Amazon Prime Video has brought several amazing shows to our screens and some of their originals are quite brilliant. 'Hanna', an upcoming Amazon show has received a lot of attention for being Amazon's best action show yet from critics who have caught the first few episodes at the Sundance Film Festival. Based on the 2011 movie of the same name, the show will portray the life of a teenage assassin who is brought up by her father in isolation. How she adapts to the world outside her comfort zone and who she really is will be the main focus of the first season of the show written by David Farr.
Farr also co-wrote the film with Seth Lochhead. The show will star Esme Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos in lead roles and will premiere on the streaming site on March 29.
While you binge on the thrilling series, there are also several other political thrillers, period dramas, comedies and horror shows you can choose to watch if you are in the mood to binge-watch. Here are our top four picks apart from 'Hanna' on the streaming site that you can't miss!
1. 'Man in the High Castle'
This show is loosely based on the novel of the same name by Philip K Dick and so far, three seasons of the show have aired. At the San Diego Comic-Con in 2018, the makers announced that the show is renewed for a fourth season, which will be the finale. 'Man in the High Castle' is set in an alternate timeline which imagines what would have happened if the Axis Powers (Rome, Berlin, and Tokyo) had won the second World War. After Giuseppe Zangara successfully assassinates Franklin D Roosevelt, a chain reaction occurs resulting in the world being ruled by the countries who were part of the alliance. The series captures what could have happened in this alternative outcome and makes for a gripping watch.
2. 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'
The period-comedy drama starring Rachel Brosnahan is about a housewife, Miriam 'Midge' Maisel, in 1958. She lives in New York City and comes to realize that she can make people laugh. Her knack for stand-up comedy is a realization that comes late for Mrs. Maisel, whose husband Joel, moonlights as a comedian at The Gaslight Cafe. Joel uses other comics' material and has no talent of his own. After a particularly disappointing performance, he leaves Mrs. Maisel for his secretary. She gets drunk, goes to the same cafe and does an impromptu performance and her brilliant delivery has the audience entertained. But she gets arrested for simulating a sex act on stage, so how will she move forward? That is the focus of the hilarious series. The show was renewed for a third season in 2018.
'Catastrophe' is a British sitcom hosted by Amazon and began airing in 2015 with the fourth season of the show currently being aired. Starring Sharon Horgan as Sharon Morris, the show is about an Irish primary school teacher who becomes pregnant after a fling with an American, Rob Norris, who is in London for a business trip. After hearing of the pregnancy, Rob moves to London and they become a couple who tie the knot just before she gives birth to the baby. The show focusses on their equation as a couple and how they steer through as new parents. The show will leave you laughing out loud more often than not.
5. 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan'
This series, which premiered in 2018, is based on author Tom Clancy's books featuring CIA Analyst Jack Ryan. While the movie versions had Alec Baldwin, Ford Harrison, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine play the titular role, the series stars John Krasinski as the CIA analyst who is forced to leave the safety of his desk and begins working in the field to investigate dubious financial transactions by a terrorist named Suleiman. The show has been renewed for two more seasons and will star Abbie Cornish, Wendell Pierce, and others. The premiere date for the second season of the show is yet to be announced.