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Amazon Prime Film/TV Series Recommendations



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,923 ✭✭✭ garra

    I heard "the Magicians" is worth a watch so had a gander for it on Prime. Only Season 2 is available, no Season 1. Anyone know wtf is going on there?

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,293 ✭✭✭ S.M.B.

    I'm based in the UK but I see 5 seasons of the SyFy series and then another series, which appears to be a reality show, which only has the second season available.

  • Registered Users Posts: 427 ✭✭ Full_Circle_81

    Amazon can be a bit chaotic about which seasons it has and hasn't got. It still hasn't got any further seasons of Animal Kingdom, even thought its the only place it airs on this side of the Atlantic. They also have only season 2 of The Bridge (US version), but not season 1. A mess.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,923 ✭✭✭ garra

    Perplexed at how they can organise the delivery of the world's online shopping in jig time, but can't manage an electronic library with only a limited set of media to categorize.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,923 ✭✭✭ garra

    And now I find myself downloading the Leftovers even though I pay for Netflix and Prime. Old habits.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 702 ✭✭✭ loadwire

    Have a month's trial for prime atm. Saw 'The Father' up there last night but the app is giving a 'temporarily unavailable' error when I go to play it. Went on to their support who said it's not available outside UK due to Brexit. Pretty annoying that it's not filtered out or at least gives a message that tells you why you can't play it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭ santana75

    Has anyone seen "The underground Railroad"? I saw that it won the golden globe for best drama series. Is it any use?

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,997 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate

    It’s probably my favourite tv show since Twin Peaks The Return in terms of sheer craft - Barry Jenkins and co have really crafted a remarkable looking and sounding piece of work. Really on a different level to anything else on TV.

    The show can be pretty slow-paced and harrowing, so it’s not an easy watch. But it feels like a novel in the best possible way (apt, given it’s adapted from a novel!).

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,611 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

    I've only heard good things about it. Haven't got round to watching it yet as I've read the book and know its pretty heavy subject matter and probably would need to be in the right frame of mind to watch and enjoy it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭ santana75

    Cool thanks, I started it the other night but I was tired and I knew I'd have to be fairly fresh for something like this so I'll start it again during the week. I'm getting 12 years a slave vibes and I thought that was an amazing film.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭ RandomViewer

    Finished The Expanse season 6 last night, poorly executed final season

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭ santana75

    Watched "Wrath of man".......what a surprise, a lot better than I thought it would be. Definitely recommended.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,062 ✭✭✭ Wrongway1985

    Very disappointing was looking forward to watching once I saw it was added, excuse is lame things available in the UK and not here simply don't appear for selection so why after nearly a week is a placeholder for it still there as if you can view it, poor form.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,809 ✭✭✭✭ Sleepy

    Found a cracking little sci-fi film last night called Level 16.

    Had never heard of it but really enjoyed it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭ dublin49

    The "Tender Bar " directed by George Clooney is a typical Wholesome American family Drama,without much drama it has to be said.Nice watch ,Ben Affleck steals the show although his character is to good to be true.Enjoyable fare ,1970's little house on the Prairie in New York.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,395 ✭✭✭ Gusser09

    Prime has gone to the dogs at this stage. Really poor.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,194 ✭✭✭ qwabercd

    It's funny, there was a period there during 2020 where I found myself using prime a lot more than Netflix. I don't think I've watched anything on it in about 6 months at this stage (since they took down bobs burgers and the shield, both of which I was working my way through). Justified is the only thing on my watchlist that I actually want to watch. Such a poor selection/new additions.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭ steve_r

    Yeah likewise, cancelled recently. Would have watched a lot on Prime I loved like Patriot, Baron Noir, The shield etc but the lack of new recent releases has been noticeable

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,677 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk

    I honestly think the content isn't bad...the interface is horrendous as usual.

    If you look at just watch you will see things are still being pretty regularly added.

