Next on the list is a terrible twofer from a show that you may not even remember came out this year. The Amazon Prime series “Citadel” was one of the biggest flops of 2023, and it certainly feels like the show’s leading couple should shoulder some of the blame. Visually captivating as they may be, Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra playing a stupidly attractive spy couple torn apart by a mission awry had all the on-screen chemistry of a brick and a plate full of jelly. They had no reason to be near each other in a story that sparked very little interest, leaving only one of its supporting stars to keep the wheels turning through an already lifeless show.
Stanley Tucci, at his most relaxed, provided more of a compelling watch than the two lead stars he was supporting. Unfortunately, with so little screen time, it meant the rest of the show became an absolute slog of a watch, and Madden and Chopra didn’t have enough between them to pick up the pace. Nevertheless, the superpowers of streaming somehow gave the green light for Season 2, so maybe “Citadel” could come back with this killer couple actually being worth a watch. For now, though, we’re not going to hold our breath; perhaps they should start seeing other people, instead.