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#BingeWatch: Top 20 Series On Amazon Prime That You Need To Watch Right Now

#BingeWatch: Top 20 Series On Amazon Prime That You Need To Watch  Right Now

It has been over half a year since the coronavirus pandemic brought this world to a screeching halt. And if there’s something that’s been actually helping us through this highly tolling phase of social distancing, it has to be binge-watching. Seriously, imagine social distancing and handling lockdown a few decades ago when we wouldn’t have had all the streaming services that we have today at our easy disposal. One scary thought, right?

And while you must have scoured Netflix by now and might have finally arrived (just imagine!) at a point of content crisis, Amazon Prime seems to have upped its game real good in recent time. From Amazon Prime original series like Fleabag to cult favourites like Grey’s Anatomy, the streaming service currently boasts of some amazing series. Well, while oscillating between all the lockdown ennui and anxiety, if you have arrived at a juncture where finding good content seems like a herculean task, these series on Amazon prime are sure to come to your rescue. Looking for new, fun shows to watch? Here’s a list of all the best web series on amazon prime along with amazon prime original series that’ll keep you nicely covered:

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    POPxo Recommends: 10 Best Series On Amazon Prime That You Need To Explore RN

    From Grey’s Anatomy to Malgudi Days, here’s a list of all-time favourite tv shows that we at POPxo highly recommend you watch if you haven’t already. Scroll through these best series on amazon prime:

    Mom

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    An alcoholic mother-daughter duo caught up in patterns of life sabotaging addictions and habits and constantly looking for a way out of it as both of them deal with their abandonment issues. This essentially forms the premise of this Anna Faris and Allison Janney starer and while this might all sound a tad too much, all of this is navigated in great humour and lightness. We recommend you binge-watch it, as it is one of the best series on amazon prime to follow the growth that these women experience as they find support in their Alcoholics Anonymous group. Though a full-fledged sit-com, this one has its movements of tenderness and is a great watch if you seek some respite. 

    Duration: 2013-Present

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 7.2

    POPxo Rating: 7

    Grey’s Anatomy

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    There is a reason why this one has managed to remain a cult favourite for almost a decade now. Immersive writing, nuanced characters, and a pastiche of emotions so intense that you start feeling like even you are a part of Seattle Grace hospital, the setting of the show. But before you start the show please be warned that this is sure to make you feel things and emotions, some of them uncomfortable as well. That said, this is one of those amazon prime series that stay with you for the intensity of its subject matter, the lessons it teaches you, and the celebration of love, life, and friendship that it becomes along the journey. 

    Duration: 2005-Present

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 7.6

    POPxo Rating: 8

    Malgudi Days

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    Nostalgic and evocative of past, simpler times, Malgudi Days is one of those rare tv shows which have thoroughly withstood the test of times. In fact, it is a rather pleasant surprise to see this show listed among some of the most acclaimed Amazon prime series. While the people living in a small town called Malgudi lead simple lives they deal with emotions drawn out in the series with such profoundness that you are sure to be left spell-bound. Watch this one for a stroll down the memory lane. 

    Duration: 1986-2006

    Language: Hindi, Kannada

    IMDB Rating: 9.5

    POPxo Rating: 8

    The Office

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    Just to ascertain how iconic The Office happens to be, here’s something for perspective: you wouldn’t be able to understand a vast chunk of social media memes if you haven’t yet binge-watched this extremely feel good Amazon series yet. The touchstone of all major web series on Amazon prime, the show follows the misadventures of a motley group of co-workers at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. This is a must-watch if you happen to strictly like the kind of shows which are light and provide a happy escape from the chaos of life. 

    Duration: 2005-2013

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 8.9

    POPxo Rating: 8

    The Mindy Project

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    Well for starters, this one has Mindy Kaling’s name to its credit. With Kaling’s very own take on the joke-per-second sitcom, this show certainly is the true specimen of the Mindy Kaling Legacy and hits the right notes when it comes to its fine amalgamation of romantic comedy and some intensely heartfelt moments. The show follows the life of obstetrician/gynaecologist Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) while she tries to balance her professional and personal life with the help of her quirky co-workers and love interest Danny Castellano (Played by Chris Messina). From creating The Office to making The Mindy Project, Kaling has certainly come a long way and this show is proof. 

    Duration: 2012-2017

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 7.4

    POPxo Rating: 7.5

    This Is Us

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    Following the story of three siblings (called the “Big Three”) from the Pearson family who are trying to figure out their individual lives while struggling with the past trauma and its gnawing shadow, this tv series on Amazon prime will serve you well if you look for an emotionally immersive watch. Oscillating between past, present, and future, the show follows a rich plot and multiple timelines and it certainly is a demanding watch. That said, watch it to look into the emotional nuances and family relationships. 

