Most of us can agree that Amazon as a company isn’t anything to write home about. On the flip side, the production media arm of the worldwide behemoth has increased its output year-over-year and is giving quality entertainment.
Unlike its streaming competitor Netflix, Prime Video seems to have taken the tack of quality over quantity. The series it holds are consistently critically acclaimed (i.e. The Boys, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and the films falling under the production umbrella are indie darlings (i.e. Small Axe series, One Night in Miami). We’re here to take a look at some of the under-the-radar series Prime Video has and who knows, you may find your next binge-worthy show.
Set in a far-off future, The Expanse follows the tense relationship between Earth, the Belt (outer planets), and Mars. Boasting stellar production quality and tense plot lines, the show has 5 seasons for viewers to fall all in with sci-fi all over again (4 seasons, 5th season currently playing).
A young girl is raised by her adoptive father in the forests of Scandinavia and becomes an expert markswoman, hunter, trapper and survivalist. Blessed with seemingly enhanced physiological qualities, Hanna attempts to discover the truth behind her mother’s murder and bring about her own sense of closure (2 seasons).
Based on author Tom Clancy’s spy series, John Krasinski stars as Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst turned operative. Season 1 focuses on a Middle East terror plot and season 2 a South American coup attempt. Also starring Wendell Pierce (2 seasons).
Before a person dies, they can choose to “upload,” a way of having permanent, non-corporeal consciousness in an afterlife of their own choosing. When Nathan Brown is in a car accident, he finds himself in Lakeview by Horizen. With eternity to figure himself out, he finds a friend and confidant in his angel, Nora. Sweet, poignant, and seriously hilarious, Upload is one of those special series that will have great word-of-mouth (1 season).
With nothing but time on our hands (seriously folks, stay safe and stay home), take a chance and catch up on something new from Amazon Prime Video. Any of the above will be sure to give you something to rewatch over and over again.
All of the above can be streamed for free with Amazon Prime Video.