Are you looking for suggestions for the best Amazon Prime original series to watch right now?
This blog post can help you with making a choice on which Amazon Prime original series to watch. With time Amazon Prime has released several amazing prime original series and movies.
If compared with Netflix, it surely doesn’t have a wide array of collections. But it is surely a great platform to start looking at the series.
Not only is Amazon coming up with English series but also with some great Indian series too.
Let’s have a look –
Best Amazon Prime Original Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
IMDB Rating: 8.7
The American period comedy-drama series has three seasons and is one of the best ones to watch. The series talks about a woman in New York in the late 1950s and early 1960s who found her interest in stand-up comedy and wants to pursue a career in it.
As she moves continue to pursue her career as a stand-up comedian in that era when women aren’t welcomed to do comedy on stage. The series pens her journey.
It is a great and quite impressive series to watch that received critical acclamation and won the Emmy Award in 2018 for Best Comedy series.
Also, Rachel Brosnahan won Emmy Award for an Outstanding/ Best Actress and won two Golden Globe Award that year.
Midge Maisel is a fictional character that is flawed and quirky, but she is brave who wants to do something different for herself. Maisel is someone who believes in herself no matter what, she has an enthusiasm for life and full of positivity.
The series is a mix of drama, comedy and a poignant theme of feminism and is a delightful amazon prime original series to watch.
IMDB Rating: 8.7
The Amazon Prime original series ‘Fleabag’ is a British comedy-drama based on the story of a woman.
The titular character ‘Fleabag’ is created and played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and has received world-wide love and appreciation of her performance as well as her creation of the fictional character.
The story follows the messed-up life of Fleabag, who grieves for a loss, has feuded with her father and sister, and is drowned with alcohol and meaningless sex.
The second season returns with Fleabag, whose life is sorted now and has pulled her life together for good.
She has enlightened her life now by establishing a good relationship with her family, running a coffee shop, and involving in good companionship.
After ‘The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel’ stunned the audience and grabbed awards, ‘Fleabag,’ which is yet another women-based story, has turned out to be the best.
It’s script, direction, acting, and cinematography everything collaborates so beautifully.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a gem to watch. Her effortless performance in narrating the story of Fleabag is outstanding. Fleabag is someone with whom we all (women) can relate to.
IMDB Rating: 7.5
The second season of Hanna is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. Hanna is a high concept thriller and coming of age series that follows the life of a young girl Hanna who is being trained by her father Erik to fight the forces of a CIA program named ‘UTRAX.’
A program designed to turn the young teenage girls into super soldiers and are in full control of the UTRAX.
The season 1 involves in the telling how Hanna is trained in the forest, her relationship with her father Erik, how she escaped the UTRAX.
Season 2 of the series focuses on the goal to save Clara from the program, in search of identity and how UTRAX works.
The most interesting thing about ‘Hanna’ is to watch the action-packed sequences. Though season 1 is a more mystery-filled plot, the second season lacks that part.
The ending of the second season gave a clear shot hint that we will have to wait for season 3.
The Man in the High Castle
IMDB Rating: 8.0
The plot of ‘The man in the High Castle’ is loosely based on Phillip K. Dick’s 1962 novel of the same name. ‘The Man in the High Castle’ explores the political conflict and drama during World War second.
The rising tension between superpower North America and the aftermath effect of the war in the lives of people working with. The influence of Nazi Germany and Japan on the US territories.
If you are someone who loves watching a political drama, then I bet you will going to love ‘The Man in the High Castle.’ All four seasons are available to stream now in Prime video.
IMDB Rating: 8.2
The crime drama Amazon prime original series ‘Sneaky Pete’ is a creation of David Shore (House) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad).
The story follows Marius (Giovanni Ribsi), a con man who got recently released from the prison and adopts the identity of his prison mate Pete Murphy.
He tries to get comfortable with the real Pete Murphy’s family and enrolls in the family bail bond business.
How his life gets entangled with the business is yet to unravel. The plot of ‘Sneaky Pete’ has a lot of twists and turns that revolves around Marius.
If you have seen Bryan Cranston starring’ Breaking Bad’, you would want to watch this quirky crime series on the prime video. There are three seasons of ‘Sneaky Pete,’ and it’s a great series to bing-watch.
IMDB Rating: 8.4
Amazon Prime’s original series ‘Bosch’ is an American police procedural series where the plot revolves around a homicide detective Harry Bosch, an ex-military man.
Each season focuses on a single murder case that Harry is charged with solving. While solving the cases, Harry is threatened to change his perspective to view the world around him.
As he continues to solve the crime cases, it leads him to uncover corrupt police officers, conspiracies in the department and makes his life more complex.
If you happen to love crime-based stories/movies or series, this series on Amazon Prime Video is right up on your list.
IMDB Rating: 8.0
The sci-fi comedy-drama Amazon Prime original series ‘Upload’ premiered their 1st season on Prime Video on May 1, 2020, amidst the pandemic.
The story follows Nathan (Robbie Amell) a coder, living his life to the fullest met with an accident while using his self-driving car.
At the hospital, when he is struggling between life and death, his doting girlfriend Ingrid insists him to undergo a digital procedure to a virtual afterlife app.
The series mainly focuses on his afterlife on the utopian digital community of Lakeview, where everything is digitally processed.
The series is different, giving us a tour of the future utopian world where humans are heavily dependent on AI (Artificial Intelligence). There is only one season with ten episodes to watch.
