I love Amazon Prime. Not only does it give me free shipping on thousands of products on Amazon’s website, but it also gives me access to thousands of TV shows, movies and music. Amazon Prime used to be $99/year. Now it’s $119/year and that price tag for Prime seemed a little too high for me and my budget. , They’ve recently added the option for month to month, which helps out on my budget rather than the one lump sum. The month to month option been a real pro for me deciding to keep Prime around.
That being said, I don’t know how many people are aware of all the great shows and movies that come with Prime, and how many they keep putting out…hello PILOT SEASON!! If you don’t know what Pilot Season is, it’s a certain time of the year that Amazon releases all the pilots of the TV shows they’ve been working on. If they get great reviews, they decide to continue with the show and make more episodes. (They also landed the rights to do a Lord of the Rings TV Show…super exciting!!) Here are our top picks for the month!
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
1 season (but renewed for 2 more)
This show is HILARIOUS. Amazon decided to renew this show for it’s THIRD season after they got rave reviews during Pilot Season! The show was awarded Best TV in Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes and once you start watching you’ll see why. It’s about a jewish girl in the 50’s who gets married to an aspiring comedian and by happenstance she’s the one who becomes a comedian herself.
The Good Wife
7 Seasons (with a spinoff series that’s about to be in its 3rd season)
This show is about the character Alicia Florrick. She’s the wife of Chicago’s States Attorney and he gets in trouble for taking bribes to not prosecute cases. It also comes out that he was sleeping with prostitutes. He goes to jail and Alicia has to start her life all over after staying home with her children for the past 13 years. The cast includes Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Matt Czuchry, and Alan Cumming.
Covert Affairs is a fun spy series that will have you falling in love with the main characters. Annie has just received a job at the CIA because of her knowledge of multiple languages. When she arrives at the CIA she meets Auggie and they hit it off. Annie is sent on multiple missions with Auggie behind the screens at headquarters.
This series follows Chuck Bartowski, a computer geek with the Nerd Herd at Buy More (remind you of anything?), and how he unwittingly downloaded a stolen government interface in his brain. Now his life is filled with action and excitement. It’s also filled with new faces, cop faced John and Sarah, a cool secret agent undercover as his girlfriend. John and Sarah keep tabs on Chuck and his “flashes” to help stop the bad guys in their tracks.
A con man on the run from a vicious gangster… takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, “reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he’s trying to escape – and, just maybe, give him a taste of the loving family he’s never had.
I don’t think I’ve said WTF more in one episode of one show than i have with this one!
Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath.
Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver), an LAPD homicide detective, stands trial for the fatal shooting of a serial murder suspect — just as a cold case involving the remains of a missing boy forces Bosch to confront his past. As daring recruit, Julia Brasher (Annie Wersching), catches his eye, and departmental politics heat up, Bosch will pursue justice at all costs.
The Man in the High Castle
Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.
Series Starting August 31
When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.
It’s the summer of ’87 and change is in the air at Red Oaks. David is chasing his dream to become a director in NYC. Wheeler and Misty have taken their relationship to the next level but face unforeseen obstacles. Getty is making lemonade out of lemons in prison and Sam and Judy are finding new and unexplored passions. Meanwhile, back at Red Oaks, Nash finds that the club’s future is in danger.
To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous “non-official cover” — that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.
The Last Tycoon
Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios present The Last Tycoon, a drama series based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished final novel.
Good Girls Revolt
In 1969, while a cultural revolution swept through the free world, there was still one place that refused to change with the times: newsrooms. Good Girls Revolt follows a group of young female researchers at “News of the Week,” who ask to be treated fairly. Their revolutionary request sparks convulsive changes and upends marriages, careers, sex lives, love lives, and friendships.
The series tells the story of FBI agent Emily Byrne who disappears without a trace while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers, and she is declared dead in absentia. Six years later, she is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive and with no memory of the years that she was missing.
Hand of God
An Amazon Original Series: A psychological drama about a morally-corrupt judge who suffers a breakdown and believes God is compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice.
Mozart in the Jungle
What happens behind the curtains at the symphony is just as captivating as what happens on stage. Brash new maestro Rodrigo is stirring things up, and young oboist Hailey (Lola Kirke) hopes for her big chance.
Z The Beginning of Everything
“Z: The Beginning of Everything” tells the story of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful Southern Belle who became the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age.
Crisis in Six Scenes
This is a comedy that takes place in the 1960’s during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down.
Suits is about a law firm in New York. It centers around Harvey Spector, one of Manhattan’s top corporate lawyers. He sets out to recruit a new hotshot associate and hires the only guy that impresses him…Mike Ross, a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout. Though he isn’t actually a lawyer, this legal prodigy has the book smarts of a Harvard law grad and the street smarts of a hustler. However, in order to serve justice and save their jobs, both these unconventional thinkers must continue the charade.
Dr. Gregory House is devoid of bedside manner and wouldn’t even talk to his patients if he could get away with it. Dealing with his own constant physical pain, he uses a cane that seems to punctuate his acerbic, brutally honest demeanor while his unconventional thinking and flawless instincts have afforded him a great deal of respect.
Michael Westen is a trained spy who receives a “burn notice” for an unstated reason & effectively is fired. Penniless, he returns to his hometown in Miami and freelances while trying to find who burned him.
Downton Abbey — a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion nestled in the Yorkshire landscape — needs an heir. Dame Maggy Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham matriarch of Downton. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflappable Lord Crawley. Elizabeth McGovern is his far-sighted American wife, Cora. This is the original un-edited UK version of the program.
See how it all started! Season One of HBO’s hit series ‘The Sopranos’ takes a realistic, darkly humorous look at members of a suburban New Jersey family, whose patriarch Tony Soprano happens to be a mob boss. James Gandolfini stars.
Ragnar is pitted against Rollo over a land dispute he’s trying to settle on behalf of King Horik. A deadly fever hits Kattegat putting Ragnar’s wife and daughter’s lives in grave danger.
Detective John Kelly is a young, dedicated cop who has risen quickly through the ranks. Kelly is partnered with his mentor, Detective Andy Sipowicz, a veteran, tough-as-nails cop. As Kelly struggles to save his failing marriage, Sipowicz fights to manage his drinking problem and a dangerous, personal vendetta.
In 24 hours — Each hour a separate episode — Counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer must stop a political crisis, while maintaining a balance with his family life.
When the standard methods of identifying a body simply won’t work, law enforcement turns to Dr. Temperance Brennan, a skilled forensic anthropologist with an uncanny ability to read clues left behind in a victim’s bones.
Sons of Anarchy
In the first season of FX’s original series, Jax’s journey begins with two discoveries; his son’s harrowing premature birth by Wendy Case, his crank-addicted ex-wife, and the discovery of a life-altering document written by his father who died fourteen years earlier.
BLUE BLOODS is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops (and a lawyer) dedicated to New York City law enforcement.
House of Lies
Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell are twisting the facts, spinning the numbers and playing corporate America for everything they’ve got.