Though Amazon Prime is still behind of Netflix, its content original or not is still high quality. From its original content such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to the HBO shows such as The Sopranos, Amazon Prime is providing us with some of the most excellent shows and movies. So, if you want to take a binge-watch trip outside the Netflix realm, here are 10 Excellent Shows To Watch On Amazon Prime apart from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
1. The Man in the High Castle:
Loosely based Philip K. Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle is about what the world might look like if the outcome of World War II was different. In the alternative dystopian world, the Axis powers won the war, leading to the United States being divided into three parts. An area controlled by the Japanese, another section controlled by Nazis and there’s a no-man’s land in between. The thriller is well-acted, tense, and often violent.
This British show is about a dry-witted woman known only as Fleabag who doesn’t have any filter. Starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge and based on her 2013 one-woman show of the same name, Fleabag packs an enormous amount of comedy and ache into its short runtime. A twenty-something woman living in London while trying to cope with tragedy and rejecting anyone who tries to help her, Fleabag is relatable, tragic and funny.
Patriot, created by Steven Conrad, is about John Tavner who is a N.O.C. (Non-official cover) for the CIA. Describing this show is hard, you just got to watch it know it. John Tavner and the complications that arise along the way gets more intense in every episode. Patriot is one of those shows that deeply impacts its audience. This pitch-black comedy is not for everyone.
4. One Mississippi:
Though One Mississippi is a dark comedy, it is more like a healing drama. The show is inspired by the events in comic Tig Notaro’s life. Recovering from breast cancer, Tig returns home to Mississippi after her mother dies unexpectedly. After Tig returns to her hometown, she is forced on a painful journey that uncovers uncomfortable truths about herself and her family. But even in the toughest circumstances, Notaro finds clever ways to find humor.
Starring Titus Welliver, Bosch is about Harry Bosch, a detective working with the Los Angeles Police Department. Former military man, Bosch is a badass with a thirst for the truth. While solving some hauntingly grisly murders, Bosch uncovers conspiracies, corrupt cops, and even his own mother’s murderer. Bosch is quite dark and one of the best crime series of now.
6. The Americans:
The Americans is about two Russian spies who are married to each other posing as Americans in order to spy on the American government. The setting of the early 1980s in the show is captivating and the drama between the married couple is the real pull of the show. The show is well-crafted, gripping, and captivating. The Americans is one of the best shows to watch right now.
7. Curb Your Enthusiasm:
One of the best comedies of recent time, Curb Your Enthusiasm is about a fictionalized version of Larry David. The funny, clever, relatable and at times uncomfortable show often feels like a spin-off of Seinfield.
8. The Sopranos:
David Chase’s The Sopranos follows the life of an Italian-American mafia head based in New Jersey named Tony Soprano. Tony’s struggles to manage his family and criminal life is like all of us trying to balance our work and family life. It is one of the most well-written shows of all time. The show is loaded with comedy, brutality, emotion and some of the best characters of television.
9. Rescue Me:
Rescue Me first aired in 2004 and it takes a semi-serious look at the lives of firefighters in New York City through fellow fireman, Tommy Gavin. Gavin played by Denis Leary, also the creator of the show suffers from PTSD and survivor’s guilt following the deaths of many peers in the 9/11 attacks. Relapsing into alcoholism, Tommy tackles with issues like depression, addiction, infidelity, and more.
10. Twin Peaks:
Anything that involves David Lynch is got to be good if not great. Set in the titular town deep in the Pacific Northwest, Twin Peaks is about FBI Agent Dale Cooper and the mysterious murder of high schooler Laura Palmer. The strange characters living in Twin Peaks and their wicked secrets hiding beneath the surface of their simple lives reveals as the show goes on. Twin Peaks is a brief and captivating show worth watching.