St. Patrick’s Day weekend has plenty of good streaming video to keep you entertained

As you might expect Acorn TV the home of all things Irish leads the way with an outstanding TV drama. St. Patrick’s Day debuts Ireland’s #1 new drama series Striking Out, starring one of Ireland’s biggest stars, the exceedingly likeable Amy Huberman (The Clinic, best-selling author). The series was recently nominated for two Irish Film & Television Academy awards for Best Drama and Best Actress for Amy.

The series was a huge success in Ireland earlier this year and already recommissioned for a second season, which Acorn Media Enterprises and the critically-acclaimed legal drama co-stars Neil Morrissey (Grantchester, The Night Manager).

HBO GO fans can watch a super St. Patrick’s Day movie Brooklyn (2015)

The film is based on the novel by Irish writer Colm Tóibín, this Oscar-nominated film tells the story of Eilis, a young woman who leaves County Wexford for the cold, hard streets of Brooklyn. She begins a romance with a young Italian man, and finds herself torn between her Irish past and a potential New York future.

As you might imagine Netflix has plenty of Irish films, to make your St. Patrick’s weekend a grand one, but let me give you two worth checking out. Start with The 2013 The Irish Pub, is a tribute to a long-held Irish tradition. It is a fun documentary that captures the real unique characters who run pubs in Ireland. In many instances, these pubs have been passed down through generations.

The other St. Patrick’s, Netflix offering is the 2014 film Frank. Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson has been in just about everything, he has had outstanding roles in a number films including two we have suggested before, Black Mirror and The Revenant. In the quirky, critically acclaimed and off-beat film from Irish director Lenny Abrahamson. Jon (Gleeson) joins an avant-garde pop band helmed by a man named Frank, who constantly wears a large, cartoon-ish head. It is a fun film and one that is even better if you have had a few cold ones before you watch.

So maybe you are not in the mood for Irish fare, well then I suggest you checkout Amazon Prime Video first original German series You Are Wanted opens with a man hurriedly trying to destroy his own computers before someone catches him. If you are like me and enjoy Mr. Robot then watch the first episode of You Are Wanted, and you will be hooked.

Lastly, Showtime Anytime has a great stand – up comedy special well worth your time. SXSW Comedy with Natasha Leggero Part 2 – A Bronx Tale. Actress and comedian Natasha Leggero hosts an all-star lineup of today’s finest stand-ups, including Baron Vaughn, Andrew Santino, Emily Heller, James Adomian and Moshe Kasher along with sneak peeks of the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, by all means check it out.

 

 

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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 with Berman Concerts and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.