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17 unmissable series in the Prime Video catalog

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From The Office to Dr. House, Prime Video’s catalog highlights several award-winning series and other gems perfect for a marathon. Here is a list of recommended ones.

With critically acclaimed works, the Prime Video series has piqued the interest of all fans of good television.

From great comedies to dystopian dramas, the platform has a wide catalog to take advantage of.

If you haven’t subscribed yet, here’s how to do it. Then you can go through this list with the Prime Video series that is worth watching.

1. The boys

the boys | Prime Video

Based on the comic of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, this space takes a new look at superheroes, with a complete change compared to the Marvel adaptations.

With a closer look at what was seen in the film and the series inspired by  The Watchmen, the famous cartoon by Alan Moore, The Boys was ranked as one of the great surprises of 2019.

What he achieved thanks to quality and uniqueness that he has maintained until completing three seasons, set in a world where powerful paladins, or “supes” hide their dark side.

A team led by the megalomaniacal Homelander who endangers the population. But there is a group that has formed to keep an eye on them:  The Boys, led by the violent Billy Butcher.

Which is made up of Hughie, Frenchie, Kimiko, and Mother’s Milk, and must control the unusual heroes created by the Vought companies so that they do not get out of control.

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2. Wolf-like me: nobody is perfect

Wolf-like me | Prime Video

Both Josh Gad‘s and Isla Fisher‘s careers have been marked by film comedy in different ways; in the case of her in tapes like The wedding breakers and Gad’s, in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, or doing the voice of the famous snowman Olaf in Frozen.

Different professional experiences that lead to the leading roles in Wolf like me: nobody is perfect, but under the most sentimental profile, since even though the Prime Video series is presented as a dramatic comedy, it is this last genre that guides its plot with various installments of black humor.

These roles are those of Mary and Gary, Americans who have been living in the Australian city of Adelaide for a few years, although without knowing each other. But fate has prepared a violent encounter for them, since one morning when Gary goes to school with his daughter Emma (Ariel Donoghue), they suffer an accident.

This is caused by Mary aboard her Jeep and causes the car of the widower and father of a family to be quite dented. However, the occupants of it are unharmed and that same afternoon they receive a visit from Mary at her house, since she wants to know how they are doing and gives a book to Emma, ​​with whom she connects easily.

What soon happens with the widower, who is surprised that the newcomer communicates so well with his daughter since the girl hardly speaks to him. At the beginning of a relationship in which each one comes with serious problems: the loss of his wife to Gary and a dangerous change that affects Mary.

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3. The Office (US)

The OfficeUS | Prime Video

Based on the British show of the same name, The Office (US) became one of the most beloved shows by American audiences, with 10 seasons of pure comedy.

With a cast led by the terrific Steve Carell, alongside terrific comedic actors and actresses like Rashida Jones, John Krasinski, BJ Novak, Mindy Kaling, Rainn Wilson, and Jenna Fischer.

They all live together in an office full of strange and unforgettable characters at the same time.

Most notable, though, are the characters of Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the awkward and awkward office boss, and his co-workers Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson).

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4. Funny little stories

Funny little stories | Prime Video

From Brazil, the series Funny little stories came to the Prime Video service, originally titled 5x comédia, which, under the general direction of Monique Gartenberg, offers a more humorous look at the pandemic that is still affecting the world population.

Which Gartenberg took as inspiration the play of the same name by his sister Sylvia and was accompanied in the production and scripts by colleagues such as Gustavo Leme, Vinicius Calderoni, Rafael Primot, Charly Braun, and Pedro Coutinho.

Together with whom he gave life to five stories that combine reality with comedy, set in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The first story, titled Hypocondríaco, takes place in the second of those cities, where João (Gregório Duvivier) lives.

He has already been in confinement for 28 days, exaggerating the distance a bit, since he has decided to isolate himself in a room in the house. From here he controls that his family – his wife, his mother, and his son – comply with the rules of cleanliness and do not go out for any reason.

