Amazon Prime is a veritable wealth of TV shows. From the greatest of the BBC to HBO’s excellent collection, Amazon Prime has it all, whether it’s the shows that wowed the public or the ones that took their time and earned a cult following. While having all of these great shows in one spot is fantastic, it can also be annoying at times. How do you decide what to watch next? You could peruse for hours and still not be able to make a decision. Don’t be concerned. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best Amazon Prime TV shows to get you started. You will not be disappointed if you watch any of the shows on this list.
Table Of Content
- 1 Band of Brothers (2001)
- 2 Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014)
- 3 Doctor Who (2005- present)
- 4 Good Omens (2019)
- 5 Hannibal (2013-2015)
- 6 Mr. Robot (2015- present)
- 7 Orphan Black (2013-2017)
- 8 Oz (1997-2003)
- 9 Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)
- 10 Rome (2005-2007)
- 11 Six Feet Under (2001-2005)
- 12 The Boys (2019-)
- 13 Too Old To Die Young (2019)
- 14 Twin Peaks (1990-91, 2017)
- 15 The Night Manager (2016)
- 16 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017- present)
- 17 The Twilight Zone (1959-64)
- 18 The Wire (2002-2008)
- 19 The Sopranos (1999-2007)
- 20 Vikings (2013- present)
Band of Brothers (2001)
The World Wars were one of the most heinous events in human history, and some genuinely heinous acts were committed by hideous people. And while we can’t change it, we can learn from all the positive outcomes, no matter how insignificant. The tale of Easy Company, a battalion of the Parachute Infantry Regiment, is told in ‘Band of Brothers.’ It’s a poignant representation of what people witness in the battle and how it transforms them, based on extraordinary actual stories of survival, perseverance, and, above all, brothers. Apart from the incredible stories of the soldiers who served in the war, this show is also noted for casting performers who were unknown at the time but have since come to prominence. Some of these actors include Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, and Tom Hardy.
Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014)
This show follows a man who operates in the United States during the Prohibition Era, climbing up the ranks of power thanks to his contacts with the government and the criminal underworld. Nucky Thompson was played by Steve Buscemi, a treasurer at the Atlantic City casino whose ties to the mob make him a target for the authorities. The focus of the show is on bootlegging and other illicit activities that were prevalent during the Prohibition Era. The show ran for five seasons and won praise for its excellent writing, storyline, and performance. ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ one of HBO’s best shows, will take you on a completely new journey.
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Doctor Who (2005- present)
‘Doctor Who’ is one of the longest-running programmes, with twelve years in total, including the revival (the original had another magnificent run). And the popularity it has accumulated over the years fully justifies its continuous renewals. It depicts the exploits of a regeneratively gifted guy who travels through time in a blue British police car. The episode jumps back and forth in time as the Doctor comes to a halt in a particular era for a variety of reasons. While he is preoccupied with the issues of Earth and its people, he is pursued by foes seeking to settle old grudges. Actors like as Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith have all played the Doctor. Jodie Whittaker was the first female Doctor to be cast.
Good Omens (2019)
The book ‘Good Omens,’ written by renowned authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, was adapted into an Amazon Original TV series by Gaiman (who also created the teleplay) and director Douglas Mackinnon. The series revolves around two main characters: a demon named Crowley (David Tennant) and an angel named Aziraphale (Michael Sheen). They’ve been sent to Earth to find the Antichrist, who was born as a small child. If they are not successful in capturing the Antichrist, Armageddon will strike the earth. Gaiman’s teleplay has done a fantastic job of staying true to the visuals of the book. The two principal actors deliver outstanding performances, bringing believability to the film’s otherwise fantastical environment.
The character of Hannibal Lecter, a serial murderer who like his victims to be gourmet, was first introduced to us in the film ‘The Silence of the Lambs,’ starring Anthony Hopkins. Bryan Fuller opted to execute his own version of the narrative, with Mads Mikkelsen, another superb actor, playing the title character. The result was a series that was not only as terrifying as the killer’s acts, but also more physically beautiful and conceptually advanced. It tells the story of Will Graham, an FBI criminal profiler who suffers with the psychological ramifications of the cases. He feels like he’s finally met someone who understands him when he encounters Hannibal Lecter. But that’s because Hannibal is unaware of his actual nature.
