Amazon originals

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The Man in the High Castle - (2015 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740299/
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RSGIVVO/

The axis powers won World War II.

It's kind of okay, but it drags its feet then goes woke.

  • Science fiction starts far later, making this a drama.



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Night Sky - (2022 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13361448/
https://www.amazon.com/Night-Sky-Season-1/dp/B09Q21THBW

A retired couple has a secret chamber buried in their backyard that leads to a deserted planet. When an enigmatic young man arrives, their quiet existence is upended and the mysterious Chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could have ever imagined.

I can't say I like this because it doesn't do enough world building and doesn't really develop an arc with the time they have.

  • They really, really, lean into age in this show.



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Fallout - (2024 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12637874/
https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B0CN4J59BF/

The remnants of humanity work to survive in a ruined world.

Gritty and good. It's got a lot of bullshit in it though, so you really have to turn your brain off.

I had someone point out this was supposed to have comedy, but it's so thin I had no idea.



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Oasis - (2017 movie) image

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6268052/

With the Earth in ruins, efforts are under way to create a colony for the rich and, for unknown reasons, a minister is sent for by its founder.

I like it and hope to see more.



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The Wheel of Time - (2021 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7462410/

For some reason the Big Bad is waking up and some villagers are implicated in helping/hurting his/its/their/xur's plans to do something to the world, or something.

This show is lacking from so many directions. It's watchable, but irks me in ways I don't want to sit down and think about long enough or I'll get mad. You know what? I'm just going to start judging shows on if they have good looking women. Any, and if they are boss girls.



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The Peripheral - (2022 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8291284/
https://www.primevideo.com/detail/The-Peripheral/0PE2SANXUROCEZ5W2FD7WGMM9R

A woman witnesses and participates in things she becomes a person of interest for.

Although not immediately spectacular, it gets good enough.

  • Inspired by The Peripheral - (2014 book), by William Gibson
  • Although it was picked up for another season, it was killed due to various strikes.



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