Amazon Prime Video, what gems have you found?

Amazon Prime Video, what gems have you found?

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SpeckledJim

19,066 posts

198 months

Thursday 8th August
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Its Just Adz said:
I started on The Boys last night, really good, not what I expected but really interesting.
I think it's nice to have a superhero thing with a script that doesn't treat the viewer like a complete vegetable.


gregs656

3,792 posts

126 months

Thursday 8th August
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Started New Amsterdam yesterday, unsurprisingly got a bit of a House vibe about it but enjoying it so far,

What happened at Amazon Prime? They seem to be getting things right but it must have been a change made some time a go and the shows are just coming out now, production values are so much higher than the early stuff I watched on Prime (Man in the High Castle etc).

Its Just Adz

9,391 posts

154 months

Thursday 8th August
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SpeckledJim said:
I think it's nice to have a superhero thing with a script that doesn't treat the viewer like a complete vegetable.
Definitely.
I went into it open eyes with no idea what it was about, safe to say there was a few moments I was surprised.

Baron Greenback

4,047 posts

95 months

Thursday 8th August
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MOBB said:
Bullett said:
Seems to be a new series of Preacher, not watched it yet.
That's me sorted, loved the last series :-)
great so far!

Davie_GLA

4,956 posts

144 months

Friday 9th August
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"gold". Enjoyable and had a real knock of making you really engage or relate to the characters.

Usual MM fair mind you but I do like him as a very adaptable actor.

Zippee

11,918 posts

179 months

Friday 9th August
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gregs656 said:
Started New Amsterdam yesterday, unsurprisingly got a bit of a House vibe about it but enjoying it so far,

What happened at Amazon Prime? They seem to be getting things right but it must have been a change made some time a go and the shows are just coming out now, production values are so much higher than the early stuff I watched on Prime (Man in the High Castle etc).
I liked new Amsterdam. Hopefully the next series will be available soon.
Bit of a shock ending to the 1st series.

Debaser

3,409 posts

206 months

Friday 9th August
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I’ve gone to watch an episode of the Grand Tour but it’s not in 4K any more. Plenty of other shows are, but not the Grand Tour.

Has anyone else noticed it’s only in HD now?

Baron Greenback

4,047 posts

95 months

Friday 9th August
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Zippee said:
gregs656 said:
Started New Amsterdam yesterday, unsurprisingly got a bit of a House vibe about it but enjoying it so far,

What happened at Amazon Prime? They seem to be getting things right but it must have been a change made some time a go and the shows are just coming out now, production values are so much higher than the early stuff I watched on Prime (Man in the High Castle etc).
I liked new Amsterdam. Hopefully the next series will be available soon.
Bit of a shock ending to the 1st series.
Loved Amsterdam found it depressing due to topic but well written.

ben5575

2,060 posts

166 months

Friday 9th August
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Debaser said:
I’ve gone to watch an episode of the Grand Tour but it’s not in 4K any more. Plenty of other shows are, but not the Grand Tour.

Has anyone else noticed it’s only in HD now?
You might have to scroll down to find the 4k selection and pick it from there. Unlike netflix, Prime doesn't automatically stream you 4k, you have to go out and look for it.

Halb

49,102 posts

128 months

Friday 9th August
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Dick Dastardly said:
All series of Justifed have now been added to Prime. If you haven’t seen it then I wholeheartedly recommend giving it a go.

Timothy Olyphant plays a cowboy US Marshall who breaks the rules to get things done and fate brings him back to his routes to deal with his old criminal friends.

If you like crime dramas or westerns then it’s a must see.
Justified is one of the best things to come out of America, up there with the best HBO stuff.

