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The Netflix thread is like 10k deep and amazon has enough original content now to warrant its own thread. Use this to recommend or speak on anything Amazon Prime Video streaming related.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 17 May 2019 23:40 (four months ago) link

i just started Patriot and it seems really fun and weird, I'm three eps in. has anyone stuck with it for all three seasons? should i continue on?

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 17 May 2019 23:43 (four months ago) link


Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Friday, 17 May 2019 23:44 (four months ago) link

i need to try that. is it a one season thing?

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 17 May 2019 23:45 (four months ago) link

I thought the Patriot was a lot of fun. Stick with it.

BlackIronPrison, Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:03 (four months ago) link

i actually kind of like how i have no idea what's going on. find myself laughing at quite a bit of it too

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:05 (four months ago) link

Fleabag appear yet?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:32 (four months ago) link

I really need to finish Homecoming. I think I have had 3 episodes left for forever. I figure my imagination might be better than the end.

Yerac, Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:59 (four months ago) link

same here, stalled after 6 episodes of season 1

Dan S, Saturday, 18 May 2019 01:07 (four months ago) link

Tokyo Girl 東京女子医大 is a better than average Japanese drama tracking the life of a girl from Akita who comes to work in Tokyo. It’s a pretty realistic portrayal of how shittily Japan treats career oriented women and it’s well worth as watch.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 18 May 2019 01:20 (four months ago) link

big night and bully, 2 of my fav movies, are on there iirc

johnny crunch, Saturday, 18 May 2019 01:59 (four months ago) link

The Terror

Οὖτις, Saturday, 18 May 2019 02:02 (four months ago) link

Fleabag s2 is great, go watch that

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 18 May 2019 04:23 (four months ago) link

I like The Tick and Man In The High Castle — way behind on both but I am enjoying them

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 May 2019 04:38 (four months ago) link

I’ll tell you what ISNT good on amazon prime video, it’s when you watch an old movie on there only to find that they’ve uploaded some kind of “tv cut” that’s been cut to shit instead of the full movie

Happened to me more than once and it’s v annoying

milkshake chuk (wins), Saturday, 18 May 2019 05:34 (four months ago) link

yes i hate that!

also they aren’t adding as many recent movie releases any more. :(

but they still have a reliably good library of Masterpiece Theater stuff & English detective/police procedurals

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 May 2019 05:43 (four months ago) link

i really liked the patriot as well. it's not a prime original but recently, i've been watching baywatch with some friends. it's fascinating.

dynamicinterface, Saturday, 18 May 2019 12:15 (four months ago) link

I absolutely love Red Oaks

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 18 May 2019 12:42 (four months ago) link

Let The Corpses Tan, the latest film from Bruno & Helene (best known for The Strange Colour of your Body's Tears), is somewhat inexplicably free. There's also a giant trove of music docs, some of which (like the Pentagram or Stooges or Mudhoney ones) had actual proper releases and some of us (well, me) paid hard cash for.

I've found the way to discover the stuff you want to watch is to use the store and not the app.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Saturday, 18 May 2019 13:27 (four months ago) link

all 1,225 episodes of Dark Shadows are free


Brad C., Saturday, 18 May 2019 13:48 (four months ago) link

Thanks for the tip - I was thinking about buying Let The Corpses Tan on Blu-Ray from Kino Lorber, but I doubt I'd watch it twice, so I'll just check it out on Prime.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 18 May 2019 13:49 (four months ago) link

Oh yeah Red Oaks was really good. I stopped High Man at the end of the first season because it just made me mad.

Yerac, Saturday, 18 May 2019 14:01 (four months ago) link

Gortimer Gibbons is excellent if you're looking for something to watch with your kids.

Vikings and Black Sails are both trashy but fun.

And Halt & Catch Fire is superb.

groovypanda, Saturday, 18 May 2019 14:43 (four months ago) link

I watched all of Fleabag this week and it was excellent!

mh, Saturday, 18 May 2019 15:24 (four months ago) link

fleabag is good.

i have a bunch of music docs bookmarked. there’s one on freestyle i’m saving for a rainy day. also chappelle’s block party is on there

maura, Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:11 (four months ago) link

The two seasons of Fleabag are perfect, one of my favorite of all time.

