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The Best Amazon Original Series 

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What are the best original series on Amazon? Amazon has become a major player in the original content game recently, creating unique one-hour and half-hour shows, as well as children's programming. Not only have Amazon original shows started cultural conversations, they've won Golden Globes and earned Emmy nominations. As the library of these shows on Amazon Instant Video grows, you're going to need a list to keep track of them all.

Creatively, Amazon originals take risks. From Transparent's progressive family comedy and drama to Bosch's deeper, darker police procedural, these series put fresh spins on TV tropes. Original Amazon shows have proven equal of any other television out there, and some of these original Amazon Prime shows are even better than much of what's out on network and cable TV today! Other must watch Amazon original series include Mozart in the Jungle, The Man in the High Castle, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and Sneaky Pete. Finally, you also might want to check out the highly-anticipated Jack Ryan, the American anthology The Romanoffs, and Homecoming—starring Julia Roberts.

So take a look at our list of original shows on Amazon Prime. Vote up your favorites, vote down the ones that aren't up to snuff, and if you've seen them all, rerank to create your own Amazon original series list!

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Rachel Brosnahan as a housewife in the 1950s who ...more

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John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Mena Massoud
Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, based on the character created by Tom Clancy. When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John ...more

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Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more

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Bosch
Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino
Bosch is an American police procedural web television series created by Michael Connelly. An LAPD homicide detective (Titus Welliver) works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while ...more

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Sneaky Pete
Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae
Sneaky Pete is an American crime drama series created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston. The series follows a released convict who adopts the identity of his cell mate in order to avoid his past ...more

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Goliath
Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby
Goliath (formerly known as Trial) is a 2016 legal drama web television series by Amazon Studios. Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton), a formerly brilliant and personable lawyer, left his ...more

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Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Amazon Original Series
David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Anna Maxwell Martin
Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. After being accustomed to life on Earth, the demon Crowley (David Tennant) ...more
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The Boys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Amazon Original Series
Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty
The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick ...more

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May
The Grand Tour is a British motoring television series for Amazon Video presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May and produced by Andy Wilman. The four agreed to produce the ...more

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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Amazon Original Series
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman
Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name. The story follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Esme ...more

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The Tick
Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry
The Tick (Amazon, 2016) is an American television series based on the character The Tick from the comic book of the same name. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an ...more

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Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Waj Ali
Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham. As a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a ...more

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Lola Kirke, Gael García Bernal, Saffron Burrows
Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Video, 2014) is a web television series developed by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Alex Timbers. It was inspired by Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and ...more

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Ted Bundy: Falling for a... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Amazon Original Series
Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer (Amazon, 2020) is an American documentary series produced by Trish Wood, Pam McNair, Michael Kot, and Betty Orr. After years of silence, Ted Bundy’s long-term ...more

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#4 of 16 The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020 #66 of 114 The Best Documentary Series & TV Shows #37 of 39 The Best Documentary Miniseries

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Julia Roberts, Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale
Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by Sam Esmail, based on the podcast. Years later after she left her job as a caseworker at a facility ...more

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#56 of 127 The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows #241 of 259 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time #18 of 31 The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018

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A Very English Scandal
Hugh Grant , Ben Whishaw , Alex Jennings
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The Widow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Amazon Original Series
Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston, Babs Olusanmokun
The Widow (ITV/Amazon Video, 2019) is a joint American and UK thriller television series. Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) is lead to the Congo on her search to uncover the mysterious ...more
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Michael Dorman, Terry O'Quinn, Kurtwood Smith
Patriot (Amazon, 2017) is an American comedy-drama series. To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner (Michael Dorman) must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous ...more

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#705 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #74 of 92 The Best Dramedy TV Series

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Craig Roberts, Jennifer Grey, Richard Kind
Red Oaks (Amazon Video, 2015) is a comedy web television series created by Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs. David (Craig Roberts), a college student, begins working at a New Jersey country club ...more

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The ABC Murders is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Amazon Original Series
John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot, with Rupert Grint, Andrew Buchan
The ABC Murders (BBC One, 2018) is a British television serial based on Agatha Christie's novel of the same name. Hercule Poirot (John Malkovich), receives a mysterious letter, signed ...more
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John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy
Alpha House is an American political satire television series produced by Amazon Studios. The show stars John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos as four Republican U.S. ...more

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Timothy Spall, Anthony Boyle, Tuppence Middleton
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American science fiction television anthology series developed by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Dinner. Based on the works of ...more

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Robert Patrick, Holland Roden, Colm Feore
Lore (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series developed by Aaron Mahnke, who created the Lore podcast. The show combines documentary footage and cinematic scenes to ...more
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Tin Star is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Amazon Original Series
Tim Roth, Genevieve O'Reilly, Abigail Lawrie
Tin Star (Amazon Video, 2017) is a British-Canadian drama series created by Rowan Joffe. A seemingly gentle new police chief (Tim Roth) calls upon his violent, alcoholic alter-ego when his ...more
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Absentia
Stana Katic, Patrick Heusinger, Cara Theobold