AMAZON PRIME VIDEO STREAMING FINDS

PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,551
edited January 28 in All Encompassing Trip
We have a Netflix finds thread, so I figured we need the same for Amazon Prime Video, because they are really starting to offer a lot of good stuff, including original shows. :)
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  • OffSheGoes35OffSheGoes35 Posts: 2,263
    edited January 28
    The Patriot Season 1!  You're welcome in advance. If you like Wes Anderson movies, give it a try. 
    Wes Anderson isn't involved with the show. A few of the characters are just kooky individuals and remind me of Wes Anderson characters. 
    Post edited by OffSheGoes35 on
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,551
    Homecoming was very interesting. Perhaps not for everyone - it's got a bit of a weird, toned down, quiet vibe to it, and is a little bit weird maybe for some ... But I enjoyed it quite a bit (Julia Roberts is very good in it). And the episodes are very short, so it's a really quick binge watch.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • JbarkerJbarker AlbertaPosts: 528
    What's the deal with the Jack Ryan series. Is it legit or is it over over-the-top cliché action/spy drama.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,551
    edited January 28
    Jbarker said:
    What's the deal with the Jack Ryan series. Is it legit or is it over over-the-top cliché action/spy drama.
    I haven't watched it yet.... I do really like John Krasinski though, so am interested, and will get around to it at some point. Do you have a reason to think it would be over-the-top? I didn't get that impression at all from the previews of it.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,206
    PJ_Soul said:
    Homecoming was very interesting. Perhaps not for everyone - it's got a bit of a weird, toned down, quiet vibe to it, and is a little bit weird maybe for some ... But I enjoyed it quite a bit (Julia Roberts is very good in it). And the episodes are very short, so it's a really quick binge watch.
    Definitely a weird vibe to it, but I really liked it.  Just read that there's going to be a season 2.
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  • OffSheGoes35OffSheGoes35 Posts: 2,263
    Jbarker said:
    What's the deal with the Jack Ryan series. Is it legit or is it over over-the-top cliché action/spy drama.
    Looks like you have to be the guinea pig.  =)  Watch it and report back to us.
  • WhatYouTaughtMeWhatYouTaughtMe I have no idea what's going on right now!Posts: 4,825
    The Patriot Season 1!  You're welcome in advance. If you like Wes Anderson movies, give it a try. 
    Wes Anderson isn't involved with the show. A few of the characters are just kooky individuals and remind me of Wes Anderson characters. 
    I second this. Also Goliath season 1 was pretty good. Haven't watched the second. Man in the High Castle is good as well
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 16,615

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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,725
    Jbarker said:
    What's the deal with the Jack Ryan series. Is it legit or is it over over-the-top cliché action/spy drama.
    I loved it, definitely legit. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 16,615
    PJ_Soul said:
    Jbarker said:
    What's the deal with the Jack Ryan series. Is it legit or is it over over-the-top cliché action/spy drama.
    I haven't watched it yet.... I do really like John Krasinski though, so am interested, and will get around to it at some point. Do you have a reason to think it would be over-the-top? I didn't get that impression at all from the previews of it.
    I thought it was okay. Might improve season 2.
    I can't wait to see Hanna
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,206
    Jack Ryan was pretty good.

    Both seasons of Sneaky Pete were really good.  That's one of my favorites.
    6/18/03, 5/17/06, 6/30/06, 8/5/07, 6/22/08, 8/23/09, 8/24/09, 5/7/10, 9/3/11, 9/4/11, 7/19/13, 11/21/13, 11/23/13, 11/24/13, 10/17/14, 10/20/14, 4/18/16, 4/20/16, 5/2/16, 5/3/16, 8/20/16, 8/22/16
  • JbarkerJbarker AlbertaPosts: 528
    Only worry because I love the genre, but so does Hollywood. Alias, 24, Person of Interest, Burn Notice, The Unit plus more... were weak offerings in my opinion. In the last decade the only two I've enjoyed that hit enough of my criteria were Homeland and The Americans. But I know I am waaaaay to critical of the shows I pick. Its a disease really.
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 16,615
    Jbarker said:
    Only worry because I love the genre, but so does Hollywood. Alias, 24, Person of Interest, Burn Notice, The Unit plus more... were weak offerings in my opinion. In the last decade the only two I've enjoyed that hit enough of my criteria were Homeland and The Americans. But I know I am waaaaay to critical of the shows I pick. Its a disease really.
    Alias was great
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  • OffSheGoes35OffSheGoes35 Posts: 2,263
    The Patriot Season 1!  You're welcome in advance. If you like Wes Anderson movies, give it a try. 
    Wes Anderson isn't involved with the show. A few of the characters are just kooky individuals and remind me of Wes Anderson characters. 
    I second this. Also Goliath season 1 was pretty good. Haven't watched the second. Man in the High Castle is good as well
    I liked Goliath Season 1 too. I have tried season 2 for both Goliath and The Patriot and didn't finish either one. I will have to try Man in the High Castle.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,712
    Jack Ryan was good.  Fuck the critics, they suck.

    Tin Star was badass.

    Red Oaks, as shared above, was really good.

