Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service has come a long way since it first started offering free movies and TV shows to Prime members just over six years ago. What was once a pretty scant catalog has since grown into an offering formidable enough to take on the likes of Hulu and Netflix. With the relatively recent inclusion of popular HBO and BBC programs, Amazon now has something to offer nearly every viewer, whether you enjoy psychedelic thrillers or offbeat comedies.
If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, here’s a great place to start with a look at 30 of the best TV Shows on Amazon Prime Instant Video right now.
1. Flight of the Conchords
In the series, Bret (Bret McKenzie) and Jemaine (Jemaine Clement), two dudes from New Zealand, are in a folk band called Flight of the Conchords. The duo live in New York City and try to make it in the very competitive music industry.
Tv Show Review : It’s impossible not to love Jemaine, Bret and their manager Murray, and even the stalker Mel and the clueless, but utterly self-possessed Dave. A hilarious, deadpan show, interspersed with brilliant music videos that pay real respect to the genres from which they are drawn, while being brilliantly produced themselves. And the songs are actually all great songs, instantly hummable and spanning an incredibly wide range of genres, from Prince-styled funk to Beatlesque pop. Watch Now
Catastrophe was created by Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney for Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, who are the stars of the series. The do-it-all duo are also executive producers of the series.
Tv Show Review : We love this show! Not only is it hilarious, it touches on every aspect of dating, marriage, friendships, relationships, neighbors, children, etc., etc. It’s just about growing up and being adults and getting thru the day. I hope this comes back with Season 4 because it’s the best thing out there. We will surely miss Carrie Fisher, she was a gem, but I adore each and every actor and their character. Watch Now
Justified is based on the short story called “Fire in the Hole” by Elmore Leonard. The series was created and developed by Graham Yost. In the series, Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) is transferred back to his hometown in rural Kentucky where he tries to keep the peace and solve crimes while also dishing out his own idea of justice.
Tv Show Review : Mr. Olyphant fits the Marshall’s role perfectly. It is a beautifully cast show, one of the best jobs in that area I have ever watched fold out and the plots, scripts, acting and scenery are all spectacular. Who knew that Kentucky had so many crazy people in it who seem intent on breaking a law a minute. Instead of this show being cancelled they should (Amazon) consider buying the rights and shifting locations from place to place after several or three seasons in each bringing in new local Marshall Service and Bad Guy characters and plots to keep the show as fast paced as it is now. Watch Now
4. Honorable Mention: Suits
In Suits, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), a young, college dropout, is hired to work at one of the biggest law firms in New York City with Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), although Ross has never attended law school.
Tv Show Review : I like it. It is smart, sassy and even has a little romance too. The interaction between the various layers in the law firm hierarchy is interesting. Sometimes I think it goes off the deep end. For example, it’s hard to believe that people like Louis Litt really exist, but I have never been a member of a law firm so perhaps I am wrong. BTW, Louis (Rick Hoffman) would do a bang up great job of playing Friday in a revamped Dragnet. Watch Now
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5. Workaholics (2011-Present)
Workaholics is a little on the raunchy side, but their flavor of comedy and flare from the dramatic is one of the best and funniest things on TV right now. It’s always fresh, always funny, and I rarely watch an episode and feel disappointed. Those are marks of a great comedy.
Tv Show Review : Prime Seasons 1-6: The show is genius! Literally the entire cast is great. There’s not an ongoing storyline to keep up with which is another plus! I’ve never done drugs like these characters but they are fun to watch & laugh at. These are 3 adorable very silly people. Watch Now
6. Patriot (2017)
Patriot is the newest Amazon original series. The series premiered on Amazon Prime Video on February 24, 2017. If you like spy thrillers with a comedic edge, this is the new show for you. Binge-watch on Amazon now!
Tv Show Review : Finally! A show crediting its viewers with intelligence and humor. Hilariously clever. Confidently written, acted and shot by people who know there is a large – and hungry – audience more than happy to be challenged by characters and plot lines that aren’t spelled out with a mallet, needlessly blown up or undressed for mindless titillation. Highly recommended and something to be celebrated and supported. Watch Now
7. I Love Dick
I Love Dick is based on the book sof the same name written by Chris Kraus. The seris tells the story of a wife and husband, Christ (Katheryn Hahn) and Sylvere (Griffin Dunne), who become infatuated with a man named Dick.
