, who discovers a connection to an alternate reality. However, her exciting journey also uncovers a dark secret about her own future. Critics have described the series as "propulsive, imaginative, and visually dazzling."

Outer Range

Josh Brolin's Royal Abbott walks towards a mysterious black hold in Outer Range on Prime Video

Outer Range is a fascinating sci-fi western series. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)Described as a sci-fi mystery thriller, Outer Range stars Josh Brolin as Royal Abbott, a rancher in Wyoming who must protect his land from a rival herder. When a mysterious black hole appears on his property, he utilizes its powers to his advantage, including disposing of a body. However, when a drifter named Autumn (played by Imogen Poots) discovers his secret, Royal must fight to protect his family and the connection between Autumn and the black hole. Despite its occasionally confusing plot, the series is worth watching for its strong performances, intriguing mystery, and tense atmosphere. A second season is on the way.

Seasons on Prime Video: 1

The Expanse

A promotional image for The Expanse, which shows the series' main characters

The Expanse is an exceptional sci-fi series. (Image credit: Amazon)Considered one of the best sci-fi shows since Battlestar Galactica, The Expanse is based on the book series by James S. A. Corey. It is set in a future where humans have colonized the solar system, but there are tensions between Earth, Mars, and the Belters, who live on space stations beyond the asteroid belt. The show explores politics, personal stories, and stunning depictions of outer space. If you are a fan of sci-fi, this series is a must-watch.

Seasons on Prime Video: 6

The Wheel of Time

Rosamund Pike in The Wheel of Time

(Image credit: Amazon Studios)While we wait for the highly anticipated Lord of the Rings TV show, Prime Video brings us another epic fantasy series. The Wheel of Time is based on a book series and stars Rosamund Pike as a member of a powerful organization of women with magical abilities. She leads a group of five young individuals on a journey across the world, searching for the prophesied reincarnation of the Dragon. The series picks up momentum in the fourth episode and is definitely worth watching.


A number of the Vikings cast look on with smiles on their faces in the Prime Video show

Vikings is an epic historical series that you can stream on Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon)If you enjoyed exploring 9th century Norway and England in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Vikings is the perfect TV series for you. It combines the excitement of the game with the drama of Game of Thrones, though with fewer adult scenes. The series follows a simple farmer who becomes a fearsome warrior on a quest for treasure, spanning six seasons. And with the new spin-off series, Vikings: Valhalla, on Netflix, it's the perfect time to dive into this gripping show.

Seasons on Prime Video: 6

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

(Image credit: Prime Video)Before the highly anticipated Lord of the Rings TV show arrives, we have The Rings of Power to enjoy. This series explores the events that take place before Frodo and Sam's journey in the Third Age. It features Morfydd Clark as Galadriel, who takes on a suit of armor and fights against the impending evil threatening their world. Get ready to meet new characters and dive back into the epic tales of Middle-earth.

Good Omens

Best shows on Amazon Prime - Good Omens

(Image credit: Amazon Prime)Good Omens stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant as an angel and a demon, respectively, who form an unlikely friendship to prevent Armageddon. The series is based on the 1990 novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It combines wit, mythology, and an impressive ensemble cast including Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, and Jack Whitehall. With six episodes filled with irreverent humor and fascinating mythology, Good Omens provides the perfect escape.


Anne Hathaway's Leah stares at something off camera in Solos on Prime Video

Solos is a thought-provoking sci-fi miniseries that explores various aspects of being human. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)Solos is an anthology series created by David Weil, the creator of Hunters. It examines the meaning of being human through standalone stories that tackle topics such as human cloning, time travel, and memory viewing. The series features an impressive cast including Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Mackie, and Anne Hathaway. With episodes ranging from 20 to 30 minutes, it's definitely worth binge-watching.

