The best new shows on Amazon Prime

Arielle Tchiprout, Nathalie Whittle
·3-min read
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Photo credit: Erin Simkin

From Good Housekeeping

When it comes to streaming services, Amazon Prime is the place to be right now. Alongside a full-to-the brim archive of classic series and movies, Amazon has really stepped up its game recently with a whole host of new originals, plus uploads of American shows that are more difficult to access in the UK.

There really is something for everyone. If you're looking for a new reality show to get stuck into, try Making the Cut, which sees fashion wannabes go head-to-head, or Below Deck, which follows the antics of superyacht crews. There are emotional dramas in the form of This is Us, supernatural comedies like Upload. And so much more.

Read on to find out more about these must-see shows - and others you don't want to miss.

Little Fires Everywhere

Based on the bestselling novel by Celeste Ng, this excellent drama series stars Reese Witherspoon as 'picture-perfect' mother Elena Richardson, and Kerry Washington as artist Mia Warren. Set in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, Ohio, during the 1990s, the story follows the interlocking fates of two families from very different socioeconomic backgrounds.

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This is Us

This acclaimed family drama is sentimental, funny, and you'll definitely shed a few tears. The show seamlessly weaves the stories of couple Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) in their younger years, with the grown-up lives of their triplet children, Kevin, Kate and Randall. Originally created for American channel NBC, you can watch all the series on Amazon Prime now, including the brand new season 5, uploaded weekly.

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Making the Cut

Photo credit: Amazon Prime
Photo credit: Amazon Prime

Supermodel Heidi Klum and fashion consultant Tim Gunn host this all-new fashion reality series. Twelve talented entrepreneurs and designers from around the globe battle it out to take their young fashion brands to the next level and take home a cash prize. Eyes peeled for supermodel Naomi Campbell (who is also a consulting producer for the show) and actress Nicole Richie on the judging panel.

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Truth Seekers

This comedy-horror series was created by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, the dream-team behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. The series follows a group of paranormal investigators (including Frost and Pegg) who set out to film ghost sightings, but end up discovering a conspiracy that could end the world.

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The Boys

A superhero show like no other - in this critically-acclaimed series, superheroes embrace the darker side of fame. But a group of vigilantes known as 'the boys' set out to take down these corrupt 'heroes'.

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James May: Our Man in Japan

Photo credit: Amazon Prime
Photo credit: Amazon Prime

Fifteen years after he first visited Japan as a baffled tourist, presenter James May embarks on a journey to understand the extraordinary country. You won’t simply see him visiting the typical tourists spots, he’ll explore the Japanese hobby of train spotting. uncover the competitive sport of snowball throwing and even appear as a featured artist in an anime film. Prepare to be enlightened.

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Below Deck

If you're a reality TV fan, it's well worth downloading the add-on to Amazon Prime, Hayu, where you can watch all seven seasons of Below Deck, plus its spin-off show, Below Deck: Mediterranean. The show follows the crew of a super-yacht as they navigate 'charter season'. Expect cabin-based relationships, high-maintenance guests and a lot of drama. The ultimate feel-good TV.

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Upload

Photo credit: Amazon Prime
Photo credit: Amazon Prime

A satire set in the near future, this genre-busting mystery, romance, sci-fi and comedy show is the latest from Greg Daniels, the creator of The Office and Parks and Rec. It’s set in a technologically advanced future where hologram phones, 3D food printers and automated grocery stores are the norm. But most importantly, humans can choose to be ‘uploaded’ into a virtual afterlife when they find themselves near-death. It’s as compelling as it sounds.

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