Though Amazon Prime is great for getting your packages to your house the next day, it also offers one of the best streaming services out there, with enough programmes to rival the top dog on the market, Netflix.
As there’s so much on offer, it can be overwhelming to choose what you’d like to watch next. Fortunately, we’ve taken out the hassle of searching through the entire library and rounded up our top recommendations of TV shows. Whatever your interests, there should be something here to suit you.
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You’ll never know how much you wanted to see an angel and demon form a unique bromance across the history of time until you see Good Omens. Michael Sheen and David Tennant (playing Aziraphale and Crowley respectively) capture the essence of their characters and embrace the eccentric world created by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman wholeheartedly.
This series has a dog that’s secretly a hellhound, the impending doom of Armageddon and more hairstyles than you can shake a stick at. If that doesn’t pique your interest, we don’t know what will.
The Office (US)
Anyone who’s had a desk job at some point in their life will be able to relate to The Office. Steve Carrell stars as Michael Scott, a Regional Manager of a paper distribution company who lacks most of the basic skills needed to lead other employees discussing day-to-day life in this mockumentary.
The main ensemble cast does change during its nine-season run, but the deadpan humour and absurd situations are consistent. It’s certainly a different route to the British version - but we’ll leave you to decide which style of humour goes down better.
We’re not sure if there’s a show that breaks the fourth wall more than Fleabag. Phoebe Waller-Bridge both writes and stars as Fleabag, a middle-class woman who struggles with her career, her friends, her family, her love life… pretty much everything to be honest.
It’s a bit like a much bleaker and darker version of Miranda, filled with self-deprecating humour that gets you through the miserable events that are bestowed upon the characters of the show.
Coming into its fifteenth (yes, FIFTEENTH) and final season this year, Supernatural follows two brothers - Sam and Dean Winchester - who hunt monsters and demons across America in a Chevy Impala, tag teamed by a socially awkward trench-coat wearing angel, Castiel.
With over twenty episodes in nearly every season, there’s a lot to catch up on. Because of the nature of the show there’s a lot of bizarre storylines to be explored, from creepy ghosts that inhabit machines to giant depressed teddy bears (don’t say we didn’t warn you). However, beneath the crazy is a wonderful exploration of the concept of family, showcasing the close relationships between the characters.
The Walking Dead
Whilst the first word that comes to mind when you think of The Walking Dead is “ZOMBIES!!”, this series is actually a lot more nuanced than that. Character drama and development of relationships is key in this series - it just so happens that it falls in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
You’ll find moments of horror, action and drama all blended in this cult show. However, we advise you to not let yourself get too attached to characters. This isn’t a programme that’s destined to have a happy ending. See our full recap of the entire The Walking Dead series here.
Arguably one of the most universally recognised comedy characters of all time, Mr Bean (played by Rowan Atkinson) is in his prime in this classic series. The show relies mainly on physical humour, showcasing how Bean descends any mundane situation into absolute chaos.
The most iconic episode to watch out for is ‘The Curse of Mr Bean’, which sees him tackle jumping off a diving board, getting out a car pack without paying and making the world’s most convoluted sandwich in a park.
“A group of people crash land on a mysterious island” sounds like an introduction to a naff joke, but this show is anything but bad… well, at least in the earlier seasons. Lost hones in on a number of different perspectives of the people stranded, exploring their backstories and how their surroundings change the way that they behave.
As time passes we start to discover the inner workings of this phenomenon, with every episode leaving you on tenterhooks. However, be warned. This is not a particularly straightforward story, and the ending may leave you scratching your head.
Alright, a group of stereotypical high school kids who spontaneously break into song may not be for everyone. But if that is your thing, then Glee will certainly be your guilty pleasure. Sure the storylines are sometimes a little sporadic, but as soon as they break into ‘don’t stop believing’ you’ll forgive most plot holes.
There’s some humongous guest stars that tried out their musical chops on this show, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Adam Lambert, Idina Menzel, Britney Spears and many many more. The show is also fond of mashing hits together - something you’ll either love or hate. There’s no in-between.
Parks and Recreation
Another one of Mike Schur’s brilliant comedic creations, Parks and Rec follows Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) as she and the city’s public officials try to make their hometown a better place to live.
Besides obviously dealing with political satire in the setting of a local government, Parks and Rec puts a very optimistic spin on the subject as a whole, and makes you root for each character to succeed. Plus, it’s great to see Chris Pratt in his role as Andy Dwyer prior to his induction into the cult of Marvel.
The Grand Tour
Do you long for the days of the old Top Gear, except on steroids? That’s basically what The Grand Tour is. Great viewing for any petrol head about the latest experiments and developments in the automotive world, with a bigger budget and more dangerous tricks.