    Duration: 2016-Present

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 8.7

    POPxo Rating: 7.5

    The Mentalist

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    A very well acclaimed show and certainly one of those series on Amazon prime that the streaming service thrives on, The Mentalist is an exceptional drama that has the potential of holding you even if you aren’t a great fan of thriller shows. The show follows the story of Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), a somewhat famous "psychic" who outs himself as a fake and then starts working with the California Bureau of Investigation as a consultant with the ulterior motive of finding "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter. From the gripping plot to exceptional performances, this web series of Amazon prime is absolutely worth watching irrespective of your genre preferences. 

    Duration: 2008-2015

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 8.1

    POPxo Rating: 8.7

    The Big Bang Theory

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    Well, life is slightly crazy when you are a socially awkward genius, even crazier if it is four of you. Over the years, this show has given us a striking character in Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons) and a memorable love story in Penny and Leonard (played by Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki). This tv series on amazon prime is strictly for you if you like smart jokes and don’t mind those science connotations attached to them. 

    Duration: 2007-2019

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 8.1

    POPxo Rating: 8.7

    Suits

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    Have a thing for law, love smart arguments, and would kill for a show that features both? With Mike Ross (played by Patrick J. Adams) and Harvey Specter (played Gabriel Macht) as the central characters you get enough of all, this is one of those amazon prime series that takes good care of smart banter and intelligent arguments. But there’s more, as Ross goes on solving cases after cases it’s impossible to tell that this person hasn’t actually had any formal education in law. Rest assured, this web series on amazon prime keeps you hooked while providing you with ample intellectual stimulus at the same time. 

    Duration: 2011-2019

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 8.5

    POPxo Rating: 8.5

    The Handmaid's Tale

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    If you seek an intense watch, then this dystopian tragedy should serve the purpose pretty well. Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same title, The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a totalitarian state in the near future as it explores the theme of women subjugation in a predominantly patriarchal society. And while this is not for everyone, this tv series on Amazon prime happens to be quite a watch for those who like all things intense, focus on the subject matter, and aren’t too fixated upon happy endings. 

    Duration: 2017-Present

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 8.5

    POPxo Rating: 8

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    From Fleabag to Taj Mahal 1989, here are 10 best Amazon prime original series that we suggest you watch right away:

    Panchayat

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    This is one of those amazon prime original series that stays with you for a long long time for the simplicity and sincerity embedded in them. But then again, this also is the USP of Jitendra Kumar who plays the character of Abhishek Tripathi in the show. As this young and disillusioned engineer makes peace with his fate and accepts a job in village panchayat only to give himself some buffer time and prepare for his MBA exam there is so much that is bound to happen and so many challenges that need to be faced. For starters, being a secretary to a Pradhan who is a woman but not really. What follows is a series of failures, wins, and amid it all some really heartwarming moments. 

    Duration: 2020-Present

    Language: Hindi

    IMDB Rating: 8.8

    POPxo Rating: 8.5

     

    Pushpavalli

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    Starring ace comedian Sumukhi Suresh, Pushpavalli is one of those heartwarming series on Amazon Prime that says it all, without making it too heavy for the audience. Amid excellent comic timing and performances, the show follows the life of a small-town girl named Pushpavalli (played by Suresh). She has her life all set out, by her parents, of course. But everything is jeopardised when she ends up falling for Nikhil Rao (played by Manish Anand), follows him to Bangalore, and sort of turns into a stalker. A hilarious turn of events ensue. 

    Duration: 2017-Present

    Language: Hindi, English, Kannada, Tamil

    IMDB Rating: 7.4

    POPxo Rating: 8

    Taj Mahal 1989

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    The era from the Lucknowi past that penetrates much beyond its’ nawabi culture and how the city continues to be portrayed in the modern discourse. From waves of communism taking over the Lucknow University to an intellectual insight into the poetic roots of the city, this show is sure to take you back in time in ways you didn’t know were possible. There is conflict, there is politics, there’s violence, and amid it all, there’s love that means so many things to so many people and binds the plot together. Watch this one for a journey back in time, to be left with a delicious longing for a time long past and a love long overdue.  

