Amazon Prime streaming video recommendations thread

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Corax, May 17, 2016.

  1. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    I signed up for Prime before Christmas, as I do all my Christmas shopping on there and it was less than the P&P would have been - and I also use it throughout the year for all sorts as well, rather than battle the high street. The bonus is 12 months access to their video streaming service, and there are some right crackers on there.

    My particular recommendations are:

    Into the Badlands
    Samurai, motorbikes, cowboys, what's not to like?

    Hell on Wheels
    Post civil war mobile railroad-building town. North vs South vs Irish vs Germans vs Blacks vs 'Indians'. And then there's bribery, Washington corruption, fraud, and best of all - "The Swede". Five series and still going strong, high production values, great lead performances, and some good ol' fashioned gunslinging. I'm on S2 so far.

    Mr Robot
    An Amazon original. Takes a while to draw you in, but decent once it gets going. Some of the characters are a bit meh, but the lead and Christian Slater are great. Christian Slater just does his Christian Slater thing sure, but I never grow tired of that.

    Black Sails
    PIRATES!!! :cool:

    Prison Break
    Missed this the first time around, and now just finishing S2 of 4 on Amazon. Didn't expect to like it as much as I am.

    Any others folks think stand out from the crowd?
  2. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    The Man In The High Castle - watching this now, another amazon original. Enjoying it so far.
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  3. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    It's pretty good for Peppa Pig, Thomas The Tank Engine and various other kids films too
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  4. DaveCinzano


    I rattled through all of Alpha House - quite enjoyable, non-demanding comedy drama about four Congressmen sharing a house in DC. With John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos.

    Alpha House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  5. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    I watched that, but... chose not to include it here. Let me know what you think when you've reached the end. Opinion appears to be quite divided.
    Forgot about that one. Yeah, I enjoyed it as well.
  6. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    Main guy gets brain cancer and dies in season 4. Enjoy.
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  7. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    What kind of miserable cunt are you?
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  8. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

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  9. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

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  10. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    Anyway, consider it punishment for your Old Trafford evacuation conspiracy meltdown... ;)
  11. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    Best part of season 3 is when ,,,,,,,,,,,,:p
  12. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member


    And Red Oaks, weirdly.

    Know what you mean about MIHC, loved most of it, even the credits, but that ending...
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  13. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    You'll have to be up to date on Winx Club to give me any effective spoilers at the moment; that's what I'm currently working my way through.
  14. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    Yeh, but he doesn't, does he, that's why they're making a 5. Sucker.
  15. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    This is correct. Ignore what I said.
  16. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Forgot to mention Vikings. Good shout.
  17. QOTH

    QOTH Well-Known Member

    I made a start on Man In The High Castle but got distracted.

    If you are tempted to watch Outlander, avoid at all costs. It's so bad it's almost (almost, but not quite) funny.
  18. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    If you're into American cop stuff (like my better half), try Bosch. Or Chicago PD.

    GOD, almost forgot, Hap and Leonard, based on the Joe R Lansdale books, really enjoyed this, Omar from the Wire plays Leonard. Watch it now.
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  19. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Black Sails, Vikings and Bosch are my highest rated atm.
  20. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

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  21. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

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  22. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    I'm not miserable
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  23. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Best series on Amazon Prime is TURN: Washington's Spies.

    America's first spy ring set up by George Washington to infiltrate the British army and government prior to the revolution.

    Series 1 and 2 are on there and Series 3 is part way through.
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  24. Idris2002


    Revenge is a dish best served cold - old Klingon saying.
  25. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    Transparent, which I think is the best current US TV series going.
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  26. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Parks and Recreation
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  27. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Feck the Halls

    I just checked my watchlist to see what obscure shit that only interests me and about twelve other people I could recommend, and there are three titles on there that are still included with prime, ffs.

    No more Bert & the Racoons, no Married with Children and deffo no Balls of Steel :(
  28. oneflewover

    oneflewover Following "The Tigers"

    Thanks, Just watching this, very good, like all the characters - 3 episodes to go.
  29. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    Soldier and Angel :eek::D:cool:
  30. oneflewover

    oneflewover Following "The Tigers"

    F*uck me that is some 4th episode. This is True Detective series one good.

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