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‘Prospects’ look good for one of Amazon’s new shows

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Joel David Moore, Adam Rose, and Will Sasso in Amazon's

Joel David Moore, Adam Rose, and Will Sasso in Amazon's "Budding Prospects."

Joel David Moore, Adam Rose, and Will Sasso in Amazon's "Budding Prospects."

Adam Balch, Staff Writer

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The pilot for “Budding Prospects,” a new series on Amazon Prime, was just made available to stream. It’s a television-length show that pokes fun at today’s world. The story centers around three hippy friends during the 1980s who get lured into selling marijuana by the promise of big money – all in exchange for nine months of living in the woods of Mendocino County.

The show is full of jokes – everything from poking fun of politics to making fun of student loans. Though they are more on the mature side of things, they are still extremely funny.

That’s why I think “Budding Prospects” has a chance to become a successful television series: It has the perfect balance between being funny and serious while having a story that makes sense.

I think the writers’ use of foreshadowing makes the story even better. Though subtle, it’s easy to pick up on. For example, when the group gets ready to leave, they tie a bed to the top of the car and wonder if it will fall off. Of course it does, causing them trouble that could ruin their entire operation.

With all the jokes comes a disclosure: The show is definitely not school appropriate. “Budding Prospects” is most certainly meant for a mature audience that understands the consequences of what the show is based around. If you’ve seen “Superbad” or “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,” you know what I’m saying. 

In conclusion, “Budding Prospects” looks as if it will shape up to be a great television series that Amazon can add to its already impressive list of content available to Prime members.

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