Alex Rider [2020]

Alex Rider - Amazon Original Series

Alex Rider is a fun british spy series based on the novels of the same name by Anthony Horowitz. I didn’t know that when I started watching this Amazon Prime Video exclusive, but It’s noticeably clear during the show that this is not a one or two seasons kind of show.

According to Wikipedia, season one is adapted from ‘Point Blanc,’ the second novel in the series. Without spoiling the show for you, all what you need to know is that Alex’s uncle dies early, and he goes on a mission to find his murderer. Obviously, things are not as they seem, but that’s typical of almost any action series.

As a result, the story is not what makes or break this show. It’s the actors and direction. On one hand, the ‘Point Blanc’ scenery is stunning. On the other hand, the actors are “not great”. I ended up watching the whole show in under two days, and I can honestly say that it’s a forgettable one.

Season One runs for eight episodes, around 45 minutes each. Yet, when you get to the last two episodes, you can’t shake the feeling that they were designed to extend the season and setup future seasons without making much sense for the current one.

In conclusion, I can’t say I hated Alex Rider and I will watch the second season. However, I truly hope that the producers shake things up or introduce more exciting characters to keep the audience invested in it. Otherwise, season two (which is expected later this year), might be the last one.

Alex Rider – Season 1 – Trailer

Should you watch it?

If you need a forgettable action show with some semi-interesting twists and turns, this one is for you. If you want something that triggers your mind, just skip it.

Liked the show? Season two is out!

Where can I watch it?

You can stream Alex Rider exclusively on Prime Video.