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38 Best TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video

38 Best TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video

Looking for the best shows on Amazon Prime Video Canada to binge-watch this January 2023?

Being able to watch shows on Prime Video Canada is one of the best perks of having an Amazon Prime membership.

Yes, you get access to Prime Video completely free with a Prime membership!

Most people know about Prime for the free 2-day shipping, but your membership also includes access to music streaming on Amazon Music, movies and shows on Prime Video, and so much more.

There are tons of awesome added perks to having a Prime membership!

You can register for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, which gets you free access to Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video Canada has a huge selection of shows and movies to watch, whether you’re into riveting dramas or light-hearted comedies.

Here are some of the best shows to watch on Amazon Prime Video in Canada, in my own personal opinion!

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How does Amazon Prime Video work?


Best shows on Amazon Prime Video

In order to access Prime Video, you have to have an Amazon Prime membership.

The highlight of having a Prime membership is obviously the free and quick shipping, and all the other benefits are just perks of having the membership.

At $9.99 a month or $99 annually, it’s definitely worth investing in a Prime membership if you do plan on using at least one or two of the benefits!

Benefits of an Amazon Prime membership in Canada:

  • Free 2-day shipping on millions of items
  • Free same-day and 1-day delivery on eligible items in some Canadian cities
  • Access to Prime Video, Amazon Music, Prime Reading, and Twitch Prime
  • Unlimited photo storage on Amazon Photos

You can also subscribe to various channels under Prime Video, including:

  • Shudder (horror)
  • hayu (reality TV)
  • STACKTV (Global, Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, W Network, History, Adult Swim, Slice, Showcase, National Geographic, Teletoon, Treehouse, YTV)

Here’s a look at the Canadian pricing for channels on Amazon Prime Video!

Helter Skelter documentary series on Hollywood Suite
Hollywood Suite is an add-on channel available on Prime Video, and Helter Skelter: An American Myth is a fantastic documentary series about the Manson family.

Prices for Amazon Prime channels:

Amazon vs. Netflix vs. Crave

Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Crave are all great for their own reasons.

I personally find that Amazon has a lot more older movies, which I really enjoy.

The Amazon Original series seem to be geared towards an older crowd, and maybe even an American audience, but some of them are pretty good.

Netflix definitely has the best original series and more options, while Crave offers HBO, Showtime, and Hollywood blockbusters.

I’m subscribed to all three streaming services, but it all depends on your personal preference!

Looking for a great new show to binge-watch? Here are some of the best television series and shows to watch on Amazon Prime Video in Canada!

Best TV shows on Amazon Prime Video Canada to binge-watch


Best drama shows on Amazon Prime Video Canada


The Handmaid’s Tale

The dystopian future nobody wants: where women are literally just baby machines.

In The Handmaid’s Tale, “handmaids” are fertile women who are forced into having children for “commanders” and their “wives”.

Women can’t read, work, or have anything of their own, or they’ll get punished (spoiler alert: it ain’t a pretty punishment).

Margaret Atwood (the writer) is a genius, and this series is definitely not for the faint of heart – it can be pretty hard to watch at times.

The interesting thing is that Atwood came out with the original novel back in the 80s, and she finally released the sequel novel in 2019!

The series has actually veered off from the book, and you can watch the whole thing on Prime Video (or on Crave).

5 seasons available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

Hunters

Hunters is a fictional series inspired by real Nazi hunters throughout the decades.

Set in New York City during the 70s, it follows a band of Nazi hunters who discover that Nazi war criminals are trying to create a Fourth Reich in the US.

It goes back and forth between WWII and 1977, and it’s interesting learning a bit about history.

2 seasons available on Prime Video

Mr. Robot

At least when it starts off, Mr. Robot is kinda like Dexter if Dexter were a hacker.

By day, Elliot works as a cyber-security engineer, and by night, he hacks felons (actually, he pretty much hacks everyone, including his friends.)

Elliot gets recruited by an anarchist named Mr. Robot to help bring down the largest conglomerate in the world, Robin Hood style.

The entire show is a wild ride, and it gets even better throughout the seasons.

