There's a good chance some Alive readers will spend the weekend relaxing on the couch, whether due to the frigid weather or because that's how you celebrate (or don't) that special Hallmark holiday. So not why make the most of vegging out by checking out some excellent TV? While Netflix is generally the go-to delivery system for such binge-watching, Amazon actually has an equally strong - if not better - collection of TV series.

There's a good chance some Alive readers will spend the weekend relaxing on the couch, whether due to the frigid weather or because that's how you celebrate (or don't) that special Hallmark holiday. So not why make the most of vegging out by checking out some excellent TV? While Netflix is generally the go-to delivery system for such binge-watching, Amazon actually has an equally strong - if not better - collection of TV series.

Catch-up with television's best shows

Amazon has the freshman seasons of two of the best comedies currently airing in "Review" and "Broad City," as well as two of the best dramas in FX's "Justified" and "The Americans." The entire run of "Justified" is available, meaning you can still catch-up in time to watch the final season airing Tuesdays. Same goes with "The Americans" - the best show on TV. Binge the first two and join the early parts of an incredible Season 3.

Try HBO GO Lite

Amazon offers almost all of HBO's bygone series for streaming, including powerhouse dramas ("The Sopranos," "The Wire," "Deadwood") and genre-pushing comedies ("Bored to Death," "Eastbound & Down," "Enlightened"). Start with "Deadwood" or "The Wire" because you'll be able to re-watch every episode again and again.

Need a "Mad Men" fix?

Are you anxiously awaiting the final episodes of "Mad Men" this spring? Check out the BBC's "The Hour" (2011), which centers on a fictional weekly news program in 1950s England. There's also an espionage/murder mystery element, but the workplace drama - and the three central characters (Romola Garai, Ben Whishaw, Dominic West) - is compelling on its own.

Girl power!

If you want strong, smart and witty ladies on TV, Amazon has you covered there too. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Veronica Mars" are two of the best female-driven series in recent history, and newbie "Orphan Black" ain't no slouch either. My personal favorite is "Veronica Mars," but I've got a soft spot for P.I. stories (and especially Veronica's dad, Keith Mars).

Criminally good?

If crime drama is your thing, four excellent (and different) options are available: A gritty look at police corruption in "The Shield," Irish-American gangster drama "Brotherhood," the haunting NBC adaptation of "Hannibal" and the gypsy caper "The Riches."