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The 22 Best Amazon Prime Series To Binge This Week

In an age with an increasing number of streaming options, it can be hard to know what to watch. If you’ve run out of the best Netflix movies and original series to watch, you’ll need to find somewhere else to turn.

If you head over to Amazon Prime, there’s a plethora of great TV shows to watch with your Prime subscription. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the best Amazon Prime series to stream right now to help you out. We’ve also found the best Amazon Prime movies, the best Hulu shows, the best Disney+ shows, and the best Netflix shows to watch in 2022.

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A Very English Scandal (2018)

A Very English Scandal
84 %
7.7/10
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Biography, Comedy, Crime
Cast Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Alex Jennings
From BBC comes a very British miniseries: A Very English Scandal, a telling of a dramatic political event in the ’70s that was shocking and vile with a tone of humor based on the sheer absurdity of it all. Surprisingly based on a true story, Jeremy Thorpe’s (Hugh Grant) political career is threatened by blackmail from his homosexual ex-lover, to which he responds with sloppy violence and threats.

Invincible (2021)

Invincible
73 %
8.7/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Animation, Action, Adventure
Cast Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh
Created by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Cory Walker
Based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series of the same name, Invincible is an animated superhero story that is unlike any other. With a father who is the most powerful superhero on Earth, 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) slowly begins to gain his own powers as he learns about his father’s dark past.

The Expanse (2015)

The Expanse
72 %
8.5/10
tv-14 6 Seasons
Genre Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Cast Wes Chatham, Dominique Tipper, Steven Strait
Created by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Daniel Abraham
A sci-fi series based on the books of the same name, The Expanse is full of themes that should be present in any great show along with some awesome space sequences. In a future where humanity has spread out and colonized the solar system, a series of factions inhabiting different planets set themselves apart from each other and find reasons to fight yet again.

The Boys (2019)

The Boys
77 %
8.7/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Cast Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr
Created by Eric Kripke
What happens when superheroes are actually just overpowered corporate villains in disguise? Amazon’s original series The Boys dives into just that. After losing his girlfriend to a drugged-out superhero accident, a young man named Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid) ends up on the wrong side of these powerful “heroes” with a group that is trying to take down the corrupt system once and for all.

Workaholics (2011) new

Workaholics
57 %
8.1/10
tv-14 7 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm
Created by Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm
A wondrously watchable comedy series that would appeal to any fan of partying and ridiculousness, Workaholics is an absolutely absurd take on what happens when college dudes get out of college and never really wanted to leave. Blake, Adam, and Anders are three telemarketers that were forced to work once they got out of college, but that doesn’t mean they have to grow up.

How I Met Your Mother (2005)

How I Met Your Mother
69 %
8.3/10
tv-14 9 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Romance
Cast Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders
Created by Carter Bays, Craig Thomas
In a charming and sincerely funny sitcom featuring a few familiar faces, this show is about a group of friends living their lives in New York City. Focused mostly on the story of Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) and narrated by his character, it is about — you guessed it — the story of how he met his wife. Since there are nine seasons to blow through, you’ll enjoy its fast pace and lovable characters.

Catastrophe (2015)

Catastrophe
87 %
8.2/10
tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Mark Bonnar
What happens when nothing goes as planned? Usually, we’d call that a catastrophe, but in the case of the Amazon series Catastrophe, it’s anything but. An American man named Rob ends up getting Sharon, an Irish woman, pregnant during a business trip to London. This wonderful accident results in a family for two people who least expected it. Don’t worry, though — it’s hilarious the whole way through.

Vikings (2013)

Vikings
74 %
8.5/10
tv-ma 6 Seasons
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Cast Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alexander Ludwig
Created by Michael Hirst
A fictional telling of the Scandinavian world of 9th-century, Vikings is an exciting show with compelling information that loosely describes the brutal introduction of the Vikings to the European world. Though this show does not claim to be historically accurate to a T, some of the characters are based on real historical figures who changed the world forever.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
85 %
8.2/10
tv-14 7 Seasons
Genre Action, Drama, Fantasy
Cast Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannnigan
Created by Joss Whedon
Possibly one of the biggest pop culture phenomena to take place on television, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a huge cult hit upon release and continues to be referenced in online culture across the board. Based on the original 1992 film of the same name, Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is a woman who was chosen and empowered by a demon to fight against much more than just vampires.

Good Omens (2019)

Good Omens
66 %
8.1/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Cast Michael Sheen, David Tennant, John Hamm
Created by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
If you’re looking for a bit of comedy, a bit of fantasy, and a bit of heaven and hell, then Good Omens is perfect for you. This miniseries follows the tale of a bungled Armageddon from the perspectives of angels and demons — particularly one angel and one demon who find that despite their differences, they are actually great friends.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
80 %
8.7/10
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen
Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Mrs. Maisel is a hardworking housewife from the late 1950s who just so happens to be hilarious. When her life becomes too much and her husband starts to go astray, she decides to become a stand-up comic. Despite hardships at every turn, her talent shines through and she slowly begins to find her way to fame.

