Hidden Gems of Amazon Prime instant videos

Arise, thread!!

I've been watching the first season of Fringe on Amazon Instant, and HOLY sh*t IS IT AMAZING!

First 4 seasons are free to Prime members, with the latest aired episodes of the 5th (and final) season for sale at $3 a pop for HD.

I'd rather they all be on Netflix for the ease of menu navigation, though at the same time I'm glad they're on Amazon, as the Instant Videos aren't blocked by my work like every other video site except YouTube. *knock on wood*

Another convert. Just wait though. The show just gets better.

Yeah I rewatched them this summer and discussed it a bit in the Fringe thread. Show is great, even better on a rewatch.

Both seasons (so far) of Falling Skies have been added.

For something lighter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

For something even darker, The Fades and Buried.

Today's front page announcement of exclusive Downton Abbey:

Dear Customers,

Good news for Prime members. We've just completed a deal with PBS to make Prime Instant Video the exclusive subscription home for streaming Downton Abbey's Season 3 starting in June, and all new seasons for years to come. Prior Seasons 1 and 2, already the most popular TV seasons on Prime Instant Video, are available now for catch up viewing—and will also become exclusive to Prime Instant Video later this year.

If you can't wait until June for Season 3, you can also buy each episode at Amazon Instant Video the day after it airs. And starting now, we're also making the last three weeks of this season's episodes available to purchase before they air on TV in the US. When you buy a TV Pass to Downton Abbey's Season 3, or if you already have one, you will receive all remaining episodes instantly.

Amazon Prime continues to be an unusual value at just $79/year, and includes unlimited streaming of over 35,000 movies and TV episodes, Free Two-Day Shipping, and a free Kindle book to borrow every month from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Learn more about Amazon Prime and get to know the Crawleys of Downton today.

Thanks for being a customer,

Jeff Bezos
Founder & CEO

Exclusives suck.

Stele wrote:

Today's front page announcement of exclusive Downton Abbey:

... Prior Seasons 1 and 2, already the most popular TV seasons on Prime Instant Video, are available now for catch up viewing—and will also become exclusive to Prime Instant Video later this year....

There is still time for those without Prime.

Kurrelgyre wrote:
Stele wrote:

Today's front page announcement of exclusive Downton Abbey:

... Prior Seasons 1 and 2, already the most popular TV seasons on Prime Instant Video, are available now for catch up viewing—and will also become exclusive to Prime Instant Video later this year....

There is still time for those without Prime.

From what I read, Netflix will continue to have seasons one and two until July. At that point, they lose those, and Amazon picks up season 3.

Currently Netflix only has Series 1.

Also, it's the "exclusive subscription home for streaming". I assume you'll still be able to purchase the show elsewhere if you prefer other services.

The first three seasons of Justified went up at some point. Just noticed them in the app a couple days ago.

Amazon just put up 14 original pilots to vote on:

http://tinyurl.com/crh44kr

Zombieland?

Stele wrote:

Zombieland? :D

That's the first one I watched too.

kaostheory wrote:
Stele wrote:

Zombieland? :D

That's the first one I watched too.

Was it good? The trailer looked a little slapsticky...

PaladinTom wrote:
kaostheory wrote:
Stele wrote:

Zombieland? :D

That's the first one I watched too.

Was it good? The trailer looked a little slapsticky...

It is a comedy... there's a scene near the end that had me gasping for air i was laughing so hard first time i watched it.

ranalin wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:
kaostheory wrote:
Stele wrote:

Zombieland? :D

That's the first one I watched too.

Was it good? The trailer looked a little slapsticky...

It is a comedy... there's a scene near the end that had me gasping for air i was laughing so hard first time i watched it.

I was thinking of the movie this show is... just bad.

If you like Downton Abbey, you might really enjoy the Cranford miniseries. It's set in the 1840's, which is a good deal earlier than DA, and the setting is a small middle class town instead of a prestigious abbey. But the drama and humor is very much in the same vein.