    Duration: 2000-Present

    Language: Hindi

    IMDB Rating: 7.5

    POPxo Rating: 8.9

    Good Omens

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    Especially for those with a taste for fantasy, this David Tennant and Michael Sheen starer is one of those Amazon Prime original series which are equal part immersive and funny. Based on Neil Gaiman’s exceptional work of fantasy, the show follows the journey of Crowley (played by Tennant), who is actually a demon and has spent some 6,000 years living life as a rockstar on Earth. Together with his Aziraphale (played by Sheen), his angelic counterpart, Crowley needs to stop Anti-Christ from rising to power and destroying the world and his favourite mixtape. A series of hilarious misadventures follow and this is definitely your show if you seek some respite from all the pandemic anxiety. 

    Duration: 2019

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 8.1

    POPxo Rating: 8

    Fleabag

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    Each one of Fleabag episodes is sure to remind you of some of the rare joys of life: of people, of things, of moments, and of shows so good that they exceed all expectations. The USP of Fleabag lies in its plain honesty, hearty comedy, and of course Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who brings all of it to life with her eccentricities. While the plot, the moral dilemma that Fleabag is constantly struggling with are sure to get you interested, it is the poignant meets playful portraiture of the eponymous character by Phoebe that will get you actually hooked. That said, Andrew Scott as the irresistible and oh-so-desirable priest is as much a delight to watch. 

    Duration: 2016-2019

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 8.7

    POPxo Rating: 9.5

    Breathe: Into the Shadows

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    Freshly out on Amazon Prime, Breathe: Into the Shadows follows the journey of a distressed couple frantically looking for their kidnapped daughter. This is Abhishek Bachchan's digital debut and he plays the role of Avinash, a psychiatrist who along with his wife Abha (Nithya Menen) undergoes crushing manipulation and mind games while trying to rescue his 6-year-old daughter Siya. But does he succeed? The series is surprisingly gripping and the built-up is really something. Watch this series on Amazon Prime if you are up for some thrills. 
     

    Duration: 2020-Present

    Language: Hindi

    IMDB Rating: 7.9

    POPxo Rating: 7

    Four More Shots

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    This one is for the viewers who like it vibrant even through the most intense of the moments in the plot. Following the journey of four BFFs Damini Rizvi Roy (Sayani Gupta), Umang Singh (Bani J), Anjana Menon (Kirti Kulhari), and Sidhi Patel (Maanvi Gaagro) as they navigate their individual lives while supporting each other in the journey. It is rather endearing to see how the makers haven’t shied away from exploring the subject of desire as it manifests in our everyday lives. And while the bond shared by these women is absolutely why the show must be celebrated, we are also extremely grateful for the much-needed fill of fashion that the show got us during the lockdown. 

    Duration: 2009-Present

    Language: Hindi

    IMDB Rating: 6.7

    POPxo Rating: 7.5

     

    Made In Heaven

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    This is perhaps the best time to watch Made In Heaven or to go for an indulgent refresh, given that the show’s second season is all set to be out in January 2021. Again, this is a show for those who like to keep their screens indulgently vibrant as they follow the ebb and flow of the characters. And while Sobhita Dhulipala (who plays Tara Khanna) takes good care of the glam quotient she also makes for a compelling character as the show traces her rags to riches story. Then again Karan Mehra as Arjun Mathur makes for an equally compelling character, perhaps more as he gives Indian audience a taste in how fine and sincere queer characters are actually sketched. 

    Duration: 2009-Present

    Language: Hindi

    IMDB Rating: 8.3

    POPxo Rating: 8.7

    Modern Love

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    An anthology series, Modern Love is one of those series on Amazon prime that are specially curated for a leisurely watch, especially for audiences that are averse to the idea of binge-watching and like it one day at a time. With an illustrious cast including big names like  Jane Alexander, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, and John Slattery the show explores the myriad shades of love. Based on the eponymous New York Times column, the show covers love in all its mire and glory in each one of the episodes all of which carry a unique story. Watch this if the idea of love has been eluding you of late. 

    Duration: 2019-Present

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 8.1

    POPxo Rating: 8

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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    As the super hit The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and its illustrious cast boast of all its Emmy awards, it’s high time you explore what it is that truly makes the show that epic. We should perhaps begin with the novelty embedded in the idea of a New York's Upper West Sider taking a journey to the nooks and crannies of Greenwich Village in pursuit of herself and a hidden talent that is sure to alter her life. It is 1958 and it is quite something when Miriam "Midge" Maisel (played by Rachel Brosnahan) finds out her hidden talent as a comic and what follows is her metamorphosis to Mrs. Maisel, her stage name. As Midge goes on both losing and finding herself along the journey, it is quite a revelation for the audience and that’s exactly why the show keeps winning rave reviews and happens to be one of the best amazon prime original series till date. 

    Duration: 2017-Present

    Language: English

    IMDB Rating: 8.7

    POPxo Rating: 8

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