5 Shows to watch on Amazon Prime Video this weekend

5 new shows to watch on Amazon Prime Video this weekend
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Check out these amazing TV series exclusively offered by Amazon Prime Video. 

With the ever-expanding selection of streaming platforms offering original content to viewers that is simply fantastic, you could stream nonstop for the entire day and still have more excellent television to burn through. To avoid missing out on more good stuff or flitting through the menu only to be disappointed.

We’ve made it easier for you to find some of the top-rated series and our favorite picks, which are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, that you’ll enjoy binge-watching this weekend if you haven’t been able to catch up yet!

Peripheral

The Peripheral Season 1 - Official Trailer | Prime Video

Plot: The Peripheral centers on Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. The Peripheral is master storyteller William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind – and what lies beyond. 

Rating: The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 76% approval rating with an average rating of 6.6/10, based on 50 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “Somewhere on the edges of this sci-fi vision is a compelling narrative, but The Peripheral‘s single-minded focus on its lofty ideas comes at the expense of character or coherence.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 57 out of 100 based on 20 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - Official Trailer | Prime Video

Plot: Set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the series is based on author J. R. R. Tolkien’s history of Middle-earth. It begins during a time of relative peace and covers all the major events of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the Rings of Power, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the fall of the island kingdom of Númenor, and the last alliance between Elves and Men. These events take place over thousands of years in Tolkien’s original stories but are condensed for the series.

Rating: Amazon announced that The Rings of Power had been watched by 25 million viewers globally in the first 24 hours that the first two episodes were available on Prime Video. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power holds an 85% approval rating based on 466 reviews by critics. Critical consensus summarized, “It may not yet be the One Show to Rule Them All, but The Rings of Power enchants with its opulent presentation and deeply-felt rendering of Middle Earth.” On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the series premiere has received a score of 71 out of 100 based on 40 critic reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”

The Terminal List

The Terminal List - Official Trailer | Prime Video

Plot: The series follows Lieutenant Commander James Reece after his platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed while on a covert mission. Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. As new evidence emerges, Reece discovers dark forces working against him, endangering not only his life but also the lives of those he loves.

Rating: The series was the number one show on Amazon Prime’s “Top 10” list within two weeks of its premiere, and came in at No. 3 on the Nielsen chart with 1.1 billion minutes viewed across eight episodes. On Rotten Tomatoes the series has a 39% approval rating based on reviews from 56 critics, with an average rating of 5.5/10. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “While Chris Pratt fully commits himself to The Terminal List‘s mission, this thriller’s unrelenting gruffness is no meat and all potatoes.” Metacritic gave it a weighted average score of 40 out of 100 based on reviews from 25 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty - Official Trailer | Prime Video

Plot: Belly Conklin is about to turn 16, and she’s headed to her favorite place in the world, Cousins Beach, to spend the summer with her family and the Fishers. Belly’s grown up a lot over the past year, and she has a feeling that this summer is going to be different than all the summers before. The Summer I Turned Pretty is based on the book by Jenny Han, who is the creator and executive producer.

Rating: The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 91% approval rating with an average rating of 6.9/10, based on 22 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “The Summer I Turned Pretty doesn’t need more time to become a swan, coming out of the gate a solidly charming and sweet rom-com with appeal across generations.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 72 out of 100 based on 8 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”

Reacher

REACHER - Official Trailer | Prime Video

Plot: When retired Military Police Officer Jack Reacher is arrested for a murder he did not commit, he finds himself in the middle of a deadly conspiracy full of dirty cops, shady businessmen, and scheming politicians. With nothing but his wits, he must figure out what is happening in Margrave, Georgia. The first season of Reacher is based on the international bestseller, Killing Floor by Lee Child.

Rating: Reacher was the most streamed television series for the week of February 7 to 13, 2022, according to the Nielsen streaming rankings – the first Amazon production to achieve the feat. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 92% approval rating with an average rating of 7.30/10, based on 73 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “Reacher captures the trademark bulk of its titular hero while trading away some of his definition, but fans of the novels will find plenty to love about this faithful adaptation.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 68 out of 100 based on 18 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”

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