The 37 best Prime Video series to watch in April 2024

A bloodied John and Jane Smith stand in a doorway in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, one of the best Prime Video series
Mr. and Mrs. Smith's first season is a great watch on Prime Video. (Image credit: David Lee/Prime Video)
Best Prime Video series: March 2024 update

Tom Power, senior entertainment reporter

Our latest update to this guide is a big one. To start with, we've included entries for Hazbin Hotel and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Next, we've removed Mammals, Hunters, The Rig, Jungle, and Solos because they don't meet the new criteria we have for 'best of...' guides. Finally, we've swapped out each entry's image for their season 1 trailer (so you can see whether they're worth watching), and added in new information about each show's Rotten Tomatoes (RT) score and age rating.

What are the best Prime Video series? We're glad you asked. Below, we've compiled a list of the 37 best shows to stream on Prime Video, with entries categorized by their primary genre. That way, you can easily navigate to the small screen kind of entertainment you enjoy without breaking a sweat.

In order to snag a spot on this list, Amazon TV Originals and third-party offerings need to pass certain parameters: they need to hold a 75% fresh critical and/or audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, be incredibly popular among viewers, or meet both criteria. Armed with this information, you'll know why we've selected the below shows from one of the world's best streaming services in this article. Without further ado, then, here are the best Prime Video series to stream today. Happy streaming!

Best animated series on Prime Video

Hazbin Hotel

Seasons: 1
RT score: 79% (critics); 87% (audience)
Age rating: 18-plus

One of 2024's early TV hits, Hazbin Hotel has wowed audiences with its adult-themed musical comedy chops since mid-January. Based on Vivienne Medrano's pilot that stormed its way across YouTube in October 2019, it follows Charlie Morningstar, the daughter of the Devil himself, who opens the titular BnB to rehabilitate supposedly evil souls in order to help them get into Heaven.

A dark comedy that's as weighty in its melodrama as it is with laugh out loud moments, beautiful and eye-popping animation, and a collection of original songs that'll be lodged in your head for weeks, Hazbin Hotel is a delightfully devilish series. Once you've seen what all the fiendishly great fuss is about, watch these four similar Prime Video shows next.


Seasons: 2
RT score: 99% (critics); 89% (audience)
Age rating: 18-plus

Amazon's adaptation of Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Cory Walker, and Bill Crabtree's superhero comic series isn't for the faint of heart. Invincible is full of gore, violence, swearing, and other adult content. A kids animated show, this ain't.

It's a slow burn to begin with – well, apart from episode 1's ending, which shocked viewers who haven't read the comics before. However, its subversion of superhero tropes, emotional story beats, and ensemble cast will keep your attention until things really start to pick up from season 1 episode 4, by which point you should be fully hooked.

Check out our review of Invincible season 1, review of Invincible season 2 part 1, and review of Invincible season 2 part 2 to see what we think of the series so far

The Legend of Vox Machina

Seasons: 2
RT score: 100% (critics); 95% (audience)
Age rating: 18-plus

Set in the fictional Exandrian kingdom of Tal’Dorei, The Legend of Vox Machina tells the story of a band of mercenary misfits hired to eradicate an unnamed evil entity that’s plagued the realm. It isn't long, though, before the seven-strong group realize they've become embroiled in a battle against a far more sinister and potentially world-threatening enemy.

In our season 1 review of The Legend of Vox Machina, we said it retains lots of what the original online DnD campaign such a hit. It's hilarious, action-packed, emotional, and full of twists and turns. It's also pretty gruesome and horror-esque on occasion, so those of a grisly inclination will get a kick out of it as well. The original Critical Role cast have returned to voice their characters, while there's a whole slew of famous actors who cameo as other individuals in this fictional fantasy world.


Seasons: 2
RT score: 97% (critics); 90% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

From the acclaimed minds behind BoJack Horseman, Undone is a beautifully animated comedy-drama series that weaves multiple genres and themes together with stunning and emotive effect.

Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel) stars as Alma, a Texas-based millennial who's struggling to find purpose in her life. That is, until she's involved in a near-fatal car accident and finds out she has a new relationship with time itself. Infused with the ability to travel back or forward in time, Alma begins to develop her newfound abilities to get to the bottom of the death of her father Jacob (Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk). At least, that's the plan – providing her loved ones don't interfere and try to make out that her new powers are linked to the family's history of mental health.

The show's melding of rotoscoping animation and live-action motion-capture really sets it apart. Meanwhile, Undone's exploration of relationships, mental health, and themes surrounding altering the past are expertly and sensitively handled.

Best comedy series on Prime Video


Seasons: 1
RT score: 100% (critics); 89% (audience)
Age rating: 18-plus

We suspect this eight-episode comedy detective series wasn't on your radar when it comes to the best Prime Video series. But it's certainly one to start off with if you're looking for something new from this sort of genre TV show.

Set in Tasmania, Deadloch follows two polar opposite investigators – Dulcie Collins (Kate Box) and Eddie Redcliffe (Madeleine Sami) – who are forced to work together to solve the mysterious death of one of the local townsfolk.

Thanks to some sharp, witty writing and two powerhouse comedic performances from Box and Sami, Deadloch is as satirically savage as it is dramatic. A tonally dark, yet equally hilarious, whodunnit that'll burrow its way into your mind and sit there for days.


Seasons: 2
RT score: 98% (critics); 88% (audience)
Age rating: 18-plus

Tracy Oliver's latest comedy series earned rave reviews when it debuted on Prime Video in December 2021, so it's about time you stuck Harlem on your must-watch list.

The show follows a group of 30-something New York University alumni as they try to balance their work, love, and personal lives while living in – yep, you guessed it – Harlem. So far, so predictable, right? Not quite. Harlem's main cast are electrifyingly funny, and the manner in which they bounce off one another is reminiscent of some of best comedy character relationships of the last two decades. Fans of Insecure and Run the World will lap this up.

I'm a Virgo

Seasons: 1
RT score: 96% (critics); 80% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

A comedy series that's as absurd as it is creative. I'm a Virgo stars Jharrel Jerome as Cootie, a 13-foot-tall teenager who, for the first 19 years of his life, has been shielded from the world by his aunt and uncle. However, when a group of political activists accidentally stumble upon Cootie's *ahem* larger than life persona, he embarks on a surreal journey to find his place in the *double ahem* big, wide world.

An utterly bizarre but no less funny, heartfelt, and highly original series, I'm a Virgo is a knockout show from Sorry to Bother You's Boots Riley. It's a toweringly imaginative endeavour; something that many more streamers should absolutely take a chance on if similar projects fall into their lap.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Seasons: 5
RT score: 90% (critics); 84% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel tells the story of '50s housewife Miriam 'Midge' Maisel as she attempts to become the best female stand-up comic in the US. After her husband confesses he's been having an affair, 'Midge' drunkenly gets on stage at a comedy club and discovers that she's utterly hilarious. 

In a time when women aren't encouraged to be publicly funny, Midge pursues her new-found comedic talent in the male-dominated stand up comedy world. But, unbeknownst to 'Midge', the journey is far from a straightforward one.

A show filled with as much heart, and dramatic twists and turns, as jokes, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is a killer Prime Video series. No wonder it won so many awards during its five-season run.


Seasons: 1
RT score: 87% (critics); 73% (audience)
Age rating: TV-MA

Donald Glover and Janine Nabers satirical and horrifyingly poke fun at the culture surrounding fandoms in Swarm, an disturbing drama-cum-dark comedy that'll occupy your mind for days.

Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah) plays Dre, a young woman obsessed with a Beyonce-like pop superstar who has her own diehard fandom known as 'The Swarm' (anyone else getting 'Bey Hive' vibes?). To say anymore would be to spoil Swarm's most shocking, hilarious, and suspense-filled moments. Rest assured, though, fans of Glover and Fishback will lap up this wild-but-no-less important tale on celebrity addiction and anti-hero culture.


Seasons: 3
RT score: 92% (critics); 79% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

Set 15 years in the future, Upload tells the tale 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 life, Nathan finds himself romantically drawn to his customer service angel Nora Antony (Andy Allo), despite Nathan still technically being involved with his still-alive girlfriend Ingrid Kannerman (Allegra Edwards). It isn't long, too, before Nathan and Nora begin to unravel the wider mystery surrounding his death.

If that all sounds a bit dramatic and bleak, don't fret: Upload is one of the funnier Prime Video series out there, one that straddles multiple genres including comedy, drama, whodunnit, and horror. It also offers an intriguing look into the real world's technological-based future, metaverse and all. A fourth and final season in on the way.

Best crime series on Prime Video

The Mentalist

Seasons: 8
RT score: 81% (critics); 89% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

This police procedural/mystery-thriller was a popular series in the mid-2010s, not least because of its handsome and charismatic lead actor Simon Baker.

The Mentalist sees Baker assume the role of Patrick Jane, an independent consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) who’s highly-developed, psychic medium-esque skills allow him to "read" people’s minds and help the CBI solve murders.

It took a while to gain momentum – season 1 landed an above average 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes upon initial release in 2008 – but The Mentalist soon became a freight train of a show as it dominated the crime genre on terrestrial TV. One to add to your watchlist if you’re a fan of crime-based shows.


Seasons: 2
RT score: 95% (critics); 85% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

A bona-fide Prime Video hit, Reacher stars Alan Ritchson (Titans) as the titular character – aka Jack Reacher – a drifter owning few possessions following his departure from the armed forces. Season 1 saw the show's man-mountain protagonist work alongside the cops in a small town in Georgia to clear his name after he was framed for murder. In Reacher season 2, he joins forces with his former army mates when some of his ex-colleagues start getting bumped off by a mysterious individual. 

In our review of Reacher season 2, we said it was only guilty of one crime and that was being one of 2023's best shows. That makes it one to check out if you're a fan of action and mystery thrillers. If you need another reason, though, it was also the first Prime Video series ever to top Nielsen's streaming charts. A towering great TV show.

Best drama series on Prime Video

Daisy Jones and the Six

Seasons: 1
RT score: 69% (critics); 82% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

Based on Taylor Jenkins Reid's best-selling novel of the same name, Daisy Jones & The Six was a massive hit for Amazon in early 2023.

The 10-part series tells the fictional story of the titular rock band, whose stratospheric rise through the LA music scene to global megastars coincides with the addition of Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) to their ranks. At the height of their success, though, the band suddenly split – much like real-life rock band Fleetwood Mac, who inspired Reid's book, did in the 1970s. Daisy Jones & The Six, then, reveals all about the TV series' band's rapid rise and fall in dramatically explosive fashion.

With numerous catchy tunes, a fantastic cast – Keough and Sam Claflin being the notable standpoints – and plenty of music-infused drama and relationship betrayals, Daisy Jones & The Six unsurprisingly captivated viewers.

Dead Ringers

Seasons: 1
RT score: 85% (critics); 64% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

If there was ever any doubt about how extraordinarily talented Rachel Weisz is, Dead Ringers proves it once and for all.

Amazon's TV remake of David Cronenberg's hauntingly good psychological thriller film (itself based on the book of the same name) is terrific. Weisz plays twin sisters Elliot and Beverly Mantle – gynaecologists who share everything from lovers to drugs and pushing the boundaries of medical ethics.

On the surface, it doesn't sound overly appealing, but there's more to Dead Ringers than meets the eye. Weisz is absolutely electric as she inhabits dual roles, while the story's biggest shocks and turning points will alarm and entertain you in equal measure.

