Amazon Prime Video’s library has expanded quite a bit since the service launched. Since it began offering free, streaming movies and TV shows to Prime members, its limited library has grown into a media vault. Now it challenges other popular platforms like Netflix and Hulu. If you are looking for a new series while stuck at home, you can take a look at our list of the 10 best shows to watch on Amazon Prime. Amazon also holds a slight edge as they own the exclusive rights to HBO’s back catalog. They have a list of great original shows too. Continue reading to know about the Best Shows To Watch On Amazon Prime this week.
Dead Like Me
Although, only 2 seasons long, Dead Like Me has a fan following of its own and is widely regarded as an under-appreciated gem of its time. The 2003 comedy series follows a colorful group of “reapers”. These individuals who died and are now tasked with helping souls move on to the afterlife. The follows as these characters attempt to go about their work while also dealing with lingering issues from their mortal lives.
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been sweeping the awards since its release. The historical drama set in the late 1950s follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel and her journey to become a stand-up comedian. Mrs. Maisel is a housewife unexpectedly dumped by her husband and with a hidden talent.
The Twilight Zone
Some shows or movies never get old & The Twilight Zone is one of them, a comprehensive collection of mystical tales. It is one of the best and highest-rated shows of all time and it was just recently rebooted. Rod Serling’s wildly this influential creation still works brilliantly more than a half-century after it first aired. So if you want to catch up on a really great show, then The Twilight Zone is the best one for you.
Flight of the Conchords
Flight of the Conchords is a comedy series of unfortunate events. It follows two rock band members, Bret and Jemaine. Chasing their dreams of music stardom they move to New York and face various challenges and land up in hilarious situations. The comedic timing and rapport of the stars and the music are the biggest plus points of this series.
Deadwood is a 2004 drama series that lasted for 3 seasons. This awesome series is often regarded as one of the greatest TV series ever made. The Emmy-winning Western drama Deadwood follows the residents of the South Dakota town both before and after its annexation by the Dakota Territory. The impressive cast lead by Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane, portraying real-life historical figures Seth Bullock and Al Swearengen is the biggest plus point of this show.
One of the highest-rated shows on prime, The Wire is regarded as one of the best cop shows in of its time. Set in Baltimore, the series casts an unflinching gaze at the war on drugs and its effect on society as Detective James McNulty and his team investigate the drug kingpins and their relations with the law enforcement agencies. The show begins as a police procedural following a group of detectives hoping to bust one of the biggest drug kingpins in Baltimore. The show’s extreme attention to the lives and minds of its criminal element is what difference it from other cop shows.
Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under is a grim comedy-drama following Fisher’s family. The family of morticians confronts death with every episode in the form of a new corpse to be buried. As Nathaniel Fisher Sr. dies and hands over the control of his funeral home business to his sons Nathaniel Samuel Jr and David, the family conflicts increase. The show is filled with gallows humor and some genuinely heartwarming moments. Six Feet Under is definitely one of the best shows to watch on prime.
The Boys is not just any superhero series, it’s actually a lot different than the usual superhero stuff we watch. It’s a dark, corrupt deconstruction of super-powered heroes and villains. It’s based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic book series of the same name following a group of vigilantes who take it upon themselves to police the super-powered heroes. These heroes abuse their abilities and take advantage of people’s trust. The Boys, set in a world of corruption running through superheroes, corporates, and media, is a grim and violent and clever series more than worth watching.
Undone is an adult cartoon series created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and writer Kate Purdy (BoJack Horseman). The series stars Rosa Salazar (Alma) and Bob Odenkirk. It follows the journey of Alma, a 28-year-old who nearly dies in a car accident. She slowly begins to lose her mind and develops this newfound relationship with time. She questions her understanding of reality when her father reappears years after his death which forces her to find out the truth about his death. The realistic animation technique, the dark humor and musings on grief, trauma, and mental health make it one of the best shows to watch on prime.
Band of Brothers
The Band of Brothers is a miniseries, a collection of fifty portraits illustrated by archive footage and recounted invoice. Produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman, Band of Brothers is HBO’s first World War II miniseries. And it is absolutely devastating and incredibly cinematic. It follows the true story of the men of Easy Company from their days at basic training in 1942 to all the way to the end of World War II. Every episode starts with interviews with the real soldiers who fought in those devastating wars. Band of Brothers is one of the best shows to watch on prime.