Yerac, Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:29 (four months ago) link

oh yes Red Oaks is great

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:36 (four months ago) link

Bosch is their comfort food show and it’s a pretty basic program but it’s pretty dope as an L.A. cop show with a veneer of The Wire-style politicking and careerism. Superb cast, Welliver owns but really good work from Jamie Hector, Paul Calderón, Lance Reddick, etc. there are some not-good guest turns but it’s a cop show, there’s always gonna be some corniness. S1 is mostly just “pretty good” but it really gets going from there.

omar little, Saturday, 18 May 2019 18:24 (four months ago) link

Yah Bosch is great (also has its own thread)

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 18 May 2019 18:50 (four months ago) link

Gotta check out red oaks

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 18 May 2019 18:50 (four months ago) link

I can't get into Bosch, but I've always enjoyed the books

Sneaky Pete is far from perfect but a lot of fun, and has a bunch of great performances. There's a third season just out with a new showrunner instead of Graham Yost, which is a bummer, as the Justified-y vibe was part of the appeal.

HACF is an all-time great show, loved it so much, would watch again.

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 18 May 2019 18:55 (four months ago) link

I only made it 2 1/2 episodes into Sneaky Pete season 3, and I didn't realize they'd changed showrunners, but that may explain why I hated it. And it bums me out not to watch this one, given that it includes Ricky Jay's final performance, but it was really bad when I bailed out. They introduced a new character that's clearly intended to be a sexy and charming femme fatale, and I just wanted Pete to shove her into traffic.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 18 May 2019 18:57 (four months ago) link

I love watching Jamie Hector in Bosch -- he must like golf in real life

sarahell, Saturday, 18 May 2019 19:03 (four months ago) link

oh and the most recent season has Opie from Sons of Anarchy in it ... and his character dresses like Bobby from Sons of Anarchy ...

sarahell, Saturday, 18 May 2019 19:04 (four months ago) link

Ha yeah pretty cool character

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 18 May 2019 19:06 (four months ago) link

i see "Bobby" at my local TJ's all the damn time. he dresses like...himself on Sons of Anarchy.

omar little, Saturday, 18 May 2019 19:13 (four months ago) link

Jamie Hector is great on Bosch, and so likable. basically the anti-Marlo Stanfield.

omar little, Saturday, 18 May 2019 19:14 (four months ago) link

They cancelled the Tick. :(

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Saturday, 18 May 2019 19:42 (four months ago) link

Vikings is great

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 May 2019 22:52 (four months ago) link

Didn’t even realize the tick returned til I saw the cancellation news—love that dam show and looking forward to whenever they inevitably give it another go

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Saturday, 18 May 2019 23:50 (four months ago) link

they cancelled it? it just got a ton of press about returning. too bad, never actually watched it

akm, Sunday, 19 May 2019 00:49 (four months ago) link

thanks for the music docs tip - had never struck me to look before, but I am now spending a pleasant Sunday evening with TAD.

woof, Sunday, 19 May 2019 21:59 (four months ago) link

All of Joanna Hogg's films are available.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 19 May 2019 22:06 (four months ago) link

I can't get into Bosch, but I've always enjoyed the books

I've read the first handful of books (reaction: these are not great but they are v efficient & I will probably read most of them) and watched the first episode, was underwhelmed

ppl said it got really good later so I watched the last few of S3

was underwhelmed

blokes you can't rust (sic), Monday, 20 May 2019 05:13 (four months ago) link

tbf you are not easily whelmed

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 20 May 2019 05:20 (four months ago) link

The efficiency is kind of the key to their greatness, plus the way the books are stacked with these little procedural mini-mysteries that get described and then solved every few pages. The series’ lack of mystery focus - it seems more like an ensemble cop show from the few episodes I’ve seen - probably contributes to my lack of whelm (plus I don’t like the lead, in this role anyway).

