Best Shows On Amazon Prime Australia

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It goes without saying that there are a huge number of streaming services in Australia and then, there’s an endless amount of content to sort through on each and every platform. It can be tedious spending so much time looking for a good movie or series to watch; so much so, that many of us give up and watch something we’ve seen before rather than risking it on something new.

If this is sounding familiar and you’re itching to try out a new series on Prime Video but have no idea which shows will be good – and which will be bad – never fear. Fortunately, Prime Video – the streaming service from global giant Amazon – has a huge range of TV shows to choose from (alongside a healthy selection of some of the best movies too) which are sure to entertain you for hours, days and even months.

We’ve compiled a list of the best shows on Amazon Prime Australia that are all ready and waiting for you to get stuck into. You’re welcome.

American Gods

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7.7 IMDb score, stars Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Yetide Badaki & Ian McShane, Drama, Fantasy & Mystery, released in 2017, 3 seasons

Shadow, a recently released convict, learns that his wife has been killed in a terrible accident. On the flight to her funeral, Shadow is seated next to a mysterious man named Wednesday – who seems to know everything about Shadow’s life and past – offers him a job.

Based on the award-winning book by Neil Gaiman, if you’re a fan of action-fantasies you’ll highly enjoy American Gods.

Battlestar Galactica

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8.7 IMDb score, stars Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell & Jamie Bamber, Action, Adventure & Drama, released in 2004, 4 seasons

Set in the future, this riveting sci-fi takes place in a universe where humans inhabit 12 different planets, known as The Twelve Colonies of Kobol. The colonies have been battling against AI robots called, Cylons but when a sneak attack by the Cylons kills most humans and all 12 planets are left devastated, the crew of the Battlestar Galactica – the only military ship that survived the attack – sets out to find the fabled 13th colony, Earth and lead the last of humanity there.

Smart, captivating and rather intense at times, Battlestar Galactica is a must-watch for sci-fi fans.

The Boys

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8.7 IMDb score, stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid & Antony Starr, Action, Crime & Drama, released in 2019, 3 seasons

The Boys is set in a world where superheroes are real but aren’t necessarily the good guys. The series follows a group of vigilantes who are determined to prove to the world that most superheroes are in fact corrupt, evil and regularly abuse their powers. Original, compelling and wonderfully violent and graphic, The Boys is for anyone who loves a good action film or series.

Plus, The Boys also has rather relevant themes that are explored cleverly and every member of this ensemble cast gives a powerful performance; especially Starr.

Fresh Meat

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7.9 IMDb score, stars Zawe Ashton, Greg McHugh, Kimberley Nixon, Joe Thomas & Jack Whitehall, Comedy & Drama, released in 2011, 4 seasons

This British comedy show follows six young adults who have just started university and moved into the same share house. Fresh Meat is rather relatable and features clever humour as well as some raunchier moments. The show is reminiscent of The Inbetweeners but rather than being set in high school, it’s set at uni; plus, Thomas who starred in The Inbetweeners also stars in Fresh Meat.

If you’re after something easy to watch that’ll give you a few good laughs, Fresh Meat is for you.

Goliath

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8.2 IMDb score, stars Billy Bob Thornton, Nina Arianda & Tania Raymonde, Drama, released in 2016, 4 seasons

Goliath follows disgraced lawyer, Billy McBride who is given a chance at redemption; but it’ll be mighty hard. McBride is hired to take on the powerful law firm which he used to work at and helped to build, in a wrongful death lawsuit and discovers a huge but deadly conspiracy. Thornton’s performance is phenomenal and the series as a whole is a fantastic drama.

If you’re after something a bit gritty and compelling, Goliath is for you.

Good Omens

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8.1 IMDb score, stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm & Frances McDormand, Comedy & Fantasy, released in 2019, 1 season

Based on the book of the same name, Good Omens sees an angel team up with a demon as they both are fond of Earth and wish to save it from the impending Armageddon. All they have to do is find an 11-year-old who happens to be the Antichrist…

Funny and entertaining, Good Omens should definitely be added to your watch list.

