7 Undiscovered Treasures of Amazon Prime TV Series
If you’re unsure or hesitant about watching the same hype shows that pop up on the most watched page of your Amazon Prime, this list might just be your saving grace. Among all the undiscovered treasures of the Prime TV shows, these 7 brilliant works have somehow slipped the eyes of avid series watchers.
However, don’t let the fact that they are not much talked about, sway you from watching them. Because truly, some of the most beautiful things are always hidden. Right?
1. The Devil’s Hour (2022)
- Release Date: October 28, 2022
- Genre: Thriller, Drama, Supernatural Fiction
- Cast: Kyle Rowe, Jessica Raine, Peter Capaldi
- IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
- Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
A drama thriller series created by Tom Moran, “The Devil’s Hour” follows the story of a woman named Lucy (played by Jessica Raine) who wakes up at 3:33 am every morning at the dot. Her visions of things that have not yet happened lead her to the mysterious murder spree of a serial killer.
Along with Jessica Raine, the series also shows the chilling performance of Peter Capaldi who is better known for his roles in Dr. Who and Ted Lasso.
2. Z: The Beginning of Everything
- Release Date: November 5, 2015
- Genre: Historical Drama
- Cast: Christina Ricci, David Hoflin, Kristine Nielsen, David Strathairn
- IMDb Rating: 7/10
- Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
“Z: The Beginning of Everything” is based on Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and takes the life of author and socialite Zelda Fitzgerald to the screen in a fictional twist.
Created by Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, the American period drama series presents Zelda Fitzgerald’s married life with author F. Scott Fitzgerald, in the first season.
Although Amazon had already confirmed the making of the second season on April 27, 2017, the network pulled back on the decision on September 7, 2017.
3. As We See It
- Release Date: January 21, 2022
- Genre: Comedy-drama
- Cast: Sue Ann Pien, Rick Glassman, Albert Rutecki, Sosie Bacon
- IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
- Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
If you are tired of the badly written characters who are on the autistic spectrum navigating the normal world, “As We See It” will definitely impress you. The actors playing the three main leads as autistic characters in the series are actually autistic in real life as well.
Based on the Israeli series, “On the Spectrum,” the Amazon series is a feel-good show that you can watch at a relaxed pace. It is also one of those rare series that received a great rating but did not make it to another season due to low viewership.
- Release Date: June 2, 2023
- Genre: Dark Comedy, Crime, Mystery
- Cast: Kate Box, Madeleine Sami, Nina Oyama, Alicia Gardiner
- IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
- Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
If you have no problem laughing at dark jokes, this one is a perfect watch. The Australian crime mystery series is set in the fictional town, Deadloch, of Tasmania. Creators Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan delivered a perfect blend of the heartstopping intensity of a murder mystery and the scuffles of the two female detectives.
With vastly contrasting ways of leading investigations, Senior Sergeant Dulcie Collins (played by Kate Box) and Detective Eddie Redcliffe (played by Madeleine Sami) discover secrets of the town after a mysterious dead body of a local man shows up on the beach.
5. Tokyo Vampire Hotel
- Release Date: June 16, 2017
- Genre: Horror Fiction
- Language: Japanese
- Cast: Ami Tomite, Yumi Adachi, Kaho, Megumi Kagurazaka
- IMDb Rating: 6/10
- Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
With the increasing rate of several international shows receiving their deserved attention, after the success of “Squid Game,” “The Glory,” and “Alice in Borderland,” here is a perfect addition to your list of non-English language show. Tokyo Vampire Hotel is a Japanese nine-part horror series from the ever-talented filmmaker, Sion Sono.
The series revolves around the main character, Manami, who gets a target on her back by the rival vampire clans, the Corvins and the Draculas, after a prophecy reveals that she will help one clan conquer the other.
- Release Date: August 2, 2015
- Genre: Sci-fi
- Cast: Gemma Chan, Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley
- IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
- Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Based on the Swedish science fiction drama, “Real Humans,” the series was created by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent. “Humans” centers the ideas of artificial intelligence and robotics, focusing widely on the social and cultural impact of anthropomorphic robots called “synths.”
Famous actress Gemma Chan, best known for her roles in “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Eternals,” delves into the unusual portrayal of an anthropomorphic robot. Though the show has been hiding in the depths of searches, it is worth the watch.
7. Class of ‘07
- Release Date: March 17, 2023
- Genre: Comedy, Drama
- Cast: Caitlin Stasey, Megan Smart, Emily Browning, Emma Horn
- IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
- Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
When an all-girls high school reunion goes awry because of a tsunami, the stranded women find ways to survive at their old school. The series delivers hilarious moments amidst the life-threatening situation of the group.
Created by Kacie Anning, the Australian comedy series follows the women navigating through their years-old high school drama and broken friendships as they are in the middle of making it through with limited water and food.