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Mazdax605
Mazdax605 UltraDork
9/9/16 6:11 p.m.

Hey guys,

Now that i have Amazon Prime, can you guys recommend any shows/movies that I can watch for free? I'm open to just about anything. I like comedy, drama, documentaries, sci-fi, almost anything.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy MegaDork
9/9/16 6:20 p.m.

"The Grand Tour" Starts in October

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/9/16 6:24 p.m.

Alpha House!

Mike
Mike GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/9/16 6:33 p.m.
Javelin wrote: Alpha House!

Seconded.

Also, The Man in The High Castle.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hzz_6dmv03I

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
9/9/16 7:49 p.m.

Amazon Prime Video has everything HBO.
I am a giant fan of The Wire. If you like cop dramas like Law and Order, etc, this is those but oh so much better!

Drug dealers vs the cop in Baltimore.

Trailer

Sine_Qua_Non
Sine_Qua_Non Dork
9/9/16 8:00 p.m.

Ex Machina

The Connection

Stefan (Not Bruce)
Stefan (Not Bruce) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/9/16 8:12 p.m.

Grimm

Mitchell
Mitchell UberDork
9/9/16 8:18 p.m.

The Wire is excellent. Enjoy Bosch as well. Loved Transparent.

secretariata
secretariata GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/9/16 8:25 p.m.
JohnRW1621 wrote: Amazon Prime Video has everything HBO. I am a giant fan of The Wire. If you like cop dramas like Law and Order, etc, this is those but oh so much better! Drug dealers vs the cop in Baltimore. Trailer

Third for The Wire. We're watching the final episode right now...

They also had (not sure if it's still available 'cause we finished it a while back) The Sopranos which was very good.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
9/9/16 8:53 p.m.

Board walk empire.

NoBrakesRacing
NoBrakesRacing Reader
9/9/16 9:18 p.m.

Man in the high castle is a good one. So is boardwalk empire.

As mentioned.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
9/9/16 9:24 p.m.

If you want something less intellectual and more adult humor then Californication.

40 and divorced in Venice Beach, CA
Sample

Wall-e
Wall-e GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/9/16 9:42 p.m.

The Wife and I just finished The Wire also, maybe the best series I've watched. Bosch was very good as well.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
9/9/16 9:52 p.m.

The Wire is the best ever!
Though the name is derived from wire taps, I think the name should have been, The Game.
Key phrase, "it's all part of the game." The game as in, the scam, the hustle, the racket.

As you discover, the drug dealers have their game. The cops have their game. The dock workers have a game. The school kids have a game. The politicians have a game. The newspaper reporters have a game....

ultraclyde
ultraclyde UberDork
9/10/16 7:15 a.m.

If you like noir ish horror, Penny Dreadful is cool. Takes itself very seriously though.

Will
Will UltraDork
9/10/16 7:20 a.m.

Bosch is excellent, full stop.

I was really looking forward to The Man in the High Castle, but it wasn't quite what I expected. I was hoping for something like Red Dawn against Nazis, and it was more cloak and dagger stuff. And then at the end it gets really weird.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo GRM+ Memberand Mod Squad
9/10/16 7:37 a.m.

Penny Dreadful is more Steampunk/ League of Extraordinary Gentleman than it is noir. The Wire gets another vote from me, probably the best series ever.

asoduk
asoduk HalfDork
9/10/16 7:44 a.m.

+1 for Californication. I loved it. You also can't go wrong with the Sopranos, although its a little slow to binge watch.

There is a lot of good stuff to watch, but I think the browsing is a little rough.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
9/10/16 8:45 a.m.

The Wire demands (and keeps) your full attention to intellectually think through the characters. It is smart TV that doesn't spoon feed you all the details. Hour long shows.

On the other, Californication is a half hour and though witty it is simple, easy and quick.

Another of sophomoric, adult humor is East Bound and Down.
Trailer

Kenny f'ing Powers. A washed up baseball player who doesn't see that he's a has-been.

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/10/16 9:15 a.m.
Will wrote: I was really looking forward to The Man in the High Castle, but it wasn't quite what I expected. I was hoping for something like Red Dawn against Nazis, and it was more cloak and dagger stuff. And then at the end it gets really weird.

I agree with your assessment of TMITHC, but the concept is so freaking cool I still enjoyed it. As for it getting weird, you must remember it was written by a science fiction author.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
9/10/16 1:17 p.m.

As an ex Amazonian. I am surprised when I find people who do not have a prime account.

t25torx
t25torx Dork
9/10/16 5:27 p.m.

Justified will keep you busy for a while. US Marshal in rural KY getting sucked into all sorts of fun stuff.

James Mays: Cars of the People was a good watch.

Like others have said. The Wire is amazing, and will really make you think about all our effed up situations from different aspects.

My wife got me hooked on Downton Abbey, very British, very much a guilty pleasure.

There's not as much as choice for movies as Netflix or shows, but it's got some good ones here and there

Wall-e
Wall-e GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/10/16 9:07 p.m.
JohnRW1621 wrote: The Wire is the best ever! Though the name is derived from wire taps, I think the name should have been, The Game. Key phrase, "it's all part of the game." The game as in, the scam, the hustle, the racket. As you discover, the drug dealers have their game. The cops have their game. The dock workers have a game. The school kids have a game. The politicians have a game. The newspaper reporters have a game....

My favorite game was Bubbles, the most honest person in that whole city. I worried about him more than I've worried about most of my family.

captdownshift
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand UberDork
9/10/16 9:47 p.m.

The incredible aspect is how ridiculously accurate the wire is regarding Baltimore political environment, police and media structure. And of course the hustle, which honestly is cultivated from those powers. David Simon is working on a short series of features regarding elements similar to those shown in the wire leading up to the riots in April 2015 and the inappropriate response and failures in the weeks afterwards regarding reform.

Wall-e
Wall-e GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/10/16 9:57 p.m.

In reply to captdownshift: I can't wait to see it. I became a fan of his with the series Homicide. My friends would make fun of me but I was addicted to it. We'd go somewhere with the stock car and when they were hitting a bar on a Friday night I'd bring food up to our hotel room and watch it by myself.

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