Tv Show Review : I love this as an Artist myself I fell it talks about thing artist feel and some never talk to anyone about the wit is very good. I feel some may not understand it and may give it a lower rating based on that. I hoep it dose come back I love the Marfa beauty dance and all of the deep unsalted caterers portrayed by great actors. Refreshing and fun. Watch Now
8. Red Oaks (2015-Present)
Set in the 1980s, the series follows David (Craig Roberts), a college student working as a tennis pro at the exclusive Red Oaks Country Club in a New Jersey suburb. Over the summer, David tries to find himself, what he wants to do with his life, and explores a new summer fling.
Tv Show Review : I haven’t finished the first season run. I thought that at first this show might’ve just been a nostalgia show for me, but no. Well, kind of. Nostalgia like Don Draper uses it in the ‘Carousel’ speech. But I was an ’80s teen. Hard to be totally objective. Wife was not, and she likes it too. So it’s just just ’80s remembrance. Watch Now
9. Extras (2005-2007)
In the series, Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) is a very ambitious actor looking for his big break in the entertainment industry. However, because of his terrible agent, Darren Lamb (Stephen Merchant), Andy has to settle for gigs as an extra to pay his dues.
Tv Show Review : Classic Ricky Gervais! He keeps me laughing in everything I watch with him. I was desperate to find a new show after I finished The Office and Derek. So glad I came across this. I love his style of comedy. Watch Now
10. Veronica Mars (2004-2007)
After Lily Kane (Amanda Seyfried), a high school student, is murdered, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell), Lily’s friend and fellow high school student, begins working as a private investigator for her dad’s company that he opened as a result of losing his job as sheriff because of Lily’s murder investigation.
Tv Show Review : I’m going to be completely honest – this is coming from a full fledged marshmallow that suffered the long 7 years after this series got the axe. A little biased or had every right to be. But just because I’m a diehard fan doesn’t mean I walked into the theater expecting or having already dubbed this film a masterpiece without having seen it. To me, there were areas of the TV series that weren’t as up to par with the rest of it. Watch Now
11. Grimm (2011-Present)
The first four seasons of Grimm are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. The fifth season of Grimm premieres on October 30, 2015, but if you’ve missed a couple episodes, you can buy individual episodes of the fifth season of Grimm the day after they air on TV.
Tv Show Review : It’s a fun premise, especially for someone who’s always been a fan of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. I don’t recognize all the stories, but it doesn’t really matter since you don’t need to in order to follow the storyline. I’d recommend watching the first three episodes. If you’re not hooked by then, this show is not for you. Watch Now
12. House of Lies
The series revolves around Marty, a high-level management consultant. With his team at Kaan & Associates, Marty orchestrates major business deals, often with shady strategies and practices. The first two seasons are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video for free. The third and fourth season are available to stream if you have a Showtime subscription or membership.
Tv Show Review : Watch this thing. The whole thing. It’s so complicated and compelling. Being a man of color in a rich, white world. Being a woman in a rich, male world. How to parent a gender-fluid kid. Juggling personal ethics with personal addictions. Watch Now
Vikings is based on the legends and stories of Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the most well-known Norsemen and Vikings in history. Ragnar lived during the 13 century, which is when the series is set.
Tv Show Review : I absolutely love this Viking series! I have watched the first season twice and it’s just as good the second time around.
This season introduces the audience to all the main characters and the Vikings way of living. Finally there’s a show that digs deeper to show them as more than just savages. Watch Now
14. Mozart in the Jungle
The Amazon original series Mozart in the Jungle is loosely based on the Blair Tindall’s memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music. Tindall was an oboist in the New York Philharmonic and other shows over her long career. The memoir was adapted for TV by the great Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Alex Timbers.
Tv Show Review : Wonderful show. It took me a long time to watch it, because the early reviews gave me the impression that this would be just another show with characters who are addicted to sex and drugs and horrible to each other, and a temperamental maniac of a conductor. Watch Now
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Vincent Chase is Hollwood’s newest up-and-coming star fresh off the boat from Queens, New York. As a New Yorker trying to make his way in Hollywood, of course, Vince brought his “entourage” with him, including his two best friends, Turtle and “E”, and his brother, Johnny Drama. The series follows Vince, his friends, and his agent Ari Gold through a life of luxury, fame, money, girls, and everything they could ever want.
