One of the things that Amazon does differently than the others is test the waters with limited runs of a show or just create a pilot to gauge interest and see where things go from there.
Oasis is currently just a single pilot episode designed to generate interest for the show and, if a full-scale production run looks as promising as this pilot, I'm in. Not only does the pilot introduce us to a rogue's gallery of interesting characters but it somehow manages to make us care about them in very short order.
As I mentioned earlier, Amazon releases shows like to this to test if there's an audience willing to watch. When you're done, you can write a review on their site or (in some cases) even fill out a short survey about what you saw to more formally gather data.
Out of 12,000 viewers/reviewers on Amazon, 85% of them rate it five stars. I, personally, would like to see if we can't bump that number even higher. If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and watch Amazon's Oasis. If you enjoyed it as much as I did, please share your comments below.