So Amazon Prime Video have been churning out a lot of great exclusives recently, and I have handpicked 3 of the best from the cacophony of shows I have watched over the past couple of months. Here are my picks from the never ending list of awesome tv shows from APV:
1. The Tick
Starring: Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Scott Speiser, Yara Martinez, Brendan Hines and many more…
I had been told that I should watch The Tick for more than 6 months, so I recently sat down and binge watched the 1st 2 seasons in about 3 days.
The Tick is based on a comic created by Ben Edlund and centres around a big blue superhero who resembles a humanoid version of a tick. The titular Tick is basically indestructible, and with the help of a rag tag team of other heroes and his new best friend Arthur (who doesn’t actually have any super powers), they take down multiple enemies and even manage to thwart a plan to overtake the superhero agency in the show (A.E.G.I.S).
The Tick has a lot of heart at it’s core, and humour is what the script writers have done best for this show. It is very funny, and each season gets better and more intense. I am thoroughly looking forward to season 3, which is due to be announced soon.
2. The Purge
Starring: Gabriel Chavarria, Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell, Jessica Garza, Lee Tergesen, William Baldwin and many more…
I have been a big fan of The Purge movie series ever since the 1st film came out in 2013.
The story centres around the idea that at some point in the not too distant future, crime has overtaken and become a part of daily life. So the government steps in and puts an experiment in place to see if they can reduce crime in big numbers. Once a year, for a 12 hour period, all crime, including murder is legal.
The movies have been brilliant to watch over the past few years, and a tv show was announced shortly after the release of the 3rd film in the franchise (The Purge: Election Year). I was very excited to hear about the show, but didn’t get around to watching it until recently.
The show brings us a brand new story, set at a time when The Purge is an already well established part of the year.
Being a tv show, there is more character interaction rather than purging, but this is simply because tv shows allow writers to tell a story over a prolonged period of time rather than the 2 hours they would get for a movie. This does not hinder The Purge tv show though, and instead it helps it… the interactions between the characters are very well acted and believable, and the story has just as many twists and turns as you’d expect from a Purge film.
If you are a fan of The Purge movie franchise, I urge you to watch the tv show, it is brilliant, and I’m definitely excited for season 2, which is set to be released later this year.
3. The Boys
Starring: Erin Moriarty, Karl Urban, Chase Crawford, Anthony Starr, Jack Quaid, Jessie Usher, Laz Alonso, Elisabeth Shue and many more…
Where to start with The Boys? It’s gory, it’s funny, it’s brutal, it’s heartfelt, it’s just incredible.
I really love when a tv show takes everything we think we know about something or someone and just completely flips it on it’s head and shows us a side we never knew existed, and that’s what The Boys does brilliantly.
It centres around a young woman with superhero abilities called Starlight who is desperate to join ‘The Seven’, a renowned group of superheroes who serve each district of America and keep everyone safe. And when she gets a call from Seven Tower explaining that her services are required, she is beside herself with excitement.
What she doesn’t expect or count on though is that the glitz and glamour of becoming one of ‘The Seven’ is just a front for the corruption and dark politics that soon make themselves known.
The way The Boys makes us see the other side of these disgusting and corrupt ‘Superheroes’ is where the show shines brightest.
It is brilliantly written, fantastically acted, super corrupt and gory and just incredible!
Season 2 drops Summer 2020 and I honestly couldn’t be more excited!