4 seasons available on Prime Video

The Man in High Castle

The Man in High Castle is based on a novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick, and it shows an alternate reality if the Axis powers (Germany, Japan, and Italy) had won World War II.

East U.S.A. becomes the Greater Nazi Reich, west U.S.A. becomes the Japanese Pacific States, and the area in-between becomes the Neutral Zone.

After impossible footage is found showing a parallel universe where Germany and Japan lose the war, it gives hope that the world can be different.

Set in the 1960s, it’s fascinating to watch an alternate history.

Plus, they film some scenes in Vancouver!

4 seasons available on Prime Video

Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine city dwellers go on a 10 day wellness retreat, not knowing what’s about to hit them.

Nine Perfect Strangers is based on a novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty!

A bunch of big names star in this drama series on Prime Video, including Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Samara Weaving, and Luke Evans.

Melissa McCarthy’s character is def my fave of the whole series.

1 season available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere is a mini-series exclusively available on Prime Video.

It’s based on the novel of the same name by Celeste Ng, and it’s set in 1990s Ohio where Ng grew up.

It shows two different families as their worlds intertwine: the seemingly perfect Richardson family, and the Warrens, a mother-daughter duo.

Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon are amazing in this series!

If you like HBO’s Big Little Lies (available on Crave Canada and also featuring Reese Witherspoon), you’ll like this show as well.

1 season available on Prime Video

Tell Me Your Secrets

Tell Me Your Secrets is centred around three different people with their own dark pasts.

Emma once loved a dangerous killer, John is a former serial predator, and Mary is obsessed with finding her missing daughter.

Lily Rabe from American Horror Story is in this one, and she’s awesome!

It’s similar to the Netflix show Behind Her Eyes, but I personally think Tell Me Your Secrets is a lot more interesting.

1 season available on Prime Video

White Dragon

After his wife’s death, a London professor with a fear of flying travels to Hong Kong to identify her body.

She’d spent half her life working and living in Hong Kong, and he discovers a complete other life she’d been living without his knowledge.

White Dragon is primarily based in Hong Kong, and it’s cool being able to pick up on and learn some Cantonese words.

Learning to speak Cantonese fluently is on my 30 before 30 list!

1 season available on Prime Video

Panic

Every summer in a small Texan town, high school grads play a game called Panic, made up of a series of dangerous challenges, in order to earn prize money and have the chance to leave town.

It wasn’t what I expected based on the trailer, but it was still an interesting watch!

The I Know What You Did Last Summer series on Prime Video has kind of the same vibe as Panic, but I personally didn’t love it.

1 season available on Prime Video

The Wilds

A group of teenage girls from different worlds find themselves stranded on an island, unaware they’re the subjects of a social experiment.

The Wilds starts off a bit slow, but at the end of the first episode, you’ll definitely be into it.

I definitely think season one was better than season two though!

2 season available on Prime Video


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Why Women Kill

This anthology series is all about exactly what the name suggests: why women kill.

In season one, three women living in three different decades deal with infidelity in their marriages: a housewife in the 60s, a socialite in the 80s, and a lawyer in the 2010s.

It’s a wild and intense season, and the stories all work together really well, even though they’re so different.

Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste all star in the first season of Why Women Kill, and Lucy Liu is my fave in this.

Season 2 has a pretty different concept featuring just one timeline in the 1950s, but it’s still very good!

Only the second season is available to stream on Prime Video!

1 season available on Prime Video

Flack

Robyn is an American working at a London-based PR firm, and she expertly rescues her high-profile clients from potentially embarrassing situations.

While she’s a pro at her job, her life is kind of a hot mess.

Anna Paquin (Sookie from True Blood, available on Crave) plays Robyn in Flack!

2 seasons available on Prime Video

Fleabag

A woman (who we only know as Fleabag) navigates life and love in London while also coping with tragedy.

You can watch two seasons on Prime Video, and there are actually only 6 episodes each!

2 seasons available on Prime Video

Upload

If you’re a fan of the Black Mirror series on Netflix, you’ll like Upload.

