I have been putting all of my energy into bringing you the best content on Netflix. This is because, for some reason Amazon Prime was not available in the Republic of Ireland. Now, I have moved back up to Derry and I have been binge-watching Amazon Prime like there is no tomorrow.
I have been a fan of Martin Freeman ever since I seen him the original, Office. I think the man has explored different avenues with his career, not stereotyping himself to just the one type of role.
Startup is a fantastic series, with a stellar cast. The series centres around a new tech startup company. This company will revolutionize the way we spend money (think PayPal only with fewer restrictions). The one problem this small group of people face is the startup money to get the company off the ground. They need to find a financer fast before rival tech companies steal their idea. Trouble waits around every corner as they take cash from Haitian gangs and the Russian mafia.
Freeman plays Agent Rask, an FBI agent who is on the hunt for a man who owes him money. Things spiral out of control when he finds out that the cash he is owed has been used to help start up this new tech company. This puts Agent Rask on the tail of GenCoin jeopardising the future of the company.
There are currently two seasons to stream on Amazon Prime. The second series caught me by surprise as it goes in a completely, darker, more violent direction than the first.
Starring the wonderful Billy Bob Thornton in what I think is his best role in years, Goliath is another Amazon original that is impossible to tear your eyes away from the screen.
Thornton plays a disgraced lawyer who now spends his days chasing ambulances for cheap cases. When the opportunity arrives for him to take on a case that will throw him back in the limelight but more importantly, gets revenge against the company who disgraced him and stole his credibility, he takes the job.
As always, Thornton plays the down-and-out, pitiful character so well. I wouldn’t be surprised if this role was written for him.
Based on an Australian movie of the same name that was released in 2010. Animal Kingdom follows the lives of a Californian crime family and their illegal activities, drinking and drug use.
When the mother of J dies of an overdose, he is left with no choice but to move in with his grandmother and their sons. J’s mother has spent her entire life making sure that J never had anything to do with his Grandmother and their life of crime.
It ain’t long before we start to see J transcend into person his mother fought so hard for him not to become.
THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE
Such a simple premise but one that grabs your attention straight away. The Man In The High Castle gives us a different ending to WW2. What if Germany won the war, what if Nazi-ism was still everywhere (now, it sure seems that way in parts of the world).
Based on a novel by the weird and wonderful Phillip K Dick. The Man In The High Castle does a superb job at sticking to Dick’s source material. The production value is just about as good as you can get. Not a show I think would be suited for all but if you like you tv shows a little different then I would give this one a go.
There are two things that grabbed my attention about Sneaky Pete: One, Giovanni Ribisi, and two, Bryan Fuckin’ Cranston. Ribisi plays a character who just got out of prison. He takes on the identity of his cellmate to try and avoid altercations with a local badass gangster played by Bryan Cranston
A heartfelt yet often hilarious series about a college professor who comes out as a transsexual to his family. Again, this may not be suited to everyone. I think the writing is top notch and very intelligent. The acting from our lead played by (Jeffrey Michael Tambor – Arrested Development) is just flawless. In my opinion, one of the finest roles ever played in any series.
Transparent has gone on to win some of the biggest rewards in years. Since it first aired in 2014, the show has gone from strength-to-strength. Currently picked up for a fourth season by Amazon Prime, this is binge-worthy comedy/drama at its best.
HAND OF GOD
Hand Of God stars Ron Perlman. Perlman plays a corrupt judge called Pernell Harris. After learning his son is in a coma and at death’s door, Harris suffers a mental breakdown. Our once corrupt judge now believes he is receiving messages from the big man in the sky, Mr God himself.
The messages he is receiving aren’t your typical biblical messages full of love and forgiveness. This god sends Parnell down a dark path of violence and vigilante justice.
OK, THAT IS IT FOR THIS LIST. I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED READING. I HOPE TO HAVE HOOKED YOU UP WITH SOME NEW BINGE-WORTHY CONTENT. AS ALWAYS, THANKS FOR READING.