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The 100 best series to watch on Amazon Prime Video – The Sun

A serial killer is loose on Carnival Row and the government continually turns a blind eye to the deaths of the lower class citizens.

But these aren’t your typical unfortunates – this fantasy series tracks a city filled with fairies, satyrs and other whimsical beasts, who have sought refuge in the human world.

A hard investigator – Ryancroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom) is the only person who is willing to stop the murders and maintain a semblance of peace.

However, he is caught off guard when a refugee called Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevigne) forces him to reckon with a past he desperately wants to forget.

Carnival Row is expected to return for season 2 in 2021.

Miriam ”Midge” Maisel is a content wife and mother whose life takes an unexpected turn when she discovers she has a talent for stand-up comedy

Mrs Maisel takes viewers on  a journey through the 1950s where she cements a career for herself against the odds, given the absence of women in the comedy space.

The show has three seasons out now, with a fourth expected to drop in 2021.
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 87%

Micheal Sheen and David Tennant‘s chemistry works wonders in adaptation that stays faithful to the book of the same name.

The series consists of just six episodes, meaning the dedicated could get through it in one sitting.

Tennant plays demon Crowley, who is a longtime friend of angel Azirpaphale, played by Sheen.

They’ve grown to love their lives on Earth representing heaven and hell respectively, however they have to prevent the coming of the Antichrist and with it the end of the world in the final battle on Earth.

A caseworker by the name of Heidi (Julia Roberts) delves into her past at the Homecoming Transitional Support Centre, an organisation that helps soldiers transition back into civilian life.

There she meets Walter Cruz (Stephen James), whose eager to begin the next phase of his life after a traumatic stint in the military.

The overseer of the centre, Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale), has dubious motives, prompting Heidi to leave and start a new life.

Four years later she is struggling to fight the demons of her past and a trip down memory lane gives way to a killer twist.

There are two seasons of Homecoming available now, but whether or not there will be a third or not remains unconfirmed.

The series is set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System.

It follows a disparate band of antiheroes – United Nations Security Council member Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), ship’s officer James Holden (Steven Strait) and his crew.

They unwittingly unravel and place themselves at the center of a conspiracy which threatens the system’s fragile state of cold war.

With five full seasons out now, The Expanse is ripe for a binge.
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 95%

9. Empire 

This family are fighting to save their hip-hop empire

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This family are fighting to save their hip-hop empireCredit: Amazon Prime

Taraji P. Henson plays the ex-wife of a music mogul who wants to plan for the future of his empire.

Their three sons battle it out in order to become the next heir to the hip-hop throne.

The mess family drama is followed by the bloodlines secrets and scandals being brought to the forefront.

With six seasons available now, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 84%

10. Scandal

Kerry Washington stars as Oliva Pope in Scandal

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Kerry Washington stars as Oliva Pope in ScandalCredit: 2016 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington.

The show takes place in Washington, D.C. and focuses on Olivia Pope’s crisis management firm, Olivia Pope & Associates (OPA), and its staff, as well as staff at The White House and surrounding political scene.

However, Olivia will come to realise her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Scandal concluded with season 7 back in 2017.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 74%

11. This Is Us

This Is Us will warm your heart and leave you in tears

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This Is Us will warm your heart and leave you in tearsCredit: Amazon Prime

Mandy Moore is a part of the Pearson family as they tell the story of generations that came before them in this emotional drama. During moments of heartache and joy, parents Jack and Rebecca’s past is relieved.

Meanwhile triplets Kate, Randall and Kevin discover the deeper meaning of their lives.

Kate’s journey to self love, Kevin’s pursuit of a meaningful career and Randall’s search for information are at the centre of this plot.

With five seasons out now, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 85%

12. Criminal Minds

Follow the specialist FBI unit as they find the most dangerous serial killers

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Follow the specialist FBI unit as they find the most dangerous serial killersCredit: Amazon Prime

A thriller TV drama based on the FBI’s Behavioural Analysis Unit who profile criminals in order to solve crimes.

The drama relies on the different aspects of the team which includes young genius Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler)  and experienced leaders who have changed throughout the seasons.

They refer to the person they’re investigating as an ‘Unsub’ which is an unknown subject.

Unlike other crime dramas that usually focus on science, this series focuses on deductive analysis like Sherlock Holmes.

With a whopping 15 seasons available, Criminal Minds will certainly keep you busy.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 87%

13. Grey’s Anatomy 

Will these five interns survive the difficult life in the ER and surgery?

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Will these five interns survive the difficult life in the ER and surgery?Credit: Amazon Prime

If medical drama’s are your thing then this top of the league drama is one for you.

Shonda Rhimes wrote the story revolving around the lives and mistakes of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

With their professional careers just beginning, there’s no shortage of drama with the junior doctors, or the senior ones.

Starring Patrick Dempsey, Katherine Heigl and Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh.

With a whopping 17 seasons available, Grey’s Anatomy will certainly keep you busy.

 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 80%

14. New Amsterdam

Dr. Goodwin tries to bring the hospital back to life

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Dr. Goodwin tries to bring the hospital back to lifeCredit: Amazon Prime

A new medical director switches things up at America’s oldest public hospital.

Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) sets out to tear down the bureaucracy and provide the best care but the doctors and staff aren’t sure he’ll succeed.

Dr. Goodwin disrupts the status quo in order to breathe new life into the underfunded hospital and return it to its former glory.

New Amsertdam is currently airing its third season.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 80%

15. Lucifer

Can this handsome devil succeed in helping catch criminals?

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Can this handsome devil succeed in helping catch criminals?Credit: Amazon Prime

The devil (Tom Ellis) tires of life in hell and decides to take up residence in the City of Angels in this dark comedy.

During his meddlings on Earth, where he tries to blend in with mortals, he aids the LAPD in rounding up evil wrongdoers.

This TV adaptation of the comic book shows the devil in many forms.

Season 5 will continue later this year.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 87%

16. The Wilds

A group of teenage girls find themselves stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash

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A group of teenage girls find themselves stranded on a deserted island after a plane crashCredit: Amazon

A group of teenage girls are on an aeroplane when it crashes into the ocean while en route to Hawaii for the Dawn of Eve program, a young women’s empowerment retreat.

They survive the crash but now they are all stranded on a deserted island, which forces them work together and survive as castaways and learn secrets from each other.

However, they are unaware that the plane crash was orchestrated by the head of Dawn of Eve program in Hawaii and are subjects of a social experiment.

The Wilds was renewed for season 2 shortly after it was released late in 2020.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 86%

17. Tales from the Loop 

This machine is far from ordinary farm equipment

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This machine is far from ordinary farm equipmentCredit: Amazon Prime

Tales from the Loop follows the story of townspeople who live above The Loop.

The Loop is a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries that lie in the universe.

It goes beyond the realm of science fiction.

Amazon are yet to confirm if there will be a second season.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 74%

18. The Outsider 

Stephen King inspires another supernatural screamer

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Stephen King inspires another supernatural screamerCredit: Amazon Prime

Investigators are dumbfounded over an unspeakable crime that’s been committed.

What seems to be a straightforward case has supernatural edges coming into play.

The series is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 84%

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19. Alex Rider

The series is based on the spy novels by Anthony Horowitz

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The series is based on the spy novels by Anthony HorowitzCredit: Amazon Prime/YouTube

Alex Rider is an eight episode thriller based on Point Blanc, the second book in the long-running series of spy novels by Anthony Horowitz.

The story begins with Alex being recruited by MI6 to investigate the mysterious death of his uncle, going undercover at a remote boarding school that claims to straighten out rebellious children of the super rich.

Alex Rider will return for a second season later this year.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 86%

20. Alias

Alias starred Jennifer Garner

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Alias starred Jennifer GarnerCredit: check copyright

An American action thriller series starring Jennifer Garner as CIA double agent Sydney Bristow.

The five season show sees Sydney battle the bad guys while trying to keep her job a secret from friends and family.

The TV show also starred Melissa George and Bradley Cooper.

With five full seasons available to stream, this is the perfect binge watch.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 85%

21. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Dr. Jack Ryan no longer works the desk job he signed up to at the CIA

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Dr. Jack Ryan no longer works the desk job he signed up to at the CIACredit: Amazon Prime

The TV series is based off of Tom Clancy‘s ”Ryanverse”, which is a fictional web television series.

The first season follows a CIA analyst who is thrown into the field after discovering some suspicious bank transfers carried out by an extremist terrorist called Suleiman.

John Krasinki stars as Dr Jack Ryan.

Production on season 3 remains underway, with no confirmed release date.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 72%

22. The 100

100 prisoners are exiled to Earth after the planet was destroyed by a nuclear war

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100 prisoners are exiled to Earth after the planet was destroyed by a nuclear warCredit: Amazon Prime

Dystopian drama about the 100 remaining people who are sent to earth after its destruction.

Juvenile prisoners from a space station are exiled after the planet is destroyed by a nuclear war.

Once they reach Earth they must fight for survival and even discover that they might not be completely alone.

The 100 came to an end with its seventh season last year.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 92%

23. Lost

Survival instincts come into play for these plane crash survivors

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Survival instincts come into play for these plane crash survivorsCredit: Amazon Prime

Forty-eight passengers onboard a passenger jet are the only ones to survive when the plane crash lands on an island.

The island in question is scary in it’s own way and the trauma that all the passengers have to face doesn’t help either.

The 45 have to put up with each other, predators and many more obstacles so it begs the question of what the future holds for them.

Lost came to a controversial end with season 6 back in 2010.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 92%

24. My Spy

This CIA agent got more than he bargained for when a child foils his operation

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This CIA agent got more than he bargained for when a child foils his operationCredit: Amazon Prime

Dave Bautista stars as a CIA operative who finds himself being softened by the presence of a 9-year-old girl.

After being sent to surveil Sophie (Chloe Coleman) and her family, he is discovered when the witty youngster finds all his cameras.

In an attempt to get her to keep his secret, he trains her to be a spy at her request. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 62%

 

25. The Boys

What happens when superheroes don't want to use their powers for the good of humanity?

