If you feel like you’ve gone through every good show or movie Netflix has to offer, and are looking for a new streaming platform that can provide you with hours upon hours of entertainment and fun, you’ve come to the right place.
Amazon Prime Video has thousands of movies and series available that you can watch right now. While their selection of original series isn’t as extensive as that of Netflix, there are still a ton of gems you can find, if you know where to look. So with streaming services being so popular nowadays, and Amazon Prime being one of the best, here’s our carefully curated list of the 35 best Amazon Prime Original Series that you can watch right now.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
This multi-award winning show is nothing short of a masterpiece. It follows a smart, sunny, and sharp Jewish girl’s exciting journey to stardom in stand-up comedy, a talent she discovers after her life takes a rather unexpected turn. Set in New York City, this period piece transports the viewers to 1950’s idyllic lifestyle and gives them a taste of an era rich with sophisticated fashion and culture. This hilarious and wholesome show wittily navigates stereotypes and engages in dialog about women’s rights. There’s joyful comedy, sweet romance, and subtle nuances that mesmerize and please you. At the end of the day, this is a show worth pulling an all-nighter.
The Boys is a comic book adaptation brought to life by Amazon Prime that manages to finally give the superhero genre a new perspective. A breath of fresh air we all craved for, this show unfolds into a dark, gory, hilarious, and ethically mind-bending narrative that revolves around publically worshipped superheroes turned miscreants. How far can one go in abusing their power? What does it take to restore that balance? To find out, follow Billy Butcher and Hughie Campbell’s thrilling quest for justice against “The Seven” led by Homelander (think evil-superman). After you’re done with this beautiful treat, The Boys has its second season lined up for a release in 2020.
This hilarious, dark, and deviously smart show probes into the life of a woman we know only as Fleabag. While she navigates through her family and love life, we find out there’s much more to this witty and brave woman that meets the eye. Under the clever humor and never-ending sexual adventures resides pain, tragedy, loneliness, and gut-punching helplessness that our leading lady endures with commendable strength. While it takes you on a hysterical roller-coaster ride, the show also nudges you to reflect your own life and try to rise above the mistakes made.
The Expanse is a mystery sci-fi show that explores the innards and complexities of human nature against the backdrop of mankind colonizing the solar system. While politics are at the heart of this spectacular show, it also touches the topics of feminism and diversity and beautifully weaves adventure, mystery, and romance into a gripping narrative that has the viewers hooked. For anyone who loves sci-fi elements and epic storytelling, this show is a must-watch.
The Man in the High Castle
Based on Philip K Dick’s novel of the same name, this engrossing alternative history series masterfully imagines a world where the allied forces lost World War II to the axis powers. America is divided to be ruled by the Japanese and Nazis with a no-man land in between. As the masses fearfully live under oppression, a rebellion sparks after the release of films showing a different future where America won the war. This instills a new hope as the main protagonist struggles to materialize it. The captivating dystopian show boasts an intricate plotline, brilliant acting, and cross-dimensional possibilities that take you on a thrilling journey.
Patriot is an intelligent and extremely well-written comedy show that follows special intelligence officer, John Tavner’s tumultuous journey as he risks everything to thwart Iran’s plans of getting nuclear weapons. The dark-comedy drama delivers a satire on American values with an excellent plotline and witty dialogs. As we follow John on this spy thriller, the show takes us through the complexities of life laced with dry humor, a mix of emotions, and brilliant character development.
An Amazon Original Series, Carnival Row is set in a Victorian-era fantasy world where humans, fae, and other mythical creatures live together in a tense world marred by racism, slavery, war, and refugees. With the fae world invaded, they live as refugees with very little rights in The Burge. The show revolves around Detective Rycroft Philostrate who sets out on a quest to uncover the truth behind recent grisly murders that have shaken the fae population within the confines of the city. The show boasts a stellar cast and delivers a plot filled with suspense, action, unforbidden romance, and betrayal.