Gonna try again for the angels flight series though, as that’s my favourite of the books.

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 20 May 2019 06:46 (four months ago) link

Sneaky Pete season 3 is pretty skipable, unfortunately

Bosch is usually best mid-season? I may be off in my remembering but the general formula is that each season has a more action-based plot in parallel with a slow-burn or multi-season plot element and the more active case gets the majority of the time mid-season followed by a wrap-up and return to the slow-burn element to tie up both threads in the last few.

mh, Monday, 20 May 2019 15:29 (four months ago) link

i've only watched the first 3 seasons but i thought it was pretty interesting insofar as the mysteries weren't explained very easily and there were at least four of them happening at once (with a couple converging into one). And I always like a good Arnold Vosloo role.

omar little, Monday, 20 May 2019 16:39 (four months ago) link

It's not clear whether this thread is for movies or just original series/TV. There really needs to be a place to share movie discoveries, because Prime has so damn many (something like 5x Netflix), with so much variety, yet the browsing interface is terrible. If Amazon had applied the same techniques to enabling people to find products they could order online, Bezos would still be aspiring to put boutique bookstores out of business.

Anyhow, thanks for 'Let The Corpses Tan'. A little gorier than I usually like, but all the more riveting for it. Startled to recognize a no longer alabaster Elina Lowensohn, 25 years after 'Amateur'.

Some 2018 movies I've recently come across. Haven't watched them all yet:

Ghostbox Cowboy
Wobble Palace
Milford Graves Full Mantis
Never Goin' Back
Guys Reading Poems

punning display, Monday, 27 May 2019 22:25 (three months ago) link

Films of note from 18/19 on US Prime; sorry if some of these are repeats:

The Road Movie
Eighth Grade
Leave No Trace
The Death of Stalin
A Quiet Place
First Reformed
You Were Never Really Here
Generation Wealth
The Great Buddha+
A Prayer Before Dawn
Lots of Kids, A Monkey and A Castle
John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
Let the Corpses Tan
Madeline’s Madeline
Cold War
A Fantastic Woman

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 27 May 2019 22:42 (three months ago) link

If it cost this much it would be a lot more per hour than Refns latest films. He gets a lot out of a little.

Yeah, the budget for the whole thing was probably closer to 10-15 or less I suppose. Not too many actors and only a couple of recognizable ones, no huge setpieces, etc

Simon H., Sunday, 11 August 2019 19:56 (one month ago) link

I took the particular song playing during the final scene in The Boys as a bit of a spoiler of the "cliffhanger."

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:13 (one month ago) link

I didn't even notice, but I loved most of the song choices.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:34 (one month ago) link

Oh, "Sleepwalk"? I dunno. I do love that they used iirc the Rachid Taha version of Rock the Casbah.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:37 (one month ago) link

i've been binging Patriot, and i can see why other people might find it annoying or shallow, but simultaneously i love it so much. i think it made me laugh harder than anything else i've watched this past year. i'm early in season 2 now and i can't tell if it's not quite as good or maybe i just overdid it with the pace i watched s1.

na (NA), Monday, 12 August 2019 20:13 (one month ago) link

i finished the 2nd season a couple weeks back. it's hilarious but oh so weird. "cool"

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 12 August 2019 20:20 (one month ago) link

"it IS cool"

na (NA), Monday, 12 August 2019 20:28 (one month ago) link

basically i lose it anytime anyone on the show spouts a long stream of technical gibberish


na (NA), Monday, 12 August 2019 20:31 (one month ago) link

if that were the content of the whole show for like an hour, i would reup that amazon prime now

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 12 August 2019 20:34 (one month ago) link

I was just reading an AVClub feature Jimmi Simpson couldn't stop talking about The Patriot (which he's on?).

