My next bracket, after the Disney vs. Pixar and Netflix brackets is a showdown between Amazon and Hulu. I debated doing each first-round matchup as Amazon vs Hulu…but (**Spoiler Alert**) Amazon would’ve destroyed Hulu. So instead they won’t see each other until the Championship (**/End spoiler**).
Mozart in the Jungle vs. Patriot – Mozart in the Jungle — A sad secret American agent has no chance against the New York Philarmonic
The Man in the High Castle vs. Good Girls Revolt – The Man in the High Castle — Good Girls Revolt showed a women’s world in a sexist industry, but an alternate reality where the Nazis win marches on
Red Oaks vs. Transparent – Red Oaks — Transparent has slowly gone downhill each season, and the Pfefferman’s can’t make it in a tennis club
Sneaky Pete vs. Catastrophe – Catastrophe — Sneaky Pete has been a solid show, but the British Catastrophe will make anyone laugh
The Path vs. The Wrong Mans – The Path — The Wrong Mans saw a duo getting in the wrong spot at the wrong time, but I’d follow The Path up a ladder to see where it might go
Chance vs. The Booth at the End – The Booth at the End — Hugh Laurie’s Chance was dark and grim, as is Booth at the End which will grant people whatever they ask for…at a price
The Looming Tower vs. The Awesomes – The Looming Tower — The Looming Tower is one of the best miniseries on TV, and not just currently but in the last 10 years. And Seth Myers’ animated show won’t advance
11.22.63 vs. Behind The Mask – Behind The Mask — The Stephen King/JFK story was a good read and great as a TV show, but Behind The Mask is an underrated documentary that has won a Sports Emmy
Mozart in the Jungle vs. The Man in the High Castle – Mozart in the Jungle — The Man in the High Castle had its ups and downs, with Season 3 coming later this year (supposedly), but Mozart in the Jungle hits all the high notes
Red Oaks vs. Catastrophe – Red Oaks — The Gettys are more intriguing than the dysfunctional family
The Path vs. The Booth at the End – The Path — The Booth at the End was so simple a show, but worked on a lot of levels because of that. But The Path creates a full story and journey for its viewers to go down
The Looming Tower vs. Behind The Mask – The Looming Tower — Behind The Mask had the insights of what it’s like to be a mascot, on all levels of professionalism, but the drama in Looming Tower is too good to ignore
The Path vs. The Looming Tower – The Looming Tower — The two strongest Hulu shows not surprisingly meets in the Hulu Final. Both are strong dramas, one an ongoing series, and one a miniseries. And while The Looming Tower is fresh (the final episode airs next Wednesday), I think it looms (towers?) over The Path
Mozart in the Jungle vs. The Looming Tower – MOZART IN THE JUNGLE — While Netflix has a good array of Drama and Comedy, it seems almost like the best shows here are Drama for Hulu and Comedy for Amazon. But while The Looming Tower is a well-shot show, there’s nothing better on these platforms right now than an Oboeist turning Maestro.