Discover the Best Amazon Original Series

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Amazon Prime is not just known for its fast and reliable shipping, it’s also got an amazing Amazon Original Series. Upon subscription, members get an extensive library of TV shows and movies on their streaming service.

Amazon is steadily becoming a powerhouse in the TV industry with its creative and innovative shows. They have gathered an impressive variety of offerings that will keep you entertained especially during this pandemic. 

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With a myriad of options to choose from, it can be challenging to see which ones truly stand out. Here are some of the best Amazon original series.

Discover the Best Amazon Original Series
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The Boys

The Boys is a recent addition to the large repertoire of TV shows on Amazon Prime. It follows a team of vigilantes as they take on superheroes who have tendencies to abuse their power.

The show premiered in July 2019 and became one of the biggest and most successful premieres of the streaming site. The first season follows the ragtag team as they try to thwart the efforts of superheroes known as The Seven. 

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Led by the vengeful Billy Butcher, the Boys encounter different struggles as they try to expose the superheroes of the fraud that they are. The second season continues their efforts as they fight against Stormfront.

The Boys is based on the comic book series that share the name and stories. The show just concluded its riveting 8-episode second season and has been renewed for a third season. 

Transparent

Transparent is a comedy-drama show that follows a family when they discover that their parent is a transwoman named Maura. The show premiered in February of 2014 and has lasted five solid seasons. 

Transparent has won several Golden Globe and Emmy awards for its lead actor and has since been the first show to have ever premiered for the streaming service.

Inspired by the real-life events of the show’s creator, Transparent has since become an iconic show for transgendered individuals across the world. The series also depicts themes of religion and family.

The reception for the show has been very positive as it raised the bar for quality shows shown on TV. Critics have lauded the show for its dedication to life-changing events that can change a family forever. 

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Fleabag

Fleabag is a British comedy series that depicts the life of a free-spirited woman who is very sexually active. The show is known for breaking the fourth wall when providing exposition and character monologues. 

Apart from the amazing cast and storyline, the series is also created and written by its lead star Phoebe Waller-Bridge who is also known to create high-quality shows from other networks.

The show premiered in 2016 and has since garnered several awards including Best Female Comedy Performance in the UK and 11 Emmy Awards in the US. Fleabag recently finished airing its second season.

The show ranks as the second-highest rated show of the 2010s by Metacritic and is ranked as 8th by the Guardian. The show lasted two seasons with the series finale ending in April of 2019.

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The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle is an American history show that depicts a dystopian setting. In this alternative world, Nazi Germany won World War II. 

The show was created by Frank Spotnitz and produced by Amazon Studios. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Phillip K. Dick in 1962.

The show is set in a divided US where Germany and Japan have taken over. The Greater Nazi Reich has taken over the East Coast with New York City as the capital while the west belongs to the Japanese forces with San Francisco as its capital. 

Soon, the characters come across propaganda about Germany and Japan losing the war propagated by the titular Man in the High Castle. The pilot was the most-watched pilot for the Amazon Prime Video streaming service. 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an award-winning critically-acclaimed American period comedy-drama from Amazon Studios. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show is about a housewife in 1950s New York.

She discovers her talent for stand-up comedy and decides to pursue a career. The show currently has three seasons with a fourth season underway.

The series has received countless praise from critics and has won several awards such as the Golden Globe for best television series and the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy series. 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is regarded as one of the most successful shows on Amazin Prime Video during its first season with a viewer rating of 4.9 out of 5. 

Conclusion

Amazon Prime continues to churn out high-quality entertainment with its library of epic shows. 

YouIts subscribers are treated to a wide variety of shows that include action, adventure, drama, romance, comedy, and everything else in between. 

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