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How do you know what TV show is worth your precious binge time? Have no fear, we're here to help. EW has combed all the streaming services for the best shows available on each one to help you narrow down the search for your next binge, and below is a list of the best shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

This list has everything from cult classic comedies to procedural dramas to supernatural shows and more, so there's something for everyone. No matter which one you pick, you're guaranteed a solid binge-watching experience. You're welcome and happy streaming!

Animal Kingdom

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This dark and twisted family crime series makes a solid binge—with six seasons of gritty drama, Animal Kingdom hooks you instantly and never lets you go. The TNT series follows the SoCal crime family, the Codys—led by matriarch Smurf (Ellen Barkin)—after her daughter dies of an overdose and her estranged grandson comes to live with them, learning the ins and outs of their illegal activities along the way. It's safe to say this show is as addicting as some of the Codys' favorite activities, if you catch our drift.

EW grade: B (Read the review)

Talent: Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Finn Cole

The Americans

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Former CIA officer Joe Weisberg's FX series redefined what it meant to subvert expectations when the espionage period drama debuted and made you root for the Russian spies living in America during the Cold War. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys star on The Americans as two Soviet deep-cover agents posing as a married couple, living in Washington, D.C. with their unsuspecting, American-born children. And while their ruthless espionage exploits were fascinating to watch, it was their compelling day-to-day life as a married couple that made this a critical hit.

EW grade: B+ (Read the review)

Talent: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Margo Martindale, Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Graham Yost

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As We See It

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Harrison (Albert Rutecki), Jack (Rick Glassman), and Violet (Sue Ann Pien) in 'As We See It' on Amazon.
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Based on the Israeli series On the Spectrum, Friday Night Lights' exec-producer Jason Katims' 8-episode dramedy As We See It follows three millennial roommates, Jack (Rick Glassman), Violet (Sue Ann Pien), and Harrison (Albert Rutecki)—who live on the autistic spectrum both on the show and in real life—learning to navigate through newfound independence, relationships, jobs, and fears. Through its saccharine yet authentic tone, this coming-of-age story opens your eyes to narratives often underrepresented in Hollywood while also clouding your vision with tears.

Talent: Rick Glassman, Sue Ann Pien, Albert Rutecki, Chris Pang, Sosie Bacon, Joe Mantegna, Omar Maskati, Délé Ogundiran, Andrew M. Duff

Billions

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Sometimes it's good to be bad, as evidenced by the Showtime drama Billions. Co-created by New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin and set in a post-crash New York City, the series follows a shady hedge fund boss and the U.S. Attorney trying to take him down in a thrilling cat-and-mouse struggle. Seasons 1 through 4 are free for Amazon Prime users, and the rest of the series is available with a Showtime add-on.

EW grade: B+ (Read the review)

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Bosch

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This Amazon original series is based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, and Connelly brought the onscreen adaptation of Bosch to life as well. Starring Titus Welliver as the titular Harry Bosch, an LAPD homicide detective, the police procedural has run for seven seasons—and launched a spin-off series, Bosch: Legacy, in 2022—making it a solid binge.

EW grade: N/A (Read the review)

Talent: Michael Connelly, Titus Welliver, Lance Reddick, Sarah Clarke, Annie Wersching

The Boys

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Season 2 of The Boys went out with a bang, a whammo, and a kapow, proving in a way that Marvel could never dream that women do indeed get it done. The superhero dramedy also secured a surprise Outstanding Drama Emmy nomination in 2021, setting stakes and expectations even higher for the series. Not to worry, however, as showrunner Eric Kripke brought a dayslong superhero orgy ripped straight from the extremely graphic novel's pages to the small screen—and he promised that wouldn't be the wildest thing to happen in season 3. Binge all seasons before its next.

Talent: Jack Quaid, Karl Urban, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

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The Carol Burnett Show

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Carol Burnett is one of the most iconic comedians in history, and The Carol Burnett Show, which ran on CBS for 11 years and produced 278 episodes, is her ultimate masterpiece. From all the laughs and ear-tugging to the importance of her shattering the glass ceiling with TV's first female-led variety comedy show, watch Burnett make history with this classic series.

