Amazon debut pilots of shows, and give full seasons to the ones that members give positive feedback on. I decided to watch and review Amazon’s new pilot episodes myself. I’ve already watched The Legend of Master Legend and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Due to hating The New V.I.P’s, Budding Prospects is actually the fourth episode I watched. I tried watching The New V.I.P.’s but I couldn’t complete the episode it was that poor and so I wont be reviewing it.
Firstly, the engaging tale of a group of directionless 20 year olds really pulled me in. Because of being relatable, I wanted to know more. The 30 minute episode gave an insight into the characters on an individual level. We got to see where they work; how they interact with people; and to some extent what kind of people they were.
Because the episode is focusing a lot on developing characters the real story never seemingly starts. However, there is an anticipation to see whether Felix and pals can survive a summer growing marijuana. A potential downfall for a future series is that the change in setting could be problematic. Over the episode we start to enjoy the 80’s streets of San Francisco and the change to a farm may alter the tone.