Top 10 best series on amazon prime

Top 10 best series on amazon prime

Published on July 25, 2022 14:55 PM by Laura Mendes

Regarding its original shows, Amazon Prime has chosen a circuitous route. At first, it proposed the somewhat ground-breaking concept of combining a conventional pilot season with fan voting to choose which series would continue.

However, practically from the beginning, Amazon kind of just greenlit what it wanted to, including projects that weren't part of their system because they never had a pilot. In the end, it gave up on that notion.

It adopted the strategy used by Netflix and others, focusing on eccentric original programming (mainly comedy) and "rescuing" series that other networks had cut. As a result, there are significantly fewer series than its streaming rivals and a mishmash of varying quality.

Few of Amazon's original programs have succeeded in actually breaking out, but at their finest, they are eccentric critic darlings. 

Fleabag

Created by: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Starred by: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Brett Gelman

One of television's most astounding comedic accomplishments is The Perfectly Crafted Fleabag, which s two seasons and twelve cost-effective episodes. Sharp, witty, and heartbreakingly dramatic, Phoebe Waller-fourth Bridge's wall-breaking U.K. series is the brainchild of the show's creator and star.

We take on the role of Fleabag's curious confidants while she experiences her own struggles since every word is carefully chosen and full of significance. In Fleabag's eagerly anticipated second (and final) season, our protagonist is still in shock over the loss of her closest friend and her responsibility for what happened.

She cries out in the fourth episode, "I want someone to teach me how to live my life because I think I've been doing it badly." 

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However, it might be challenging to live your life when your sister holds you responsible for all of her issues ("We're not friends. We are related. Claire advises making her pals and having a father who presents her with a therapy session on her birthday (which leads to a delightful cameo from Fiona Shaw)..Fleabag also gets to the heart of what it is to be a woman.

Whether it's guest star Kristen Scott-Thomas, whose character receives women in business award in the third episode only to rightly decry it as the "fucking children's tables of awards," or Fleabag correctly explaining that the way your hair looks can make the difference between a good day and a bad day, menopause is described as "it's horrendous, and then it's magnificent."

Catastrophe

Catastrophe is unquestionably one of TV's best shows, and with its recent finale, we're losing one of the funniest comedies in the medium—one that gets to the heart of daily troubles.

Additionally, we're losing the most brutally honest program on relationships, parenting, and the daily struggle of raising a family, especially when the kids are small. The humor in the series has always been its greatest gift.

Children are frequently shown on television as an extra or a personality quirk rather than as loving little people who have a huge impact on your life. On Catastrophe, that has never taken place.

The show's portrayal of marriage was equally realistic, especially one based on a one-night fling that led to the birth and marriage while raising young children. Catastrophe ran for four seasons and never lost its razor-sharp, cutting, or wit. Rarely do programs ever keep up such a level of creativity. — Amy Amatangelo

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Created by: Amy Sherman-Palladino

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Bornstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Heinkle, Tony Shaloub

Rachel Brosnahan stars as a 1950s housewife-turned-aspiring stand-up, Midge Maisel. She's a natural because her comedy is, yet Sherman-Palladino's direction maintains the border between life and art.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has the feeling of a star turn, at once vulnerable and self-aware. It's wry, witty, and occasionally profoundly emotional but primarily comes down to funny words and beautiful costumes.

Related: Milo Ventimiglia Returns to Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for Season 5 set photos

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Good Omens

Fans of Neil Gaiman can watch this adaptation of Good Omens confidently because the author worked as the showrunner and wrote the script himself, thus, his original intent is mostly maintained.

In the six-part series, the demon Crowley (David Tennant) and the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) work together to save the world's end. It contains qualities that harken back to Powell and Pressburger movies and Terry Gilliam's work.

It has very lovely writing and an excellent cast, featuring Frances McDormand as the voice of God and Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Satan. It is humorous, weird (sometimes downright hammy), and quite tragic. 

Bosch

Created by: Michael Connelly, Eric Overmyer

Stars: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Lance Reddick

Bosch is Prime's longest-running original series to date and unofficially your dad's favorite show. Starring a stoic, steadfast Titus Welliver as its eponymous hardboiled hero, Bosch is a senior Hollywood Homicide detective. The series does a fair job setting a tone that challenges all cops are heroes messaging that's been baked into Hollywood (the industry) since Dragnet.

