We’ve all heard that Amazon Prime original programming can stand on its own (and even win awards). It doesn’t have quite the breadth of Netflix, but there’s hardly a miss among its original series. If you’re trying to figure out exactly which original show to watch next on Amazon, here’s a great place to start.’
Set in London, Fleabag stars the magnificent Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who also created the show) as “a young woman attempting to navigate modern life in London.” That description hardly does the series justice, however. It’s a hilarious, raunchy, sexually devious and unexpectedly serious meditation on sadness and loneliness that goes by so swiftly that viewers would wish they relished it more before it ends.
There’s a stomach blow around every bend, yet Fleabag always seems to rise itself from its depths to make people laugh again. It’s certainly among the most unusual, original comedy of the previous many years.
Karl Urban stars in Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and creator Eric Kripke’s violent, gruesome, profane journey into superherodom. The programme, which is based on a Garth Ennis comic series, offers a darker look at the supernaturally talented characters we all like. Urban’s gruff vigilante teams up with a nobody (Jack Quaid), whose life has been turned upside down by a gang of corrupt supes. The humour is filthy and cutting, the action is insane, and the cast is a diverse collection of talent who all find time to have fun.
After being cancelled by Syfy in 2018, this sci-fi space opera basically a series of famous books discovered new life on Amazon for its fourth season, which is great news for fans who wanted more adventures for the show’s ragtag band of anti-heroes. The Expanse follows a trio of leads: United Nations Security Council member Chrisjen Avasarala, police detective Josephus Miller, and ship’s officer James Holden as they unravel a plot that threatens the fragile peace. It’s packed with action and suspense, but it’s the memorable, well-rounded character work that makes it a must-see.
John Krasinski’s return to television is a stark contrast to his time on The Office. In this series, he portrays legendary CIA analyst Jack Ryan, who begins as an up-and-coming agent whose confidence in his talents often leads to him clashing with higher-ups like his supervisor, James Greer (a fantastic Wendell Pierce). After finding how the criminals interact with one another in the first season, Ryan infiltrates a terrorist group with sinister ambitions, but things turn deadly when he’s thrown into the field.