Going through the huge Amazon Prime Video offer library can be daunting, especially when it comes to finding good things. But you're in luck: we've put together a list of the best Amazon Prime Video series available right now.
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Most of the series on our list are authentic of the giant, that is, they are Amazon Originals (produced by Amazon Studios, in the same way that Netflix Originals are produced by Netflix), and now that Amazon has increased production in recent years , there are more and more options from which you can choose.
The best original Amazon Prime Video series right now:
- The boys
- Comrade Detective
- Good omens
- The Grand Tour
- The Man in the High Castle
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- New Yorker Presents
- One mississippi
- Philip K. Dick?s Electric Dreams
- Red Oaks
- The tick
Based on a series of novels by Michael Connelly, Bosch is one of the best crime thrillers, who faithfully reproduces the original material without falling into the same shortcomings that plague many adaptations. Detective Hieronymus ?Harry? Bosch (Deadwood actor Titus Welliver) is a morally honest man who is not afraid to distort the rules to do justice to those who deserve it.Although the description sounds cheesy, somehow the series is not. Amazon's vision of a little romantic and shadowy angel is perfectly integrated into the story of Bosch, which is both a crime story and a fascinating drama. The slow rhythm of the series is sublime, and the characters, even the least relevant ones, are written carefully, avoiding the boring genre stereotypes. If you like police shows, this is one of the best.
There are many superhero movies and series, but nothing like The boys, which offers the darkest, depraved and dysfunctional vision of the heroes and villains with super powers that we have seen so far. Based on the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson cmics series of the same name, The boys He tells us the stories of a group of powerless vigilantes who are responsible for imparting justice to heroes with super powers who abuse their abilities and take advantage of the confidence they have.
As shadowy and shockingly violent as it is intelligent, the series also offers a powerful deconstruction of traditional superhero stories, and presents a world in which superpowers, corporate greed and media consolidation have bled to create a form of corruption particularly frightening The audience sees it all through the eyes of Hughie, an average guy who is brutally changed by a casual encounter with a superhero.
Easily the most absurd production on our list, Comrad Detective It's like a movie of political friends, except that those friends are Romanian and the movie is set during the last Fra War. The full program is filmed in Romanian (with Romanian actors) before being dubbed into English by renowned stars such as Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nick Offerman and other well-known characters.Most of Comrad's jokes Detective they are typical jokes about communism and the USSR, except that they are designed in reverse to be about the capitalist pigs of America. Sometimes, it's hard to know when the story is serious and when it tries to make you laugh, but those end up being the best and most provocative parts.
This British comedy was created and written by the star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who plays a young Londoner who throws herself into a life full of sex, jokes, awkward moments and a lot of drama. The series was adapted from the spectacle of a Waller-Bridge woman, and recently concluded her second season at Amazon.
Winner of multiple awards and television nominations during her first two seasons, including a couple of Primetime Emmy Awards for Waller-Bridge and the series itself, Fleabag managed to overcome its first season widely praised with a second season even more acclaimed by critics, which places it among the best-rated TV series of all time.
Billy Bob Thornton plays in this series the lawyer Billy McBride, who is on his way to redemption after falling under and leaving the powerful legal company he founded with an inmate partner.
Although it has an impressive cast of support that includes William Hurt, Maria Bello, Olivia Thirlby, Molly Parker and Mark Duplass, the series is led by Thornton's excellent acting as the former lawyer who now fights against a legal system, which seems Be against your customers instead of favoring them. The role awarded Thornton a Golden Globe Award as the Best Actor of the Year in a dramatic series at the 2017 ceremony.
Amazon Studios co-produced this miniseries in six parts, based on the fantasy novel of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, along with BBC Studios. The series follows an angel and a demon played by Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) and David Tennant (Doctor Who), respectively, whose comfortable lives on Earth are threatened by the impending apocalypse. The couple must unite to prevent the rise of the Antichrist and a war between heaven and hell.
The impressive cast of the program is completed by Jon Hamm, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Nick Offerman and Jack Whitehall. Like the book that inspires it, the series is full of a peculiar and irreverent humor that filters both human history and biblical mythology through its intelligent lens.
The Grand Tour
If you liked Top Gear and have never seen The Grand Tour, get ready for what awaits you. The entire team, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and executive producer Andy Wilman, emigrated to Amazon after Clarkson was removed from the BBC after accusations of disagreements that allegedly resulted in a physical fight, but it still seems That the team is better than ever. The Grand Tour actually takes Top Gear to another level, with more extravagant production value and more ridiculous vehicles than ever.Like its predecessor, this series expertly combines legitimate car journalism with jokes and somewhat ridiculous situations, thanks to the interaction between the hosts. The show travels around the world for numerous special episodes, including one that involves charitable efforts in Mozambique and another in Dubai with off-road vehicles or sand buggies. Basically, this program is like a Top Gear edition, but if you like cars, you should see it.
