25 Best TV Shows on Prime Video

25 Best TV Shows on Prime Video: Are you searching through Prime Video titles looking to start binge-watching a TV show? Well, keep reading. Below are some of the best TV shows on Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video might fail to follow Netflix and HBO when it comes to movie titles, but when it comes to TV Shows, on Prime Video you can find some pretty unique series.

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Here is our list of the 25 best TV shows on Prime Video right now:

1. Married… with Children (1987–1997)

Married... with Children | April 5, 1987 (United States) Summary: Al is the quintessential working class dad. Peggy, his wife, always wants more from him. With their children, they go through the highs and lows of ordinary life.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Comedy
Creators: Ron Leavitt, Michael G. Moye
Starring: Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

Al Bundy leads a miserable life. He is a women’s shoe salesman, with an unemployed, money-spending wife, a beautiful but not equally smart daughter, and an intelligent son who is not very popular with the ladies. To make matters worse, their next-door neighbors are a well-off couple, who constantly remind Al of his misfortunes. The show portrays his never-ending tries to improve his life financially and his everlasting failures to do so.

2. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

Seinfeld | July 5, 1989 (United States) Summary: The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Comedy
Creators: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld
Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Set in Manhattan, New York, the show focuses on Jerry Seinfeld, a stand-up comedian, and his handful of friends, all of them peculiar and likable in their ways and behavior. What the episodes lack in the plot they compensate in witty dialogues and comments on everyday life situations in New York. The show is considered to be one of the best sitcoms ever made and has high rankings among what viewers and critics regard as the best shows of our time.

3. The Shield (2002–2008)

The Shield | March 12, 2002 (United States) Summary: Drama series following the lives and cases of dirty cop Vic Mackey and the corrupt LAPD unit under his command.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Creator: Shawn Ryan
Starring: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins

Set in Los Angeles, the show revolves around a fictional police district infested with crime, drugs, and prostitution in which a certain cop and his unit are trying to establish order and control.
Praised by the critics, the show won several accolades: a Golden Globe for Best TV Series (2002) and an AFI Award for Best TV Series (2008). Michael Chiklis got a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best Lead Actor in a Drama (2002).

4. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)

Two and a Half Men | September 22, 2003 (United States) Summary: A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Creators: Lee Aronsohn, Chuck Lorre
Starring: Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones

Charlie Harper is a rich jingle writer who lives a hedonistic lifestyle in his beach house in Malibu. Alan is his older brother who is getting divorced and is not really successful. When Alan and his son start to live with Charlie, his previous lifestyle will be much harder to maintain.

5. House M.D. (2004–2012)

House | November 16, 2004 (United States) Summary: Using a crack team of doctors and his wits, an antisocial maverick doctor specializing in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Creator: David Shore
Starring: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

The series focuses on antisocial Dr. House who uses unconventional methods to solve the most bizarre medical cases. Even though he is dealing with chronic leg pain, dependence on pain medication, and lonely life, that won’t stop him from successfully diagnosing and treating patients when other doctors fail. Dr. House is determined to solve any puzzle and add some witty comedy too.

6. The Office (2005–2013)

The Office | March 24, 2005 (United States) Summary: A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Spanish, German, French

Genre: Comedy
Creators: Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Starring: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski

The show is a sitcom done in a mockumentary style – we follow a camera crew while it films the protagonists all day long. The main setting is an office belonging to a fictional company and whose employees, ranging in character and ego size, experience daily strife and awkward workplace situations.

7. Damages (2007–2012)

Damages | July 24, 2007 (United States) Summary: A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Creators: Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman
Starring: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan

This legal thriller tv show focuses on litigation cases handled by an experienced and hard-hearted lawyer Patty Hewes (played by Glenn Close) and her protegee, a fresh law school graduate Ellen Parsons (played by Rose Byrne). At the same time, the plot explores their intricate relationship as well as the meaning behind the core values of successful law firms.

8. The Good Wife (2009–2016)

The Good Wife | September 22, 2009 (United States) Summary: Alicia Florrick has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family an... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Creators: Michelle King, Robert King
Starring: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

This multiple-times awarded show (5 Emmys) centers on Alicia Florrick (played by Julianna Margulies), a housewife with a degree in law. When her husband, a state attorney, ends up behind the bars due to a sex and corruption scandal, she is forced to become the sole provider of her family by resuming her career as a litigator.

9. Parks and Recreation (2009–2020)

Parks and Recreation | April 9, 2009 (United States) Summary: The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Comedy
Creators: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur
Starring: Amy Poehler, Jim O’Heir, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt

The show follows a myriad of characters working in an Indiana town’s public institution, with Amy Poehler as enthusiastic Leslie Knope, a bureaucrat who has set her eyes on embellishing the town’s look by turning an abandoned construction site into a park, and Nick Offerman as her boss, Ron Swanson, averse to anything resembling any governmental form.

