What to watch on Amazon Prime Video: Clarkson's Farm
This is Jeremy Clarkson as you've never seen him before, as he attempts to run his farm
There is so much to stream on Amazon Prime Video, and other streaming sites for that matter, so we're picking out the best shows and movies for you to watch, so you don't have to spend half an hour trying to find something.
This brings us on to a must watch on Prime Video: Clarkson's Farm.
Yes, we are referring to Jeremy Clarkson, the motoring journalist and TV presenter, turned farmer. If you have been living under a rock and are thinking 'What about Top Gear?' Well, that is still going on the BBC with new presenters but Clarkson and his former Top Gear hosts Richard Hammond and James May joined Amazon Prime Video in 2015 and were each given licence to host their own show.
Clarkson's Farm really is Jeremy Clarkson as you have never seen him before. In the series, we see Clarkson taking over the running of his massive farm, located in Oxfordshire, as its previous owner reties. The farm takes the name 'Diddly Squat'.
Clarkson doesn't run the farm singlehandedly though. As he admits in the first episode of the series, he does not have any farming experience. He gets help from 22 year old Kaleb Cooper, who has been helping out on the farm for years and does everything from planting crops to harvesting them.
Others help out on the farm too, including 'Cheerful Charlie', who is Jeremy's land agent and advisor. Charlie tells Jeremy what he can and cannot do on his farm and in the first episode where we see Jeremy needing to buy farming equipment, puts a list together for what Clarkson's needs to buy with prices to avoid him from being ripped off.
Jeremy's girlfriend, Lisa Hogan, features on the farm too. We see Lisa running the controversial but successful farm shop that Jeremy decides to open selling the potatoes grown on the farm. Will they survive and make it to the shop's shelves in time before they rot?
In series 1 (or 'Season 1', if you insist), there are a total of eight (8) episodes. We see Clarkson and the team have a go at everything from buying equipment and getting to grips with it, buying sheep, looking after them, making sure they don't jump in to other fields and watching Jeremy giving birth to lambs in the middle of the night. There is an episode explaining the idea behind the farm shop Clarkson's wants to open, showing all the challenges the team face to get it ready in time for members of the public.
Clarkson's Farm was filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic so there is an episode showing how Clarkson, Kaleb, Lisa, Charlie and the team keep the farm ticking over during lockdown in the UK. The Government classes them as 'key workers', so they are allowed to keep working.
Weather wise, we see the farm being hit by extreme heat and downpours due to rain. In the episode titled 'Melting', we see Clarkson's crops dry up and wilt away in the heat. Will the crops survive?
The final episode named 'Harvesting' completes the full circle of events seen happen on Clarkson's Farm in the previous episodes. It is time to harvesting the hundreds of acres of crops in Clarkson's Farm.
Love him or hate him, Clarkson's Farm really is one to watch. You don't have to know anything or love farming to watch it either. Each episode is under an hour and after watching the first one, you'll want to watch the next one to find out what is next in store for Clarkson and the rest of his farming team.
It is an eye-opening insight in to the challenging world of farming in the United Kingdom and shows all the hard, labour intensive work that makes owning a farm rewarding and making sure it is always fully operational, no matter what weather is thrown in or what is happening out in the world.
Watch Clarkson's Farm on Amazon Prime Video
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