Are you searching through Prime Video titles looking to start binge-watching a TV show? Well, keep reading. Below are some of the best TV shows on Prime Video.
Amazon Prime Video might fail to follow Netflix and HBO when it comes to movies titles, but when it comes to TV Shows, on Prime Video you can find some pretty unique series.
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Here is our list of 25 best TV shows on prime video right now:
1. Married… with Children (1987–1997)
Creators: Ron Leavitt, Michael G. Moye
Starring: Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal
Al Bundy leads a miserable life. He is a women’s shoe salesman, with an unemployed, money-spending wife, a beautiful but not equally smart daughter, and an intelligent son who is not very popular with the ladies. To make matters worse, their next-door neighbors are a well-off couple, who constantly remind Al of his misfortunes. The show portrays his never-ending tries to improve his life financially and his everlasting failures to do so.
2. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Creators: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld
Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander
Set in Manhattan, New York, the show focuses on Jerry Seinfeld, a stand-up comedian, and his handful of friends, all of them peculiar and likable in their ways and behavior. What the episodes lack in the plot they compensate in witty dialogues and comments on situations of everyday life in New York. The show is considered to be one of the best sitcoms ever made and has high rankings among what viewers and critics regard as the best shows of our time.
3. The Shield (2002–2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Creator: Shawn Ryan
Starring: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins
Set in Los Angeles, the show revolves around a fictional police district infested with crime, drugs, and prostitution in which a certain cop and his unit are trying to establish order and control.
Praised by the critics, the show won several accolades: a Golden Globe for Best TV Series (2002) and AFI Award for best tv series (2008). Michael Chiklis got a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best lead actor in a drama (2002).
4. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Creators: Lee Aronsohn, Chuck Lorre
Starring: Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones
Charlie Harper is a rich jingle writer who lives a hedonistic lifestyle in his beach house in Malibu. Alan is his older brother who is getting divorced and is not really successful. When Alan and his son start to live with Charlie, his previous lifestyle will be much harder to maintain.
5. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Creator: David Shore
Starring: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard
The series focuses on antisocial Dr. House who uses unconventional methods to solve the most bizarre medical cases. Even though he is dealing with chronic leg pain, dependence on pain medication, and lonely life, that won’t stop him from successfully diagnosing and treating patients when other doctors fail. Dr. House is determined to solve any puzzle and add some witty comedy too.
6. The Office (2005–2013)
Creators: Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Starring: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski
The show is a sitcom done in a mockumentary style – we follow a camera crew while it films the protagonists all day long. The main setting is an office belonging to a fictional company and whose employees, ranging in character and ego-size, experience daily strife and awkward workplace situations.
7. Damages (2007–2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Creators: Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman
Starring: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan
This legal thriller tv show focuses on litigation cases handled by an experienced and hard-hearted lawyer Patty Hewes (played by Glenn Close) and her protegee, a fresh law school graduate Ellen Parsons (played by Rose Byrne). At the same time, the plot explores their intricate relationship as well as the meaning behind the core values of successful law firms.
8. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Creators: Michelle King, Robert King
Starring: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles
This multiple-times awarded show (5 Emmys) centers on Alicia Florrick (played by Julianna Margulies), a housewife with a degree in law. When her husband, a state attorney, ends up behind the bars due to a sex and corruption scandal, she is forced to become the sole provider of her family by resuming her career as a litigator.
9. Parks and Recreation (2009–2020)
Creators: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur
Starring: Amy Poehler, Jim O’Heir, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt
The show follows a myriad of characters working in an Indiana town’s public institution, with Amy Poehler as enthusiastic Leslie Knope, a bureaucrat who has set her eyes on embellishing the town’s look by turning an abandoned construction site into a park and Nick Offerman as her boss, Ron Swanson, averse to anything resembling any governmental form.
