Amazon Prime Video is gradually building its catalog with new movies and TV shows that cater to a wide range of audience in India. Every month, the streaming service adds popular content and it's quite a task to choose a single show to binge watch.
Not to worry readers! We have curated a list of the most popular TV shows that you can watch on Amazon Prime Video right now in India.
1. The Grand Tour Season 2
The car-loving trio – Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, and James May – are back to go on crazy adventures, drive expensive cars and travel to some of the craziest places in the world. After a streak of 13 entertaining episodes in Season 1, The Grand Tour is back on Amazon Prime with the second season.
The season-opening trip involves the trio driving supercars and bickering with each other across Switzerland. This season also features Richard Hammond's horrific crash while driving the all-electric Rimac Concept One.
Prepare yourself for a heavy dose of fast cars and exotic locations. The Grand Tour Season 2 episodes will release on Fridays every week.
2. Young Sheldon
The popular TV show, The Big Bang Theory, gave us the character of genius theoretical physicist — Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Young Sheldon is a prequel to The Big Bang theory where we get to see Sheldon’s childhood in East Texas.
Jim Parson, who plays the role of Dr. Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, narrates the home and school lives of his 9-year-old avatar. Young Sheldon is all about how a gifted and somewhat-naive Sheldon deals with the world that is not ready for him.
Iain Armitage, who plays the young Sheldon, does an amazing job of getting the nuances of Dr. Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory. Give Young Sheldon a view and you will not be disappointed.
3. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
I recently came across this series and boy am I hooked! Placed in the 1958-New York, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is about a Jewish housewife, who turns into a stand-up comedian after her husband, an amateur comedian, abandons her.
From the moment the show starts, Rachel Brosnahan, who plays Miriam “Midge” Maisel, does an excellent job of captivating you with her charm and brilliant acting.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who also directed Gilmore Girls. This show is an utter delight to watch. Don't miss it!
4. Pushpavalli - Based on a True-ish Story
Pushpavalli is a new web series created by comedian Sumukhi Suresh, who has been featured in several AIB videos. The show is about a girl, who falls for the charming Nikhil Rao and "secretly" follows him to Bangalore.
She juggles working at a children’s library, dealing with her unpredictable landlady, and trying to convince herself all the while that it’s not stalking if you know the person you're following.
As the title suggests, Pushpavalli is based on 'true-ish' events that have taken place in Sumukhi’s life. All 8 episodes of Pushpavalli are live on Amazon Prime.
5. Going Viral Pvt. Ltd.
Going Viral Pvt. Ltd. is a web series written and directed by Anuvab Pal and stars Kunal Roy Kapur, Kubra Sait, and Prabal Punjabi among others.
The series is about what it takes to for a company to create viral content for the social media. It highlights the nitty-gritty of how a hashtag becomes trending and a boring video goes viral.
The 30-minute-long episodes are funny and some of the writing is quite witty. I personally like how the show adopts the fake camera technique where the actors look directly into the camera. We have already seen this format on popular TV shows like Modern Family and the British and American comedy The Office.
Kunal Roy Kapoor steals the show as the quirky boss. There are a few instances where the show becomes a bit loud and goes overboard. Still, it manages to crack you up with witty humor.
6. Laakhon Mein Ek
Created by the talented comedian, Biswa Kalyan Rath,Laakhon Mein Ek is about the toxic education system of India. The web series follows a 15-year-old boy named Aakash, who ends up in an IIT coaching institute, owing to parental pressure. Aakash realizes that he has no aptitude for science or engineering and all he wants to do is do create mimicry videos and post them online.
The show paints a dark picture of the student life in a hostel and Aakash’s struggle to cope with the syllabus and the unforgiving environment of IIT coaching institutes. The web series is heart-wrenching and will make you think hard about the future of Indian education system.
7. The Tick
The Tick is a classic superhero based on a comic series that was also turned into a cartoon. The new series on Amazon Prime Video is an updated take on a cult-favorite character from the early-'90s. Peter Serafinowicz plays The Tick while Griffin Newman plays his sidekick Arthur.
The show follows the exploits of Arthur who is the only person who believes The Terror (Jackie Earle Hayley), the alien super-villain, is alive. Arthur teams up with The Tick to take on the villain. It's a story about friendship and the battle of good against evil.
Currently, you can watch six episodes of The Tick and it will be back next year with more episodes.
8. The Patriot
The Patriot is a drama series about an intelligence officer, John Tavner (Michael Dorman), who is sent on a complicated mission of fixing a mistake made by his intelligence-officer father.
The 10-episode series slowly unfolds as John goes to Milwaukee under assumed cover and gets into an array of trouble shrouded in mystery.
9. This Is Us
This Is Us is one of the best new TV series, beloved by viewers and acclaimed by critics for its incredible storytelling and relatable characters. The show is primarily formed as a drama with elements of comedy and follows a couple and their triplets.
Amazon Prime Video currently shows Season 1 of This Is Us while Season 2 is airing on Hotstar. I've been following this series and have cried almost every time watching the episodes as they are really heartwarming. Watch this show for the brilliant acting done by all the actors and look out for Sterling K. Brown. You'll be thrilled to watch this.
House is a popular TV show starring Hugh Laurie, who plays the protagonist Dr. Gregory House. The medical drama revolves around Dr. House, who is a misanthropic medical genius leading a team of diagnosticians at a hospital.
Throughout the eight seasons, we see Dr. House solve several complicated medical cases. The show ended in 2012 and has been quite popular since its inception. All the seasons are now available on Amazon Prime.
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