Iconic TV shows: Best TV shows on Amazon Prime

 

Amazon Prime has some of the best TV shows. Initially, when Amazon entered the streaming market there were very few good shows. But now Amazon is investing more on its originals making the list bigger.

Amazon and Netflix are giving neck to neck to fight to lead the market. While Netflix has a higher number of subscribers, Amazon Prime subscription has more advantages.

Netflix has more shows and movies compared to Amazon but Amazon is attracting people with more good shows day by day. Keeping the battle aside, Amazon & Netflix both are good.

You can take Amazon Prime membership to enjoy the benefits of fast delivery, Amazon music & Prime video.

 

1) The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel

 

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This Golden Globe & Emmy award winner is one of the funny show on Amazon Prime. The story is about a Housewife becoming stand up comedian.

Mrs.Maisel is one happily married women who always take care of her appearance, cooks well, mother of two, married the love of her life and hence is a typical Housewife.

This series was set in 1958. Mrs.Maisel was blamed for broken marriage even though it was not her fault. Her strength was compressed with the name of Housewife and her existence was always ignored.

Mrs.Maisel becomes a role model for all such Housewives and rocks the floor which was acquired by male chauvinists.

The show makes you laugh your heart out! Don’t miss the laughter bomb.

 

“Why do women have to pretend to be something they are not?”

– Mrs. Maisel

 

 

2)  Suits

 

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A well-known law firm in NewYork hires a lawyer who doesn’t have a law degree! Main pillars of this firm are Jessica Pearson, Harvey Specter, Louis Litt & Donna.

Mike Ross who joins this firm becomes an integral part of it. His smartness & close bonding with Harvey makes him one of the big shot lawyer.

However, things start falling apart when people come to know the truth about Mike. The law cases, personal stories, legal battle makes it one of the interesting show.

Cast and plot of this series are so perfect that you will be glued to TV once you start watching. It is addictive! Every person in this series is smart and vibrant giving the feel of real smartness.

My favorite character from this series is Donna. Ideally, there is no person exist who is as perfect as Donna! She can do anything possible.

 

“It’s going to happen because I am going to make it happen.”

– Harvey Specter

 

 

3) Sneaky Pete

 

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Do you like crime thrillers? Then watch sneaky Pete!

At least for the sake of Giovanni Ribisi, you should watch this show. He is just brilliant.

Sneaky Pete is the story of a man who adopts the name of his cellmate and joins his family. Since the family has not seen him from childhood they accept him as ‘Pete’.

A series of events takes place as he struggles to maintain his secrecy. He tries to run away from his past but those gangsters find his new address and start troubling him.

There are countless twists without affecting the flow. Every scene, every episode keeps you connected without wasting a single second.

 

“When a liar gets caught in a lie, they don’t come clean. They build a bigger lie.”

– Pete ( Marius Josipovic)

 

 

4) Goliath

 

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Amazon has the best legal drama shows. Goliath is one such story which revolves around the law, courts, law firm, lawyers, judgment, hearing, arguments, right and wrong.

Goliath is the law firm name built by Billy McBride & Donald Cooperman. Billy’s own law firm expells him and this makes him alcoholic. Staying away from family, trying to keep his shit together Billy tries hard to bring back his life.

He gets a case where an employee committed suicide and the case has some dark secrets. Billy faces many consequences from the Cooperman and the Borns Tech company.

Billy Bob is the heart of this series. He has given his 200% to this role and is irreplaceable.

 

“The only thing that is not forgivable is MURDER. Anything else I’d say you can forgive people for”

– Billy McBride

 

 

5) Deadwood

 

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Gold was discovered in Southern Black Hills of South Dakota in 1874. This attracted miners who shifted to the Black Hills in search of fortune. The place was named as Deadwood because of the dead trees in that area.

South Dakota became a city of gangsters, robbers, illegal migrants and eventually one of the densely populated states of the US.

Deadwood is one of the HBO originals and is now available on Amazon Prime.  It shows the life of Deadwood who comes to this place in search of gold.

Deadwood casting is huge with numerous characters. This show is well known for its epic dialogues. The show highlights the life of people in Deadwood in the early 1870s.

 

“I’d rather try touching the moon than taking on a whore’s thinking.”

– Al Swearengen

 

 

6) The Good Wife

 

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The Good Wife is a mixture of legal battle, family drama, relationships, and politics. It brings everything on your plate and keeps you glued throughout the episodes.

