November is right around the corner! For me personally, this is the best time of the year...the weather is getting cooler, the sun is setting earlier, and streaming services seem to always drop their biggest shows and movies! 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!
Note: The latest 4K PVR is required to view Amazon Prime Video on Optik. For all account and viewing questions, see our page at www.telus.com/amazonprimefaq
The Wheel of Time (Season 1)
It's finally here! After being announced months ago, the first season of the epic fantasy series based off of the popular novel series will arrive November 19 and I couldn't be more excited. Apparently neither could Amazon, as the hype surrounding this series is so big that they've already greenlit a second season before the first even drops! The Wheel of Time originally spanned 14 epic novels and tells of a world where magic exists and only certain women (known as the Aes Sedai) are able to access it. This Amazon adaptation follows the great Rosamund Pike as 'Moiraine', a member of this group as she embarks on a dangerous journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn...the one being who will either save or destroy humanity forever.
That looks fantastic, and I'm so excited to see it finally arrive on the screen after many failed attempts. The original story itself is incredibly dense, with the Wheel of Time (think of a straight timeline that's cyclical, meaning once you hit a certain point, the world is back at the beginning) always spinning. This meant that the original novels spanned a number of different time periods, so I'm really hoping that subsequent seasons do just that and show us how the universe evolves as time keeps passing. This series definitely gives off a Game of Thrones vibe, with majestic sets, costuming, and special effects. The first three episodes drop November 19 with new episodes every Friday until the epic finale on December 24. Be sure to check it out!
Nine Perfect Strangers
I mentioned this as a series I was looking forward to a few months back, and now that I've finished all episodes I can safely say it did not disappoint. I don't want to give anything away, including the absolutely crazy finale, but what I can say is that all 8 episodes are definitely bingeworthy. Based on the popular Liane Moriarty story of the same name, Nine Perfect Strangers is the tale of nine people attending a wellness retreat hosted by the intriguing Masha (played to perfection by Nicole Kidman). They're all there for different reasons and to get past whatever is haunting them...though Masha has more for them than they're ready for.
Obviously with a premise like that, you know everyone has something to hide and we're all obviously going to find out. Just how it all plays out, with the plot twists and dynamic cast, is worth the price of admission alone. I love shows like this where there's always a feeling of slow building dread that is waiting to explode and when it does, it leaves you with your jaw on the floor. Finding out how all the characters are connected makes for must-see binge watching and I highly recommend checking it out!
What are you currently hooked on? Let me know in the comments below!
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