The 70 best series to watch on Amazon Prime – The Sun

YOU may be stuck at home because of the coronavirus outbreak, but Amazon Prime has come to the rescue with scintillating series that are sure to fill the boredom that comes with self-isolation.

Here's our round up of the most binge-worthy shows on the streaming service to get you through quarantine.

 

1. The Man in the High Castle

2. Bosch

Bosch tells the story of a detective working with the Los Angeles Police Department who is accused of the murder of a serial killer.

While fighting to clear his name, he also investigates the murder of a young boy.

The series has five seasons so far and stars Titus Welliver as detective Harry Bosch.

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 97%

3. Transparent

4. Carnival Row

5. The Marvellous Mrs Maisel

6. Good Omens

7. Homecoming

8. Hunters

9. Empire 

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. 

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 84%

10. One Tree Hill

11. This Is Us

12. Criminal Minds

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. 

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 87%

13. Grey's Anatomy 

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.

 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 80%

 

14. New Amsterdam

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.

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 80%

 

15. Lucifer

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.

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 87%

 

16. The OC 

For all of the 90210 and One Tree Hill lovers, this series is right up their lane.

 

Based in the affluent Orange County, a troubled LA teen takes up refuge with a family he didn’t expect too.

 

When Ryan Atwood (Benjamin McKenzie) arrives in his new wealthy, privileged neighbourhood, the community is ruffled but some are less thankful than others.

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 72%

 

 

17. Tales from the Loop 

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.

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 74%

 

18. The Outsider 

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

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 86%

20. Alias

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.

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 85%

21. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

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.

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 72%

 

22. The 100

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. 

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 92%

 

23. Lost

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.

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 92 %

 

24. My Spy

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

26. The Tick

27. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 87%

28. Hanna

29. Future Man

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 

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.

 

Set in Smallville, Kansas hence the title of the series. 

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 81%

 

 

31. New Girl

32. Cougar Town

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 89%

33. Ugly Betty

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.

 

34. Modern Family

35. The Office

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. 

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience rating: 92%

 

36. Black-ish 

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 Tracie Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi and Marsai Martin. 

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 91%

 

37. The Bold Type 

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. 

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 90%

 

38. Desperate Housewives

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.

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 88%

 

39. Parks and Recreation 

 

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

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. Shameless US 

Outrageous family drama based on the long running hit UK series.

 

William H. Macy (Fargo) plays a working class patriarch with a brood of six kids.

 

However, he is out drinking and getting into trouble whilst the eldest of the bunch is left at home to try and keep things afloat. 

 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 83%

 

 

42. Catfish

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 %

 

43. The Hills: New Beginnings

Not to everyone's tastes, but The Hills: New Beginnings is a must for fans of the original show.

The likes of Spencer and Heidi Pratt, Brody Jenner, Audrina Patridge, Stephanie Pratt and Justin Brescia are reunited in a sequel to the original series called The Hills.

And it's not without the expected drama as crews follow their personal and professional lives while living in Los Angeles.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 45%

44. ALL or NOTHING: Manchester City

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 

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

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."

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 79%

47. Pistorius

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

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

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

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 94%

51. Wacky Races Series One 

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

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

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 initial series introduces viewers to a group of lesbian mates living in LA 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

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.

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 91%

57. Haunted State

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 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.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 93%

59. The Boys

The Boys is based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.

It follows a team of vigilantes as they fight back against super powered individuals who abuse their abilities.

Last summer the series was renewed for a second season.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 84%

60. Vikings

61. Work In Progress: Season One

62. Pete The Cat: Series Two

63. Annie Oakley: Season One 

64. Saints and Sinners: Series One

65. The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

66. The Handmaid's Tale

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 78%

67. The Fall

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 87%

68. The Last Narc

In 1985, American DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by Mexico’s most notorious drug lords. Thirty-five years later, three former cartel insiders share unprecedented details.

This is the story of Camarena, the drug cartel he infiltrated, and the narc who risked everything to discover the truth.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: Coming soon

69. The Good Fight

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 78%

70. Absentia

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 76%

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