Prime Video: The 34 Absolute Top TV Shows You Should Watch

Prime Video is home to tons of great TV shows, from the Emmy-winning comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to psychological thriller Chloe. Although Amazon doesn’t upload a lot of content to its streamer every week, the volume is growing, giving us more shows for our viewing pleasure.

Below you’ll find highlights from new shows and CNET’s complete list.

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What’s New on Prime Video This Month

These are the shows that you should be paying attention to this month.

Dec. 2

  • Riches, season 1 premiere (2022-): Drama. It is about the adventures of a wealthy, brash, and super-successful family.
  • Three Pines, season 1 premiere (2022-): Drama. A chief inspector investigates all cases that occur beneath the idyllic surface in the Quebec village Three Pines.

Dec. 8

  • The Bad Guy, season 1, premiere (2022-).: Dark comedy. A Sicilian public procuror who dedicated his entire career to fighting the mafia was suddenly accused of being one.

Dec. 13

  • Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge, season 1 premiere (2022-): Baking competition that invites bakers into Dr. Seuss’ world and competes for $50,000.

Dec. 21

  • Season 3 premiere, 2018-03-01 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.Action-thriller starring John Krasinski. Season 3 features Jack Ryan racing against the clock in an attempt to stop a series destabilizing conflict from leading to global chaos.

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Amazon Prime Video Original TV Shows

These TV shows have all scored at least 70 on Metacritic as of the time this article was written.


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The Boys invaded Amazon, a violent tale of antihero vigilantes seeking revenge on the world’s most beloved super heroes. These heroes aren’t all they seem. Their corporate bosses cover up their dirty personal lives, including sexual harassment, assassination, and even the occasional assault. The Boys is a family-friendly comedy that combines social commentary, black comedy, and pops of gore.

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The Tick was cancelled after just two seasons. But, the superhero comedy will still deliver a blast of fast-paced action and colorful humor with its tongue in its mouth. The Tick, a bulletproof superhero who wears a blue tick suit, is based on the comic character. His sidekick is? The meek Arthur, who wears a… moth suit. Their archnemesis is The Terror who is a supervillain from their city’s underworld. This is the show for you if you are looking for pure superhero entertainment.

Invincible, a cartoon that isn’t for everyone, could be your convert. It ranks alongside Rick and Morty and BoJack Horseman as well as other adult cartoons. Invincible, a comic by Robert Kirkman (the creator of Walking Dead), follows Mark Grayson (17) as he trains to be a superhero, just like his father who happens to have the most powerful superhero on Earth. The episodes are nearly 50 minutes long and connect into one big, blood-spattered story. Invincible, a subversive series starring J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, and Steven Yeun, will captivate you in its intelligent animated world.


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The Kids in the Hall (2022-22-)

Prime Video has revived The Kids in the Hall, the Emmy-nominated Canadian sketch comedy program that ran from 1988 to 1995. (By “resurrects,” it means that the show literally exhumes members from the grave they were buried in at end of the original show. This is just the beginning.  Follow the comedians as you watch them fight over imaginary love interest, mislabeled desserts and write the last fax. Be aware: Some of these sketches may be disturbing. Highly NSFW.

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, 2017-

A 1950s housewife turns standup comic. This brilliant series by Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman Palladino is filled with hilarious performances by Rachel Brosnahan (and Alex Borstein) and great dialogue. Our charming heroine moonlights as comedian while also fulfilling her duties as a Jewish American upper-class housewife. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has it all: stunning visuals, warmth, and zingers.

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A League of Their Own (2022-22-)

Prime Video’s TV show A League of Their Own is based on the 1992 movie of the same title. It features new characters played by Abbi Jacson, D’Arcy Carten, and other actors. The comedy-drama’s premiere episode features women trying out for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (’40s). The show explores themes such as race and sexuality and features a satisfying period setting with compelling characters.

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This series is unique because it uses the Rotoscoping animation technique to tell the story of a young woman who, after suffering a near-fatal car accident, discovers she can manipulate time. Intriguing, right? It gets even better: Alma’s father is played by Bob Odenkirk, who asks for her help in investigating the murder. Undone, which bends time and space in a surreal way, is a beautiful existential for those seeking deep material.

In this hilarious comedy thriller, seven strangers are given the same community payback sentence. It is set in Bristol, England. The six-episode series is dark, funny, and touching and offers a fascinating look at the backgrounds of its rule-breakers and the relationships they form between them. When some of the group members find a bag of cash, the plot thickens. Stephen Merchant, co-creator of The Office UK, created the show.

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A Very English Scandal (2018-2021)

A scandalous sex incident in the UK Parliament Starring Hugh Grant, Ben Wishaw. Russell T. Davies is responsible for bringing to life this slice of British politics from the late 1970s. Jeremy Thorpe is a Liberal member in Parliament who wants to silence Norman, his ex-lover, before his career goes down the drain. The murder conspiracy, big trial and media scrutiny are captured through A Very English Scandal’s darkly funny lens.

