Highest-Rated Fantasy Show of the 2024 Just Quietly Dropped on Prime

Highest-Rated Fantasy Show of the 2024 Just Quietly Dropped on Prime
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Hallmark series that fans of Outlander are likely to enjoy.


  • The second season of Hallmark's fantasy series recently premiered on Prime.
  • The story is a family drama yet has an Outlander- inspired time travel element.
  • The series has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

When we talk about fantasy TV shows in 2024, we tend to think of those currently available on streaming services, such as The Rings of Power and The Wheel of Time on Prime or The Witcher, One Piece, and Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix. In today's entertainment environment, we think less of traditional TV, although one of the most recognizable shows on the small screen is undoubtedly Outlander, the popular time-travel drama based on Diana Gabaldon's novels of the same name.

But even before shows on The CW and HBO took off, the ultimate king of fantasy television was Hallmark. Yes, despite the fact that the network is closely associated with cheesy romantic comedies and dramas, it managed to produce some memorable fantasy movies and shows, especially in the '90s and '00s. Most notably, The 10th Kingdom (which aired on NBC but was produced by Hallmark Entertainment), Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (also produced by Hallmark Entertainment, but aired on another network, CBS) or Voyage of the Unicorn.

You may be surprised to learn that Hallmark still releases fantasy. In January, for example, the second season of a fascinating project, The Way Home, premiered, and it is already one of the most critically acclaimed series, with a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

What Is This Show About?

As we mentioned earlier, The Way Home may appeal to those eagerly awaiting the new season of Jamie and Claire's love story on Starz. Like Outlander, it is a story of how family love has allowed people to transcend time and space to understand their place in the world and their relationship with their loved ones.

The plot follows three generations of independent and partially estranged women: grandmother Delilah (Andie MacDowell), mother Katherine (Chyler Leigh) and daughter Alice (Sadie Laflamme-Snow). Each has personal problems that keep them apart and pull them back into the past: Del, after 20 years, hasn't recovered from the loss of her son and is grieving the death of her spouse; Kath is going through a difficult divorce and has a strained relationship with Del; Al, in turn, has complicated feelings triggered by both typical teenage angst and her mother and grandmother's arguments.

Running away from yet another family scene, Alice accidentally finds a portal to the past that leads the three women on a healing journey that allows them to reflect on the past, present, and future.

Where and How to Watch the Series?

Hallmark Movies Now — The Way Home is an original series produced by the Hallmark Channel. So the most obvious option is to stream it directly through the Hallmark Movies Now service. Subscriptions cost $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year (that's $4.99 per month). The platform also offers a 7-day free trial.

Prime Video — However, as the title of this article suggests, the most convenient way to stream the show is via Prime Video, as it was recently added to the Amazon-owned service's library. A Prime subscription costs $14.99 per month or $139 per year, or $7.49 per month or $6.99 per month for students and members of the EBT, Medicaid, and SNAP programs. In this case, you'll also have to pay for Hallmark Movies Now (price listed above), but you can still combine a 30-day Prime trial with a 7-day Hallmark trial.

You can also try to find the series on other services if you don't want to subscribe to new ones. The Way Home is also available on Peacock, Apple TV, fubo, Plex, and other platforms.