The 20 Best Amazon Original Series to Binge Right Now

Whether you’re already an Amazon Prime member or are just looking to mix up your streaming offerings, we’ve got several hit Amazon Original series for you. Amazon Studios has been creating and producing their in-house series since 2013, and the shows run the gamut.

From video game, novel, and comic book adaptions, to fictional period comedy dramas, epic reality adventures, fantasy tales, coming-of-age satires, and heartfelt rom-coms, Amazon is sure to have an original series for you.

 

1. Fallout

Description: Ella Purnell (Lucy) in “Fallout”.
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The renowned post-apocalyptic video game is a must-watch series coming April 2024. Set in Los Angeles, this live-action series will feature robots, zombies, giant insects, and other ominous creatures. You know it will be good based on the team behind the series alone. Captain Marvel co-writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet is on board as showrunner, as is Graham Wagner, of Portlandia fame. The duo is destined to make a cataclysm series for the ages.

 

2. 007: Road to a Million

007: Road to a Million.
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While Amazon Prime Video features many dramas and scripted series, 007: Road to a Million is all reality. Inspired by the adventures of James Bond, contestants compete for a chance to win a grand prize of £1,000,000, or one million dollars! Hosted by Brian Cox of Succession fame (Logan Roy), the show has already been released for a second season.

 

3. The Boys

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Based on the comic book of the same name, the show is satire at its best. Not your typical superhero portrayal, The Boys is an antihero delight in which great power comes with great responsibility—and a hefty side of attitude.

4. Carnival Row

Description: Karla Crome as “Tourmaline Larou”.
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Starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, Carnival Row is a mythological and fantastical political commentary. The series also features compelling romance, steampunk, murder, and science fiction to create a combination for the ages. Known for its well-acted characters and unique setting, Carnival Row is dark and mystifying, making it a must-watch!

 

5. Citadel

Description: Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Nadia Sinh.
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This spy thriller stars Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden whose memories have been erased. Formerly top agents at the spy organization Citadel, Chopra, and Madden are aided by spymaster Bernard, played by Stanley Tucci, as they work to remember the past. It’s a fast-paced action shocker with six episodes to stream right now.

 

6. Daisy Jones & the Six

Daisy Jones & the Six.
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Based on the bestselling book by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & the Six is a fictional portrayal of the rise and fall of a 1970s rock band. It’s sex, drugs, and rock and roll at its finest. Soapy, yes. Worth it? Absolutely.

 

7. Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers.
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Disturbing, psychological, and grotesque, Dead Ringers is a remake of David Cronenberg’s 1988 thriller film. Staring Rachel Weisz in a doppelganger role, the one-season drama addresses medical ethics, women’s healthcare, and what one maniacal doctor will do to push her agenda.

8. Gen V

Asa Germann and Erin Moriarty in Gen V (2023).
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Gen V is the spinoff series of The Boys, another Amazon Original. Gen V was just renewed for a second season and was ranked as the number-one series in over 130 countries, according to Amazon. The gripping tale takes place at Godolkin University, a college for superheroes, where a group of students uncovers menacing forces at play. While they study and party like typical undergrads, they also must decide if they want to use their superpowers for good or evil.

9. Good Omens

Description: Jon Hamm (Gabriel), Shelley Conn (Beelzebub).
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Another apocalyptic gem, Good Omens addresses the battle between good and evil. The show’s one season tells the tale of an angel and a demon who’ve moved to Earth. This unlikely duo joins forces to save the world as they search for the Antichrist, who also happens to be an 11-year-old child. It’s a fantastical drama with a pinch of comedy.

10.  I’m a Virgo

Description: Walton Goggins (The Hero).
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Released in 2023, this miniseries is a coming-of-age comedy about a 13-foot-tall man named Cootie, played by Jharrel Jerome. Created by writer-director Boots Riley, the show has social activist themes as it addresses issues around race, capitalism, and police brutality. It’s incredibly thought-provoking and highly relatable.

 

11. Invincible

Description: Steven Yeun (Mark Grayson).
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While an adult superhero thriller, what sets this Amazon Original apart from others is its animated composition. After the protagonist Mark discovers he’s been betrayed, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and reinvention. The character’s main goal? To not turn into his father. The two-season series is smart and engaging.

12. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
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Arguably one of the most popular of Amazon Originals, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is a must-watch. Starring John Krasinski of The Office fame, this four-season political action thriller follows CIA analyst Jack Ryan as he moves from desk worker to field agent. Each season takes viewers to a different location and shows Ryan tackling near-impossible and dangerous missions.

13. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Description: Lloyd Owen (Elendil), Maxim Baldry (Isildur).
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Featuring an ensemble cast, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is one of the most popular Amazon Original series. It stars Robert Aramayo from Game of Thrones, Nocturnal Animals, and Galveston and is a prequel to the original Lord of the Rings story by J.R.R. Tolkien.

