WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #16 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Amazon, Roku, Peacock, DCU

Pictured above: Xfinity Flex streaming menu

A new weekly feature here to share!

Starting today, 4/16/2020, weekly on Thursdays movies and/or TV shows at various streaming channels (these will change periodically) will be selected to watch/rewatch. The goal is to highlight some noteworthy and/or brand new movie and/or TV shows to check out for the coming weekend.

It’s not intended to include every single streaming service every week (this week doesn’t have Disney+ or Hulu represented, for example). We will sometimes be including premium channels like HBO Max when that launches next month.

It’s like a quick reference movie and TV streaming guide with a few suggested picks to consider. In the comments below, we’ll welcome your picks as well.

Movie theater new releases are already covered already under the opening week posts that we do on Wednesdays (as soon as theaters reopen, these posts will resume), this new picks feature is strictly for streaming releases.

Some of these streaming services you may subscribe to, some you might want to check out a free trial or sign up, binge, then decide if you want to hang for another month or two.

NOTE: If you’re coming to these posts weeks or months later, some and/or all of the picks listed below may no longer be on the streaming services indicated. Anything marked as “Original” typically doesn’t expire on the streaming service.

*Title with asterisk – new release (this week)
Title linked with star rating – already watched, rated and reviewed
Title bolded – on our schedule to watch/rewatch, rate and review (or in progress)

ALL Week #16 of 53 for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service


  1. *Sergio [FIRST LOOK] – Original (4/17)
  2. *Rising High – Original (4/17)
  3. Groundhog Day

Sergio, which is based on a true story, looks like the stronger of the two new Netflix Originals, but we’ll see tomorrow.


  1. *Too Hot To Handle Season 1 [FIRST LOOK] – 8 episodes
    Reality, Dating Game – Original (4/17)
  2. Ozark – Season 1-3 – 30 episodes
    Crime thriller – Original

Guilty pleasure all the way, but I’m really looking forward to Too Hot To Handle, particularly the penalty bot, Nana.

Binge watched all 30 episodes (27+ hours) of Ozark this past week. Not sure if we’ll have a review here, but for a (very) mini-review, it’s worth at least checking out, especially the first few episodes of season one.


  1. A Quiet Place ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  2. Lady Bird ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. Star Trek: First Contact ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  4. *Selah & The Spades (4/17 – Amazon Page)
Official trailer for Selah & The Spaces – Amazon Original available for streaming Friday 4/17/2020


  1. Tales from the Loop Season 1 [FIRST LOOK] – 8 episodes
    Sci-fi, Anthology, – Original
  2. *Dino Dina Season 302 – Original (4/17 – Amazon Page)

Tales from The Loop is must watch for anthology show fans. It’s a trip!

ROKU Movies (FREE)

  1. The Shining (Director’s Cut) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. All The President’s Men (1976)
  3. Rumble In The Bronx ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

PEACOCK Movies – service in soft launch since April 15, 2020

Just loved Abbott and Costello when growing up, these movies are pure classics – watch, rewatch, enjoy!
  1. Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein
  2. Abbott and Costello Meets The Invisible Man
  3. Abbott and Costello Meets The Mummy

DC Universe TV

  1. *Harley Quinn TV Series – Season 2, Episode 3: “Trapped”

Look for a review tomorrow covering Harley Quinn and her team’s newest adventure.

What are YOUR streaming picks for the weekend?

Are you watching something on your favorite streaming channel that you’d like to share as something to watch? Please tell us about it in the comments below. ANY streaming channel that exists, premium or FREE with movie or TV series pick to check out.

These do not have to be movies or TV shows you’ve seen, only something you’re already watching or would like to watch. Think of this sort of like a social weekend TV Guide.

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