    But they have definitely slipped behind Netflix and Disney+ the past while.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 30,606 CMod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp

    Amazon's own content is pretty good - films and TV - but there's so little of it it does beg the question if the service is worth the subscription. Say what you will about Netflix's tactic of releasing 20 billion shows a month: at least there's always something to one's tastes. With The Expanse and Wheel of Time finished, and Bob's Burger removed (thanks to Disney?), I realise the only thing I'm watching at the moment is the last season of Bosch. Yikes.

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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,611 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

    I was thinking the same, especially with their original "TV". I feel like they're just pumping out The Boys. I know covid pushed some things back but other streamers seem to be managing now. It's been over a year since S1 of The Wilds, and I'm sure there was supposed to be a S2 of Uploaded too. But there's no sign of either.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭ steve_r

    I think the other challenge Amazon have had is that their own shows haven’t really broken through into the mainstream, when I talk to people it’s far more likely that they have started to watch Dopesick or one of the marvel/Star Wars shows on Disney rather than something on Prime, or others will be watching some of the HBO content on Nowtv.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,300 ✭✭✭ Man Vs ManUre

    If you can develop an interest in the ‘all or nothing’ sports documentaries, and don’t mind watching it for different sports, then you got a lot of stuff to view. I have only watched the Man City one, it’s ok nothing great but an easy watch.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 30,606 CMod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp

    Oh yeah, The Boys. That must be Amazon's big hit given how hard they have leaned into (proposed) spin offs and viral marketing. I've never got the impression Amazon have as large a slate of shows, even compared with small services like Apple TV.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,611 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

    After me wondering about it only yesterday, I see S2 of Uploaded is arriving on March 11th.

    Also, I see A Hero was added today. Directed by Asghar Farhadi, supposed to be really good.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,062 ✭✭✭ Wrongway1985

    Not part of All or Nothing but the Crystal Palace one When Eagles Dare is quite good.

    Watched 'The Loft' earlier easy keep guessing type of watch but payoff bland enough it's about 5 lads who are in on an apartment a place they can stray away from wives, a mysterious death has the 5 keyholders questioning their friends and how they can get out of the predicament.

    Only found out it was a remake of a Belgian movie afterwards which is perhaps better. James Marsden,Karl Urban, lad from Prison Break and Rachael Taylor were all in this one.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,839 ✭✭✭ PsychoPete

    Started watching Key & Peele during the week, the two lads are excellent are sketches. Seen a good few clips on YouTube but said I'd watch the show, well worth a watch if you are into that kind of thing

  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭ someyoke

    Poor fare generally on prime these days alright, one decent watch I found recently was 'Accussed' directed by Jimmy McGovern. Stand alone hour episodes.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,062 ✭✭✭ Wrongway1985

    Selection of new titles/re-adds in the last week or so

    A Hero (Original Title: قهرمان)(Amazon Original)(2021)

    Accidents Happen (G.Davis)

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Closed Circuit

    David Brent: Life on the Road

    Dear Tenant (2020)

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    The Disappeared 

    Downstream (Original Title: On the line)

    Federica Pellegrini - Underwater (2022)

    God Help the Girl

    The Great Escape

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch



    Making Monsters (2019)

    The Man Who Invented Christmas

    My Son (Foy/McAvoy)(Amazon Original)(2021)


    Pretty Woman

    The Proposal

    Real Steel (Jackman/Lilly)

    Robocop (P.Weller/K.Smith)

    The Rock

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Searching (Cho/Messing)

    Signs (Gibson/J.Phoenix)

    Sunshine (C.Murphy/R.Byrne/Yeoh/C.Evans)


    Unbreakable (Willis/S.L.Jackson)


    As We See It (Amazon Original)(2022)

    No Activity/本日も異状なし (Amazon Original)(2021)

    Simeone: Vivir partido a partido(Amazon Exclusive)(2022) - Diego Simeone Documentary

    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    The Golden Compass - 31/1

    Vanilla Sky - 4/2

    Trainwreck - 6/2

    The Mindy Project (Season 1-6) - 3/2