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,410
    I enjoyed Man in the High Castle.  Already been renewed for season 4.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,551
    edited January 28
    I'm currently watching Hand of God with Ron Perlman as the lead character.
    I'm maybe halfway through the 1st season (there are 2 in total; it was cancelled after that, I think in 2016?). Well I don't know if everyone would like this show, but I really do! It's about a judge (kind of a hard core one and whose best friend is the somewhat corrupt mayor) who is "born again" through this kooky church lead by what seems to be a con man, after his son goes into a coma, and he gets messages and visions from God that he believes are leading him to find the people responsible for his son's situation. Of course, other people think he's going fucking nuts. Part of why this show is highly entertaining to me is because Ron Perlman is the judge. It's a bit of an unusual one for him, but he does so well with this challenging character IMHO.
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,712
    Hand of God was good, I agree. 
    Bosch is great
    Goliath was pretty good as well.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • WhatYouTaughtMeWhatYouTaughtMe I have no idea what's going on right now!Posts: 4,825
    Hand of God was good, I agree. 
    Bosch is great
    Goliath was pretty good as well.
    Oh yeah. Completely forgot about Bosch. Great show as well
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,551
    Hand of God was good, I agree. 
    Bosch is great
    Goliath was pretty good as well.
    Oh yeah. Completely forgot about Bosch. Great show as well
    Holy cow, 40 episodes, with a 5th season starting and a 6th confirmed already. And the synopsis says it's about a detective solving one child murder the whole time? Is that true? If so, it is very impressive to stretch one storyline that far and keep people happy.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,712
    PJ_Soul said:
    Hand of God was good, I agree. 
    Bosch is great
    Goliath was pretty good as well.
    Oh yeah. Completely forgot about Bosch. Great show as well
    Holy cow, 40 episodes, with a 5th season starting and a 6th confirmed already. And the synopsis says it's about a detective solving one child murder the whole time? Is that true? If so, it is very impressive to stretch one storyline that far and keep people happy.
    Different cases but still good.  If you have not read the books, even better to not get any influence from those.  Background is always 'his case' but the seasons focus on different cases.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,551
    PJ_Soul said:
    Hand of God was good, I agree. 
    Bosch is great
    Goliath was pretty good as well.
    Oh yeah. Completely forgot about Bosch. Great show as well
    Holy cow, 40 episodes, with a 5th season starting and a 6th confirmed already. And the synopsis says it's about a detective solving one child murder the whole time? Is that true? If so, it is very impressive to stretch one storyline that far and keep people happy.
    Different cases but still good.  If you have not read the books, even better to not get any influence from those.  Background is always 'his case' but the seasons focus on different cases.
    Oh okay, thanks for the info.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,206
    PJ_Soul said:
    Hand of God was good, I agree. 
    Bosch is great
    Goliath was pretty good as well.
    Oh yeah. Completely forgot about Bosch. Great show as well
    Holy cow, 40 episodes, with a 5th season starting and a 6th confirmed already. And the synopsis says it's about a detective solving one child murder the whole time? Is that true? If so, it is very impressive to stretch one storyline that far and keep people happy.
    Bosch is awesome.  There's 1 storyline that is personal to the main character that he keeps investigating but each season has its own focus
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,608
    Liked Goliath...definitely worth a look

    Maisel...just watched two episodes.  Wasn't sure I would like it but some great nudity in that first episode reeled me in.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,788
    Second season of Goliath was great as well (especially the ep with the Chinese hooker).

    Patriot - loving it and the characters, especially Stephen.  Totally un-PC and hilarious.

    Couldn't get through the first episode of Jack Ryan.

    Just started Season 2 of Man in the High Castle.  Quite good but a lot to get the head around.

    Bosch - next season can't get here soon enough.  One of my favorite series.

    Gotta catch more Hand of God; Ron plays the role pretty well.

    I'll also put Red Oaks and Transparent up there as two of the best comedy series on Amazon.
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 16,615
    hedonist said:
    Second season of Goliath was great as well (especially the ep with the Chinese hooker).

    Patriot - loving it and the characters, especially Stephen.  Totally un-PC and hilarious.

    Couldn't get through the first episode of Jack Ryan.

    Just started Season 2 of Man in the High Castle.  Quite good but a lot to get the head around.

    Bosch - next season can't get here soon enough.  One of my favorite series.

    Gotta catch more Hand of God; Ron plays the role pretty well.

    I'll also put Red Oaks and Transparent up there as two of the best comedy series on Amazon.
    Forgot about Transparent. That's good too. Bosch seems to come out with new seasons quicker than the others.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,712
    Also, I somehow got on a list where Amazon Prime sends me surveys and pays me to fill out.
    Have the 14 year old watch this episode, we will send you a $10 gift card for him.
    Watch these two episodes and answer these questions and we send you $25
    Sometimes they are free ones.  Sometimes I have to watch with the younger kid.
    I like them all -- interesting to be part of the test audience.
    I shit all over Homecoming...it appears others liked, or perhaps they already had it in the can.  Since I watched 2 episodes and thought they were dumb as part of the test I did not revisit to see what they may have changed.

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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,939
    I thought Jack Ryan was really good.  
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,551
    edited January 29
    What did Hulu ever do to you?
    Keep itself unavailable in Canada. :frowning:
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