Best Amazon Prime TV shows (January 2018): 25 great series to watch today

Update: Fantasy fans rejoice, Amazon Prime Video is bringing Tolkien’s world to life (again) in a new TV series that’ll be exclusive to Amazon’s streaming service. 

As most of the US prepares for its winter hibernation, with days getting shorter and nights getting longer, some of us are spending more time in front of the warm glow of our TV screens. Cable cutters, the name for those of us who have tossed out our expensive cable bills every month, included. 

The good news is that your Amazon Prime subscription, you know, that thing that gets you free two-day shipping, comes with hundreds of the best TV shows (and movies) – for free. The bad news is that there’s a lot to choose from.

In an effort to keep your yuletides merry and stockings full, we’ve gone ahead and listed the best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV shows you can stream in the US. Chosen by the team, these are the shows streamed in the US that are Instant classics primed to offer up hours of compulsive viewing. 

Notice, there are more Amazon Instant Video Originals than last year, with the online retailer trying to compete with the original TV shows that are now a large part of our best Netflix TV shows.

What’s the best Amazon TV show to get sucked into without regretting it by the end of season 2? Read our Prime Video recommendations to find out.