Halb

49,102 posts

128 months

Friday 9th August
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Pickled said:
The Boys - Karl Urban as a British, foul-mouthed ex-spy, trying to unmask the dark side of superheroes, very dark and funny!
THis is now ranked 2 on IMDB. Amazing show. Bit of a crime that it's hidden away on AMazon, but in a way, I like that. biggrin

K12beano

19,164 posts

220 months

Saturday 10th August
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Halb said:
Pickled said:
The Boys - Karl Urban as a British, foul-mouthed ex-spy, trying to unmask the dark side of superheroes, very dark and funny!
THis is now ranked 2 on IMDB. Amazing show. Bit of a crime that it's hidden away on AMazon, but in a way, I like that. biggrin
Really liking it.

I really, really want to like Karl Urban in this - but he’s watched too many Jason Statham films, I fear!

Lucas Ayde

2,077 posts

113 months

Saturday 10th August
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Urban's character accent seems to frequently veer into outright Aussie territory from common-or-garden Mockney/Dick Van Dyke, but it's still a great show, probably the best original title that Amazon have made.

Getting lots of rave reviews but not sure if it is getting the viewership success that it deserves. Amazon have renewed it for a second series anyway so hopefully the popularity will grow and grow.

Lucas Ayde

2,077 posts

113 months

Saturday 10th August
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ctdctd said:
Tried it and got bored even faster than when I watched it at the cinema.
The sense of scale is just not there for me. frown
Watchable, but a very strange film.

I wonder how historically accurate its portrayal of the evacuation was? It's not at all what I expected but knowing Christopher Nolan, it probably was well researched.

Dick Dastardly

8,119 posts

208 months

Saturday 10th August
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Lucas Ayde said:
Urban's character accent seems to frequently veer into outright Aussie territory from common-or-garden Mockney/Dick Van Dyke, but it's still a great show, probably the best original title that Amazon have made.

Getting lots of rave reviews but not sure if it is getting the viewership success that it deserves. Amazon have renewed it for a second series anyway so hopefully the popularity will grow and grow.
Supposedly the viewing figures have been huge and surprised them by how well it has done. Which is obviously great news as they are more likely to order a few more seasons straight away.

louiebaby

9,059 posts

136 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
Rocketmen

This is listed as a film, but it's actually all the episodes of a short web TV series, with a total running time of just over an hour.

It's about the members of the 'Department of Municipal Rocketry' - "men with rocket packs on rooftops in every city, alert and waiting to save their neighbourhood from menaces guaranteed in the coming century". Or that was the idea when it was formed in the 1940's, but they have actually been forgotten about and only continue to be funded due to bureaucracy and nobody really knows they still exist. And they've never had a budget increase or new kit.

The SFX and dialogue are deliberately shonky, but it has a certain charm about it and is quite sweet and amusing. It doesn't take itself seriously and neither should you. smile

Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rocketmen-Basil-Harris/dp...
I loved it. The wife fell asleep.

I particularly enjoyed the Elton John references in one of the episodes, though I doubt I was smart enough to catch all of them.

RDMcG

13,612 posts

152 months

Wednesday 14th August
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I enjoyed The Boys also, and I am not a fan of superhero nonsense normally.

Watched an unhinged old British series ( three episodes over three seasons apparently) called A Touch of Cloth. Very strange but funny.

Clockwork Cupcake

61,161 posts

217 months

Wednesday 14th August
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RDMcG said:
Watched an unhinged old British series ( three episodes over three seasons apparently) called A Touch of Cloth. Very strange but funny.
Sounds a bit st.

Sorry, I'll get my coat getmecoat

Halb

49,102 posts

128 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Dick Dastardly said:
Supposedly the viewing figures have been huge and surprised them by how well it has done. Which is obviously great news as they are more likely to order a few more seasons straight away.
I've seen it advertised...erm, can't recall where now, but a place where I've not noticed amazon prime shows advertised before. I think they know what they've got and are pushing it hard now.

Davie_GLA

4,956 posts

144 months

Wednesday 14th August
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New Amsterdam. Enjoyable take on the usual emergency themed programmes. Good acting, script and overall very good.