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

A photo of John Krasinski in Jack Ryan

Amazon Prime Video adds exclusive TV shows and fresh new episodes to its TV catalogue every week. Although that means you've always got plenty to catch up on when the weekend rolls around, it also means it's difficult to choose just one to binge on next. But this list is here to help make your choice that little bit easier. 

Update: The highly-anticipated Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan has landed on Amazon Prime, following the adventures of CIA analyst Jack Ryan (played by The Office's John Krasinski) as well new Amazon Prime Original Forever and serial killer documentary series It Takes a Killer. Plus, The Man In The High Castle is back for a third season on October 5.

Amazon Prime Video is part of the Amazon Prime membership, which means a lot more than just super fast deliveries these days. 

For starters, there’s Prime Music, Audible freebies, the Kindle Lending Library, lots of photos storage and the chance to stream great movies and TV shows through Prime Video, which is Amazon’s answer to an on-demand streaming service. 

Although Amazon has a huge back catalogue on its Prime Video service, there are lots of mediocre TV options too that might fool you into thinking they’d be worthy of a watch, as well as lots of truly terrible ones, which we'd prefer you didn't waste your time on at all.

We've collected together a huge selection of TV shows for you to choose from, including shiny new series through to Amazon's own original shows. 

In our guide you'll discover our pick of the best Amazon Prime TV shows that are currently on offer. We have options for fans of thrillers, comedy lovers and those who enjoy nothing more than a fantasy police drama. 

Amazon has been developing and creating titles itself over the past few years, which are called Amazon Originals or Amazon Original Series.

These homegrown TV shows are arguably some of the best that the Amazon Prime Video service has to offer (think The Tick and Transparent), which you can watch instantly when you have Amazon Prime access. There are many more shows you can watch through Amazon too of course, but some of these have to be purchased in order for you to start streaming. 

We'll be keeping this list constantly updated – if any paid shows become free that we feel need to be included, they'll be added too. Scroll through to see our picks that we've divided up into the following categories: drama, comedy and thriller.

If you can only watch one...

A still from the TV show Forever

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A brand new Amazon Prime Originals series is here! Forever is about married couple Oscar and June who live a nice and comfortable life in California that's become a bit, well, boring. To break their usual routine, they decide to go on a ski trip - and things start to shake up.

Seasons on Amazon Prime: 1

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