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What are you watching on Prime?

What are you watching on Prime?

Hey everyone, how are you doing?

Today, I wanted to have a chat about Amazon Prime Video – a fun pastime that I’m still enjoying post-lockdown. I know what you’re thinking…didn’t you watch enough TV during the lockdown? Okay, yes, but binge-watching a good TV series or enjoying a film night never really goes out of fashion (especially if you’re not quite braving a cinema visit just yet).

Besides, I think we could all do with a mental break from the flood of bad news that seems to dominate the headlines!

Okay, so, one of the perks of being a student is that you can get six months free on Amazon Prime!

If you don’t already know about it, then you’re kind of missing out. Aside from getting free delivery and free e-books on Kindle, you can watch some of the great shows that make TV what it is.

Some recent items on my watchlist are:

Little Fires Everywhere

I love, love, love Kerry Washington as an actress, she literally makes the characters come to life and I’d definitely say the same about Reese Witherspoon – they star alongside each other in this brilliant TV drama series. They are two families, very different, but similar in many ways. An explosion of secrets, the challenges of motherhood, the exposure of lies and heartbreak – Ooh, it’s gripping.

The show is actually based on a bestselling novel (which I knew nothing about until I watched the series) – a brilliant story played out well onscreen.

I’d watch it again. I was slightly hooked on this show and watched back-to-back episodes for a few days straight – worth the watch!

New Amsterdam

If you’re up-to-date with this medical drama already, then you’ll know exactly why I’m raving about it. It might be two years since the first season aired, but it’s a really good watch.

You might know Ryan Eggold (Max Goodwin) who also acted in ‘The Blacklist’ or Freema Agyeman (Dr Helen Sharpe) who featured in ‘Doctor Who’. Well, they are two of my favourite characters in New Amsterdam and there’s clearly some chemistry, but I’m just waiting to see how it plays out in future seasons. I can’t say that I’m usually one for medical dramas, but I couldn’t get enough of this one.

Max Goodwin is a medical director who goes above and beyond for his patients, he’s empathetic, passionate, charismatic – he’s your guy. Dr Helen Sharpe is Max’s number two, she’s loyal, equally passionate about the hospital and its patients and she’s just an all-round dream doctor.

Game Night

This film had me laughing out loud all the way through and if you do watch it, you’ll see why it’s hard not to at least crack a smile.

Jason Bateman (Max) and Rachel McAdams (Annie) star in this hilariously fun comedy which sees their weekly couple’s game night go terribly wrong when Max’s brother shows up and plans a murder mystery party, with a twist.

Again, it’s not normally my kind of film, but after the first few minutes, the suspense invited me to see what would happen next.

There’s so much more to indulge in on Prime Video but for now, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading.

Have a great weekend.


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