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If you feel like the Fleabag train is passing you by, it’s high time to take it all in. The play-turned-extraordinary comedy series stars Phoebe Waller Bridge. A 30-year-old woman who runs a cafe leads a sexy lifestyle with a sense for humor that conceals the tragedies. Fleabag is almost word-for-word accurate, and has a fourth-wall breaking device. It often does her best to shock and devastate while being hilarious.


After WandaVision, going on a Katheryn Hhn binge? Marvel’s favorite witch was featured in one season of this 2016 comedy. It had a memorable title. Her character’s name is also memorable: Chris Kraus (an artist and filmmaker who moved to Texas with her husband). Kevin Bacon plays his fellowship sponsor. She quickly falls in love. Yes, Kevin Bacon is involved in this. As her infatuation challenges everything, the dynamic of her marriage changes. I Love Dick did not make it to the second season. However, the first season is well worth your time.

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Catastrophe features Carrie Fisher in her final TV role. It is a rom-com about chaotic, messy people. Rob, a Bostonian from London, and Sharon, a Londoner, have a one-week affair that leads to an unplanned child and Rob moving to the UK in order for them to start a family. The problem is that Sharon & Rob don’t know each other. Catastrophe, which covers age, sexiness, parenthood, marriage, and love in its open book format, is a great rom-com with four seasons.

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Transparent’s story is unique and follows the Pfefferman family as they discover their father is changing into Maura. This tightly scripted comedy-drama shows a more human side to the lives of the Pfeffermans, such as a unhappy marriage and a disappointed child. Transparent is a show worth watching.

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Mozart in the Jungle (2014-2018).

Mozart in The Jungle is a comedy-drama set within New York’s classical musical scene. Hailey, a rising oboist, meets Rodrigo the eccentric conductor who is charged with revitalizing New York Symphony. Mozart in The Jungle charms you with its simplicity and jargon.


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This documentary series focuses on Lorena Bobbitt’s story, the woman who famously cut her husband’s penis in 1993. It includes interviews that provide context and additional information about the decades-old events. It provides much-needed attention on the abuse Bobbitt claims she suffered at John Wayne Bobbitt’s hands. Jordan Peele executive produced this well-researched series that is well-worth your attention.

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In LulaRich, the directors of Hulu’s Fyre Festival documentary explore the dark side of multi-level-marketing company, LuLaRoe. The documentary series features four episodes and interviews DeAnne Stidham, founders of LuLaRoe. It portrays a grim picture of the women’s clothing giant known for its colorful and patterned leggings. The documentary focuses on women who joined the company, investing a lot of money, and dealing with a toxic culture, stinky merchandise, and achieving financial goals. Enjoy this fascinating and well-made documentary that tells the stories of former LuLaRoe retail employees. 


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This British thriller, starring Erin Doherty (a star), will grab your attention. The story centers on Becky, who is a temp who takes on unusual identities to sneak into art galleries or yoga classes. She attempts to find out more details by posing as another woman after a woman she follows obsessively via Instagram suddenly passes away. This six-episode limited series will make you forget about your timeline.

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Season 2 of Homecoming wasn’t as successful but it was better than season 1. Julia Roberts stars in this psychological thriller about a military rehabilitation facility that is run by questionable owner. Homecoming has tension and paranoia because it uses a powerful, mystery-building narrative that spans two timelines. Fun fact: The series uses Actual scores of movies from Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and more.

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The Man in the High Castle (2015-2019).

The Man in High Castle is an alternate history where the Axis powers (Rome–Berlin–Tokyo) win World War II. The series is based on a Philip K. Dick novel. It follows characters who live in a parallel universe where Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan have control of the US. There is newsreel footage that shows a world where Japan and Germany lose the war, which causes some to rebel. Ridley Scott, the producer of The Man in the High Castle, is the one who steers this dystopia-themed series. This is riveting TV. It’s fully realized and has a clear plot.


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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022-2022-)

Prime Video’s highly-anticipated and expensive fantasy series has already made its mark. Amazon has already committed to four more seasons. The streaming service will benefit from the series’ incredible visuals, large cast and sense of adventure. It was set thousands of miles before The Lord of the Rings. Part of the series follows a young Galadriel, played by Morfydd.

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The Legend of Vox Machina (2022-20)

Get ready for a brand new animated series that follows a group of boisterous, drunken misfits called Vox Machina. Based on Dungeons & Dragons web series Critical Role (you don’t have to be familiar with that to enjoy this show), The Legend of Vox Machina sees its protagonists go from being broke bar-hoppers to accepting a mission to stop evil brewing in Exandria. The characters are further introduced in a musical number about halfway through the episode. Yes, that’s correct, I meant musical number. You’ll be up for any element of this show. These misfits are the best people to fight for the kingdom. One royal decision-maker admits that they do have a bear.

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Forever can be a gentle way to set your world ablaze if you are in a meditative mood. June (Maya Rudolph), Oscar (Fred Armentisen), are a married couple who live in suburban America until they encounter unexpected turns that take them to another world. The slow-burning first episode will reward you with an eight-episode series that is beautifully crafted and deeply meaningful.


