Amazon Pilot Season - Watch and Rate

From Amazon Studios, the creators of Golden Globe winning TV show Transparent, comes a fresh wave of Kids TV pilots. Watch and rate your favourites and you can help pick the next Amazon Original TV show.

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Simon Martin on 13 Jan. 2012
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In 2011, i became a fan of 'Mrs.Brown's Boys' after seeing the christmas episode on the B.B.C. H.D. channel. 'Mrs.Brown's Boys' is the hugely popular comedy starring Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes Brown, the foul mouthed, hyperactive, Irish matriarch, who interferes in the lives of her grown up children and enjoys a good old gossip, down the local with Winnie, her best friend and next door neighbour, played by Eilish O'Carroll, (Brendan O'Carroll's sister). At the start of every episode, we the viewers are invited and welcomed into the family home, by Mrs.Brown herself. This is the most unique, funniest comedy series since the Old Mother Riley films, or Hinge and Bracket in 'Dear Ladies'. Just a few things that make 'Mrs.Brown's Boys' unique is all mistakes, ad-libs and corpsing is kept in, much to the delight of the audience. O'Carroll also breaks the 4th.wall, (looking straight into camera). Every episode O'Carroll has you crying with laughter at Mrs.Brown's antics, from her painful bikini wax, to Grandad's pretend funeral, or just crying! when her missionary son Trevor returns home in time for christmas, and the entire cast sing 'Silent Night', the singing was lovely. The beauty of this wonderful comedy series is the superb performance from Brendan O'Carroll, his performance is faultless and with his great attention to detail, he has cleverly created a more than believable character. I think Agnes Brown reminds all of us of someone we know, or once knew. A welcomed extra to this DVD set is the Pilot episode of 'Mrs.Read more ›
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Terence Nathan on 11 Feb. 2012
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Very funny series but was extremely disappointed to find no subtitles on a BBC dvd. Having lost most of my hearing due to illness some years ago I rely on subtitles to be able to follow films and TV. I don't expect them to be missing on a modern programme.
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167 of 178 people found the following review helpful By L. Coull on 16 Mar. 2011
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You know, in the midst of awful world events..earthquakes, tsunamis, Lybia, the recession...Scottish football...I find it very healing to turn off BBC News and sit down instead in the company of Mrs. Brown and laugh my big fat head off. Yes, it's peurile, childish and lavatorial, but it is also extremely 'feckin' funny!

As Mrs. Brown would say ...'Meh-heeeeeeeeeh!'
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184 of 197 people found the following review helpful By Zoonie on 22 Feb. 2011
Format: DVD
I had never previously heard of Brendan O'Carrol, but I leapt from ignorance to being a fan in about a minute.

Although very different from Father Ted, Mrs Brown has the same maverick, off-the -wall humour which catches you off guard.

The fact that Mrs Brown is acted by a bloke is never milked for laughs. There is absolutely no echo of the pantomime dame or even Mrs Doubtfire.

I can sum up MRS BROWN'S BOYS by using the old Irish phrase "It is all right, if you like laughing."
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125 of 134 people found the following review helpful By hawkeye on 31 Jan. 2011
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This is an excellent series, it has similarities with the comedy series Bread which
featured the Boswell family only this is funnier, it contains some fairly strong language so not for young kids, although it is not vulgar, for instance Mrs Brown who is a male by the way says feck a lot but this is not considered a swear word in Ireland bit similar to saying frick in England. Mrs Browns gender does not seem to matter, you just accept him as a female without really noticing, it is about a family living in Dublin where they all have issues of one kind or another and Mrs Brown is hilarious in sorting things out.I would say it is the funniest show on TV.

Hawkeye.

Forgot to mention I believe this show is filmed in front
of a live studio audience, so no canned laughter. I think this adds
to its appeal.
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Dagenham Dave on 20 Mar. 2011
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I came across Mrs Browns Boys by mistake just flicking thru` channels ...it was the best thing i ever did i have never laughed so much at a program in many years the best comedy on television...down to earth honesty in all departments..well acted by all involved...lets put it another way... if it makes my wife laugh it has to be funny ...wat ever else you do ...Watch this ..
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E115 on 16 Jan. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I accidentally came across Mrs Brown's Boys when a friend sent a clip as an 'email funny'. At the time I thought it was a little off the wall, but as the Beeb hadn't promoted it very well - at least it had passed me by - I had never heard of it. But what a revelation. This has to be the funniest comedy on the telly for years. Personally, I rank it up there with Only Fools & Horses and Fawlty Towers. It is brilliantly written by Brendan O'Carroll, who plays the lead, with a supporting cast mostly made up of his real life family. His timing and execution is superb, his unscripted ad libs are quick fire (even the cast can't help laughing), and the talent in his writing brings tears of laughter. Since watching this DVD of the first series I have recommended this to anyone who enjoys a good laugh. With the second series now screened on BBC1 it is compulsive viewing for me. Give your funny bone a treat and enjoy the humour. If it doesn't make you laugh aloud, you must be a very strange fish indeed! There is also a bonus disc which includes out-takes; studio audience 'messages'; introductions of the cast members; and an interview with Brendan O'Carroll. Enjoy!
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