Electric Dreams (2017)

Electric Dreams
68 %
7.3/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi
Cast Richard Madden, Bryan Cranston, Steve Buscemi
Created by Philip K. Dick
This anthology sci-fi series is very similar to Netflix’s Black Mirror. The first season of Electric Dreams offers a set of stand-alone stories that filter humanity’s technological future through a dark, often very uncomfortable lens. Each episode is inspired by the renowned sci-fi author Philip K. Dick, whose stories previously served as source material for Blade Runner and Minority Report, among some of the best sci-fi movies.

Red Oaks (2014)

Red Oaks
70 %
7.9/10
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama, Sport
Cast Craig Roberts, Ennis Esmer, Oliver Cooper
Created by Joe Gangemi, Gregory Jacobs
While it may at first feel like an attempt to target our nostalgia for Caddyshack, Red Oaks is actually a wonderful ode to classic 1980s coming-of-age comedies that doesn’t lean on lazy callbacks or costume gags. When college kid David Myers (Craig Roberts) signs up to work at a New York country club as a tennis instructor, Myers, of course, ends up falling for the club president’s daughter.

The Tick (2016)

The Tick
72 %
7.4/10
tv-14 7 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry
Created by Tina Fey
Amazon’s take on the Tick series follows a lowly young man named Arthur, a typical office worker with little ambition and very few goals in life. But when Arthur meets the Tick — perhaps a real superhero, perhaps a figment of his imagination — Arthur begins to uncover the hero inside himself. This TV show is primarily a comedy, powered largely by Peter Serafinowicz’s wonderfully dopey turn as the main character.

Undone (2019)

Undone
86 %
8.2/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Cast Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie
Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Perhaps one of the most interesting forms of media, Undone fluidly combines normal cinematography with animation. After surviving a car accident that almost killed her, a young woman finds that she has a new and interesting relationship with time. And surprisingly, it’s her dead father that is there to help her try to deal with it. We’ve also found the best animated series on Netflix if you’re looking for more like this.

Upload (2020)

Upload
67 %
8.0/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Cast Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Allegra Edwards
Created by Greg Daniels
In what seems like a not-so-distant future, death is no longer the end of life for humanity. When Nathan Brown meets an untimely death, he gets to choose which afterlife he wants to exist in. But this virtual world has its downsides, and as he tries to get used to it, he begins to realize that maybe his death wasn’t an accident.

Sneaky Pete (2015)

Sneaky Pete
76 %
8.1/10
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Crime
Cast Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae
Created by Bryan Cranston, David Shore
One of Amazon’s lesser-known series, Sneaky Pete is the show you want to watch when you’ve already burned through all of the newer series. Con artist Marius gets out of prison and adopts his late cellmate Pete’s identity to escape from a terrifying gangster. Marius finds himself completely in over his head trying to navigate the life that Pete left behind years ago, including an overbearing grandmother and a crotchety grandfather who think they know him already.

Mr. Robot (2015)

Mr. Robot
80 %
8.6/10
tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin
Created by Sam Esmail
Over the course of its four seasons, Mr. Robot was often compelling and frequently brilliant. The show became a phenomenon after its first season, and although it faded from the popular consciousness after that, it never stopped being great. Following a computer hacker (Rami Malek) who unlocks a massive conspiracy against the world’s biggest company, the show was always more concerned with the inner lives of its characters than with the massive conspiracies it depicted. 

Fleabag (2016)

Fleabag
92 %
8.7/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman
Created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s comedy series only lasted for two six-episodes, but few runs of television in the 21st century have been better. Fleabag follows its titular character as she deals with lingering guilt and trauma, and ultimately tries to move forward by finding new love. It’s a searing, brilliant series filled with pain and heartbreak, and it’s one of the smartest show that Amazon has ever had the good sense to finance.

LuLaRich (2021)

LuLaRich
7.5/10
1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast DeAnne Stidham, Mark Stidham, Stella Lemberg
Telling the story of the pyramid scheme that is LuLaRoe, LuLaRich is an exemplary way to tell stories about kooky scammers. This documentary series has plenty of unexpected twists and turns, but part of what makes it so compelling is trying to understand the spell that the company’s creators cast over everyone they eventually took for a ride.

Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (2022)

Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls
4.9/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Reality
Cast Lizzo
Although she has only been a pop culture phenomenon for a few years, Lizzo has already been an inspiration to millions of fans. In Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, we watch as she auditions dancers for the Big Grrrls, the group that will be accompanying her on tour. Reality competitions are always wonderful, but the very real stakes of this series only make it more compelling. It’s a wholesome show, but one well worth investing some time in.

The Legend of Vox Machina (2022)

The Legend of Vox Machina
81 %
8.4/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Matthew Mercer, Ashley Johnson, Laura Bailey
Created by Jason Monsorno
It’s admittedly pretty nerdy, but The Legend of Vox Machina is well worth your time even if you’re not too familiar with Dungeons and Dragons. The series tells the story of eight unlikely heroes who must band together to save their realm from total chaos. What allows the show to work, though, is the way it combines a droll, knowing tone with overwhelming sincerity. This series is not too judgmental of anyone, even when it has a little bit of an edge.

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