45 Shows You Can Watch On Amazon Prime But Not Netflix
From classics like The Sopranos and The Wire to newer hits like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Humans (and everything in between), Prime Video has got you covered.
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1. Bosch — a Prime Original series that centers around LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch and his quest to seek justice, no matter what forces are against him.
2. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel — the tale of Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a Jewish housewife living on the Upper West Side in the 1950s, who discovers her talent for stand-up comedy under the most unfortunate of circumstances.
3. Suits — a legal drama about an unconventional duo who work together to serve justice: Harvey Specter, a hotshot Manhattan corporate lawyer, and Mike Ross, a brilliant college dropout with an eidetic memory who doesn't actually have a law degree — but they're keeping that a secret.
4. Fleabag — a British dramedy about a young woman trying to overcome trauma and deal with day-to-day life in London. It's both funny and sad (and often NSFW).
5. Sneaky Pete — a show centered around a con man who assumes the identity of his cellmate Pete, in order to escape from a vicious gangster. He "reunites" with Pete's estranged family... but they're not simple folk either.
6. Grimm — a fantasy police drama revolving around Nick Burkhardt, a Portland homicide detective who discovers he's descended from a line of ancient guardians who slay evil mythological creatures.
7. The Wire — a critically acclaimed detective drama (written by author and former police reporter David Simon) set in the city of Baltimore and focusing on a different theme each season.
8. The Good Wife — a drama starring Emmy Award-winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who resumes a legal career after her husband goes to jail over a very public sex and political corruption scandal.
9. The Sopranos — the iconic HBO crime drama about Tony Soprano, a mob boss who struggles to balance two families — his own and the mafia. It's widely regarded as one of the greatest TV series of all time.
10. Deadwood — a gritty period drama set in 1870s South Dakota, where a gold rush leads a group of misfits to form a lawless mining settlement.
11. Mad Dogs — an island-vacation-gone-wrong dark comedy/thriller (set in beautiful Belize) featuring a dysfunctional group of male friends who get themselves into a lot of trouble. Like The Hangover, but more intense.
12. Boardwalk Empire — a show set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition era as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson rises to prominence as the city's corrupt treasurer and most powerful political figure.
13. The Grand Tour — a British motoring series produced and hosted by the same team formerly behind BBC's hit show Top Gear. Watch if you like not-too-cheesy friendship, exotic locations, and supercars.
14. Vikings — a show following the story of Ragnar Lothbrok, a farmer who rises to fame by leading successful raids into England and eventually becomes a Scandinavian king.
15. Goliath — a Prime Original series about washed-up (but brilliant) lawyer Billy McBride going up against the massive law firm he helped to create. He's getting his life back on track... while uncovering a deadly conspiracy.
16. Sex and the City — the HBO-classic about a group of four 30-something friends navigating relationships in New York City. Cosmopolitans and Manolo Blahniks make recurring appearances.
17. The Man In the High Castle — a show exploring a dystopian world in which the Allied Powers lost WWII, and Japan and Germany rule the U.S.
18. Downton Abbey — an award-winning historical period drama (set in Britain between 1912 and 1926) about the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants.
19. Orphan Black — a sci-fi thriller about an orphan named Sarah who assumes the identity of a woman who looks exactly like her after witnessing the woman's suicide. Turns out, they're both clones and they're not the only the ones.
20. True Blood — an HBO series that takes place in a world where synthetic blood has allowed vampires to come out of the shadow. As vampires and humans struggle to co-exist peacefully, telepathic waitress Sookie falls in love with a 173-year-old vampire.
21. The Tick — an adaptation of the comic book of the same name. It's not your average superhero show — it's a clever parody that you'll 100% enjoy watching.
22. Mr. Robot — a psychological thriller following Elliot Alderson, a cyber-security engineer by day and hacker by night. He gets recruited by an anarchist to help destroy the largest corporation in the world — which happens to be the same firm that he's paid to protect.
23. Justified — a western centering around Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, who's basically an Old West cowboy living in modern times. He enforces his own brand of justice to criminals who cross his path.
