The Underground Railroad: full season. Season 1, Ep 1
Amazon Prime says: "From Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead, 'The Underground Railroad' is a new series that chronicles Cora Randall’s desperate bid for freedom in the Antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad beneath the Southern soil." I've just watched the full ten episodes of this over a period of about two weeks. I found it very gripping, full of great casting and first-rate performances. The later episodes are stronger than the early ones in my view, but maybe that just reflects my increasing investment in the show as it went on. What did other MeFites make of it? [more inside]
In the grand tradition of Russian fantasy films comes a new version of the supernatural legend of The Viy, written by Nicolai Gogol. An eighteenth century English cartographer sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transylvania, only to discover the dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical Romanian forest. Streaming on Amazon Prime. Note: this is a bad movie. [more inside]
A woman working at her father's record store in Harlem in the late 1950s meets an aspiring saxophone player. [more inside]
The Wilds: The Wilds (Season 1 - All Episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
A group of teens must survive after a crash leaves them stranded. [more inside]
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. (Musical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon) [more inside]
The Boys: The Bloody Doors Off Show Only Season 2, Ep 6
When The Boys and Starlight follow a lead to Vought's mysterious Sage Grove Center, they find one of Vought's darkest secrets - and someone even darker from their past. Meanwhile Homelander and Stormfront's relationship deepens.
The Boys take to the high seas to safeguard their prisoner. Homelander plays house, then pushes Ryan over the edge. Starlight is forced to make an impossible choice. Stormfront reveals her true character.
In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young switchboard operator Fay and charismatic radio DJ Everett discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever. [more inside]
Hunters: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
Untold numbers of Nazis are living in secret in the the 1970's United States, conspiring to build a Fourth Reich. 19 year-old Jonah Applebaum (Logan Lerman) is drawn into the orbit of Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino) and his secret band of Nazi hunters. Created by David Weil and produced by Jordan Peele. [more inside]
The Man in the High Castle: Hitler Has Only Got One Ball Season 4, Ep 0
The final season of The Man in the High Castle will be rocked by war and revolution. [more inside]
Patriot: Season Two (All Episodes) Season 2, Ep 0
Trauma-ridden folk singer/intelligence officer John Tavner struggles to balance his mission to prevent the nuclearization of Iran with repeated head injuries (and the occasional missing digit), troublesome "help" from his family and friends, and ongoing opposition/pursuit by two different French detectives, three Wisconsin evidence room officers who call themselves the Misfit Toys, three French cops with micropenises, and Iranian intelligence. Debra Winger joins season two as John's mom.
I thought the first episode was really good. It had made an oblique appearance here a year ago, but I didn't see that and so hadn't heard of it at all until I was looking for something to watch a couple hours before it started. Top production design, too. 10 episodes. [more inside]
Wondering if anyone is watching this Amazon Prime documentary show. Hosted by the lovely and talented Kal Penn (Kumar of Harold and, former Obama admin advisor) and written by the author of The Big Short. Good range of topics from money laundering to our dependence on rubber, and a plethora of guest appearances in amusing skits. I would love to have the hive mind help me fangirl over the fun bits and grouse about questions that are raised but not satisfactorily addressed.
The Tick: The Tick (2017) Second Season Season 2, Ep 0
There's no chance of returning to normal after defeating The Terror. Everyone, even Superian, has to adapt to this new era.
Based on the discussions here of the first and second seasons, let's just dispense with the notion the third season of the series has anything to do with the book, shall we? Season two ended with some surprises and some things that were sort of inevitable with the arc of the story … [more inside]
Catastrophe: Season Three Season 3, Ep 0
From the Amazon description:
Rob and Sharon have faced down unexpected pregnancy and abrupt parenthood, but can they survive Rob's discovery of a suspicious receipt?[more inside]
Catastrophe: Season Two Season 2, Ep 0
The return of the dearly-loved-by-at-least-a-few-of-us Channel 4 series to American streaming via Amazon. The first season ended on a down note -- will Sharon and Rob reconcile? Of course they will, but will it take? [more inside]
Transparent: Kina Hora Season 2, Ep 1
TRANSPARENT returns -- first episode is available for streaming for Amazon Prime users -- the rest of the season will go live on December 11.
Is anyone else planning to watch this? Would it be worth asking for it to be added to Fanfare? [more inside]
Catastrophe: Episode 3 Season 1, Ep 3
Sharon keeps waking in the night worrying about her pregnancy whilst Rob is having problems generating business for the advertising agency and is relieved to run into Chris, who, on a night out, suggests a career change. Sharon is not encouraging. Sharon herself meets up with old flame Owen, who is now married to a best selling author, which makes Sharon feel a failure. Fortunately for her Rob is sympathetic.