The Night Manager

Seasons: 1
RT score: 91% (critics); 89% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

The Night Manager tells the story of Jonathan Pine (Loki actor Tom Hiddleston), an ex-British soldier and the titular night manager who's pulled back into the world he left behind. Tasked by Foreign Office task force leader Angela Burr (Oscar winner Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of illegal arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie), Pine soon finds himself in over his head in an international political chess match where nobody is who they seem.

A tightly paced, thrill-a-minute miniseries complete with towering performances from Hiddleston, Laurie, Colman, Tom Hollander (Major Lance Corcoran), and Elizabeth Debicki (Jemima Marshall). Sign us up to this John le Carré TV adaptation immediately.

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Seasons: 2
RT score: 74% (critics); 68% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

A coming-of-age romantic drama that's been a huge hit with viewers aged 18 to 25, The Summer I Turned Pretty is a solidly charming and sweet young adult series.

Lola Tung plays Isabel 'Belly' Conklin who, on the eve of her 16th birthday, reunites with the Fisher brothers Conrad and Jeremiah after a few summers apart. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the trio become involved in a love triangle, which alters the dynamics between the three main characters.

A show that'll induce plenty of eye-rolling from older viewers, The Summer I Turned Pretty knows its audience and fully leans into romance-laced drama tropes. Even so, it's one of Prime Video's biggest hitters, so it must be doing something right, even if its second season wasn't as strong as the first.

Best documentary series on Prime Video

Clarkson's Farm

Seasons: 2
RT score: 100% (critics); 98% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

This Prime Video original sees Jeremy Clarkson try his hand at being a farmer. Yes, its premise is that simple.

In 2008, Clarkson bought a 1,000-acre plot of land, including Curdle Hill Farm, in Oxfordshire in the UK after its former caretaker retired. Clarkson, in his infinite wisdom, decides to try farming the land himself – and it goes about as well as you'd expect.

Clarkson's Farm is as ludicrous as it sounds. It also seems pretty scripted for a comedy-styled docuseries, but it's actually a decent watch. Clarkson's rapport with his helpers – most notably Kaleb Cooper, the show's breakout star – is endearing, humorous, and at-times maddening. But, if you're a fan of Clarkson (not many people are these days, admittedly) or amusing documentary-style shows, this is one to check out.

KSI: In Real Life

Seasons: 1
RT score: unavailable (critics and audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

KSI: In Real Life follows the world-famous YouTuber-turned-influencer as he prepares to release his second rap album. However, while KSI is riding high in the public eye, his private life has taken a beating – including the fraying of his closest relationships – which forces the global megastar to re-evaluate his life.

This warts-and-all docuseries offers a compelling behind-the-scenes look at KSI's life. From his humble beginnings in Watford to the unprecedented fame that followed, In Real Life is captivatingly emotional and thought-provoking. KSI fans will eat this up, while more casual documentary fans will also enjoy the series' exploration of fame, the internet, and overcoming trauma.

Best fantasy series on Prime Video

Good Omens

Seasons: 2
RT score: 85% (critics); 94% (audience)
Age rating: TV-14

Before he passed away in 2015, Terry Pratchett reportedly made Neil Gaiman promise he'd adapt Good Omens into a TV series. 

Gaiman delivered on that front – and the result is an addictive, bonkers, and heart-warming tale about good and evil, friendship, demons, angels, and a future-gazing witch. It's brilliantly British, has one of the most stellar casts imaginable, and can be binged in one weekend – or one sitting if you can't face waiting a whole night for the final few episodes. 

It brings a few fresh characters and twists to the story, but is also faithful enough to the book to give those who have been fans for nearly thirty years a real treat.

The Rings of Power

Seasons: 1
RT score: 83% (critics); 38% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

Set during Middle-earth's Second Age, The Rings of Power tells the multi-narrative tale of the forging of the titular rings, Sauron's ambitiously evil masterplan to become the world's dictatorial ruler, and Middle-earth's various races uniting to stop him.