Clarkson, Hammond and May travel to far-flung places across the world to take on races, builds, reviews and challenges. Of course there’s also the usual banter between the three in their pop-up studio tent to keep the show flowing nicely.
Love pop culture references and interesting relationship dynamics? Community follows former lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) as he is forced to enroll in a community college, where he forms a study group to get closer to a fellow classmate. However, more people attend that he planned, and he ends up being surrounded by some very eclectic personalities.
The show follows the group as they get involved in many convoluted plans to help the school’s reputation, and is littered with a plethora of pop culture references. If you’re a nerd, you’re almost guaranteed to love this.
The Man in the High Castle
Alternative history is always fascinating to think about, and no show has gone further into the subject than The Man in the High Castle, based off the popular Phillip K Dick novel. Imagining what would have happened if Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan had reined supreme over WW2, we see the United States held in the iron fist of the axis powers.
Whilst the series starts out focusing on the history and politics, it begins to dissolve more and more into the science fiction genre (and it’s no wonder, considering the author). Just something to be aware of if that style isn’t your cup of tea.
Some may know him as Gary from Miranda, but Tom Ellis is far from the lovable boy next door in his role as Lucifer. Based on the DC Comics character, the series follows the devil himself who abandons his post in hell to run a club in LA and become a consultant for the police force.
From wacky murder cases to an overarching celestial plot with a romance threaded throughout, Lucifer is a great fun fantasy watch to fill your time.
Into the Badlands
TV can feel a bit like a barren wasteland when it comes to good martial arts, so its fitting that Into the Badlands takes that for its setting.
This sprawling epic is a sort of sci-fi fantasy (it’s set in what’s sort of a post-apocalyptic future, but is also a bit magicky) that pulls its aesthetic from both the American south and Chinese wuxia movies. The story is mostly silly fluff, but it’s strung together by the best martial arts anyone has ever put anywhere near a TV series.
It’s also the only show yet to somehow turn Nick Frost into a martial artist, which deserves applause in its own right.
Psych makes a very good claim to be the silliest show ever made. The premise is simple enough - a conman tricks the police into hiring him as a psychic consultant, though he’s really just great at solving crimes - but the real heart of Psych is everything it does beyond that.
Jokes fly thick and fast, delivered to absolute perfection by the central duo of James Roday and Dulé Hill. Stunt cameos and theme episodes abound (from the requisite musical to an absolutely wild homage to Twin Peaks), and despite the daft humour most of the mysteries stand strong in their own right.
The Last Man on Earth
What would you do if you were the only living human being on the planet? Move into the White House and fill a paddling pool with margarita mix if you’re Will Forte’s Phil in The Last Man on Earth, one of the few sitcoms bold enough to kick things off with the elimination of the entire human race.
It’s probably fair to reveal now that Phil isn’t quite the last person on Earth - even Forte couldn’t sustain four seasons without a supporting cast - but the plot twists here as just as welcome as the jokes, and the cast the show builds up is genuinely phenomenal.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy shouldn’t really need any introduction. The show that made Joss Whedon’s career (and thus helped bring us The Avengers), this is the epitome of the high school drama slash fantasy action genre.
Seven seasons and a spin-off prove that the show had serious legs, and even if there are occasional dips in quality it’s amazing how much of it is still seriously strong - and a handful of episodes surely rank among the best of any TV ever. Whether you watched it as a teen yourself or missed it at the time, this is always worth another watch.
It takes a lot of skill to turn a camp ‘70s sci-fi serial into a grim ‘n’ gritty epic, but Battlestar Galactica pulls it off. After starting as a mini-series it ended up running for another four seasons as it explored space, politics, robots, religion, and more.
A strong cast and the best production design on TV at the time made this absolutely one-of-a-kind, but fair warning: this is perhaps the only show with an ending that was just as controversial as Lost.
Freaks and Geeks
This single season series deserved to run for years and years and I’m still fuming that it did. This tender dramedy is as smart and sweet as anything else out there, and one of the best depictions of teen life every committed to screen - not to mention a brilliant touch of ‘80s nostalgia.
And that’s not even mentioning the cast, a veritable who’s-who of ‘before they were famous’ comedians: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel, Martin Starr and more are on-screen, with Paul Feig and Judd Apatow behind the camera to boot.
Known in the US as A Town Called Eureka, this is the epitome of fluffy fun. Following a secret US government-run town of super-scientists, Eureka is basically the chance to design a load of over-the-top gadgets and silly science experiments and then watch them all go wrong.
The tone is light and fun, but a great cast help make sure there’s emotional depth too. It’s also absolutely hilarious and almost endlessly creative. Don’t expect anything too deep, but if you just want to cheer yourself up you couldn’t do much better.