Whether they’re Amazon originals or network favorites, Prime Video currently boasts some of the best TV offerings on streaming services.
Amazon Prime Video offers a variety of compelling exclusives, such as
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are available on Prime Video, providing a well-rounded viewing experience.
The platform also offers book-to-screen adaptations like
Daisy Jones & The Six
The Wheel of Time
, which offer captivating stories and impressive visuals.
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There is no shortage of streaming services to binge TV shows on these days, and Amazon Prime Video has some of the best content currently available. Although Netflix and Max tend to dominate conversations around streaming releases, Amazon’s platform boasts a number of compelling exclusives, from the explicit superhero series The Boys to the elaborate and fantastical Wheel of Time. Prime Video has ramped up its original content in recent years, increasing its offerings. And the quality of Amazon exclusives is commendable, helping the streamer keep up with its many competitors.
In addition to Prime Video originals, the platform also offers network favorites like Schitt’s Creek and Lost. While some shows only play with ads, their inclusion on the streamer makes for a well-rounded viewing experience, especially for those who are already paying for Amazon Prime. There are plenty of popular shows to choose from when exploring Amazon Prime Video, but some stand out in terms of quality and success.
10 The Boys (2019-Present)
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Action | Available Seasons: 1-3 | Episode Runtimes: 56-70 minutes
Cast: Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell), Antony Starr (Homelander), Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Erin Moriarty (Starlight), Karen Fukuhara (Kimiko), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk), Tomer Capone (Frenchie), Jensen Ackles (Soldier Boy), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Jessie T. Usher (A-Train), Claudia Doumit (Victoria Neuman), and Dominique McElligott (Queen Maeve)
The Boys is among the best superhero TV shows streaming anywhere, and the Amazon exclusive is gearing up for a spinoff and season 4 on Prime Video. The first three seasons of The Boys follow the titular team in their efforts to take down the corrupt company Vought International and its elite band of Supes. Dubbed The Seven, these Supes don’t prove easy targets, especially with the egotistical and sociopathic Homelander at the helm. Given its plot, The Boys has a strong political and social commentary at its core. It also gets darker, wilder, and more explicit with each passing season, making for an entertaining experience all around.
9 Good Omens (2019-Present)
Genre: Fantasy/Comedy | Available Seasons: 1-2 | Episode Runtimes: 45-60 minutes
Cast: Michael Sheen (Aziraphale), David Tennant (Crowley), Jon Hamm (Gabriel), Benedict Cumberbatch (Satan), Miranda Richardson (Shax), Frances McDormand (God), Nina Sosanya (Nina), Doon Mackichan (Archangel Michael), Gloria Obianyo (Uriel)
Based on Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name, Good Omens is one of the many Amazon exclusives worth streaming on Prime Video. The show follows the angel Arizaphale and demon Crowley as they attempt to prevent Armageddon from unfolding. The pair makes an endearing and comical alliance, so much so that the series goes beyond the events of the source material, expanding upon Gaiman’s world and the characters in it. Whether it’s exploring uncharted territory or adapting the book, Good Omens contemplates morality and free will, raising existential questions that most viewers can find a way to relate to.
8 Daisy Jones & The Six (2023)
Genre: Romance/Drama | Available Seasons: 1 | Episode Runtimes: 46-66 minutes
Cast: Riley Keough (Daisy Jones), Sam Claflin (Billy Dunne), Suki Waterhouse (Karen Sirko), Camila Morrone (Camila Alvarez), Will Harrson (Graham Dunne), Sebastian Chacon (Warren Rhodes), Josh Whitehouse (Eddy Roundtree), Timothy Olyphant (Rod Reyes)
Another book-to-screen adaptation from Prime Video, Daisy Jones & the Six brings Taylor Jenkins Reid’s best-selling novel of the same name to life with an impressive amount of charm. Following the titular rock band during the 1970s, the show chronicles their ups and downs, which include a tumultuous romance that’s partly based on Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. Given its focus on music, Daisy Jones & the Six features a bunch of great songs. They help ramp up the emotions, bringing the show’s already moving story to all-new heights.
7 Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020)
Genre: Comedy | Available Seasons: 1-6 | Episode Runtimes: 21-44 minutes
Cast: Dan Levy (David Rose), Eugene Levy (Johnny Rose), Annie Murphy (Alexis Rose), Catherine O’Hara (Moira Rose), Emily Hampshire (Stevie Budd)
Schitt’s Creek is one of the most memorable sitcoms to come out in the past decade, and its popularity is emphasized by its impressive number of Emmy nominations and wins. The show follows the Rose family as they move into a motel in the town of Schitt’s Creek after losing their home, their money, and their belongings. Although the characters start off as entitled and unrelatable, they grow during their time living in Schitt’s Creek. Their personalities and relationships become more and more endearing, and they’ll leave viewers wanting more after the Schitt’s Creek finale comes to a close.
