One of the real treasures of an Amazon Prime account is this show created by Bryan Cranston, starring Giovanni Ribisi; "Sneaky Pete". The first season was riveting and highly entertaining television, had to binge it because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next, and the season-ending "caper" was truly sweet.
The bullet: A con man sees the potential to swindle a fellow con's family out of money he needs to pay off a debt owed to a mobster by his brother. Said con man swaps identities with the prisoner and pretends to be the family's long-lost cousin. But he didn't know taking on the role came with a lot of deadly baggage itself... The cons-within-cons keep compounding like a juggler's nightmare, he's on the edge of getting caught at every turn, and the stakes are a running clock on his brother's life and his own freedom.
And that's just the first episode.
The new season is up now and several episodes in, it is still delivering at the same high level.
I will bet you a doughnut you'll fall in love with this show. But you must start with Season 1.
We recently watched Season 2. It is an interesting show with characters who seem a little more real than a lot of tv show characters. It has twists and turns but can get a tad confusing at times. Perhaps this is because cons like to keep you guessing, and the main character plays two different people.
We also like that this is one of the only shows we have seen to take place in Connecticut. Although it is filmed in NY, they mention CT towns and they appear to have filmed in one actual CT location.
Amazon Prime has a lot of original shows as well as some BBC and other network shows that Netflix does not have. We flip flop between Amazon and Netflix and find a lot of good shows to watch.