One of the many benefits of an Amazon Prime membership is the unlimited streaming of hundreds of movies and T.V. series through Prime Video. It includes a handful of Amazon Prime originals that can only access through the service. Navigating Amazon Prime Video’s T.V. series collection may be nerve-wracking, especially when discovering the best shows. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite original series available on the streaming service.
1: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on IMDb: 8.8/10 (3 Seasons of 26 Episodes)
Her husband left her for another woman, and she hopes to become a stand-up comic once he does. With the Emmys, Gilmore Girls: The Next Generation, Amy Sherman-follow-up Palladino’s to Gilmore Girls and Bunheads may be the most influential Amazon series since Transparent. One of the year’s best comedies with some gravity, it’s a superb, quick-witted crowd-pleaser. In the 1950s New York, Rachel Brosnahan portrays the picture-perfect upper Westside wife Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel, who goes on a drinking binge after her husband leaves her and ends up on stage delivering a comical and profanity-filled set at a dilapidated New York City club. When Susie Meyerson (Alex Borstein), the club’s booker, becomes interested in Miriam, her home life falls apart. She finds herself trying to establish a career as a stand-up comic when women weren’t merely accepted in that scene. Comedy, feminist ideals, and stand-up history all come together in an interesting elixir of laughter, heart, and a wonderful lead performance by Bronsonaan, who will be remembered for this part in the same way that Lauren Graham will be remembered for Lorelai Gilmore.
2. Patriot: IMDb: 8.3/10 (2 Seasons of 18 Episodes)
Defining Patriot may be a challenge because the program is so much more than the sum of its segments. John Tavner (Michael Dorman), a N.O.C. (Non-official cover) for the C.I.A., is the subject of this film. Even though he has no formal training or expertise in the field, he must maintain his cover as an engineer at a pipe manufacturing company to execute his mission: It’s his job in the pipe to get a bag of money from point A to point B. It makes a conduit to transport an object from one location to another. While it may be the case, it would be unnecessary to have either an engineer (in the case of pipes) or a C.I.A. operative (in the case of money). Patriot is a story about overcoming obstacles on the route to your goals. Accidents happen. A murder investigation takes place. Human nature and Tavner’s relationships with his brother, coworkers, and father complicate things further. The severity of this task increases with each new episode—the weight of the burden increases. Patriot causes a lot of damage to its audience, and by the conclusion, viewers will be trying to locate a safety valve to relieve some tension. It’s a dark comedy that’s not for everyone. While season 2 is equally as ridiculous as the first. Unfortunately, the program is no more.
3) Fleabag – IMDb: 8.7/10 (2 Seasons of 12 episodes)
Co-produced by Amazon and B.B.C. Three, Fleabag isn’t precisely an Amazon Original. As a young woman attempting to navigate modern London, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who also created the program) stars. On the other hand, this description does not do the show justice at all. There are just six half-hour episodes each season, so viewers will wish they had more time to savor this funny, filthy, sexually scheming, and startlingly philosophical meditation on sorrow and isolation. However, Fleabag packs an enormous amount of humor and misery into its short running time, as it reveals the drabness and tragedy of a sexual thrill-seeking twenty-year-dating old’s life. No matter how hard we try, Fleabag always manages to pull itself back up and make us laugh again. In my opinion, it is one of the most creative and distinctive comedies of the previous few years.
4. Good Omens IMDb: 8.2/10 (1 season of 6episodes)
Michael Sheen and David Tennant co-star in this scream-inducing adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s best-loved fantasy novel. Tennant portrays Crowley, a demon who has lived on Earth for 6,000 years, like a rock star. Sheen portrays Aziraphale, a hulking angel who also considers Earth home and forms an uneasy alliance with his everlasting opponent due to his portrayal of the saintly counterpart. Crowley’s most OK Queen mixtape must be put on hold to prevent the Anti-Christ, a 12-year-old boy from Oxfordshire, from taking over the world.
5. The Man in the High Castle – IMDB 8.1/10 (4 Seasons of 40 Episodes)
The Man in the High Castle is loosely based on Phillip K. Dick’s 1962 novel of the same name (it also shows some resemblance to Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America). The Germans occupy the East Coast, while the Japanese occupy the West Coast. One of Ridley Scott and Frank Spotnitz’s X-Files productions, “Forbidden Newsreels,” explores an alternate past in which the Allies won World War II to reveal a greater truth about the world as it should be. The series is executive produced by Scott and Spotnitz (The X-Files). The Man in the High Castle is a well-acted, dramatic, and violent dystopian thriller with enough twists. It turns to keep viewers fathoming its dark investigation of what it means to be an American.