6 Lost (2004-2010)
Genre: Science-fiction/Drama | Available Seasons: 1-6 | Episode Runtimes: 41-105 minutes
Cast: Matthew Fox (Jack Shephard), Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen), Jorge Garcia (Hugo “Hurley” Reyes), Josh Holloway (James “Sawyer” Ford), Terry O’Quinn (John Locke), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond Hume), Michael Emerson (Ben Linus), Naveen Andrews (Sayid Jarrah), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin-Soo Kwan)
Despite having one of the most divisive TV finales of all time, Lost is one of those shows everyone needs to experience once. Lost opens with a plane crashing on an island, with a number of passengers becoming stranded. As they attempt to survive and get home, all sorts of bizarre things occur. Lost introduces mystery after mystery, and they’ll draw viewers in — though whether the answers to the show’s questions will satisfy them is a toss-up. Despite Lost‘s ending is, it’s become something a modern classic. Most look back fondly on its early 2000s run, and its inclusion on Prime Video may find it new fans in the present.
5 The Wheel of Time (2021-Present)
Genre: Fantasy | Available Seasons: 1-2 | Episode Runtimes: 56-68 minutes
Cast: Rosamund Pike (Moiraine Damodred), Josha Stradowski (Rand al’Thor), Madeleine Madden (Egwene al’Vere), Barney Harris (Mat Cauthorn), Zoë Robins (Nynaeve al’Meara), Marcus Rutherford (Perrin Aybara), Daniel Henney (al’Lan Mandragoran)
Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy books of the same name, The Wheel of Time offers Prime Video subscribers a vast fantasy story teeming with complex magic and fascinating characters. The Wheel of Time came with an already-established fan base thanks to Jordan’s novels, but the show has accumulated an even bigger audience since its 2021 debut. Despite the changes The Wheel of Time makes to the books, it’s become one of the better fantasy offerings to reach the small screen in recent years. Its ensemble cast is part of the reason it’s among Amazon’s best originals, but its themes of good vs. evil and balance make it compelling, too.
4 Invincible (2021-Present)
Genre: Science-fiction/Drama | Available Seasons: 1 | Episode Runtimes: 45-52 minutes
Cast: Steven Yeun (Mark Grayson), J.K. Simmons (Omni-Man), Sandra Oh (Debbie Grayson), Zazie Beetz (Amber Bennett), Gillian Jacobs (Atom Eve), Grey Griffin (Monster Girl), Zachary Quinto (Robot)
Amazon’s Invincible adapts Robert Kirkman’s comic series of the same name, delivering a dark and mature superhero story on par with The Boys. Invincible follows high school student Mark Grayson in his efforts to become a superhero like his father. Mark quickly learns that being a hero isn’t easy — and that not all superheroes are necessarily good people. Invincible‘s brutal delivery of that message is enough reason to watch it, and its discussions of power are poignant. However, there’s also plenty of action and humor throughout the show, making for a well-rounded viewing experience.
3 Fleabag (2016-2019)
Genre: Comedy | Available Seasons: 1-2 | Episode Runtimes: 23-27 minutes
Cast: Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Sian Clifford (Claire), Andrew Scott (The Priest), Brett Gelman (Martin), Olivia Colman (Matrigna), Jenny Rainsford (Boo), Bill Paterson (Dad)
One of the more upbeat offerings on this list, Amazon’s Fleabag received a lot of buzz after both of its seasons, receiving a number of Emmy nominations and even winning four of them. Comical and relatable, Fleabag follows Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s title character as she navigates relationships and life in the aftermath of losing people she loves. The grief underpinning this series makes it an emotionally charged watch, while Fleabag’s antics never fail to evoke laughter. It strikes a good balance, and viewers will end the series wondering why Fleabag ended after just two seasons.
2 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-2023)
Genre: Comedy/Drama | Available Seasons: 1-5 | Episode Runtimes: 48-77 minutes
Cast: Rachel Brosnahan (Miriam Maisel), Alex Borstein (Susie Myerson), Michael Zegan (Joel Maisel), Marin Hinkle (Rose Weissman), Tony Shalhoub (Abe Weissman), Kevin Pollak (Moishe Maisel), Matilda Szydagis (Zelda)
From the mind of Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator behind Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is just as endearing as Rory and Lorelai’s story. Set in the late 1950s/early 1960s, the show follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel in the wake of a broken marriage. She ends up starting a career in stand-up comedy, leading to all sorts of unexpected scenarios. At its core, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is about overcoming loss and moving forward with pride. It contains comedy and heart-wrenching moments over the course of its five seasons, offering a little of everything.
1 American Horror Story (2011-Present)
Genre: Horror/Drama | Available Seasons: 1-10 | Episode Runtimes: 37-71 minutes
Cast: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, Kathy Bates, Frances Conroy, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Taissa Farmiga, Adina Porter, Lady Gaga, Connie Britton
There’s a reason American Horror Story is currently making its way through season 12, and viewers can watch the first 10 seasons of the anthology series on Prime Video. Each season of American Horror Story tells a horror tale in a new setting, and the show has tackled everything from aliens and witches to haunted houses and circuses. Many members of its talented ensemble have taken on multiple roles, reappearing season after season. American Horror Story is eerie and entertaining, and it’s the perfect show to binge on Amazon Prime Video, especially heading into the Halloween season.