“Big, Little Lies,” headlines your streaming video weekend

The much ballyhooed “Big Little Lies,” starts this weekend on HBO Go

Welcome to your weekly streaming video guide and dude do we have great stuff to binge on this weekend.  Let’s start with HBO GO where they will be showcasing two new originals, Big Little Lies and Crashing, premiere on Sunday, meeting all your murder mystery and humor-driven needs.

The buzz about Big, Little Lies, has been awesome to say the least even for an HBO production and that is saying something. Of course when you have a scripted weekly drama starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley that is great start. Then you throw in a plot that includes a murder mystery in a seaside town and a dash of gossip, a pinch of intrigue, and a female breath of fresh air. That my friends are the perfect recipe for a soapy drama that is smart with more plot twists than you shake a stick and you have a winner.

Cooking shows and where to eat programs seem to be our new addiction in the good old United States. So, if you’re looking to embrace your inner foodie, the third season Chef’s Table drops on Netflix this weekend.

Hulu has all 180 episodes of the very popular 1980’s sitcom The Golden Girls dropping this weekend. Also, speaking about a classic the outstanding musical Chicago, can be found on Starz, if you want a little razzle-dazzle.

Amazon Prime Video will showcase 11 of the best James Bond films for your pleasure.  Diamonds Are Forever, Die Another Day, Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, The Living Daylights, The Man with the Golden Gun, Never Say Never Again, Octopussy, The Spy Who Loved Me, The World is Not Enough, and You Only Live Twice.  

Speaking of great things from the U.K. Acorn is where you find the best in British, Australian and Canadian TV and a couple of shows work binging this weekend are Birds of a feather, and Detective Murdock Mysteries.

The BBC hit comedy Birds of a feather, the gang does disappoint as they visit a drag club, attending a funeral, and an adventure with domestic issues. This is a fun, edgy and not too be missed program.

The CBC Detective Murdock Mysteries, are a good old fashioned who done it with a twist. Detective Murdock is the best detective in Toronto in the early 1800’s and he uses plenty of modern day tactics that he invents to solve the problems. Always fun and a very clever show worth your time.

OK, I know that Valentine’s Day has past but it is never a bad time for a good Rom-Com. Now one of my favorite actresses is Allison Brie and she is perfect in Sleeping with other people, on Showtime Anytime.

She and her partner Jason Sudeikis, are very funny, very clever, very witty and of course it wouldn’t be an Allison Brie movie without being a little quirky.

One more must see movie for this weekend is Corpse Bride (Netfix) – Tim Burton’s second foray into feature-length stop-motion animation (after he produced The Nightmare Before Christmas) is this beautifully chilly tale of a man who finds himself unhappily-ever-after wedded to a dead beauty.

Okay pop the popcorn and enjoy the weekend!


Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.