My Favorite Shows Streaming on Amazon Prime
Watching TV is my favorite way to relax and unwind at the end of the day. We cycle through streaming services depending on what shows are out or the time of year. We have Amazon Prime, so I always have access to shows and movies there. I will admit that Amazon Prime is less of a go-to for me when I’m searching for a show. I find the selection a little overwhelming, which makes it hard to find a good show. I’ve dabbled in a few, plus they have several of my favorite older shows, so I figured it was still worth it to share what I think are the best shows on Amazon Prime.
The Best Shows on Amazon Prime
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – The costumes, fast-paced wit and comedy of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel have made it an instant classic and one of the best shows on Amazon Prime. The show was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who also created Gilmore Girls. It has the same fast-paced dialogue and feel as Gilmore Girls. It follows Merriam Maisel, a 50’s housewife that decides to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. Maisel (similar to Rory and Lorelie Gilmore) has you cheering for her one minute and then hating her the next. It’s very entertaining and definitely leaves you wanting more.
The Man in the High Castle – Imagine if the Nazis won World War II and took over the East Coast of the United States, while Japan occupied the West Coast. That is the premise of The Man in the High Castle. As a history lover that studied WWII a lot in college, I was drawn into this show because of the premise. I was completely sucked in by the story and the characters. There is a cycle of liking and disliking the characters, plot twists galore and a strong sci-fi storyline that develops as the show goes on. Jesse actually watched this one with me and we both were sucked in. Obviously, the subject matter can be triggering since the show is about Nazis. Just a little warning.
The Grand Tour – I grew up watching BBC’s Top Gear starring James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson with my step-dad. The show was basically a talk show about cars. They’d have celebrity guests that would compete on their race track, but it was mostly car talk. Occasionally, the show would have a special where May, Hammond and Clarkson would drive cars through the Artic or a rainforest. They would outfit and “supe up” their cars and complete different driving challenges along the way while teasing each other mercilessly. The show was cancelled by BBC because Clarkson is basically an ass-hole in real life. But it was picked up and rebranded as The Grand Tour by Amazon a few years ago. The hosts have stepped back from filming the tv show, but they do still release a special every few months. Jesse is more into the show than I am, but I do watch all of the specials because they are so entertaining.
Revenge – Revenge is the story of Emily who’s father wrongfully imprisoned and later murdered after an extremely wealthy family frames him for a series of crimes. She spends her childhood bouncing around foster care, juvenile detention and is eventually taken in by a mentor and trained to become like Black Widow basically. The plot is loosely based on the novel The Count of Montecristo. The first few seasons of this show were SO good and totally sucked me in.
Desperate Housewives – I spent the first few months of Jesse and I’s marriage binging Desperate Housewives. I’d never seen it when it was on TV, but I got so sucked into the soap opera drama. If you aren’t familiar, the show is about a picturesque little street in suburbia where everything seems perfect. But every family has a secret and a lot of drama.
Heroes – *sigh* Oh Heroes. Jesse introduced me to this show when I was in college and I was instantly hooked. Part of that may have been Milo Ventimiglia, but mostly because it’s an amazing show about super heroes coming into their powers. Heroes is probably the reason that I fell in love with super hero shows and movies. I think of the show often, and now I’m thinking that it may be time for a rewatch…