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What happens when superheroes don’t want to use their powers for the good of humanity?Credit: Amazon Prime

A dark take on what superheroes using their abilities for self-interest rather than the greater good looks like.

The powerless face off against the powerful as a dynamic duo embark on a quest to expose the truth about The Seven – the leading squad of superheroes backed by a multibillion dollar conglomerate.

Expect plenty of gore and graphic sex scenes in this decidedly adult approach to the genre.

There are two seasons of The Boys out now, with a third currently in production.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 94%

26. The Tick

Will the annoying insect be helpful?

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Will the annoying insect be helpful?Credit: Amazon Prime

Another superhero series where fantastical powers have been real for decades and an underdog accountant answers a call to action when he realises the city he lives in is owned by a super villain who was long-thought dead.

Enlisting the help of a strange blue superhero, The Tick, he fights to uncover the conspiracy, with all manner of hilarious diversions along the way.

With a blend of slapstick and satire, The Tick is perfect feel good viewing.

The Tick came to an end with season 2 in 2019.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 93%

27. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson find themselves awakened to superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another

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Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson find themselves awakened to superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one anotherCredit: Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani

Two teens who strike up a romance discover that they have special powers that complement each other’s.

Tandy (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone (Aubrey Joseph) star as teenagers who come from very different backgrounds but discover that one life-changing event has the power to merge them together like never before.

The youngsters use their powers to try and fix some of what’s wrong with the world.

Cloak & Dagger was cancelled after its second season  back in 2019.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 87%

28. Hanna

An extraordinary young girl fights to keep her secret from a pesky CIA agent

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An extraordinary young girl fights to keep her secret from a pesky CIA agentCredit: Amazon Prime

A re-imagining of a 2011 film, the series follows an extraordinary young girl who was raised in a forest as she tries to escape the clutches of an off the book CIA agent, who tries to find the truth behind who she is.

With remarkable stunts, beautiful locations and a decidedly eccentric script, there’s a lot to love about this unconventional action series.

There are two seasons of Hanna out now, with a third currently in production.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 82%

29. Future Man

This janitor has world turned upside down after winning at a video game

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This janitor has world turned upside down after winning at a video gameCredit: Amazon Prime

A janitor has his life turned upside down when he has to save the Earth from alien invaders.

Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson) successfully completes an unbeatable video game and is visited by the two main characters who need him to fight the Biotic wars in the real world.

The trio travel through time in order to save the future.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 91%

30. Smallville 

A young Clark Kent battle teenage life

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A young Clark Kent battle teenage lifeCredit: Amazon Prime

Based on the DC Comics Superman character.

A young Clark Kent is struggling to find his place in the world.

He learns that he has to harness his power in order to do good and deals with the general trials and tribulations of being a troubled teenager.

The action in Smallville, Kansas hence the title of the series. 

With a whopping ten seasons, there’s plenty of Smallville to sink your teeth into.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 81%

 

31. New Girl

Jess and the gangs antics will have everyone laughing

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Jess and the gangs antics will have everyone laughingCredit: Amazon Prime
With seven seasons and a bunch of laughs, this feel good series follows school teacher Jess (Zooey Deschanel), who moves into a new apartment with three guys who are trying to get their own lives together.

Balancing careers, various romances and life’s struggles, there’s nothing like the chaos that follows the bunch around.

With five seasons of New Girl out now, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 82%

32. Cougar Town

Courteney Cox starred as a woman with a taste for younger men

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Courteney Cox starred as a woman with a taste for younger menCredit: Handout

Friends favourite Courteney Cox leads the cast in this funny take on life after marriage for a woman in her 40s.

Jules is raising her son Travis while trying to navigate dating – mostly younger men.

The cast also includes Busy Philipps and Josh Hopkins.

With six seasons of Cougar Town out now, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 89%

33. Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty has been described as'ahead of it's time'

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Ugly Betty has been described as ‘ahead of it’s time’Credit: Amazon Prime

Life after university is tough, and Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) knows this first hand.

Desperately trying to make it in the fashion world, she arrives at Vogue-inspired Meade Publications to find a job. After initially being turned away she is welcomed in as a secretary to editor-in-chief and playboy Daniel (Eric Mebius).

Other standout stars include Vanessa Williams as evil Wilhelmina Slater and Ana Ortis as Betty’s loyal and feisty sister Hilda Suerez.

Ugly Betty came to an end with season 4 back in 2010.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 85%

34. Modern Family

Follow this comedic family as they battle what life has to throw at them and each other on occasion

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Follow this comedic family as they battle what life has to throw at them and each other on occasionCredit: Amazon Prime

This eccentric family will have everyone in fits of laughter as they battle everyday realities as well as each other.

Featuring three separate families who are tight knit, yet still have lots to learn about each other, the show balances silliness with a lot of heart.

It also explores the changing societal norms during the 2010’s and has been met with critical acclaim for its handling of different issues in a lighthearted way. With Sofia Vergara, Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter.
Modern Family came to an emotional end last year after a whopping 11 seasons.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 86%

35. The Office

Follow Steve Carroll on this wild office journey

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Follow Steve Carroll on this wild office journeyCredit: Amazon Prime

Based on the British Comedy of the same name, this sitcom is told through the lens of a documentary.