It’s a lot more lighthearted and funny – it kind of reminds me of The Good Place (also available on Netflix).

Basically, if you have the money, you have the option of being “uploaded” into your choice of heaven when you die.

You can communicate with loves ones who are alive via video chatting and screens, and they can join you when they die.

After dying at the young age of 27, Nathan tries to adjust to living in Lake View while also having to deal with his rich and controlling girlfriend in the real world.

P.S. if you watched the OG beauty gurus on YouTube back in the day, you’ll enjoy the little cameo 😉

2 seasons available on Prime Video

Made for Love - HBO series on Prime Video
Photo by HBO

Made for Love

A woman goes on the run after a decade of marriage to a tech billionaire, who implanted a monitoring device in her brain without her knowing.

Made for Love is totally ridiculous but utterly hilarious, and you’ll definitely enjoy it if you like Upload.

2 seasons available on Prime Video

Archer

Archer, a narcissistic womanizer and incompetent spy, is part of an intelligence agency called ISIS (the name changes later) with his mother, ex-love interest, and other secret agents.

It’s sort of like a workplace sitcom, but if it involved secret agents and bad guys.

There are 12 seasons of Archer, but only the first 5 are on Prime Video.

5 seasons available on Prime Video

Fairfax

Four mischievous 13-year-olds living in LA try their best to become influencers.

Fairfax is an animated comedy series, and while it’s about teens, it’s definitely more for a millennial audience.

Instagram is the main shindig here, while IRL TikTok is more of a Gen Z thing.

Anyway, if you’re a millennial, you’ll definitely enjoy the humour.

2 seasons available on Prime Video


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Modern Love

If you like hearing feel-good love stories, you’ll enjoy watching Modern Love.

It’s an anthology series, with each episode inspired by a different true story from the New York Times’ “Modern Love” column.

They also host a podcast of the same name, and it’s one of my favourite podcasts!

It also features some well-known stars in the cast, including Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Kit Harington, and Dev Patel.

There are also two spinoffs: Modern Love Amsterdam and Modern Love Mumbai!

2 seasons available on Prime Video

The Pursuit of Love

The Pursuit of Love follows two wildly-opposite, high-society cousins as they navigate life and love.

It’s super short with only 3 episodes, but it’s definitely worth a watch especially if you enjoyed Bridgerton on Netflix.

It’s actually based on a novel of the same name!

1 season available on Prime Video


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The Boys ugly holiday sweater from Amazon Prime Video Canada

The Boys

So what if superheroes lived among us, and they weren’t the good guys we grew up thinking they were supposed to be?

The Boys is based on a comic book series of the same name, and it’s oh-so-good.

It’s about a group of normal dudes who set out to expose the dark secrets of the Seven, a group of heroes that aren’t much of heroes, and Vought, the corporation that manages the superheroes.

I’m not much of a comic book or superhero person, but I actually really enjoy watching The Boys.

It’s hella gory with tons of disgusting scenes, but it’s so entertaining.

I think the show gets even better as it goes on, and Homelander is definitely one of the most terrifying villains on television!

They also film the show here in Toronto, which is pretty cool – Adam and I actually walked by them filming by the Scotiabank Theatre once!

3 seasons available on Prime Video

Invincible ugly holiday sweater from Amazon Prime Video Canada

Invincible

Adam and I started watching Invincible because he’d heard about it from people online, and we had no idea what we were getting into when we started it.

From the cover, it looks like your typical animated superhero TV show, but it’s actually super unique.

Teenager Mark Grayson starts to develop superpowers, and he tries to take after his father Omni-Man, the most powerful superhero on earth.

The show is based on a comic co-created by Robert Kirkman, who also co-created The Walking Dead (available to stream on Netflix)!

It also features a star-studded cast, including Steven Yeun and Sandra Oh.

The show’s already been renewed for seasons 2 and 3 because it’s that good.

Oh, and it’s kinda gory, but it’s all animated if that helps.

If you’ve seen and enjoyed The Boys, you’ll definitely love Invincible!

1 season available on Prime Video

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series on Amazon Prime Video

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan is an up-and-coming CIA analyst who gets thrown from his desk job into actual terrorist assignments.

