Streaming Weekend – Catch Up On HBO “Game Of Thrones”

It seems like everyone in the world is amped up for the season five premiere of the monster HBO hit Game of Thrones this Sunday and it’s with good reason. The show has consistently delivered high class drama, shocking plot twists, and enough sex, violence, and good old fashioned fantasy to keep everyone entertained

HBO launched their own streaming service based on the success of the series and it is huge boost to Sling who also offers HBO. If you have HBO GO then it is time to make one last binge run before Sunday night’s big return.

Acorn TV -” A Place To Call Home.” offers binge-worthy period drama for those who miss Downton Abby. I think that ” A Place To Call Home,” set in 1950’s Australia feels like a  cross between Dynasty and Downton Abbey with a twist of Mad Men. Filmed in the beautiful Australian countryside, the series explores the lives of the wealthy Bligh family once their worlds collide with intriguing, multitalented, and ever-so-ethical nurse Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp). From class clashes and forbidden love to meddling in-laws and damaging secrets, the beautifully crafted series, which has been commissioned for a third and fourth seasons, offers   viewers a uniquely addictive romantic drama. Just beware: If you’re like me, once you start watching, it’s hard to stop.

Meanwhile, over on Netflix

“Marvel’s Daredevil”

The big premiere! All 13 episodes of this Netflix original series will be available for binge-watching on April 10. Charlie Cox plays Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who becomes the crime-fighting Marvel Comics hero Daredevil. Deborah Ann Woll, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent D’Onofrio co-star in the new series.

“Halt and Catch Fire”

The first season of AMC’s computer drama will be released via Netflix on April 8, which is well before the DVD/Blu-ray release date of May 5. Season 2 starts May 31, so you have plenty of time to catch up on the story.

“Wilfred”

Elijah Wood’s wonderfully absurdist comedy moved to FXX for Season 4, which marked the end of the series. You can bark goodbye to all 10 episodes of the final season on Netflix, DVD, Blu-ray, and Hulu starting April 7.

Amazon Prime Instant Video has a ton on new content worth checking out. Everything from Ken Burns’ latest documentary series on the Roosevelts to the final season of Sons of Anarchy to more Star Trek movies than you know what to do with covers your weekend.

 

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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.