Amazon Prime recommendations

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by digdug67, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. digdug67

    digdug67 Hockley's Hits Here! Thread Starter

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    Any cool sci-fi/fantasy (I've enjoyed The Expanse) or westerns. Modern, old, TV, or movie. Thanks!
     
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  2. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    I enjoyed Carnival Row: steampunk with Fay people.
     
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  3. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

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    Didn't like MAN ON THE HIGH CASTLE, for what it's worth.
     
  4. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    The wife and I watched "Britannia"----not bad...
    Think of a "Games Of Thrones" set in Roman-occupied Britain!
    Still waiting to Season Two to show up!
     
  5. digdug67

    digdug67 Hockley's Hits Here! Thread Starter

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    I like historical stuff, too, sounds interesting!
     
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  6. digdug67

    digdug67 Hockley's Hits Here! Thread Starter

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    Steampunk works, I'll check it out.
     
  7. digdug67

    digdug67 Hockley's Hits Here! Thread Starter

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    I just googled to see the storyline, which I like, but why didn't you like it? Was the storyline good but poor writing/acting?
     
  8. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

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    Counterpart is pretty great sci-fi espionage.
     
  9. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

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    Very poor narrative drive, borderline non-existent character development, although they tried to do more of this in the second season when I bailed. And for something based on a literary work, too many episodes felt like they were written just to get another hour out. All bread and no meat.
     
  10. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    And, what really holds it together, for me, is the sprinkles of 'humour' (with a 'u')!
     
  11. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

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    I liked Homecoming with Julia Roberts.
     
  12. carrick doone

    carrick doone Whhhuuuutttt????

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    I enjoyed Mozart in the Jungle. Not serious, not historical but interesting characterizations and sometimes bonkers storylines wrapping a deep love of music. The actors go deep with their characters and show nuance. The storylines show how much music is a religion and drug that will run your life and enhance it. If nothing else jump to the third season when they go to Venice to stage an opera.
     
  13. carrick doone

    carrick doone Whhhuuuutttt????

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    Good Omens. Not fantastic but a good short romp.
     
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  14. spencer1

    spencer1 Great Western Forum Resident

    We just binge watched “Band of Brothers”.
    19(!) years later and it’s just as good.

    Highest possible recommendation!
     
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  15. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    The Boys. What if 99% of superheroes were total d-bags? Not a spoiler.
     
  16. Tropehjelm

    Tropehjelm Forum Resident

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    I loved it.
     
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  17. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    So did I.
     
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  18. jhw59

    jhw59 Forum Resident

    Bosch. New season starts this month. One of the best crime dramas I've ever seen.
     
  19. arley

    arley Forum Resident

    One short-lived series (9 episodes) I particularly liked was Jack Taylor. Jack's an alcoholic ex-cop (he got fired off the force) in Galway, Ireland. Great acting, interesting stories. Jack is played by Iain Glen (who played Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones). Technically, to see it on Amazon Prime I think you have to sign up for a free trial of Acorn; if you have Netflix, I think all the episodes are available there.
     
  20. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Yeah, Sky TV had S2 out for what, two years now?
     
  21. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Rather good; glad Prime picked it up recently. Some may think it drags in the first season, I did not.

    JK Simons deserved a nomination for his character work.
     
  22. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    This is a series made for SHF members. More involved with music and the politics of an orchestra, than any other mainstream series I've ever seen...and the female lead is ravishing.

    Don't binge too fast; savor it like dessert!
     
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  23. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Well, what taking them so long?...
    I only have my mom's password for a limited time!!:shh::laugh:
     
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  24. muzzer

    muzzer Forum Resident

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    Another vote for Bosch. Properly atmospheric. Lots of sunshine. Superbly acted.
     
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  25. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Indeed; somewhere I have a quote we were supposed to get it last November. By the time they get around to it, that little girl's gonna be Queen of the Celts, and Claudius is gonna send Aulus to America to conquer Rick and the Zombies. :waiting:

    I've already seen the Season 2 premiere. This series sort of reminds me of how Tarantino re-told WWII, the way the Celts make fools of the freakin' Roman Army...lotsa chuckles!
     

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