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    Jun 4, 2018

    26 Of The Best TV Shows To Stream On Amazon Prime In June

    Including Parks and Recreation, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Veep, SpongeBob SquarePants, and more TV shows you'll want to binge-watch on Amazon Prime immediately.

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    1. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follows a 1950s Jewish housewife who decides to make a wild, unpopular decision to become a stand-up comic.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The jokes were quick and amusing during the entire show, but once she hits the stage, the laughs come faster and more often. I can't wait to see the rest of this funny, refreshing, and very enjoyable program." —Charles Zazzarino

    Watch here (episode one is free if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    2. Parks and Recreation features a star-studded cast including Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, and more who serve as public officials of a small Indiana town who often find themselves getting into mischief rather than actually helping their community.

    NBC

    Promising review: "I've been hearing a lot about this show, but I thought it was getting all the praise just because of overblown hype, (like most popular things in life). Not the case at all. This show is awesome! Too bad I got into it so late. If I had known it was this great, I would have watched it way sooner!" —Call me Monty...

    Watch here ($2.99/episode or $12.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    3. Sex and the City follows a writer (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her friends who have just about the most incredible taste in fashion in TV history (IMO!) and their special friendship and whirlwind romances in the Big Apple.

    Warner Bros.

    Promising review: "I have always been a Sex and the City fan. I originally watched it on HBO. I love New York and there are so many scenes and references throughout that make me so happy to visit. You have to love the girls and their amazing clothes and shoes. Although some things have changed in the world, I enjoy going back a decade to enjoy this slice of single girl friendship, their romances, and the amazing city they are set in." —Barbara Walsh

    Watch here ($1.99/episode or $14.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    4. SpongeBob SquarePants (in case you've been living under a rock like Patrick does) is a hilarious cartoon following a crazy Sponge, his best starfish pal, and other silly sea creatures in their under-the-sea adventures.

    Nickelodeon

    Promising review: "This show has been a part of my life since I was a 6-year-old, which is when it came out. I've grown up with it, watched others grow up with it, and now there's a new generation of kids growing up with it. I love every episode of every season I've seen thus far. It's impressive how they keep coming up with ideas. I'm out of college and still watch SpongeBob SquarePants. No shame!" —Amazon Customer

    Watch here ($2.99/episode or $19.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    5. Enlightened brings viewers on a journey with Amy (played by the fabulous Laura Dern) as she returns to the workforce following a breakdown that caused her to spend time at a holistic treatment rehab center.

    HBO

    Promising review: "I loved this entire season. I was taken in immediately by the honesty of the writing, the frailty of the characters, and a genuine look at what it's like to be human. I simply cannot believe HBO cancelled the show. Mike White and Laura Dern created something actually worth watching. I can't believe it was underestimated and now, the fans are left without tremendous writing, inspiration, and entertainment." —Tammi

    Watch here ($2.99/episode if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    6. Downton Abbey displays the lives of the Crawleys, an aristocratic family, along with their domestic servants during 1912–1926.

    PBS

    Promising review: "Wonderful series. I binge-watched from the first episode to the very last. It was interesting to see how people lived in a different place and time, and how the characters developed along the various story lines. Very well done. The garments were beautiful. All in all, I would highly recommend Downton Abbey to anyone interested in different historical periods." —Miss A

    Watch here ($2.99/episode or $9.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    7. The Good Wife features Julianna Margulies who plays, well, a ~good~ wife in charge of taking care of her family after her husband is put in jail for a sex and political corruption scandal.

    CBS

    Promising review: "I heard The Good Wife was a good program. Recently, I watched it for the first time. My husband is now looking for a 12-step program to return me to my prior life, a life where I did something other than watch three to five episodes on any given day. This show is addictive. Beware. So, again, think long and hard about whether you currently have a life, because this program will disrupt whatever life you have by pulling you away from your current life." —M. K. Baylie

    Watch here ($2.99/episode or $29.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    8. Transparent is a dramatic comedy where the Pfefferman family becomes a little too transparent with one another, sharing secrets from their past, while figuring out their future.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very eye opening. It gives a better understanding of what it is to be transgender. They are humans like everyone else and like everyone in this world that has a different set of DNA, they have the same problems and happiness like other humans and just need to be accepted and respected as the same. Love the stories of each of the characters — quirky and funny, yet serious." —Amazon Customer

    Watch here ($2.99 episode, and the first episode for free if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    9. Glee is the story of a high school glee club, filled with a diverse group of student outcasts who, IMO, do some really fucking awesome covers of greatest hits.

