The best shows on Amazon deliver powerful messages and gripping entertainment, leaving you captivated for hours on end. Distributed through the Prime service, Amazon’s original television programs have quickly catapulted to the top of American movie watching with a diverse field of characters and shows across all genres and formats. Our evaluation focused on originality, fun factor, awards and nomination count, reviews, and longevity.
After more than 10 hours of research and watching, our top pick goes to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. This comedy-drama series follows the life of Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1960’s New York housewife who accidentally becomes a stand-up comic after her husband cheats on her. Now in its 4th season, the show has racked up numerous awards, including a 2018 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and two Golden Globe awards. In total, it has won or has been nominated for a whopping 16 Emmy awards and 3 Golden Globes, making it one of the more successful runs in recent memory. Keep reading to learn more about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and six other shows guaranteed to leave your heart and mind in a tizzy.