A subscription to Amazon Prime offers a lot of perks, including access to some amazing shows you can stream via Amazon Prime Video. That collection features a wide variety of excellent series spanning many genres, with critically praised drama projects well-represented among them. The Prime Video library is always changing too, with new shows coming to Amazon all the time. From original shows you won’t find anywhere else to compelling programs that earned acclaim elsewhere, here are the best drama series on Amazon Prime Video.
If you’ve already burned through the Amazon Prime Video catalog and need more ideas, we’ve also put together a list of the best original series on Amazon Prime Video.
If you love fantasy, then you’ve very likely seen The Lord of the Rings movies. But only the true J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiasts are fully versed in the Second Age, which took place thousands of years before The Hobbit. Prime Video’s The Rings of Power condenses the Second Age’s complex plotlines as the Elven warrior Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) seeks to destroy Sauron’s evil before he can rise again.
Some of the highlights of this series are the relationships, including the friendship between the elf, Elrond (Robert Aramayo), and the dwarf prince, Durin IV (Owain Arthur). There’s even a forbidden romance between a human woman, Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi), and an elf, Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova). But much to their horror, Arondir and Bronwyn soon realize that evil has returned to claim their home as its own.
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