The show was critically acclaimed and got quite a few awards and nominations, such as 14 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award for Poehler, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

10. Covert Affairs (2010–2014)

Covert Affairs | July 13, 2010 (United States) Summary: Fresh out of the farm, Annie Walker must adapt to the challenging life of a CIA operative under the guidance of her handler, Auggie. But soon she realizes her recruit might have to do with h... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Creators: Matt Corman, Chris Ord
Starring: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett

Annie Walker is a young CIA operative and is assigned a job as a field agent in the Domestic Protection Division. With the help of a blind tech operative, Augie Anderson, Annie will get her cover story as an employee in the Smithsonian Museum, given that she speaks no less than six languages, and will somehow manage to navigate the disorderly world of espionage.

11. Justified (2010–2015)

Justified | March 16, 2010 (United States) Summary: Enforcing his own brand of justice, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, a strong-willed, quiet law-man haunted by his past, returns to his native town to see that justice is served to those in need.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Creator: Graham Yost
Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter

Raylan Givens, a stern deputy U.S. Marshal is notable for his old-fashioned sense of justice. It’s this anachronic approach to crime that will get him reassigned from Miami to Harlan, Kentucky – his rural hometown where the past will come to haunt him. In the breaks from fighting criminals, he will have to shed his strict attire and see who he really is underneath it.

12. Bosch (2014– )

Bosch | February 6, 2014 (United States) Summary: An L.A.P.D. homicide detective works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Crime, Drama
Creator: Eric Ellis Overmyer
Starring: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino

We are introduced to Harry Bosch of L.A.P.D. homicides, a tough, rule-bending detective working on an investigation of a murdered teenage boy, haunted by his past, both old and recent. Every season brings about a hotter case to solve, and meanwhile, we witness Detective Bosch’s struggle with his inner demons.

13. The Man in the High Castle (2015–2019)

The Man in the High Castle | January 15, 2015 (United States) Summary: In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes.
Countries: United States, United Kingdom, CanadaLanguages: English, Hebrew, German, Japanese

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Creator: Frank Spotnitz
Starring: Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, The Man in the High Castle portrays what life in the United States would have been if Germany and Japan had won the Second World War. The country is split between the two winning forces and their totalitarian regime subdues the freedom and rights of the American citizens. At one moment a woman comes into possession of a mysterious film that shows Germany and Japan’s defeat in the war, shaping the idea that the fascist government might be overthrown.

14. Sneaky Pete (2015–2019)

Sneaky Pete | August 7, 2015 (United States) Summary: A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate Pete, and reuniting with Pete's estranged family, which threatens to drag him into a ... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Crime, Drama
Creators: Bryan Cranston, David Shore
Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae

This one follows a con artist, as he leaves prison assuming his cellmate’s name, Pete, in an attempt to evade the clutches of a vindictive criminal. As Pete, he goes back to his family who hasn’t seen him in years and they all seemingly fall for his story. However, the family members have a shady background, too. Pete is pulled into the bail bond business and finds himself yet again in a world as perilous as the one he is trying to run away from.

15. The Expanse (2015– )

The Expanse | November 23, 2015 (United States) Summary: The disappearance of rich-girl-turned-political-activist links the lives of Ceres detective, accidental ship captain and U.N. politician. Amidst political tension between Earth, Mars and the... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Creator: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
Starring: Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper

Set two hundred years in the future, the show tells the story of a rising tension between planet Earth and Mars, which has been colonized, like the rest of the Solar system. The ones who truly suffer are the people caught in the middle of the fight – the ones living in the asteroid belt between the two planets. The disappearance of the daughter of the richest man in the colonies will trigger a set of events, uncovering a disturbing conspiracy to the main characters.

16. Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2016–2017)

Jean-Claude Van Johnson | August 19, 2016 (United States) Summary: Jean-Claude Van Damme has two lives: Damme as an actor and Johnson as a secret agent.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Creator: Dave Callaham
Starring: Kat Foster, Moises Arias, Bar Paly

Jean Claude Van Damme plays none other than himself in this action-comedy-drama TV show. Having retired, he delves into his field as an undercover agent once again when his old love reappears. Under the name of “Johnson”, he will return to what he does best – martial arts.

17. Goliath (2016– )

Goliath | October 14, 2016 (United States) Summary: A disgraced lawyer, now an ambulance chaser, gets a case that could bring him redemption or at least revenge on the firm which expelled him.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Drama
Creators: David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Tania Raymonde, Nina Arianda

Billy Bob Thornton plays Billy Mcbride, a disgraced lawyer who has lost everything – his job in a law firm he practically founded, his wife, and his dignity (becoming an ambulance-chaser). Things will change when he is approached by a woman, asking him to defend her in a case of wrongful death. Things will also become strange for Billy, manifesting in the forms of threats, abuse, and arrests, all of which will only make him want to pursue justice more.

18. American Gods (2017–)

American Gods | April 30, 2017 (United States) Summary: A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Creators: Bryan Fuller, Michael Green
Starring: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover

Shadow Moon is an ex-convict who is released from prison because his wife died in a car accident. On his trip home, he meets a mysterious man named Mr. Wednesday who will offer him a job. Shadow will initially decline the offer but eventually will accept it. He will soon find himself in the middle of a conflict in the hidden world where a battle is brewing between Old Gods and New Gods.