Seasons on Prime Video: 1

KSI: In Real Life

KSI looks out onto the crowd in his In Real Life docuseries on Prime Video

KSI: In Real Life is a captivating docuseries that provides insights into the life of the popular influencer. (Image credit: Paul Raeside)Known for its acclaimed All or Nothing series, Prime Video presents KSI: In Real Life, one of its most fascinating docuseries to date. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at the life of KSI, the world-famous YouTuber-turned-influencer, as he prepares to release his second rap album. The series delves into his public achievements as well as the challenges he faces in his personal life, including strained relationships. It's an emotional and thought-provoking series that offers a compelling portrait of fame, the internet, and resilience.

Seasons on Prime Video: 1

Clarkson's Farm

Clarkson's Farm

(Image credit: Amazon Prime)Jeremy Clarkson, former Top Gear presenter, takes on a new challenge in Clarkson's Farm. The series follows Clarkson as he purchases a large piece of land and attempts to become a farmer. However, he quickly learns that farming is not as simple as it seems, especially when he encounters traditional farmers who sometimes outshine him. This lighthearted and entertaining show offers a glimpse into the world of farming and Clarkson's humorous misadventures.

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Belly smiles as Jeremiah looks at her in The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2

The Summer I Turned Pretty has become a hit among young adults. (Image credit: Erika Doss/Prime Video)The Summer I Turned Pretty is a coming-of-age romantic drama that has captured the hearts of young adults. The series centers around Isabel 'Belly' Conklin, played by Lola Tung, who reunites with the Fisher brothers Conrad and Jeremiah after several summers apart. As expected, a love triangle develops, changing the dynamics between the three main characters. The show embraces romance and drama tropes and has become one of Prime Video's most popular series, despite some mixed reception for its second season.

Seasons on Prime Video: 2

The Night Manager

A group shot of the main cast in The Night Manager

The Night Manager is a gripping thriller series. (Image credit: BBC/AMC)Based on the novel by John le Carré, The Night Manager follows Jonathan Pine, played by Tom Hiddleston, who is a former British soldier and hotel night manager. He is recruited by Angela Burr, portrayed by Olivia Colman, to infiltrate the inner circle of an illegal arms dealer named Richard Roper, played by Hugh Laurie. The series is filled with thrilling moments and outstanding performances from its talented cast, making it a must-watch for fans of espionage stories.

Seasons on Prime Video: 1

Small Axe

John Boyega's Leroy Logan listens during a meeting of police officers in Small Axe on Prime Video

Small Axe is a compelling TV series that delves into racial injustices in the UK. (Image credit: BBC/McQueen Limited/Will Robson)Small Axe is a collection of feature-length stories that depict the experiences of London's West Indian community from the 1960s to the 1980s. Directed by Steve McQueen, these stories shed light on racial injustices and challenges faced by this community during that time. The first film focuses on the Mangrove 9, who faced trial after a black-owned restaurant was targeted by racist police officers. Another film centers around John Boyega's character, who trains to become the first black police officer in the London MET. Small Axe offers powerful narratives and a poignant exploration of racial segregation that still resonates today. Another McQueen show, Uprising, is also available to stream on Prime Video.

Seasons on Prime Video: 1


Chava, Lonny, Roxy, and Jonah attend a gala in Hunters season 2

Hunters is an exciting historical conspiracy drama. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)Loosely inspired by true events, Hunters follows a group of Nazi hunters who uncover a conspiracy involving escaped Nazi officers trying to establish a Fourth Reich in America in the 1970s. The first season of Hunters gained popularity, thanks in part to the performance of Al Pacino in his first-ever TV role. While the ending of the first season sparked debate, the series remains one of the best Prime Video shows. With the release of Hunters season 2, the show continues to deliver thrilling and captivating episodes.

Seasons on Prime Video: 2

Dead Ringers

Rachel Weisz as Elliot and Beverly Mantle in Prime Video's Dead Ringers

(Image credit: Prime Video)Dead Ringers is a contemporary reimagining of the psychological thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. Rachel Weisz takes on the dual roles of twin gynecologists, Beverly and Elliott, who share everything, including a desire to challenge the outdated practices in women's healthcare. The limited series explores the boundaries of medical ethics and features a talented supporting cast, including Jennifer Ehle, Poppy Liu, and Michael Chernus.

