Well first off, I don't think I've ever seen anything on Amazon with All 5 star ratings that wasn't the result of shills and sock-puppets. I do not work for TBS or POE, and I was sadly not compensated for the forthcoming glowing review.
A well crafted comedy, with high enough stakes to keep the audience engaged. Unlike many of our New Golden Age of TV, there is very little padding in this series. POE delivers crucial info, practically every episode, to help us digest the situation, and enjoy the proceedings. I am tired of wading through season after season to receive a single plot point. OITNB is particularly bad at this, creating bogus suspense that leads to non-events. POE delivers on their promises from episode to episode, and I find it refreshing. Cliffhanger isn't the only way to retain viewers, but I guess in a competitive market, it guarantees a certain segment of the population will need to "tune in." Why Internet series like man in the high castle employ this device is beyond me, but who cares. What the hell? Stay on topic.
I started this review without having the cast info onhand and I can't be bothered. Suffice to say they are all excellent, with the central protagonist and antagonist being especially good. The only name I remember for sure is Ken Hall, who utterly kills as the spectacularly ill-tempered and petty grey alien. I only know his name because he made me laugh so hard I had to scour IMDB for more info.
The plot is probably described elsewhere, 1st episode spoilers henceforth. A Journalist for a NYC Vice-cum-Gilt Group organization called Glint travels to Beacon NY to cover a support group for those who have experienced an alien abduction (please, not "abductees"). The Editor-in-cheif orders him to return to Beacon for a more in-depth look. While he is in Beacon, interviewing "Experiencers" Glint publishes the initial and very negative version of the article, basically outing the group as a bunch of pathetic losers and putting pressure on the church where the meetings are held. This causes the group to reject the journalist. All the while, the journalist experiences flashbacks and vivid dreams that suggest he was abducted while on assignment in Beacon. In protest to Glint's betrayal, he leaves his big job in the city, returns to Beacon and begs forgiveness from the support group, seeking help for his visions and dreams. By the end of the first episode, under hypnosis, the journalist reveals he was abducted by 3 races of alien at once. The aliens are introduced as a motley crew of middle manager types, serving as placeholders for some ominous alien conspiracy. Reptilians, Greys and Nordic looking dudes are in cahoots, to what end, we do not know, but the protagonist and his band of "Experiencers" seem to play an important role.
Pretty funny, right?