The best TV shows to watch on Amazon Prime Video UK

From Original series like The Grand Tour to brilliant dramas like Outlander, Preacher and Mr Robot, check out the best series to watch on Amazon's streaming services (updated regularly)


Amazon Prime, like its rival Netflix, has so much to scroll through it’s almost impossible to know where to start.


Sure, they make a big song and dance about their new series, including the genuinely explosive return of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in The Grand Tour.

But without hours of searching, you’ll quickly get tired of the constant shouting about ‘Original’ content. So here, in one easy list, is the best of what Amazon Prime has to offer for TV fans.

If you’re just starting out, check out our guide to Amazon Prime, including how it works, how much it costs and what type of thing you can find on the streaming service.

Last updated 8th September


The show “about nothing” that became one of the most popular sitcoms in TV history. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld plays the straight man to his neurotic friends Kramer, Elaine and George, as they struggle to cope with everyday frustrations in New York City. Watch on Amazon

The Americans

Kerry Russell and Matthew Rhys star in this Cold War thriller as Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers who are posing as an American married couple living in the suburbs of 1980s Washington D.C. Their two children are unaware of their true identity – as is their FBI agent neighbour. Watch on Amazon

Mr Robot

Elliot (Rami Malek) is a cybersecurity engineer by day – and a vigilante hacker by night. Season one saw him recruited by the mysterious leader of an underground set on taking down multinational companies that they believe are running – and ruining – the world. There are now three seasons to get stuck into. Watch on Amazon


This bold and witty dramedy has a hot social issue at its core. That’s not the reason to watch, though: the central characters are the three 30-something siblings who, as they get used to Dad being a woman, work through their own pile of secrets, hang-ups and regrets. However, the future of the show is less clear, with Amazon confirming that star Jeffrey Tambor will not be returning to the show following sexual harassment claims. Tambor denies the claims. Watch on Amazon


Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney have created one of the best Channel 4 comedies in years – and audiences on both sides of the Atlantic have taken notice. Series 1-2 are available to watch now. Watch on Amazon


Dominic Cooper stars in this seriously dark comic-book inspired dramedy. He’s a West Texas preacher with a highly unusual power, who is “thrust into a a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.” Preacher is produced by Seth Rogan, Bad Neighbours’ Evan Goldberg and Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin. Watch on Amazon


With some of the most dedicated fans on the internet, it’s well worth trying to find out exactly why this Scottish-set historical sci-fi series has become so popular. We’re sure it’s not just Sam Heughan’s curly locks… Season three airs weekly from September 2017. Watch on Amazon

Ripper Street


Proof that there can be life after cancellation. When BBC1 prematurely axed this period crime thriller, Amazon picked up the police baton. The fifth and final series is now available on the streaming service. Watch on Amazon