12 of the best shows to binge-watch on Amazon Prime right now

Amazon Prime is the strongest streaming service going alongside rival Netflix, and with a lot of people wondering whether it’s worth the extra subscription fee, here is 12 reasons to pay and get caught up on some brilliant programs.  

American Gods (IMDB Rating = 8.2)

American Gods Amazon Prime

When an ex-con takes up a new job as a bodyguard he didn’t expect his whole world to change. But Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) quickly discovers that the world is full of magic and Gods, and it’s his job is to help Mr Wednesday (Ian McShane) bring back the old Gods in order to defeat the rising power of Technology and Media. This Amazon show is adapted from the Neil Gaiman fantasy bestseller.

Arrow (IMDB Rating = 7.8)

Arrow Season 1 Amazon Prime

If you hadn’t heard, superheroes are a big thing right now, and whether you fly the flag for Marvel, DC, both or neither, there is no getting away from the growing universe of characters out there. One Universe that is popular right now is the ‘Arrow-verse’. This DC project is the culmination of characters from a range of TV series including Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Why not start your visit to the Arrow-verse by watching season one of Arrow on Amazon now?

The Grand Tour (IMDB Rating = 8.8)

The Grand Tour Amazon Prime

If you loved Top Gear, you will love The Grand Tour. This ‘like for like’ motoring show featues the same three presenters and generally has the same feel (James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson all jumped from the BBC to Amazon). Watch this slapstick comedy/motoring show as our three musketeers embark on a grand tour of the globe driving old and new vehicles from all over the world.  

Mr Robot (IMDB Rating = 8.6)

This series follows Elliot Alderson (Remi Malek) a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. The show is just three seasons old and has already won 2 Golden Globes. But what makes the show interesting is that it isn’t afraid to tackle real world issues such as social anxiety and clinical depression. This psychological crime-drama is definitely one to watch.

Lucifer (IMDB Rating = 8.3)

Lucifer Amazon Prime

Lucifer Morningstar is both devilishly handsome and brilliantly clever, and, most importanly, excellently played by British actor Tom Ellis,. After giving up his throne to retire in Los Angeles, he uses his powers to seduce women and party until one day one of his party girls gets killed. With an air of new found sympathy he decides to find out who the killer is, and bumps into a homicide detective named Chloe (Lauren German), who seems to be immune to his powers of persuasion. They reluctantly decide to work together to solve this case and many others.

The Man in the High Castle (IMDB Rating = 8.1)

This dystopian-alternative reality is based on the Phillip K. Dick novel of the same name, and answers the terrifying question. ‘What if the Allied armies didn’t win World War 2? We see what America would have been like as the former ‘United States’ is split into two, The Greater Nazi Reich and The Japanese Pacific States. After premiering in January 2015, the pilot was Amazon Prime’s most watched show to date and shows no sign of stopping after it was given two more seasons.  

The Walking Dead (IMDB SCORE: 8.5)

The Walking Dead Amazon Prime

As a fan from the very beginning it’s hard to believe this show is now a whopping 7-years-old. Best thing about it though: it is still going strong. The previous two seasons have been the best yet as the show just keeps on improving. Admittedly, you have some catching up to do, with 104 delicious episodes to bite into, but rest assured it will be worth it. Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Sarah Wayne Callies and Michael Rooker are just a few of the shows big name stars.


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Fear the Walking Dead (IMDB SCORE: 7.0)

Fear The Walking Dead

For fans of The Walking Dead, this was one of the big pulls for getting their Amazon Prime subscription. The show is just as good as it counterpart and it is really interesting to see different characters based in the same world, both exploring different ventures while experiencing similar problems. Rumours are that the characters from the two shows will eventually meet, but for now they are separate entities.

Vikings (IMDB SCORE: 8.6)

This 2013 historical drama follows Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Travis Fimmel) as he goes from a simple farmer to a leader by committing a series of raids across England and France. Amazon has bought the shows entire back catalogue so that’s a whopping 49 episodes you have to catch up on. The show is about to begin its fifth season on History.

Vikings Amazon Prime

Lore (IMDB Rating = 7.1)

This horror anthology show is only 6 episodes long and with only 40 minutes per episodes it is easy to binge watch and get it completed in one or two sittings. Lore focuses on Urban Legends such as vampires, werewolves and body snatchers and how they are rooted in truth. Fans of the show are already demanding a second season.

Black Sails (IMDB SCORE: 8.3)

Black Sails Amazon Prime

This 2014 American drama series acts as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s book ‘Treasure Island’ and is set twenty years previous. So far the show has had four seasons worth of material where we get to meet characters from history such as Captain Charles Vance and Jack Rackham as well as characters from fiction such as Captain Flint and Long John Silver. The show has also won 3 Primetime Emmys.

Prison Break (IMDB SCORE: 8.4)

Prison Break Amazon Prime

Another golden-oldie available on Amazon is Prison Break. This 2005 show seems to get better with age and its first season is some of the best TV series you’re ever likely to see. Admittedly by its fourth season the show couldn’t quite capture the highs of its first, but it is still a good watch. The shows fifth season recently returned after an eight-year hiatus. Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) and Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) are the shows two main stars.

Well, there you have it. 12 Great Amazon shows to binge on. What are you waiting for?

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