Budding Prospects (Amazon) – Premieres 17th March – Pilot
Set in the early 80’s this is a comedy that follows a group of friends who trade in their jobs to work for the eccentric character Vogelsein. A fella who no one knows exactly what he does but seem to have his connections in the more dubious career choices.
Vogelsein offers Felix the proposition to move to the sticks to look after a cannabis plantation for 9 months in return for half a million dollars. Felix is also given the change to bring his own help so signs up his friends Phil and Gesh to work with him.
For an opening episode it’s all focused on setting up the premise and doesn’t reveal much in what would be upcoming. Comedy wise it’s on the subtle end of the scale with nothing that’s laugh-out-loud funny. It’s not incredible but an easy enough watch.