Daisy Jones and the Six

A screenshot taken from an episode of Daisy Jones & The Six on Prime Video

Daisy Jones & The Six is inspired by the musical journey of Fleetwood Mac. (Image credit: Lacey Terrell/Prime Video)Based on the best-selling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six has become a massive hit on Amazon. The 10-part series tells the fictional story of a rock band called Daisy Jones & The Six, as they rise to fame in the LA music scene alongside the addition of Daisy Jones. However, just like the real-life band Fleetwood Mac, their success comes crashing down, and the series delves into the dramatic rise and fall of the band. Featuring catchy tunes, a fantastic cast, and plenty of music-infused drama, Daisy Jones & The Six is a captivating series.

Seasons on Prime Video: 1

The Power

Margor Clearly-Lopez poses for some photographs in Prime Video's The Power

The Power is a compelling sci-fi series that explores a gender-shifted world. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)Based on Naomi Alderman's sci-fi novel, The Power takes place in a world similar to ours, but one day, teenage girls gain the power to shoot electricity from their fingertips. This change flips the balance of power between genders, leading to a gripping exploration of its consequences. The series stars Toni Collette and boasts a talented ensemble cast. While it can be on-the-nose at times, The Power is smart, entertaining, and thought-provoking.

Seasons on Prime Video: 1

Star Trek

A promotional image of the main cast seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Prime Video offers multiple Star Trek TV shows for your viewing pleasure. (Image credit: CBS)Prime Video offers a selection of Star Trek content, though there are a few limitations. Some TV shows, like Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek: Picard, are only available on Paramount Plus, which can be added as an extra TV channel to your Prime Video subscription. However, some movies, including Star Trek: Into Darkness, are free to stream on Prime Video. If you're a dedicated Trekkie, you'll find plenty of Star Trek options to explore.

Seasons on Prime Video: 3 of The Original Series (via Paramount Plus)


Best shows on Amazon Prime - Utopia

In an alternate timeline, Channel 4 would still be producing episodes of their acclaimed sci-fi series Utopia. However, we unfortunately do not live in that world. Luckily, the US remake looks set to be just as brilliant.

Gillian Flynn, the author of Sharp Objects and Gone Girl, has revived the series for Amazon, and has done so with Sasha Lane, The Office's Rainn Wilson, and John Cusack. The series centers on a group of comic fans who meet online and bond over their obsession of a seemingly fictional comic called Utopia. However, things certainly are not what they seem...


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best shows on Amazon Prime - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

(Image credit: Amazon Prime)Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino hits another home run with a show that’s, on the surface, cut from an entirely different cloth. The late 1950s are a tough time for women everywhere, including those like Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) on the Upper West Side, who remains under the thumb of her husband. A devoted wife who supports her husband’s desire to be a stand-up comic, it’s soon revealed that Midge herself has quite a gift for the gag on-stage. The show won five Emmys and two Golden Globes in its first year, with Brosnahan winning the same Globe the following year.

There is so much to love about Maisel. If you’re a fan of rich storytelling that’s not gloomy and doesn’t involve murder (c’mon, a LOT of prestigious television shows are pretty downbeat) then you’ll get a kick out of this. Brosnahan is one of the best actors working today, bringing heart, warmth, humor, and a fire in her belly to the role of Midge. The best scenes are the after-hours debriefs with her friend/manager Susie, played by Family Guy’s Alex Borstein. But make no mistake: this isn’t a fluffy series. It’s an R-rated show, with explicit language and nudity.

Sneaky Pete

Best shows on Amazon Prime - Sneaky Pete

After his release from prison, Marius (Giovanni Ribisi) decides to get creative with his newfound freedom. Instead of picking up where he left off, at the mercy of gangster Vince (Bryan Cranston) for the $100,000 he owes, Marius opts to assume the identity of his cellmate Pete who remains behind bars. Pete’s estranged family welcomes "Pete" back into the fold as if nothing’s happened, and Marius starts to discover that his new clan might be a source of further trouble.

