Oct 12, 2020

Guess who’s been up until 3 a.m. binge-watching television series? Me—and maybe also you, especially as we continue to seek ways of escaping reality while locked down at home. I’ve been vicariously island-hopping in the country through these local films to ease the wanderlust that has been building up inside me for the past six months. 

But hey, traveling isn’t actually limited to places only. After a long day of working from home, you can momentarily forget the “now” by taking over the couch and indulging in television series that let you travel back in time. Among the streaming services you can watch from is Amazon Prime Video which presents Amazon Originals, which has critically-acclaimed and award-winning shows set in different timelines.


For a light and hearty story: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Light but insightful—that’s how we’d describe the story of Miriam “Midge” Maisel in this period comedy-drama. Since its premiere in 2017, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and its brilliant cast have racked up trophies from the Golden Globes, Emmy Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. It is currently in its third season, and viewers are continuously loving its empowering story about Maisel.

Set in the 1950s, the series takes us back to the earlier days of standup comedy. Maisel lives a perfect life as a wife and mother in the Upper West Side, but after an impromptu set at a café that her ex-husband (who left her for his secretary—ugh, the drama!) used to work at, she discovers her talent in standup comedy. This marks the start of her journey as Mrs. Maisel, who sets out to conquer the city’s comedy industry. 


For a dark and gripping watch: “Carnival Row”

If you’re in the mood for something a bit more thrilling, action-filled and political, the neo-noir “Carnival Row” might be for you. This Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne-starrer paints a fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures, and it is set in the Victorian era. 

Aside from being feared by humans, the creatures in “Carnival Row” are forbidden to live, love or fly with freedom. This is a huge bump in the road for a human detective and a faerie, who are in a dangerous affair. But romance becomes the least of their problems as their once-peaceful city begins witnessing a string of murders by a monster. 

If the series’ Victorian era setting isn’t enough to enthrall you, its beautiful camerawork and intricate costume design probably will. Just like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” it has been recognized by various award-giving bodies.


You can watch these series from Amazon Originals through your Globe Postpaid plan, which gives new customers a three-month access to Amazon Prime Video. Those who avail of Globe’s ThePlan can get access to this streaming service for six months, too. 

To maximize your viewing experience, Amazon Prime Video offers an exclusive X-ray functionality that gives viewers instant access to cast photos, bios, filmographies and soundtrack info related to the shows and movies while you watch right on the screen. You can also connect up to three devices to your account—including TV, 4K and smart devices—so it’s totally shareable with your family. 

To activate your Amazon Prime Video access from Globe, all you have to do is text APV to 8080 and click on the activation link that will be sent via SMS. Log in to your Amazon account or create one, then tap the “Active” button to finish subscribing to Amazon Prime Video. Once the access expires, you can still avail a 30-day subscription to Amazon Prime Video worth P300 by texting APV300 to 8080. The Amazon Prime Video app is available for download on the App Store and Play Store.


Header photo from Globe and Amazon Prime Video

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