The 2020 finally finished and we can’t find a better way to start this new year with a marathon of the best series on Amazon Prime. This platform allows us to watch movies and series of different categories only with the payment of the monthly or annual membership and without any additional cost.
Amazon Prime Video has a very extensive and high-quality audiovisual content catalog that you will surely want to see. The format of the series is one of the most demanded and influential when people is choosing a streaming platform. This platform has several of its own productions as well as others, like have Goliath, American God’s and Jack Ryan.
The 8 best series on Amazon prime to watch with family or friends
Nowadays there are a lot of platforms that offer us the possibility of watch series of all kinds, but in our search, find out something that is really worth it is exhausting. To make it easy for you, this list introduces you to the best original Amazon prime series.
Originally, the serie The Expanse belonged to SYFY, but Amazon renewed it with two seasons. This serie is an adaptation of the novels by James S. A. Corey and is based on the future where humanity has colonized the solar system. James Holden, one of the characters in the serie and his survivors partners have to use an alien protomolecule to transform humanity into something new.
After the premiere of season 5, Amazon announced that there will be a season 6 that will end this serie. The new episodes will be filming from January 2021. This serie is a good recommendation for science fiction fans because it immerses us in a world where there is a cold war in the solar system between Earth and Mars and It also shows us how everything blows up thanks to the appearance of a deadly alien protomolecule.
A few times a literary work and its adaptation to the screen are in a good way as in the case of the Bosch serie. It is based on the novels by Michael Connelly and it is starring by a police detective in Los Angeles. It is one of the best crime thrillers that has original material without having the same shortcomings of many adaptations that exist.
Amazon’s vision shows a bleak and unromantic Los Angeles that fits well with Bosch’s story, about a history of crime and drama. The slow rhythm of the series is sublime, and the characters even the least relevant ones are carefully written, avoiding gender stereotypes. If you like police shows, this is one of the best recommendations we have for you.
All the transmission rights of the Catastrophe serie belong exclusively to Amazon. This serie is a British comedy starring by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, a couple that is in London enjoying a week of fun and passion. Shortly after, they will be experiencing the ultimate catastrophe: pregnancy.
Catastrophe is about an advertising executive from Boston and an Irish teacher living in London who after a short time stopped being strangers. Delaney and Horan have outstanding chemistry as a couple who are constantly in dispute but are still committed to making the relationship work for the baby. It’s an honest and fun look at relationships, marriage, and parenting that focuses on two parents with many flaws, but who are undeniably compatible.
Fleabag is a British comedy drama created and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also stars the serie. Also, this is an adaptation of a monologue that he presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013 and with he won first prize. Phoebe plays a young Londoner who enters a world full of sex, pranks, awkward moments and lots of drama. The serie was adapted from a Waller-Bridge woman show, and in 2019 concluded the second season on Amazon.
The series has been the winner of multiple awards and television nominations over the course of its first two seasons, including Primetime Emmy Awards for Waller-Bridge. Fleabag could overcome its first season with a second season that was critically acclaimed, placing it among the highest rated TV series of all time.
Good Omens is an adaptation based on the novel “Good Omens” by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The story takes place when the Apocalypse and the Last Judgment are getting closer to destroy all of humanity. Amazon co-produced this six part miniseries and features an angel and a demon played by Michael Sheen and David Tennant, whose comfortable lives on Earth are threatened by the apocalypse.
On the other hand, the cast of the show is also complemented by Jon Hamm, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Nick Offerman and Jack Whitehall. Like the book that inspired it, the serie is filled with humor and human history like biblical mythology through its clever lens.
Hanna is an Amazon serie about a simple plot. David Farr was the one who reinvented Hanna for Amazon Prime and is starred by Esme Creed-Miles in the title role. They tell us the story of a young girl raised in the forest, who must have to avoid being pursued by a CIA agent and try to discover her true identity. Young Hanna was the product of a CIA experiment to create super-soldiers by joining their DNA with genetic material from wolves.
The co-stars Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos got together in Hanna, but on opposite sides. Kinnaman plays Hanna’s adoptive father, Erik Heller, who kept Hannah hidden the entire time and raised her as a normal girl. Enos plays Marissa Wiegler, a CIA agent that has an obsession with Hanna.
The serie created by David Weil has become one of the most watched of the season. This actor, producer and screenwriter enters directly to the top of television producers with this revenge thriller that is about survivors with a thirst of blood and who will have no compassion when they have to kill the thousands of Nazis who were hidden in North American territory.
Hunters is inspired by true groups of hunters who have tracked them down throughout the decades. In 1977 in New York City, Meyer Offerman created a team designed to create problems in the United States. As the team uncovers hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials who have assimilated into American life, they take drastic and bloody measures to thwart the Nazis’ new genocidal plans. This series has received too many good reviews for the script and if you would be interested in seeing people killing bad people, it will surely not disappoint you.
The Man in the High Castle
In the Amazon catalog, we can find this serie from the first season to the fourth and final one. This serie is based on the famous novel by Philip K. Dick and is an adaptation of the 1962 novel of the same name. Set in the early 1960s, the Third Reich and the Japanese Empire keeps divided the control about the continental United States.
When a dangerous film arrives to the hands of revolutionary groups, a clandestine conflict over the truth of the war begins and Adolf Hitler prepares himself to give up of the control of the Reich, and several prominent members race for an opportunity in the power. The pace of events is slow, but Rufus Sewell’s performance as Obergruppenführer John Smith deserves patience.