Talent: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, Tim Conway, Dick Van Dyke

Catastrophe

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Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan in 'Catastrophe.'
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Is there anything like an unexpected pregnancy to bring two relative strangers together? That's the premise of Amazon's much loved—if little-watched—romantic comedy Catastrophe, starring Sharon Hogan and Rob Delaney, who also co-wrote all four seasons of the show. Hogan, a schoolteacher in London, and Delaney, an ad exec in Boston, have a one-week stand that leads to a mass of complications. Originally broadcast by the U.K.'s Channel 4, but exclusive to Amazon in the U.S., Catastrophe earned a number of accolades, including a Peabody nomination, several BAFTA nominations—with Delaney and Hogan winning for their writing in 2016—and two Primetime Emmy nominations. Carrie Fisher, in her last television role, played Delaney's mother, Mia.

Talent: Sharon Hogan, Rob Delaney

Grade: N/A (read the review)

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Chuck

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Another great espionage show worth checking out is Chuck, albeit for very different reasons: Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak's NBC series lands more on the comedy side of the genre spectrum. Starring Zachary Levi in his career-making turn as the nerdy, awkward IT guy Chuck Bartowski, the cult-classic series begins when he accidentally downloads thousands of encrypted images containing the combined secrets of the CIA and NSA into his brain, making him the most important asset to both government agencies. Watching Chuck evolve from a hapless fish out of the water, thrown into life-or-death situations, into a superspy in his own right is just one of the many joys of this show. Watching him and his CIA handler Sarah Walker develop feelings for each other is even better.

EW grade: B+ (Read the review)

Talent: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Josh Schwartz, Chris Fedak

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Do, Re & Mi

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Animated series 'Do, Re, Me'
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This Amazon Prime original animated series is the perfect thing to watch with your young kids. Voice cast Kristen Bell, Jackie Tohn, and Luke Youngblood bring the musical adventures of the three best birdie buddies to life with fun original songs that will get your little ones moving and grooving.

Talent: Kristen Bell, Jackie Tohn, and Luke Youngblood

Dom

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Gabriel Leone as Pedro Dom.
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Amazon Prime Video's first scripted Brazilian series was inspired by the infamous true story of a father and son on opposite sides of the war on drugs in Rio de Janeiro. Dom follows the father, a military intelligence agent who makes the war on drugs his life's mission, as he witnesses his own son struggle with addiction and emerges as one of the most wanted crime lords: Pedro Dom.

Talent: Breno Silveira, Gabriel Leone, Flávio Tolezani, Raquel Villar

Downton Abbey

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Created by Julian Fellowes, this period drama charmed British and American viewers equally. The Downton Abbey series, which ran for six seasons and two movies (Community, eat your heart out!), chronicled the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th century in a delightfully soapy upstairs/downstairs estate that gave PBS a critically acclaimed period-piece.

EW grade: B+ (Read the review)

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The Expanse

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The Syfy–turned–Amazon series The Expanse is a critically-loved mashup of sci-fi and politics in space. What more could you want?

EW grade: N/A (Read the review)

Talent: Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham

Flack

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Anna Paquin in Flack.

Anna Paquin trades in her fangs for a different kind of killer instinct on Flack. The True Blood alum stars as Robyn, a sharp and witty PR agent who can fix anyone else's life—while her own falls apart.

Talent: Anna Paquin, Martha Plimpton, Daniel Dae Kim

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Fleabag

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Why should you watch Fleabag? The better question is why haven't you watched Fleabag yet? Phoebe Waller-Bridge's limited series, adapted from her one-woman play, is the 2020 Emmy and Golden Globe winner for best comedy. Plus, the number of awards won for its stars and writing should be enough to convince you that the short two-season binge is more than worth your time. Add in season 2's hot priest and, honestly, what are you waiting for?!

