A Fun Streaming Video Weekend With Plenty To See

It is a very good weekend for streaming video entertainment

It’s the weekend which means you have a much-needed break looming on your horizon. This weekend, you deserve to treat yourself to a relaxing, cool, and brand new binge. On that front, your favorite streaming services, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Go, Showtime Anytime, Acorn and STARZ, have you covered.

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If you are a boxing fan the movie Creed, is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu. Sunday, Showtime Anytime is streaming a new season of its hit drama, The Affair.

For those who missed it, The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and budding novelist with a wife of twenty years and four children. Alison is a young waitress and wife from Montauk at the end of Long Island, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. The provocative drama unfolds separately from multiple perspectives, using the distinct memory biases of each character to tell the story.

Over on Netflix, they are streaming a new season of the popular CW hit sci-fi apocalypse series The 100. More big news from the streaming giant came this week as Netflix COO Ted Sarandos revealed that the platform’s latest hit, The Crown, will go for six full seasons. The hit one-hour British drama series created by Peter Morgan debuted on November 4 and stars Claire Foy as a young and polished Queen Elizabeth II.

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The Crown, is five stars, a real must see series, well written, produced and the acting is outstanding.

Hulu, marks a milestone this weekend when it streams 100th episode of The Mindy Project. The program has become one of the most popular Hulu programs the streaming service has offered of all time.

Steaming powers,  HBO Now and HBO Go is the place to go this weekend if you are in the mood for a good Rom/Com. Anna Kendrick, steals the movie as she stars with Sam Rockwell in the funny Mr.Right.

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OK, the film is a story about Martha (Kendrick), a young woman that has had some really bad luck in the love department. She is a little crazy, but in a fun way, but here is the twist that every good ROM/COM has. She meets Francis (Rockwell) in a grocery store, and behind all is cleverness and there the matter of his real occupation. He is a professional hit-man, yes he is a stone cold killer but with a good heart, but give it a chance you will enjoy Mr. Right.

Acorn, the popular, British, Australian and Canadian streaming service based in the U.S.  offers another winner. Presently I am hocked on a four part mini-series called Deep Water  that I recommend highly and it is based on a true story.

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It stars some very familiar people including, Noah Tyler (Game of Thrones), Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), Danielle Cormack (Wentworth), and Dan Spielman (The Code). A group of detectives begin to suspect that a brutal murder in Bondi may be connected to the alleged suicides of 80 gay men in New South Wales. Is this the work of a serial killer? And if so, can they catch them before anyone else is murdered?

Well worth checking out to be sure!

 

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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.