17 Best Amazon Prime Series to Binge This Week

The Best Series on Amazon in 2022

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 2022.

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A Very English Scandal (2018)

A Very English Scandal
Genre Biography, Comedy, Crime
Directed by Stephen Frears
Cast Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Alex Jennings
Seasons: 1
From BBC comes a very British miniseries: A Very English Scandal, a telling of a political dramatic event in the ’70s that is 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.

Community (2009) new

Genre Comedy
Created by Dan Harmon
Cast Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover
Seasons: 6
One of the more clever and original shows on our list today, Community is an absurdly hilarious comedy show that brings together all kinds of colorful characters. A group of community college students of all ages does their best to get through daily life at school, all while struggling against societal standards and frustrating school staff.

Invincible (2021)

Genre Animation, Action, Adventure
Created by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Cory Walker
Cast Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh
Seasons: 1
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
Genre Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Created by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Daniel Abraham
Cast Wes Chatham, Dominique Tipper, Steven Strait
Seasons: 6
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
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Created by Eric Kripke
Cast Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr
Seasons: 2
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.

How I Met Your Mother (2005)

How I Met Your Mother
Genre Comedy, Romance
Created by Carter Bays, Craig Thomas
Cast Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders
Seasons: 9
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)

Genre Comedy
Directed by Ben Taylor, Jim O'Hanlon
Cast Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Mark Bonnar
Seasons: 4
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)

Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Created by Michael Hirst
Cast Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alexander Ludwig
Seasons: 6
A fictional telling of the Scandinavian world of 9th-century Vikings, 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.

Dexter (2006)

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Created by James Manos Jr.
Cast Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
Seasons: 8
A crime/drama staple, Dexter is a dark and bloody tale with an extremely enticing plot. Dexter (Michael C. Hall) 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.

Good Omens (2019)

Good Omens
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Created by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
Cast Michael Sheen, David Tennant, John Hamm
Seasons: 1
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
Genre Comedy, Drama
Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Cast Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen
Seasons: 3
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
Genre Sci-Fi
Created by Philip K. Dick
Cast Richard Madden, Bryan Cranston, Steve Buscemi
Seasons: 1
This anthology sci-fi series is very similar to Netflix’s Black Mirror. The first season of Electric Dreams offers a set of standalone 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
Genre Comedy, Drama, Sport
Created by Joe Gangemi, Gregory Jacobs
Cast Craig Roberts, Ennis Esmer, Oliver Cooper
Seasons: 3
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
Genre Comedy
Created by Tina Fey
Cast Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry
Seasons: 7
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)

Genre Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Cast Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie
Seasons: 1
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)

Genre Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Created by Greg Daniels
Cast Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Allegra Edwards
Seasons: 1
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
Genre Crime
Created by Bryan Cranston, David Shore
Cast Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae
Seasons: 3
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.

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