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I think that Amazon has really been stepping their game up with original content. My favorites have got to be The Man in the High Castle and Mozart in the Jungle. I'm a big F. Scott Fitzgerald fan and loved the series Z: The Beginning of Everything (even if I didn't agree with the portrayal of F. Scott) but that was sadly canceled. I've been meaning to watch The Last Tycoon as well but haven't gotten around to it yet. What are some of your favorite Amazon series? Do you like their original content or do you mainly use Amazon for other shows/movies?
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So many telly programmes are emotionally taxing today that I mostly watch comedies and light-hearted programmes on Amazon like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Mozart in the Jungle. It's bonkers that Mozart in the Jungle has been cancelled and as a viewer, it feels so unfinished. I used to watch Catastrophe but the constant bickering was too much. I switch between watching their original content and watching old favourites. What about you, The Wild Things?
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@Evelyn, bring on the comedies! I've been meaning to watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I haven't gotten around to it for a very silly reason. Every time I look at Rachel Brosnahan I get annoyed. I have a bad habit of getting irritated when I watch actors who have played someone I absolutely loathed and she, unfortunately, falls into that category. Her character in House of Cards made me want to scream. I'll get over it at some point though.

 

Red Oaks is pretty funny, especially if you love things set in the '80s.

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I am planning to watch The Night Manager. My interest started with Tom Hiddleston--I wanted to see him in roles outside Loki--and the positive reviews convinced me further. Has anybody here seen it?

 

A comedy that I also liked was Bored to Death. I didn't follow it faithfully, but I liked what I saw because I could see the humour everywhere. Even the on-screen objects and the lyrics of the song in the background made me laugh.

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Guest milyt g. planet
I haven't watched any of the shows on Amazon, in addition to not watching them, I don't know that much about any of them. I like a good mystery show, and I like a well-written comedy, so maybe I'll take some suggestions from the programs listed here and they'll be my first experience with Amazon shows. After reading @Evelyn 's comment about Catastrophe, I'm interested in watching that just so I can see what the people are bickering about. After reading @Glimm's comment about The Night Manager, I'm now interested in watching that show too. Edited by milyt g. planet
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@EvelynI have a bad habit of getting irritated when I watch actors who have played someone I absolutely loathed and she, unfortunately, falls into that category. . .Red Oaks is pretty funny, especially if you love things set in the '80s.

I hope it's okay that I shortened your quote, Maya. I face that same issue with actors who played a loathsome character. I know it's irrational, but the disgust is there just the same. I just didn't have that issue with Rachel Brosnahan. I'll have to check out Red Oaks and will let you know how I get on with it.

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@Glimm, The Night Manager is one of those shows that somehow slipped through the cracks for me. I remember thinking it sounded amazing when I first found out about it but then I managed to forget all about it. Thanks for the reminder! I would love to see Tom playing someone other than Loki. Although now I feel like I need to read the book first.

 

Bored to Death was really funny. I'll happily watch anything with Ted Danson. I would have never thought to put him in a show alongside Zach Galifianakis but it's wonderful. I hope that they won't mess things up with the film they're working on. If you're a fan of Ted Danson, you might like The Good Place if you haven't watched it already.

 

@milyt g. planet, that's not too surprising. Amazon's shows seem to be grossly underrated most of the time (at least their original programmes). If you like political comedies, Alpha House was pretty good!

 

@Evelyn, shorten away, love! I'm just so glad that I'm not the only one who has that problem! I know it's totally irrational (as do the many people who have pointed this out to me) but I just can't shake the bad vibes. I don't know what it was about Rachel that rubbed me the wrong way; I just know she did. Please do! I hope you enjoy it.

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