Anybody Watching Fortitude? That's the (now closed) thread about the first season of Sky Atlantic's Fortitude, a crime drama above the arctic circle, that, eh, goes "way off the reservation". We got it in the U.S. on the late-great Pivot network, pitched to GenXers, Millenials and tree-huggers (yeah, heckuva demo, huh). See, it all started with global warming thawing out this reindeer, which this polar bear ate, which this dying photographer shot (oh, I just got the joke: "Shoot anything good today?" "Well, I shot a polar bear..." "How'd it come out?" "Pretty bloody; I didn't use my Leica, I used my Mauser..."). Creepy ensues. Season Two is a Amazon Prime exclusive, 10 eps, that surprisingly, picks up where the first series left off. Folks not yet dead die, folks not alive anymore come back - oh, and there's a shaman (they could have at least had a town meeting to decide if they were gonna call him a "shah-mn" or a, "shay-mn"). No surprise insect swarms this time around, but a pretty freaky cast of returning characters, built on the freakiest aspect of Series 1. There's also Dennis Quaid for the Americans who don't recognize any of the other actors. The new governor's a plant. The old governor gets a close-up look at the water supply. E.R.'s cutest Indian doctor gets the world's crappiest medical assignment. And you're left scratching your head wondering why the freeziest town at the a**-end of Norway has so many hot women (answer: it's Norway, dummy - there's this surplus...). Oh yeah - there's Russians. Well...there were Russians... And (shhhh!) our hero is a "monster". Or...maybe we don't need the quotation marks (dunt-dunt-DUUNNNN!). All this, and free shipping over $40. Bezos is a genius.