Filled with gossip, pranks, romance and general chaos of a small branch called Dunder-Muffin Paper Co.

Scranton, Pennsylvania sets the scene where it  shows the highs and lows of working life. 

Starring Steve Carell, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling and John Krasinki

With a whopping nine seasons out now, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 92%

36. Black-ish 

Being called'black-ish' is never a compliment, and that's what dad Dre is trying to teach his children

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Being called ‘black-ish’ is never a compliment, and that’s what dad Dre is trying to teach his childrenCredit: Amazon Prime

A successful family man has to worry about his four children after fearing they are losing touch with their black culture.

Raising them in an affluent, mostly white neighbourhood wasn’t a problem before he realises that their cultural identity is slowly changing.

Trying to find the balance between too much assimilation and just enough, Dre (Anthony Anderson) sets out to help them regain a sense of culture in his family.

Also starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi and Marsai Martin. 

With a whopping seven seasons out now, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 91%

37. The Bold Type 

The highs and lows of being a millennial women

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The highs and lows of being a millennial womenCredit: Amazon Prime

Working at a women’s magazine, these three friends try and navigate love and friendship together.

The three best friends – Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens), Kat Edison (Aisha Dee) and Sutton Brandy (Meghan Fahy) work for the fictional magazine Scarlet, which is spearheaded by Jacqeline Carlyle (Melora Hardin). 

The trio shows the life of millennial women in a comedic fashion.

The series is inspired by former Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles. 

The Bold Type will air its fifth and final season later this year.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 90%

38. Desperate Housewives

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Following her suicide Mary-Alice Young keeps tabs on her friends and family that she left behind in a small suburban town.

The fictional Wisteria Lane sets the scene for the four housewives who all harbour a dirty secret or two.

Eva Longoria stars alongside Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Nicollette Sheridan in this scandal filled series.

With a whopping 8 seasons, Desperate Housewives is perfect TV binge materials.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 88%

39. Parks and Recreation 

Pictured: (l-r) Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Chris Pratt as Andy

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Pictured: (l-r) Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Chris Pratt as AndyCredit: NBC

This American mockumentary series follows the department of Pawnee, Ind. 

Leslie Knope (Amy Pehler) tries her best to liven up the office in Indiana. 

Also starring Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe. 

From the creators of The Office

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 91%

40. Upload

The world of VR like you've never known it before

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The world of VR like you’ve never known it beforeCredit: Amazon Prime

In 2033, human beings are able to upload themselves into a virtual reality afterlife that is chosen by them.

This American satire web series follows Nora (Andy Allo) who lives in Brooklyn and works customer service for the luxurious afterlife service.

When an LA party boy Nathan (Robbie Amell) crashes into Nora’s VR world via his high maintenance girlfriend, things get interesting. 

Created by Greg Daniels who also created The Office

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 90 %

41. A Very English Scandal

The drama follows politician Jeremy Thorpe

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The drama follows politician Jeremy ThorpeCredit: BBC

A Very English Scandal is an outrageous family drama based around the Jeremy Thorpe scandal and more than 15 years worth of events leading up to it.

Following the events from 1976 to 1979, the drama sees the then leader of the Liberal party try his best to hide his homosexuality after it was been decriminalised.

Starring the likes of Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Alex Jennings and David Bamber – the iconic British cast is full of familiar faces.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 97%

42. One Mississippi

Tig stars as herself in the drama

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Tig stars as herself in the dramaCredit: Amazon

The Amazon original dark comedy is based on the events of the comic series American comic Tig Notaro’s life story.

Starring as a Los Angeles radio host with the same name, Tig is dealing with health issues, including recovering from a double mastectomy.

When her mum becomes really unwell, Tig returns to her home town of Mississippi where she is forced to confront a hilarious (albeit painful) set of truths about her family. 

In order to heal, physically and mentally, Tig must reconnect with her roots.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 96%

 

 

43. Catfish

Nev and Max help people who think they are being catfished

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Nev and Max help people who think they are being catfishedCredit: Amazon Prime

According to the Oxford Dictionary the definition of ”Catfish” is as follows: “Someone who pretends on social media to be someone different, in order to trick or attract other people.”

Dating online is now the norm, however not everyone is who they seem to be online.

Nev Schulman and Max Joseph follow some of the wildest stories of cat-fishing around America.

These are the stories of people being conned out of love and money from people they have never met.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 77 %

44. ALL or NOTHING: Manchester City

An insight into one of football's most skilled teams

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An insight into one of football’s most skilled teamsCredit: Amazon Prime

This behind the scenes look at one of the richest football clubs in modern days is not one to miss.

The documentary offers an insight into one of the most attractive teams in European football.

It looks back at their record breaking season where Manchester City won the Premier League in 2018-19.

