It’s Friday evening, , the weekend has begun, and all you want to do is be at home and watch a good TV series. But the million dollar question is which TV series to watch? The good thing is that now you have options to watch shows on TV or Online. Companies like Netflix and Amazon have started creating fresh and exclusive content (also known as Netflix Originals or Amazon Original Series). All you need is a subscription to Amazon Prime and you can either catch up with your favorite series or watch Amazon Prime Originals. If you have recently purchased Amazon Prime subscription and figuring out what to watch, then you have landed at the right place.
We present to you a list of 36 best shows on Amazon Prime that you must watch in 2018. The list has been segregated into two groups – the first 10 TV series are not Amazon Prime Originals but are available to watch if you have the subscription. The remaining TV series are Amazon Original Series.
#1 The Wire
The Wire was originally aired on HBO channel and ran successfully for five seasons. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, The Wire explores the relationship between an institution (such as School) and the law enforcement. This one of the shows that has lauded for realism.
#2 The Sopranos
How well do you balance the work-life balance? Well, this is a problem everyone faces, including the mobster James Gandolfini. The Sopranos show how this mobster faces challenges to deal with the family life and the criminal organization that he runs. The series is considered as one of the best series ever made and one of best Amazon TV Shows available to watch.
#3 The Twilight Zone
Looking for something different to watch? One of my favorite TV shows of all time is the Twilight zone. The series originally ran from 1959 to 1964 but the subjects explored are still relevant today. Unlike most TV shows, The Twilight Zone has a new story in every episode and the ending is usually quite twisted.
#4 The Americans
Do you know who your neighbors are? The Americans was originally aired by FX channel and successfully ran for 5 seasons. The plot revolves around two KGB officers who are living in United States as married couple. The couple’s children don’t the real identity of their parents. Their neighbor is an FBI agent who works for counterintelligence department.
#5 Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks was a horror-crime story that ran for two seasons but got cancelled due to poor TRPs. Over the years, the show has gained a cult following and is considered one of the best TV series of all time. If you also want to see what Twin Peaks is all about then you can watch it on Amazon Prime.
If you are looking for something that can give comic relief then enlightened is one of the best shows on Amazon prime to watch. Enlightened follows the life of Amy who has just returned home after spending two months in a rehab. The series only ran for two seasons and was cancelled due to poor TRPs.
#7 Sons of Anarchy
Ever wondered what happens in the lives of an outlaw motorcycle club? Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Orginal (better known as SAMCRO) was founded by 7 Vietnam Veterans. The series follow the bond shared by the group members and protect the town of Charming from drugs and other illegal activities.
Oz short for Oswald State Correctional Facility follows the life of prisoners incarnated in Level 4 Security Prison. The prisoners are divided into racial and social group and each group has its own motive.
#9 Star Trek: The Next Generation
This is a must watch show for all science fiction lovers. Star Trek: The Next Generation, (TNG or/and ST: TNG) takes place in the year 2364. The series involves a starship – Enterprise which is set in a nearby region of the Milky Way galaxy and adventures of the crew that live on the ship.
Unlike the top 9 mentioned above, Catastrophe is a British sitcom that is currently on-air. The story revolves around a couple who get together when the female lead discovers she is pregnant after a brief affair with the guy.
These were some of the best shows on Amazon prime that you must watch. If you are looking for Amazon Original series then continue reading.
#11 Philip K. Dick’S Electric Dreams
Have you heard about the author Philip K Dick? He was an American fiction writer known for his short stories. The writers of the show, The Electric Dreams, have created this show based on the writing of the author Philip K. Dick. This Amazon show consists of 10 episodes set in an alternate and exceptional world.
#12 The Man in the High Castle Season 3
Have you ever wondered what would the world be like if Nazis had won the World War II? The creators of The Man in the High Castle had this in mind. That is why they created this show with an alternative-reality, where the Nazis had won the World War II. The Man in the High Castle is one of the most watched shows on Amazon Prime.
Britannia is a British Historical Period drama that has recently launched on Amazon Prime. Caesar had tried to conquer Britannia but failed nine decades ago. Now, the Romans led by general Aulus Plautius are on this island.
#14 The Romanoffs
If you enjoyed Mad Men, then we have some exciting news for you. The creators of Mad Men are working on their next project – The Romanoffs. We don’t about the official release date of how but the story will definitely excite you. This show is based on the people who believe to be descendants of the Romanov family who were the last ruling dynasty of Russia.
