Amazon Prime Video: The 25 best TV shows to binge this week

Amazon Prime Video: The 25 best TV shows to binge this week

Entertainment
June 21, 2021 by Bobby Chaim
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There’s only one program you need to worry about on Amazon Prime Video this week: lauded police procedural Bosch. To celebrate Pride Month, a bunch of shows are on the streamer for you to binge immediately, including Queer as Folk, sequel series The L Word: Generation Q and Work in Progress. Using an effective, mystery-building narrative that covers two timelines, Homecoming is
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There’s only one program you need to worry about on Amazon Prime Video this week: lauded police procedural Bosch.

To celebrate Pride Month, a bunch of shows are on the streamer for you to binge immediately, including Queer as Folk, sequel series The L Word: Generation Q and Work in Progress.

Using an effective, mystery-building narrative that covers two timelines, Homecoming is high on tension and paranoia as it reveals what the facility’s true purpose is.

Dick novel, the series follows characters in the ’60s who live in a parallel universe, where Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan control the US.

The ghost-a-week format turns into solving a larger conspiracy, with a few guest stars who’re clearly having a ball.

This unique series uses the Rotoscoping animation technique to tell the story of a young woman who, after suffering a near-fatal car accident, discovers she can manipulate time.

Jeremy Thorpe, a Liberal member of Parliament, wants to silence unhappy ex-lover Norman before his career ends up in tatters.

A ’50s housewife who becomes a standup comic? This brilliant series from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, is filled with sparkling performances from Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein, with dialogue to match.

A 30-something woman who runs a cafe lives a sex-filled life with a sense of humor that hides the tragedies she hasn’t yet come to terms with.

Going on a Katheryn Hahn binge after WandaVision? Marvel’s new favorite witch starred in one season of this 2016 comedy with a memorable title.

Londoner Sharon and Bostonian Rob have a one-week stand that results in an unplanned pregnancy and Rob moving to the UK so they can start a family.

Other aspects of the Pfefferman’s lives, like a sour marriage and a disappointing child, give this tightly scripted comedy-drama a relatable side.

Never losing you with jargon, Mozart in the Jungle charmingly reveals an edgier side to the world of strings, playing its own symphony of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.

Drawing from a narrative art book by Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, the series is stunning to look at, meticulous as can be with symmetrical frames.

Set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, a conspiracy threatens to start a cold war between the largest powers.

Based on a comic book from Robert Kirkman, the creator of the Walking Dead, Invincible follows 17-year-old Mark Grayson and his training to become a superhero just like his father, who happens to be the most powerful superhero on the planet.

But these heroes aren’t what they seem: Their corporate overlords cover up their shady personal lives, including sexual harassment and the odd assassination.

While The Tick was sadly canceled after two seasons, the superhero comedy will still give you a hit of fast-paced, colorful action with its tongue firmly in its cheek.

Set in the southern US during the 1800s, the fictional story follows African-Americans attempting to escape from slavery via a network of hidden tracks and tunnels.

Each has a very different background — from spoiled rich girl to Native American — but they have to put aside their differences to survive, learning a thing or two about themselves on the way.

The premise of Hanna, a Joe Wright action thriller from 2011, is so good Amazon fleshed it out for a TV series.

This gripping British series is about, yes, an informer, and the murky territory involved in coercing someone to take on the dangerous gig.

When three students and their governess go missing after a picnic at the rock area, hysteria sets into the community and the esteemed Appleyard College, led by Natalie Dormer’s formidable headmistress.

So he assumes the identity of his cell mate Pete and walks back into the lives of Pete’s estranged family, who are none the wiser.

They play the demon Crowley and the angel Aziraphale respectively in this miniseries that sees Earth on the brink of destruction thanks to a final battle between Heaven and Hell.

Not only does this horror anthology series feature Japanese folklore and explorers heading into uncharted territory, but its first chapter stars pre-Chernobyl Jared Harris.

This long-running police procedural, inspired by Michael Connelly novels, gets everything right for old-fashioned detective drama.

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