9. Who is the most underrated person in your industry right now?

JS: Underrated is a little too specific. I would say underexposed is Steven Conrad. He’s a writer-director-creator. He’s been writing for years and years very successfully—Pursuit Of Happyness was him—a bunch of cool movies. He did Walter Mitty. But he started creating television recently, and he created a show for Amazon called Patriot, which I’d literally never heard of until I read the script for Perpetual Grace, which is his show that I’m on now. So I read the script for Perpetual Grace—was floored. One of the best scripts I’ve ever read. And I couldn’t wait to meet the man, the men: Bruce Terris and Steve Conrad both wrote Perpetual Grace. They said to watch Patriot first. I’m like, “The Mel Gibson movie?” And then I find out, no, it’s a series on Amazon.

And I watch it, and I’m just floored. It’s visionary. Not just the writing, the execution. It’s like your favorite directors of all time, like Kubrick, and Paul Thomas Anderson, and Michel Gondry, who have these innate abilities to communicate their style so completely, but somehow it feels effortless. You don’t feel like you’re being pushed to just absorb something. It feels like you’re watching a piece of art. And it connects to each person differently.

And so you can’t ask a critic about him who’s not over the moon about Steve Conrad, calling him the next phase in television creators. But, in general, most folks—the public—don’t know about him as much as they should. Luckily, I’ve become very close friends with him, and creative partners to a degree, and so I’m going to keep doing whatever I can to keep showing people how amazing Steven Conrad is. He’s more amazing than I’ll ever be, so just being next to a genius like that is good for me. And I feel lucky. And I think other people should feel as lucky as I do, just by getting to see his stuff.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 12 August 2019 20:42 (one month ago) link

Oh, wait, the show was just canceled?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 12 August 2019 20:44 (one month ago) link

he's on a new show from the creator of Patriot

na (NA), Monday, 12 August 2019 20:51 (one month ago) link

oh damn that sucks it got cancelled.

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 12 August 2019 21:02 (one month ago) link

the technical talk in patriot is amazing. that scene where he has to bluff his way through that speech? and i didnt like season 2 as much as season 1, but still, it was good.

just sayin, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:37 (one month ago) link

yeah s2 of prime is a downer after s1. still pretty good but doesn't hit the highs of the first season. and they clearly were expecting to have another season based on how s2 ended.

na (NA), Friday, 16 August 2019 16:47 (one month ago) link

There's a new stand-up special by Jim Gaffigan that's pretty funny if you like him (I do). Somewhere in the middle he does 10 straight minutes of jokes about horses, and by the end of it he's actively ridiculing the audience for being annoyed by all the horse jokes.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 16 August 2019 18:42 (one month ago) link

it's a soap but I really love Made In Heaven

Dan S, Thursday, 22 August 2019 04:17 (four weeks ago) link

vegemitegrrl recs have *never* let me down. just finished red oaks and jfc that show. the writing in general overall, but the way Nash puts his part over was SO effing wonderful. and Paul Reiser as asshole with a heart was really well played

one charm and one antiup quark (outdoor_miner), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:07 (two weeks ago) link

isn’t it great!?

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:26 (two weeks ago) link

yay! another Red Oaks fan! wonderful from beginning to end and love how they let characters develop

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:26 (two weeks ago) link

Josh Meyers is a great example he could have just stayed a douche but he really loved her and was sweet in his way

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:27 (two weeks ago) link

Red Oaks is one of my favorite shows ever. The character arcs are beautiful. And some really great endings to episodes - the series ending in particular.

SA, Thursday, 5 September 2019 16:45 (two weeks ago) link

look at this unbelievable horseshit

New trailer for Jon Krasinski in Amazon’s ‘Jack Ryan’ series. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/r5lvmHjLXW

— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) September 5, 2019

Simon H., Thursday, 5 September 2019 17:07 (two weeks ago) link

Tom Clancy's ghost is smiling.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 5 September 2019 17:12 (two weeks ago) link

Ugh. I actually liked the first season in a mindless sort of way, but that's bad news.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 5 September 2019 17:13 (two weeks ago) link

"I can't go to Yemen - I'm an analyst!"