#15 The Tick
The Tick is based on the character, The Tick, from a comic book. The tick has no memory of his past and has arrived in the city to defeat the super villain (long thought to be dead). His sidekick is a meek accountant, Arthur. Season 2 of The Tick will premiere in 2019.
An FBI agent is declared dead when she goes after a notorious serial killer. She is found in a cabin after 6 years without any memory. Find out what happens after she returns back home and is held suspect for various crimes. Sounds like a promising Amazon Original Series, doesn’t it?
The Informer was originally broadcasted in 1966 and ran for two seasons. The Informer is a story of a lawyer who is debarred and has to build his life from scratch. He soon becomes an informer for the police but he has to hide his work from his friends and family. Amazon has decided to reboot the series and re-launch it.
#18 Grand Prix Driver
Do you like F1? Have you ever wondered what actually happens at Formula 1? Well, then Gran Prix Driver is a must watch for you. The series will give you an inside never-before-granted access to the McLaren Formula 1 team. Are you excited?
#19 The All Blacks
We have some good news for Rugby fans too! Amazon Original Series, The All Blacks, will take you behind the scenes of New Zealand’s rugby team – The All Blacks. You will get to see the inside world of the players, coaches and management team. May be, we will also get to see their success recipe.
#20 The Gymkhana Files
Ken Block, a rally racer and founder of DC shows, is known for his viral videos. He is all set to shoot his 10th Gymkhana video and you get to see behind-the-scenes of the 10th shoot. With no release date announced, The Gymkhana Files will be part of Amazon Prime Originals.
If you loved reading Michael Connelly, then Bosch is for you. An Amazon Prime Originals, Bosch is a thriller show with each season based on one of the Michael Connelly books. Harry Bosch is a fictional character created by Michael Connelly. Bosch is a police detective who works for LAPD and is assigned different cases to solve.
#22 Sneaky Pete
Sneaky Pete is the most watched series on Amazon and it holds the highest record of 99/100 on Metacritic. This has to be one of the best shows on Amazon Prime. Sneaky Pete is about Marius, a convict who is released from jail but is being hunted by other gangsters. In order to save himself, Marius takes the identity of his cell mate, Pete, and begins to lead a new life.
#23 Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
We bet you must have read Tom Clancy if you loved espionage novels. Jack Ryan is a fictional character created by Tom Clancy. An academia by profession, Jack soon joins CIA and eventually becomes a deputy director. The first season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be a case that involves suspicious money transfers and a massive attack against US is being planned.
#24 White Dragon
Another interesting crime drama show to watch is White Dragon. A professor from London travels to Hong Kong to unravel the mystery behind his wife’s death. Is it a foul play or a plain car accident? Stay tuned to watch this Amazon Original Series.
If you love legal dramas then add Goliath to your watchlist. One of the best shows on Amazon Prime, Goliath is about a lawyer, Billy McBride who became an alcoholic after he got one of his clients acquitted who went on to kill an entire family. Will McBride be able to forgive himself?
Homecoming has me excited. It stars Julia Roberts as a case worker who works for a secret Government facility and Stephen James as Walter who wants to go back to his civilian life. A psychological thriller, we are sure to see some power packed performances.
#27 Vanity Fair
The series is based on a book, Vanity fair, written by William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair is story of two girls, Betty and Amelia. Betty comes from a poor family who is desperate to get accepted by the high society. Amelia is a rich girl who is kind and generous. The official air date has not been announced by Amazon but we are super excited about this show.
#28 Just Add Magic
Just Add Magic is based on the book by Cindy Callaghan. Kellie, Darbie and Hannah find an ancient recipe book in Kelly’s brother attic. The name of the recipes in the book are weird. When the girls cook a shortcake recipe from the book, Kelly’s brother is unable to speak after eating a bite. The girls realize that the recipes in the book are magical spells. They need to resist their temptations to use magic spells to solve their everyday problems.
#29 Mozart in the Jungle
This series has won the Emmy and Golden Globe awards. The series follows the lives of musicians who are part of an orchestra in New York City. If you love musicals then this will become one of your best shows on Amazon prime.
Patriot is a political-comedy show on Amazon Prime. The plot revolves around an undercover intelligence officer who must forgo all safety nets to ensure that Iran does not go nuclear.
Transparent is a story of a retired college professor who reveals to his family that he is a transgender. How the family deals with the truth forms the crux of the tv series. This is one of best shows on Amazon prime and has won Golden Globe and Emmy awards.
These were some of the best shows on Amazon prime. We are sure that you have enough options now to watch while waiting for the premiere of your favorite show.
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