Amazon is offering a free 30-day trial for Prime as the holiday season ramps up--and there are many TV shows you should be watching on the service.
While Netflix is still the TV streaming king, Amazon is rapidly approaching similar success with several popular and critically acclaimed original TV shows in their roster. Those who have a subscription with Amazon Prime can gain access to thousands of hours of TV shows and movies, all of which come for free with the subscription.
So if you're taking advantage of the free two-day shipping deal that comes with Prime this holiday season, here are some original TV shows you can watch that will be worth your time.
No show has received Amazon more acclaim from critics and the industry than Transparent. The dramedy centers on a Los Angeles family whose patriarch, Mort Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) comes out as a transgender woman, now going by the name Maura. From there, we follow the complicated lives of the Pfefferman family as they struggle with love and loss in the modern age. The series has won five Emmys and two Golden Globes. There are two seasons currently available.
Mozart in the Jungle
Mozart in the Jungle, which was just nominated for two Golden Globes itself, centers on the behind-the-scenes drama of a New York City symphony orchestra. This comedy series stars Gael Garcia Bernal as the hot-headed new maestro Rodrigo De Souza, as well as veteran actors Malcolm McDowell and Bernadette Peters. The first season is available now, with season 2 coming Dec. 30.
The Man in the High Castle
Drama series The Man in the High Castle could be considered the equivalent of Netflix's House of Cards. The series imagines an alternate timeline where the Axis Powers won World War II. It takes place in 1962, with Germany and Japan in control of the United States. The series has been revealed to be the most watched show on Amazon Prime yet. Season 1 is available now.
Looking for something a little more light-hearted? Catastrophe is a comedy series that centers on a couple that has a one-week stand that results in an accidental pregnancy. The series stars comedian Rob Delaney and actress Sharon Horgan and was just nominated at the Critics' Choice Awards for Best Comedy Series. Season 1, which is only six episodes, is available now.
Bosch is based on the famous Michael Connelly novels and centers on L.A. detective Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) who is on trial for killing a serial killer suspect. Meanwhile, a cold case involving the remains of a young boy is uncovered, and Bosch must balance mounting pressures in his life. You watch the first season now.