Amazon Prime Video is home to some of the biggest TV shows of the past few decades, such as Dexter, American Horror Story, and Mr. robotas well as many shows from decades long past, such as Will and Grace and The Jefferson Family. But Amazon also releases a steady stream of its own originals, from a bag of fleas to The boys. Most recently, you can check out the 80s set Paper girls it might just be the perfect show to satisfy a need for nostalgia and sci-fi while we eagerly await the next season of Strange things on Netflix.

Whatever your mood, Amazon has something for everyone. With the newly revamped interface, it’s also easier than ever to navigate the options and find exciting new titles. But we’ve broken it down even further for you, using our hundreds of hours of TV viewing experience and in-depth research to provide a list of the best shows on Amazon Prime right now. None of the titles on this list require a secondary subscription, so watch to your heart’s content with just basic Amazon Prime.

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Science fiction and fantasy

Crime/mystery drama






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Animation/anime for adults

Children’s shows

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