Amazon streaming shows to enjoy… other than the marvelous ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

From old favorites to new shows that are soon to be classics, here are some of the best Amazon Prime shows available to stream right now
By Avital Norman Nathman  Published on 01/09/2019 at 11:00 AM EDT
With everything from action adventure to comedy musicals, Amazon really is prime when it comes to streaming shows.

Many of us have fallen in love with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel—from the fast-talking dialogue to the drool-worthy costumes. If you’re like me and have already quickly consumed all of season 2, fear not, for Amazon Prime has a lot more on offer. From suspense and drama to comedy that will have you laughing all night long, let us help you find your next favorite show.


Equal parts drama and suspense, and helmed by actress Julia Roberts, Homecoming is based off a podcast with the same name. It takes us into the world of returning soldiers, their mental health, and a huge mystery shrouding everything. Roberts plays Heidi Bergman, a therapist at a Florida facility that helps veterans overcome PTSD and adjust to civilian life. The show bounces back and forth in time, leading audiences to think one thing, and then as the story builds and details are revealed, turning everything on its end.

Watch if you like the twisty-turny plot of Mr. Robot.

Inside Jokes

This docu-series follows several comics trying to make their way to the New Faces Showcase at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival, which launched the careers of Colin Jost and Gabriel Iglesias. Inside Jokes introduces us to some hopefuls who are vying for a spot on the showcase. A mix of stand up, interviews, and other footage, Inside Jokes is an interesting look at all that goes into being a successful stand-up comic.

Watch if you laughed your way through Last Comic Standing.

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

Need a straight up political thriller? Then Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, who jumps from page to small screen, is what you’re seeking. Sure, it might be a smidge off-putting at first to see Jim from The Office as a former marine and CIA analyst taking on dangerous field assignments. After all, you’re used to seeing him stuff staplers in Jell-O molds in order to prank Dwight. But Jim is jacked now. Or rather… Jack? And John Krasinski somehow makes it work, as he takes on the iconic Clancy character. While the plot isn’t anything earth shattering, it’s interesting enough to keep us watching in between the slick action scenes.

Watch if you couldn’t get enough of 24.


Just like the other streaming services, Amazon has seasons of some wonderful shows from years past. Monk originally premiered on USA in 2002, and features Tony Shalhoub as former police detective Adrian Monk. No longer on the force, the obsessive-compulsive and phobias laden Monk becomes a PI, solving crimes in his own meticulous and brilliant way. All eight seasons are available to stream. Make sure to watch them exactly in order, or otherwise you’ll have Monk to deal with.

Watch if you couldn’t get enough Tony Shalhoub in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Pushing Daisies

I’m still not over this show being canceled. Sure, it was a bit irreverent. A show about a pie maker with the power to bring back the dead (and return them to death) with the touch of his finger? A phenomenal cast that include Lee Pace, Kristin Chenoweth, Chi McBride, Ellen Greene, and Swoosie Kurtz wearing various decorated eye patches? Meticulously designed sets and costumes? Did I mention that there’s also singing? Plus, there is such sweet humor and a delicious style of storytelling not often seen on the small screen. I’m still—honestly— trying to wrap my mind around the fact that this show didn’t get the respect it deserved at the time. Thankfully, we can watch, and then rewatch, the two quirky, fabulous seasons we do have of the show.

Re-watch if you’re still not over the cancellation of Pushing Daisies.


Sometimes it feels like all you want to do is escape from politics these days. But perhaps if we had VEEP‘s Selina Meyer in office, we’d all be a lot happier. Meyer, played by Seinfeld‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is the vice president and the show details the ins and outs of her days at the White House, complete with a fabulous cast of characters that makes up her team (huge standout is Arrested Development’s Tony Hale as Meyer’s aide, Gary). If you want to escape into a more gentle fantasy world of politics where it’s a-okay to laugh at what’s going on, start the first couple of seasons of VEEP, now.

Watch if you are still missing the folks of Pawnee from Parks and Recreation.

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