It’s hard to get back into the groove of things when you’re constantly on the go and never have time to relax at home. But now that you have Amazon Prime, you can watch all of your favorite shows whenever you want—no matter where you are! With thousands of movies and TV shows to choose from, the only question is, what are the best shows to stream on Amazon Prime? Check out our list of the 10 best shows to stream on Amazon Prime below! The 10 Best Shows to Stream on Amazon Prime
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1) Mr. Robot
Rami Malek plays Elliot, a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who can’t get over his resentment of E Corp (the conglomerate that owns almost everything in Mr. Robot’s near-future version of America) and its representative CTO Terry Colby (Michael Cristofer). So much so that he gets involved with a hacking group called FSociety, whose mission is to destroy E Corp from within—even if it takes blowing up part of Manhattan along with it. Mr.
2) House of Cards
This Emmy-winning political drama stars Kevin Spacey as a corrupt congressman who, with his equally greedy wife (Robin Wright), conspires to destroy his opposition by any means necessary. The show isn’t for everyone—each season is very long and there are some dark themes—but critics love it, and if you can handle that, you’ll find yourself sucked into Spacey’s character.
3) Stranger Things
The Duffer Brothers have just raised your hopes again. After teasing us with a second season release date that turned out to be a fun April Fool’s joke, Netflix has confirmed that Stranger Things will return for season two in 2017. And if you can’t wait until next year for your ‘80s-style fix, we’ve got good news for you: there are plenty of other great shows streaming on Amazon that are sure to satiate your nostalgia.
4) Breaking Bad
Walter White is a New Mexico chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family’s financial security, Walter partners with an old student, Jesse Pinkman, in a quest that leads them into the dangerous world of drugs and crime. The show was created by Vince Gilligan. It stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman.
Released in 2015, Narcos is an American crime drama series that narrates a history of cocaine drug trade. The storyline revolves around Pablo Escobar and Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela. Starring Wagner Moura as Escobar and Boyd Holbrook as Steve Murphy. The show is created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro.
6) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, who were responsible for one of my all-time favorite TV shows: 30 Rock. If you’re unfamiliar with Kimmy, then I’ll give you a brief summary—the story follows a woman named Kimmy who has been held captive in an underground bunker by a doomsday cult leader for fifteen years before she is rescued and decides to start her life over in New York City.
Don’t let its Netflix-produced exterior fool you: Bloodline is one of TV’s most thrilling shows. Every episode is dense and finely crafted—and that means each season feels like a major investment. You’ll be completely hooked by the third episode. And, yeah, it might end up taking longer than a month to get through all three seasons (it takes about five hours for a first pass), but it’s well worth it.
8) Orange is the New Black
Orange is The New Black is a drama series based off of Piper Kerman’s memoir of her year in prison. While it may not seem like a comedy, OITNB manages to bring both serious and humorous moments as you follow Piper and her fellow inmates through their time behind bars. If you’re looking for a great show about women, then you don’t need to look any further than Orange is The New Black.
9) GLOW (TV series)
The story of Ruth Wilder, a struggling out-of-work actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In today’s over-the-top television landscape, it can be difficult to find good comedy. So get rid of your screeners and check out one of these three shows – they make us laugh like no other series out there right now.
10) American Gods (TV series )
If you’re looking for another show that’s easy to fall into, look no further than American Gods. The Starz drama follows ex-con Shadow Moon as he navigates a world of strange new gods, each with different intentions. It’s an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s popular novel by the same name, so it definitely feels like reading a great fantasy book. (The show has also been renewed for a second season.)