    Fox

    Promising review: "Put off watching this show because I didn't want to pay to view it. I thought it would be too cheesy or campy for my tastes, but I have become a Glee-holic. I've enjoyed every single episode, and have been binge-watching it for the past week. Can't get enough of Glee, and can't wait to see how the other seasons unfold. This definitely fulfills my need for music, dancing, and light-hearted television. Loved every minute of season one and am enjoying season two as I type." —LeAnne Williams

    Watch here ($2.99/episode or $19.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    10. Veep is, TBH, my personal dream-come-true with Julia Louis-Dreyfus playing the Vice President of the United States and her day-to-day business activities and drama.

    HBO

    Promising review: "Entertainment is very individual, so what I think is good, someone else might not, unlike a product. Having said that, this is the funniest, most creative, and well-acted sitcom since the days of Everybody Loves Raymond or Seinfeld! Every episode I've watched, so far, has made me laugh hard several times! If you are offended by adult language, then don't watch, otherwise, if you like to laugh, then this is as sure fire as I can suggest." —Dale R. Sandt

    Watch here ($2.99/episode or $19.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    11. The Comeback follows a former B-List actress (played by the ultra lovable Lisa Kudrow) who tries to return to the acting game by landing a role in an upcoming sitcom.

    HBO

    Promising reviews: "Lisa Kudrow is such a fantastic actress. While that makes this show almost painfully awkward to experience at times, it also is what makes it fantastic to watch. If you're looking for a complex plot, this isn't your show, but that's the whole point of it — showing how vapid and empty our 'reality' TV culture is." —ABG

    Watch here ($1.99/episode or $19.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    12. Sabrina: the Teenage Witch features Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina, a normal teenager who just also happens to be a witch who has a hard time controlling her powers that often get her in trouble.

    ABC

    Promising review: "I watched it when I was a little kid and I just started watching it again. Usually when watching shows you loved as a kid, you realize how much it sucked, however I still love this one to this day. I watch it while in the bath after a long, stressful day of work and it reminds me of my childhood when life was easy and stressless." —Tami R

    Watch here ($1.99/episode or $9.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    13. Catastrophe takes viewers on a hilarious journey with a couple who got pregnant from a one-week stand and are figuring out how to do this whole parenting/marriage thing together. Plus, what better way to remember the iconic and dearly missed Carrie Fisher than to re-watch this show over and over?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We love this show! Not only is it hilarious, but it touches on every aspect of dating, marriage, friendships, relationships, neighbors, children, etc. It's just about growing up and being adults and getting through the day. I adore each and every actor and their character." —Reviewer726

    Watch here (you can watch episode one for free if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    14. Doctor Who focuses on new "doctors" every few seasons who have the ability to travel back in time with the mission of changing the course of history. Beeteedubs, this is the re-make version of the British series from the '60s.

    BBC America

    Promising review: "This is my new favorite show to binge-watch with my husband! So glad we started watching this. It is usually very difficult to find something that we can both enjoy! We started from season one and plan to watch all of the seasons in order!" —WRPmom52716

    Watch here ($1.99/episode or $24.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    15. Blue Bloods is a wide-eyed drama about a multi-generational family of New York cops devoting their lives to the city's law enforcement.

    CBS

    Promising review: "I'm just starting on this show, but I'm hooked! I read the book about a year ago and couldn't bring myself to watch the show because I didn't want to believe that it could be as good as the book. I was wrong. In many ways you already know how an episode is going to end, but there are always little twists and turns with the Reagan family that are unexpected." —Greytdoghome

    Watch here ($2.99/episode or $9.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    16. Suits has a plot that'll draw you in immediately — a lawyer looking to hire an associate, said new associate is a genius, but also an unmotivated college dropout who is on the run from a problematic drug deal. You may have heard of one of the actresses in this show, Meghan Markle, REAL LIFE ROYALTY.

    USA

    Promising review: "Always something new and provocative. Kept me wanting to watch episode after episode. Story lines are great, characters are all unique and human. Plus Meghan Markle is straight up beautiful. Can't go wrong." —Sean Walgrave

    Watch here ($2.99/episode or $24.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    17. Psych is the crazy story of a sleuth turned police consultant who convinces the cops he can solve crimes with his psychic powers.

    USA

    Promising review: "This is the best darn series EVER! It’s the perfect mix of comedy and story. Dule Hill and James Roday play off of one another in perfect harmony and laughing out loud hysterics. The wit in this show is mind blowing." —Amazon Customer

    Watch here ($2.99/episode or $34.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    18. Worth It follows our very own Steven Lim, Andrew Ilnyckyj, and cameraman Adam Bianchi, as they try a variety of different foods at three tiered price points to figure out which one is truly worth it.

    BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I found this show enjoyable to watch. The banter between Andrew and Steven is hilarious. It's interesting to see the different places they go to and how crazy expensive the prices can be." —JPR

    Watch here (you can watch this for free without Prime, but with ads).

    19. Cheers is not only the name of the show, but the name of the bar the show is centered around...where everyone inside knows your name, and hilarity ensues.

    NBC

    Promising review: "There is a reason this show lasted for more than a decade and is widely considered to be one of the best sitcoms in TV history. It's because it is! There are episodes of Cheers that will have you holding your sides from laughter. Specifically, I'm thinking of any of the bar war episodes or the time Cliff sells everyone squeaky shoes. The sitcoms of today just aren't as good as this." —Obi Wan

    Watch here ($2.99/episode or $19.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    20. Frasier is a spin-off of Cheers, where Dr. Frasier Crane leaves Boston to move home to Seattle and work as a radio host.

    NBC

    Promising review: "Love every season of Frasier. It stands the test of time and is still just as great as it was when it first aired. David Hyde Pierce steals the show as Niles Crane, with his retorts to his pompous, know-it-all brother, Frasier." —Zella

    Watch here ($1.99/episode or $14.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    21. Six Feet Under shows us what happens in the lives of a pretty dysfunctional family who are in the funeral business. Idk, maybe it'll make you wanna explore a new career?!

    HBO

    Promising review: "I'll be brief — this is the best show I've ever seen on TV. It is what began the new era of quality television, and it still shines as brightly. It is simply transcendent. I have recommended it as THERAPY to several friends, and it has worked, as it has for me. Give yourself the heart space for it, and the brain space. Do this for your soul. It is a meditation on life in the most unexpected and profound ways." —Mila Baro

    Watch here ($1.99/episode or $14.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    22. Monk, Adrian Monk, is a former police detective who is beginning to fight crime again, but has to learn to also fight his own obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias.

    USA

    Promising review: Our entire family enjoys watching this show. Tony Shalhoub's portrayal of a genius afflicted with OCD and anxiety who still manages to solve baffling crimes is understated, yet entirely appropriate. The plots are clever, there are many genuinely laughable parts, and the characters are interesting. Sometimes it is a whodunnit, other times a Columbo-like display of Monk's detective powers, but it is always interesting and they usually give you enough clues to figure it out. A great show!" —G. Burnett

    Watch here ($2.99/episode or $24.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    23. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie brings the kiddos along for a fun journey with the adorable Mouse from the famous book, along with his friends, Moose, Pig, Cat, Dog, and his human friend, Oliver.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old and I have been reading these books since he was born and he loves them. When we discovered this today he was super happy, and when it ended asked for more! We'd love to see the rest of the books made into cartoons. I like that they kept the original story but expanded on it, and my son liked seeing all the other characters, (Moose, Pig, Cat, and Dog)." —Kris G.

    Watch here (episode one is free if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    24. The Americans follows married KGB spies who pretend to be everyday Americans in a Washington D.C. suburb after President Reagan was elected president.

    FX

    Promising review: "I'm not a big fan of spy vs. spy shows or movies, but the suspense, acting, and storylines of this show set in 1980's America hooked me. I think Keri Russell is a great actress, even though I will always think of her as Felicity. It's interesting how they tie real life events into the characters and show how they could be loyal to Russia even though they're living comfortable lives in the U.S." —D. Sepulveda

    Watch here ($2.99/episode or $9.99/season if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    25. Mozart in the Jungle is an Emmy award-winning series about a bold maestro who shakes up the New York Symphony, and also follows an oboist with big aspirations.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Fantastic series that really delivers — juicy and lots of fun. The season one finale offered a payoff when something so totally unexpected happened, something that was so side-splitting funny that I can barely stop laughing. Otherwise, I really respond to passion and the kind of obsession that drives creative people like dancers and musicians. This series is very revealing on that note, as well as developing a whole slew of interesting characters that sweep you along. Totally satisfying." —Amazon Customer

    Watch here (episode one is free if you don't have a Prime subscription).

    26. Fleabag introduces viewers to a woman who is stricken with grief following a recent tragedy and who rejects any and all advances from those who try to help her in this Prime-exclusive comedy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Phenomenal — fucking phenomenal. You expressed something I have felt forever. The loss of a friend and your culpability in that loss is something that is not often seen. Great first season following the main character, you instantly feel bonded to her and the insight is a great touch." —Allison

    Watch here (episode one is free if you don't have a Prime subscription).

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