Many people are Amazon Prime members and don’t even realise that paying monthly for Amazon Prime entitles them to stream a wide array of awesome original content. Here are 10 of the best shows available to stream right now on Amazon Prime.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
Starring John Krasinski in the role that singlehandedly made him an action star, this Amazon Prime original is one of the best shows available on the streaming platform as well as one of the best adaptations of Tom Clancy’s work that has ever graced the screen, big or small. Coming off its recent second season with more on the way, now is the perfect time to get into this sensational original.
For those who are sick of the bubblegum comic book hero fare that typically graces the cineplexes, Amazon offers you a dark and twisted comedic take on the superhero genre with “the Boys”, starring Karl Urban and executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg of “Superbad” fame. Fairly new with only one season under its belt, this gory superhero comedy received rave reviews and enough viewership to warrant the production of a second season. It would be a crime to miss it.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
One of Amazon Prime’s flagship series, this hilarious and heartfelt dramedy from the creators of “Gilmore Girls” stars Rachel Brosnahan as a female comedian struggling to make a name for herself in the increasingly beatnik comedy scene of the late 50s and early 60s. Incorporating real-world comedy history into its plot, this is a must-see for Prime subscribers and now is the perfect time to binge, with three seasons already available and more on the way. Critically adored and subtly political, this show is one for the ages.
Although it recently ended its run, this critical darling stands as one of the most provocative and critically-acclaimed shows in the entire Amazon Prime line-up. If you haven’t checked it out, go watch it now. Having just swept the Golden Globes, this dramedy is likely going to gain a lot of attention in the near future even if there are no more episodes on the way. If you don’t want to be left out of the conversation, be sure to binge-watch every episode as soon as possible. You won’t regret it.
This is a new addition to Amazon Prime and one that may interest fans of dark sci-fi and fantasy. Featuring Orlando Bloom as a detective investigating a string of supernatural murders, this is an intriguing and dark fantasy noir that will get you hooked and begging for more. The series has been renewed for a second season, so binging the first one is a great idea and will give you more to look forward to further down the line.
This one-and-done six-episode mini-series starring David Tennant of “Doctor Who” fame is a supernatural and religious odyssey based on the book of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. It’s an easy watch with a finite conclusion and serves as one of the premier examples of great storytelling offered by Amazon Prime.
For those who like drama, “Goliath” is an awesome starring vehicle for Billy Bob Thornton and showcases a down-on-his-luck but exceptionally talented lawyer trying to turn his life around and give up the booze. With three seasons available now for streaming and a fourth and final season coming soon, now is the perfect time to check out this haunting show.
The Man In the High Castle
Having recently finished its run, this haunting dystopian sci-fi based on the twisted works of Phillip K. Dick (of “Blade Runner” fame) is now available in full to stream on Amazon Prime. If you like thought-provoking science-fiction then don’t miss out on this awesome show.
“Bosch” is a long-running police drama that is dark and provocative and will get you hooked in an instant. There are five seasons now available and more on the way. As one of the longest-running Amazon Prime shows, you’d be a fool not to give it a look.
Although it’s sadly been canceled, this hilarious superhero satire has two seasons available for streaming that you could easily binge in a day or two. If you’re into broad comedy and some silly slapstick you can’t do much better than this.