The premise of Good Omens is as creative and imaginative as it gets! As opposed to a situation where the good defeats the bad, this show witnesses an angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley banding together to stop the upcoming apocalypse because they have grown rather fond of earth. They must find the Antichrist and stop the four horsemen responsible for the impending chaos. The show is a six-episode long, wild ride not to be missed.
Strap in for an exciting journey with Marius, a con-man who impersonates his cellmate Pete and assumes living his life in the countryside, an act he must take on to steal from Pete’s family business a hundred grand that he owes to the crime lord Vick played by Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston. This addictive show packs in crackling energy and unmissable wit while exploring the characters’ backstory and development. Can a selfish con-man care about anyone else? Can he really redeem himself? Watch this crisp, amazingly written show to find out.
Modern Love is a romantic comedy brought to life by Amazon and the New York Times, inspired by eight true stories that are translated into eight episodes that traverse through relationships, love, and human connection. Prepare to be dazzled with an A-list cast that will pull you in with some of the biggest names in the business, including Anna Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, and John Slattery. It’s a charming modern tale that is classy, poignant, and well-written.
Watch this unique series come to life via Rotoscope animation, an amazing style aesthetic that captures the essence of the entire story. Undone stars Rosa Salazar as Alma, who nearly dies in a car accident but immediately afterward starts seeing her dead father around her and converse with him. Leading her to realize the true nature of his demise and learning the ability to travel through time. From the producers of Bojack Horseman, this show has been perfectly executed. With brilliant writing, mesmerizing plot, and top-notch character development, Undone deserves to be on your next-to-binge list.
Bosch is based on Michael Connelly’s novels recurring character Harry Bosch. The show follows the relentless detective working with the Los Angeles Police Department as he actively juggles investigation relating to the murder of a young child and being accused of murdering a serial killer. The police drama delivers an engaging and thought-provoking cop story that highlights morality and justice through the eyes of hardened detective Bosch who isn’t afraid to break the rules.
Mozart in the Jungle
This comedy series is an Amazon Original, that’s based on the prodigal maestro Rodrigo who is selected to conduct the New York symphony and Hailey, the young oboist who’s out to make a name for herself. The show offers a glimpse into the inner life of New York’s classical music scene while regaling the viewers with Rodrigo’s over the top personality that stirs up drama. The Golden Globe winning series is an absolute delight that delivers on all fronts; comedy, drama, and romance.
Tom Clancy Jack Ryan
Tom Clancy Jack Ryan is an action-packed series, a sixteen-episode long adrenaline fueled ride you do not want to miss out on! Meet Jack Ryan an up-and-coming CIA analyst who is thrust into a violent and chaotic field assignment, far away from the comfortable embrace of his desk job. John Krasinski does an amazing job portraying Jack Ryan, truly brings depth and believability into the character as he travels through the world in an attempt to foil a major terrorist operation.
Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne
Doctor Thorne is an adaptation of Anthony Trollope’s novel of the same name. If you’re a fan of period dramas and charming tales, this miniseries is a must-watch. Set in the British Victorian-era, the story follows Dr. Thorne and his penniless niece Mary Thorne living in Greshambury near the previously wealthy Gresham family. Much to Sir Gresham and his wife’s dismay, their son Frank Gresham falls in love with Mary Thorne. This new development squashes all the plans of getting him married to an American heiress to revive their wealth. To make matters worse, new complications arise. Will love triumph over money? Or will the Gresham family succeed in their plans? Watch this delightful drama sprinkled with humor to find out.
