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Best Amazon Prime Series To Add To Your Watchlist

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By Manvi Madan - Content Specialist May 08 2020 Share this blog

If you feel like leaning in the vaguely apocalyptic vibe of 2020, I've whipped up a list of the best TV shows that you can watch on Amazon Prime. With more and more people looking for the next great TV show to binge-watch, Amazon Prime Video, a limited library has evolved as a media vault formidable enough to challenge Netflix and Hotstar. Whether you are a fan of Rom-Com, Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi or Comedy, Prime serves the best of your interest. 

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Best TV Series on Amazon Prime Video 

In India, where a Prime membership runs at just Rs. 999 per year. If you were forced to choose in a fight between Amazon Prime vs Netflix, and you have ended up choosing Amazon Prime hastily. I’m here to support your step. If you subscribed to Prime just for the shows and movies, there’s not a huge difference between the two services - but Amazon Video does give you the option to pay for new films/shows a la carte, which is a nice option. Also, I have rounded up some of the best TV shows on Amazon Prime Video here for your perusal. 


1. Mirzapur 

amazon prime offersMirzapur definitely hits the list, being the most watched Prime original since inception. This famous thriller crime story has many famous stars as their cast including Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi, and Vikrant Massey. Mirzapur’s trite narrative template undermines its ambition to be the web's answer to Gangs of Wasseypur. This Amazon Prime original gets you interested but leaves you wanting with its abysmal cast line-up and elevated gangster saga. I strongly recommend Mirzapur, for its portrayal of stringent rivalry and real Indian political system.
For an insight in the woven reviews and added comments on the show, click here.

iMDB Rating

Genre 

8.8/10

Crime, Thriller, Action

2. Jack Ryan 

Jack Ryan is a show that doesn't refrain from showing the human sides and the moral positions of the countries, characters, and people in question. Tom Clancy’s “Ryanverse” franchise makes the leap from film to television with this spy thriller that premiered in 2018 and casts John Krasinski as the titular CIA analyst. This Amazon original series has published two acclaimed seasons lately, with the third one coming up soon. 

iMDB Rating 

Genre 

8.3/10 

Action, Drama, Thriller 

3. The Office (2005-2013)

On March 24, 2005, the whole world met Michael Scott (and Dwight Schrute). Dwight Schrute once said, “Through concentration, I can raise and lower my cholesterol at will.”  Well, I think that the whole universe goes mad when he says this. The Office displays the hilarious workplace spoof filled with mature humor. Hotstar has started streaming the Indian remake of cult TV series The Office. I was laughing during “The Office” finale,and then I cried during “The Office” finale. And yeah, maybe that’s all you want from a finale: emotion and closure.

iMDB Rating 

Genre 

8.9/10

Comedy 

4. Made In Heaven 

Gully Boy duo Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, serves an ecstatic-drama about the surplus, hypocrisies, and darkness that endures in disguise of big, fat Indian weddings where tradition jostles modern ambitions. The story is told through the eyes of two wedding planners trying to balance their personal and professional lives. Despite many faults,Made in Heaven is the best of what Amazon has produced in India.

iMDB Rating 

Genre 

8.3/10

Drama, Romance

5. Good Omens 

The series’ impressive cast is filled out by Jon Hamm, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Nick Offerman, Jack Whitehall, and other familiar faces. Having grown content with life on Earth, the two try to prevent an approaching doomsday. 

Though Good Omens leaps around with creative space, the main story is the birth of the antichrist 11 years ago and how, through a series of "human" errors, the plan to switch the baby of an American ambassador (Nick Offerman) with said antichrist goes haywire. 

iMDB Rating 

Genre 

8.1/10

Comedy, Fantasy 

6. Sneaky Pete 

Suspenseful, smart, and terrifically cast, Sneaky Pete is part dramedy, part crime caper, and all in all entertaining. A slow starter, with an engrossing storyline and interesting trail of characters, Sneaky Pete ends up drooling you over. What initially looks like a relatively straight-line crime drama turns into an Etch-a-Sketch full of intersecting zigzags. Sneaky Pete is counted amongst the clever writings in Amazon Prime. That's why it is listed in the list of best TV Shows on Amazon Prime. Watch Sneaky Pete episodes online at Amazon prime now. 

