This Is Us, Downton Abbey, Modern Love: 8 Shows To Watch On Amazon Prime ASAP
Amazon Prime is an untapped gold mine. While more popular streaming sites seem to be the star of the current two-month lockdown, we’re here to say that maybe you should give Amazon Prime a chance — if you haven’t already! Filled with interesting, exciting, and heart-wrenching series that touch on a variety of topics, Amazon Prime is our next go-to for the long weekend ahead!
Inspired by the lead character of a one-woman play of the same name, Fleabag puts a spotlight on its titular character through honest, although sometimes delicate situations concerning family, friends, and lovers. Famous for being able to seamlessly break the fourth wall, Fleabag, its main character, is a woman who goes through life finding ways to deal with strained relationships with her family and her self. In what most fans applaud as a fantastic performance coupled with honest and human storytelling, Fleabag is the perfect answer to the question of what to binge watch next.
2/8 This Is Us
Highly acclaimed series, This Is Love follows the lives of Kevin, Kate, and Randall, along with their parents, Jack and Rebecca. All of them face challenges which are vastly different. Kevin and Kate are the two surviving triplets from a premature pregnancy. Meanwhile, Randall is an African American child born on the same day who was adopted by Jack and Rebecca. Following the intricate life paths of the family through a series of flashbacks and present-day scenarios, fans are left captivated at the heartfelt humanity found throughout the storyline. With multiple awards under its belt — including Golden Globes and Emmy nominations — This Is Us is truly the show to watch.
3/8 Modern Love
Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, and Dev Patel star in Modern Love, a retelling of many different kinds of romances. Among them are those that revolve around lost loves, unlikely friendships, and a marriage at its turning point. Inspired by the New York Times column of the same name, Modern Love is an inside look into real-life personal stories you simply cannot make up.
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4/8 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
A bit more lighthearted than the rest on the list, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel tells the story of Midge Maisel, a housewife in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. The era — romantic and creative in itself — is portrayed beautifully in this comedy-drama starring Rachel Brosnahan, Jane Lynch, Alex Borstein, and more.
In the show, Midge Maisel discovers her talent for stand-up comedy and does her best to pursue a career in New York City. Through the craziness of the Big Apple, fans are able to catch a glimpse of the funny but heartfelt story behind the ups and downs of what it takes to make people laugh.
5/8 Making The Cut
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn team up in this reality TV show that puts 12 talented designers to the test. With judges like Naomi Campbell and Nicole Richie, Making The Cut is the glamorous, jet-setting reality TV show we’ve always known we needed.
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A sci-fi thriller of sorts, Forever puts a spotlight on the life of Dr. Henry Morgan, immortal for over 200 years. Though audiences meet him as a medical examiner in New York City, Dr. Henry Morgan is much more than that. Having first died as a doctor aboard a ship during the African slave trade, Dr. Morgan disappears each time he dies and returns to life just as he was. Follow this series to discover the secrets behind Dr. Morgan’s amazing life story, which is an enigma even to himself.
A drama starring the likes of Julia Roberts, Stephan James, and Sam Esmail, Homecoming focuses on the story of Heidi Bergman, a social worker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Centre. Run by the Geist Group, the facility is run to help soldiers transition from the field back into civilian life. In later years, as Bergman is called to question her time at the facility, she comes to realise that not all is as it seems at the Homecoming Transitional Support Centre. An intriguing tale of deception and politics, Homecoming is both a haunting mystery and a gripping drama made to boot.
8/8 Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey is a British historical drama set in the eponymous country estate in Yorkshire. It depicts the Crawley family and their domestic help during a time of great upheaval and social instability. The series tackles major world events such as the sinking of the Titanic, the outbreak of the First World War, the Marconi scandal, and — quite relevant — the outbreak of the Spanish flu pandemic. Follow the drama through six seasons of scandal, drama, and intense storytelling on Amazon Prime.