EW grade: B+ (Read the review)

Talent: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Fiona Shaw

Good Omens

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It's the end of the world as we know it on this Amazon Prime original series. Based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's critically-acclaimed book, Good Omens is a series (brought to life on TV by Gaiman) that makes for a quick but satisfying binge, as a neurotic angel (Michael Sheen) and a reckless demon (David Tennant) become close friends throughout history and end up working together to stop Armageddon—both to save Earth, humanity, and their own friendship. Binge the six-episode season before the second premieres.

Talent: Neil Gaiman, Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Frances McDormand, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Mireille Enos, Brian Cox

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Hanna

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When it comes to Hanna, you don't need to have watched the 2011 film of the same name to enjoy Amazon's remake. This international series has three seasons that follow the titular teen assassin (Esme Creed-Miles), and the bone-crunching, adrenaline-infused action scenes are some of the best TV has to offer. The spy intrigue will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

Talent: Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Dermot Mulroney, Joel Kinnaman, Yasmin Monet Prince, David Farr

Grade: B (Read the review)

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Harlem

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Grace Byers and Meagan Good in the Amazon Prime Video comedy 'Harlem.'
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Pack your bags because it's time to head to Harlem. Amazon's smart and breezy comedy from creator Tracy Oliver follows four thirtysomething female friends navigating life and love—Camille (Meagan Good), an up-and-coming anthropology professor who's trying to get over her ex and not backslide; dating-app mogul Tye (Jerrie Johnson); aspiring singer Angie (Shoniqua Shandai); and struggling fashion designer Quinn (Grace Byers).

EW Grade: A– (Read the review)

Talent: Tracey Oliver, Meagan Good, Jerrie Johnson, Shoniqua Shandai, Grace Byers, Jasmine Guy, Tyler Lepley

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House

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If you're tired of regular medical dramas, but still want some drama about medicine in your life, this award-winning, long-running series is the perfect binge. Hugh Laurie stars as the misanthropic, pain pill-addicted, and arrogant genius that is Dr. House. Flanked by a team of superstar doctors, his diagnostic team solves the cases that others can't. The Fox procedural takes a good, hard look at what's wrong with modern medical practices—and people—while also serving up some of the most complex and heart-wrenching relationships on TV. House isn't for the faint of heart—and we mean that literally and figuratively.

EW grade: B+ (Read the review)

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Hunters

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Al Pacino in 'Hunters'
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What do you get when you take one of Hollywood's greatest actors and pit him against Nazis who have seamlessly integrated into American society? Amazon's violent yet charming Hunters is what EW TV critic Kristen Baldwin called a "strange, stunning, and darkly comic thriller," about a secret band of vigilantes hunting down Nazi war criminals over the world. Set in 1977, Al Pacino plays Meyer Hoffman, a wealthy Holocaust survivor, who's the leader of the shadow organization. When his old friend and colleague Ruth (Jeannie Berlin) is murdered, he takes her grandson Jonah (Logan Lerman) under his wing and teaches the kid the tricks of his trade. Though there's no premiere date yet for season 2, we do know that the hunt will be on for the biggest bad in history.

EW grade: B+ (Read the review)

Talent: Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Jeannie Berlin, Kate Mulvany, Josh Radnor, Tiffany Boone, Carol Kane, Saul Rubinek, Louis Ozawa Changchien

Invincible

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The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman offers another comic book adaptation series, but this one is a lot different. Invincible is an adult animated superhero show centered on teen Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), the son of the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). As Mark develops powers of his own, he soon discovers that his father's legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.

Talent: Robert Kirkman, Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman

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Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls

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It's about damn time we have a body-positive competition show—one that's also good as hell! Grammy winner Lizzo, who is a pioneer for plus-size women in entertainment, hosts this three-time Emmy-winning show where she searches for Big Grrrl background dancers (qualified enough to "f--- it up to the tempo") for her 90-minute set at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Consisting of professionally-trained and self-taught dancers of different shapes and colors, contestants take on weekly challenges that campaign for self-expression (nude photoshoots, music videos, and choreography routines) that keep the juice flowing. There's so much more to squeeze out of these vibrant 50-minute episodes, yet, no matter the winner, Lizzo makes sure that every one of these women remains 100 percent that bitch.