iMDB Rating 

Genre 

8.2/10

Drama, Crime

7. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

If you want to watch a star being born,stop right there and indulge yourself in Rachel Brosnahan’s work as Miriam “Midge” Maisel on the 1950s-set comedy Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

The story deals with a charming housewife who is leading her career in stand-up comedy after her husband leaves her unexpectedly. 

iMDB Rating 

Genre 

8.7/10

Drama, Comedy 

8. Doctor Who 

How can anyone criticise Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor when she is not given anything interesting to say? The adventurous story which flies around “The Doctor” who travels through time in a Ship, British police box. The mission is to prevent history from being changed. Here, the lead has a power of transforming his appearance, so we get to experience every new lead character with the new season. First one in the list that you could actually sit and scout with your family. Watch Doctor Who now at Amazon Prime Video. 

iMDB Rating 

Genre 

8.6/10

Adventure, Drama, Family

9. Comicstaan

A nine episode series that brings together Biswa Kalyan Rath, Tanmay Bhat, Sapan Verma, Kaneez Surka, Kanan Gill, Kenny Sebastian and Naveen Richard to find the next big name in stand-up comedy. The amazing TV show has had two seasons so far, while Comicstaan's first season was thought-provoking and new, the second instalment seems lacklustre at best. Hosted by Abish and Sumukhi, watch Comicstaan to find out who gets crowned as the future competition to some of these big names in stand-up comedy.

iMDB Rating 

Genre 

6.7/10

Comedy 

10. The Affair 

With a startling portrayal of an affair in its most intense, profoundly-taxing, emotionally draining,disgraceful reality, The Affair is an American television drama series created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi. A schoolteacher and budding novelist begin an extramarital affair with a young waitress trying to piece together her life in this sombre drama, delivering two strong seasons of deep and psychological observation. The US drama exploring relationships lost its way in the third season – but this first episode of its fourth run offers plenty of humour and potential.

iMDB Rating 

Genre 

7.9 /10

Drama

Upcoming Amazon Originals 2020: The Best Is Yet To Come 

The Last Hour (2020)

Amazon Prime Video gears up for more Indian contentwith upcoming crime-thriller helmed by Amit Kumar with Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia acting as an executive producer. The Last Hour will be starring Sanjay Kapoor & Raima Sen in lead roles. The crime-thriller will come with a supernatural twist. You better add it to the watchlist already or you will have to, as soon as the biggest crime-thriller comes out. 

Bandish Bandits (2020)

Bandish Bandits, a musical directed by Anand Tiwari and written by Amritpal Singh Bindra will put up a love story between Indian classical singer Radhe and pop star Tamanna. With a soundtrack composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy, the show stars Naseeruddin Shah and Atul Kulkarni among others.

Dilli (2020)

Continuing his digital streak, Saif Ali Khan will be seen in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Dilli, starring Sunil Grover, Mohd Zeeshan Ayub and Sarah Jane Dias alongside. The show will explore the dark corners of Indian politics, and will go through production in March- April this year. 

Gormint (2020)

Interestingly, the show's title is inspired by infamous Gormint aunty who became an internet sensation for hurling expletives and declaring "Bik gayi hai Gormint". The show will be starring Veere Di Wedding fame, Shikha Talsania alongside Manav Kaul and Girish Kulkarni. AIB members Tanmay Bhat and Rohan Joshi had revealed that the show would be about "a jaded movie star who unwittingly becomes part of the Cabinet" in this case the Ministry of Culture.

While you look up to some big names to debut this year with their startling Amazon Originals, keep yourself intact to the shores of penultimate nirvana. Packed well with a pinch of intellectual modern drama, taut thriller, brisk or dynamic action, Amazon Prime Video serves you a hot-plate with a taste at its best. Get a subscription and watch the top and best TV shows on Amazon Prime and elevate the normative of entertainment in your life.


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