Mr. Robot (2015- present)
‘Mr. Robot,’ one of the best shows of all time, depicts the story of a brilliant programmer named Elliot Alderson. He is enlisted by a bunch of hackers to bring down one of the world’s most powerful organizations. Initially skeptical, Elliot is persuaded to play a major role in the group’s plot by Mr Robot, the group’s leader. However, things quickly spiral out of control, especially when Elliot is dealing with anxiety and sadness. You’ll need a lot of brains for this program, a lot of brains. It’s not because it employs a lot of computer jargon; it’s because of the ingenious plot and amazing storytelling. Nothing in this show is as it seems, and whatever you think you know about it will be thrown out the window with each episode.
Orphan Black (2013-2017)
The problem with intellectual shows is that it takes time for the audience to absorb their concept and comprehend what they are watching. One of those shows was ‘Orphan Black.’ It featured a smart plot, scientific evidence to back up its beliefs, and powerful characters. Above all, it featured Tatiana Maslany, who played the majority of the show’s parts! I sincerely hope she was fairly compensated. Sarah Manning is watching a woman jump in front of a train when the story begins. What really gets Sarah’s attention is the fact that the woman who died right in front of her eyes had a face that looked just like hers. Sarah didn’t have a twin, either. It turns out that she and others are clones, thus there are a lot of people that look like her.
A prison is a harsh place to be in, and the people that live there are much more difficult. This drama revolves around the lives of the inmates and staff in the Oswald State Correctional Facility, also known as Oz. The penal facility is nothing like Emerald City, despite the fact that the phrases are named for locations from “The Wizard of Oz.” It’s when inmates engage in power struggles over various aspects of the jail that they can influence, while the unit manager tries to keep them in line.
Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)
Even if bureaucracy gives some people influence, it looks to others as constraints and red tape in their work. When a woman’s boyfriend falls into a construction pit and breaks his legs, Leslie Knope, who works for the Parks and Recreation department, receives a request to plug the pit. She intends to turn the hole into a park, but she encounters a great deal of opposition, far more than she anticipated. Leslie tries to make things work with the assistance of a city planner she likes and her own crew of two odd characters. This sitcom was a little sluggish in its early seasons, but as its comedy improved, it became generally recognized in later seasons.
This show tells the story of Rome through the eyes of two Roman army men. Julius Caesar’s ascent from a soldier to a ruler, as well as the events leading up to his assassination, is the most major storyline depicted in it. This depicts the stories of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, as well as Octavius Caesar. Despite the fact that the show takes a lot of liberties in some areas, it nonetheless significantly depends on historical events that occurred in and around 49 BC. This is a must-see film for history buffs.
Six Feet Under (2001-2005)
When the family patriarch passes away, his sons, Nate and David, are in charge of the funeral home. As the brothers try to come to grips with their newfound status and deal with their father’s death, they are forced to witness the revelation of further secrets. Every episode has some type of death, and they learn how to deal with problems in their own life as a result of their encounters. The show received great accolades for its writing and performances, as well as for offering a unique perspective on mortality.
The Boys (2019-)
‘The Boys,’ an Amazon Prime original based on a similarly-titled comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, is a show worth watching if you’re weary of seeing the same old superhero shows and want something different. The show takes place in an universe where most superheroes have succumbed to celebrity culture and are more interested in being marketing advocates for companies than combating evil. Furthermore, all of these superheroes are under contract with Vought International, which can use them as they see fit. In such a situation, a group of blue-collar males known as The Boys has formed an organization with the goal of teaching these superheroes a lesson. The series’ political undertone, which challenges the market’s tendency to profit from everything, offers a unique take on superhero storylines. The series’ harsh, brutal visuals make ‘The Boys’ a superhero show for adults only.
Too Old To Die Young (2019)
Eminent filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn co-wrote and directed this stylised crime thriller series starring Miles Teller. Teller is a police deputy for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in this film. Teller’s character Martin Jones meets an underground network of mobsters from all over the world one night after his partner is slain, and they begin informing him about the persons responsible for significant crimes in and around LA. Jones goes on a murdering spree with this information in hand, killing criminals with severe violence. While the stylish cinematography makes the series enjoyable to watch, Teller’s acting is exceptional.
