Best TV Shows to Stream on Amazon Prime Video

By  //  April 1, 2021

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Amazon Prime Video is assumed one of the most promising streaming platforms of the present times. A study concludes that almost 64 percent of households have subscribed to the streaming service globally.

Amazon Prime Video has amassed a noteworthy and enticing collection of classic and new TV shows and movies. Besides, it has scored the privileged rights of some top-notch programs from different nations to stream in the United States.

Supporters of Amazon Prime Video have the option to download TV shows and movies for offline viewing, as well. For a minor fee to be paid monthly, subscribers have a refreshing library filled with thousands of great titles.

A highlight feature of Amazon Prime Video is the choice to buy or lease movies and TV shows that are excluded from the membership, enhancing the vast variety of its library. Recently, the watch party feature has also been added to the service allowing the subscribers to watch TV shows and movies together with their friends (having membership) and exchange comments, as well.

Albeit Prime Video has an extraordinary library of movies and TV shows, there is no way that your entertainment pangs can live off just this one streaming service. You would have to subscribe to other streaming platforms as well and if you are a fan of live content, then you are in a big surprise of how much live streaming can cost you.

Easing it up for you, my advice is to stay connected with your cable and if you want to, you can subscribe to any streaming service (the trick is to cancel the subscription after you are done with it and subscribe to another streaming service; you can always re-subscribe!).

Subscription to an affordable yet reliable cable provider and Amazon Prime Video is how I keep my finances in order. If you are also based in Texas, you should definitely check out Grande cable as I am availing the best of services with more than 220 channels, TiVo experience, and extensive parental control options.

In this article, I have come up with the best TV shows for you to stream on Amazon Prime Video, right now.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Genre: Period Drama, Comedy

Program Creator: Amy Sherman-Palladino

No. of seasons: 03

No. of episodes: 26

Lead Cast: Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein, Marin Hinkle, Kevin Pollak

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 89%

IMDb Rating: 8.7

Set up in the late 1950s, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a story about a Mrs. Maisel who goes against all odds to pursue a career in standup comedy. The creator of the show, Amy Sherman-Palladino is recognized for her directorial essence and the magic she displays on the screen and that is exactly what she does with this series too.

This Is Us

Genre: Drama, Romance

Program Creator: Dan Fogelman

No. of seasons: 05

No. of episodes: 83 (till present)

Lead Cast: Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K Brown, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 93%

IMDb Rating: 8.7

This Is Us is a romantic, family drama that is packed with warm and kind feelings. It is a story about three siblings: Kate, Kevin, and Randall who go through a rollercoaster of emotions yet manage to grow out of a past tragedy. If you ever feel uncertain about the future or hopeless, this series will set you right back to being an optimist.

Parks and Recreation

Genre: Mockumentary, Sitcom

Program Creator: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur

No. of seasons: 07

No. of episodes: 126

Lead Cast: Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Retta

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 93%

IMDb Rating: 8.6

Michael Schur who we knew as Mose Schrute from ‘The Office’ co-created this show with Greg Daniels and blessed us with another mockumentary-style show. Amy Poehler plays the role of a passionate bureaucrat, Leslie Knope, who is set to make the world a better place to live in. The series is filled with concepts of compassion, love, integrity, morals, standing your ground, and goodness.


Genre: Drama, Medicine 

Program Creator: David Shore

No. of seasons: 08

No. of episodes: 177

Lead Cast: Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard, Lisa Edelstein, Jesse Spencer, Omar Epps, Jennifer Morrison, Olivia Wilde, Peter Jacobson

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 90%

IMDb Rating: 8.7

One of the best medical dramas, House showcases the life of a misanthropic, medical marvel, Dr. Gregory House, who is unconventional in his treatments. While letting you experience a number of medical cases, the series also shows the character growth and ups and downs of apparently successful people.

The Office

Genre: Mockumentary, Sitcom

Program Creator: Greg Daniels

No. of seasons: 09

No. of episodes: 201

Lead Cast: Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Ed Helms, Craig Robinson, B. J. Novak

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 81%

IMDb Rating: 8.9

The Office (US) was the first taste we had of mockumentary and we loved it. This mockumentary series is based on Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Scranton branch. None of the characters is perfect because they are all humans, which makes this show a lot more relatable for the viewers. The daily life of the office workers makes it believable and makes you feel that you have lived with them the entire time. This is undoubtedly a classic and you should cherish it as much as possible.

Sneaky Pete

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime

Program Creator: David Shore, Bryan Cranston

No. of seasons: 03

No. of episodes: 30

Lead Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Bryan Cranston, Marin Ireland, Libe Barer

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 96%

IMDb Rating: 8.1

First things first, Giovanni Ribisi as Sneaky Pete is a brilliant casting and for that, I salute the casting director. Sneaky Pete is a story about Marius, a con man, who sneaks around as Pete (his ex-cellmate) in an attempt to escape the cruelties of a gangster, he had unfinished business with.

The Boys

Genre: Thriller, Dark Comedy, Drama

Program Creator: Eric Kripke

No. of seasons: 02

No. of episodes: 16

Lead Cast: Karl Urban, Antony Starr, Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Laz Alonso, Jessie Usher

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 90%

IMDb Rating: 8.7

This show brings a concealed view of the world to our screens. We worship our heroes, look up to them, and love them with all our hearts. However, what if they turn to the wrong path? This dark comedic series brings us a completely new view of how we project our thoughts over to our heroes and always assume their doings as good. The Boys shows us a group of people who take a stand and come forward to do the right thing.

Modern Love

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Program Creator: John Carney

No. of seasons: 01

No. of episodes: 08

Lead Cast: Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Pate, Cristin Milioti, John Slattery, Andrew Scott, Julia Garner, Catherine Keener

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 75%

IMDb Rating: 8

Modern Love is a cinematographic representation of the same name column in ‘The New York Times’ about real, modern love stories. It is an anthological series and depicts the stories of love and relationship in the modern era. The series is reassuring for all those who think that real love has vanished from the world.

Jack Ryan

Genre: Action, Drama

Program Creator: Graham Roland, Carlton Cuse

No. of seasons: 02

No. of episodes: 16

Lead Cast: John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Wendell Pierce, Dina Shihabi

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 71%

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Remember our favorite Jim Halpert from The Office (US)? Well, has grown up to become Jack Ryan now. John Krasinski plays a CIA analyst who uncovers a brutal truth about worldwide terrorism during his first field assignment. The steps he takes determine his fate and the course of global livelihood.