Tv Show Review : I recently saw the 2015 Entourage movie based on the HBO series, so I had to see how the series evolved. I was amazed with how well written the series was, the rapid fire dialogue between the actors is fun to watch. I really like the funny comebacks from Drama and Turtle as well as all the bantering between the main characters. Watch Now
16. Sneaky Pete
A con man (Giovanni Ribisi) on the run from a vicious gangster (Bryan Cranston) takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, “reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he’s trying to escape – and, just maybe, give him a taste of the loving family he’s never had.
Tv Show Review : Let me start off by saying that this review will contain NO SPOILERS. I really like the characters in this show; each actors performed so well and made me believe that they really fit into the roles they were supposed to play. When I first saw the main character, Pete, I said to myself, “Wow he really reminds me of Jesse Pinkman Watch Now
Bosch is one of the first Amazon original series to draw attention from the masses. The series is loosely based on Michael Connelly’s novels City of Bones, Echo Park, and The Concrete Blonde.
Tv Show Review : Amazon Studios deserves significant recognition and praise for demonstrating the creative potential of streaming. Season 3 of Bosch is the best so far. We’ve often told friends that “the best show on television, isn’t on TV–it’s on Amazon. Watch Now
18. Bored to Death
In Bored to Death, Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman), a fictional character with the same name as the show’s creator, is a struggling author and writer living in New York City. With no inspiration for his work, he begins working as a private investigator. With no idea what he’s doing, Jonathan’s P.I. work is basically a disaster.
Tv Show Review : Jason Schwartzman plays Jonathan Ames, a freelance writer w/ a novel under his belt, a 447,000 rating on Amazon (Jonathan explains to a Craigslist call girl that Amazon’s ranking system is all messed up & his ranking is prob higher episode 6 :). He writes sometimes for his wealthy friend George Christopher (Ted Danson), the bored-to-death editor of an Esquire-type, GQ-ish magazine. Watch Now
19. The Man in the High Castle
The Man in the High Castle is based on Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name released in 1962. The series is an alternate history of the United States that revolves around the U.S. losing World War II to the Japanese and Nazis.
Tv Show Review : Not only this is a beautiful and well done pilot, but it’s super engaging and quite a great homage to the book. I can’t wait to see more. The script is great, the photography is breathtaking and the performances incredibly solid for actors that are in the process of finding these characters. Order more! Watch Now
20. The Night Manager
In the series, Jonathon Pine (Tom Hiddleston), a manager at a hotel, is recruited to try to take down and international arms smuggling ring that is working with the local law enforcement.
Tv Show Review : John Le Carre is my 2nd favorite author, unluckily behind Thomas Pynchon, who is the greatest. But I love all his work, especially The Perfect Spy and Absolute Friends. Bob Dylan sings “It’s a Political World,” and Le Carre knows the “political world” as it is, like no one else. Watch Now
Banshee is a complex action crime thriller that premiered on Cinemax in 2013. The series ran for four seasons on Cinemax. The series finale aired on May 20, 2016. Unfortunately, only the first two seasons of the series are available to stream on Amazon right now.
Tv Show Review : I bought Banshee, sight unseen, based solely off a recommendation of a friend whose taste I trust. After having finished the season, I’m glad to say I now know for sure said friend has excellent taste. Banshee is a fast, fun, adult show that doesn’t pull any of its many, many punches. The fights are bonebreakingly, blood gushingly brutal. Watch Now
22. Sons of Anarchy
Created by Kurt Sutter, Sons of Anarchy tells the story of a fictional motorcycle gang, the Sons of Anarchy, that specializes in gun-running in California. The series focuses on Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), a member of the biker gang, and his family.
Tv Show Review : I never watched this series when it was current. One of my sons told me about it and i watched a few episodes. It was pretty good, it took me several episodes to get over Katie Sagal, I couldn’t get Peg Bundy out of my mind, but soon I saw her at Gemma – she’s done a terrific job in this series. Watch Now
23. American Horror Story
American Horror Story is a horror anthology series created by Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, two of the dudes who brought us Glee and Scream Queens. Because American Horror Story is an anthology series, each season of the show is its own separate story set in a different location and with a, largely, new cast.