Talent: Lizzo, Tanisha Scott, SZA

LuLaRich

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DeAnne Brady and Mark Stidham of 'LuLaRich' the documentary about the LuLaRoe empire.
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Are you looking for your next true crime obsession? Look no further than LuLaRich. From the directors of Fyre Fraud comes this Amazon Prime Video original docuseries about the long-con of the LuLaRoe fashion empire's multi-level marketing scheme. With only four episodes, it's a quick binge—especially since the shocking revelations about the pyramid scheme will hook you immediately…and have you second-guessing about those buttery-soft leggings you're wearing.

Talent: Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason, Jill Filipovic, Robert L. FitzPatrick

Making the Cut

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Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn on 'Making the Cut'
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It can be Fashion Week anytime you want if you binge-watch Making the Cut. Like Project Runway on an Amazon Prime budget, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn team up for this Amazon original reality competition series, as a group of talented fashion designers face off in challenges and assignments to test their skills—on and off the runway.

EW grade: B+ (Read the review)

Talent: Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn

The Man in the High Castle

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What if the Nazis won WWII? That's exactly what this Amazon Prime original series explores via a dystopian alternate history, inspired by the novel by Philip K. Dick. The period drama begins when characters discover mysterious footage showing Germany and Japan losing the war (a.k.a. the real version of events), as they attempt to learn more about the unknown person believed to have made the newsreels.

EW grade: B+ (Read the review)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Calling all Gilmore Girls fans—if you've been missing Amy Sherman-Palladino's signature fast-talking, witty, plucky heroines, this Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning Amazon Prime original is made just for you. Starring Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein, this period comedy follows Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a housewife in late-1950s–early-1960s New York City who discovers her passion lies in stand-up comedy. Against the odds, she actually pursues a career in it, fighting misogyny and sexism in the comedy world every step of the way. (Don't tell poor Midge how little things have changed for women in comedy in the 21st century.)

EW grade: A– (Read the review)

Talent: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Jane Lynch, Amy Sherman-Palladino

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Mr. Robot

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Sam Esmail's award-winning psychological and tech thriller Mr. Robot stars Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a cybersecurity engineer and hacker with social anxiety, dissociative identity disorder, and clinical depression, who gets recruited by an anarchist hacktivist group, "fsociety," with plans to destroy all debt by hacking the financial data of E Corp—the largest conglomerate in the world. This dark series is one of the rare times that pop culture has gotten hacking right, as it's widely praised by coders, cybersecurity firms, and hackers for its accurate depictions of hacking scenes. And the extremely unreliable narrator will constantly keep you guessing in the best way, since not even Elliot knows what's real.

EW grade: A (Read the review)

Talent: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, B.D. Wong, Grace Gummer, Bobby Cannavale, Sam Esmail

Modern Love

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Let's talk about love, baby! Amazon Prime Video's anthology series Modern Love is based on The New York Times's popular column of the same name, and each episode brings a new story about love to life. The romantic comedy series can be heartbreaking, heartwarming, inspiring, shocking, and so much more, as episodes explore the intense complexities of love, in all its forms—this one's for all the romantics out there. Both seasons are streaming.

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Paper Girls

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Most of us would be mortified if the prepubescent, gauche 12-year-old versions of ourselves paid us a visit...or maybe it'd be the other way around. Based on the eponymous sci-fi comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang, Paper Girls meets 33-year-old Erin Teing (Ali Wong) crossing paths with her preteen self from 1988 (Riley Lai Nelet), along with her young posse of time-traveling newspaper pals. We've seen an '80s renaissance in media with projects like Stranger Things and the Fear Street trilogy, but its comic creators are here to give us a "death threat" to the romanticized decade, offering the phrase "killing time" a whole new meaning.

Talent: Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet, Sofia Rosinsky, Fina Strazza, Adina Porter, Ali Wong, Nate Corddry, Sekai Abenì

Paradise City

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Amazon Prime's continuation of Ash Avildsen's 2017 film American Satan follows a group of young rock stars who put their band, the Relentless, back together and hit the road for a tour. Equal parts musical and supernatural thriller, this series totally rocks.

