How are you filling your time during this second lockdown? With it being so dark (most of the time) I find myself watching telly a lot more than I probably should. Streaming services aren’t making it easy to stay away with so many great tv shows and films to get sucked into. I recently shared what I think is worth watching on Disney+.
Lately, I’ve watched more from Amazon Prime Video than any other channel. I find it goes in periods which service or channel has the best offers on and currently it’s Amazon for me. In this post, I’ve put together a list of three Amazon Prime Video TV shows to watch.
This Is Us
This is Us is one of the best TV shows I’ve seen. There are four season available in full and the fifth is currently ongoing with a new episode being released once a week. It first aired in 2016 but I didn’t hear about it until earlier this year when Casey from Wardwanders on Instagram recommended it on her stories. After that, I realised that many were watching and I had missed out. Well, no I’m all caught up and if you’re not – get on it!
This is Us is a US drama about relatively normal people and their lives. The first episode is amazing! You get a glimpse into each of the main characters lives during their 35th birthday and how they’re celebrating across the country. Each new season starts with their joint birthday so they’re now 40 years old.
If it’s possible to fall in love with a fictional character, I have. I absolutely love Jack, played by Milo Ventimiglia, he’s perfect. Yes, he has flaws but the way he treats everyone around him is amazing. I also really like Kevin. He plays an actor in the TV show which is so far away from where I am in life but still, as a person, I can relate to him in so many ways. The other characters I’m back and forth with in terms of liking. Sometimes I do and sometimes I really don’t.
If you like drama where every episode brings you to tears, don’t miss out on This is Us.
Brothers & Sisters
As you can probably guess from the title, this TV show is about a family and their lives. The Walker family consists of five brothers and sisters who are brought together to celebrate one of theirs birthdays. Once all together, you can feel the tension and love between them. Understanding a Walker is probably only something someone who’s part of the family can do. I just love when they all get together and all the drama starts. As much as I can foresee it and it annoys me, I still love it.
Brothers & Sisters is an oldie but goodie. The first season aired in 2006 and all five seasons are available on Amazon Prime Video. With so many episodes in each season, it’ll keep you occupied for a while. Hopefully! I’ve seen a couple of episodes back in the day but something made me stop and then I forgot what it was called to get back into it. I’m so glad Rihanna shared the great news it has recently re-released on her Instagram stories. I guess because This is Us is such a big hit, Amazon has decided to share more shows from the same director: Ken Olin.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
If you like Gilmore Girls, you’ll love this TV show. They share the same creator (Amy Sherman-Palladino) and though set in a completely different time, has a completely different storyline and oozes a completely different feel to it, the rapid and intense dialogue we know and love/hate from Gilmore Girls is there AND the girl power. I think I might even like Mrs. Maisel more to be honest. She’s so witty and the jokes makes me laugh.
Mrs. Maisel is a drama set in 50s New York. Miriam or also called Midge has everything she dreamt of: the perfect husband (if there is such a thing), an elegant apartment and two kids. Her life takes an interesting turn when she on a drunken night discovers that she’s got a hidden talent – standup comedy!
Watching these three series closely after each other I realised they’re all linked somehow. Families are a hot topic in all. Milo played in Gilmore Girls which has the same writer as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the mum in that series also acts (very briefly) in a couple of episodes of Brothers & Sisters. I guess the TV world is small after all.
Have you seen any of these TV shows? If so, what do you think? Have you got a favourite? What other series are must watch on Amazon Prime Video?