By: Zeila Edrial
‘Tis the season for giving. In light of the holiday season, Amazon Prime Video is allowing everyone to stream the first season of three of their most popular original series. From now until the end of 2016, anyone without an Amazon Prime account has a chance to view The Man in the High Castle, Bosch and Mozart in the Jungle.
Here are synopses of each original series to help you decide which show you want to watch this year:
The Man in the High Castle
What if Nazi Germany and Japan had won the second World War? This is answered in the dystopian Amazon Original Series The Man in the High Castle, which is loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s novel by the same name. It takes place in 1962, in a United States occupied by both nations. The east coast is known as the “Greater Third Reich” while the west coast is known as the “Japanese Pacific States.”
The Man in the High Castle stars Rufus Sewell, Luke Kleintank and Alexa Davalos. It has won two 2016 Emmy Awards.
Titus Welliver stars as LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch in this original series based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels. Bosch
follows the detective as he pursues a cold case involving the murder of a 13-year-old boy. But to complicate things, Bosch himself is standing trail on charges that he killed a murder suspect in cold blood.
Mozart in the Jungle
Mozart in the Jungle is about classical music, but the show is nowhere close to being subdued and mellow. It’s based on Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, a memoir about oboist Blair Tindall. Lola Kirke plays oboist Hailey Rutledge, who aspires to play for the New York Symphony. Gael García Bernal plays Rodrigo De Souz, New York Symphony’s odd and wildly colorful new conductor. The Amazon Original Series gives a sneak peek into the world of orchestras, filled with drama, love and ambition.
While you have some free time during winter break, you can binge-watch these three Amazon Original Series. Now’s the time to take advantage if you’re not an Amazon Prime member. These gifts to non-Prime members are only available until Dec. 31st!