With more than 800 series in its catalog, the Amazon Prime Video streaming service offers a nice choice… In which it is however easy to get lost. Digital comes to your aid, and has selected for you the ten best series to watch currently on the platform.
This article is updated regularly with the best of the streaming service, as well as our pick of the month. In January, our favorite series is The Last of Us.
What are the best shows to watch on Amazon Prime Video?
The Last of Us
20 years after the destruction of modern civilization, Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to help 14-year-old Ellie escape from an oppressive quarantine zone. What was supposed to be a small job will quickly become a harrowing journey across the United States, where they will have to rely on each other to survive.
Adapted from the video game released in 2013 on Playstation 3, The Last of Us is signed in particular by Craig Mazin, author of the sublime series Chernobyl. We find there his talent to give a human dimension to horrible events. Featuring a five-star cast (Pedro Pascal, Nick Offerman, Bella Ramsey, Melanie Lynskey…), The Last of Us transcends its source material and expands the horizons of its universe to amaze, thrill and captivate every moment. A brilliant new HBO series that will delight both fans and those who have never picked up a controller.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
During a time of relative peace in Middle-earth, the inhabitants will have to contend with the reappearance of evil, from the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of Lindon to the incredible island kingdom of Númenor and the far reaches of the map. .
The most anticipated series of 2022, it inevitably disappointed. But The Rings of Power remains a promising series, visually stunning, and with sublime sets and costumes. If the writing is not always convincing, the cast and the characters are successful and endearing, and the series has a rare breadth and breath. A great entertaining show, the best of which is undoubtedly yet to come.
The daily life of office workers at a paper sales company, Dunder Mifflin, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
In nine seasons and 201 episodes, The Office established itself as the series of its generation, and as one of the most successful comedy programs on television. Fine writing, making fun of our little human failings, cult scenes and a gallery of touching and memorable characters: The Office will also be able to pick you up with great moments of emotion. In short, a cult and regressive series as we like them.
The series takes us through the mind of an angry, tongue-in-cheek, grief-stricken, worry-ridden and sexually unstable woman who throws herself headlong into modern London life.
Undoubtedly one of the tastiest recent British comedies, Fleabag overflows with a “so British” humor. Created and starring the brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the series has a uniquely transgressive identity, and deals with serious topics, such as depression, love addiction and socializing. A touching and brilliant series, and composed of only two short seasons, which will certainly touch you.
When superheroes abuse their superpowers instead of using them for good, the Boys embark on a heroic quest to reveal the truth about The Seven and Vought, the conglomerate covering up their dirty secrets.
If you’re tired of too slick Marvel productions, The Boys is for you. Violent, irreverent, corrosive… The series is a clever variation on the super-heroic genre, questioning their limits, but also the excesses of our current society, from overmediatization to mindless capitalism. An excellent satire served by a cast of faces as detestable as they are adorable (Karl Urban in the lead).
Nine Perfect Strangers
Nine people who don’t know each other are brought together in a fitness center for 10 days, some to lose weight, others to rest. Each is ready to give their all to achieve their goal, but everything will become much more complicated than expected…
This behind-closed-doors series is both a brilliant psychological thriller and a real study of characters. Nine Perfect Strangers digs into everyone’s anxieties, tangles temporalities and weaves its mystery with a certain success, revealing some pretty twists. The icing on the cake, the cast is stellar: Nicole Kidman, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans, Regina Hall, Melissa McCarthy… A good, effective and captivating series.
The Master of the High Castle
The Americans lost World War II and America is now torn between the Empire of Japan and Nazi Germany. In 1962, a group of resistance fighters tries to send precious old films to the neutral zone, but transporting them costs the lives of many of them…
Adapted from the famous eponymous novel by Philip K. Dick published in 1962, the series The Master of the High Castle ventures into an ambitious work of transposition of a complex and reputedly unadaptable history. Wielding uchronia brilliantly, the series develops an exciting universe, served by an impressive artistic direction. One of Prime Video’s first big productions, with a nice cast; an essential series despite the years.
The story of a dangerous journey by Britain’s Royal Navy through Canada’s northern seas, when the ship became trapped in the ice of the Arctic. It’s a tale of survival in an utterly unforgiving environment, heightened by the crew’s fears of an unknown threat.
This adaptation of a true and terrifying story mixes historical narrative, suffocating and supernatural behind closed doors, to deliver a brilliant series of formidable efficiency. The staging is elegant, the art direction neat, and the gloomy and icy Victorian atmosphere works wonderfully. If the first season is great, we will however avoid the second of this horrific anthology, which is much less convincing.
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are propelled into 21st century London.
This adaptation of the cult hero of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, created remember it in 1887, reinvents the character by placing him in the era of the Internet and the mobile phone. A mischievous rereading by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), which revitalizes the most famous adventures of the detective thanks to our modern technologies. Benedict Cumberbatch is terrific as Sherlock, and all four seasons (and 15 episodes) are a delight to devour.
When Mark Grayson develops his superpowers at the age of seventeen, he joins his father as one of Earth’s Mightiest Superheroes. His dream finally comes true, when a terrible event comes to upset everything.
Far from being a basic super-heroic series, Invincible turns out to be gripping and surprising. His desire to desacralize the figure of the hero allows him to adopt an irreverent, violent and (a little) gore tone, which brings a breath of fresh air to the genre. The reflection on the family and the weight of the heritage is also well brought and the characters are endearing and really original.
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