Need a new binge?
We’ve looked through Amazon’s catalog for the best shows included with a Prime membership. So whether you’re searching for a snappy comedy, a historical adventure, or an emotional medical drama, we have you covered.
In no particular order, here are fifteen shows on Amazon Prime that you should be streaming right now.
Step aside, Space Force. Greg Daniels’ other new comedy is getting the good reviews.
Upload fast-forwards to the year 2033 when computer programmer Nathan decides to transport to a virtual afterlife. Though his new Lake View home boasts many thrills, he soon discovers that there’s a dark side to his arrival. It’s not The Good Place, but Upload’s take on the afterlife comedy is nonetheless fresh.
Where to watch: Upload is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
2. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Midge is supposed to be the perfect 1950s housewife. That’s why she finds a way to care for her kids, keep the house in order, and begin a dazzling career as a stand-up comedian.
While Midge might have to deal with setbacks like a cheating husband and a drunken arrest, this won’t stop her from climbing the ladder of the New York City comedy scene.
If you need a playful pick-me-up, it might be time to dive in.
Where to watch: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
3. Mr. Robot
By day, Elliot Alderson works as a cybersecurity programmer. By night, he is a hacker who hopes to bring down his company’s main client under the guidance of the mysterious Mr. Robot.
Dark and suspenseful, Mr. Robot is just as intriguing as it is relevant. It also served as Rami Malek’s breakout role, which means watching the drama-thriller will allow you to witness his rise into the spotlight.
Where to watch: Mr. Robot is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
4. Downton Abbey
If you haven’t yet met the Crawley family and their servants, now’s the time to take a trip to their Yorkshire estate.
This historical drama explores the social hierarchy in England during the post-Edwardian era. While life is complicated at Downton Abbey, it’s just as tense outside of it as major historical events play out.
The Downton Abbey movie, which came out last fall, is now streaming on HBO Max. So if the feature film is still sitting on your to-watch list, it might be smart to revisit the original series first.
Where to watch: Downton Abbey is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
In Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge stars as an angry, spirited, sexually explorative woman from London who tries to figure out her life after the death of her best friend.
Thanks to its originality, fourth-wall-breaking, dark humor, and relatable themes, the comedy-drama has walked away with several awards including Best Television Series and Best Actress at the Golden Globes.
Fleabag is also pretty easy to get through. It’s composed of twelve episodes spread over two seasons, with the longest episode hitting just under the 28-minute mark.
Where to watch: Fleabag is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
6. Jack Ryan
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan received a new screen adaption in 2018. While Alec Baldwin, Harrison, Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine had taken on the titular Marine vet in the past, this version features The Office‘s John Krasinski.
The Amazon Original has Ryan leave his CIA financial analyst desk job behind to run into the field where he hopes to end the schemes of a terrorist.
Pushing an everyman hero into an action-packed environment, Jack Ryan knows how to raise the stakes while keeping its lead down-to-earth.
Where to watch: Jack Ryan is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
7. Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek might have exploded into a massive franchise today, but it all started with this three-season sci-fi series in the ‘60s.
Star Trek: The Original Series has Captain James T. Kirk, First Officer Spock, and Chief Medical Officer Leonard McCoy exploring the Milky Way during a five-year mission on the Enterprise a few hundred years in the future.
The show’s complex plot and unique character interactions helped define the sci-fi landscape. It continues to influence its genre today.
Where to watch: Star Trek: The Original Series is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Though Grimm got off to a shaky start, the supernatural fantasy redeemed itself by Season 2 and secured a passionate fanbase thereafter.
Grimm centers on Portland Homicide detective Nick, who is tasked with keeping the peace between the mythological Wesen and the human race. Think a horror-themed Once Upon a Time with the happy endings traded for terrifying suspense.
Where to watch: Grimm is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
This historical drama has Norse farmer Ragnar Lothbrok rising up from his humble beginning to become the leader of the Vikings. While the show serves up a heaping of gore and tension, it’s also loaded with drama, adventure, and resilience. The next ten episodes of Vikings‘ sixth season are expected to premiere later in 2020.
Where to watch: Vikings is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
10. Parks And Recreation
Leslie Knope wants to make the small town of Pawnee, Indiana, into the best place it can possibly be. The problem? Uniting the town’s less enthusiastic residents (and the parks department) is a challenge. Parks and Rec‘s features all your faves, including Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Chris Pratt, Rob Lowe, Adam Scott and more. If you haven’t ever made the time before to binge, this is your moment.
Where to watch: Parks and Recreation is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Based on the books by English novelist Winston Graham, Poldark has the titular captain returning to his Cornwall home after fighting in the American Revolutionary War. Though Polkdark hopes for a peaceful homecoming, he quickly learns that his father has passed, his estate has been destroyed, and his former love is betrothed to someone else. Poldark begins to put the pieces of his life back together as he finds new love, starts a business, and faces foes. Exciting and emotional, Poldark will please fans of British historical dramas.
Where to watch: Poldark is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
House has the cynical head doctor of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital leading his patients through his unconventional practices. Though Dr. Gregory House is smart, his frequent disagreements with the diagnostics team cause tension to bubble.
The best part of this pick (in addition to the engrossing script and skilled actors, including the always-excellent Hugh Laurie) is that you’ll have a full eight seasons to get through. This one will keep you occupied for a long time.
Where to watch: House is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Suits catches up with college dropout Mike Ross after he begins a law career in New York City despite being unqualified to do so. Though he successfully closes cases alongside lawyer Harvey Specter, he must keep his history tightly under wraps.
The legal drama features well-crafted characters and clever storylines, and it’s fun to watch a pre-royals Meghan Markle star as a senior paralegal.
Where to watch: Suits is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
If you’re looking for something both weighty and stylistic, you might want to turn to Undone.
The comedy-drama follows a woman’s ability to twist time after a car crash and the effect it has on her relationship with her late father.
The story features visuals created through Rotoscoping (when animators draw over live-action footage) that help present its themes of self-examination in an imaginative light. Bonus! If Undone becomes one of your new favorites, you’ll be glad to know that Season 2 is in the works.
Where to watch: Undone is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
15. 30 Rock
Created by and starring Tina Fey, 30 Rock remains as excellent as you remember or had heard.
The sitcom follows Liz Lemon, another head writer, who struggles to manage the star of TGS with Tracy Jordan and bring the show together under the guidance of her controlling boss.
The seven-season series was well-awarded and applauded for its skilled ensemble cast and spunky wit.
Girl power and good laughs? Check and check.
Where to watch: 30 Rock is now streaming on Amazon Prime.