Its well-written scripts and fantastic performances are what have turned Sneaky Pete into one of those sneaky shows that weave their way into your mind and refuse to let go until you’ve watched just one more episode. This is top-notch viewing that’s a relentlessly bingeable mix of crime, comedy, and drama.

The Man in the High Castle

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

Imagining what the world might be like had the Allied forces lost the Second World War is terrifying. It’s an idea so frightful that sci-fi mastermind Philip K. Dick crafted his 1962 novel based on that concept, from which this Amazon Original series takes its inspiration. The world no longer looks the same. Under Nazi rule, the sprawling North American continent has been divided into three territories, and it's inside those borders that this gripping story of a small Resistance group unfolds.

As an alternate history, not necessarily a distorted reality, the show is gripping. It makes for such compelling viewing because it bears many recognizable symbols from the real world. As well as a few ventures into genre territory...

The Tick

Best shows on Amazon Prime - The Tick

(Image credit: Amazon)Before The Boys, there was another superhero on Amazon. We are, of course, talking about The Tick, an invulnerable hero who fights crime and has a nervous, befuddled sidekick. When the villain The Terror returns, the pair must work together to save the city's civilians. With its tongue-in-cheek humor and meta-superhero antics, this one's a joy to watch from start to finish – and a huge shame Amazon didn't continue the adventure past season 2.

The Tick



Tales from the Loop

Best shows on Amazon Prime - Tales From The Loop

(Image credit: Amazon Prime)A local town of people in Ohio live above "The Loop," a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe. The Loop makes the impossible possible, and each episode looks at the life of one of those it affects.

Inspired by the famed paintings of Simon Stalenhag, this sci-fi anthology delves into the lives of those who live above The Loop in compelling and thoughtful ways. Stalenhag has built a cult following due to his depictions of imaginative alternate realities, and this unconventional narrative beautifully complements his work. The stories are interconnected, and the cast – including Rebecca Hall, Jonathan Pryce, and Paul Schneider – is fantastic.

American Gods

Best shows on Amazon Prime - American Gods

(Image credit: Starz)Based on Neil Gaiman’s phenomenally successful book of the same title, American Gods is incredibly unique. The series tells the story of fading old gods as they are replaced by new gods with specialties familiar to us 21st-century pilgrims. There are the God of technology and media, ones who have risen from our devotion to the worldwide web and unprecedented connectivity.

Yet, the old gods aren’t leaving quietly. And when they're played by the likes of Ian McShane, who has the gravitas needed for such a role, then you can expect fireworks every episode.

American Gods

Truth Seekers

Best shows on Amazon Prime - Truth Seekers

(Image credit: Amazon Prime/Stolen Pictures)Get your night vision goggles ready – Simon Pegg and Nick Frost join forces once again for the supernatural comedy series Truth Seekers. 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. However, it's all fun and games with their homemade gadgets and comedic hijinks until they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon for the entire human race. Yikes.

The Wilds

Best shows on Amazon Prime - The Wilds

(Image credit: Amazon Prime)A series that revolves around a group of people who crash land on an island and something mysterious is happening. No, we're not talking about Lost, but The Wilds, which – while the premise may be familiar – takes a different path. A group of teenage girls are en route to Hawaii for a women in power retreat when their plane crashes, and they are stranded on a mysterious island. Little do they know, this is all part of a larger plan.

However, unlike Lost, which kept secrets from viewers, The Wilds provides more answers, and we're more interested in how they survive being left alone. This is a YA series to devour.

The Wilds



Alan Ritchson plays Jack Reacher in this new crime thriller series, a retired military police officer who's arrested for a murder he didn't commit and finds himself in the midst of a conspiracy involving corrupt cops and scheming politicians. Based on Lee Child's books, this season is based on Killing Floor, the first novel in the Jack Reacher series – Tom Cruise previously played the character in movie adaptations of other books.