The series also looks at other sports teams including: Leeds United, The Philadelphia eagles, New Zealand All Blacks and the Brazil National team.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: N/A

45. BuzzFeed: Unsolved 

Shane and Ryan decide to disrupt unruly spirits in their hunt for answers to unsolved cases

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Shane and Ryan decide to disrupt unruly spirits in their hunt for answers to unsolved casesCredit: Amazon Prime

If you’re a fan of true crime and ghosts then this series is definitely one to put on the watchlist.

Ryan and Shane discuss unsolved crimes, haunted place and possible demonic presences within homes.

However, the humorous spin the pair take make it amusing and pure comedy gold. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: N/A

 

46. Little Fires Everywhere

Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon deliver stunning performances in Little Fires Everywhere
Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon deliver stunning performances in Little Fires Everywhere

If there’s a Big Little Lies hole in your life, then gripping mystery Little Fires Everywhere will definitely keep you happy.

Also starring Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon in another mystery drama about a seemingly perfect suburban family, the critically acclaimed drama also stars Kerry Washington.

Based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere tells the story of “the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.”

There are currently not offirical plans for a second season of Little Fires Everywhere.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 79%

 

47. Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius faces his day in court
Oscar Pistorius faces his day in courtCredit: Amazon

A true crime story that gripped the world’s attention when a Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, shot his glamorous model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp to death in 2012.

The film explores the tragedy of Reeva Steenkamp’s death alongside a look at South Africa‘s turbulent society and has been described as “a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions”.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: N/A

 

48. The Bureau

The Bureau is an unbelievably gripping French spy series
The Bureau is an unbelievably gripping French spy seriesCredit: Stéphanie Branchu/Amazon

Based on real accounts and inspired by contemporary events, the French spy thriller follows the daily lives and missions of members of the country’s external security service – France‘s equivalent of the CIA. It focuses on intelligence officer Guillaume Debailly, code named “Malotru,” who is mysteriously recalled to Paris after spending six years under cover in Syria.

Described as “meticulously researched” the two seasons of this captivating thriller are almost impossible not to binge watch in one weekend.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 96%

49. Casual

Casual is a show about dating like no other
Casual is a show about dating like no other

Dating is hard and dating is awkward, especially if you’ve just moved in with your newly divorced sister and teenage daughter who is also entering the dating pool for the first time.

That’s exactly what happens in the hilarious comedy Casual, when bachelor Alex Cole moves in with sister Valerie and her daughter.

Each one seems to have only casual relationships (hence the show’s title): Valerie because she’s newly divorced and trying to have fun; Alex because he’s sort of a stereotypical bachelor who has yet to really grow up; and Laura, because she’s a teenager.

But the new living arrangement turns out to be a learning experience for everyone that lead to moments of hilarity.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 92%

50. Mr Robot

Rami Malek in his breakthrough role as Elliot on Mr Robot
Rami Malek in his breakthrough role as Elliot on Mr RobotCredit: USA Network

Starring Oscar winner Rami Malek in his breakout role, Mr Robot is a mind bending tech thriller.

Rami plays Elliot, a cyber-security engineer suffering from anxiety, who works for a big corporation by day and hacks felons by night.

Panic strikes him after Mr Robot (Christian Slater), a cryptic anarchist, recruits him all debt records by encrypting the financial data of E Corp, the largest conglomerate in the world.

Mr Robot came to an end with season 4 back in 2019.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 94%

51. Wacky Races Series One

Wacky Races features Dick Dastardly and his pals

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Wacky Races features Dick Dastardly and his pals

This childhood cartoon flick is suitable for both young and old – and will give parents the ultimate throwback.

Join the likes of Dick Dastardly and Penelope Pitstop as they take on a variety of routes and challenges, including the Scout Scatter and Missouri Dash.

The first series, released back in 1968, is entitled Dastardly and Friends.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: No score listed – but we guarantee it’s great.

52. Liar Season One

Liar stars actress Joanne Froggatt in a gritty rape plotline

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Liar stars actress Joanne Froggatt in a gritty rape plotline

Fans of this series will already have scooted forward to the end of season two on BBC but for those who missed this hard-hitting drama from the inception, it’s re-capped on Amazon Prime.

It tells the gritty story of the sexual assault of Laura Nielsen and the uncertainty and allegations which follow.

The web of lies slowly becomes untangled through the series, with the identity of the rapist finally confirmed.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 38%

53. The Forsyte Saga Season One

The Forsyte Saga is a TV adaptation of John Galsworth's books

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The Forsyte Saga is a TV adaptation of John Galsworth’s books

This British TV drama series tells the tales of three generations of one upper-class family, from the 1870’s.

It stars Damien Lewis, Gina McKee and Rupert Graves as high profile stars though both instalments, initially adapted by Granada TV for ITV.

Season one portrays the first two books of John Galsworth’s trilogy.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 86%

54. The L-Word Season One

The L Word tells the tale of a group of lesbian mates living in LA

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The L Word tells the tale of a group of lesbian mates living in LA

The initial series introduces viewers to a group of lesbian mates living in Los Angeles who tackle sometimes taboo subjects like same sex parenting and gender confusion.