19. Jack Ryan (2018–)

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan | August 31, 2018 (United States) Summary: Up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, is thrust into dangerous field assignments.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, French, Turkish, German, Japanese

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Creators: Carlton Cuse, Graham Roland
Starring: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, John Hoogenakker

The titular character is a CIA analyst and comes from Tom Clancy’s written work of “Ryanverse”. Ryan will be catapulted from his ordinary desk job into the heart of a dangerous terrorist game when he spots suspicious irregularities in certain bank transfers, linking Europe and the Middle East.

20. Homecoming (2018–)

Homecoming | November 2, 2018 (United States) Summary: An anthology series centered around the mysterious Geist Group, an unconventional wellness company and their equally unorthodox program, the Homecoming Initiative.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Creators: Micah Bloomberg, Eli Horowitz, Sam Esmail
Starring: Stephan James, Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale

Julia Roberts plays Heidi Bergman, a social worker holding a post at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center – a facility for soldiers in need of help getting back to their previous civilian lives. A few years later and at a completely different job, she is questioned by the Department of Defense about her reasons for leaving the Homecoming Center. As a whole new story surfaces, Heidi begins to reminisce and analyze her Homecoming memories.

21. The Terror (2018– )

The Terror | March 25, 2018 (United States) Summary: Supernatural, semihistorical, horror anthology series, where each season is inspired by a different infamous or mysterious real life historical tragedy.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Creators: David Kajganich, Max Borenstein, Alexander Woo
Starring: Jared Harris, Derek Mio, Tobias Menzies

The show is a horror anthology TV series and consists of two seasons. In the first one, the Royal Navy expedition to the Arctic goes horribly wrong when the crew finds themselves stuck in ice, running low on supplies and high on the fear that there is a menacing creature set on killing them all. The second season explores the fabled Bakemono, a ghost or rather a supernatural being that terrorizes the inhabitants of the U.S. west coast during the times of World War II.

22. The Widow (2019)

The Widow | March 1, 2019 (United States) Summary: A woman's search to uncover the mysterious disappearance of her husband leads her to the Congo, where she's forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved.
Countries: United KingdomLanguages: Lingala, Swahili, French, English

Genre: Thriller
Creators: Harry Williams, Jack Williams
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Charles Dance

The story revolves around Georgia Wells (played by Kate Beckinsale), who is sure that a man she saw reporting news from the Democratic Republic of Congo is her allegedly dead husband. To find the solution to this mystery, she herself travels to Congo and witnesses events of immense corruption joined with violence.

23. Hanna (2019– )

Hanna | March 29, 2019 (United States) Summary: In equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, HANNA follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-bo... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Action, Drama
Creator: David Farr
Starring: Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman

The plot revolves around Hanna, a teenage girl who lives with her adoptive father in a forest in Poland. The secret she will soon unearth is that there are some parts of her that have been genetically engineered, enhancing her motor skills and making her seemingly invincible, and that she and many other youngsters are in fact a part of a top-secret CIA program. However, a CIA agent is given orders to locate and eliminate all of them, including Hanna.

24. The Boys (2019– )

The Boys | July 26, 2019 (United States) Summary: A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Creator: Eric Kripke
Starring: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr

The story depicts a world in which superheroes are greatly admired and worshipped by the common people when in fact they are anything but noble – arrogant, egoistical, and corrupt, they are the property of Vought International, a corporation that owns them and advertises them without scruple. On the other hand, there are The Boys – a group of disillusioned individuals who are focused on revenge after what they or the people close to them have suffered because of the actions of the superhero team.

25. Star Trek: Picard (2020–)

Star Trek: Picard | January 23, 2020 (United States) Summary: Follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) that centers on Jean-Luc Picard in the next chapter of his life.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Creators: Kirsten Beyer, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones

Following the events of Star Trek: Nemesis and set 20 years in the future, the series depicts the turmoils Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) experiences due to his painful past (death and destruction which took place in the previous Star Trek films) and his alliance with an enigmatic Dahj, a woman who desperately needs his help.

7 Best TV Shows on Prime Video According to IMDb

According to IMDb, these are the 7 best TV shows on Prime Video (from the list above):

  • The Office (2005–2013) – 8.9
  • Seinfeld (1989–1998) – 8.8
  • The Shield (2002–2008) – 8.7
  • House M.D. (2004–2012) – 8.7
  • The Boys (2019– ) – 8.7
  • Parks and Recreation (2009–2020) – 8.6
  • Justified (2010–2015) – 8.6
  • The Expanse (2015– ) – 8.5
  • Bosch (2014– ) – 8.4
  • The Good Wife (2009–2016) – 8.3
  • Goliath (2016– ) – 8.2
  • Jack Ryan (2018–) – 8.1
  • Damages (2007–2012) – 8.1
  • Sneaky Pete (2015–2019) – 8.1
  • The Man in the High Castle (2015–2019) – 8.0
  • American Gods (2017–) – 7.8
  • Hanna (2019– ) – 7.5
  • Covert Affairs (2010–2014) – 7.3

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