Twin Peaks (1990-91, 2017)
Many television series have tried to serve something fresh to the viewers by experimenting with the material available. They appeared to be rejected at the time, which resulted in their cancellation. However, as people came to understand the underlying meaning of the program, a new fandom arose, as well as a cult following. One of these shows is ‘Twin Peaks.’ It takes place in the fictional Twin Peaks town, where a teen girl is murdered. The FBI becomes involved as a result of the ferocity and suspicion surrounding her case, and Special Agent Dale Cooper is dispatched to the town to investigate. Soon after, it is revealed that the murderer has committed similar crimes before, and that this case is far more difficult than it appears at first.
The Night Manager (2016)
This drama concerns Jonathan Pine, an ex-Special Forces man who works as a night manager in a posh hotel, and is based on John le Carr’s spy thriller of the same name. When he decides to assist British Intelligence in the investigation of a prominent individual who illegally trades in weaponry, his life becomes complicated. Tom Hiddleston was fantastic in the character of Jonathan Pine, capturing the struggle of a guy trapped in a world he wishes to flee and the deception he must use to survive in enemy territory. Hugh Laurie portrayed the major adversary, with Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki rounding out the group.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017- present)
Miriam “Midge” Maisel is the protagonist of this Amazon Original series. Midge enjoys the idyllic life in the 1950s in New York. Her husband is a businessman who is attempting to make a name for himself as a stand-up comic. However, he is not particularly effective in this endeavor. He reveals to his wife that he had an affair after one of the shows didn’t come out as well as he had hoped. He leaves Midge before she can react. She goes to the café where her husband used to work, gets wasted, and then shouts on stage about her difficulties. But she doesn’t go about it in a pitiful manner. This act convinces her that she has a talent for comedy, and she resolves to pursue it with her newly discovered talent.
The Twilight Zone (1959-64)
There was ‘The Twilight Zone’ before ‘Black Mirror,’ the show that takes us into the future to make us reflect on the present. This show included stand-alone episodes in which the audience will encounter a bizarre scenario in each one. The show incorporated all of the available features, ranging from psychological thrillers to morality-questioning segments. The majority of the show was science fiction, similar to ‘Black Mirror,’ however, like any good story, it had surprising twists and turns at the end. The first series was extremely popular, and it has already been renewed twice, with a third in the works. You might familiarize yourself with everything it contains before it premieres next year.
The Wire (2002-2008)
HBO is without a doubt one of the best locations to watch the best series. A few of its shows are included on this list, and for good reason. HBO’s pitch was ‘The Wire,’ which had everything a hit show from this network should have. ‘The Wire’ is defined by a superb cast, a tight-knit plot, important topics, and a grim tone. Season to season, the show’s themes and plot changed, but the core idea stayed the same. It all starts in Baltimore, where the police force and the city’s drug lords are battling it out for control of the powerplay. This drama was praised for its realistic picture of contemporary culture, with stars such as Dominic West, Michael K. Williams, and Idris Elba.
The Sopranos (1999-2007)
‘The Sopranos,’ one of the best shows ever, gained critical accolades as well as public adoration. It told the story of Tony Soprano, who started going to therapy after having a panic episode. The tale of his life, his challenges, and the things that affected him are covered in these sessions. The show’s central story device is his relationship with his family. There isn’t much to say about this show except that you must see it to understand it.
Vikings (2013- present)
The powerplay, cruelty, cunning, and savagery of the kings and queens, as well as the people in their courts, were introduced to the viewers in ‘Game of Thrones.’ ‘Vikings’ is a must-see for everyone who enjoyed all the planning and plotting. It’s even better since it’s more grounded in reality than ‘Game of Thrones.’ This show is based on the legendary Vikings, who worshipped Odin and Thor. Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior who ascended from rags to riches, from a farmer to a ruler, is the focus of the story. ‘Vikings’ is one of the must-watch shows due to the spellbinding beauty of its surroundings, the ever-thickening plot, the strength of its diverse characters, and the music that resonates with its tone.