One of the interesting things that jumps out at you when checking out the current weekly list of the most-watched TV series from the top streaming services is Amazon’s competitiveness with Netflix. For a moment in time, at least.
Based on the latest data that streaming search engine Reelgood shared with BGR by way of presenting a look at the Top 15 shows its users binged over the past week, here’s one thing you notice: Two series out of the top five are Amazon originals (Carnival Row and The Boys). Likewise, another two out of the top five are Netflix originals (Mindhunter and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance). The final addition to the top five is AMC’s [...]
Actor Holt McCallany, who stars in Netflix’s Mindhunter series opposite Jonathan Groff as a 1970s-era FBI agent in the early days of the bureau’s new behavioral science unit, was reportedly told by creator and executive producer David Fincher the long-term plan for the show. According to McCallany, Fincher told him: “Listen, are you ready to do this for five seasons? Because even if I f— it up, it’s gonna go five seasons. And I don’t intend to f— it up.”
Wherein we learn that Wu-Tang Clan still ain’t nothing to eff with, Chelsea Handler can teach us a thing or three, and Amazon Prime Video can melt your mind.
Welp, that’s it for Summer, boys and girls. It’s time to back up the beach toys, send the kids back to school — and maybe figure out exactly what we’re going to be watching on our favorite streaming services in the meantime. (What does one of those things have to do with the other? Whatever you want, really.)
By one reckoning, the most-watched show this week across all the major platforms — from Netflix to Hulu, Amazon, and HBO — was one that offers up an irreverent twist on the superhero genre. Amazon’s new series The Boys imagines what might happen when the most powerful beings abuse their power instead of acting as forces for good, and the company’s studio believes in this series so much that it’s already been tagged as one of Amazon’s most-watched originals ever — in addition to Amazon already picking it up for a second season.