Alicia is a mother of two, happily married to a state senator. After 15 years of happily married life and living in Highland Park of Chicago, Alicia comes to know that her husband has been sleeping with prostitutes.

In front of the whole world, he resigns to his position and goes to prison for numerous reasons. Having a law degree Alicia joins her friend Will’s law firm and becomes promising promising lawyer within a few months.

Then the drama unfolds and there is a total of 7 seasons with almost 20 episodes in each season. It runs smoothly hence you can watch it without giving much work to your brain.

The location of the show is Chicago illustrating the rules and regulations of Illinois state.

 

“When the door you have been knocking at finally swings open, you don’t ask why. You run through.”

– Diane Lockhart

 

 

7) Downtown Abbey

 

 

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Downtown Abbey is the Soap Opera set in the early 20th century. It shows the life of British servants who worked for the rich estate people.

It was the time when equality was yet in the path of discovery. The owners were bossy and treated servants like slaves. Servants were supposed to household chores, cook food, clean house and everything that is ordered by their highness.

There are several subplots in the series which makes you keep watching season by season. Downtown Abbey is famous because of its thick British accent.

In those days, the concept of a male heir was very dominant in British families. If the people had no son then they used to adopt someone from their relatives. In Downtown Abbey, a similar story revolves with the conflict of relations and greed for wealth.

The show highlights the nature of the relationship between Masters & Servants. The entire show is richly produced taking care of costumes, furniture matching the 20th century.

In 2012, Downtown Abbey was the most nominated British TV series in the history of Emmy’s.

 

“What is Week-End?” – Violet

 

 

8) The Sopranos

 

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Story of a man who involved in Italian mafia.  Tony Soprano is the main ingredient of this show, without him it is meaningless.  The story unfolds between the conversations of tony and his therapist Dr.Jennifer.

He talks about his family, wife, kids, business, crimes and everything in front of his doctor. Tony comes in every episode, presents himself on the table and gives you all the possibilities to judge him.

He is a criminal, involved in illegal activities, doesn’t respect women, powerful but he has another face of being a family man.

It contains all the elements of a gangster story but is different. The story, cast and direction of ‘The Sopranos’ is top-notch making it one of the best show in the history of TV shows.

 

“Hey, I don’t even let anyone wag their finger in my face.”

-Tony

 

59 thoughts on “Iconic TV shows: Best TV shows on Amazon Prime

  1. Oh my gosh, some of these are absolute classics! I may add them to my rewatch list. A couple I hadn’t even heard of, I’ll definitely be giving The Marvellous Mrs.Maisel a try! Thanks for sharing.

    Hannah | theartofskincare.co.uk

  2. Amazon Prime and Netflix truly are competing. The movies on Netflix are not on Prime. They both have their exclusive TV shows too. You really need to have both if you want the best of both worlds.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Agree!

  3. I’ve heard a lot about Suits, The Good Wife, and The Sopranos in particular! I’d like to watch all of them – I think Amazon gets kind of hidden away because of Netflix, but there’s some real gems on there!

    Rhianna x
    http://www.tsundokugirl.com

  4. Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar says:

    Wow this is a well compiled list. Thanks for great reviews and recommendation

  5. Connie Ferris says:

    Suits has to be one of my favourite shows however I tend to watch it on Netflix. Can’t say I’ve watched many of the others, I’m due a good binge

  6. Suits is the best. Excellent show

  7. Nice listing. Actually I was going to decide which one should I start amazon prime or Netflix. Now I can get sure what I want

  8. That’s quite an exhaustive list though in my opinion, Mrs. Maisel takes the honors of being the best series everywhere. Have heard of Suits and Downtown Abbey but yet to check them out.

  9. Good wife I liked. Suits I did not like as much. Sopranos is too violent. Overall, collection seems to be good. May be I shall go back and watch a few more.

  10. I think, I have to book mark this page for quick reference again, as all the shows you mentioned look amazing

  11. I have watched an enjoyed most of the shows on your list. Have you seen much Indian TV on Amazon Prime yet? I’m asking because my brother has a small role in “Made in Heaven” 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:

      Is it? Made in HEaven is next in list 🙂

  12. I was waitng for you to write amazon prime shows as i had exaustedthe ones I found. You have given me good fodder 😂 😂. I would like to tell you some amazing shows if you haven’t watched one is Manifest, young sheldon and my favorite is God friended me.they are mind blowing.

