Best TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video Right Now

What TV shows are on Amazon Prime Video? We’ve put together a list of the best TV shows streaming on Amazon Prime Video tonight


THE OUTLAWS

Why you should watch: Stephen Merchant writes, directs and stars in this comedy thriller series. He’s quite the versatile talent and has grown considerably from his stint with Ricky Gervais. His role here in a bit lighter than that in the drama series Four Lives. The story follows seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a community payback sentence in Bristol. Merchant has stated the idea for the show came to him as his mother used to do work overseeing community service. An excellent series and one of the highlights? Christopher Walken dancing again.

Director: STEPHEN MERCHANT, ALICIA MACDONALD, JOHN BUTLER
Cast: STEPHEN MERCHANT, RHIANNE BARRETO, ELEANOR TOMLINSON, CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, DARREN BOYDE, GAMBA COLE

OUTER RANGE

Why you should watch: This drama deviates quite a lot from the usual ranching series out there. There’s still the battle with a neighbouring ranch trying to claim land with tensions rising between the males in the family, but Royal Abbott’s family are also coping with the odd disappearance of his daughter-in-law. The situation comes to a head when he discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of his Wyoming wilderness.

Director: JENNIFER GETZINGER, ALONSO RUIZPALACIOS, AMY SEIMETZ, LAWRENCE TILLING
Cast: JOSH BROLIN, IMOGEN POOTS, TOM PELPHREY, NOAH REID, WILL PATTON, LILI TAYLOR, LEWIS PULLMAN, TAMARA PODEMSKI

REACHER

Why you should watch: Based on the novels of prolific thriller writer Lee Child, this crime thriller is not for the faint-hearted if blood, gore and breaking bones is not your thing. Events get decidedly nasty when retired Military Police Officer Jack Reacher is arrested for a murder he did not commit and finds himself in the middle of a deadly conspiracy full of dirty cops, shady businessmen and scheming politicians. With nothing but his wits, he must figure out what is happening in Margrave, Georgia.

Director: NORBERTO BARBA, M.J. BASSETT, SAM HILL, OMAR MADHA
Cast: ALAN RITCHSON, WILLA FITZGERALD, KRISTIN KREUK, MARIA STEN, MALCOLM GOODWIN, BRUCE MCGILL, CHRIS WEBSTER

VERDICT

Why you should watch: This Brazilian drama brings to the fore the situation in Brazil’s overcrowded prison system. When a renowned criminal lawyer from São Paulo sees one of the people she loves most become a victim of the Brazilian penitentiary system, she must decide whether to cross the line that separates her between looking for justice or committing an unforgivable crime.

Director: ANAHI BERNERI, MARINA MELIANDE
Cast: CAMILA MORGADO, BARBARA COLEN, LUCINHA LINS, RUI RICARDO DIAZ, FERNANDO ALVES PINTO, SAMYA PASCOTTO

WHEEL OF TIME

Why you should watch: The talented Rosamund Pike stars in this drama set in a high fantasy world where magic exists, but only some can access it. Pike is Moiraine who crosses paths with five young men and women, taking them on a dangerous journey to ascertain if one of them is the reincarnation of the Dragon who could save the world or destroy it. Based on the book series by Robert Jordan. There has been some criticism of this adaptation as some important events from the book have not appeared in this version.

Director: UTA BRISEWITZ, CIARAN DONNELLY, WAYNE YIP, SANAA HAMRI
Cast: ROSAMUND PIKE, JOSHA STRADOWSKI, ZOE ROBINS, BARNEY HARRIS, MARCUS RUTHERFOD, MADELEINE MADDEN, DANIEL HENNEY

THE BOARDING SCHOOL

Why you should watch: In this thriller, school days are not very happy ones for the students in this institution for problem children located next to an old monastery, in an inaccessible and isolated spot between the mountains. There are strange forces at work here, aside from the harsh punishment that befalls anyone that steps out of line. The surrounding forest is the home of ancient legends that will have the students experiencing some terrifying adventures.

Director: DENIS ROVIRA VAN BOEKHOLT, MIKEL RUEDA, CARLES TORRENS
Cast: ASIA ORTEGA, ALBERT SALAZAR, CLAUDIA RIERA, CARLOS ALCAIDE, JOEL BOSQUED, MINA EL HAMMANI, PAULA DEL RIO, DANIEL ARIAS

HANNA

Why you should watch: This high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, follows the journey of Hanna, an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is. There’s a lot going on here so full attention is needed to keep track of who can be trusted. The series is based on the 2011 film of the same name. There are 3 seasons of this one.