This addictive international narco-thriller is already the new favorite show of all drug drama fans. ZeroZeroZero invites the audience to witness a high-stakes drug business spanning over three continents. Impressive enough to fill the void left by Narcos, Amazon’s new show expertly handles a gripping narrative that expands over a large number of characters whose arc sometimes intertwine and sometimes extends on its own. Packing brutal action, shaky alliances, and three intriguing storylines, ZeroZeroZero has everything to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Created by Emmy Award-winning Greg Daniels, who’s also the mastermind behind iconic sitcoms The Office and Parks and Recreation, Upload intelligently combines smart, cinematic comedy with sci-fi elements. This funnier sibling of Black Mirror imagines a world where at the time of the death, a person’s consciousness can be ‘uploaded’ into a virtual afterlife of their choosing. A young developer has to make a rushed decision after he’s met with an accident and settles on getting uploaded to his shallow girlfriend’s family’s luxurious afterlife. There he meets Nora, a customer support agent who helps him navigate his new life and eventually ends up becoming his friend. This binge-worthy lighthearted and thought-provoking comedy will have you asking for more.
This hilarious parody comedy show is a satire of Romanian communist propaganda. This TV series is six episodes of hilarity, adventure, action, and suspense all packed together to create a premise that’s simply genius. Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Lewitt provide dubbing for the lead protagonists in the propaganda film set in the ‘80s where detectives Gregor Anghel and Iosef Baciu investigate the murder of fellow detective Nikita. They soon discover that they are up against Capitalism, their greatest enemy, and a threat to the very fiber of their nation’s social fabric.
Good Girls Revolt
Good Girls Revolt is inspired by real-life events during the 1960s. This comedy drama series revolves around a group of women researchers at News of the Week, who demanded to be treated fairly. The show brings to life a period when women initiated their fight against gender discrimination. Meet Patti Robinson, Jane Hollander, and Cindy Reston as they maneuver through corporate life attempting a power dynamic shuffle.
A joyride of hearty laughs and nostalgic vibes of the ‘80s, Red Oaks is a show sure to tug at your heart. The story progresses as an NYU student working at the Red Oaks Country Club as an assistant tennis pro struggles to decide his future before the summer job ends. While it is a fun show, it also manages to scratch the surface beneath superficial pleasures and probes deeper human emotions.
An addictive and riveting show, Goliath, follows a once powerful lawyer now ousted from the very firm that he founded. Burning in the fire of revenge, he takes on a wrongful death case, during the course of which he hopes to exact vengeance on his partner back from the law firm. The beauty of the show is that it’s as much of a classy noir as it’s a legal drama. Revel in a fascinating narrative as this interconnected story unfolds.
This multi-award winning comedy show, as evident from the name, is about the beauty of honesty. A Los Angeles dysfunctional family of three narcissistic siblings and a divorced dad find themselves discovering secrets about each other following an unexpected confession. This authentic and emotionally challenging piece digs into relatable subjects of family dynamics and gender identity while offering a full of life cinematic experience.
Tales from the Loop
This mesmerizing futuristic series comes alive with the magic of sci-fi elements and riveting storytelling. Meaningful, melancholic, dark, and strangely satisfying, this show is for the true sci-fi fans who like a bit of surrealism and a story that leaves a lasting impact. “Tales from the Loop” is based on Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag’s art book of the same name. It beautifully reminiscences nostalgic Swedish countryside and explores human psychology against the backdrop of dreamlike futuristic details. Each episode tells a different tale, but all of them are equally engaging and keep you thinking long after you log out.
This hilarious and touching dark comedy is based on semi-autobiography of stand-up comic Tig Notaro as she maneuvers through life while struggling with pain and loss. Upon returning to her hometown, when her mother dies, she must handle her relationship with her dysfunctional family and face the unpleasant realities of life. The show is a humorous, joyful, and empathetic journey of accepting one’s true self no matter how scarred it may be.
Starring the Oscar-winning Julia Roberts, Homecoming is a thriller drama loaded with spine-tingling moments and a sinister subplot. Based on the podcasts of the same name, the show focuses on Julia as Heidi Bergman who works as a counselor at Homecoming, a facility that helps soldier transition back into civilian life. When the Department of Defense investigates her reasons for leaving, Heidi can’t help but try to unearth the truth about the facility. The show unfolds conspiracies and an innovative narrative that keeps the audience glued.
