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Since the lockdown began, I've turned to streaming more and more movies and series online and that has meant trying out more streaming services available in the Philippines, not just Netflix. So I gave Amazon Prime a try and here are some really nice series - old and new I am hooked on! 

1. House M.D.

This is a medical drama that centers on Dr. Gregory House (Hughe Laurie), who's a genius doctor, devoid of bedside manner and will avoid talking to patients as much as he can. He walks around with a cane as he suffers from constant physical pain on his thigh and highly dependent on pain killers. 

This is an old TV series. I think early 2000s. It's so enjoyable to watch House and his team try to solve the uncover the mysterious illness making their patients sick. They're like detectives except instead of trying to solve crimes, they solve illnesses. 

2. Monk

Speaking of detectives, Mr. Monk is! This is also an old TV series, a comedy-drama detective mystery series starring Tony Shalhoub as the genius, phobic and obsessive compulsive former police detective, Adrian Monk. Together with his assistant, Sharona and later on, Natalie, Monk gets called in to solve the crimes that the San Francisco police department cannot do on their own. 

The irony of the show's opening song isn't lost to me these days, It's a Jungle Out There sang by Randy Newman. 

People think I'm crazy to worry all the time. If you paid enough attention, you'd be worried too. You better pay attention or this world we love so much, might just kill you.  

3. Jack Ryan

I'm a big fan of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Well, the movies since I've not read the books. So Amazon Prime decided to turn it into a series starring John Kransinski. It follows the story of Jack Ryan, a young CIA analyst as he is removed from his desk job and into the field throughout Europe and the Middle East after discovering a string of suspicious bank transfers. 

This series is as intriguing, suspenseful and action packed as the Jack Ryan movies. 

4. Goliath

This is another web series, an Amazon Prime original about a once powerful lawyer named Billy McBride. After becoming burned out and washed out and finding himself spending more time in a bar than a courtroom, in season 1, this reluctant lawyer finds himself pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of the massive law firm he helped create. 

The series, currently on its 3rd season, is aptly named so because Billy is pitted against big enemies, the ultimate Goliath.  

and finally,

5. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

This Amazon Prime web series is set in 1958 New York where Midge Maisel, played by Rachel Brosnahan, seemed to have her life on track - husband, kids and elegant Yom Kippur dinners at her Upper Westside apartment. But life takes a turn and she quickly has to decide what she's good at and going from housewife to a stand up comic is a wild choice for everyone except her.  

It's created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the same writer of the Gilmore Girls series. It's no wonder I enjoyed this series too. 

What's on your must-watch series list? Share away. Maybe I'll like it too! I don't care if it's old or new as you can see from my own list above. 


Mrs D said...

Thanks for sharing this, it’s reminded me of how much a neglect amazon prime in favour of netflix. But there are some really great shows on there, I recently watched Little fires everywhere and found they had changed it completely from the book.
I will try some of your recommendations out.

Mrs D

Liz said...

Same here, I've neglected Amazon Prime in favor of Netflix but yep, there are some great shows there as well! I haven't seen Little Fires Everywhere but I have heard so much about it. I'll also give it a whirl. :)

Luxurytraveldocs said...

We love a number of these shows. Jack Ryan and Maisel! We’ll look at the others now. Ready for a new one. We just finished Gotham on Netflix.

Eddie said...

Some brilliant recommendations here, I love Vikings and the taken series on amazon prime.

Liz said...

Thanks guys for sharing what you're watching on Amazon Prime! I will definitely be checking them out.

Sarah Eliza said...

These sound great! I need to catch up on Man in the high castle on prime soon!

Liz said...

I must also check out the Man in the High Castle.:)

Nicola said...

Yes finally someone sharing programmes on prime, not just Netflix! I like the look of all of these. I'm currently watching the Handmaid's Tale which I highly recommend if you haven't watched already!

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Unknown said...

I have Amazon Prime but neglect it majorly compared to the other streaming sites. This gives me a good few ideas on what to watch!



Liz said...

Nicole, yes! The Handmaid's Tale is on my to watch list. I've heard it's a great one!

Marissa said...

I completely forgot about Amazon Prime after Netflix, I need to get back on it and check these out again 😊

🌿 Marissa Belle × 🌿

Liz said...

Yeah, so many gems of shows to discover on Amazon Prime! :) Let me know what shows you'll be watching. I would love to check them out too.