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These Are the Best Shows to Stream on Amazon Right Now

Come for the Fleabag hype. Stay for The Wire rewatch.

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You've heard about Fleabag and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but Amazon has much more to offer than just its smash hit critical darlings. Beyond original action options like Jack Ryan, Hunters, and The Boys, Amazon has a massive list of streaming options from all over the TV spectrum. This year alone, Amazon has offered up the sci-fi and peculiar. With the release of Tales from the Loop and Upload, the strange and surreal is available in spades.

And, if you're looking to catch up on all the prestige TV you've missed this is your place. From Fleabag to The Sopranos, back to Twin Peaks and beyond, this list is the gateway into every fandom you’ve been watching from the sidelines. Not to mention, there are hidden gems that make digging through titles worthwhile. So sit back, stream up, and let the social currency of your newfound television wisdom reap its rewards once you’re ready to head back outside.

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Tales from the Loop

Tales from the Loop is as trippy as can be. Based on the work of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, the series takes place in the fictional town of Mercer, Ohio. The town houses an underground facility where researchers work to make a scientific breakthrough, and the series tells the story of the town through the interconnected stories of its residents.

Upload

If Black Mirror and The Good Placeim电竞官网- had a really charming, mysterious baby, it would likely take the form of this series, which debuted earlier this year. When a man has a near-deadly car crash, he is told that he can either die or be uploaded. His wealthy girlfriend has his consciousness uploaded to a cloud system, where he lives in harmony, but as you might guest... harmony isn't as simple as it seems.

Forever

Not too far off from the vain of Upload, Forever is the quirky afterlife comedy that stars Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen as lovers separated by the unfortunate truth of premature death. The perfect afterlife isn't so easy, though. If anything, the series is a must-watch for the incredible one off episode starring Jason Mitchell and Hong Chau.

Lorena

The Amazon original miniseries from executive producer Jordan Peele dives back into the year of 1993. Lorena Bobbitt made national headlines after slicing off her husband's penis, but the story runs much deeper than one severed member. The four episode series sits down with the woman herself and tells her side of the story.

Twin Peaks

It’s time to finally figure out what went down in that room with the red curtains and black-and-white tiled floor. David Lynch’s surrealist small-town mystery series is arguably one of the largest cult classics on television to date. And, with rumors buzzing about a secret fourth season in the works, there’s no better time to jump on the bandwagon.

Angels in America

Adapted from the award-winning play of the same title, Angels in Americaim电竞官网- follows the lives of six New Yorkers at the height of the AIDS epidemic. The highly-anticipated adaptation includes a cast of notable stars like Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Al Pacino, and Jeffrey Wright. Unlike the two-part play, which has a seven-hour running time, the miniseries can be digested in six hour-long “chapters.” But nothing’s stopping you from bingeing it in one or two sittings for the full Broadway effect.

Mr. Robot

im电竞官网-Starring Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a computer programmer by day and hacker by night, this USA series takes a modern spin on the masked vigilante superhero. Recruited by ‘hacktivist’ team “fsociety,” Alderson embarks on a double-life of taking down corporate America that is not unlike the real-life quests of groups like Anonymous. If you’ve ever wished Batman wore a Guy Fawkes mask, this cyber thriller is for you.

The Wire

Despite over a decade having passed since its final episode, there’s a good chance you could get through all five seasons of The Wire long before people will stop recommending it to you. Offering a fresh perspective on the crime drama genre, the series explores the city of Baltimore by tackling a different institution with each season.

Veep

Adapted from BBC’s In the Thick of It, this razor-sharp satirical series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, a former senator and now Vice President of the United States. With joke-jammed dialogue reminiscent of Arrested Development and 30 Rock, Veep makes the inner-workings of D.C. politics look absurdly realistic.

Good Omens

Neil Gaiman fans definitely know about this one. The writer’s 1990 novel has now been turned into a six-episode series about the battles of Good and Evil, starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Amy Sherman Palladino’s post-Gilmore Girls and Bunheadsim电竞官网- creation tells the story of a Joan Rivers-esque comedian in the late 1950s. Played by Rachel Brosnahan and perfectly foiled by Alex Borstein’s rough manager personality, Midge Maisel has a lot of ground to break. And she’s not afraid to do it with a dirty mouth.

Fleabag

Based on Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s one-woman show, Fleabag first came into Amazon territory in 2017. Told from the perspective of a London cafe owner (it’s guinea pig themed), this show goes through all the horny, gleeful, angry, confused emotions of a woman toiling through life after loss. 2019 Oscar winner Olivia Colman plays Fleabag’s stepmother and is a big source of those previously mentioned feelings of anger.

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

im电竞官网-No more Jim Halpert. John Krasinski plays a CIA analyst who is suddenly thrown into a dangerous game of government cat and mouse. Say goodbye to that boring desk job at the paper company.

Sneaky Pete

im电竞官网-A con man on the run escapes getting caught by assuming the identity of his old prison cellmate, Pete. He reunites with his estranged family, and it soon becomes clear why they were estranged to begin with.

The Sopranos

If you aren’t a Sopranos fan you at least know the name Tony Soprano. This beloved series features the late James Gandolfini and Edie Falco as they try to be a normal New Jersey-based, Italian-American family while being pulled in by the drama of and demands of the mob life.

Sex and the City

Carrie Bradshaw lives in an impossibly expensive Manhattan apartment and has a fabulous life while making the salary of a writer in the city. But never mind that. With Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte there is a lot more to analyze—both in matters of sex and… the city.

Goliath

Billy Bob Thorton plays a washed-up lawyer who lands himself in the middle of what becomes a trial that puts life and death on the line.

Damages

im电竞官网-Glenn Close and Rose Byrne star in a different kind of legal thriller. Patty Hewes (Close) and her protege (Byrne) take on the courtroom, where they are both reviled and feared by their opponents.

Six Feet Under

The Fisher family own a funeral home run by Nate Fisher (Parenthoodim电竞官网-’s Peter Krause), who was bequeathed the business after his father died. Naturally, working in death also means Nate starts to have conversations with the dead. Each episode also starts with a death, so if you like morbid-yet-comedic plotlines, this one’s for you.

Law and Order: SVU

Dr. Gregory House is dependent on pain medication and has no bedside manner to speak of, but he is a medical genius and the leader of a team of diagnosticians at a teaching hospital in New Jersey.

House

im电竞官网-Dr. Gregory House is dependent on pain medication and has no bedside manner to speak of, but he is a medical genius and the leader of a team of diagnosticians at a teaching hospital in New Jersey.

Homecoming

Julia Roberts stars as Heidi, who used to work at a facility called Homecoming, which helped veterans transition back to normal life. But there’s more to her past at that job than she remembers. Once the Department of Defense gets involved, Heidi finds herself over her head.

Pawn Stars

im电竞官网-Just to throw in a dose of reality, this show follows the lives of the Harrison family and their eccentric—is there another kind?—pawn shop in Las Vegas.

The Americans

This is probably the one everyone’s told you to watch. Keri Russell and Mathew Rhys star as the Jennings, a seemingly normal American couple who are, in reality, Russian spies sent to D.C. In the height of the 1980s cold war, the Jennings go about their business without anyone—even their children—being aware of their real identities. While we’re talking Emmys, this how has had 18 nominations.

Man in the High Castle

This series, based on Philip K. Dick’s novel, depicts what would have happened if Allied Powers had lost WWII and Japan and Germany had won. This means America is under Japanese and German rule—which might make for crazier headlines than we have right now.

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