RANKED: 15 of Amazon's original shows from best to worst


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Ed McCarthy (DJ Qualls) and Frank Frink (Rupert Evans) on "The Man in the High Castle."

On Monday, Netflix finally acknowledged Amazon Prime Video as a true global competitor in a letter to shareholders.

The reason: Jeremy Clarkson's new show "The Grand Tour," which will debut in November, and which Amazon paid a reported $250 million for.

But "The Grand Tour" isn't Amazon's first blockbuster original show. The company has snagged Golden Globes for both "Transparent," a comedy-drama about a family trying to make sense of a father's transition from man to woman, and "Mozart in the Jungle," which chronicles the scandalous lives of classical musicians. Amazon has also carved out a niche for itself in dark comedies, recently securing critic favorite "Fleabag."

Amazon has also had some big flops, notably Woody Allen's "Crisis in Six Scenes," which is tied for the worst-reviewed show in Amazon's history.

With Amazon announcing that it will continue to ramp up spending on video, it's a good time to take stock of Amazon's catalog.

To understand how Amazon's 15 shows ranked against each other, we turned to reviews aggregator Metacritic, which pulls in critic (and audience) reviews from all over the world. As we did with our recent look at Netflix's original shows, we excluded shows made for kids. We just looked at how the dramas and comedies compared to each other.

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

Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through hispersonal investment company Bezos Expeditions.