Director: UGLA HAUKSDOTTIR, EVA HUSSON, ANDERS ENGSTROM, JON JONES, AMY NEIL SARAH ADINA SMITH, DAVID FARR, SACHA POLAK
Cast: ESME REED-MILES, MIREILLE ENOS, JOEL KINNAMAN, AINE ROSE, RHIANNE BARRETO, JUSTIN SALINGER, ANDY NYMAN

I LOVE DICK

Why you should watch: The drawcard for this comedy series would have to that Kevin Bacon stars as the Dick of the title. But this is an odd one to say the least. Adapted from the lauded feminist novel, the setting is in a colourful academic community in Marfa, Texas. It tells the story of a struggling married couple, Chris and Sylvere, and their obsession with a charismatic professor named Dick. It charts the unravelling of a marriage, the awakening of an artist and the deification of a reluctant messiah. Be warned there is lots of sex and full-frontal nudity in this one, if that is a problem for any viewer.

Director: ANDREA ARNOLD, JOEY SOLOWAY, JIM FROHNA, KIMBERLY PIERCE
Cast: KEVIN BACON, KATHRYN HAHN, GRIFFIN DUNNE, ROBERTA COLINDREZ, BOBBI SALVOR MENUEZ, LILY MOJEKWU

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE

Why you should watch: This is an unusual concept in this series as it explores what the world might look like had the outcome of WWII turned out differently. It is loosely based on the novel by Philip K. Dick of the same name. Rufus Sewell is one of the attractions with this one, buy he’s not a very nice character. The United States is controlled by the Japanese in one section and the Nazis in the other, with a buffer zone in between. But there is hope when a film turns up that shows a different world which could point to freedom for those living under oppression. One aspect of this series are the number of directors and writers attached. This unfortunately does affect the continuity of this series.

Director: DANIEL PERCIVAL, JOHN FAWCETT, NELSON MCCORMICK, KARYN KUSAMA, ALEX ZAKRZEWSKI, BRAD ANDERSON, KEN OLIN
Cast: RUFUS SEWELL, ALEXA DAVALOS, JOEL DE LA FUENTE, CHELAH HORSDAL, BRENNAN BROWN, DJ QUALLS, RUPERT EVANS

Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING

Why you should watch: This biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, stars Christina Ricci who is perfectly cast as the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age in the 20s. The story begins before she meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage-made in heaven, lived out in hell as the celebrity couple of their time.

Director: MIKE BARKER, NEASA HARDIMAN, MINKIE SPIRO, WASH WESTMORELAND, TIM BLAKE NELSON
Cast: CHRISTINA RICCI, DAVID HOFLIN, KRISTINE NIELSEN, DAVID STRATHAIRN, JIM TRUE-FROST, COREY COTT, HOLLY CURRAN

7 thoughts on “Best TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video Right Now”

  1. Fewer series, more movies, please. Series time is hard to find, but a good movie on Saturday night —so great. Thanks for the good reviews – much appreciated.

  2. we love limited series where you watch 6 and story line or season is done

  3. I can’t stand subtitled series or movies and wont watch them and I find that some series look good to watch, but of course its not in English and they have subtitled. Saw some really good series though here on Prime.

  4. Dude, where’s The Expanse?! Or Invincible? Or The Boys? Okay, granted that the last two are decidedly NOT family-friendly viewing, but all three are FANTASTIC. Even with the limited (though prominent) extraterrestrial life aspect of the show, you won’t find a more realistic science fiction epic than The Expanse. To say nothing of the intricate politics, well drawn and involving characters, and an enthralling space battle or two! THAT is the best show on Prime Video!

  5. We are about ready to cancel Amazon Prime. This was at one time my Go-To streaming channel. However in the past few months, not so much. I loved watching the original “Andy Griffith Show” with Andy, Barney, Opie etc. There were a few others I really enjoyed as well, one in particular was The “Star Trek Enterprise”.. Now if I want to watch an episode or two, I’ve got to pay additional monies..! This along with the monthly fee is nothing short of ridiculous. I’m not about to pay extra for shows which once were and still should be included with the monthly fee. Amazon is going to lose tons of subscribers if they do not correct this issue.l

  6. Seriously dislike subtitles and basically won’t watch them. If I want to read I’ll get a book.

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