Story to which Collapse is added, where a janitor cannot leave the building where he works; Online sex, where a pregnant woman offers virtual sex; Cinderella, with a gay guy pretending to be a millionaire, and No Way Out, where a couple can no longer stand being in the same house.

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5. Wild

Savages | Prime Video

The most recent of the must-see Prime Video series is The Wilds, created and produced by Sarah Streicher, who until now had made a name for herself as a writer for cable shows like Daredevil and is now making a creative leap with a title designed for the young public, but that manages to go beyond its target group.

Its protagonists are Fatin, Dot, Martha, Rachel, Shelby, Nora, Toni, and Leah, eight teenagers traveling on a private plane to a resort in Hawaii, where they would be part of The Dawn of Eve program, which would help them overcome the different conflicts they face.

But the journey comes to an abrupt end when the aircraft experiences technical problems and plummets into the sea. Then, the young women arrive on a desert island where they try to survive.

A story that at first compares Savages with the symbol of television survival, Lost, and then presents the viewer with a plot that establishes its path with creativity and good performances by its entire cast.

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6. The Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time | Prime Video

After several projects that did not come to fruition, Sony Pictures Television and Prime Video teamed up to finally bring to the screen the famous literary saga The Wheel of Time, by the American Robert Jordan, which had already inspired video games, an RPG, and various heavy metal songs.

The fantastic story in a more synthesized way was transformed into the eight chapters that make up the first season of the homonymous series, which begins with the introduction of the main female figure in space: Moiraine Damodred (Rosamund Pike ), the Aes Sedai of the Ajah Blue who has a great mission ahead of him.

This is to find the “chosen one”, who will become the Dragon Reborn, the person capable of controlling the One Power, having in his hands the possibility of saving the world or putting it before the destruction of which he was already a victim in the past. A task that she performs in the company of her guardian al’Lan Mandragoran (Daniel Henney).

Thus he arrives at the village of Dos Ríos, where there are four potential chosen ones. He must quickly get out of the town after the attack of a horde of monstrous Trollocs, guided by a fado at the request of The Dark One. With what begins an adventure that will confront the protagonists with various dangers and discoveries.

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7. Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere | Prime Video

In this new series from actress Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine, it’s all luxury. This is because, in the eight chapters of Little Fires Everywhere, you will see what some supposed exemplary mothers hide.

It all starts when journalist Elena Richardson (played by Witherspoon) meets her new neighbor, Mia Warren (Kerry Washington), an artist traveling from city to city with her teenage daughter.

Both represent two different worlds, either in the way of conceiving motherhood, parenting, and the role of women in society. So much so, that in their first encounters they make an effort to remain calm in the face of their differences, which will later ignite with just a spark.

In its eight chapters, you will enjoy the performances of this entire cast, the one that moves between passivity and violence, and the ideas of equity and racism.

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8. This is Us

This is Us | Prime Video

In the Prime Video catalog, there are also good productions that are not original to the platform.

Like This is us, with awards at the Emmys, Actors Guild, and Golden Globes, among others.

It focuses on siblings Kevin, Kate, and Randall and their family history, especially the death of their father, with extensive use of flashbacks to learn more about them.

With great performances from Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley, this series has become one of the most moving in recent times.

On Amazon Prime Video you can find its five seasons, between 18 and 19 chapters each.

In addition, in its scriptwriters, it has 30% African-American writers, much more than the average 5% that most productions have, according to the IndieWire medium.

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9. Dr. House

Dr. House | Prime Video

With a great fanatic, the eight seasons of Dr. House transformed it into a flagship of the series that began this new millennium.

Broadcast between 2004 and 2012, for many this is one of the best series in history, especially for the great performance of Hugh Laurie as Dr. House.

He is an ironic and satirical doctor, who in each chapter must solve a problem with his team.

Loved and hated, this character became iconic in the world of television and one of the best characters in history.

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10. ZeroZeroZero

ZeroZeroZero | Prime Video

The homonymous novel by Roberto Saviano, ZeroZeroZero, is the basis of this series that allows us to know a monumental story about cocaine trafficking, through three continents.

