Top 10 Shows To Watch When You Have Free Time On Amazon Prime, Netflix Or Hulu


In this list of the Top 10 TV Shows of 2018 You Need To Start Watching Now, we will not be including any reality TV shows such as American Gods, The Grand Tour, Lucifer, The Tick and other already well known popular shows which you can watch on Amazon Prime Videos, Hulu or Netflix . Our goal is to open your eyes to perhaps a new genre whether it’s pure drama to dramedy (drama and comedy rolled into one) to sci-fi to pure comedy. To keep you current, out the list is regularly updated with the must-watch TV shows. On the navigation bar above, you can choose specific recommendations for series streaming on Netflix, Hulu. The main list below also includes shows that you can stream online with a cable package (such as programs on HBO, Showtime, and FX Networks).


American Gods

The devilishly magnificent American Gods (Prime) is an eight-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s much-loved 2001 novel, which tells the story of a contemporary world on the verge of a battle between deities new and old. Gaiman has said that, while many directors had called him about putting the narrative on screen, they advised him it was “too long and too sprawling” to be a movie; but without the long and sprawling details, it wouldn’t be the same story. But if there is one thing television can provide that movies cannot, it is the area to become long and sprawling; using Gaiman on board as executive producer, the US community Starz has stepped up to the challenge, together with Prime picking it up for UK broadcast.

The Grand Tour

 Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are back with The Grand Tour. A show about adventure, excitement, and friendship… as long as you accept that the people you call friends are also the ones you find extremely annoying. Sometimes it’s even a show about cars. Follow them on their global adventure. Also available in UHD and HDR on select devices.

The Tick

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers come to suspect his city is owned by a global supervillain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover the conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. They launch into an adventure brimming with crazed archvillains, blood-soaked vigilantes, and superhuman freakery.


 Originally produced for the U.S. History network, Vikings hails from Michael Hirst (The Tudors) and follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok and his band of Viking brothers. The drama series, now in its fourth season and recently renewed for a fifth, features a large cast that across the years has included Gabriel Byrne, George Blagden, Travis Fimmel and Jessalyn Gilsig amongst others.

  Mr. Robot 
Elliot (Rami Malek), a computer programmer who works for a cyber-security company, is recruited by an underground hacker group run by a man known as Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), to bring down corporations including ones his company is hired to protect.

The Man in high castle

Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning book, and executive Made by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), The Man in the High Castle investigates what it’d be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the USA. Starring Rufus Sewell (John Adams), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars), and Alexa Davalos (Mob Town).

  Start Up

Start Up

The next season of Crackle’s drama series StartUp will receive its UK premiere on Prime Video UK on Friday, September 29th, when all ten episodes will be available to stream.

Made by Ben Ketai, StartUp investigates what happens when a brilliant, yet contentious tech idea becomes incubated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers that don’t necessarily fit molded of ‘tech entrepreneurs.’ The drama series is produced by Critical Content and Hollywood Gang Productions and stars Adam Brody (CHiPS, The League), Martin Freeman (Fargo, Sherlock), Edi Gathegi (The Blacklist), Otmara Marrero (Graceland), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) and Addison Timlin (Californication).


Get even more pulse-pounding action in this special extended cut of Taken! When his estranged daughter is kidnapped in Paris, a former spy (Liam Neeson) sets out to find her at any cost. Relying on his special skills, he tracks down the ruthless gang that abducted her and launches a one-man war to bring them to justice and rescues his daughter.

The second season of NBC’s drama series Taken will receive its UK premiere on Prime Video UK tomorrow (Saturday January 13th), it has been announced. New episodes will continue to be made available every Saturday, less than 24 hours after they initially air on NBC in the United States. The drama series is produced by EuropaCorp TV and Universal Television and stars Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals, Jessica Camacho and Adam Goldberg.

  Life in Pieces
Life in Pieces

Prime Video UK has picked up the first run UK rights to the third season of CBS’ comedy series Life In Pieces, TVWise can reveal. The series is distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

The streaming service originally picked up Life In Pieces in July 2016, when the complete first season was made available to stream for UK Prime members. For season two, Prime made episodes available less than 24 hours after the U.S. broadcast. They are expected to do that again for season three, which premieres state-side in November. Created by Justin Adler, Life In Pieces is a single-camera comedy about one family told through the separate stories of its different family members.


Lucifer has discovered a second UK house. FOX UK has secured the linear broadcast rights to the DC Comics series starring Tom Ellis after striking a deal with international distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

FOX UK will start airing the first season of Lucifer from Thursday, August 31st at 9 pm. This new deal between FOX UK and WBITD has no impact on Prime Video UK, who still hold first window rights to Lucifer and will be airing the show’s third season from Tuesday, October 3rd.

FOX UK will begin airing the first season Lucifer out of Thursday, August 31st at 9 pm. This brand new deal involving FOX UK and WBITD does not have any effect on Prime Video UK, that maintains initial window rights to Lucifer and will be broadcasting the series’s third season from Tuesday, October 3rd.

Lucifer follows the character that, unhappy and tired as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. The hour-long drama is produced by Warner Bros.. Television and stars Tom Ellis, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt and Lauren German.