That's the basic premise, anyway. There's more to Amazon's The Lord of the Rings non-canon prequel series than that – it's a majestic, sweeping, and epic fantasy series that long time Tolkienites and Lord of the Rings newcomers will thoroughly enjoy. Simply put, it's one of the best Prime Video series around. Read our review of The Rings of Power season 1 to find out more.

The Rings of Power season 2 wrapped filming before the actors strike began, so we expect it to return this year.

The Wheel of Time

Seasons: 2
RT score: 83% (critics); 71% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

Based on Robert Jordan's beloved book series, The Wheel of Time is a fantasy show that blends the best of Game of Thrones, The Witcher, and The Lord of the Rings.

Rosamund Pike (I Care A Lot, Gone Girl) plays Moiraine, a powerful sorceress whose quest to find the Dragon Reborn – a prophesised champion who can defeat the Dark One – leads her to the small village known as the Two Rivers. When Moiraine and her Warder companion Lan Mandragoran (Daniel Henney) are forced to rescue five of the village's young adults from the Dark One's forces, they realize that one of this quintet is the so-called Dragon Reborn. Cue an epic quest to work out who this ancient warrior is and whether they'll be able to save the world or not.

Expect plenty of drama, R-rated violence, a dashing of humor, and plenty of fantastical elements that'll wow and shock you. Read our review of The Wheel of Time season 1 and review of The Wheel of Time season 2 before one of the best Prime Video series will be back for a third season.

Best history series on Prime Video

The English

Seasons: 1
RT score: 84% (critics); 84% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

This UK-US venture – Amazon co-developed it with the BBC – has earned plenty of plaudits, with critics describing The English as a bold, violent, and operatic Western that puts a new spin on the ageing but no less popular genre.

Emily Blunt (Jungle Cruise, A Quiet Place) and Chaske Spencer (Twilight, Echo) star as its two leads, aka Lady Cornelia Locke and Eli Whipp, who join forces in 1890s middle America to get revenge on those who ruined their lives in countless ways.

The English is a sweeping, brutal, and oft-times emotionally difficult watch, but it's nonetheless an immediately gripping series that deserves your time and attention. Expect it to remain a key staple of this best Prime Video series list.


Seasons: 6
RT score: 93% (critics); 88% (audience)
Age rating: 18-plus

If you ever spent your time tearing across 9th century Norway and England in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Vikings is essentially the TV version of that. 

It's that, crossed with Game of Thrones, just with a touch less rumpy pumpy. You've got six series of this bloody and addictive Norse adventure to plunder as you watch a simple farmer transform into a fearsome fighter ransacking European countries for treasure. With Netflix continuing the Vikings journey with its Vikings: Valhalla spin-off series, now is the perfect time to check one of the best Prime Video series out.

Best sci-fi series on Prime Video

The Expanse

Seasons: 6
RT score: 95% (critics); 92% (audience)
Age rating: 16-plus

Arguably the best sci-fi show since Battlestar Galatica (we suspect Apple TV Plus' celebrated sci-fi contingent won't be happy with tat claim), The Expanse is based on the series of novels by James S. A. Corey, the pen name of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. 

It's set in a future where humans have colonised most of the solar system, but there are big divisions between the occupants of Earth, Mars, and 'Belters', who reside on space stations beyond the asteroid belt. It's full of politics, heart-wrenching and emotional stories, and some of the most breath-taking scenes of outer space we've ever seen. If you're a fan of sci-fi, you'll love this.

Outer Range

Seasons: 1
RT score: 79% (critics); 60% (audience)
Age rating: 18-plus

Billed as a sci-fi mystery thriller, Outer Range stars Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War, Dune) as Royal Abbott, a Wyoming-based rancher fighting to keep his land out of the hands of a rival herder.