The show was critically acclaimed and got quite a few awards and nominations, such as 14 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award for Poehler, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
10. Covert Affairs (2010–2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Creators: Matt Corman, Chris Ord
Starring: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett
Annie Walker is a young CIA operative and is assigned a job as a field agent in the Domestic Protection Division. With the help of a blind tech operative, Augie Anderson, Annie will get her cover story as an employee in the Smithsonian Museum, given that she speaks no less than six languages, and will somehow manage to navigate the disorderly world of espionage.
11. Justified (2010–2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Creator: Graham Yost
Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter
Raylan Givens, a stern deputy U.S. Marshal is notable for his old-fashioned sense of justice. It’s this anachronic approach to crime that will get him reassigned from Miami to Harlan, Kentucky – his rural hometown where the past will come to haunt him. In the breaks from fighting criminals, he will have to shed his strict attire and see who he really is underneath it.
12. Bosch (2014– )
Genre: Crime, Drama
Creator: Eric Ellis Overmyer
Starring: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino
We are introduced to Harry Bosch of L.A.P.D. homicides, a tough, rule-bending detective working on an investigation of a murdered teenage boy, haunted by his past, both old and recent. Every season brings about a hotter case to solve, and meanwhile, we witness detective Bosch’s struggle with his inner demons.
13. The Man in the High Castle (2015–2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Creator: Frank Spotnitz
Starring: Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, The Man in the High Castle portrays what life in the United States would have been if Germany and Japan had won the Second World War. The country is split between the two winning forces and their totalitarian regime subdues the freedom and rights of the American citizens. At one moment a woman comes into possession of a mysterious film that shows Germany and Japan’s defeat in the war, shaping the idea that the fascist government might be overthrown.
14. Sneaky Pete (2015–2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Creators: Bryan Cranston, David Shore
Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae
This one follows a con artist, as he leaves prison assuming his cellmate’s name, Pete, in an attempt to evade the clutches of a vindictive criminal. As Pete, he goes back to his family who hasn’t seen him in years and they all seemingly fall for his story. However, the family members have a shady background, too. Pete is pulled into the bail bond business and finds himself yet again in a world as perilous as the one he is trying to run away from.
15. The Expanse (2015– )
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Creator: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
Starring: Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper
Set two hundred years in the future, the show tells the story of a rising tension between planet Earth and Mars, which has been colonized, like the rest of the Solar system. The ones who truly suffer are the people caught in the middle of the fight – the ones living in the asteroid belt between the two planets. The disappearance of the daughter of the richest man in the colonies will trigger a set of events, uncovering a disturbing conspiracy to the main characters.
16. Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2016–2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Creator: Dave Callaham
Starring: Kat Foster, Moises Arias, Bar Paly
Jean Claude Van Damme plays none other than himself in this action-comedy-drama TV show. Having been retired, he delves into his field of the undercover agent once again when his old love reappears. Under the name of “Johnson”, he will return to what he does best – martial arts.
17. Goliath (2016– )
Creators: David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Tania Raymonde, Nina Arianda
Billy Bob Thornton plays Billy Mcbride, a disgraced lawyer who has lost everything – his job in a law firm he practically founded, his wife, and his dignity (becoming an ambulance-chaser). Things will change when he is approached by a woman, asking him to defend her in a case of wrongful death. Things will also become strange for Billy, manifesting in the forms of threats, abuse, and arrests, all of which will only make him want to pursue justice more.
18. American Gods (2017–)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Creators: Bryan Fuller, Michael Green
Starring: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover
Shadow Moon is an ex-convict who is released from prison because his wife died in a car accident. On his trip home, he will meet a mysterious man named Mr. Wednesday who will offer him a job. Shadow will initially decline the offer but eventually will accept it. He will soon find himself in the middle of a conflict in the hidden world where a battle is brewing between Old Gods and New Gods.