24. 24 — a show in which counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer must solve a crisis in 24 hours. Each 24-episode season revolves around one crisis and each hour is a separate episode.
25. House — a popular medical drama centering around Dr. Gregory House, a grumpy medical genius whose unconventional thinking and natural instincts help him diagnose difficult cases but puts him at odds with his colleagues and boss.
26. Teen Wolf — a series revolving around teenager Scott McCall, who gets bitten by a werewolf and transforms overnight from awkward sophomore to lacrosse team star. Unfortunately, his newfound abilities also mean werewolf hunters are after him.
27. Six Feet Under — a show about a family in the funeral business. It's your typical dysfunctional family drama — plus lots and lots of focus on death, physically and philosophically. Dark souls rejoice.
28. The Americans — a period drama set during the Cold War, follows Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple living in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
29. The Newsroom — a series created by Aaron Sorkin, it chronicles the daily work of news anchor Will McAvoy and his talented team of producers and reporters who just want to put on a good and informative news program. But that's easier said than done.
30. Rome — an epic historical drama portraying the formation of the Roman Empire. It traces the lives of the rich and the powerful, such as Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, but also gives focus to the fates of two common men.
31. Hannibal — a horror thriller series about Dr. Hannibal Lector (pre-Silence of the Lambs) when he was still a forensic psychiatrist employed by the FBI and working with special investigator Will Graham. Of course, we all know how this story ends.
32. Mozart in the Jungle — a show that gives us a glimpse behind the curtains at the New York Symphony. It's a blend of love, ambition, and classical music — a highly addictive combo.
33. Doctor Who — a reboot of a cult favorite sci-fi show. It centers around a Time Lord called "the Doctor," an extraterrestrial being who time travels to save the world.
34. Chuck — an action-comedy about a computer-whiz-next-door who accidentally becomes a spy after receiving an encoded e-mail from the CIA. Suddenly, his mundane life (working at electronics chain store Buy More) is turned upside down.
35. Veep — a comedy that takes place in a world in which Julia Louis-Dreyfus (or rather, her character Selina Meyer) is Vice President. Politics is a tough game, but Meyer and her team try their best to create a legacy despite the hurdles.
36. Under The Dome — a sci-fi mystery drama in which a transparent and impenetrable dome inexplicably covers the small town of Chester's Mill, cutting off the residents from the rest of world.
37. Eureka — a quirky sci-fi show about a small town that is home to all the scientific geniuses in the country. Sometimes, bizarre creations emerge that threaten the safety of the entire world, and it's up to Sheriff Carter (a non-genius with common sense) to save the day.
38. The Night Manager — a show featuring Tom Hiddleston as ex-British soldier Jonathan Pine, who gets recruited by MI6 to infiltrate the inner circle of Richard Roper, a businessman and arms dealer.
39. One Missippi — a semi-autobiographical dark comedy created by and starring comedian Tig Notaro. In the show, Tig is a radio show host diagnosed with breast cancer who returns home to Mississippi after her mother's sudden death.
40. Grantchester — a detective drama set in a quaint English village in the 1950s. Sidney Chambers is a charming vicar who teams up with no-nonsense police inspector Geordie Keating to solve murders.
41. Humans — a series exploring an alternate reality in which 'synths' (human-like robotic servants) are common in households. Gradually, the robots gain sentience, but the rest of the world is not ready to accept them.
42. Psych — a detective dramedy (more comedy than drama) in which Shawn Spencer, a smart and eccentric sleuth with an eidetic memory, helps the Santa Barbara Police Department solve crimes under the guise of being a psychic.
43. Treme — a drama set in post-Katrina New Orleans. It follows the lives of local residents as they grapple with the aftermath of the natural disaster and rebuild their lives.
44. The Expanse — a series set 200 years in the future, when humanity has colonized the Solar System. Earth, Mars, and the asteroid belt (each with unique inhabitants) are at the brink of war. Meanwhile, a girl is missing in space and the search for her uncovers a horrible secret.
45. Bones — a long-running series following forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (an extremely intelligent but socially inept scientist) and special agent Seeley Booth as they team up to solve FBI cases by examining human remains.
Buckle down, it's time for a major binge-watch sesh.
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