John Krasinksi is badass, and it’s great seeing him play different kinds of roles (like in the horror movie A Quiet Place!)

3 seasons available on Prime Video


Best fantasy & supernatural shows on Amazon Prime Video Canada


The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Rings of Power is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

It follows different characters from different walks of life, from Elves, to Dwarves, to Harfoots.

Amazon bought the TV rights for The Lord of the Rings back in 2017 and committed to 5 seasons of it, which will cost around $1 billion USD, AKA the most expensive TV series ever made!

You can actually watch the original Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies on Prime Video as well!

1 season available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Wheel of Time

In a fantasy world, the Aes Sedai are a powerful all-female organization that can use magic.

One of the Aes Sedai members embarks on a dangerous journey with 5 young villagers, one of which is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, and will either save or destroy the world.

The Wheel of Time is based on the novel series of the same name, which is made up of 14 books!

1 season available on Prime Video

Carnival Row

In Carnival Row, mythological creatures try to coexist with humans after their lands are invaded by mankind.

Vignette is a fae trying to survive in this new world, and Philo is a police inspector trying to solve the gruesome murders of fae-folk.

They were both lovers during the war, and they find each other again (with lots of tension) in Carnival Row.

I really enjoyed Carnival Row, but I feel like Cara Delevingne wasn’t meant for the role.

Season one of Carnival Row came out a few years ago, and season two just came out this year!

2 seasons available on Prime Video

The Vampire Diaries

Vampire Diaries focuses around the fictional town of Mystic Falls, which has centuries worth of supernatural history.

Elena Gilbert falls into a love triangle between two brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore, who both happen to be vampires.

Although Vampire Diaries started to drag on closer to the end, the first couple of seasons were actually really good.

8 seasons available on Prime Video

The Originals

The Originals is a spinoff of the wildly popular Vampire Diaries series, and it’s all about the original vampire family.

There are some crossovers between the two shows in the series, which is pretty cool!

5 seasons available on Prime Video

Supernatural

Brothers Dean and Sam follow in their father’s footsteps as monster hunters, and they travel across America eliminating demons and supernatural entities.

Supernatural does get a little repetitive after awhile, but it’s still a great show overall!

It lasted 15 years and 15 seasons, and it has a huge fanbase.

Jensen Ackles actually stars in season two of The Boys, and it’s nice to see him again in a major show!

15 seasons available on Prime Video


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Soulmates

Would you take a test that would tell you who your ultimate soulmate was?

That’s pretty much the premise of Soulmates, an anthology series focusing on different people’s lives and how they’re affected before or after taking the test.

No matter their location, relationship status, or even sexual orientation, the test tells them scientifically who their perfect soulmate is.

It’s a super interesting and very well-done series, and it also stars some recognizable people like Bill Skarsgard and Malin Akerman!

1 season available on Prime Video

Solos

If you’re into Black Mirror on Netflix, you’ll definitely enjoy Solos.

It’s a sci-fi anthology series with easter eggs connecting the episodes, and every episode features some pretty incredible actors, including Anne Hathaway, Uzo Aduba, and Constance Wu.

Each episode is only around a half hour, so you can easily binge all seven episodes in one sitting.

It was created by David Weil, who also created the Prime show Hunters.

1 season available on Prime Video

The Peripheral

Set in the near future when technology has subtly altered society, a woman discovers a secret connection to an alternate reality, as well as a dark future of her own.

Chloë Grace Moretz and Katie Leung (Cho Chang from Harry Potter, which you can watch on Crave) star in The Peripheral!

1 season available on Prime Video


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Flower of Evil

Family man Baek Hee Sung hides his past from his detective wife, until she discovers he has secrets while investigating a series of unexplained murders.

This story is a wild ride, and will leave you constantly questioning what’s going on!

Flower of Evil was one of the first Korean dramas Adam and I watched together, and it’s part of what got us hooked (along with Crash Landing on You for me).

If you love Flower of Evil, there are also tons of awesome Korean dramas on Netflix worth watching!