The Man in the High Castle
What would have happened if the Axis Powers (an alliance integrated by Germany, Japan and Italy) Would they have emerged victorious from World War II? That is the question posed by The Man In The High Castle, a dramatic and highly stylized adaptation of the 1962 novel of the same name, written by Philip K. Dick. Located in the early 1960s in a new dystopian past, the Third Reich and the Japanese Empire maintain divided control over the continental United States.When a dangerous propaganda film reaches the hands of revolutionary groups, a clandestine conflict about the truth of war begins, as an aging Adolf Hitler prepares to relinquish control of the Reich, and several prominent party members compete for a opportunity in power. The pace is slow, but the performance, especially that of Rufus Sewell as the Obergruppenfhrer John Smith, deserves patience.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
In 1958, in New York, a Jewish woman named Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) discovers that her husband, a businessman who also works as a comedian, is stealing his jokes from the great comic Bob Newhart. Worse, he also finds out that the man was being unfaithful. To deal with the situation, Midge begins to create his own jokes, and discovers that he has the ability to do so. In the line of the Unbreakable series Kimmy Schmidt, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a comedy that is not intimidated by its most serious moments, resulting in a cheerful and fun tone.Similarly, the series deals with the issues of gender and religion in a period in which ignorance and stereotypes dominated society, and people were not as enlightened, or politically correct, as most people today gives. Brosnahan's work is outstanding, painting an image of a woman who uses her pain to strengthen her resolution and discover her purpose.
The New Yorker Presents
You don't need a subscription to The New Yorker: just watch this short series of anthologies on Amazon. The New Yorker Presents It is a strange collection of interviews, news research and comedy short films with scripts that have little relation to each other, but are worth (and much) worth seeing.
Do you want to learn about the effects of pesticides on amphibious ecosystems? You are in the right place. Each episode hosts several different segments, which vary greatly in tone and theme. That said, you'll never feel like you're wasting your time or seeing something uninteresting.
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One Mississippi could be the most melancholy comedy ever made. The death of a loved one does not seem to be a pleasant thing to do a comedy, but One mississippi It is unconventional. Comedian Tig Notaro plays herself, while the series shows several real-life tragedies. The fictional Tig struggles with a breast cancer when she returns to her hometown in Mississippi to say goodbye to her mother, whom they decide to disconnect. Tig decides to stay for a while and reconnect with his father and brother. Although the first chapter is a bit depressive, the series manages to balance the trauma and recovery process in a slightly more enjoyable way.
As a mixture of dark comedy and drama, this series of writer, director and executive producer Steven Conrad is about a drug addict who is forced to take a position as a mid-level employee in an industrial pipe manufacturer, all for gather information about the nuclear program of Irn. As he enters the dangerous task, he finds himself taking the greatest risks to protect his secret.
Michael Dorman stars in the series as intelligence officer John Tavner, with Terry OQuinn playing his esteemed father and senior officer. The impressive cast is completed by Kurtwood Smith, Michael Chernus, Kathleen Munroe, Aliette Opheim, Chris Conrad and Debra Winger. While the first season received generally positive criticism and a nomination as the best series of the year of the Critics Choice Television Awards voters, the second season raised the list even more, gaining great acceptance after its debut in November 2018.
Philip K. Dicks Electric Dreams
You can call this the Amazon Prime Black Mirror, and you will not be wrong. This is a science fiction anthology series based on stories of the late science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, whose work inspires Blade Runner and the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle. The first season of Electric Dreams explores injectable consciousness, mind readers, human beings replaced by robots and a genocidal presidential candidate, to name just a few issues.
The value of the production is impressive, with Hidden Figures and Moonlight actress Janelle Monae, playing an intelligent robot in a metallic suit that looks very real. Like Black Mirror, the Amazon science fiction series has the participation of not a few stars, among which we have Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, Steve Buscemi and Anna Paquin. If you are looking for a dose of dark science fiction, you will definitely find it here.
Red Oaks It does not offer much in terms of length. However, while you can give yourself a berth of the three full seasons in a single weekend, the occasional pace makes it more suitable for quick deliveries. Developed during the 80s, the program focuses on a young tennis player (Craig Roberts) who chooses a job at the exclusive Red Oaks Country Club during the summer between his second and third year of college. What follows is a warm and sincere guide to sexual comedies that were a basic element of that decade. With a dry humor and a solid set that includes Ennis Esmer as the hilarious Nash tennis player, Red Oaks rises above the stridency to create characters that will really captivate you.
Sneaky Pete I created a scathing drama of an intricate case of identity theft. Marius Josipovic (Giovanni Ribisi) is a scammer recently released from the prison who assumes the identity of his former cellmate, Pete Murphy, to hide from criminal chief Vince Lonigan (Bryan Cranston). Although the production shines thanks to the group of famous actors who contemplate it, (which includes the exceptional Margo Martindale), what really makes it special is the smartness of the script.
People who watched Fox in the early 2000s may have vague memories of a short-lived superhero comedy called The tick (based on the cmic of the same name), in which a superhero disguised as blue and played by the unmistakable Patrick Warburton dealt with supervillains and strange situations. The tick It is a new adaptation of the franchise, without Warburton (unfortunately), but maintaining the sense of absurd humor of the cartoon.
The show follows The tick (Peter Serafinowicz) and his partner, Arthur (Griffin Newman), who fight crime and investigate a conspiracy involving an infamous supervillain named The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley). The tick It is an optimistic comedy after years of tougher superhero stories, and the second season is expected to premiere sometime this 2019.
Transparent It is an original Amazon series and follows Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor), a transgender woman who leaves the closet in front of her family. The program shows the neuroses and relationships between Maura and her children. This is a series that tries to show the depths of the human condition. Transparent It was the first series of a streaming service to win a Golden Globe for the best series, which speaks well of Amazon's original content.
* Gua updated October 31 by Daniel Matus.