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Best Amazon Prime TV Shows Of 2021

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2022
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Are you looking for the best Amazon Prime shows? On Amazon Prime Video, you can enjoy new content every week, but it can be a little overwhelming to choose something, given the choices available on the streamer.

The latest entry on our top list of Amazon Prime shows is How I Met Your Mother. Yes, we're not over that final season, but its earlier seasons have given us some stellar sitcom moments.

If you would rather not travel down memory lane, there are other series you can choose from. You can watch the animated adult TV show Invincible if you want to feel like a superhero, or a survival drama, The Wilds, which has just entered production for Season 2.

Whatever you want to watch, below you will find our list of the 20 best Amazon Prime shows for 2022. From comedy to action and supernatural horror to drama, you'll find something to suit your genre tastes. These are our top-rated choices.

Frank Of Ireland

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

Brian Gleeson plays the titular Frank, a 32-year-old misanthrope who believes the world owes him much more than he has been given so far. Recently single, living at home with his mother and unable to find his calling, Frank's journey back to a life of self-esteem is full of hilarious traps.

It's of great help to him to have a faithful friend Doofus (Domhnall Gleeson), to pick up the pieces. When the Gleeson brothers share time on screen, Frank of Ireland shines.

As you would expect, their chemistry is natural and helps move some of the bulkier moments in the TV show. It's a lightweight watch that fosters an abundance of Irish charm. Many gags keep it afloat where other similar comedies could sink like the waves of the Irish Sea.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 1

Invincible

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

Amazon's animated adaptation of Robert Kirkman's superhero comic series is not for those with a weak heart. Sure, it may not be a live production like The Boys, but Invincible is full of blood, violence, and adult content.

Invincible tells the story of Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), a seemingly ordinary teenager - except that his father Nolan (J.K. Simmons) is the world's most powerful superhero. Shortly after his 17th birthday, Mark develops his abilities and begins training under his father's tutelage. Not long after, Mark realizes that his father's inheritance is not what it seems.

For a start, be aware that the show develops slowly. Well, except for a specific scene in episode 1 that shocked viewers who hadn't read comics before. His subversion of superhero tropes, emotional rhythms, and cast will hold your attention until things start to pick up from episode 4 - by that point, you should be completely hooked.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 1

The Wilds

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

The Wilds is Amazon's latest well-received production and relies heavily on some of the biggest franchises and stand-alone pop culture stories. Castaway, the Lord of the Flies, the Lost are a source of inspiration for The Wilds, who see a group of eight teenage girls forced to survive on a desert island after their plane crashes.

There are many turns along the way. The bunch of cliffhangers of the first season means that there will be a lot of research in the future. The second season is coming soon. Hopefully, it won't take long to find out what truly is going on.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 1

Small Axe

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The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

Breaking the boundaries between film and TV, Small Axe is a series of feature-length stories focused on the people of West India living in London from the 60s to the 80s.

Directed by Steve McQueen, Letitia Wright, starring as the so-called Mangrove 9, faces a trial following the harassment of a black-owned restaurant by racist cops. The other involved is John Boyega, who trained to be the first black cop in London's MET. None of them, especially Lovers Rock, should be missed.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 1

How I Met Your Mother

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

It may have ended controversially (at least for fans), but How I Met Your Mother is still one of the best sitcoms.

As the title suggests, the series is about how Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) met the mother of his children. Yes, Ted draws the story over nine seasons. But it's all hilarious episodic events on the way to that eventual discovery that makes HIMYM such a good comedy show.

Thanks to iconic characters like Barney Stinson (played by Neil Patrick Harris), the series resembles the iconic show Friends. It took a little longer, and that last season was a bit confusing, but earlier episodes provided plenty of memorable moments in the sitcom.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 9

Homecoming

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

Based on the podcast of the same name, Julia Roberts is starring in the first season of this thriller, which is quietly one of the best Amazon Prime shows. Housed in a mysterious institution called Homecoming, where soldiers receive therapy, this show lacks massive twists.

Still, it features an abundance of deep character development between therapist Heidi Bergman (Roberts) and patient Walter Cruz (Stephan James). Homecoming is a work of Sam Esmail, the creator of Mr. Robot, and is similarly modern and unpredictable.

A second, shorter season, starring Janelle Monáe, is now available. Each episode is only 30 minutes long, which means you could easily watch the whole thing in one weekend.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 2

Tales From The Loop

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

The Nazis plan to return to power while living secretly in America in the 1970s, as one group tries to hunt them down and stop them. This new show, starring Al Pacino, will remind you a bit of the Inglourious Basterds, but at the same time, it is a very severe and gloomy work.

That tonal variation is part of why the show works - with Jordan Peele among the executive producers, Hunters is unlike anything else right now, even if some of his creative decisions have proved controversial.

It's worth watching even just because of the novelty of watching Pacino's star on a TV show, but there's a lot more going on in this big-budget action show.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 1

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The Expanse

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

If you're a fan of full-length science fiction, Amazon has kicked out this ambitious space drama, giving it a well-deserved fourth season of dense, political, and twisty storytelling. This adaptation of James SA Corey's books should be the next thing you'd watch if you enjoyed the relaunch of Battlestar Galactica and wanted the studios to make more sci-fi shows exploring sublime themes.

Season 6 has just begun airing, and the show now lives exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 6

The Boys

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

The Boys are based on a simple premise: what if superheroes suck? Like, suck? What if they were selfish, corrupt, and, well, unheroic? That is the essence of the Boys. Amazon's excessive series does so with visual moves and a bit of humor. The first season showed promise, and the second fulfilled it.

