Since launching its original programming in 2013, Amazon has steadily, albeit a bit more slowly than Netflix, built up a library of compelling binge-worthy TV shows. But, unfortunately, you might not know it since other streaming platforms like the aforementioned Netflix or Hulu (not to mention newcomers like Disney+ and Apple TV) can sometimes get a little bit more attention over Amazon. Well, we’re here to tell you that there are plenty of must-see Amazon TV shows to watch and yes, you should be watching them. So, where to begin?
One of the best things about the TV shows Amazon produces is that they are high-quality series across a range of genres. Want a comedy? Try the very silly and wonderful The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (which recently snagged 12 Emmys and two Golden Globes) or Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s (similarly award-winning) Fleabag. Looking for a drama to keep your eyes glued to the screen? Then The Widow or Homecoming are the shows for you.
Amazon Prime Video is flooded with TV shows to choose from, and it can be overwhelming to know which title to press play on once you settle in with your remote and a midnight snack. But these days, we need a quality line-up of TV shows on deck more than ever, and we’ve done the hard work of watching enough TV to tell you what’s worth your while. No matter what your watching preference, we guarantee there’s something on Amazon for you.
Here are 17 incredible Amazon shows you should be watching right now.
A version of this story was originally published March 2019.