The Underground Railroad

Best shows on Amazon Prime - The Underground Railroad

(Image credit: Amazon Studios)Barry Jenkins’ last project was Moonlight, one of the best Oscar-winning movies of all time. Now, the director returns with a limited series on Amazon, The Underground Railroad, which has already received rave reviews for its powerful storytelling. The series follows Thuso Mbedu’s Cora Randall as she attempts to escape slavery by riding on the eponymous underground railroad – however, in this alternate timeline, the railroad is not simply a network of safe houses and hidden routes, but a physical railroad with trains and conductors. With an excellent ensemble cast and beautiful cinematography, The Underground Railroad tells a powerful and painful story that’s best watched over multiple evenings rather than all in one sitting.

The Terminal List

Chris Pratt's James Reece appears shell shocked in an airport in The Terminal List

The Terminal List is another Prime Video action-thriller series. (Image credit: Prime Video)The Terminal List stars Marvel actor Chris Pratt as James Reece, a Navy SEAL suffering from survivor's guilt and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after his entire platoon is wiped out during a covert mission.

When new information emerges that puts the responsibility on morally gray characters within the armed forces and US government, Reece decides to take matters into his own hands and seek revenge on those who wronged him and his deceased squad members.

The Terminal List wasn't well received by critics, with some calling it a formulaic show that doesn't offer thrills beyond what viewers have seen before. However, others praised Pratt's performance, the show's action sequences, and its thematic resonance. It has been renewed for a second season and a prequel, so it must have done something right.

Seasons on Prime Video: 1

The Rig

Martin Compston's Fulmer looks over the edge of an oil rig in Prime Video's The Rig TV series

The Rig is a thrilling supernatural drama on Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)Supernatural and/or mystery thrillers are abundant these days – but what about shows of that ilk set aboard a Scottish oil rig?

That's the premise of The Rig, a spooky Prime Video series that combines eco-horror with character-driven storytelling from a bygone era. Game of Thrones' Iain Glen and Filth's Martin Compston lead an ensemble cast in the series, which sees the crew of the Kinloch Bravo rig cut off from the rest of the world when an eerie fog rolls in. Unsurprisingly, there's more to this mist than meets the eye – cue fraying tempers, betrayals, tests of endurance, and more sinister occurrences.

The Rig has been fairly well received by critics, so you'll want to *ahem* dig deeper into this one yourself and see if it's one of the best Prime Video shows. Season 2 was greenlit by Amazon in February.

Seasons on Prime Video: 1

Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan walks across an open field with a backpack on in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan season 3

Jack Ryan's third season tests the character in new, tension-fueled ways. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)This politically charged action-thriller has been quite successful for Amazon, thanks in part to John Krazinski's charismatic and entertaining take on the titular CIA analyst.

Pulled away from his usual desk job to further investigate a string of suspicious bank transfers, Ryan finds himself entangled in a broader geopolitical conspiracy where he can't trust anyone – and nobody is willing to trust him. Unsurprisingly, things get more suspenseful and intense with each passing season.

It's not as thrilling or subversively humorous as, say, Prime Video's Reacher (more on that later) or similarly positioned spy shows. But, with plenty of high-stakes drama, impressive set-pieces, and a likable cast, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is worth investing your time in.

Seasons on Prime Video: 4

The Consultant

Mr Patoff smiles from behind his desk chair in The Consultant

The Consultant is Prime Video's answer to Apple's Severance TV series. (Image credit: Prime Video)Described as a twisted comedy-thriller, The Consultant stars Christoph Waltz as Regus Patoff, the newly-appointed consultant of CompWare, an app-based company. When the mysterious and rather sinister individual begins assigning tasks to his employees that go beyond their usual remit, it's up to the staff of CompWare to decide how far they'll go in pursuit of greatness.

With elements reminiscent of Apple TV Plus shows Severance and Mythic Quest, The Consultant fills the workplace genre void. Waltz delivers another outstanding performance as the enigmatic Patoff, while the show's other elements provide ample payoff, making it worth a watch.

Seasons on Prime Video: 1

The Boys

Best shows on Amazon Prime - The Boys

(Image credit: Amazon)In a world where superheroes are everywhere, it's hard to stand out. Thankfully, there's The Boys, a brutally funny adaptation of Garth Ennis' bloody (and bloody brilliant) comic book series. From the gripping setup of a corporation filled with corrupt Supes in the first episode to the mind-bending cliffhanger of the finale, nothing Marvel or DC has brought to television has captivated us the way The Boys' blend of blood, chaos, and expletives does.