 

14. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
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A delightful peek into the utterly marvelous world of 1950s New York City, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a charming tale of female empowerment. Consider it a treat to spend five seasons with housewife-turned-comedienne Midge Maisel (Golden Globe Award winner Rachel Brosnahan) as she transforms her life one comedic journey at a time. The costumes, set design, and historical accuracy will keep you hooked.

15.  The Power

Description: John Leguizamo (Rob Lopez).
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Starring Toni Collette, The Power is a British-American science fiction drama based on the novel Roxy. The show’s wild tale depicts the world after all teenage girls suddenly gain the power of electrocution. The electrifying superpower is hereditary, permanent, and can be passed on the older women as well. Soon, all women of the world must learn to live with this dangerous ability. The series mirrors aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and addresses topics like gender inequality and power imbalance.

16.  Reacher

Reacher.
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Based on Lee Child’s Jack Reacher book series, Reacher depicts the life of former military police officer Jack Reacher, played by Alan Ritchson (Fast X, Titans). Now streaming its first season, a second season is soon to come. If you like military storylines and good murder mysteries, you’ll enjoy this action-packed series.

 

17. The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty.
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Transport back to middle school with this lovable romantic comedy that captures the trials and tribulations of first love. It doesn’t require too much thought, which makes for a fun and relaxed streaming experience. If you liked the film franchise To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, you’ll likely enjoy this teenage tale.

18.  Swarm

Swarm.
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While a comedy, Swarm is incredibly dark. The miniseries follows Dre, played by Dominque Fishback, an obsessed fan whose infatuation with a major pop star takes her to unforgiving places. It’s a satirical and morose take on the concept of celebrity and the lengths fans will go to feel close to them. Members of Beyonce’s Beyhive or Taylor Swift’s Swifties will particularly enjoy this satirical drama.

19. The Wheel of Time

Description: Perrin Aybara played by Marcus Rutherford.
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Ancient prophecies and the fate of the world are the center of this Amazon Original series. A fantastical drama-adventure, The Wheel of Time follows five young people as they encounter a mysterious woman, played by Rosamund Pike. The reason for her journey to their small village? One of the five is the Dragon Reborn and the fate of the world is at stake.

20.  With Love

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Perfect for the holidays, With Love follows a brother and sister as they navigate romance over a year. Each episode is one hour, and with just five episodes, the first season is an easy holiday binge. Season two, released earlier this year, continues to follow the sibling duo as they go through their 30s with the help of their oversized family.

12 of the Most Annoying TV Show Characters of All Time, According to the Internet

Orange is the new black.
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There are plenty of characters on TV that just plain irk you, but a few are written so irritating that it actively detracts from the show. We tracked down some fan answers with what they thought the most annoying TV show characters of all time was and these were some of the most popular answers.

A few characters were written annoying on purpose but others seem to be the victim of bad writing or poor acting. Either way, they sure make some of these shows hard to watch!

12 of the Most Annoying TV Show Characters of All Time, According to the Internet

The 12 Most Epic Opening Scenes in Movie History

Scream.
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Opening scenes matter: they set the tone for the entire film. We wanted to know what the greatest opening scenes in movie history were – so we rounded up the best fan answers to this very question.

Some of these opening scenes are so iconic you can almost picture the whole thing in your mind. Others stood out stronger than the rest of the film, making it all you might remember. From action-packed to utter tearjerkers, these iconic opening scenes are often considered to be the greatest in movie history.

The 12 Most Epic Opening Scenes in Movie History

The 12 Most Genius Movie Plot Holes You Never Knew Were Actually Explained

Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998),
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Friends (and strangers) trying to sound smart by pointing out a movie mistake that isn’t really a mistake?

We found the best answers to “What infamous movie plot hole has an explanation that you’re tired of explaining?” with these 12 movie plot holes that actually have perfectly good explanations.

The 12 Most Genius Movie Plot Holes You Never Knew Were Actually Explained

19 Hyped-Up Movies That Were Actually Terrible

Brid Box.
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So, you know how there’s always this buzz around those hyped-up movies, right? Like, the ones that everyone’s talking about, the trailers that give you goosebumps, and the anticipation that’s through the roof?

Yeah, those. But here’s the kicker- sometimes, they turn out to be total duds.

19 Hyped-Up Movies That Were Actually Terrible

Unpopular Opinion: These 15 Shows Everyone Raved About, but We Couldn’t Stand

BRIDGERTON (L to R) REGÉ-JEAN PAGE as SIMON BASSET in episode 108 of BRIDGERTON
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Ever been excited about a show that someone recommended, but you couldn’t get into it? A show that everyone loved, but you couldn’t stand it? Here are 15 shows people couldn’t get into despite the hype.

Unpopular Opinion: These 15 Shows Everyone Raved About, but We Couldn’t Stand

 

 

 

 

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