Season 3 for the boys finished filming in September 2021 and could be even better.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 2

Truth Seekers

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

Iconic comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost marked a return to TV in this supernatural comedy show. Inspired by The X-Files, Truth Seekers plays Frost as Gus, an internet installation expert and part-time paranormal investigator involved in a mystery that could decide the world's fate.

There is a lot of the most prominent British humor on display, but Truth Seekers also come up with many heartfelt moments. If you're a fan of the couple's previous work, Truth Seekers should be on your watch list.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 1

Americans

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

It took time for Americans to gain the respect they deserved in the awards ceremony, but critics have consistently called it one of the best dramas on the air. The show is a fantastic thriller from the crime period that follows the exploits of several KGB agents posing as American citizens at the time Ronald Reagan became president.

It can occasionally switch between funny and sublime, but you wouldn't expect anything more from a show where the lead stars have double lives. The 80s setting is also fantastic, although there aren't enough checked suits to our liking.

The last, sixth season of Americans is now free with Amazon Prime Video.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 6

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Mr. Robot

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

Mr. Robot is the Tor Fighters Club, which lifts the lid on a world where the Linux kernel you use is not just an honor but a way of life. Rami Malek plays Elliot, a network engineer, in his day-to-day work, while outside of that, he tries to bring down one of the world's largest companies as part of a hacker collective.

It is a modern and ambitious show with such big twists and turns that they are constantly reshaping the show's assumptions. Although the fourth and final season aired on the US network, you can catch the first three on Amazon Prime now in the US.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 3

Vikings

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

If you are interested in Nordic mythology, then the name Ragnar Lothbrok will mean a lot to you. He was a king and a powerful ruler who terrorized the English and the French.

Vikings is a series that follows his events based in the Nordics with enough charm and scope to take on the Game of Thrones in the roles of swords and sandals. Yes, it takes a series of liberties with the original material. Still, the acting is classy, ​​as is the cinematography in this historical scale deserved in the sixth season.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 6

Good Omens

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

Good Omens came out of nowhere and wiped us off our feet. Based on a book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens is an addictive, fun, and heartfelt story of good and evil, friendship, demons, angels, and a witch looking to the future. It also doesn't hurt that he's pretty British (in a good way) and has an acting team.

The series can be soaked up for a weekend if you can't wait all night for the last few episodes. For bibliophiles out there, the TV series brings a few fresh characters and twists to the story, but it's also faithful enough to the book to give a real treat to those who have been fans for almost thirty years.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 1

The Man In The High Castle

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

The Man in the High Castle was one of Amazon's first major productions and is still a loyal follower despite the series ending in November 2019. It still has a high approval rating on sites like Rotten Tomatoes, indicating it's still worth a look if you haven't seen it yet.

Located in 1962, The Man in the High Castle raises the question - what if Germany and Japan won World War II and the duo divided the United States into two different states? Of course, not everything is as it seems in this dystopian parallel universe, so you will find a show full of shocks and surprises if you want to catch up with one of the best Amazon franchises ever.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 4

Downton Abbey

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021
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Oprah's explosive interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was undoubtedly dramatic and shed light on the British royal family that could have repercussions in the months and years to come. If you're after some more spicy British drama, you might be interested in watching Downton Abbey.

Set between 1912 and 1926, this award-winning historical drama was about a city on both sides of the Atlantic between 2010 and 2015. If you missed it for the first time, now seems to be the perfect time to dip your toes into the social hierarchy of the UK. A film - released in 2019 - also connects the whole show if that's interesting after you finish the series.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 6

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

The latest series by Gilmore Girls creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, is about 50s housewife Miriam Maisel. After her husband admits to having an affair, Midge gets drunk on stage at a comedy club and discovers that she is highly hilarious.

At a time when women are not encouraged to be publicly ridiculous, Midge is pursuing his newly discovered comedic talent in a world of stand-up comedy dominated by men.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 3

Fleabag

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has created two of the best TV shows of the modern age in the film Killing Eve and Fleabag. The latter is her comedic drama in the lead role, adapted from a stage play, and is a funny but sometimes painful portrait of a damaged person trying to keep her together. The supporting cast, which includes "Hot Priest" Andrew Scott in Season 2, is helping to create this one of the best shows. With six half-hour episodes per season, you could finish it in just a few days.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 2

The Grand Tour

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

We'll probably see a few seasons of the Grand Tour, which isn't surprisingly similar to Top Gear, given the host's trivia. Amazon has done a great thing about signing Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.

If you enjoy watching middle-aged men burn a tire in the middle of the desert, like the scene from Mad Max: Fury Road, then this is for you. The fourth season of feature films began in December 2019, starting with The Grand Tour Presents… Seamen. Elegant things.

When is the next episode of The Big Tour? Expect it soon.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 4

All Or Nothing

The Best Amazon Prime Shows: 20 Fantastic Tv Series Worth Watching In 2021

Anyone who wants something to fill their hole for Friday Nights Lights must look no further. This documentary is a great look at how exhausting the American football season is. It gives the viewer unprecedented access to coaches, staff, and, most importantly, players, and it's a fantastic watch. Connecting the whole thing is also a great story by Jon Hamm from Mad Men.

You don't like American sports? You can watch the entire season of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur play in the Premier League or watch the infamous New Zealand All Blacks smash it on the rugby field. Whatever your sport, all or nothing got you covered.

The Amazon Prime shows Seasons: 10