  13. Pr@Gun says:

    Great list, Have seen suits, rest for sure in my watch-list

  14. Amazon Prime TV and Netflix both have good series and movies. I have stopped watching the normal tv now. I love The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Have watched a few episodes of The Good Wife. There is a lot of catching up to do on these shows.

  15. Rashi Roy says:

    Wow! Didn’t hear of many of them. Need to take out time for these awesome shows.

  16. jaya1966 says:

    I do not subscribe to either Netflix or Amazon Prime. But each one of the series you have described sounds so interesting that I am tempted to take the plunge and subscribe immediately. You have described them well.

  17. Tarkabarka says:

    I love most of these shows, and Amazon is definitely a strong contender to Netflix 🙂

    The Multicolored Diary

  18. Amazon Prime anytime! Many good shows are planning my schedule these days 😉
    Another lovely post Sanjota 👍

  19. Vidhya says:

    Woow these are some amazing shows!!!

  20. My favorite from the list Suits. Wonderful quotes and quirky writing. Good compilation.

  21. Netflix seems the to get a lot of press because of their movies and documentaries. But Amazon has some of my favorite shows that I can rewatch. I believe both have good elements that anyone can enjoy. I love the list of shows you featured. Downtown Abbey is my favorite show!

  22. I’ve heard of a few of these, but haven’t watched them. My husband was on a Lucifer kick for a while until he finished that series.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Haven’t tried that one.

  23. I have Amazon Prime (the free shipping is great) We watch the shows all the time. I love Sneaky Pete.

    1. Hackytips says:

      One of the best shows on Amazon Prime 🙂

  24. Streamed TV Fan says:

    Goliath was amazing, although the sequel wasn’t all that. I have to say of all the Amazon originals, it was the best. Will have to give Mrs Maisel a try.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah.. After Sneaky Pete Goliath is my choice.

  25. Tamra says:

    I haven’t watched any of these. Which one is your favorite?

    1. Hackytips says:

      sneaky Pete & The Good wife 🙂

  26. Thanks for sharing this, yet to explore these shows, will check all out soon. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome!

  27. Despite these series being incredibly famous, I haven’t watched a single one of them. Hence I guess why I’ve never really felt the need to move from Netflix to Amazon Prime, but I guess you would still recommend?

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yes! At least for the prime delivery sake 😀

  28. I am completely hooked to the marvelous mrs. maisel. Love it!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yes. I can watch it a number of times!

  29. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed Downton Abbey. Michelle Dockery’s character was a favorite.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Same here 🙂

  30. Neil Alvin Nicerio says:

    Thanks for this list. I haven’t watched Downtown Abbey yet. Would check that out tbis weekend.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Cool.

  31. Annabel O says:

    Suits is one of my favorite tv shows ever! Bull and The Good Fight are close seconds.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Bull? I haven’t heard of that show.

  32. aisasami says:

    I have heard some of these because they appeared on TV channels (like Suits, Deadwood, and Downtown Abbey). But some of these I haven’t heard of because we don’t have the same programming on our Amazon Prime here in Japan like in the US.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Oh, Yeah It works based on location.

  33. Bobby says:

    Finally! I have been on the search for some new shows to watch. Think I’m going to check out Sneaky Pete first!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Great choice 🙂

  34. Marjie Mare says:

    Those are all great shows. My favorite one is the Goodwife, my daughter and I can spend an entire evening watching that show.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Ah! Will is my favorite so far 🙂

  35. I love watching Suits! My husband and I just began watching Deadwood and have been intrigued so far. Hopefully we continue to like it! It has some great actors in it.
    *Samantha- https://herjournal.blog

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yup!

  36. I’ve never heard all of these movies but I would love to check all of this and I will save on my list!

  37. Bindu Thomas says:

    These are absolutely wonderful classics. Must take out time to watch them.

  38. Laithan says:

    Suits is my favourite on this list, though it has gone downhill in the past few seasons. They have Mike Ross coming back for the last season, so this might be back to the glory days to finish off the show!
    I still only use Netflix though, so its good to see how many great shows are on Amazon Prime. Maybe I will get a subscription finally!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Agree! Yup, you should 🙂

  39. Hoang Vi Fessenden says:

    I have not had the time to watch like any of these!

    1. Hackytips says:

      It’s never too late 😀

  40. monidipa51 says:

    Amazon Prime and Netflix have good shows. They are good too!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Totally agree!

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