What are the best Amazon Prime original series?

Amazon Prime boasts a lot of good TV shows, and recently it has been following Netflix's lead on churning out original programs aside from its catalog of licensed content. Here's a list of the best Amazon Prime original series, and if you're partial towards a certain show, by all means, add it!

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    #1The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an Amazon Prime Original Series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino in 2017 Starring Rachel Brosnahan. Set in the 1950s, a housewife decides to become a stand-up comic.

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    Jessica Harper
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "It's been a while since I enjoyed a show this much. This Amazon Prime Original series at its finest. They really outdid themselves this time. Rachel Brosnahan portrays the character so well and deserves a lot of praise."
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    #2Patriot

    Patriot

    Patriot is an Amazon Prime Original series created by Steven Conrad. It stars Michael Dorman in a story about an intelligence officer named John Tavner tasked with trying to prevent Iran from going nuclear.

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    Russell Day
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "Amazon Prime Original series has been on a roll lately and this show continues their trend of producing some really amazing shows. I'm getting some Jason Bourne and Breaking Bad vibes from it and I like it a lot."
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    #3Bosch

    Bosch

    Bosch is a police procedural Amazon Prime Original series created by Michael Connelly. A homicide detective works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer.

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    Chen Cui
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "Glad I discovered this show as it's really amazing. The story is well-written and the cast is great. A dark and gritty how about a cop who will do whatever it takes to get the job done. One of the best Amazon Prime Original series that I have watched so far."

DID YOU KNOW?

Amazon, the e-commerce giant started in a garage in Bellvue, Washington? It started in 1994 with funding from Nick Hanauer followed by Tom Alburg. The company went public in 1997 with an IPO that was targeting $18. By end of the day though, the share price was at $24 resulting in a $54 million in funds. The same year, Amazon also added movies and music to its offerings. By 2009, the company had fulfillment centers in 12 states and 8 countries. The company has reportedly made $6.7 billion in the 4th quarter of 2008. Its headquarters are in Seattle, Washington now. It also employs more than 21, 000 employees worldwide.

Today, the company's reach and popularity span the entire globe. Amazon is the preferred e-commerce site for most buyers but it does not stop there. Amazon Alexa is a thing and it's quite robust and even rivals the likes of Siri and Google Assistant. The company has also been building up a strong online streaming service over the years. This is in the form of Amazon Prime Video. Today, it has become one of the most popular and most used streaming sites on the web. It has also been making Amazon Prime Original series the past few years. This has proven to be the right move for the service and has resulted in increased popularity and users.

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    #4Red Oaks

    Red Oaks

    Red Oaks is a coming-of-age comedy TV series created by Gregory Jacobs and Joe Gangemi that aired as an Amazon Prime Original. Set in the 80s, a college student enjoys one last hurrah before summer comes to an end.

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    Bobby Simmons
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "Having lived through the 80s, this show invokes a certain sense of nostalgia to those of days of anxiety and uncertainty. Moments that I mostly laugh about now. The story is written well and humor is used just right. A nice change of pace from the more serious amazon prime original series that I've seen lately."
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    #5Good Omens

    Good Omens

    Good Omens is an Amazon Prime Original miniseries based on a novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.

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    Jonathan May
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "There's not much to say about this Amazon Prime Orignal series apart from that it's a masterpiece. Gaiman and Pratchett's novel has been perfectly translation into a proper show with an amazing cast. It's so absurd, it's brilliant."
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    #6Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete is a crime drama television series created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston in 2015 starring Giovanni Ribisi, and Shane McRae. It follows the story of a con man named Marius who adopts the identity of his cellmate Pete Murphy. 

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    Andy Wen
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "I was sold having read the plot alone and the watching it was even better. It starts a little slow but it builds up quite nicely. Just watch it. You won't regret it."
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    #7Transparent

    Transparent

    Transparent is a comedy-drama TV show that started airing in 2014. The show is created by Jill Soloway and stars Jeffrey Tambor & Amy Landecker. The story revolves around a family man named Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) coming out as a transwoman. 

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    Sandra Reed
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "It's just an okay show and you do a lot worse than this. The premise interesting enough that tries to explore a sensitive but the story writing is not that great."
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    #8One Mississippi

    One Mississippi

    One Mississippi is a comedy television series created by and starring Tig Notaro (with Diablo Cody) that aired from 2015 to 2017 on Amazon Video. It follows the story of Tig Bavaro (Notaro) who returns to his hometown in Bay St. Lucille, Mississippi. 

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    Zhang Li
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "This is a hidden gem of a show that takes you on a wild rollercoaster ride of emotions and a take on life's many aspects such as death, family, and friendship that only Tig Notaro could provide."

Summary

Best What are the best Amazon Prime original series
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselTV Shows 19 Paid
2PatriotTV Shows 14 Paid
3BoschTV Shows 6 Paid
4Red OaksTV Shows 3 Paid
5Good OmensTV Shows 3 Paid
6Sneaky PeteTV Shows 2 Paid
7TransparentTV Shows 1 Paid
8One MississippiTV Shows 1 Paid
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