Top 15 Must-See TV Series of 2024 on Prime, Netflix & Apple TV

Top 15 Must-See TV Series of 2024 on Prime, Netflix & Apple TV
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From anticipated sequels to brand-new hits, see what the streaming services have to offer so far this year.

Last year's WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes came as a surprise (except to the unions themselves, whose patience with the industry's terrible working conditions had run out) and stalled the release of most movies and TV shows that were at least co-produced in the US. Now that the strikes have ended and the studios have been given the green light to resume production, 2024 seems pretty overwhelming with the sheer number of shows that have joined the streaming services' libraries.

So if you're not sure where to start, we've got you covered. Keep your subscriptions up to date, folks, because below are the top 15 TV series of 2024 so far.

15 Must-See TV Series of 2024

1. Masters of the Air

Premiere date: January 26, 2024

Genre: War drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Where to watch: Apple TV+

2. The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin

Premiere date: March 1, 2024

Genre: Historical comedy

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Where to watch: Apple TV+

3. Shōgun

Premiere date: February 27, 2024

Genre: Historical drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%

Where to watch: Hulu

4. The Brothers Sun

Premiere date: January 4, 2024

Genre: Action, Comedy drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Where to watch: Netflix

5. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Premiere date: February 2, 2024

Genre: Action, Spy thriller, Comedy drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Where to watch: Prime Video

6. The Gentlemen

Premiere date: March 7, 2024

Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Where to watch: Netflix

7. One Day

Premiere date: February 8, 2024

Genre: Romantic drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Where to watch: Netflix

8. The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live

Premiere date: February 25, 2024

Genre: Zombie apocalypse, Drama, Horror

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Where to watch: AMC+ (via Prime, Apple TV or The Roku Channel)

9. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Premiere date: February 22, 2024

Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

Where to watch: Netflix

10. Halo, Season 2

Premiere date: February 8, 2024

Genre: Military Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Where to watch: Paramount+

11. Ted

Premiere date: January 11, 2024

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Where to watch: Peacock

12. Apples Never Fall

Premiere date: March 14, 2024

Genre: Mystery, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Where to watch: Peacock

13. Griselda

Premiere date: January 25, 2024

Genre: Biopic, Crime, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Where to watch: Netflix

14. Reacher, Season 2

Premiere date: December 15, 2023

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Where to watch: Prime Video

15. 3 Body Problem

Premiere date: March 21, 2024

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Adventure

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Where to watch: Netflix

A Little about These Shows

As we can see, among all the new series released so far, most of them have been produced under the auspices of Netflix: while the traditional broadcast networks only resumed their scripted projects in February, Netflix has been providing its users with new shows since January, and each of the series has been more or less warmly received by critics and viewers.

The highest-rated Netflix series on the list is the heartbreaking romantic drama One Day, based on the novel of the same name by David Nicholls. Meanwhile, the lowest-rated series is Avatar: The Last Airbender, a live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's famous animated series, which is a bit of a bummer after the success of another live-action series, One Piece. However, Avatar remains a very solid option for entertaining binge-watching.

Also, as you may have noticed, two of the shows on the list are not brand new, as their first seasons were released in previous years, with Reacher Season 2 started at the end of 2023. However, their presence in the top 15 is more than justified as they continue to make waves in the media, with Reacher continuing to grow in popularity and Halo Season 2 coming as a pleasant surprise to many after the cold reviews of the first season.

So, dear friends, have you decided which show to start with?