Talent: Booboo Stewart, Bella Thorne, Andy Biersack, Ben Bruce, Ryan Hurst, Cameron Boyce

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Patriot

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Michael Dorman as John Tavner and Mark Boone Jr. as Rob Saperstein in 'Patriot' on Prime Video.
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There's so much content, sometimes you blink and completely miss a worthwhile show. At a scant, highly-bingeable two seasons—18 episodes in total—Patriot (2017–18) was, as EW TV critic Jeff Jensen said in his review, "a strikingly original dramedy." From Pursuit of Happyness scribe Stephen Conrad, Patriot follows secret agent John Tavner (Michael Dorman) as he bungles his way through a government plot to impede Iran's nuclear ambitions that involves working at a Milwaukee piping firm. Misunderstandings and shady dealings abound. Despite its spy-like low profile, Patriot managed to snag a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Comedy in 2017, losing out to Amazon's buzzier chuckle-fest, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

EW grade: B+ (Read the review)

Talent: Michael Dorman, Kurtwood Smith, Michael Chernus, Chris Conrad, Debra Winger

Project Blue Book

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Do you like aliens? Do you like history? Do you like noir period dramas that are beautifully produced? Then check out History Channel's Project Blue Book!

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Psych

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You don't have to be psychic to foresee yourself loving this comedy that follows a guy with strong powers of observation to con his way into helping the police solve crimes. The hijinks of the cases of the week will have you laughing, but it's the Odd Couple-like chemistry between the friend duo at the center of the show that will keep you coming back for more. Plus, there are two sequel movies to enjoy once you finish your binge!

EW grade: N/A (Read the review)

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Small Axe

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John Boyega in 'Small Axe: Red, White and Blue'
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Oscar-winner Steve McQueen's anthology collection of films, Small Axe, is now a Golden Globe-winning series, so what better time to turn back the clock to the 1960s–'80s and dive into "Black Britain," and London's West Indian community?

Talent: Steve McQueen, John Boyega, Letitia Wright

Solos

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Want to get deep? Then check out Amazon Prime Video's 2021 anthology series Solos. Created by David Weil, the star-studded seven episodes explore the question of what it means to be human and how we are connected to others through shared experiences, even in our most isolated moments.

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Suits

Gabriel Macht | (Editor's note: writer was unavailable to opine about Macht at press time because she was suffering from full cardiac arrest).
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Ladies and gentlemen, we present the show that turned an American actress into actual British royalty! Yes, the legal drama Suits is what introduced Meghan Markle to the world. But Aaron Korsh's long-running USA Network series was so much more than that, as it followed a New York City law firm after a talented college dropout starts working there as a law associate for one of the top lawyers, despite never having attended law school. As the two close case after case, maintaining the secret becomes more and more complicated.

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The Summer I Turned Pretty

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Debutante balls, a sibling love triangle ablaze, and a Taylor Swift-dominated soundtrack: all sun-sational elements of the YA "beauty and the beach" series that made waves across social media. Based on Jenny Han's 2009 novel of the same name, The Summer I Turned Pretty sees 15-year-old Isabella "Belly" Conklin (Lola Tung) returning to her family friend's shore house after blossoming from a gawky teenager to a maturing young woman—which soaks up the attention from brothers Conrad (Christopher Briney) and Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno). The coming-of-age romance series possesses a frivolous charm with endearing performances and a warm tone that is worth diving into.

Talent: Lola Tung, Jackie Chung, Rachel Blanchard, Christopher Briney, Gavin Casalegno, Sean Kaufman

Survivor

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With over 40 seasons, Survivor is one of the oldest and longest-lasting reality shows in TV history. So, while starting a binge-watch of the CBS series may seem intimidating, Amazon makes it easy by having the first season and seasons 28–30 available for free for Prime members. See where it all began with the groundbreaking first season and join the passionate Survivor fanbase. And bonus: You don't have to eat rice exclusively while watching.

