A Beginner’s Guide to Amazon Prime Video
There’s more to the streaming platform than just Modern Love
The days seem to overlap, and we’re easily forgetting the concept of time. If you’re like me and the majority stuck inside their homes, at some point you eventually tire of Netflix and look for other streaming options. Enter Amazon Prime Video and the diverse collection of must-watch original TV series to help you find escape and entertainment amid perplexing times.
Looking for an easy binge-watch but don’t know where to begin? We’ve got you covered.
It seems like the general public’s entryway to the vast domain of Amazon Prime Video is the original anthology series Modern Love. Each 30-minute or so episode is heavily inspired by personal essays from The New York Times’ iconic weekly column turned book, podcast and now TV show. It takes place, without a doubt, in the dreamy yet gritty confines of New York. With a star-studded line-up including Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia and Dave Patel, it’s definitely worth a watch. Maybe prepare a pack of tissues while you’re at it?
Watch Modern Love here.
I binge-watched two seasons of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Golden Globe-winning comedy in one sitting. I had to watch the sun rise and prepare for the work day ahead without any sleep. (I think that’s the only convincing anyone needed.) Fleabag—don’t ask me why—navigates life’s tragedy through sarcasm and humor. As a newly single woman in her early 30s, she explores this maddening period with, of course, external pressures from prying friends and relatives. Based on Waller-Bridge’s 2013 poignant and #NoFilter one-woman show, she’ll have you in fits of laughter with every episode. Stay until the second season, and you might just find a familiar face (see: the beguiling Andrew Scott from Sherlock). Trust me, it’s worth it.
Watch Fleabag here.
From executive producer Jordan Peele, Hunters is the revisionist holocaust series loosely based on real-life events. Set in the late ‘70s in New York City, it follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters who discover hundreds of escaped Nazis living in America. Mayer Offerman (Al Pacino) is the Polish-Jewish philanthropist and Holocaust survivor who leads the vigilantes on their gory quest for justice. It has audiences divided—viewer discretion is advised—but it still has our stamp of approval.
Watch Hunters here.
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
From the creator of Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel revolves around Midge Maisel who seems to have everything: a devoted husband, endearing children and an elegant Upper West Side apartment. But her life changes completely when she discovers her talent for stand-up comedy. The inventive show took home the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical series for its debut season.
Watch Marvelous Mrs. Maisel here.
Welcome to the end times. Based on the bestselling book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens is a lighthearted yet controversial take on the angel-demon relationship starring Michael Sheen (Aziraphale) and David Tennant (Crowley). They form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon by finding and tending to an 11-year-old Antichrist. We argue the case for good and evil in this six-part series.
Watch Good Omens here.
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