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 5 September 2019 17:53 (two weeks ago) link

lolll thats really bad.

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 5 September 2019 18:16 (two weeks ago) link

Jim Goes to Yemen
Jim Goes to Venezuela

this show is suuuuuuuper dumb but I will prob still watch it

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 September 2019 04:03 (two weeks ago) link


DJI, Friday, 6 September 2019 16:00 (two weeks ago) link

nuclear... venezuela

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 6 September 2019 16:01 (two weeks ago) link

jim has really been carrying the can for some vile politics over the last few years, huh

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 6 September 2019 16:02 (two weeks ago) link

Jon Chudinski

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Friday, 6 September 2019 16:04 (two weeks ago) link

but man, Patriot! was bored working from home last week and watched the entire first season bc of this thread. loved it. sad to hear it was cancelled.

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Friday, 6 September 2019 16:06 (two weeks ago) link

this show is suuuuuuuper dumb but I will prob still watch it

tylerw, Friday, 6 September 2019 16:09 (two weeks ago) link

Is anyone else watching Carnival Row? For a show about faeries, it is relentlessly gray and grim. I think Ornaldo Bloomps was badly miscast. The scene where the wizened store owner jerks him off was pretty good though. Is it worth watch the last few eps?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 9 September 2019 12:49 (one week ago) link

Saw one ep. Felt like Peaky Blinders with fary wings/steampunk, does it get beyond that?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 10:44 (one week ago) link

Not really

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 12:02 (one week ago) link

Undone from BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg debuts today and looks great

groovypanda, Friday, 13 September 2019 07:43 (one week ago) link

The Jawbreaker doc isn't what I expected, feels more like an overview for people who haven't heard of them.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Sunday, 15 September 2019 06:53 (six days ago) link

been watching good omens and halfway-enjoying it out of residual affection for the book--but it's bad. i can't imagine watching this show without having read the book. the kids can't act, neither can the witch. tennant looks bored (by design, but still) and it manages to waste jon hamm, of all people. but michael sheen is delightful, makes the whole thing almost worth it.

Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 22:29 (three days ago) link

the visuals are so frenetically busy underneath her that it undermines her casual delivery from what might otherwise play as deadpan.

this is it. i understand the need for a narrator in adapting this book (it always reminded me of hitchhiker's guide in that regard), but they shoulda just gotten jim dale!

Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 22:32 (three days ago) link

watched the first 10 mins of a Charlie Chaplin documentary on there just now. it was not good.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 22:34 (three days ago) link

went back up to check the Good Omens talk and

One of the episodes of Good Omens has the intro 25 minutes in. That's just not on.

― Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Wednesday, June 5, 2019 3:47 AM (three months ago)

nobody tell dowd about Monty Python ok

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 22:44 (three days ago) link

Undone from BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg debuts today and looks great

― groovypanda, Friday, September 13, 2019 12:43 AM (five days ago) bookmarkflaglink

i unsubscribed from amazon bc fuck em (no judgment) but i desperately need people to tell me if this show is good

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 23:03 (three days ago) link

yeah it's pretty good.

akm, Thursday, 19 September 2019 01:45 (two days ago) link

Carnival Row looks abominable.

akm, Thursday, 19 September 2019 01:46 (two days ago) link

Haha, I forgot I still had a few episodes left of that. It's not very good.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 19 September 2019 02:25 (two days ago) link

xps Finished Undone and thought it was excellent. It's only eight 22 minute episodes so not a huge commitment and well worth tracking down

groovypanda, Thursday, 19 September 2019 08:35 (two days ago) link

it's cool to see/hear Odenkirk insomething again given the interminable delay before the next Better Call Saul season

akm, Thursday, 19 September 2019 14:32 (two days ago) link

Agreed, but he’s stayed busy - was in Long Shot, is in the Alexander / Karazewski Dolemite biopic that’s out in two weeks, and though I haven’t seen it & probably never will, is on the US remake of No Activity.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:04 (two days ago) link

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