If you are an Amazon Prime member, you are entitled to free express shipping, free Kindle downloads, and many other benefits. However, some customers are perfectly happy to limit their use of the service to the company's extensive streaming video options.
If you've already explored their extensive library of HBO classics like The Sopranos and The Wire don't worry – there's still a lot to see. Check out our selection for the best TV shows on Amazon Prime.
If you've read both superheroes and superhero meta-analyzes, you should check out The Boys . . Supernatural Eric Kripke's adaptation of the Garth Ennis comics introduces a world in which heroes are corporate instruments, social media icons and morally very, very bankrupt. The head of the praised seven (think of an ethically destitute avenger) is Homelander, played by Antony Starr with a red-eyed menace. When mortal Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) targets Homelander, the full scope of the hero industrial complex is revealed. The first season has expired, a second season is planned for 2020.
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge created and plays as the title character an oppressed Londoner with a too perfect sister, an evil future stepmother (played by [19459004)] The Crown (Olivia Colman (19459005 )) and a lust for hedonism that masks the aftermath of an unresolved emotional crisis. Like Ferris Bueller, Waller-Bridge pauses to speak directly to the viewer and offers a caustic comment on her increasingly complicated state, including her passion for one Priest (Andrew Scott).
At first glance Bryan Fuller's ( Pushing Daisies ) version of the Thomas Harris novels with the gastronomic perversions by Hannibal Lecter does not seem to win: How does someone improve The Silence of the Lambs and Anthony Hopkins & # 39; Depiction of the diabolical psychiatrist? By not trying. Mads Mikkelse ns Lecter is a serene study; FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is the one who appears to be getting out of hand. While Fuller has time to research the finer details of Harris' novels, he also has the audacity to deviate from them. Hannibal's short three-season run is a tragedy, but what's here is appetizing.
David E. Kelley ( The Practice ) leads this series through an oppressed lawyer (Billy Bob Thornton) who takes action against his former law firm when he is involved in an accidental death that turns into a widespread conspiracy . Thornton won a Golden Globe for his performance; William Hurt should have won something for his portrayal as a devilish co-founder who pulls Thornton's strings from afar. Seasons two and three are on the rise, with Dennis Quaid playing as evil California farmer Wade Blackwood. A fourth and final season is expected with a date to be determined.
If Stranger Things stimulated your appetite for paranoia in the 1980s, then FX & # 39; The Americans – via two Soviet spies (Matthew Rhys) and Keri Russell) who embedding yourself in the suburbs of America – must satisfy. While Russell and Rhys have a complex marriage that can be as wrong as their birth certificates, their loyalty to Russia is constantly being checked.
6. Bosch (2015 -)
The laconic detective of the Michael Connelly novels receives a successful adaptation on Amazon, with Titus Welliver searching the shabby side of Los Angeles as a titular murder detective. Don't expect frills or explosions: Bosch is satisfied with being a police procedure in the form of Dragnet and it works. The sixth season premiered in April.
A Celebration of Life Under Observation of Death: Alan Ball Six Feet Under reports about the Fishers, a funeral home owner in Los Angeles, who have trouble continuing after the sudden death of their patriarch (Richard Jenkins). Darkly humorous and emotionally charged, it also has one of the most discussed (and nerve-wracking) finals in television history.
US Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) makes his intentions clear in the opening moments of the first episode: when he pulls his gun, he shoots to kill. This is more or less what happens in six seasons of Justified which stroll like a modern Western, but are transformed through the lyrical dialogue inspired by the writer Elmore Leonard. And like every good white hat, Givens needs his film. He gets it in the form of Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), who stole the show in another FX series, The Shield, and does the same here. When the two finally compete against each other after years of the circle, nothing you will see coming.
"Social Assassin" Larry David returned from a six-year sabbatical for a ninth season of his successful HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm in October 2017 and a tenth season that premiered in 2020. If you're not a HBO subscriber, you can relive every uncomfortable moment from the first decade of his loosely improvised show. From Los Angeles to New York City, the selfish, aggressive David rarely encounters a situation that he can't make worse.
10. Oz (1997-2003)
Oz HBO's first one-hour drama, set the stage for a golden age of television and left the portrayal of the fictional state correctional facility in Oswald untouched and its cast of intriguing, fleeting Prisoners trying to survive in an experimental station. More than 20 years later, it could still be the most cross-border series ever aired. (And you will never see J.K. Simmons that way again.)
11. Banshee (2013-2016)
Before he was Homelander, Antony Starr Sheriff Lucas Hood, the sharp-edged lawyer from Banshee, Pennsylvania, was in this garish, violent pulp novel in a series. Hood is actually an ex-fraudster who takes over the identity of a sheriff and intervenes in local battles with an Amish crime boss, an old flame and other disrespectful characters in four bloody, satisfying seasons.
Idris Elba stars in this BBC drama as DCI policeman John Luther, a spirited but persistent investigator who gets in the way of some of Britain's most wanted criminals. Ruth Wilson plays Alice Morgan, a charming psychotic film friend. Amazon has all five seasons, including the last season that premiered in 2019.
Rachel Brosnahan plays this dramedy as Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a 1950s housewife who is brave. for this decade) step into stand-up comedy. Brosnahan practically vibrates with energy, as does the show that captures the burgeoning New York feminism of the time. In Midge's orbit, Don Draper would have a hell of a lot to say.
The less you know you're getting into this half-hour series, the better. Don't let anyone tell you anything other than that Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph are a couple in a struggling marriage. The best way to find out from there is to find out for yourself.
Rosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk play the leading role in this trippy story of a young woman named Alma, who is struggling with her sister, mother and boyfriend – and then her dead father begins to ask her to master time travel. Filmed with actors and then beautifully rotoscoped to give it a touch of animated surrealism, Undone will take you on a jaunt.