I watched the latest batch of Amazon Pilots:
The Marvellous Ms. Maisel: New Amy Sherman-Palladino show, about a Jewish housewife in the 1950s who becomes a stand-up comedian.
The pilot's too long and takes a while to get to where it's going, but the last twenty minutes or so, once they actually get to what the show is about, are very good. I'd watch more.
Legend of Master Legend: John Hawkes plays a "real-life superhero," based on this Rolling Stone article: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-legend-of-master-legend-20081217
I like Hawkes, and some of the other cast, but it didn't really click for me.
The New V.I.P.'s: Animated show from the creators of The Life & Times of Tim, starring Matt Braunger and Ben Schwartz. I never watched that show, but I enjoyed this pilot enough to maybe check it out. It's very dumb, and very vulgar, but I laughed a lot.
Budding Prospects: Adam Rose, Will Sasso, and Joel David Moore play losers in 1983 who move to the country to grow weed. Brett Gelman plays the same creepy weirdo he plays in everything.
This doesn't even feel like a full pilot: the synopsis reads
but the pilot ends before they get to the cabin.
It's produced and directed by Terry Zwigoff, who I mostly like, but the entire pilot is setup, and I never laughed. I might watch more if it's picked up, but I'll be fine if it's not.
Oasis: Loosely based on The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber, starring GoT's Richard Madden, Anil Kapoor, Haley Joel Osment (now with big bushy beard), and Zawe Ashton (now with an American accent for some reason), about Earth's first space colony.
Again, a bit too much setup, and probably too long, but I liked it. I'd watch more.