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The Underground Railroad

Created by: Barry Jenkins

Stars: Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Pierre, William Jackson Harper

The 10-episode limited series is based on Colson Whitehead's novel The Underground Railroad. It follows two runaway slaves, Cora (Thuso Mbedu) and her partner Caesar (Aaron Pierre), as they traverse the American South via a connection of literally hidden railroads. Helmed by Barry Jenkins, the series is lush and atmospheric while never shying away from the atrocities Cora and Caesar are running from.

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The Wheel of Time

Created by: Rafe Judkins

Stars: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Joshua Stradowski, Zoë Robins, Madeleine Madden, Marcus Rutherford, Barney Harris, Kate Fleetwood, Priyanka Bose, Sophie Okonedo

The phrase "the wheel weaves what the wheel wills" perfectly describes the new fantasy series on Amazon Prime Video. The Wheel of Time is a quick entrée to Robert Jordan's vast literary series, which comprises 2782 unique characters and runs an economical eight hourlong episodes. As a newcomer to the franchise, I can honestly tell that it took me several episodes and several tabs to realize what anyone's name was. Amazon's version doesn't have quite that many, not yet. Rafe Judkins created this version, and it makes every effort to be understandable to audiences who are not familiar with the original work.

The fantasy tropes, which include a conflict between light and darkness and a Chosen One (the "Dragon Reborn") who will either fight to save humanity or obliterate it in the process, don't harm either. There are animals and monsters, magic that can only be used by women, a cult that wants to banish magic use, as well as pretenders to the throne, and an evil army of the night. Four young adults (any of whom could be the fabled savior) are navigating all of this under the guidance of a strong sorceress named Moraine (Rosamund Pike). The Wheel of Time leaves so many questions unanswered, but it's unclear whether it will ever do so or whether its superficial presentation of this tale will encourage fans to develop a stronger bond with the show. It's a fantastic journey right now. — Allison Keene

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Mozart in the Jungle

Created by: Paul Weitz, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman

Stars: Gael Garcia Bernal, Lola Kirke, Bernadette Peters, Malcolm McDowell

Mozart in the Jungle sounds like a rock-and-roll tell-all where the musicians are armed with violins and woodwinds rather than guitars and drums. It is based on the racy memoir by renowned oboist Blair Tindall about the seedy side of the New York classical music scene. In the months leading up to the season-opening performance, Hailey Rutledge (Lola Kirke), an ambitious but shy oboist, finds herself pushed into the high-stakes, competitive world of a prominent New York symphony orchestra. When paired with the show's more delightfully bizarre characters, which feature appearances from Saffron Burrows, Bernadette Peters, and Malcolm McDowell, Kirke's endearing and realistic protagonist serves as an excellent anchor. Gael Garcia Bernal, who plays the ensemble's quirky and flamboyant new conductor and battles to balance his experimental tendencies with the symphony's more rigorous, conventional framework, is the series' genuine star. Mozart in the Jungle is an entertaining and exciting experience that one would have no issue bingeing in a day or two, even though it develops deeper emotional depth and complexity throughout its brief duration. Mr. Rozeman

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The Expanse

While those who dwell in the Asteroid Belt extract resources for the more fortunate planets and become more and more susceptible to extremism, Mars and Earth are two superpowers competing to get the technological upper hand in the science fiction novel The Expanse. Sounds recognizable? The show provides a type of storytelling that feels essential in regard to our current age of authoritarianism: The complexity of hardboiled detective Joe Miller (Thomas Jane) or U.N. official Chrisjen Avasarala serves as evidence that it manages to depict a divided cosmos without demonizing one group and elevating the other to godlike status (Shohreh Aghdashloo). The Expanse depicts a potential future in which racial disparities between groups can be overcome, and women can lead without raising eyebrows. Still, it also serves as a cautionary tale about maintaining the integrity of institutions and recognizing inequality wherever it may exist to learn from past mistakes. In other words, it represents essential television for the present. Elizabeth Zhang

Patriot

Created by: Steve Conrad

Stars: Michael Dorman, Terry O’Quinn, Kurtwood Smith, Michael Chernus, Kathleen Munroe, Aliette Opheim

What if James Bond revealed his most profound inner turmoil (and state secrets) at open-mic nights in Amsterdam to cope with his PTSD and the moral dilemmas of being a spy? What if Q found it challenging to commandeer his apartment with just a single chair? And M gave him a social security number with an additional digit and sent him to work at a plumbing company in the Midwest? What if an Americanized Bond movie combined dark humor from the Coen brothers with side-splitting moments of fun instead of car chases, femme Fatales, and flashy gadgets? That's an overview of Patriot. All falls on our hero, John Tavner (Michael), to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of an extreme Iranian leader. 

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