The hero of the story is Hughie, a regular guy whose partner is brutally murdered by a corporate Supe. Billy Butcher, who has his own history with the superpowered, has a vendetta, and he teams up (well, forces a team-up) with the reluctant Hughie. A few more non-Supes join in, and The Boys are formed. It only gets messier from there...

Gen V

Marie meets up with some other Goldolkin University students at night in Gen V

Gen V is a fantastic companion piece to Prime Video's The Boys. (Image credit: Brooke Palmer/Prime Video)Set between The Boys seasons 3 and 4, Gen V is a hilariously macabre, thematically weighty, and drama-filled superhero spin-off that'll tide you over until the main show's next installment arrives.

Jaz Sinclair stars as Marie Moreau, an orphaned Supe who earns a place at the prestigious superhero school Godolkin University. There, she must navigate the preppy cliques, make friends for the first time in years, immerse herself in all aspects (you know, sex, drugs, etc.) of campus life, and – oh yeah – help unravel a mass conspiracy within the bowels of the college itself.

In our review of Gen V's first six episodes, we said it "adds heaps of gore and other adult material, thematic weight, and original storytelling that characterizes this self-aware, witty corner of the superhero genre." It's a must-see companion piece ahead of The Boys 4, expected to debut in 2024.

Seasons on Prime Video: 1

The Grand Tour

A promotional image for The Grand Tour, starring Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond

The Grand Tour is a, well, grand Prime Video TV series. The Grand Tour is everything that Top Gear used to be on the UK's flagship terrestrial channel, aka the BBC. Well, Top Gear specials, at least.

Having departed the BBC years ago and struck up a deal with Amazon Studios, petrolheads Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May have found similar levels of success with The Grand Tour – an excuse to send the trio around the world, partaking in various challenges and sniping at each other for hours on end. If you enjoy watching middle-aged men burn rubber in the middle of the desert, like a scene out of Mad Max: Fury Road, then this is for you.

Seasons on Prime: 4

Three Pines

Inspector Armand Gamache enters a cafe in Prime Video's Three Pines TV series

Three Pines is a gripping crime thriller that'll hook you instantly. (Image credit: Laurent Guerin/Amazon Studios)Based on Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache novel series, this Canadian crime thriller has earned plenty of acclaim since its December 2022 launch.

Alfred Molina (Spider-Man: No Way Home) stars as Armand Gamache, who travels to the titular Eastern Township to investigate a series of grisly murders. There, he must confront demons – including his own – from all corners and unearth long-buried secrets that the town's population has hidden away.

As detective tales go, Three Pines isn't groundbreaking. But, thanks to Molina's riveting, soulful performance and some surprising twists and turns, it's a show that delivers a largely fascinating whodunnit – all set in a picturesque snowy location. Unfortunately, Three Pines was canceled after one season.

Seasons on Prime Video: 1


Nathan and Ingrid wear different facial expressions after a revelation in Upload season 2

Upload is a whimsical but heartwarming Prime Video sci-fi series. (Image credit: Liane Hentscher/Amazon Studios)Set 15 years in the future, Upload tells the story of Nathan Brown (Robbie Amell), a computer programmer who's mysteriously murdered and uploaded to a 'virtual afterlife' location called Lake View.

As he adjusts to his new existence, Nathan finds himself romantically drawn to his customer service angel Nora Antony (Andy Allo), despite still being involved with his still-living girlfriend Ingrid Kannerman (Allegra Edwards). It isn't long before Nathan and Nora begin to unravel the wider mystery surrounding his death.

If that all sounds a bit dramatic and bleak, don't worry: Upload is one of the funnier Prime Video shows out there, straddling multiple genres including comedy, drama, mystery, and horror. It also offers an intriguing glimpse into the potential future of our technological world, metaverse and all. Season 3 arrives on October 20.

