Ranking The Best Shows On Amazon You Can Stream Right Now

Todd Van Luling
HuffPost

Amazon really wants to be a part of your life. The more you stream, the more potential there is for you to click over to buy something on their service. More recently there’s also that Alexa thing that everyone seems to kind of want but isn’t sure whether to trust yet. Regardless, Amazon is officially ubiquitous. 

If the video component of Amazon Prime ― which mainly offers shipping advantages when buying products ― seems very much like a side project, that’s because it is a side project. But so far, the company has seemingly committed to creating pretty great shows. They also have rights to the HBO library. Against all odds, Amazon is an enticing service to stream with ― and there’s a good chance you already have a subscription.

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For the weekend of Nov. 11, Streamline is recommending “One Mississippi” in the top spot.

Amazon is having a very messy moment. This week, Jeffrey Tambor of “Transparent” denied allegations of “improper behavior” with a former assistant who also appeared on the show. The studio is currently investigating the matter.

Formerly, the head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price, resigned amid a sexual harassment claim. He reportedly passed on the award-winning “Big Little Lies” because the show didn’t guarantee enough female nudity. Last month, “One Mississippi” star Tig Notaro said she was “excited” that sexual abusers are getting their comeuppance during a “Late Show” appearance. She’s also had a string of podcasts talking about her desire that these problems come to light including “The Ezra Klein Show” and “Bullseye.” The latest season of her show deals with an office sexual harassment case.

Then on Thursday, Notaro was quoted heavily in a report by The New York Times in which five women come forward with stories of Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct. The comedian was an executive producer on Notaro’s show.

Amazon has also reportedly been trying to make fewer prestige shows hoping to find their own “Game of Thrones”–style hit. It may be a while before the company puts out another worthy project, but thankfully they still have many older seasons of HBO shows in the meantime. Amazon is apparently looking to secure the rights for “The Lord of the Rings” and potentially develop a show based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s work. That would be a very different project from their current lineup. 

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(Ji Sub Jeong/HuffPost)

Note: This list only includes shows that debuted their most recent episode less than a year ago. Much like the main list, it prioritizes newness.

Season 2 Release: Sept. 8, 2017

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Season 4 Release: Sept. 22, 2017

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Season 3 Release: Oct. 20, 2017

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Season 1 Release: Aug. 25, 2017

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Season 1 Release: May 12, 2017

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Season 1 Release: Aug. 3, 2017

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Season 3 Finale: April 4, 2017

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Season 1 Release: Oct. 13, 2017

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  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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