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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

5 exclusive Amazon Prime shows to be excited for

Amazon Prime is finally available in the UAE for the introductory price of $2.99 (Dh11) a month. Of course, there is a hefty selection of classic TV and movies from around the world, but there is also plenty of original content produced by Amazon and exclusive to its service. Here a few to click on to:

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The Grand Tour

The marquee show of the streaming service. After the rancorous end to their time as hosts of BBC’s Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, return at their brash best in The Grand Tour. Five episodes of the 14 part weekly series are available on Prime with finale to be filmed in Dubai. With each episode costing a whopping US$4 million (Dh14m) to produce, indulge in the panoramic scenery, state of the art cars and big explosions.

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The Man in the High Castle

Ridley Scott is an executive producer of this dystopian drama, based on the novel by Philip K Dick. Rupert Evans and Alexa Davalos star in the drama, which is set in an alternative reality where the allied powers lost the Second World War and Germany and Japan rule the world. The second season debuted on Friday.

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Transparent

When the Pfefferman family patriarch (played by ­Jeffrey Tambor) makes a dramatic announcement about his life, the family secrets start to spill out as the members try to come to terms with his news and begin to figure out who they are going to become. Three seasons are available, with a fourth one due next year.

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Mozart in the Jungle

This comedy-drama was inspired by oboist Blair Tindall’s 2005 memoir of the same name about her professional career in New York. The series stars Gael García Bernal as Rodrigo, a character based on conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Three seasons are available.

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Good Girls Revolt

This political drama follows a group of researchers at fictional magazine News of the Week, during the women’s lib era of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The women are essentially working as journalists but their stories are published only under the name of the male reporter they are assigned to work with. Unsurprisingly, things get tense as they start to fight for their rights. One season is available.