Top 5 Shows On Amazon Prime Right Now (October)

If you?re trying to figure out what to watch next, a great place to start are the Tipstor? Top 5 shows on Amazon Prime Video right now, and none of these titles are currently available on Netflix.

1.?The Americans

The Americans?follows Russian spies (Keri Russell and Mathew Rhys) posing as a married couple living in America, and while the missions are enjoyable, and the glimpse into the early 1980s is fascinating, the real pull in this show is the relationship drama, both between the married spies ? who are often pulled between their love for one another and their love of country ? an FBI agent (Noah Emmerich) who is pulled between his own relationship with his family and country, and the children of the Russian spies, pulled between their family and their love of America. Well-crafted, engrossing, and hypnotic,?The Americans?is one of best TV shows ? if not?the?best TV show ? right now, and its phenomenal recently completed fourth season finally gained the series the Emmy recognition it so richly deserves. The series has unfortunately finally reached its end, but that means there?s no better time to start binge-watching?The Americans?than now.

2.?Parks And Recreation

There simply isn?t a better show to binge watch when you need a pick me up than this one. Hilarious, smart, and relentlessly sunny,?Parks and Recreation?is a balm to weary viewers. Amy Poehler?s Leslie Knope has joined the ranks of television icons, but the supporting cast is no less wonderful. If you?re looking for a show about good people trying to do good things while making good jokes, this will be your new-old favorite show. While the first season feels a bit too much like a riff on?The Office, it finds its feet in season two and never relents. While so much of today?s comedy is mired in cynicism,?Parks and Recreation?will make you want to do better. It also gets better with each rewatch, so pour yourself some Snake Juice and enjoy.

3.?30 Rock

Few shows have as many jokes per minute as?30 Rock. The brainchild of Tina Fey,?30 Rock?shows the daily madness of an?SNL-like variety show, which Fey?s Liz Lemon at the helm. As she tries (sometimes failing) to wrangle her writers and her actors (Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski), Lemon also attempts the ever-elusive dream of ?having it all.? Her quest will feel very, very familiar to viewers, particularly women, as they try and balance, work, life, love, and even a small bit of success. With Alec Baldwin turning in his best performance to date (come at me,?Glengarry Glen Ross?fans) as Jack Donaghy, Lemon?s boss, mentor, and eventual friend,?30 Rock?has the perfect blend of weirdness, sharp writing, and genuine laughs that will make it a favorite for years to come.


Fleabag?was co-produced by Amazon and England?s BBC Three. Set in London, it stars the magnificent Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who also created the show) as ?a young woman attempting to navigate modern life in London.? That description hardly does the series justice. It?s a hysterical, dirty, sexually devious and surprisingly thoughtful meditation on grief and loneliness that goes by so quickly (there are only six half-hour episodes in each season) that viewers will wish they savored it more before it ends. It?s truly one of the most distinctive, original comedies of the last several years ? think Tig Notaro crossed with?Broad City?? and if we?re lucky, Waller-Bridge will become one of the leading creative voices of her generation.

5.?The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

By now, we should just know to expect great things from showrunner Amy-Sherman Palladino. The woman who gave us Gilmore Girls and Bunheads also brought a fast-paced, wit-infused drama about a 1950s housewife with a hidden talent for stand-up to Amazon, and the awards season voters ate it up. The show follows Rachel Brosnahan as she plays Midge Maisel, a Jewish housewife disillusioned with her marriage to a cheating, joke-stealing scumbag and ready to break out on her own in the comedy world.