Should Amazon Prime Video save The Purge?

THE PURGE -- "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" Episode 207 -- Pictured: (l-r) Max Martini as Ryan Grant, Paola Nunez as Esme Carmona -- (Photo by: Alfonso Bresciani/USA Network)
THE PURGE -- "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" Episode 207 -- Pictured: (l-r) Max Martini as Ryan Grant, Paola Nunez as Esme Carmona -- (Photo by: Alfonso Bresciani/USA Network) /

Was The Purge’s ending enough or should Amazon resurrect it?

USA has canceled The Purge after two seasons. It is disappointing for fans of the series based on the movie franchise. Now fans are looking for a new home. Should Amazon be that home?

One of the reasons Amazon is considered is because it already releases the show internationally. The day after a new episode, Amazon Prime Video released it to other parts of the world. We got the full season almost at the same time. Then, in the U.S., the show moved to Prime after the full season aired.

Like Treadstone, it would make more sense for Amazon to save the show more than other streaming services. But does that mean Amazon Prime Video should save The Purge?

Was the ending of The Purge Season 2 enough?

One of the fears of The Purge was that the show would just keep telling the same story over and over again. We’d constantly get Purge Night, just told from different perspectives. Eventually, the show would run out of different perspectives.

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Yet, the second season offered something different. It went into the days between Purge Night. We got a look at the rest of the year, when all crimes were illegal.

On top of that, it was a chance to look at the corrupt government, the way Purge Night could affect individuals afterward, and what would happen if someone was still carrying out criminal activity after the sirens sounded.

There was a lot of potential moving on from the second season. We could stick with some of the same characters as the world moved forward; as more people rallied against Purge Night. There was a chance to see how the people would react after the corruption of the government came to light.

That would be the only reason to continue the story. But in a way, that story isn’t really necessary. Not as a TV show. We could see the story continue through the form of the movies.

Even then, though, eventually, the same stories will be told. We’ve already had a movie where a politician wanted to bring an end to Purge Night. Could a show or another movie really tell that story again in a different way?

I always think a show should end on a high; a franchise should end on a high. Maybe The Purge Season 2 is a good place to stop with that in mind.

I’m sad about the jobs lost. I never rally for a cancellation, but all good things do need to come to an end.

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The Purge is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.