Ranking The Best Shows On Amazon You Can Stream Right Now

Entertainment By Garry Polmateer |


01/06/2018 09:00 am ET

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” tops the list.

For the weekend of Jan. 6, Streamline is recommending “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in the Amazon top spot for the fifth time in a row.

As mentioned before, the show earned two nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards: one in Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and the other in Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy for star Rachel Brosnahan. Amazon earned 11 nominations in total.

The Golden Globes will air Sun, Jan. 7, on NBC. Deadline asked Amazon’s Alexa whether “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” would win to see if the virtual assistant would show favoritism. Instead, Alexa predicted that Netflix’s “Stranger Things 2″ and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” might fare better.

Amy Sherman-Palladino’s “Mrs. Maisel” is a critical hit, debuting just in time for her to win the holiday streaming season in back-to-back years. (Her “Gilmore Girls” revival on Netflix debuted around this time in 2016.)

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” certainly deserves to have a long run in our top spot, but its continued placement is also due to Amazon not adding noteworthy content lately. 

Amazon’s slow rollout schedule for new shows doesn’t seem to be changing this year. The company announced its slate of original content for 2018, and much of the lineup consists of followup seasons to the company’s already underwhelming offerings. Unlike Netflix, the company will not be rolling out multiple new shows a week this year.

Of course, Amazon isn’t too worried about the success of its streaming in the short term. The company has that “Lord of the Rings” project in the pipeline, which will likely be the eventual centerpiece of any plan. 

Over the holiday, Amazon debuted Funny or Die’s “The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted By Cord & Tish,” which starred Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon as fake anchors narrating the parade. User reviews for the program were extremely divided, with many one-star and five-star reviews. Apparently, not everyone was pleased to have Cord and Tish make fun of the tradition and wanted to just watch the parade without their commentary.

Streamline will just end this column with their closing statement:

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.

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