Streaming libraries expand and contract. Algorithms are imperfect. Those damn thumbnail images are always changing. But you know what you can always rely on? The expert opinions and knowledgeable commentary of The A.V. Club. That’s why we’re scouring both the menus of the most popular services and our own archives to bring you these guides to the best viewing options, broken down by streamer, medium, and genre. Want to know why we’re so keen on a particular title? Follow the links for some in-depth coverage from The A.V. Club’s past. And be sure to check back often, because we’ll be adding more recommendations as series come and go.
For this edition, we delve into the horror, science-fiction, and fantasy offerings on streaming’s future home to Middle Earth, Amazon Prime. Not in the mood for far-off worlds and/or realities? Here’s a list of the best TV dramas now streaming on Amazon Prime, and we’ve got some picks for the service’s best movie offerings, too.