Kevin Beacon, actor in I Love Dick. Photo by: Amazon Studios / YouTube
Kevin Beacon, actor in I Love Dick. Photo by: Amazon Studios / YouTube

Amazon Original Series Expands Lineup

Amazon Studios has recently announced the reboot to The Tick, a theatrical release to to I Love Dick, and Jean-Claude Van Johnson will be coming soon to Amazon Prime Video.

“These pilots were vast in scope, disruptive in tone, challenging in story and sometimes even funny,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Half-Hour Series, Amazon Studios.

This collection of pilots may have been apart of the most-watched pilot season with Amazon Studios, but they lack a sense of creative depth in my view.

A reboot project is not my lead strategy going into a season with original content. The double edge duality of reboots can benefit from name recognition, and be creatively stifled by them. The Tick has a solid fan base, and will continue to be a hit at San Diego’s ComicCon.

The producers of Jean-Claude Van Johnson needs to grab a pen and paper, write a letter, put a stamp on it, and mail their ideas back to the 1980s with no return to sender. The moment I see a recycled, unnecessary piece of military propaganda, I throw it as far out the window as possible.

Rob Van Dam is a much more entertaining person. It is sad to see producers cling to past ideas like there is no chance for innovation in the modern era.

Recently, Amazon Advisor reported: Amazon won six Emmys total. Transparent won three of those awards including the Emmy for Jeffrey Tambor for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and Jill Soloway for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series. The Man in the High Castle won two Creative Arts Emmys, and Mozart in the Jungle also won an Emmy.

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