Which One of These Amazon Shows About Death Is the Comedy?
Amazon's first foray into original programming gave us the comedy series Betas and Alpha House. And while these shows were generally considered to be solid efforts, they weren't winning any Emmys either (unlike Netflix's House of Cards). So Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is taking another swing at scripted success with a new batch of pilots. Like last year, the decision to develop the ideas into a full season will be an open process in which anyone can vote on the series they want to get produced.
Along with a selection of children's programming, Amazon has offered up several adult shows for your viewing pleasure:
What we'd like to call your attention to is the "Comedy and Drama" section [emphasis ours]. That's because, despite the label, the selection offers an assortment of shows that are variously described with the words "violent world," "serial killer," "sex," "drugs," "husband suddenly dies," and "dramatic admission." So, which ones are the laugh-out-loud comedies, again? Maybe they're dark comedies ... like really dark comedies. As the body counts rise, so do the laughs! (Or maybe Amazon just finds death funny.)
Either way, do any of the pilots catch your eye? Which would you like seen made into a full series? Let us know in the comments below!