Don’t miss these hidden gems on Amazon Prime TV – all with a score of 80% or more on Rotten Tomatoes.
If like me, you have subscribed to Amazon Prime then you want to make sure you aren’t missing the best shows they have on offer. 👩💻
I have watched all of the shows below and I agree with every one of the scores on Rotten Tomatoes. 🍅 If you don’t know what Rotten Tomatoes is then let me quickly explain…it’s the best tv and film scoring system there is – end of. They have a Critics Score and an Audience Score – so you can see what the “educated ones” think and you can get the opinion of the “average joe”.
I’m going to list the shows below by Critics score and show you the Audience score so you can decide which one best suits you. Personally, I always go by the critic score… it makes me feel more sophisticated 😉
94% Critic Score / 86% Audience Score
About Outlander – 3 Seasons
After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 and into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humor. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives. “Outlander” is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.
92% Critic Score / 85% Audience Score
About Casual – 3 Seasons
You can go home again — sort of. Bachelor Alex Cole finds himself living with his newly divorced sister in this Hulu original series. This time around, though, he and his sister are adults and they find themselves navigating the waters of the dating pool again — all the while trying to raise Valerie’s teenage daughter, who’s also dipping her toes into the dating pool. 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, punctuated, of course, by typical show devices (blind dates, one-night stands, parental visits, etc.) that lead to moments of hilarity, in between which nuggets of truth can be found.
No.3 Halt and Catch Fire
Critic Score 91% / Audicence Score 92%
About Halt and Catch Fire – 4 Seasons
It’s the early 1980s, and the spirit of innovation in personal computing is about to catch fire. Hot on the trail is a renegade trio — a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy — who risk everything to realize their vision of building a computer that can change the future. Not long after IBM corners the market with its flagship PC, a flaw is discovered in its operation, opening the door for competition. In steps Joe MacMillan, a former IBM executive who now works for Cardiff Electric. MacMillan plans to reverse-engineer IBM’s technology, putting Cardiff in the thick of the personal computer race. He enlists the help of engineer Gordon Clark, who dreams of creating a revolutionary computer, and Cameron Howe, a volatile prodigy who puts her future on the line to join MacMillan’s rogue project.
Critic Score 90% / Audience Score 86%
About Preacher – 3 Seasons
Fulfilling a promise to his deceased father, one-time outlaw Jesse Custer returns home to West Texas to take over his dad’s church. Jesse’s mission, however, becomes twisted when his body is overcome by a cryptic force that unleashes within him a highly unconventional power. Together with hell-raising ex-girlfriend Tulip and Irish vagabond Cassidy, the preacher-in-training embarks on a journey to find God in a world inhabited by holy, hellish, and everything-in-between characters. The darkly comedic “Preacher” is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s popular 1990s comic book franchise of the same name. Executive producers include Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”), and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (“Superbad,” “Neighbors”).
No.5 This is Us
Critic Score 90% / Audience Score 87%
About This is Us – 3 Seasons
The Pearson family’s generational story unfolds in this emotional drama. In moments of love, joy, triumph, and heartbreak, revelations emerge from parents Jack and Rebecca’s past, while triplets Kate, Randall and Kevin discover deeper meaning in their present-day lives. A successful businessman and father Randall searches for information about his biological parents. Kate finds love and self-acceptance while battling obesity. Kevin pursues a more meaningful career, which brings some difficult choices.
No.6 I Love Dick
Critic Score 87% / Audience Score 74%
About I Love Dick – 1 Season
Set in a colourful academic community in Texas, this series follows a frustrated filmmaker named Chris and a writer, Sylvere, who are in a troubled marriage, and their fascination with a charismatic professor named Dick. The story is adapted from Chris Kraus’ novel of the same name, and is told Rashomon-style, where shifting points of view reveal contradictory interpretations of the same events. Kevin Bacon plays the titular role, a renowned, macho scholar who infuriates Chris but also unleashes her artistic awakening.
