6 Amazon Prime Shows You Need to Watch

KC Frankenburger

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Amazon Prime brings us picnic at hanging rock.
Natalie Dormer in “Picnic at Hanging Rock” from FreemantleMedia Australia.

If you’ve recently cut the cord, know this: between Netflix, Hulu, and Prime, there are plenty of fantastic dramas for you to dive into. For now, here are 6 totally binge-worthy Amazon Prime shows you should be watching.


Season 2 of this dark legal drama starring Billy Bob Thornton just premiered this June 15th. Billy McBride (Thornton) plays a lawyer who has gone from the very top of the litigation world to rock bottom. He’s seen firsthand how money and power can tip the scales of justice and has decided to fight for the little guy in a quest for redemption. Talk about a protagonist you can root for!

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

New York City, 1958: When Midge, a happy housewife, faces divorce, she discovers within herself a hidden talent. I guess it took being cheated on and lied to to realize that deep inside her was a talented stand-up comedian. This stand-out show won two Golden Globes (best comedy, best actress) and has everyone waiting with bated breath for its second season.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

This limited series starring Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer is set in Australia in 1900. A group of schoolgirls and their teacher disappear at Hanging Rock, a natural rock formation in Australia’s southern region. Here, Dormer plays the headmistress who is determined to locate the girls.

Sneaky Pete

Created by none other than Bryan Cranston, Sneaky Pete is a must-see. Starring Giovanni Ribisi as the titular character, the show follows Pete, a conman who has just been released from prison. When he finds himself on the run from some very bad men and in need of a place to hide, he takes the identity of Pete, his former cellmate. Startlingly, he is able to convince Pete’s family that he is Pete, but how long can he keep it up before he’s discovered?

The Man in the High Castle

Based on the novel of the same name by author Philip K. Dick, the show takes place in 1962 and follows an alternate history wherein the Allies lost World War II and the world was not only forever changed, but also redrawn. The third season of The Man in the High Castle is slated to be released sometime this year.


This may be my favorite of all of Amazon’s offerings, and it’s also the most underrated. Patriot is a dramedy about an intelligence officer working undercover at a factory in Milwaukee. The show premiered all the way back in 2015 with a 10-episode first season. The show was picked up for a second season last year, and will hopefully be returning soon.

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