It’s pilot season for Amazon and they have a few shows they’ve been working on. After Transparent‘s huge success, eyes are now on Amazon to see if they can deliver another hit show, especially since the majority of their last ones were duds. I’ll admit that I like the idea of being introduced to only the pilot of a show before the entire season is released for your binge-watching pleasure.
Say there’s a pizza on the table. It has some of your least favorite ingredients. You eat a slice and find it mildly satisfying and filling. You can do without another slice, but because it’s available, you eat another, and another, and another. Then you throw up and probably go back to the remnants of the pizza until you surrender to the disgusting feeling of completion. That is the pitfall of having an entire season available all at once: you don’t get the right amount of time to digest and truly decide whether you should even continue watching.
I’ve watched all of the new Amazon pilots (excluding the children’s ones, of course), and out of all of them, these are the three I would watch the next episode of: The Man in the High Castle, The New Yorker Presents, and Salem Rogers. There’s also one second-chance honorable mention: Cocked.