What are the most effective drama and comedy-drama TV sequence on Amazon Prime Video? The 13 titles beneath star actors resembling Sterling Ok. Brown, Hugh Grant, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Bonneville, Ben Whishaw, Elizabeth McGovern, Rosa Salazar, Jay Duplass, William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Lola Kirke, Gael García Bernal, Christine Baranski, Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, and Shweta Tripathi. They usually come from the minds of Ava DuVernay, Russell T Davies, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Kate Purdy, Robert and Michelle King, Joey Soloway, Dan Fogelman, Paul Abbott, David Shore, Julian Fellowes, Sarah Treem, Biswa Kalyan Rath, and Shankar Nag.
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- The Affair (2014 – 2019)
A schoolteacher and budding novelist (Dominic West) begins an extramarital affair with a younger waitress (Ruth Wilson) attempting to piece collectively her life on this sombre drama, which delivered two robust seasons of deep and psychological commentary earlier than a slight dip introduced by plot struggles within the third season. Recovered marginally for fifth and last season.
- Downton Abbey (2010 – 2015)
A post-Edwardian period interval drama set within the English countryside, coping with the aristocratic Crawley household and their home servants, and the way the nice occasions of the 1910s and Twenties had an impact on their lives and the British social hierarchy. Went via a dip in high quality within the center to late years however recovered for the ultimate season. The follow-up 2019 film is on Apple TV and Google Play.
- The Good Battle (2017 – Current)
A spin-off sequel to the critically-acclaimed The Good Spouse follows Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) after she’s pressured out of the legislation agency the place she was a associate, and has to hitch a high-profile legislation agency in Chicago. The authorized/political drama has greater than held its personal in contrast to most spin-offs, and has been praised for its examination of topical social points.
- Home (2004 – 2012)
For eight lengthy years, Hugh Laurie performed the misanthropic and unconventional titular physician who regardless of reliance on ache remedy and a cane — it really added to his acerbic persona — led a workforce at a fictional New Jersey hospital, and made nice use of his out-of-the-box pondering and instincts to diagnose sufferers.
- Laakhon Mein Ek (2017 – Current)
Biswa Kalyan Rath’s anthology sequence presents a take a look at unlucky souls — a youngster caught at an engineering teaching institute, or a younger physician posted to a rural cataract camp — combating in opposition to prejudices, the system, and extra. And customarily failing. Unique to Amazon.
- Malgudi Days (1987 – 1988)
R.Ok. Narayanan’s assortment of quick tales about totally different faces of life in a fictional South India city are selectively tailored for the display screen, because of his cartoonist brother R.Ok. Laxman, actor-director Shankar Nag, and producer T.S. Narasimhan.
- Mozart within the Jungle (2014 – 2018)
Impressed by oboist Blair Tindall’s 2005 memoir, this four-season lengthy comedy-drama centred on an bold oboist (Lola Kirke) who develops a powerful bond with the brand new conductor (Gael García Bernal) of a fictional New York symphony orchestra, with escapades in Mexico and Italy throughout seasons. An Amazon authentic.
- Queen Sugar (2016 – Current)
Ava DuVernay and Oprah got here collectively to create this drama based mostly on Natalie Baszile’s 2014 novel, in regards to the lives of the estranged Bordelon siblings who transfer again to Louisiana after their father’s loss of life to run the household’s struggling sugarcane farm. A bent to cater to tropes and archetypes, however there is no denying its political and viewing energy.
- Shameless (2011 – 2021)
Based mostly on the long-running hit UK sequence additionally from creator Paul Abbott, the American remake — all wrapped up after eleven seasons — is ready within the south aspect of Chicago and centres on a perpetually-drunk single father of six with the kids studying to care for themselves. A number of stumbles in latter years.
- This Is Us (2016 – Current)
This heartstrings-tugging household drama jumps via time to depict the lives of three siblings (Sterling Ok. Brown amongst them) and their dad and mom, who appear to be mysteriously linked to one another in methods past their shared birthday. The fifth season is just not on Prime Video; use Disney+ Hotstar for that as a substitute.
- Clear (2014 – 2019)
A dysfunctional Los Angeles household finds their previous and future unravelling following an admission from the aged father (Jeffrey Tambor) that he identifies as a lady. Winner of a number of awards together with the Golden Globe for finest sequence for its poignancy and empathy. Finale was middling although. Tambor was fired after 4 seasons over sexual harassment allegations. An Amazon authentic.
- Undone (2019 – Current)
From the makers of BoJack Horseman, a extra life-like animated sequence a couple of 28-year-old lady (Rosa Salazar) who discovers she has a brand new relationship with time after getting right into a automotive accident, after which makes use of that to resolve the thriller of her father’s (Bob Odenkirk) loss of life. However her exploits put her relationships and well being in critical jeopardy. An Amazon authentic.
- A Very English Scandal (2018)
Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw lead the three-part first season based mostly on a real story and John Preston’s e book of the identical identify, following the rise of British Member of Parliament Jeremy Thorpe (Grant) and the scandal that might finish his life, involving the tried homicide of his ex-gay lover (Whishaw). An Amazon authentic.