IMDB Rating: 8.4
‘Breathe’ is an Indian crime thriller series on streaming on prime video that narrates a story of a father whose son is dying and saving him, he can go to any extent.
Danny (Madhavan) is a football coach and a widower whose son is suffering from a critical pulmonary condition that requires an urgent lung transplant only then he can be saved.
Danny being a father, can never see his little boy dying, so he planned something that will quicken the long queue of lung recipient.
The series has two subplots, the other story speaks of a cop Kabir Sawant, who has lost his little daughter and his grief has turned into an alcoholic.
‘Breathe’ is one of the best Indian web series to watch.
Mozart in the Jungle
IMDB Rating: 8.2
A comedy-drama amazon prime original series ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ is a sweet, heartfelt, and low-key series that depicts a story of an orchestra conductor and an oboist.
If you are a fan of western classical music and love musical instruments, then you will be in awe of this series. It’s an absolutely incredible musical series to watch that talks about artists and their passion for life through music.
Though not much talked about like Amazon prime original series ‘Fleabag’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ but it offers a great story and variations through music.
IMDB Rating: 8.7
Amazon Prime Video’s one of the best TV series, “The Boys,” focuses on the superheroes that if existed in the real world, how would it be?
In the series, the superheroes are a weapon to earn millions for a massive company. They are the superheroes for the world but, they are some nasty people except a few.
‘The Boys’ are a group of seven superheroes who feel they can do anything with the power they have, and the worst of all is the ‘Homelander.’
The series explores the toxic masculinity and military corruption. The Starlight is the only one who has empathy for people despite having powers and doesn’t want to spoil her life in the money churning business.
The series defies all the other superhero movies and let us make a choice that superheroes aren’t the one to be worshipped.
So, I would say it has a different approach towards the “superhero” concept that is cruel and not glamourizing their power.
IMDB Rating: 7.2
‘Hunters’ is one of the best Amazon prime original series that you should watch if you haven’t yet. The film is set in 1977 when Jonah (Lagan Lerman) lives in New York with his Safta who a Holocaust survivor, and her name is Ruth.
The series follows a group of Nazi hunters led by Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino), who discover that some Nazi war criminals are conspiring a massive attack in the US named ‘Fourth Reich.’
The periodic crime-thriller series ‘Hunters’ is based on a true fact. What’s special about this series is its screenplay, editing, and acting of all the cast.
It is always a pleasure to watch Al Pacino onscreen performing effortlessly with his aura even at this age.
The series is highly intriguing and mystery-filled in the plot that unravels with each episode. It uses flashbacks from the Holocaust sequences of trauma and violence.
It’s beyond impressive that a series will literally captivate you to watch till the end.
IMDB Rating: 7.9
Carnival Row is yet another Amazon Prime original series that is set during the Victorian period fantasy world. The series has a murder mystery, fantasy history with some impressive visual effects and design elements.
The story follows a half-blood detective Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando bloom), who rekindles his love for Vignette. Still, with Carnival Row begins, the city is filled with mystical and mysterious creatures.
The city is now home to both humans and faeries, but can both survive in the society?
If your taste in watching supernatural movies and series is strong, then ‘Carnival Row’ will be your genre of entertainment.
IMDB Rating: 8.1
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan became a huge hit in 2018 when its first season was out. We see John Krasinski as Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst who goes out to stop an Islamic terrorist attack in the field. The same line of the story in the second season too.
Jack Ryan is a crime-thriller series that is packed with high-end action sequences, political conflicts, military background story, and cross- country fight against the terrorist group.
After the enormous hit of John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place,” he set his bar above. Krasinski’s Jack Ryan is a brave, quiet, and strong wit personality who goes in the fieldwork with his gut power.
If you want to watch similar stories like that of “Mission: Impossible” and “Jason Bourne” watching Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will give you a similar zeal.
IMDB Rating: 8.2
Amazon Prime’s “Undone” is a visually stunning sci-fi drama series about a woman Alma dealing with trauma and anxiety.
It follows a story where a family is torn apart by a fatal tragedy that leads to grief and the aftermath of the trauma and her disturbed mental state.
You have never seen anything like this, at least not in Amazon Prime. The storyline is complex yet compelling; you won’t feel you are watching an animated series. It’s a creative and stunning collaboration of story and a work of animation.
‘Undone’ is a series that depicts a tale of mental illness in a unique way that you should watch on Amazon Prime Video.
The Family Man
IMDB Rating: 8.6
The Family Man is a much-acclaimed Indian action drama web series that tells the story of an ordinary middle-class man who works as an intelligence officer for the National Investigation Agency.
Manoj Bajpayee played the character Srikant who is living a dual life being a family man at home and a dedicated intelligence officer who takes the security of his country very seriously.
The series shows his personal and professional life, the risks he takes for saving his country from being attacked.
It is an amazing series to watch that has a solid patriotic story, action, drama, and love. There are speculations that the second season will get released by the end of this year.
IMDB Rating: 8.3
Amazon Prime Original series “Patriot” is a complex show that centers around a man named John Tavner (Michael Dorman) who unofficially works for the CIA. He pretends to work for a pipe company, and that’s his cover.
The storyline of the series revolves around complications, and tensions arise along the path of John. He gets involved in a lot of stories and having a difficult relationship with his dear ones.
As each episode gets complete, the level of tension rises as the secret mission gets intense. The screenplay is great, but the pace of the series is slow, and it is definitely not for every folk.
If you are someone who likes intense stories, you might like ‘Patriot’ in the first place.
So, these are my list of recommendations for the best Amazon Prime Original series to watch.