Giggles guaranteed throughout.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 73%

55. The Saint Season One

English actor Roger Moore plays Simon Templar in the television series The Saint

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English actor Roger Moore plays Simon Templar in the television series The Saint

Take a trip back in time to this 1960 series featuring Simon Templar as The Saint, a character played by none other than James Bond actor, Roger Moore.

In slight Robin Hood-fashion, he steals from the rich to give to the poor.

Yet the difference with this savvy do-good criminal is he siphons a portion of the profits for himself.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: None as yet.

56. Outlander

Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743

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Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743Credit: �2019 Starz Entertainment, LLC

Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

While she is there, she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life comes under serious threat.

She is forced to marry Jamie, a very chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior and passionate affair ensues that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

The Outlander series spins the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure into one epic tale.

With five seasons of Outlander out now and a sixth on the way, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 91%

57. Haunted State

The filmmakers are investigating paranormal claims inside a bar that dates all the way back to 1899

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The filmmakers are investigating paranormal claims inside a bar that dates all the way back to 1899

This is a multi-part docuseries which has been filmed over one year and follows a team of filmmakers.

They have set out to uncover historic elements behind various locations and investigate their paranormal idiosyncrasies.

They are investigating paranormal claims inside a bar that dates all the way back to 1899.

After the film team uncovers some amazing evidence, they return to follow up at Nelsen’s Hall.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: Not yet available

58. Orphan Black

Orphan Black stars Tatiana Maslany in several roles

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Orphan Black stars Tatiana Maslany in several roles

Orphan Black is a dark sci-fi thriller, which depicts Sarah Manning’s journey – played by Tatiana Maslany – after she witnesses the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Sarah assumes her identity and goes on to learn there are more clones of her.

All of the clones are part of an illegal human cloning experiment at the Dyad Institute.

Sarah and her biological twin, Helena, seek to kill all of the clones. But someone is out to kill her too.

Orphan Black came to an end in 2017 with its fifth and final season.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 93%

59. Vikings

The series tells the story of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family

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The series tells the story of Ragnar’s band of Viking brothers and his familyCredit: History
Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok the greatest hero of his age.

The series tells the sagas of Ragnar’s band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes.

As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods, legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

Vikings came to an end with its sixth season last year.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 93%

60. Work In Progress: Season One

Theo Germaine as Chris and Abby McEnany as Abby in Work in Progress

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Theo Germaine as Chris and Abby McEnany as Abby in Work in ProgressCredit: Amazon

A self-identified queer lesbian embarks on an existential life evaluation before meeting Chris.

He whisks her off to a “queer wonderland” yet things aren’t all they appear to be.

The comedy tracks their friendship through everything including a Dolly Parton concert and being put in a trance.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 67%

61. Pete The Cat: Series Two

Pete The Cat season 2 is now on Amazon Prime

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Pete The Cat season 2 is now on Amazon PrimeCredit: Amazon

The striking blue-coloured Pete The Cat is back for a second series showing viewers just how to have fun in life.

Artist James Dean’s long-legged creation is based on a series of books with the same name.

Expect a series songs to accompany the furry friend’s antics, too.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: No rating, but this is great for kids.

62. Annie Oakley: Season One

Annie Oakley provides a good old 50's throwback

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Annie Oakley provides a good old 50’s throwbackCredit: Rex Features
Rewind to the black and white telly days with this 1950’s classic, newly available on Amazon Prime.
It showcases a fictional account of life in the Wild West, set in the quiet town of Diablo.

Yet sharp-shooter Annie her brother, Tagg, are set to cause havoc for outlaws who arrive in town.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: No rating, but good for the nostalgia factor.

63. Saints and Sinners: Series One

There's something strange going down at the Saints and Sinners church

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There’s something strange going down at the Saints and Sinners church

This 2016 TV series doesn’t exactly depict the church in a favourable light.

Instead, the American prime time series, first released in 2016, hones in on a southern church at the heart of greed, corruption and murder.

The first season features eight episodes and stars Vanessa Bell Calloway among others.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: No rating as yet.

64. The Grand Tour

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May host The Grand Tour

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May host The Grand TourCredit: AMAZON PRIME

The Grand Tour is a British motoring television series created by Jeremy ClarksonRichard HammondJames May.

The trio talk all things cars and do things such as car reviews and timed laps, motoring challenges and races, studio segments, and celebrity guests.

Their latest special episode hit the streaming platform in December 2020 called The Grand Tour: A Massive Hut, where they take on the difficult terrain of Madagascar.

Next the lads are headed to Scotland, with their mini adventure set to drop later this year.
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 89%

65. The Handmaid’s Tale

How will June cope with living under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship?

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How will June cope with living under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship?

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

A religion-based autocracy has taken over most of the United States, renaming the country Gilead.

In this country women are seen as nothing but second-class citizens – but June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) manages to shake the brutal regime to its core.

The Handmaid’s Tale‘s fourth season is expected to drop later in 2021.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 78%

66. The Fall

Will Sean meet his demise?

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Will Sean meet his demise?

Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Gillian Anderson plays a British detective summoned to Belfast to solve a high-profile murder.