Seasons on Prime Video: 2


Dominique Fishback in Swarm

Dominique Fishback stars in Swarm as Dre, a young woman who becomes completely obsessed with the world's biggest pop star, Ni'Jah (Nirine S. Brown). Ni'Jah's fanbase, known as 'The Swarm', takes Dre on a journey to some unsettling places. The show explores the dark side of celebrity idolization with a blend of black humor and satire. Created by Donald Glover and Atlanta writer Janine Nabers, the series also features Chloe Bailey, Billie Eilish, Rory Culkin, and Damson Idris.


Best shows on Amazon Prime - Fleabag

Fleabag, originally a theatre one-woman show by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, now adapted into a TV series available on Amazon Prime, is a must-watch. It retains the theatrical elements with brilliant fourth-wall-breaking moments. The story follows Fleabag, a woman living life on her own terms in London. Though she possesses a sharp wit, her everyday experiences are far from comedic as she navigates grief and heartbreak. Combining modern-day themes with Waller-Bridge's likeable personality, Fleabag brings a fresh style of black comedy to television.


Abby and Dulcie stare at something awful off camera in Deadloch

Deadloch is an underrated comedy murder mystery show. Set in Tasmania, the series follows two investigators with contrasting personalities, Dulcie Collins (Kate Box) and Eddie Redcliffe (Madeleine Sami), as they work together to solve the mysterious death of a local resident. With clever writing and powerful comedic performances, Deadloch delivers satirical and dramatic moments. The show strikes a perfect balance between darkness and humor, leaving a lasting impression.

A League of Their Own

Abbi Jacobson's Carson squats down to pretend to catch a baseball in A League of Their Own on Prime Video

A League of Their Own, based on the 1992 film, tells the story of the Rockford Peaches, an all-female baseball league team. Set during the Second World War era, the show explores the challenges faced by the players in a society plagued by misogyny and chauvinism. Abbi Jacobson's character, Carson, and Chanté Adams' character, Max, are the central focus, while other characters are expertly developed throughout. The show offers both style and substance, providing a rare and refreshing sports-centric TV experience. Unfortunately, Amazon cancelled the series after one season.


Best shows on Amazon Prime - Undone

Undone, created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (creator of Bojack Horseman), is a genre-mashing comedy-drama like no other. The story revolves around Alma (Rosa Salazar), a 28-year-old woman struggling to find her place in the world. After a car crash, Alma gains the ability to travel through time and communicate with her deceased father, who needs her help to solve a mystery. Undone incorporates themes of trauma, identity, and loss, taking inspiration from David Lynch and using rotoscoping animation. Season 2 of this unique series is now streaming.

The Legend of Vox Machina

The Vox Machina crew look exhausted after a battle in Amazon Prime Video's TV show adaptation

The Legend of Vox Machina is a superb anime-like Prime Video show. Set in the fictional kingdom of Tal’Dorei, the series follows a group of misfit mercenaries, known as Vox Machina, who are hired to eliminate an evil entity threatening the realm. However, they soon discover a much greater enemy. With a perfect blend of humor, action, and emotion, The Legend of Vox Machina captures the essence of the original online Dungeons & Dragons campaign that inspired it. The show features the voice talents of the original Critical Role cast, as well as famous actors making guest appearances.


Jamie shakes hands with Tom Jones in front of a clear blue sky in Mammals on Prime Video

Mammals is a dark comedy-drama available on Prime Video. James Corden plays Jamie, a Michelin star chef whose life falls apart when he discovers that his pregnant wife, Amadine (Melia Kreilling), has been having multiple affairs. The series explores the world of swingers culture with a mix of black and surreal humor, even featuring a cameo from Tom Jones. While Mammals doesn't revolutionize its associated genres, its engaging tale and unique humor make it a show worth watching.

I'm a Virgo

Cootie points at some demonstrators outside a building in I'm a Virgo

I'm a Virgo is a critically acclaimed comedy series that delves into absurdity and creativity. Jharrel Jerome portrays Cootie, a 13-foot-tall teenager who has been sheltered from the world by his aunt and uncle for the first 19 years of his life. When political activists accidentally expose Cootie's larger than life presence, he embarks on a surreal journey to find his place in the world. The show, created by Boots Riley (director of Sorry to Bother You), is a highly original and imaginative endeavor that deserves recognition.


