When it comes to some of the best shows available to stream right now, Amazon Prime offers not only a great selection of TV shows from a wide variety of networks, they’ve even gravitated into producing their own award winning Amazon originals over the past few years. Here you’ll find a quick and easy guide to some of the best shows on Amazon Prime right now to help you narrow things down when the time comes to decide what to start binge watching next.
Not only will you find full seasons of shows like Justified that you can't get on Netflix or Hulu, you’ll also find Amazon originals such as Goliath, Bosch, and Transparent which have put Amazon on the map as a production company in their own right. So the next time you’re looking to kick back and enjoy a relaxing night in, be sure to check out this list of some of the best shows on Amazon Prime right now.
An Amazon original, Goliath is the tale of a once powerful lawyer named Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton) who finds himself disgraced into becoming a washed up ambulance chaser. When he takes on a wrongful death case against the huge law firm he helped create, Billy finds himself uncovering a vast conspiracy that may offer the key to his redemption.
Based on a bell-selling series of books by Michael Connelly, Bosch is the tale of Harry Bosch, a homicide detective with the Hollywood Division of the LAPD. In this Amazon original, Bosch follows his never ending search for the truth through a series of investigations of everything from suspicious deaths to the dark side of the police department.
If you want to see some truly amazing acting, look no further than Tatiana Maslany, who plays a variety of different lead characters in Orphan Black. The story line follows a troubled young woman named Sarah whose life is turned upside down when she witnesses the death of a woman named Beth who happens to look just like her.
After stealing the woman’s identity, Sarah eventually uncovers the fact that Beth was actually her clone…and not the only one. She’s soon thrust into a fight for her life as she uncovers the vast conspiracy at the bottom of she and her clones’ identities.
Vikings is the tale of a- you guessed it- Viking, named Ragnar Lothbrok who claims to be a direct descendant of the Norse god Odin. Ragnar struggles with his chieftain, who insists on sending his tribesmen to raid the same areas in the East that they’ve been pillaging for years, while Ragner dreams of discovering new and richer lands in the west. With the help of his friends, Ragner finds a way to develop new boats that can make the trip to new and unchartered territories, which they band together in an attempt to conquer.
The Man In the High Castle
Loosely based on Phillip K. Dick’s novel by the same name, The Man in the High Castle is alternative history series that examines what the modern world might look like if World War II had ended differently. In the show’s version of events, the Allies where defeated and the U.S. was divided into three sections, controlled by the Japanese and Nazis, with a buffer zone in between. Among the oppression of the ensuing regimes, a series of films emerge that ignite hope by appearing to show a different world.
Veep is a comedy about a former Senator named Selina Meye (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who is elected to serve as the new Vice President of the United States. As it turns out however, being the VP is not exactly what Selina expected but more closely resembles everything she was warned about on her way to the top. The series follows her adventures as she struggles to keep both her personal and private lives afloat with the help of her (somewhat) trusted aides and allies.
The Americans takes place shortly after Reagan’s election to President and follows the lives of two KGB spies who pose as average Americans in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Though the couple’s marriage started as an assignment that even their children are unaware of, it continues to take a series of twists and turns as one of them starts to enjoy the perks of American life and considers defecting.
Justified follows the adventures of Deputy Raylan Givens, who reluctantly returns to the Kentucky town where he grew up due to a reassignment. In a world where the law isn’t always so black and white, Rayland finds his own style of enforcing justice as he reunites with old friends, not all of whom are always on the right side of the law.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
In this hilarious improvised series, Larry David, the creator of “Seinfeld” plays a version of himself as he faces life’s small annoyances, which he always manages to turn into much bigger deals that he’s then forced to contend with.
From executive producers Graham Yost and Bryan Cranston comes the story of a con man named Marius, played by Giovanni Ribisi. When Marius decides to reinvent himself by stealing the identity of his cell mate, Pete, he has no idea that Pete’s unsuspecting family comes with it's own series of secrets that could end up making life more dangerous for him than ever.
The Expanse takes place in the distant future when humans have colonized the solar system and Earth finds itself on the brink of war with Mars. Amid the rising tensions, a detective teams up with a rogue ship’s captain in order to investigate the case of a missing young woman. Throughout the course of their search however, they end up uncovering what may be one of the greatest conspiracies in the history of humanity.
Transparent is an Amazon original comedy-drama series that follows the story of Mort, a divorced dad who longs to reveal that he’s transgender to his three adult children. Little does he know however, that his children have plenty of secrets of their own.
Mr. Robot is the story of a computer programmer named Elliot who works in cybersecurity by day and indulges in vigilante hacking by night. He faces a moral dilemma when he’s recruited to join an underground group of hackers bent on destroying corporate America, including the company he’s paid to protect.
Catastrophe is a hilarious sitcom written by its two stars, who play an American named Rob and an Irish teacher named Sharon. When the two meet during a business trip to London, they decide to have a little fun with no strings attached.
Their decision is ultimately made much more complicated however, when they later realize that Sharon was impregnated during the course of their causal hook-up. Despite the countless hurdles that the situation entails, the two decide to try and make it as a couple.
Whether you're looking for some of the best shows on TV or all new Amazon originals, Amazon Prime has you covered with a great selection you won't find anywhere else!
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