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Old 04-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Amazon Prime Video "Pilot Season"

I guess this belongs here ?

http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/19/amazon-pilots/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...d_i=2676882011



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The mega-retailer this morning has made available pilot episodes for 14 new original series, crowdsourcing its programming block by soliciting viewer feedback

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Old 04-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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Amazon Pilots thread

I figured since Amazon has now put up their pilot program it might be a good idea for a single thread.

Amazon Pilots

For those that don't know, Amazon put up 14 shores that you can watch for free and they are looking for people to vote on which ones they should turn into series.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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I watched Zombieland. It was okay, but lacked a lot of what made the movie great. It looks like it would be a fairly expensive show to make for Amazon, i.e. it's not like they build a few sets and just use those, they'd need quite a lot of places to film.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:19 PM   #4
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I tried watching Zombieland last night but just kept getting the coming soon message. Nice to know it's been fixed.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:52 PM   #5
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I watched Alpha House. I was kind of meh on it. I laughed at one point, but couldn't even tell you what it was now.

I actually liked Betas. It started off weak, but by the end I felt like I could watch more with a little fine tuning. I like the lead though which he was on the Canadian show CW has been running about LA. I forget the name now.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:15 PM   #6
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Did anyone actually get the download option for these pilots? It just kept taunting me with the option...
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:35 AM   #7
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Did anyone actually get the download option for these pilots? It just kept taunting me with the option...
I gave up on the download option; it took me at least 6 tries to get the on-line option to work for the Alpha House preview.

I had to OK some many things to get Firefox with NoScript to get it to play.

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Old 04-20-2013, 12:40 AM   #8
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I watched Alphas and Those Who Can't earlier tonight.
I enjoyed both for whatever reason. I would be up to watch a second episode of each.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:03 AM   #9
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I tried Browsers and man that was pretty bad.

I also tried Dark Minions, but I turned it off after a few minutes.

Onion News Network on the other hand I loved. It was like a parody of The Newsroom.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #10
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Are these pilots available on Amazon Prime Instant video?
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:04 PM   #11
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I would imagine they would show up under free. They are under instant video when you go to the Amazon page.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:02 PM   #12
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I've watched the 8 comedy pilots. I wasn't impressed with any of them, but none of them were as awful as I expected
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:20 PM   #13
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They make it way too difficult to download it to your TiVo - I gave up.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:37 PM   #14
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I watched "Those Who Can't" and "Betas".

I've seen a lot of worse pilots episodes on network television for sure.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:56 AM   #15
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post script...

amazon contacted me overnight and said that the pilots cannot be downloaded to a TiVo so if you wanna watch you have to do it online.

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:03 AM   #16
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amazon contacted me overnight and said that the pilots cannot be downloaded to a TiVo so if you wanna watch you have to do it online.
I watched on my Roku. I thought Alpha House was very funny.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:18 AM   #17
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Only boxes that support Amazon Prime streaming videos will play these. It's annoying because they don't even allow airplay from their iOS app and I gave up my Roku for an apple tv.

Zombieland was ok, I can see how it could get better. One gripe with it (and I see it's a popular gripe online) is the fact that it's the same characters/different actors. I get that they would never be able to afford the originals and this type of switch has been done before. I just don't get why they couldn't tell the story from four other peoples perspectives.
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Zombieland was ok, I can see how it could get better. One gripe with it (and I see it's a popular gripe online) is the fact that it's the same characters/different actors. I get that they would never be able to afford the originals and this type of switch has been done before. I just don't get why they couldn't tell the story from four other peoples perspectives.
That was my thinking.

Other thought is that this is definitely a "pilot" of pilots. Reminds me of the stuff Fox and WB put out in their infancy.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:32 PM   #19
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Watched Zombieland and The Onion show. Loved The Onion and kinda liked Zombieland. Watching Alpha House right now.

I couldn't get Zombieland to play through Chrome on my PC. It would play about 10 seconds and freeze. I ended up watching it on the Amazon app on my Xbox 360. Played great there.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:45 PM   #20
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just finished onion news empire, laughed all the way through.

a high quality spoof of the newsroom, and i hope it makes it...only wish i could have downloaded to tivo.
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That was my thinking.

Other thought is that this is definitely a "pilot" of pilots. Reminds me of the stuff Fox and WB put out in their infancy.
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just finished onion news empire, laughed all the way through.

a high quality spoof of the newsroom, and i hope it makes it...only wish i could have downloaded to tivo.
TiVo (or Amazon) have to get on the ball with that and bring Prime instant to the one box.
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Did not like Browsers. When the third song kicked in, I quit watching. I 100% am not interested in a sitcom musical.

Betas, Alpha House and Dark Minion were all ok. I would watch more of each.

Watching Those Who Can't now.
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TiVo (or Amazon) have to get on the ball
i don't think this is a tivo/amazon prime issue. it looks like the pilots are available to all amazon instant video customers, it was just a failure of amazon to license the pilots for download, according to amazon customer service.

i was told that it had been discussed as recently as yesterday about making the pilots available for tivo download from amazon instant video in the future.
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Are these pilots available on Amazon Prime Instant video?
Answer: Yes.

I watched Alpha House. It was GOOD! At first I thought the Murray making a cameo was Brian Doyle-Murray.
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Just watched the Onion News Network.

It was outstanding, but I'm wondering if they can keep that pace of gags up for entire seasons.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:29 PM   #26
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The Onion had 2 other shows on TV in the past. One was sports and the other was a news cast. I thought both of those were great. To be honest, I'm not even sure they are still on.

I sure hope Amazon gives the show a chance. Easily my favorite of the 7 I watched.
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Isn't ONN just the new Not Necessarily the News?
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I definitely remember Not Necessarily the News. I remember loving Sniglets. I bought all the Sniglet books.
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SupaNatural bordered on being offensively funny. Zombieland wasn't awful either.
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One more vote for Onion News. Alpha House is still my favorite but ONN comes close.
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