We are reading the novel in my Brit Lit class, as it was a serialized story published in Dicken's Household Words magazine. It's an interesting look at Victorian England.

And it's not on Netflix, so there!

RE: Zombieland TV show.

Wasn't very good at all. Was basically taking the characters-- names, origins and all (all but the actors, anyway)-- and transferring them from the movie to a TV series. Uninspired, predictable, and unfunny.

The Alpha House, on the other hand-- watch that. Worth it for the first 5 minutes alone. It's like House of Cards, only a comedy about the inner workings of Congress starring John Goodman (with an awesome cameo by a rad dude in the beginning of the show). Hilarious.

+1 for Falling Skies

+10 for Fringe

Yeah, dude. Fringe. Seriously. Fringe! SO GOOD!

WipEout wrote:

Yeah, dude. Fringe. Seriously. Fringe! SO GOOD!

Potential spoilers for Iron Man 3:

Spoiler:

Iron Man: Extremis is one of the storylines drawn from to make Iron Man 3. It was made into a motion comic a while back.

I'm watching Justified. It's good stuff.

I didn't know there was a separate thread for amazon. Can I talk about Supernatural here?

Oh wow. I had some crappy vhs recorded then uploaded copies of those from the early 2000s that I used to rewatch before the DVDs were ever out. Not sure if they ever did full DVD sets, but when I saw they were doing them in volumes or something instead of seasons I kind of tuned out and never went back to check.

Will be nice to see them in at least passable format again.

oilypenguin wrote:

I didn't know there was a separate thread for amazon. Can I talk about Supernatural here?

It's only on Netflix Instant Watch, not Amazon Prime Videos.
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Grenn wrote:
WipEout wrote:

Yeah, dude. Fringe. Seriously. Fringe! SO GOOD!

I just started watching Fringe last week and still haven't made up my mind about it because it had a plot hole big enough to drive a truck through in the pilot.

Spoiler:

They made it clear that anyone can still be questioned up to six hours after their death. When John Scott died I immediately thought "Great, they're going to take his still warm ass back to the lab, hook him up, and find out all the information the he knows to move this story forward." Instead they do nothing (and his body somehow ends up at Massive Dynamics).

Am I supposed to just believe that Dunham just forgot what she was told a few hours ago about being able to talk to dead people? And, as someone recently betrayed by Scott, that she wouldn't want to drain his dead brain of every bit of information she possibly could? I mean they set her up as this bulldog of an agent and then she just let's the best source of information she has disappear.

The well-regarded, if slightly dated, mid-nineties Spider-Man and X-Men animated series are up. Also available is X-Men Evolution.

EDIT: first two seasons only?

OG_slinger wrote:
Grenn wrote:
WipEout wrote:

Yeah, dude. Fringe. Seriously. Fringe! SO GOOD!

I just started watching Fringe last week and still haven't made up my mind about it because it had a plot hole big enough to drive a truck through in the pilot.

Spoiler:

They made it clear that anyone can still be questioned up to six hours after their death. When John Scott died I immediately thought "Great, they're going to take his still warm ass back to the lab, hook him up, and find out all the information the he knows to move this story forward." Instead they do nothing (and his body somehow ends up at Massive Dynamics).

Am I supposed to just believe that Dunham just forgot what she was told a few hours ago about being able to talk to dead people? And, as someone recently betrayed by Scott, that she wouldn't want to drain his dead brain of every bit of information she possibly could? I mean they set her up as this bulldog of an agent and then she just let's the best source of information she has disappear.

It's been a while since I watched this show, but...

Spoiler:

Didn't she dive into his mind in the first episode (or maybe within the first couple)? Isn't that why he's running around in her brain?

Spoiler:

Walter mentioned it as theory in the first episode, something he "posited in 1976 that it is possible" and that he used it to extract information from a corpse, once. There's a matter of getting the tank, the brain probe, and the drugs all being combined. Massive Dynamic was already set to do it.

And she did play Peter the minute they met.