Amazon’s Pilot Season

I’ll probably check out a lot of the new pilots from Amazon. My picks are below.¬†View the new shows at amazon.com/pilotseason.

Man In the High CastleBased on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled¬†the United States.

 

The New Yorker PresentsAmerica’s most award-winning magazine comes to life in this new docu-series.

 

 

Mad DogsWhen a group of underachieving 40-something friends gather in Belize to celebrate the early retirement of an old friend, a series of wild,comedic events unfold, exposing dark secrets and a web of lies, deception and murder.

Salem RogersAfter a decade in rehab, an abrasive former supermodel tries to recreate her success in a new world she barely recognizes, relying on the help of her browbeaten former assistant.

 

Down DogA handsome, carefree yoga instructor has breezed through life, women, and jobs, but when he breaks up with his girlfriend — who’s also his partner at their successful yoga studio — he’s forced to face reality for the first time.

MISC

– I got a new iPhone 6. Usually I opt for the least expensive model but, as I may not be renewing my Spotify (which has been free since Feb 2013 [Thanks, Sprite!]), I am likely going to be using iTunes again and opted for a 128GB to accommodate my massive music library. I was working on a lady’s computer the other day and she was missing some songs in iTunes. I asked her how many tracks she had and she said, “A lot! I had a huge Library. Like 500 songs!” My current Library, which has not grown much since I started using Spotify:

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– I watched Amazon’s Transparent. Have you? It’s already been renewed for a second season and Jeffrey Tambor gave a great interview about his character. I watched Transparent. Have you?

mousearsWe head to Disney World in 19 days, 20 hours, and 10 minutes for our last trip of the year. We’re staying on property and secured 4-day park hopper passes. We’re hitting all of the parks and having FastPass lunch at Be Our Guest on Halloween. We also secured reservations for Parisian Breakfast at Chefs de France during EPCOT’s Food and Wine festival. I’m also looking forward to shopping at Memento Mori, the new Haunted Mansion gift shop in Magic Kingdom. Also, I cannot wait to hit up Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney for a Full Montagu.

Trans Parent

I really hope Amazon’s Transparent gets the green light. The pilot sold me!

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Written and directed by Emmy-nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Jill Soloway (“Afternoon Delight,”” Six Feet Under” and “United States of Tara”), “Transparent” is a darkly comedic story about an LA family with serious boundary issues. In this exploration of sex, memory, gender and legacy, the past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone’s secrets to spill out. Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker ,and Jay Duplass star in the pilot.