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The seven-season series, which is based on Michael Connelly novels and features old-fashioned detective drama, is a police procedural. Titus Welliver plays the role of Harry Bosch, a Los Angeles police detective who is haunted by his mother’s death. While he is busy catching serial killers, keeping his family safe, and investigating her murder, he also investigates. Bosch is both functional and straight-forward, providing a steady mystery and a solid lead. The good news is that Amazon’s IMDb TV has a spinoff series, with Welliver still the titular detective.

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Ripper Street (2012-2016)

This dark and gritty series takes place in the late 1800s, on the streets at Whitechapel. It was once terrorized previously by Jack the Ripper. Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen), along with the police, must deal the aftermath of the Ripper killings, which have left London in anarchic condition. The episodic mysteries are made more immersive and suspenseful by the excellent acting, strong characters, and, most importantly, strong dialogue. You will find five superb seasons, each with six to eight episodes.


The Summer I Turned Pretty (2022-22)

Keep reading if you are looking for a coming-of age story with a summer setting, a teenage love triangle, and a soundtrack filled with Taylor Swift songs appeals to your ears. Belly (breakout actor Lola Tung), makes the much-anticipated annual trip to a beach home with her mom, brother and sister. She looks different than she did when she visited Cousin’s beach and spent time with Conrad and Jeremiah, her mom’s best friend. Jenny Han, a young-adult author, wrote the book that inspired the TV series and is one of the showrunners.

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The Pursuit of Love (2021).

This romance, based on the 1945 Nancy Mitford novel, will either make you fall madly in LOVE or cause you to raise an eyebrow. The Pursuit of Love is about two cousins who have different views on life. Lily James is Linda Radlett. Her exuberant romantic adventures take her from London to Paris. Fanny Logan, played by Emily Beecham, navigates the confines of married life. This miniseries of three episodes will transport you into a story filled with joy, sadness, laughter, and pain.

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Are you looking to find love? With Love is a rom-com that might just be for you. The charming premise features the Diaz siblings Lily, Jorge, and their journey through major holidays, from Halloween to Christmas. These holidays can be stressful for singletons who are looking for romance. Follow the Diaz family on their journey with their charming, sometimes awkward extended family. A pleasant, earnest breeze.


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Paper Girls’ first episode, a sci-fi TV series, features four children riding bikes on paper delivery routes in 1988. Although it may sound like something you’ve seen on Netflix, Prime Video’s Prime Video’s show is a stand-alone sci-fi series. Follow the girls as they travel through time, encounter powerful adversaries, and learn more about each other. Another reason to see the show? Ali Wong, comedian, is also in the cast.

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Amazon saved The Expanse from the void of canceled TV and brought us six seasons. The Expanse has smart sci-fi characters, high production values, and a hint of detective noir. A conspiracy threatens to ignite a cold conflict between the largest powers in a future when humanity has colonized the Solar System. A group of antiheroes is at the center. In the later seasons, expect to see more space western themes.


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Marius, a con man, walks free from prison only to be pursued by the gangster that he once robbed. He assumes the identity Pete, his cellmate, and walks back into Pete’s family’s lives, who are not the wiser. Part-drama and part-comedy, Bryan Cranston brings all the gravitas of gangster Vince to this party-comedy. The addictive episodes will keep you entertained as Pete pulls his tricks.

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As We See It is a newer Prime Video entry and deserves a place among its top shows. This heartfelt series stars three autistic actors. It follows young adults with autism as they try to find love, make friends, and navigate their way through jobs. Neurotypical actors usually play autistic charactersThe casting is what sets this movie apart on screen. It’s also funny, heartfelt and poignant, and has well-rounded characters you’ll love to root for. The show could be my favorite TV series. glowing Metacritic scoreThis watch speaks for itself, but you need to decide if it is the right watch for you.

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Underground Railroad (2021-)

Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Sublime filmmaker, adapts Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad into an energizing 10-episode series. The fictional story takes place in the 1800s and follows Blacks as they attempt to escape slavery by using a network of tunnels and hidden tracks. The Underground Railroad is a chilling and emotional triumph that taps into magical realism with a stellar cast including William Jackson Harper and Thuso Mbedu.

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This gripping British series explores the life of an informant and the dangers of coercing someone else to accept the dangerous job. Paddy Considine stars as DS Gabe Waters (who also has a Game of Thrones prequel gig) and is a counterterrorism agent who is tasked to infiltrate a far-right group in West Yorkshire. Bel Powley (The Morning Show & The King Of Staten Island) plays the role of DC Holly Morten. He tries to get British Pakistani Raza (Nabhaan Riza) aboard to discover information about a possible terrorist attack. This is a provocative thriller that will keep your attention.


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This horror anthology series features Japanese folklore as well as explorers who travel into unknown territory. The first chapter also stars Jared Harris, pre-Chernobyl. He plays the Arctic explorer captain who is trapped in the ice. The crew is subject to cabin fever and harsh conditions. A mysterious presence lurking in the mist also stalks them. The Terror is a thrilling, prestige horror film that is infused with atmosphereal dread. The Terror can be viewed on Prime Video in Australia or AMC in the’s a VPN guide).

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