Dear ladies and gents,
I saw two really good pilots over the weekend.
The After was created by Chris Carter (yes, the X Files guy) and it’s about 8 strangers who kinda get thrown together in what *seems* to be a post apocalyptic world. Yes, I’m being vague and that is in part deliberate and in part because I really don’t know what the what is going on after seeing the pilot. It starts Aldis Hodge (from Leverage) and Adrian Pasdar (among others).
Now Bosch is based on the Harry Bosch books written by Michael Connelly and stars Titus Welliver as the titular character, who while on trial for the murder of a serial killer, is investigating a murder of a 13-year old boy.
I’ll preface this by saying that out of all the Harry Bosch books, I’ve only read The Black Echo, so I’m not an expert or anything. But I loved both pilots. Bosch is truly a thing of beauty and me thinks die hard Bosch fans will not be disappointed. Given the After could go either way – spectacularly bad or exceptionally good, but after seeing the pilot, I definitely want to see more.
So here comes the problem – both pilots were released via Amazon. Which means I was only able to find a mash up trailer for all of the pilots released (10 altogether).
Also (stupidly) I didn’t REALLY read the small print. Meaning I didn’t realize these were just that – pilots. I thought (again stupidly) this was supposed to be a Netflix kinda deal, where you’ll get ALL of the episode at the same time (insert facepalm emoji here).
Now Amazon wants your feedback and based on that and the stats, they will decide which of the pilots will get a full season pick up.
So yay for feedback! However, it freaking sucks there was only one episode!
If you are in the US you can leave your feedback for the After at the show’s page and the same goes for Bosch.
If you are in the UK you can catch both shows on LOVEFiLM – Bosch and the After (and again leave the feedback there).
Also at Amazon Originals.
So tell me dear ladies and gents – have you seen any of the Amazon pilots? And if you did, what did you think?