Tv Show Review : American Horror Story continues to be a creative and new experience every season! Sometimes it may fall short of your expectations or might not be what you want it to become. But either way the show continues to be successful, all while entertaining its audience. The show elicits strong performances by multiple actors and lets those who decide to continue onto the next season of this anthology series to embody new roles. Watch Now
24. Twin Peaks
In Twin Peaks, FBI Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) travels to Twin Peaks, Washington, to investigate the murder of recent homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In the town, everyone is suspect and almost everyone has something to hide.
Tv Show Review : Garmonbozia means “pain and sorrow”, in case you didn’t know. If you didn’t know this, you will likely struggle with the new series at first. Familiarity with the original series, particular the fate of Agent Cooper in the last episode, is imperative. Knowledge of “Fire Walk With Me” and its “Missing Pieces” also helps dramatically. Watch Now
25. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Longtime friends, Mac, Charlie, Sweet Dee, Dennis, and Frank, also known as “The Gang,” own Paddy’s Pub, an Irish bar in Philadelphia, and get into various hijinks and tricky situations because of their flaws, selfishness, and overall stupidity.
Tv Show Review : If you’ve made it this far in the series, don’t back out now simply from the bad reviews. Expect the gang to touch on what’s happening in America in as awkward and as inappropriate a way, as usual. They’ll find that special way to make you laugh. It’s what they’ve always done, with that It’s Always Sunny twist. Sit back, grab your beer or fight milk, and let the comedy genius take effect. Watch Now
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In Louie, Louis C.K. stars as a version of himself in a story that reflects his real life as a divorced stand-up comedian living in New York City with his two girls. As a jack-of-all-trades, Louis C.K., in addition to starring in the show, writes, directs, produces, and edits the series by himself. He’s a one-man TV machine.
Tv Show Review : Louie C.K. is a genius, there are no two ways about it. Years ago I watched what I think was his original HBO series (where he lived in an apartment with one young daughter), but this new series if far superior. (I don’t get HBO on cable any more, so I’m watching these in Amazon Prime, which I love.) In this series Louie is divorced, shares custody of two daughters with his wife and much of the show takes place on stage during stand up. Watch Now
27. 24 (2001-2010)
In 24, Counter Terrorist Unit Agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) investigates crimes and thwarts terrorist attacks, like assassination attempts, bombings, etc., in the U.S. and abroad. Each episode of the series takes place in one-hour of Jack Bauer’s day, like “11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.,” and the full season takes place over the course of one day.
Tv Show Review : Watched this season at least three times in my life. Jack Bauer and Senator Palmer are true heroes. The excitement and tension is top notch. Super action with a good political intrigue. Excellent villains. Watch Now
28. The Grand Tour
In The Grand Tour, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May pick up where they left off in BBC’s Top Gear. The trio drives nice cars, laugh, and entertain us as they travel the globe.
Tv Show Review : Have you ever bought something like low-fat cheese, thinking “yeah, this should still hit the spot,” only to be disappointed by a mouth full of sawdust and play-doh? That was basically BBC’s new Top Gear. Well, get ready for the full, melty, artery-clogging, took-four-cows-and-eight-years, extra sharp English cheddar of automotive television. Watch Now
29. Hannibal (2013-2015)
After NBC canceled Hannibal, there was a ton of buzz that Netflix or Amazon would pick up the series for a fourth season, but that never happened. While Fuller won’t let Hannibal die that easy, it seems like this could be the end of the road for the series.
Tv Show Review : Binged through 13 episodes of Hannibal last night. Wow. For the record, this is my first review ever on Amazon EVER and I felt I owed it to the actors and the producers and all the talent involved to tell everyone how incredible this show is. If you have ever read the books, this show is extremely loyal to the text, and therefore the character development and build-up is fantastic. Watch Now
Goliath is Amazon’s newest original series in what’s been a great fall for Amazon original programming. The series stars Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton) as a troubled lawyer who takes on a case against his old law firm and finds himself in even more trouble.
Tv Show Review : I have to agree with several other reviewers. This is one of the best TV series I have ever watched. I would give it 10 out of 5 stars if Amazon had that option. Consumer alert, give yourself plenty of time if you start to watch. I just watched all 8 episodes last night. I could not stop watching. The plot is interesting and original. Watch Now
source : amazonadviser.com