When a mysterious black hole suddenly appears on the Abbott estate, Royal uses the seemingly infinite void to his advantage – including disposing of a body of one of his rival's sons following a tragic accident. But, when a drifter called Autumn (Imogen Poots) catches Royal in the act, the head of the Abbott family must fight for his family, to maintain their secret, and keep Autumn – who seems to have supernatural ties to the black hole – on side as his foes (and the police) close in around him.

Despite its often muddled and weirdly paced plot, it deserves to be part of our best Prime Video series article due to some powerhouse performances, its curious mystery, and foreboding atmosphere. Outer Range season 2 arrives in mid-May, and we can't wait

The Power

Seasons: 1
RT score: 74% (critics); 79% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

Based on Naomi Alderman's sci-fi novel of the same name, The Power alters the balance of power between humanity's genders in thrilling, amusing, and at-times dangerous ways.

Starring Toni Collette (Hereditary, Knives Out) among many other big names, The Power is set in a world not unlike our own. One day, though, teenage girls across the globe mysteriously develop the, well, power to shoot electricity from their fingertips. As the world's population tries to get to grips with this unprecedented occurrence, sparks fly – literally and metaphorically – as gender equality is flipped on its head and the show's main characters are forced to grapple with a rapidly evolving situation.

Like FX's live-action adaptation of Y: The Last Man, The Power is a largely faithful and shockingly good TV series. Its themes, narrative, and character development can be a little on-the-nose at times, but it's mostly a smart, entertaining, and thought-provoking show that deserves your attention.

Star Trek: Picard

Seasons: 3
RT score: 89% (critics); 57% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

This Star Trek series is an interesting contemporary take on the legendary sci-fi universe, where Jean-Luc Picard finds himself working outside of Starfleet and at odds with what it's become. This is more than just expensive fan service for The Next Generation diehards, though – it's a sci-fi epic that's loosely about the legacy of Data, who – spoiler – died back in Star Trek: Nemesis.

Picard is oddly paced in places and spends a little too much time on redundant storylines. Not all of its new characters are winners, either. However, like Star Trek: Discovery, it's well worth checking out for both fans and newbies. It's also available to stream on Paramount Plus.

Best sports series on Prime Video

All or Nothing

Seasons: 14
RT score: between 80% and 100% (critics); 73% and 80% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

This collection of sports docuseries is must-see for all, well, sports enthusiasts out there.

With 14 different fly-on-the-wall shows to stream across a breadth of popular sports, including football, American football, rugby union, and ice hockey, All or Nothing is a superb documentary franchise that caters to a wide audience. That's true for long time fans of these sports as well as newcomers, too, with each series providing an eye-opening glimpse into the pressures of trying to remain on top and for sports stars/teams to do their vociferous, passionate fanbases proud.

The Grand Tour

Seasons: 5
RT score: 66% (critics); 92% (audience)
Age rating: 12-plus

The Grand Tour is everything that Top Gear used to be on 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.

Best spy series on Prime Video

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Seasons: 1
RT score: 90% (critics); 66% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

A subversive TV remake of the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie-starring film of the same name, Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a comedically dark espionage series that owes much of its success to its charismatic leads. Donald Glover and Maya Erskine play the titular duo; spies who are paired together (they also have to pretend they're married) to take on missions for the agency that recruited them years earlier. Along the way, the Smiths don't just get embroiled in all kinds of dangerous but funny hijinks, but also get to know each other intimately.

In our view, Mr. and Mrs. Smith is everything Amazon's other spy original series Citadel isn't: bold, amusing, filled with great action, and surprisingly endearing. A wildly entertaining show that deserves to undertake a new mission in the form of a second season.

Best superhero series on Prime Video

Gen V

Seasons: 1
RT score: 97% (critics); 77% (audience)
Age rating: 18-plus

Set between The Boys seasons 3 and 4, Gen V is a hilariously macabre, thematically weighty, and drama-filled superhero spin-off.