19. Jack Ryan (2018–)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Creators: Carlton Cuse, Graham Roland
Starring: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, John Hoogenakker
The titular character is a CIA analyst and comes from Tom Clancy’s written works of “Ryanverse”. Ryan will be catapulted from his ordinary desk job into the heart of a dangerous terrorist game when he spots suspicious irregularities in certain bank transfers, linking Europe and the Middle East.
20. Homecoming (2018–)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Creators: Micah Bloomberg, Eli Horowitz, Sam Esmail
Starring: Stephan James, Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale
Julia Roberts plays Heidi Bergman, a social worker holding a post at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center – a facility for soldiers in need of help getting back to their previous civilian lives. A few years later and at a completely different job, she is questioned by the Department of Defense about the reasons for leaving the Homecoming Center. As a whole new story surfaces, Heidi begins to reminisce and analyze her Homecoming memories.
21. The Terror (2018– )
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Creators: David Kajganich, Max Borenstein, Alexander Woo
Starring: Jared Harris, Derek Mio, Tobias Menzies
The show is a horror anthology tv-series and consists of two seasons. In the first one, the Royal Navy expedition to the Arctic goes horribly wrong when the crew finds themselves stuck in ice, running low on supplies and high on the fear that there is a menacing creature set on killing them all. The second season explores the fabled bakemono, a ghost or rather a supernatural being that terrorizes the inhabitants on the U.S. west coast during the times of World War II.
22. The Widow (2019)
Creators: Harry Williams, Jack Williams
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Charles Dance
The story revolves around Georgia Wells (played by Kate Beckinsale), who is sure that a man she saw reporting news from the Democratic Republic of Congo is her allegedly dead husband. To find the solution to this mystery, she herself travels to Congo and witnesses events of immense corruption joined with violence.
23. Hanna (2019– )
Genre: Action, Drama
Creator: David Farr
Starring: Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman
The plot revolves around Hanna, a teenage girl who lives with her adoptive father in a forest in Poland. The secret she will soon unearth is that there are some parts of her that have been genetically engineered, enhancing her motor skills and making her seemingly invincible and that she and many other youngsters are in fact a part of a top-secret CIA program. However, a CIA agent is given orders to locate and eliminate all of them, including Hanna.
24. The Boys (2019– )
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Creator: Eric Kripke
Starring: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr
The story depicts a world in which superheroes are greatly admired and worshipped by the common people when in fact they are anything but noble – arrogant, egoistical, and corrupt, they are the property of Vought International, a corporation that owns them and advertizes them without scruple. On the other hand, there are The Boys – a group of disillusioned individuals who are focused on revenge after what they or the people close to them have suffered because of the actions of the superhero team.
25. Star Trek: Picard (2020–)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Creators: Kirsten Beyer, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones
Following the events of Star Trek: Nemesis and set 20 years in the future, the series depicts the turmoils Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) experiences due to his painful past (death and destruction which took place in the previous Star Trek films) and his alliance with an enigmatic Dahj, a woman who desperately needs his help.
7 Best TV Shows on Prime Video According to IMDb
According to IMDb, these are 7 best TV shows on Prime Video (from the list above):
- The Office (2005–2013) – 8.9
- Seinfeld (1989–1998) – 8.8
- The Shield (2002–2008) – 8.7
- House M.D. (2004–2012) – 8.7
- The Boys (2019– ) – 8.7
- Parks and Recreation (2009–2020) – 8.6
- Justified (2010–2015) – 8.6
- The Expanse (2015– ) – 8.5
- Bosch (2014– ) – 8.4
- The Good Wife (2009–2016) – 8.3
- Goliath (2016– ) – 8.2
- Jack Ryan (2018–) – 8.1
- Damages (2007–2012) – 8.1
- Sneaky Pete (2015–2019) – 8.1
- The Man in the High Castle (2015–2019) – 8.0
- American Gods (2017–) – 7.8
- Hanna (2019– ) – 7.5
- Covert Affairs (2010–2014) – 7.3