She goes toe to toe with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast.

The only thing they share is their common complexity.

The fall came to an end with season 3 back in 2016.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 87%

67. Preacher

Dominic Cooper stars as hard-drinking, chain-smoking preacher Jesse Custer

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Dominic Cooper stars as hard-drinking, chain-smoking preacher Jesse CusterCredit: Avalon.red

Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) is a hard-drinking, chain-smoking preacher who, enduring a crisis of faith, becomes infused with an extraordinary power.

Keen to find out more, he embarks on a quest to better understand his new gift and literally find God.

How he is not alone, as he is accompanied by his trigger-happy ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and new vampire friend, Cassidy.

Preacher came to an end with its fourth and final season in 2019.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 83%

68. The Good Fight

The show takes place after the conclusion of The Good Wife

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The show takes place after the conclusion of The Good Wife

The show begins one year after the events of the final episode of The Good Wife.

In the new series, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s savings.

Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s preeminent law firms.

The Good Wife came to an end with season 7 back in 2016.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 78%

69. Absentia

Stana Katic stars as Emily Bryne in Absentia

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Stana Katic stars as Emily Bryne in AbsentiaCredit: 2017 Sony Pictures Television

An FBI Agent tracking a Boston serial killer vanishes, and is declared dead.

Six years later, she is found in a cabin in the woods, with no memory of what happened during the time she went missing.

She comes back to a husband who has remarried, and whose wife is raising her son. She will have to navigate in her new reality, and she will soon find herself implicated in a new series of murders.

There are three full seasons out now, with rumours of a fourth arriving later this year.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 76%

70. Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing is a superhero love story with a twist

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Swamp Thing is a superhero love story with a twist

Swamp Thing is based on the DC Comics series of the same name and was released on Amazon Prime in 2019.

Abby Arcane returns home to Marais, Louisiana, to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, where she develops a bond with disgraced scientist Alec Holland.

After Holland tragically dies, Abby discovers the mysteries of the swamp and that Holland may not be dead after all when a mysterious creature claims to be him.

Swamp Thing was cancelled after its first season.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 73%

71. Utopia

Utopia first aired as a UK series

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Utopia first aired as a UK series

Utopia tracks a group of comic fans who unearth a conspiracy of epic proportions.

Together, Becky (Ashleigh LaThrop), Ian (Dan Byrd), Samantha (Jessica Rothe), Wilson (Desmin Borges) and Grant (Javon “Wanna” Walton) unearth hidden meanings cloaked within the pages of “Utopia,” predicting threats to humanity.

They realise these are not just the makings of a conspiracy; they are very real dangers coming alive right now in their world.

The group embarks on a high-stakes adventure, bringing them face-to-face with the comic’s famed central character, Jessica Hyde (Sasha Lane), who joins them on their mission to save the world while harbouring secrets of her own.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: N/A

72. Truth Seekers

Starring Nick Frost, Malcolm McDowell, Samson Kayo, Susan Wokoma, Emma D’Arcy and Simon Pegg, Truth Seekers is a supernatural comedy drama series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see.

It marks the first series Pegg and Frost have acted in together since cult hit Space aired 19 years ago.

If spoof horror is your thing and you loved Shaun of the Dead, you’re on to a winner here.

Truth Seekers was cancelled after its first series.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: N/A

73. Stargirl

Courtney Whitmore – aka Stargirl – is smart, athletic and above all else, kind.

This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speed bump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California, to Blue Valley, Nebraska.

Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero.

Borrowing the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.

Stargirl will return with a second season later this year.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 81%

74. All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur

All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur is a sports documentary series focusing on the 2019–20 season of the London football club Tottenham Hotspur.

It chronicles a difficult season for the club, beginning with the sacking of the Mauricio Pochettino as manager who was replaced by José Mourinho, and the attempt by Mourinho to guide the team in an ultimately unfulfilling season interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is part of the All or Nothing docuseries with the first three episodes released on 31 August 2020 on Amazon Prime, and further episodes released on 7 September and 14 September.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 81%

75. Fleabag

Phoebe Waller-Bridge stars in Fleabag

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge stars in FleabagCredit: BBC Press Handout

Phoebe Waller-Bridge leads the cast in this award-winning British comedy drama about a dry-witted woman navigating London life, grief, love and relationships.

The series is based on Waller-Bridge’s one woman show of the same name which premiered at the National Theatre in 2013.

Adrew Scott, Sian Clifford and Olivia Colman also star.

Both of the show’s two seasons are available to view.

Flebag came to an end after two series, despite countless calls for a third.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 93%

76. Take Us Home: Leeds United

The rising fortunes of Leeds United are explored

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The rising fortunes of Leeds United are exploredCredit: Amazon Prime

Every twist and turn of Leeds United’s fortunes since the start of the 2018/19 season is profiled in this docuseries voiced by lifelong Leeds fan, actor Russell Crowe.

The first six episodes were released in August 2019 and followed manager Marcelo Bielsa‘s first season in charge.