Talent: Jeff Probst

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Teen Wolf

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When this teen supernatural reboot was first announced, people laughed it off. A modern-day retelling of Michael J. Fox's 1985 campy movie? There was no way it was going to be anything less than a joke. Then MTV debuted Jeff Davis' series starring Tyler Posey and Dylan O'Brien, and everyone was proven wrong. Teen Wolf was dark, sexy, hilarious, and downright terrifying as it found new ways to give you nightmares all while making you root for the star-crossed relationships and best friendships at the center of it all. Plus, this is the show that gave us O'Brien's Void Stiles. If you don't understand what that means, start binge-watching this show—especially before Paramount+ releases Teen Wolf: The Movie in 2023. You'll thank us later.

Talent: Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Colton Haynes, Shelley Hennig, Arden Cho, Dylan Sprayberry, JR Bourne, Linden Ashby, Melissa Ponzio, Jeff Davis

Grade: B+ (Read the review)

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Them

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This Amazon Prime Video original anthology series is set in the '50s and will scare the living crap out of you. Horror fans, Them's for you! Executive-produced by Lena Waithe and created by Little Marvin, the limited series explores the terrors of Black trauma in America. Watch this one with the lights on.

Talent: Lena Waithe, Little Marvin, Deborah Ayorinde, Ashley Thomas, Melody Hurd, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Alison Pill

Upload

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'Upload' on Amazon Prime Video.
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This Amazon Prime original series comes from the brilliant, comedic mind of Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Rec), as he sets his hilarious sights on sci-fi. The comedy follows a young guy who, after his untimely death, gets his consciousness uploaded into a digital afterlife. But as he befriends his "angel" a.k.a. living human handler, he starts to question his life, death, and everything in between.

Talent: Greg Daniels, Robbie Amell, Andy Allo

Grade: N/A (read the review)

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Utopia

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Based on Dennis Kelly's 2013 U.K. series of the same name, this eight-episode Amazon original series follows a group of comic book nerds who come to believe a mysterious graphic novel may hold the key to saving the planet. Showrunner Gillian Flynn describes it as "Marathon Man meets The Goonies," and "a story about truth, spin, conspiracy, friendship, courage, and bunnies." Buckle up because this new conspiracy thriller is worth the ride.

Talent: John Cusack, Rainn Wilson, Sasha Lane, Dan Byrd, Ashleigh LaThrop, Jessica Rothe, Desmin Borges, Gillian Flynn

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The Wilds

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Think Lost combined with My So-Called Life with a splash of Lord of the Flies, but centered on teen girls and you've got this Prime Video original series The Wilds. The first season of this beautifully shot and tense drama is part survival drama, part dystopian slumber party, as The Wilds follows a group of teen girls from different backgrounds who must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a mysterious deserted island. As the castaways grapple with their new dire circumstances, they both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas they've all endured. But what they don't know is the biggest twist of all: These girls did not end up on this island by accident.

EW Grade: B+ (Read the review)

Talent: Amy B. Harris, Rachel Griffiths, Sarah Pidgeon, Shannon Berry, Sophia Ali

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With Love

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'Tis the season for romance, and this new Latinx rom-com delivers! With Love spans one full year as the Diaz siblings, Lily (Emeraude Toubia) and Jorge (Mark Indelicato), are on a mission to find love and purpose. The five episodes, each of which is set during a different holiday, follow Lily, Jorge, and the rest of the Diaz family, as they experience the highs and lows of life during some of the most heightened days of the year.

Talent: Emeraude Toubia, Mark Indelicato, Gloria Calderón Kellett, Rome Flynn, Desmond Chiam, Vincent Rodriguez III, Isis King, Todd Grinnell, Constance Marie, Benito Martinez

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World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji

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If you like Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Challenge, or really any competition reality series, then Amazon's fierce odyssey World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji, hosted by Bear Grylls, is worth a watch. The quick, 10-episode adventure series is executive produced by reality competition godfather Mark Burnett and follows the ultimate expedition race, in which 66 teams from 30 countries compete nonstop for 11 days across hundreds of miles of rugged terrain, with only a map and compass for navigation. The diverse competitors span all ages, races, sexualities, and fitness levels, and the event series will push them to their limits with activities like hiking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting. "At its core, World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji is about perseverance," according to the official series description.

Talent: Bear Grylls, Mark Burnett

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