December is right around the corner! For me personally, I love this time of year. Football is in full swing, the days are getting cooler, and not to mention that streaming services seem to always wait until around now to drop the biggest titles! Next month is no different, with Amazon Prime Video releasing some great new seasons of highly anticipated shows that I can't wait to dig into.
As you may know, Amazon Prime Video is now available as part of the Optik TV experience, and the Prime Video app is also on the Optik TV 4K media box as well. It's never been easier to sign up! There's always great new original content available, not to mention a ton of classic series to check out, so let's take a look at what's headed our way!
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The Expanse (Season 6)
December 10th sees the release of the sixth and final season of the sprawling epic space noir The Expanse and I couldn't be more excited. Based on the novels, this intriguing series is set in the future where the solar system has been completely colonized. The main characters, originally brought together to solve a murder, slowly unravel and place themselves at the center of a conspiracy that threatens the entire system's fragile state of cold war. Think Game of Thrones in space.
The sixth and final season picks up with that very cold war officially broken. The solar system is at war, while the new aggressive Free Navy launching devastating asteroid attacks on Earth and Mars, while tensions and fear run high in the Belt. I've really enjoyed the series thus far and the compelling story that has been woven throughout. Admittedly, this show is dense. I referenced GoT for good reason. There are countless characters and simultaneous storylines to focus on, and they're all intertwined. If you enjoy a good space murder mystery combined with great acting and plot twists, but haven't caught up yet...you're actually ahead of the game. This show is the epitome of a binge watch, not just for how wrapped up in it you'll get, but that you'll need to watch it steadily so as to not forget a major plot detail!
It's worth it though, and again I cannot recommend this series enough. Hopefully some other streaming service picks it up for more seasons as the writers have publicly stated they have more story to tell. Highly recommended!
Hanna (Season 3)
The third and final season of this action packed thriller just dropped and after a few episodes, I'm loving it! For the uninitiated, Hanna continues the journey of a young woman Hanna (the great Esmé Creed-Miles) who was created by the evil group Utrax to be the ultimate assassin. She's now secretly trying to destroy the group from the inside and free herself from its grasp. Now, with the aid of a few other assassins who share her mission, they must battle the rest of Utrax's roster of fresh young killers to achieve their freedom.
You're in for a treat with this series; the action is stylish and the cinematography is top notch. Similar to other great shows/movies such as the fantastic Bourne series with Matt Damon, Hanna has frenetic action and a real sense of constant urgency as Hanna herself is not only hiding from Utrax, but of course the CIA and authorities as well. All three seasons of Hanna are streaming now and I can't recommend the series enough!
What are you currently hooked on? Let me know in the comments below!
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