1 season available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

Mr. Mercedes

A retired detective sets out on a dangerous crusade when he starts getting tormented by a local serial killer.

If you’re into crime thrillers, you’ll definitely enjoy this series, and there are 3 seasons on Prime Video.

Mr. Mercedes is actually based on a trilogy by Stephen King!

3 seasons available on Prime Video


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Fear the Walking Dead

A prequel and spinoff to The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead tells the story of the Clark family.

Morgan from The Walking Dead crosses over into this show as well, which is cool!

I really enjoyed the first few seasons, but it started to veer off in a weird direction in the latter ones.

Anyway, still a great show if you’re a fan of The Walking Dead (you can watch all 10 seasons on Netflix)!

There are 7 seasons of the show, though only 6 are available to stream right now on Prime Video.

There’s also another spinoff on Prime Video called The Walking Dead: World Beyond, which is about teenagers growing up through the apocalypse, and tbh it’s pretty bad.

6 seasons available on Prime Video

The Walking Dead panel at Fan Expo Canada
The Walking Dead panel at Fan Expo Canada 2015 with Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, and Lennie James.

The Terror

The Terror is an AMC anthology series that combines real life history with supernatural stories, and it’s really good and definitely underrated.

Season one is a fictionalized version of the real life Sir John Franklin’s British Arctic expedition during 19th century.

Season two tells the story of life in the Japanese internment camps during WWII in the United States.

In both seasons, the characters are haunted by malevolent and terrifying entities.

The show can be pretty gory at times, so it ain’t for the faint of heart.

2 seasons available on Prime Video

Them

A black family from the south migrates to California during the 1950s, and they start to experience terror from their neighbours and otherworldly forces.

Them is an anthology series exploring terror in America, and each season will focus on different stories!

1 season available on Prime Video

The Purge

In the world of The Purge, all crimes (including murder) are legal for 12 hours once a year on Purge Night.

Some people lock themselves up inside their homes, while others eagerly wait to carry out their revenge or dangerous desires.

Each season focuses on different sets of people who end up somehow relating to one another by the end.

The series definitely isn’t as great as the films, but it’s still a good one to watch.

You can watch the newest 2021 Purge movie on Crave if you can’t get enough!

2 seasons available on Prime Video

The Stand

A contagious virus accidentally gets released from a military research facility and destroys most of the human population.

Some well-known names are in this post-apocalyptic mini-series, including Alexander Skarsgård and Whoopi Goldberg!

The Stand is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

1 season available on Prime Video


Looking for a great new show to binge-watch? Here are some of the best television series and shows to watch on Amazon Prime Video in Canada!

Best shows to watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada (January 2023):

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale
  2. Hunters
  3. Mr. Robot
  4. The Man in High Castle
  5. Nine Perfect Strangers
  6. Little Fires Everywhere
  7. Tell Me Your Secrets
  8. White Dragon
  9. The Wilds
  10. Panic
  11. Why Women Kill
  12. Flack
  13. Fleabag
  14. Upload
  15. Made for Love
  16. Archer
  17. Fairfax
  18. Modern Love
  19. The Pursuit of Love
  20. The Boys
  21. Invincible
  22. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
  23. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
  24. The Wheel of Time
  25. Carnival Row
  26. The Vampire Diaries
  27. Originals
  28. Supernatural
  29. Soulmates
  30. Solos
  31. The Peripheral
  32. Flower of Evil
  33. Mr. Mercedes
  34. Fear the Walking Dead
  35. The Terror
  36. Them
  37. The Purge
  38. The Stand

These were some of the best TV shows to binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada this January 2023!

Don’t forget to register for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime to get free access to Prime Video.

Have you seen any of these shows on Prime Video? What are some of the best shows to watch on Amazon Prime Canada in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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Kathleen

Wednesday 11th of January 2023

I don't know how I lived without Prime!

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Craig

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

I don't know how you managed to find 30 shows worth watching on Amazon lol. When I'm REALLLLLY desperate I turn to Amazon. Maybe I'll check some of these out though.

Thanks for sharing.

Jessica Lam

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Hahaha I've probably been watching Amazon the most this year :P