No.7 The Hour
Critic Score 85% / Audience Score 87%
About The Hour – 2 Seasons
This series, set in a BBC newsroom in the 1950s, features renegade journalist Freddie, ambitious producer Bel and handsome anchor Hector as they create an investigative newsmagazine show called “The Hour.” But tensions rise between the three when they become embroiled in a passionate love triangle. The show plays out against the backdrop of a mysterious murder and Freddie’s controversial and dangerous investigation. The series explores the decade on the threshold of change, from the ruthless sexual politics of the time to the revelations that redefined the world for a new generation.
Critic Score 81% / Audience Score Not In but it really good – says me!
About Patriot – 2 Seasons
To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous “non-official cover” — that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.
In my opinion, this is completely underestimated – watch out for the brother – he’s fabulous!
No.9 The Path
Critic Score 79% / Audience Score 83%
About The Path – 3 Seasons
Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) stars in this Hulu original as Eddie Lane, a member of a new-age spiritualist movement known as Meyerism. Unbeknownst to his wife and children, who are also members of the movement, Eddie has a vision about Meyerism’s founder that causes him to have a crisis of faith — right as he is expected to advance further up the spiritual ladder. Eddie decides to secretly meet with a Meyerist defector, causing his wife (Michelle Monaghan) — an important figure in Meyerism — to become suspicious. As the movement grows exponentially worldwide, Eddie is forced to face the question of whether he can grow Meyerism without becoming a cult leader.
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Critic Score 78% / Audience Score 91%
About Goliath – 2 Seasons
Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now a washed up ambulance chaser, who spends more time in bars than the courtroom. When Billy reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the massive law firm he helped create, a vast and deadly conspiracy comes to light. Billy and his team end up in a life-or-death trial against the ultimate foe, which could end up helping Billy find redemption and exact revenge on the firm. The Amazon original series is created by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro.
No.11 Animal Kingdom
Critic Score Not in Yet / Audience Score 93%
About Animal Kingdom – 3 Seasons
After a heroin overdose kills his mom, teenager Joshua “J” Cody moves to Southern California to live with his freewheeling relatives. The family’s matriarch is J’s estranged grandmother, Janine “Smurf” Cody, from whom he’s been shielded for years. J soon finds out the reason for the isolation — Smurf and “her boys” make their livings through carefully planned armed robberies and other criminal activities. Prominent perpetrators are Smurf’s relatively level-headed right-hand man Baz and her three sons: mentally disturbed ex-con Pope, hyperactive drug user Craig, and suspicious Deran. In order to stay alive, J must prove loyal to his beguiling grandmother, who rules with a borderline-incestuous love.
Critic Score Not in Yet / Audience Score 93%
About Startup – 3 Seasons
This gritty drama follows unlikely tech entrepreneurs behind a brilliant idea, and a powerful FBI agent (“Sherlock” star Martin Freeman) who can make or break those he comes in contact with — not always for the right reasons. Set in Miami, Izzy Morales creates a revolutionary, unregulated digital currency called GenCoin. A young banker named Andy decides to partner with Izzy, infusing the project with cash that Andy’s father is desperate to conceal. The trio ends up on the radar of FBI Financial Crimes Agent Phil Rask, who is on Andy’s trail.his beguiling grandmother, who rules with a borderline-incestuous love.
No.13 Flesh and Bone
Critic Choice 61% / Audience Score 80%
About Flesh and Bone – 1 Season
After a long career as an acclaimed dancer, Paul Grayson founded the American Ballet Company, and he’s determined to make it rank among the world’s best artistic institutions. The key, he believes, is Claire Robbins, a transcendent ballerina, capable of reaching the sublime, but her inner torment and aspirations drive her in compelling, unforeseeable ways, especially when confronted with Paul’s ping-pong fits of ebullience and rage. ABC’s mercurial leader requires his dancers’ abject devotion… to an extremely unhealthy degree. Infused by New York’s inherent drama, “Flesh and Bone” is a gritty, complex series that steadfastly explores the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world.
In summary…ALL of the above TV shows are really really fab. My personal absolute favourite would have to be Halt and Catch Fire. I loved this show and I’m gutted it’s finished ☹️
So go…make the most of your subscription and get binge watching! 👀
Kind regards, Livvy