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10 Best TV Series on Prime Video You Can Watch in One Weekend

Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service began in 2006 (originally named Amazon Unbox and later Amazon Instant Video on Demand), and has since grown to be one of the largest digital video streaming platforms in existence. Prime members get free or discounted access to a huge library of content that boasts thousands of movies and television series for fans of any genre to watch and enjoy. Per an article in The Hollywood Reporter, “Amazon has about 200 million Prime members worldwide who have access to Prime Video streaming.” So, how many of those shows are worth watching, especially if you’ve only got a weekend to do it in?

The majority of the population considers the time off from work, typically from Friday night to Sunday night, to be the definition of a weekend. Between that 6 p.m. Friday meal and that 6 a.m. Monday alarm clock, there are actually around 60 hours of time. And there are still at least 36 awake hours even if you only sleep for approximately 24 of those hours. That leaves plenty of time for enjoyment, rest, and — most importantly — recharging. However, given the opportunity to binge-watch some of the best television series currently streaming online, why would you choose to do anything else?



10 Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

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The fictitious characters in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (sometimes known only as Jack Ryan) are drawn from his book series and fictitious media world. After Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine from the film franchise, John Krasinski plays Jack Ryan in the television series, making him the fifth actor to do so.

The initial season depicts the CIA specialist when he is forcibly removed from the safety of his office worker position and sent into the field after learning that Suleiman, a budding Islamic fanatic, is responsible for a series of suspicious financial transactions. Before the third season’s premiere in May 2022, it was announced that the show would conclude after four seasons.

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9 Homecoming

Hong Chau in Homecoming
Prime Video

The television show Homecoming is based on the Gimlet Media podcast with an identical title. A two-season initial series order was given to the show. The second season departs from the podcast and introduces fresh characters and an innovative plot. Heidi Bergman was employed as a counselor at the Geist Group’s live-in Homecoming Transitional Support Center, which purportedly assisted troops in adjusting to civilian life. Bergman got a new job as a server four years later, but she finds it difficult to recall her experiences at Homecoming. However, not everything is as it appears.

8 The Tick

New The Tick Costume Revealed as Amazon Series Begins Shooting

For Prime Video, Ben Edlund developed The Tick, a web series based on his comic book character of the same name. Peter Serafinowicz plays The Tick, a superhero with near invulnerability who enters the city to fight crime and discover the enigmatic individual who controls the underworld. He ends up friends with Arthur (Griffin Newman), a shy and polite younger guy that becomes his sidekick. Sadly, Edlund said in June 2019 that he had failed to locate a new home for The Tick, bringing the show’s two-season run to its premature conclusion, per Entertainment Weekly.

7 Fleabag

fleabag and the hot priest
Prime Video

Based on her one-woman act, Phoebe Waller-Bridge developed and wrote the British comedy-drama television series Fleabag. The titular character, a rebellious yet irate and bewildered young lady in London, is played by Waller-Bridge herself alongside Sian Clifford and Olivia Colman, to name a few, and notably Andrew Scott as Hot Priest in the second season. In an original maneuver, the main character of the series regularly breaches the fourth wall in order to offer the viewer with exposition, inner narratives, and continuous commentary. Waller-Bridge won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series for the show, and Scott earned an award nomination.

6 The Expanse

still from The Expanse series finale
Prime Video

The Expanse is a science fiction television series that is based on the identically named James S. A. Corey novel series. The show takes a look at what happens to humanity when, in the far future, the Solar System colonizes it. The program focuses on Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), a member of the UN Security Council, law enforcement detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), the captain of the ship James Holden (Steven Strait), and the rest of the crew as they accidentally unravel and end up at the center of a conspiracy that threatens the precarious state of the Cold War era while dealing with existential questions caused by recently discovered alien technology.

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5 Mr. Robot

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Elliot Alderson, an engineer in cybersecurity and hacker with a history of social anxiety disorder, severe depression, and dissociative identity disorder (DID), is portrayed by Rami Malek in the television series Mr. Robot. Elliot is persuaded to join the computer hacking collective known as fsociety by a man who calls himself “Mr. Robot” (Christian Slater). By encoding the financial details of E Corp, the biggest corporation in the entire world, the organization hopes to erase any financial debt data. Numerous awards were given to the program, including two Golden Globes, three Primetime Emmys, and a Peabody award, making it worth a watch.

4 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) is the creator of the historical comedy and drama television series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The show is set in the period between the years 1950 and 1960. In a fresh take on the societal obligations of women of that time period, Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a New York homemaker, learns she possesses a talent for performing stand-up comedy and decides to try for a professional career in the industry. Broadly praised by critics, the show has a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which calls it “an upbeat addition to Amazon’s original offerings, propelled by a playful yet poignant performance by Rachel Brosnahan.”

3 The Boys

The Boys
Amazon Studios

The Boys, a superhero-themed television series from creator, Eric Kripke (Supernatural), is based on the same-named comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The show centers on a group of vigilantes that fight against those who misuse their superpowers. The group includes actors, Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, and Nathan Mitchell.

The Boys features political satire and is often seen as a critique of far-right and conservative politics; this has generated a bit of controversy. Despite this, The Boys received 68 nominations for various accolades, including 6 Primetime Emmy Awards, and won 13 of those awards nominations.

2 Good Omens

David Tennant & Michael Sheen in Good Omens
Prime Video

Based on the same-titled 1990 novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens is a British fantasy comedy series that Neil Gaiman developed and wrote. Michael Sheen and David Tennant head a vast collective cast which additionally includes Adria Arjona, Miranda Richardson, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Nick Offerman, Brian Cox, Mireille Enos, Jon Hamm, and Frances McDormand (the voice of God, who narrates the series).

From the perspective of the angel Aziraphale (Sheen) and the demon Crowley (Tennant), an unlikely pair of hesitant partners, the series chronicles numerous individuals as they attempt to either promote or avert an impending Armageddon. The show also incorporates many Christian themes and personalities. Despite the fact that the initial season of the program was intended to be a limited series and was advertised as such, it was picked up for an additional season in June 2021.

1 The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Amazon Studios

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, a television series based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and its appendices, covers the main occasions of Middle-earth’s Second Age and is set thousands of years before The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. According to Forbes, Amazon made a five-season filming pledge for The Lord of the Rings, costing at least $1 billion USD when it purchased television broadcast rights from the Tolkien Estate in November 2017.

The creation of the Rings of Power, the ascent of the Dark Lord Sauron, the collapse of the island realm of Nmenor, and the final union between Elves and Men will all be completely covered in the series. The first two episodes of The Rings of Power were made accessible on Prime Video, and according to an announcement made via Amazon, 25 million people viewed them on the first day. This suggests that fantasy fans should definitely watch this series.

This story originally appeared on Movieweb

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