Amazon Prime Video was indeed a late entrant to the notion that dramas attract subscribers when compared to many other streaming services. However, Prime Video has fully committed and has become one of the top places for dramas that don’t cleanly fit into traditional boxes. Few other streaming services would have the guts to invest $1 billion in the Lord of the Rings franchise while also supporting overseas shows like A Private Affair that could have gone undetected in the United States. The finest television shows on Amazon Prime Video are a diverse collection of styles and genres, however we’re here to make it simpler for you to discover something new to watch.
The Devil’s Hour (2022)
Synopsis: Have you heard that the Devil’s Hour is a time when nothing positive can occur? You can be sure that it isn’t referring to the gripping miniseries The Devil’s Hour, which reunites Peter Capaldi, a previous Doctor, and former showrunner Steven Moffat. The sixty minutes between 3 and 4 a.m., known as the “Devil’s Hour,” are proving to be challenging for Lucy Chambers (Jessica Raine). Every night at 3:33 a.m., Lucy is startled awake by horrifying visions that plague her day-to-day activities. Gideon Shepherd (Capaldi), a ruthless criminal who might be more than he appears to be, is the person Lucy turns to when she wants answers.
Cast: Jessica Raine, Peter Capaldi, Nikesh Patel
Created by: Tom Moran
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
The Peripheral (2022)
Synopsis: It’s one of the streaming platform’s boldest forays into the sci-fi genre that Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy were brought on board to adapt William Gibson’s The Peripheral. Flynne Fisher (Chloe Grace Moretz) is a young woman in the near future whose brilliance has no avenue outside of her video games. Flynne’s family is impoverished and they have little chance of getting out. At least not till Flynne has the chance to join something far greater than a game thanks to her gaming prowess. It’s a journey that will not only put everyone and everything Flynne cares about in danger, but it’s also extremely real.
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama
Cast Chloë Grace Moretz, Gary Carr, Jack Reynor
Created by Scott B. Smith
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022)
Synopsis: You’ve probably seen The Lord of the Rings films if you enjoy fantasy. The Second Age, which occurred over tens of thousands of years before The Hobbit, is a topic that is only completely understood by ardent J.R.R. Tolkien fans. The Rings of Power from Prime Video combines the intricate storylines of the Second Age as Elven warrior Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) attempts to extinguish Sauron’s darkness before he may rise once more.
Relationships, such as the bond between the elf Elrond (Robert Aramayo) and the dwarf prince Durin IV (Owain Arthur), are among the series’ highlights. There is also an illicit relationship among an elf named Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova) and a human lady named Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi). But Arondir and Bronwyn quickly learn, more to their surprise, that evil has returned to their homes.
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama
Cast Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Charlie Vickers
Created by John D. Payne, Patrick McKay
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
A Private Affair (2022)
Synopsis: A Private Affair is really something unusual to relish because there aren’t many original Spanish historical thrillers set in the 1940s. It also has a wonderful balance of drama and humor. Rich young woman Marina Quiroga, played by Aura Garrido, has the unfortunate experience of seeing a murder.
To the dismay of her brother Arturo (Pablo Molinero), the city police commissioner, Marina is motivated to become an investigator herself rather than running away from the tragedy she witnessed. Against Arturo’s desires, Marina persuades her housekeeper, Hector (Jean Reno), to join her in her investigation of the crime.
Genre Comedy, Mystery, Drama
Cast Aura Garrido, Jean Reno, Nerea Portela
Created by Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Teresa
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
Synopsis: In this crime thriller, Billy Bob Thornton plays Billy McBride, a former state attorney who is now broke and inebriated. Billy reluctantly decides to file a wrongful death claim against the largest customer of the sizable law company he helped build, only to discover shortly after that the case is far larger than he anticipated. Billy and his motley crew experience the full burden of fighting a big Goliath as they start to dismantle a massive criminal plot.
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Billy Bob Thornton, Nina Arianda, Tania Raymonde
Created by David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro
As We See It (2022)
Synopsis: In this distinctive original dramedy, three housemates who are on the autistic spectrum traverse their early 20s. Despite their difficulties, Jack, Violet, and Harrison will continue to make an effort to adapt into contemporary society. They also set up shop with the aid of their parents, associates, and even one another.
Cast Rick Glassman, Sue Ann Pien, Albert Rutecki
Created by Jason Katims
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)
Synopsis: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s ability to work as both a drama as well as a comedy is a credit to its talent. Miriam “Midge” Maisel, played by Rachel Brosnahan, is a homemaker in the late 1950s whose husband Joel (played by Michael Zegen) deserts her and the children. In reaction, Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein), Midge’s manager, encourages her to embark on a risky career as a standup comic. Sophie Lennon (Jane Lynch), a competing comic who becomes anxious to eliminate her competition, becomes Midge’s nemesis as a result.
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen
Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Synopsis: One of Showtime’s most well-known dramas right now is Billions, but Amazon Prime members can view the entire third season of the series. The movie stars Paul Giamatti as Charles “Chuck” Rhoades, Jr., a U.S. Attorney for the Southern New York District who is driven to bring down billionaire hedge fund boss Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), whose actions are frequently unlawful.
Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), Chuck’s wife and a long term worker of Bobby’s Axe Capital, further exacerbates their animosity. Additionally, Wendy harbors a strong sense of loyalty toward Bobby, which strains her relationship with Chuck. There haven’t yet been any winners in this elevated cat and mouse play.
Cast Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, David Costabile
Created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Andrew
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
The Man in the High Castle (2015)
Synopsis: One of Amazon Prime Video’s most extensive shows was based on the historical fiction novel The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. The Allied powers won World War II, and the United States was split between Japan and Germany in this grimly envisioned universe.
When Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) first sees The Man in the High Castle movies, it is the 1960s, and she is living in besieged San Francisco. Images from planets where America has won the battle and is free appear in these films for some reason.
This motivates Juliana to rebel against the German and Japanese governments, and her acts motivate others to do the same. However, as Japan and Germany lurch into war, the future of this earth is already under jeopardy.
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama
Cast Alexa Davalos, Joel de la Fuente, Jason O’Mara
Created by Frank Spotnitz
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10