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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:34 pm 
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A look at their fall slate of pilots. Edge looks good.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:45 pm 
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I haven't been impressed with any of Amazon's original content (although Catastrophe had enjoyable enough moments largely because of its leads' chemistry) and Edge didn't break the mold. I made it maybe ten minutes into the pilot before switching it off so it could become amazing afterward, I don't know. From what I saw it comes across as a straight-to-DVD attempt at riffing on Tarantino, with hyper violence but instead playing off the bloodshed with an action blockbuster's indifference to it. I shut it off after the main character kills the deputy of a town and is immediately deputized by the sheriff while the body lies between the two men, both chuckling over the encounter. It's a scene that could be dripping with dark humor but instead just comes across as hastily written to show the main character as someone not to be trifled with and get him into his new position all in the span of minutes. If I try my hand at it again it will only be in the kind of masochistic hate-watching that these binge-able shows sometimes inspire.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:15 am 
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Prime has added Showtime and Starz among other networks as add-ons to their service.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:59 am 
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Details of new shows picked up and renewed, including Trial, the new show from David E. Kelley starring Billy Bob Thornton, which is being picked up for a full season bypassing the pilot stage.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:40 pm 
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Finished the 2nd season of Bosch. It upped the ante a little, and kept my attention, but it's definitely following a stricter formula than comparatively more compelling programming.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:59 am 
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Highly recommend Mad Dogs


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:49 am 
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Amazon is now offering monthly subscription packages. The standalone Prime Video service is 8.99 a month, while the full package is 9.99.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:47 pm 
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Full Prime is actually $10.99 per month, not $9.99.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:31 pm 
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3 new pilots went up today, including The Tick. I watched and quite liked it, and think it will be a no-brainer to go to series.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:59 pm 
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Goliath


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:56 pm 
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The first season of Patriot is an excellent mix of humor, quirk and intrigue. The whole cast is good, but this might stand up as some of Kurtwood Smith's best work.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:16 pm 
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Amazon has canned David O. Russell's Weinstein-produced, $160 million(!!!) TV series before it's started production


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:11 pm 
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Is it bad that my first thoughts on this went towards the possibility of a sweet sale for Prime members?

But seriously, I'm kind of glad this got canned. The rep on Russell is just as awful as Weinstein's, and hopefully will come more to light next.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:20 pm 
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Has Russell been accused of rape?


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:30 pm 
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He was accused of groping his 19-year-old niece, but I don't know of anything besides that.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:22 pm 
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Julia Roberts and Sissy Spacek starring in new Amazon series Homecoming


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Originals
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:46 am 
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The fourth season of Bosch may be it's best yet. It cut a lot of the fat you occasionally had to sit through from the first season on, and might have some of Titus Welliver's best acting in the whole series.


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