In September 2020, two new 45-minute fly-on-the-wall episodes document the team’s historic return to the Premier League.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: N/A

77. The Walking Dead: World Beyond

A group of youngsters lead the action in the latest Walking Dead spinoff

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A group of youngsters lead the action in the latest Walking Dead spinoffCredit: © 2019 AMC Film Holdings LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Fans of The Walking Dead will be happy to indulge in this new spin-off from the makers of the original post-apocalyptic horror series.

With showrunner Matthew Negrete at the helm, the action centres on the life of the first generation to come of age during the unprecedented time.

With two female protagonists leading the series, it takes place in Nebraska ten years after the apocalypse.

Cast includes Alexa Mansour as Hope, Aliyah Royale as Iris, Hal Cumpston as Silas and Nicolas Cantu as Elton.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond will return for a second series, with a release predicted late in 2021.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: N/A

78. Fernando Alonso

Fans are given an insight into F1 legend Fernando Alonso's life

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Fans are given an insight into F1 legend Fernando Alonso’s lifeCredit: Amazon Prime

A five-part documentary series focusing on the F1 legend who recently announced his expected return to Formula One next season.

Cameras follow the two-time Formula One World Champion in the last year of his career.

Everything from his participation in circuits like Indianapolis 500, Le Mans 24 hours and the Dakar Rally in January is shown on screen.

Alonso provides the voiceover to the series which gives fans a glimpse into his inner circle.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: N/A

79. Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys

If you’re already a fan of the dark superhero series Inside The Boys is the go to for an extra helping.

Cast, crew and special guests join host Aisha Tyler to discuss scenes from the main show.

Appearances in season one include Karl Urban (Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie), Antony Starr (Homelander), Erin Moriarty (Starlight), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk), Tomer Capon (Frenchie), Karen Fukuhara (Kimiko), and showrunner Eric Kripke.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 81%

80. The Looming Tower

Jeff Daniels in The Looming Tower
Jeff Daniels in The Looming TowerCredit: Hulu

Jeff Daniels continues his turn as dramatic actor in this gripping series which charts the rise of Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

The tense drama covers the multiple blunders and secrecy of the US’ leading intelligence agencies which ultimately could have prevented the devastating 9/11 attacks in New York and on the Pentagon.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 88%

81. Catastrophe

Catastrophe follows Sharon and Rob in their unlikely relationship

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Catastrophe follows Sharon and Rob in their unlikely relationshipCredit: Channel 4

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan write and star in Catastophe, a romantic comedy following an Irish woman and American man in London.

Having spent the weekend together, and hope to go separate ways, finding out Sharon is pregnant ruins their plans and forces them together.

As they struggle with their family life, trying to make their relationship work, the series follow the ups and downs of a long term relationship.

Also starring alongside the pair are Broadchurch star Julie Hesmondhalgh and Sex and the City’s Chris Noth, as trusty friends who attempt to help them navigate their new life. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 92%

82. The Great Greek Myths

The Ancient Greek Gods had so much drama they would rival any major soap
The Ancient Greek Gods had so much drama they would rival any major soapCredit: Amazon

Tales of love, sex, power, betrayal, heinous crimes, unbearable separations, atrocious revenge, and metamorphoses – the poetic force of the myths has crossed the centuries.

Using animation, combined with historical art, pictures, narration and sculpture, this stunning series documents the unbelievable stories of the Gods cursed with feeling human emotions.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: N/A

83. This Is Me

This Is Me gives an insight into the lives of transgender people
This Is Me gives an insight into the lives of transgender peopleCredit: Amazon

This Is Me is a great docu-series which helps to highlight the difficulties many transgender people face everyday. Every episode introduces trans people telling their own personal stories.

Covering a wide variety of backgrounds, the series helps to give viewers a more rounded understanding of the trans community.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: N/A

84. Vida

Vida is one of the most celebrated series of the past few years
Vida is one of the most celebrated series of the past few yearsCredit: Starzplay

Two Mexican-American sisters return to the neighbourhood where they grew up after their mother died. One of the most acclaimed series of the past few years, shows the sisters grappling with their mother’s secrets, the gentrification of their neighbourhood and their own struggles with their identities.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 100%

85. Community

Community is an absurdly silly, but hilarious comedy to take your mind off things
Community is an absurdly silly, but hilarious comedy to take your mind off things

A suspended lawyer is forced to enrol in a community college with an eccentric staff and student body.

The show which revived Chevy Chase‘s career and launched Donald Glover to stardom has six seasons on Amazon Prime, which is perfect to binge during lockdown.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 88%

86. Invincible

Invincible follows animated character Mark

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Invincible follows animated character MarkCredit: Amazon

Seventeen-year-old Mark Grayson is just like every other teenage boy except that his father is Omni-Man, the most powerful superhero on the planet.

Mark soon develops powers of his own, and discovers his father’s legacy is not as heroic as it appears.

From The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, the show is based on the Skybound Image comic of the same name by the director and friend Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley.

Brand new to the platform, the animated drama was released to Prime in March 2021.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/11293980/best-series-amazon-prime/ The 100 best series to watch on Amazon Prime Video – The Sun

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