Throughout its episodes, it shows how drug trafficking develops in the 21st century, where producers and buyers are involved, and intermediaries also play a key role: in this case, the shipping company in charge of transporting it.

The latter is the company of Edward Lynwood ( Gabriel Byrne ), which is located in New Orleans and is also run by his eldest daughter Emma ( Andrea Riseborough ). Across the Atlantic, there is another key family: the one headed by mafia boss Don Minu ( Adriano Charamida ), who to consolidate his power in Calabria, orders several tons of coca from his producers.

That is precisely the starting point of the story, which moves from Italian soil to Mexico, where some brothers control the Monterrey cartel but are closely followed by the army.

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11. How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother | Prime Video

This comedy released in 2005 became one of the favorite modern series for much of the world.

With nine seasons, the story of Ted Mosby ( Josh Radnor ), who tells his children how he met his mother, left traces in followers.

That happened for several things, but above all having a gallery of memorable characters, from Marshall ( Jason Segel ), Ted’s best friend and completely immature lawyer, to Lily ( Alyson Hannigan ), a dedicated friend, but short of genius.

And how can we not remember Robin ( Cobie Smulders ), a cold Canadian with whom Ted constantly finds himself, and Barney ( Neil Patrick Harris ), a strange single womanizer who seeks to constantly party?

With excellent comedic moments and heartbreaking situations, How I Met Your Mother is one of the best comedies of recent times.

For many, it is even the Friends of the new generations.

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12. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | Prime Video

One of the best comedies of recent years is the successful Marvelous Mrs. Maisel series, which you can find on this streaming service.

Original from Prime Video, it has been a success among fans and critics, with awards such as Best Comedy Series at the 2018 Emmys or Best Series or Musical at the 2019 Golden Globes.

Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, famous for Gilmore Girls, it is an excellent fast comedy where every two seconds you will have jokes that guarantee laughs.

Spanning four seasons, the space is notable for performances by Rachel Brosnahan, as lead Miriam Maisel, and her co-star Alex Borstein, as Susie Myerson.

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel focuses on a woman named Miriam Maisel, a housewife who one day, after learning of her husband’s infidelity, decides to leave him and start a career in stand-up comedy.

This is how he meets Susie Myerson, who becomes his agent, where together they must seek success in comedy starting from the bottom and fighting against the machismo of the industry.

As an obligation to see, this series has an extremely comical cast, where the characters of the ex-husband, the parents of the protagonist, and even her in-laws, are key to enjoying this great comedy.

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13. The Man in the High Castle

The man in the High Castle | Prime Video

Partially based on the 1962 novel The Man in the High Castle by Phil K. Dick, she comes across as a favorite of Prime Video subscribers.

With the most watched pilot chapter on this streaming platform, this dystopian story has several reasons to be seen.

In 1962, the Axis powers of World War II, Japan, and Nazi Germany won and divided the United States under their control.

The division is divided into three parts, where Germany and Japan control the coasts and in the middle of this is the United States.

Thus, the story follows characters whose destinies are intertwined, after coming into contact with a series of propaganda films that show a very different story from the one they live.

With four seasons already finished, this is one of the Prime Video series that will probably give you more than one surprise.

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14. Homecoming

Homecoming | Prime Video

This is one of the most remarkable Prime Video series in the catalog, captivating with brilliant psychological suspense.

In addition, it has a great cast, led by the brilliant Julia Roberts and actors Bobby Cannavale, Franklin Shea Whigham, and Sissy Spacek, among others.

Based on a podcast of the same nameHomecoming is about Heidi Bergman (Julia Roberts ), who is a caseworker for Homecoming, a program that helps soldiers reintegrate into society as civilians.

Years later, she begins a new life, living with her mother and working as a waitress. But everything changes when a Department of Defense auditor questions why she left the Homecoming facility.

This is how our protagonist begins to realize that there is another story behind the one she has been telling herself.

Mysterious and interesting, this production, winners of Satellite 2019 awards, is presented as a must-see for Prime Video subscribers.

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Written by Geekybar

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