Amazon Prime Originals: The best series and shows to stream now

From The grand Tour to Golden Globe-winning drama series, these are some of the best TV shows in the world available to stream now.

Amazon Prime Video is now available on your BT TV set top box – giving customers access to Prime Videos’ incredible collection of TV and movies, incluing exlusive Prime Originals.

If you’re not familiar with Prime Video, here's a quick guide to the very best Prime Originals available to stream at the push of a button…

1. The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour

The most famous Amazon show comes from former Top Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

Billed as the world's greatest show about three middle-aged men rampaging around the world having unusual adventures, driving amazing cars, and engaging in a constant argument about which of them is the biggest idiot – The Grand Tour is the most epic motoring show on TV.

2. The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Marvelous Mrs Maisel - Rachel Brosnahan

The first season premiered in November 2017 and was an immediate hit with critics, taking home two Golden Globes for Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actress for an unforgettable performance from Rachel Brosnahan.

A comedy drama set in 1958 New York City it centres around the trials and tribulations of Midge Maisel, a beautiful Jewish New Yorker who seems to have it all. Living a comfy lifestyle with her husband and kids in their trendy Upper West Side apartment, she embodies the perfect 1950s housewife lifestyle.

But this all changes when her businessman hubby Joel, who moonlights as a struggling stand-up comedian, confesses to Midge that not only has he been having an affair with his secretary – but he’s leaving his family for her.

Devastated Midge goes on a drunken rampage, only to leap onto stage and give stand-up comedy a go. And - would you know - she’s surprisingly good at it, so much so that she begins to consider it as a potential career.

Season 2 is already filming and a third season has also been confirmed.

3. Sneaky Pete

Sneaky Pete

The first two seasons of the acclaimed con man drama series are streaming now.

Starring Emmy nominee Giovanni Ribisi and created by Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (The Good Doctor), Sneaky Pete revolves around a con man, who left prison only to find himself hunted by the vicious gangster he once robbed.

With nowhere else to turn, he took cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate Pete and “reuniting” with Pete's estranged family.

During its series debut, Sneaky Pete was the second most streamed original scripted series on an opening day with a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.

4. The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle

The big budget dystopian drama The Man in the High Castle has proven to be a major hit and has already taken home two Emmy Awards.

Based on the alternate history novel by Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle reimagines America in 1962 as though Nazi Germany had won World War II. After the conflict ends, the United States is split between Nazi Germany and Japan.

The rising tensions between these two Axis Powers has been explored in the two series to date. We have also met a mysterious resistance group which has access to film roll which shows an alternative yet, to us, familiar end to WWII – one which the Allies won.

You can stream the first two seasons and a highly-anticipated third is on the way.

5. Goliath

Goliath

Goliath stars Golden Globe-winner Billy Bob Thornton, Nina Arianda (Florence Foster Jenkins), Mark Duplass and Morris Chestnut and broke the record for Amazon’s most binged first season.

Goliath follows down-and-out lawyer Billy McBride (Thornton) as he seeks redemption. His one shot depends on getting justice in a legal system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice have never been more heavily weighed toward the rich and powerful

Thornton won the 2017 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series and season 2 started streaming earlier this year,

6. Mozart in the Jungle

Mozart in the Jungle

Sex, drugs-and classical music – this Amazon Original Series looks at how what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what happens on stage.

Created by Paul Weitz (About A Boy), Roman Coppola (The Darjeeling Limited), Jason Schwartzman (Moonrise Kingdom) and Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), it follows the story of brash new maestro Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) and young oboist Hailey (Lola Kirke).

Based on Blair Tindall's 2005 memoir, Gael Garcia Bernal is magnetic and this series is a must-watch even if you don’t know your conductor from your oboe.

7. Bosch

Bosch

Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, there are already four seasons of Bosch streaming on Amazon with a fifth confirmed.

Starring Titus Welliver. (NCIS, Prison Break and Sons of Anarchy) as the famous detective,  this is the first ever on-screen incarnation of Harry Bosch from the bestselling detective series, which have sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

Addictive and thrilling in equal measure, Bosch is an original and diverse take on the TV detective genre.

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