Forever is binge-worthy comedy drama that beautifully explores the many layers of relationships and self-discovery. A happily married couple find themselves in an unexpected situation which makes them question their day to day predictable routine and commitment as partners. The plot thickens with each episode, and there’s as much drama as there is comedy. With exciting and eerie undertones, the show offers thought-provoking themes that make you want to reevaluate your life and purpose.
Alpha House is a political satire drama that traverses the struggles of four Republican senators who share a house in Washington. A witty, innovative and addicting take on the self-serving and unethical political scene of the capital, the show offers subtle and tasteful humor as each of the four Republicans face unique challenges of their own. It lends a deeper understanding of the political world and reveals that those entrusted with power are also just humans trying to get through the day.
Although not an Original, Amazon Prime owns the exclusive rights to stream this unabashedly honest and hilarious sitcom that will have you in fits of laughter from start to the end. Catastrophe revolves around personality conflicts, constant quarrels and sexual disagreements of a couple as they navigate through the pathos of their seemingly miserable marriage. While exploring a slowly developing relationship between the two, the show will leave a lasting impression with its humorous dialogs and quirky characters.
Z: The Beginning of Everything
Z: The Beginning of Everything is a historical drama that expands on the fictionalized biography of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. The brilliant icon of the 1920s falls in love with the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and so begins their passionate relationship. The show starring Christina Ricci and David Hoflin explores the tumultuous life of the couple which is a symbol of youth and success on the outside but on the inside reveals to be a saddening mess of fights, isolation, cheating, mental illness and abandoned dreams.
“Hunters” gives crime dramas a new meaning with the jaw-dropping thrill and intelligent fusion of historical events with fiction. The show revolves around a young mathematics whiz who joins the Nazi Hunters after his Holocaust survivor grandmother is brutally murdered. The premise of the show is as promising as its brilliant cast. With Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, and Josh Radnor, “Hunters” navigates a gripping narrative loaded with thrill, action, emotion, and gritty details.
A raunchy and hilarious insight into the Silicon Valley, Amazon’s Betas revolves around four geeky entrepreneurs struggling to launch their high-tech startup focused on a dating app. The show probes the busy lifestyle, nervous energy, and competitive culture that permeates the Silicon Valley while also exploring friendships and human connections. Between the emphasis on parties and drugs, Betas also reveals its characters to be experiencing love, loss and heartache while working tirelessly to make their app a success. If you’re a fan of technology and comedy, this show is for you.
The Last Tycoon
An excellent adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon expands on the life of a rising Hollywood studio executive. As the show lends us a glimpse into the glamorous era of the 1930s Hollywood marked by Nazi influence and the underlying terror of an impending war, a movie making prodigy struggles to climb the ranks with twists and drama surrounding him. Boasting amazing costumes, engrossing character arc, and a fascinating storyline, this show is a must-watch for period drama lovers.
Lore is a horror-laden anthology series, which is a televised adaptation of the critically acclaimed podcasts of the same name. Each episode of the show reveals a story based on real-life supernatural events spooky enough to give you nightmares. The disturbing tales of witchcraft and horrifying medical malpractices are weaved into engrossing visuals that are too good to be missed.
Hanna is a mystery thriller that takes us on the journey of an extraordinary, extensively trained child assassin chasing the truth about her identity. Having spent all her life in a forest, Hanna knows of nothing beyond the safe zone designated by her equally suspicious father, who raised her to be a killing machine. Between a relentless pursuit of a CIA agent and curiosity of discovering more, the show sees Hanna engaging in thrilling action and gripping storyline that keeps the viewers at the edge of their seats.
Too Old to Die Young
Too Old To Die Young is a highly graphic crime drama that follows the existential crisis of detective Martin Jones who has fallen into the manipulative clutches of an underground cartel and turned into a killer for hire. The show uses unique and incredibly artistic cinematic expressions while touching the sickening plagues of society, including violence, pedophilia, rape, and misogyny. It captures characters’ complexities and past traumas while playing them beautifully against an enthralling plot.
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