Best TV shows to watch on Amazon Prime Video

Whilst Amazon Prime Video started as a platform to buy and watch movies and TV shows, it has transcended into a lot more now. Amazon Prime Video has assembled an impressive and growing lineup of a great collection of new and classic movies and TV shows and high-quality original content. Moreover, it has scored the rights of some first-rate programs from other countries to stream in the United States. Subscribers of Amazon Prime Video have the choice to download TV shows and movies. Against a nominal monthly fee, subscribers have a buffet of refreshing choices. An additional feature of the service is the option to purchase or rent movies and TV shows that are not included in the subscription further providing an array of the vast selection.

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We have wired up a list of the best TV shows that you can binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video to quench your entertainment thirst.

The Office

Created by Michel Schur, The Office is a mockumentary based on a group of colleagues working in the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. The depth and growth of characters make you feel that you have grown with them together. This series is a roller coaster of emotions and pleasantness depicting the plague of the 9 to 5 world. The Office is unarguably a masterpiece that is being celebrated even today.

Genre: Sitcom, Mockumentary

No. of seasons: 9                              No. of episodes: 201

Original Release: March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013

IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 81%

Parks and Recreation

After the huge success of The Office, creators Greg Daniels and Michel Schur returned with another mockumentary sitcom, Parks and Recreations. Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, is a bureaucrat passionate about her department, parks, and recreation and works through the odds to make America a beautiful park in the world.

Genre: Sitcom, Mockumentary, Political Satire

No. of seasons: 7                              No. of episodes: 126

Original Release: April 9, 2009, to February 24, 2015

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 93%


House, claimed as one of the best American medical drama series that aired successfully for 8 years, is a story about Dr. Gregory House. The protagonist is a misanthropic, unconventional, and medical genius who leads a functional team of diagnosticians despite his dependence on Vicodin, pain medication. The series takes the viewers through the ups and downs of the characters in this make-believe Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital whilst engaging them in various medical cases.

Genre: Medical Drama

No. of seasons: 8                              No. of episodes: 177

Original Release: November 16, 2004, to May 21, 2012

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 90%

This Is Us

An American romantic family drama created by Dan Fogelman brings the meaning of true warmth in this series. Three siblings, Kevin, Randall, and Kate go through emotional adventures to grow out of a tragedy of the past.

Genre: Drama

No. of seasons: 5                              No. of episodes: 74 and counting

First episode date: September 20, 2016

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 93%

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Emmy award-winning series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, brought to our lives by the creator of Gilmore Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino, is set up in the late 1950s. The protagonist, Mrs. Maisel, performed by Rache Brosnahan, is an aspiring standup comedian and the story revolves around how she manages her inspirations and family life eloquently with poise and grace. With exceptional cinematography, pure warmth, and passion grated, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a treat to watch.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

No. of seasons: 3                              No. of episodes: 26

First episode date: March 17, 2017

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 89%

Jack Ryan

Shattering the good-boy image of Jim Halpert, John Krasinski plays a rugged CIA analyst in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Jack Ryan, pushed into a dangerous and overpowering field assignment for the first time, uncovers the blatant truth of global terrorism.

Genre: Action

No. of seasons: 2                              No. of episodes: 16

First episode date: August 31, 2018

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 71%

The Boys

With its super violent story of the ever-so good superheroes that turned bad at the hand of multi-billion conglomerates, The Boys has brought a new perspective to life. This dark comedy intertwined with superhero fiction is the perfect blend that we require to escape from our normal lives.

Genre: Dark comedy, Thriller, Drama

No. of seasons: 2                              No. of episodes: 16

First episode date: July 26, 2019

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 90%

Sneaky Pete

Sneaky Pete, as the title suggests, revolves around a con man Marius disguised as Pete sneaking around, assuming the identity of his cellmate Pete to dodge a gangster he robbed before going to jail. Giovanni Ribisi plays a great Pete with his uncanny expressions in this comedy-drama.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime

No. of seasons: 3                              No. of episodes: 30

Original Release: August 7, 2015, to May 10, 2019

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 96%

Modern Love

This anthological series successfully and gracefully adapts the ‘The New York Times’ column of the same name telling real-life tales of love and relationships in the modern age. This series gives you an added advantage to look through the lives of these real people when you are done watching the series to rebuild your trust in love.

Genre: Romance, Comedy

No. of seasons: 1                              No. of episodes: 8

First episode date: October 18, 2019

IMDb Rating: 8/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 75%

Ted Bundy: Falling For a Killer

For all the docuseries lovers, this new take on Ted Bundy’s life has a lot of insight for the first time from a female perspective. In this short series, Bundy’s daughter and long-term girlfriend come forward and uncover his disturbing hatred towards women and how these events coincided with the feminist wave of the 1970s.

Genre: Docuseries, Drama

No. of seasons: 1                              No. of episodes: 5

First episode date: January 31, 2020

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 80%


Amazon Prime Video brings our favorite mafia boss, Al Pacino back into our lives with its original series, Hunters. Al Pacino leading a group of blood-hungry Nazi hunters, track down and kill the absconded Nazi generals living a normal life in America in the late 1970s. With its Tarantino-esque nerve, this top watch is a terrifying path to truth.

Genre: Dark Comedy, Crime

No. of seasons: 1                              No. of episodes: 10

First episode date: February 21, 2020

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 64%