Heads up, here's some actual good news: You have one week left to try to enjoy 2016, and Amazon is ready to help. Amazon Prime Video is making the first seasons of three of its most popular original series available for free for one week. As they shared in a press release:
All Amazon customers in the U.S. (Prime and non-Prime) will be able to binge on the first seasons of "Bosch," "The Man in the High Castle," and "Mozart in the Jungle" starting today through Saturday December 31 11:59pm PST.
To start watching visit www.amazon.com/binge.
"The Man in the High Castle" just released Season 2, and "Mozart" just streamed Season 3, so Amazon is clearly aiming to hook newcomers on these first seasons so they subscribe for more. Tricksy hobbitses. It'll work, too.
Here are Amazon's synopses for each series:
"The Man in the High Castle"
Based on Philip K. Dick's Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history, the Emmy Award-winning Amazon Original Series The Man in the High Castle—currently in its second season—is one of Amazon's most watched original series.
The first seasons of the series considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Almost 20 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Japan and Germany, the major hegemonic states. But the tension between these two powers is mounting, and this stress is playing out in the western U.S. Through a collection of characters in various states of posing (spies, sellers of falsified goods, others with secret identities). The hour-long dramatic pilot starred Alexa Davalos (Mob City) as Juliana Crain, Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) as Joe Blake, Rupert Evans (The Village) as Frank Frink, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat Legacy) as Tagomi, Joel De La Fuente (Hemlock Grove) as Inspector Kido, Rufus Sewell (Eleventh Hour) as John Smith and DJ Qualls (Z Nation) as Ed McCarthy. Executive Producers include Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), David W. Zucker (The Good Wife) and Isa Dick Hackett, with co-executive Producers Jordan Sheehan of Scott Free Productions (The Good Wife, The Andromeda Strain), and Executive Producers Stewart Mackinnon and Christian Baute of Headline Pictures (The Invisible Woman).
"Mozart in the Jungle"
The multi-Golden Globe Award-winning series, Mozart in the Jungle—currently in its third season—is based on the critically-acclaimed memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall. The series draws back the curtain at the New York Symphony, where artistic dedication and creativity collide with mind games, politicking and survival instincts. The series stars Gael García Bernal (Salt and Fire), who was awarded the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series, Lola Kirke (Gone Girl), Saffron Burrows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist), Bernadette Peters (Smash), Hannah Dunne (Frances Ha) and Jason Schwartzman. It is Executive Produced by Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited) and Paul Weitz (About a Boy).
Going into its third season in 2017, and already greenlit for a season four, the hit Emmy-nominated Amazon Original Series is based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, and stars Titus Welliver (Lost) as Detective Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector (The Wire) as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (Being Human) as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead) as Maddie Bosch and Lance Reddick (The Wire) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving.
The first season relentless LAPD homicide detective as he pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected killer in cold blood. Guest stars on Bosch include Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead) as Dr. Guyot and Troy Evans (ER) as Detective Johnson, and was developed for television by Eric Overmyer (Treme, The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Streets) and Executive Produced by Overmyer, Connelly, and Henrik Bastin (The Killing, Burn Notice).
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