House

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8.8 IMDb score, stars Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison & Jesse Spencer, Drama & Mystery, released in 2004, 8 seasons

House follows Dr Gregory House, a brilliant but anti-social and prickly doctor who each episode has to treat a patient with a mystery illness. A classic procedural show but focusing on medicine rather than crime, House is extremely enjoyable because it’s clever and Laurie’s simply a delight to watch.

Plus, the overarching story of House’s drug addiction is fascinating.

Mad Men

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8.6 IMDb score, stars Jon Hamm, John Slattery, January Jones & Elisabeth Moss, Drama, released in 2007, 7 seasons

Classic and smart, Mad Men is set in the 1960s and follows Don Draper – a talented and charismatic ad executive at one of New York’s most prestigious ad agencies. Mad Men won 5 Golden Globes and 16 Emmys during its run and is critically acclaimed for its writing, acting, directing and visual style.

Mad Men is a must-watch; and if you don’t have Amazon Prime Video, you can also watch this series on Stan.

The Man In The High Castle

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8.0 IMDb score, stars Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank & Rufus Sewell, Drama, Sci-Fi & Thriller, released in 2015, 4 seasons

This dystopic series was loosely based on the best-selling Philip K. Dick novel of the same name and explores an alternative universe where the US lost World War II and is now run by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Intriguing and thought-provoking, check out The Man In The High Castle if you enjoy political dramas.

Mr Bean

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8.6 IMDb score, stars Rowan Atkinson, Comedy, released in 1990, 1 season

Mr Bean is a classic. If you’re wanting something simple that’ll make you laugh then this is the series for you. It’s incredible that with hardly any dialogue Atkinson can portray so much emotion and provoke viewers to cry with laughter at all of Mr Bean’s hilarious antics.

If you’ve had a tough day, put Mr Bean on and you’ll instantly cheer up.

Reacher

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8.2 IMDb score, stars Alan Ritchson, Malcolm Goodwin & Willa Fitzgerald, Action, Crime & Drama, released in 2022, 1 season

Based on the best-selling book series by Lee Child, Reacher follows veteran police officer, Jack Reacher, who is falsely accused of murder. Reacher quickly discovers a massive conspiracy filled with corrupt cops and scheming politicians and must use his wits to prove his innocence.

Reacher isn’t overly complicated, is fantastically action-packed and features an extremely likeable lead character.

Sneaky Pete

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8.1 IMDb score, stars Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland & Shane McRae, co-created by Bryan Cranston, Crime & Thriller, released in 2015, 3 seasons

After leaving prison, a con man named Marius finds himself on the run from vicious gangsters. He assumes the identity of his cellmate, Pete to evade the gangsters and even moves in with Pete’s unsuspecting and estranged family. But Marius soon discovers that Pete’s family could be just as dangerous as the world Marius wished to escape from.

Extremely entertaining, Sneaky Pete is smart, suspenseful and charming.

Star Trek: Picard

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7.5 IMDb score, stars Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill & Michelle Hurd, Action, Adventure & Drama, released in 2020, 2 seasons

Alright, I’ll level with you. I think you’ll only truly enjoy Star Trek: Picard if you’re a Star Trek fan; especially The Next Generation and Nemesis. That being said, Star Trek: Picard is still entertaining for non-Trekkies. Stewart, as always, is brilliant and the show tackles tough but relevant themes with enjoyable finesse.

If you are a Trekkie, you’ve probably already watched Star Trek: Picard but if not, this is your sign to go and do it.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

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8.1 IMDb score, stars John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce & John Hoogenakker, Action, Drama & Thriller, released in 2018, 2 seasons

When CIA analyst Jack Ryan notices a series of suspicious bank transfers he is thrust into a dangerous field assignment. No longer safely behind his desk, Jack must do all he can to protect the world from a new breed of threatening terrorists. This series is a reboot of all the previous films based on Tom Clancy’s books that have had Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine play Jack Ryan.

Krasinski does an excellent job and is actually considered by many as the best Jack Ryan. If you like action shows and films, you’ll love Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan as it is action-packed.

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