Tye, Camille, Angie, and Quinn smile as they walk down the street in Harlem season 2

Harlem, created by Tracy Oliver, is a fantastic comedy series that gained critical acclaim upon its release. The show follows four New York University alumni in their 30s as they navigate their work, love, and personal lives in the vibrant neighborhood of Harlem. Contrary to predictable narratives, Harlem stands out with its electrifyingly funny main cast and their dynamic interactions. Fans of Insecure and Run the World will thoroughly enjoy this series.

The English

Lady Cornelia Locke looks stunned as she sees something happening off-camera in The English on Prime Video

The English, a UK-US collaboration, is a bold and operatic Western series that brings a fresh perspective to the genre. Starring Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer, the story revolves around Lady Cornelia Locke and Eli Whipp, who unite in 1890s America to seek revenge on those who have caused them immense suffering. This sweeping and emotionally intense series immediately captures attention and proves itself as a standout on the best Prime Video shows list.

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With an array of thrilling, captivating, and boundary-pushing TV series, Amazon Prime has truly upped the ante when it comes to the best PG-13 content. From the jaw-dropping storylines of "Invincible" and "The Expanse," to the epic adventures in "Vikings" and "The Wheel of Time," viewers are guaranteed a binge-worthy experience. And let's not forget the enchanting worlds of "Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," which transport us to realms of fantasy and comedy. With such a diverse and extraordinary lineup, Amazon Prime proves once again that it's the ultimate streaming destination for those seeking top-notch entertainment. So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and prepare to be captivated by the endless possibilities that these PG-13 TV series have to offer.

The Ultimate Guide to the Best TV Series on Amazon Prime in 2018: From Harlem to Jungle
The Ultimate Guide to the Best TV Series on Amazon Prime in 2018: From Harlem to Jungle

Discover the top TV series on Amazon Prime in 2018, ranging from captivating stories set in Harlem to thrilling adventures in the jungle. Uncover the ultimate guide to binge-worthy shows that will keep you glued to your screen. Updated and carefully curated, explore the best that Amazon Prime has to offer. Start streaming now!

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Posted: 2023-11-23 02:53:10
Double the Laughs: Network Nabs Two of the Top Comedy/Musical Series Nominations
Double the Laughs: Network Nabs Two of the Top Comedy/Musical Series Nominations

Discover the comedy/musical series that are sure to tickle your funny bone as the network secures not just one, but two nominations for the top honors. Get ready to double the laughs and Dive into the hilarious world of these must-watch shows!

Author: Rebern Mully Author: Rebern Mully
Posted: 2023-11-23 02:49:47
Unveiling the Prime Picks: The Best TV Series on Amazon Prime that Will Leave You Hooked
Unveiling the Prime Picks: The Best TV Series on Amazon Prime that Will Leave You Hooked

Discover the ultimate binge-worthy TV series on Amazon Prime that will keep you glued to your screen. Unveiling the prime picks, this curated list showcases the best of the best, promising captivating storylines, thrilling plot twists, and unforgettable characters. Get ready to be hooked and embark on a binge-watching journey like no other.

Author: Rebern Mully Author: Rebern Mully
Posted: 2023-11-23 02:42:06
Optimizing Your Viewing Experience: Mastering the Ideal Picture Settings for Samsung UHD TV Series 7
Optimizing Your Viewing Experience: Mastering the Ideal Picture Settings for Samsung UHD TV Series 7

Unlock the best viewing experience with expert tips on optimizing picture settings for Samsung UHD TV Series 7, ensuring stunning visuals that bring your favorite shows and movies to life. Master the ideal settings that make colors pop, depth come alive, and details crystal clear, taking your TV viewing to new heights. Click now for a breathtaking visual journey.

Author: Rebern Mully Author: Rebern Mully
Posted: 2023-11-23 02:41:19
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