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14 Amazon Prime Shows To Binge in 2021

The Best Series on Amazon in 2021

We’re in the age of binge-watching now more than ever. With everyone still mostly stuck inside, there’s not much else to do other than open up your streaming services and start browsing. But what happens when you run out of the best Netflix movies and original series to watch?

You head on over to Amazon Prime and realize that there’s actually 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 Amazon Prime movies, the best Hulu shows, the best Disney+ shows, and the best Netflix shows to watch in 2021.

Invincible

Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) in Invincible.
Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) in Invincible

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 slowly begins to gain his own powers as he learns about his father’s dark past.

Total Episodes: 13
Main Cast: Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh
IMDb Rating: 8.7

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The Expanse

Thomas Jane in The Expanse.
Thomas Jane in The Expanse

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.

Total Episodes: 61
Main Cast: Wes Chatham, Dominique Tipper, Steven Strait
IMDb Rating: 8.5

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The Boys

Anthony Starr in The Boys.
Anthony Starr in The Boys

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 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.

Total Episodes: 24
Main Cast: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr
IMDb Rating: 8.7

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How I Met Your Mother

Josh Radnor (center) in How I Met Your Mother.
Josh Radnor (center) in How I Met Your Mother

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 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.

Total Episodes: 208
Main Cast: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders
IMDb Rating: 8.3

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Catastrophe

Rob Delaney (left) and Sharon Horgan (right) in Catastrophe.
Rob Delaney (left) and Sharon Horgan (right) in Catastrophe

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.

Total Episodes: 24
Main Cast: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Mark Bonnar
IMDb Rating: 8.2

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Dexter

Michael C. Hall (center) in Dexter.
Michael C. Hall (center) in Dexter

A crime/drama staple, Dexter is a dark and bloody tale with an extremely enticing plot. Dexter works during the day as a blood splatter analyst for the Miami police department, so he can cover up the tracks from his other life: a serial killer with an arguably righteous purpose. Promising that he will only kill people who have killed, this character is unique and enjoyable to watch as he attempts to be sociable during the day and vigilant during the night.

Total Episodes: 96
Main Cast: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
IMDb Rating: 8.6

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Good Omens

David Tennant (left) and Michael Sheen (right) in Good Omens.
David Tennant (left) and Michael Sheen (right) in Good Omens

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.

Total Episodes: 6
Main Cast: Michael Sheen, David Tennant, John Hamm
IMDb Rating: 8.1

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Rachel Brosnahan (center) in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Rachel Brosnahan (center) in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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.

Total Episodes: 26
Main Cast: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen
IMDb Rating: 8.7

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Electric Dreams

Anna Paquin in Electric Dreams.
Anna Paquin in Electric Dreams

This anthology sci-fi series akin 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.

Total Episodes: 10
Main Cast: Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Chaplin, Bryan Cranston, Anna Paquin
IMDb Rating: 7.3

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Red Oaks

Craig Roberts (left) and Alexandra Socha (right) in Red Oaks.
Craig Roberts (left) and Alexandra Socha (right) in Red Oaks

While it may at first feel like an attempt to target our nostalgia for Caddy Shack, 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 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.

Total Episodes: 26
Main Cast: Craig Roberts, Ennis Esmer, Oliver Cooper, Alexandra Socha
IMDb Rating: 7.9

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The Tick

Peter Serafinowicz (left) and Griffin Newman (right) in The Tick.
Peter Serafinowicz (left) and Griffin Newman (right) in The Tick

Amazon’s take on the latest 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.

Total Episodes: 22
Main Cast: Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry
IMDb Rating: 7.4

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Undone

Rosa Salazar in Undone.
Rosa Salazar in Undone

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.

Total Episodes: 9
Main Cast: Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie
IMDb Rating: 8.2

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Upload

Robbie Amell (left) and Andy Allo (right) in Upload.
Robbie Amell (left) and Andy Allo (right) in Upload

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.

Total Episodes: 10
Main Cast: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Allegra Edwards
IMDb Rating: 8.0

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Sneaky Pete

Giovanni Ribisi (center) in Sneaky Pete.
Giovanni Ribisi (center) in Sneaky Pete

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’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.

Total Episodes: 30
Main Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae
IMDb Rating: 8.1

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