Jaz Sinclair stars as Marie Moreau, an orphaned Supe who earns a place at 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 to 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 the heaps of gore and other adult material, thematic weight, and original storytelling that characterizes this self-aware, witty corner of the superhero genre". A must-see companion piece ahead of The Boys 4 (read our Gen V season 1 ending explained article to see how it sets up its parent show's next entry), which will arrive this year.


Seasons: 2
RT score: 94% (critics); 74% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

A more family friendly DC offering than fans have been used to (initially at least), Stargirl is a delightful show centered on hope that introduces audiences to lesser known heroes.

When high school student Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) discovers the cosmic staff of Starman, and learns that her stepfather Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) used to be the superhero's sidekick, she takes it upon herself to inspire a new generation of heroes to form a new version of the Justice Society of America.

Unfortunately, Prime Video users can only stream its first two seasons. Here's hoping its third and final outing will join the service soon.

The Boys

Seasons: 3
RT score: 93% (critics); 83% (audience)
Age rating: 18-plus

The Boys is based on a simple premise: What if superheroes sucked? Like, really, really sucked? What if they were egotistical, selfish, corrupt and downright, well, unheroic? That's the crux of Amazon's live-action adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's R-rated comic series, which is one of the best Prime Video series ever created.

Now sure, many of those questions have been explored in other media, but Amazon's over-the-top series does it with visual panache, dollops of humor, plenty of gore and ultraviolence, and some tender moments. The first season showed plenty of promise, the second delivered on it, and the third went above and beyond its predecessors. Find out what we know about The Boys season 4 before its June arrival.

Best supernatural series on Prime Video


Seasons: 15
RT score: 93% (critics); 72% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

Supernatural needs no introduction. But, for anyone who might have been living under a rock for the last 15 years, there are multiple reasons it's made its way onto our best Prime Video series list.

For one, it's just really good. The dark fantasy show, which comes from The Boys' Eric Kripke, is equal parts funny, heartbreaking, dramatic, and action-packed. And, with charismatic leads in the form of Jensen Ackles and Jared Palacki as the Winchester twins – siblings who travel across the US hunting evil supernatural beings – it's got all the ingredients to be a surefire hit among the 18-25 demographic.

Unsurprisingly, Supernatural did just that. Running for 15 seasons (comprising 327 episodes), it lit up original network The CW, drawing in millions of viewers in the process. It's still incredibly popular to this day, too, with Ackles and Palacki quizzed about the series at various conventions across the globe.

Best thriller series on Prime Video

The Consultant

Seasons: 1
RT score: 79% (critics); 57% (audience)
Age rating: 15-plus

Billed as a twisted comedy-thriller, The Consultant stars Christoph Waltz as Regus Patoff, the newly-installed consultant of CompWare, an app-based company. When the mysterious and somewhat sinister individual starts asking his employees to perform tasks outside of their remit, though, it's up to CompWare's staff to decide how far they'll go in the pursuit of greatness.

With shades of hit Apple TV Plus shows Severance and Mythic Quest, The Consultant should fill the workplace genre void in your life. Waltz delivers another suitably outstanding performance as the enigmatic Patoff, while there's enough payoff from the show's other elements to make it worth watching.

Jack Ryan

Seasons: 4
RT score: 77% (critics); 73% (audience)
Age rating: TV-14

This politically charged action thriller has been a fairly good hit for Amazon, thanks in part to John Krazinski's charismatic and fun take on the titular CIA analyst.

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

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

The Terminal List

Seasons: 1
RT score: 40% (critics); 94% (audience)
Age rating: 18-plus

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 by-the-numbers show that doesn't deliver thrills beyond what viewers have seen before. Others praised Pratt's performance, the show's action sequences, and its thematic resonance. It's been renewed for a second season and a prequel, so it must have done something right.

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