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 Post subject: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:38 pm 
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So far I've seen the pilots for Bosch, Hand Of God, Mozart In The Jungle and am mid-way through Red Oaks. Really liked the first two and am glad they're getting picked up for full seasons. Especially Hand Of God which reads like a much darker version of TNT's Saving Grace, which I quite liked. Mozart In The Jungle has some promise, but some elements could be done without I think.

I like what they are doing as far as the pilots, just putting everything up, and seeing what sticks. Hard to say what will be their breakout hit, but with the quality I have seen so far I imagine it won't be too long before we find out.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:30 am 
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First slate of pilots of 2015 season announced.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:31 am 
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Did they ever pick up that Chris Carter show?


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:33 am 
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Yep.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:38 am 
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Time to finally watch that pilot!


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:39 am 
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I'm becoming a quick fan of Alpha House. Something comforting about seeing John Goodman in a half-hour comedy again.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:20 pm 
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Has Ridley Scott ever produced anything good for television? The Man in the High Castle is a good book, but I'm curious how it will work as a TV-series.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:42 pm 
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He's an exec. producer on The Good Wife and was one for Numb3rs with his late brother, both of which were critically acclaimed.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:31 pm 
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And let us not forget the pilot for The Vatican which he directed but which was never picked up for series. I keep hoping and assuming we'll see a release of that pilot eventually. Very curious if there is some obvious reason within it why it was rejected. Otherwise, its rejection remains a very startling surprise.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:20 pm 
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Also startling because it was for Showtime, which unlike HBO almost always picks up the pilots they produce to the best of my knowledge.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:31 pm 
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Really enjoyed the two seasons of Alpha House. Aside from Goodman it's a pretty solid cast supporting the rather sharp and witty political satire.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:54 am 
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Trailer for the 1st full season of Mozart In The Jungle.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:48 am 
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The rest of Mozart In The Jungle lived up to the promise of the pilot rather than hanging it's hat on a few of the elements I spoke of earlier (the sex for example, is there but toned down considerably). It reminded me a bit of Treme but without the obvious socio-political angles to the drama, instead focusing solely on the lives of the musicians and people surrounding the orchestra.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:16 pm 
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Chris Carter's The After is not moving forward


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:09 pm 
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That's why I hate this pilot system they've worked out - why would I ever watch the pilot of this show if there's no certainty that they'll ever be any more of it at all? Feels like it'd be a real waste of time.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:29 pm 
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I guess maybe they have cold feet towards launching full seasons without the benefit of a pilot. What I'm wondering is if the pilot will still exist as something to watch, or will it be cast off to lesser places like Crackle.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:20 am 
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The new pilots are up. So far I've seen Mad Dogs (I'm lukewarm on it, and likewise on the fence about whether it's renewed) and Salem Rogers: Model of the Year 1998 (ugh). In theory I like the idea of pilot season but funk hits the nail on the head.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:22 am 
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Bosch is promising. If it can work out whatever didn't work in it's first season, it has the chance to be something of quality. Not ground-breaking but good enough to pass the time on.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:18 pm 
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Mad Dogs and Man In The High Castle, among others, picked up for full seasons.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:49 pm 
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Glad to hear that, I liked the pilot for The Man in the High Castle a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:12 pm 
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Bosch is the first hour-long drama by them to be picked up for a 2nd season.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 10:09 pm 

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http://deadline.com/2015/05/cannes-2015 ... 201425789/

Buried in this Deadline article is the news that Spike Lee; Terry Gilliam and Jim Jarmusch are all directing original films for Amazon's streaming service. The Spike Lee project has already been announced and is the terrible sounding musical starring Kanye West.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 10:36 pm 
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Mixed feelings about these companies suddenly getting in the movie business. Their movies should be available on the big screen first, everything else later.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 3:53 pm 
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Are these older projects though? There have already been reports on stuff long in the works by Jarmusch and Gilliam, I wonder if Amazon is just kicking in money for these pre-existing projects (that is, for distribution rights).


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:49 am 
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Hand Of God is at worse frustrating and a bit eye-rolling at times, but the strength of a few key supporting performances (Andre Royo mostly) elevate it slightly above domino's frustration with Bloodline for me.


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