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Amazon is spending a boatload making TV shows and movies for its Prime service, and was one of the big winners at the 2018 Golden Globes, with two wins for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” 

The show’s star, Rachel Brosnahan, who goes from 50s housewife to stand-up comic, won the Globe for best actress in a comedy series or musical. The show also won the Globe for best comedy series or musical.

But “Maisel” wasn’t Amazon’s first hit. The tech giant has carved out a niche for itself in comedies, with “Transparent” and “Mozart in the Jungle” both scoring with critics.

And Amazon is looking to expand beyond that. In November, Amazon paid a reported $250 million to acquire rights to “The Lord of the Rings” series, which it will to turn into a prequel TV show, with plans for spin-offs in the future.

With Amazon’s catalog continuing to grow, which shows are worth your time? 

To understand how Amazon’s shows ranked against each other, we turned to reviews aggregator Metacritic, which pulls in critic (and audience) reviews from all over the world. We excluded shows made for kids, and looked at how the dramas and comedies compared to each other.

Here are Amazon’s original shows, ranked based on their critical reception:

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No. 26: “Crisis in Six Scenes” — 44/100

Average critic score: 44/100

Audience score: 6.5/10

Amazon description: This is a comedy that takes place in the 1960’s during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down.”

No. 25: “Hand of God” — 44/100

Average critic score: 44/100

Audience score: 7.1/10

Amazon description: “A psychological drama about a morally-corrupt judge who suffers a breakdown and believes God is compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice.”

No. 24: “The Collection” — 56/100

Average critic score: 56/100

Amazon description: “A gripping family drama and entrepreneurial fable, set in a post-war Paris fashion house. It exposes the grit behind the glamour of a rising business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers. The atelier staff survived one war, but others loom; rivalries and romances pitting family against family, protégés against mentors, the past against the future.”

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