Amazon.com is changing up its streaming service. Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is planning to launch a free ad-supported streaming network and will do away with only offering video to members via a $99 a year plan with Amazon Prime.
The new free service will likely feature original content, something that Amazon started getting into last year with the launch of sits first shows Alpha House and Betas. Alpha House was renewed for a second season, while WSJ reports that when it comes to Betas, Amazon "is unlikely to renew the series for a second season" but they have been talking about producing the show for the [...]
Amazon released their new slate of pilots for free online last week, including three new comedies Mozart in the Jungle, The Rebels, and Transparent. Like last year, Amazon will greenlight the pilots that get the most views and positive feedback, so we checked out the selection to get a closer look at the site's new comedy candidates and try to guess which shows have the best chance of getting picked up to series.
This week we drone on about drones (HAHA just kidding, that's just a joke… a preview of some of the hilarity you'll hear in this episode), but not the controversial scary kind. Tom has become obsessed with Amazon's recently announced prototypical drone delivery service and has some big plans for when its implemented.
We also talk about an encounter on the street with a few colorful characters of varying levels of attractiveness and we discuss the job of "futurist" as a possible career path. And in a new installment of Tim & Tom Solve Your Problems, we discuss a listener's question about her devotion to her pets.
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The bar for political comedy on TV has been set pretty high by The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Veep, so it has to be an intimidating subgenre for any new show to tackle. Amazon's new sitcom Alpha House, one of the first ever original programs from the company alongside Silicon Valley comedy Betas, launched earlier this month and joined those aforementioned Emmy-dominating, politician-skewering shows in taking on Washington, DC. Political comedies are expected to walk a fine line between subtlety and scoring big laughs. In its first few episodes, Alpha House has yet to find that balance, and it's unfair to expect it to be up [...]