Amazon Prime Video weekend watchlist: Bosch, Fortitude, Catastrophe, more

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Actors Rob Delaney (L) and Sharon Horgan attend the CATASTROPHE Premiere Screening at The Crosby Hotel on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Actors Rob Delaney (L) and Sharon Horgan attend the CATASTROPHE Premiere Screening at The Crosby Hotel on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Amazon Studios) /

Here is your viewing guide to all the best movies and TV shows you should be watching on Amazon Prime Video this weekend, including Bosch season 3.

Amazon Prime members, it’s time to get more out of your subscription than just free two-day shipping. A recent report said less than half of Prime members use Amazon Prime Video. That’s far too low and plenty of great shows and movies are going unseen. That’s why we are starting a new weekly feature on this website to provide recommendations for you to watch on Prime Video. Every Friday we will provide a handful, sometimes it will be more, movies and shows for you to consider watching.

Typically, the suggestions will be new releases and trending and popular titles. We’ll also be sure to recommend shows for you to catch up on before new seasons come out so you can get all caught up. Our priority is to help provide suggestions for a wide array of tastes, but we encourage you to leave your feedback in our comments section for the types of titles you’d like featured for future weeks. Having said that, let’s get to this weekend’s Amazon Prime Video recommendations.

Fortitude season 2 

Season 2 was released last weekend and was named our binge-watch of the week. The second season is an Amazon Original and welcomed Dennis Quaid to the cast. The series is set on the edge of the Arctic Circle where violent crimes never happen. They never happen until they happen though and that’s what happened in the pilot episode. The local law enforcement needs a lot of help if they’re going to figure out the sinister forces at play.

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Bosch season 3

Bosch is one of the best dramas on Amazon Prime and the Original series starring Titus Welliver is back with new episodes. Season 3 was released on Friday, April 21 so it’s fresh and new. The series that’s based on the series of novels from Michael Connelly is so compelling. The writing and the acting are so rich and good that I wouldn’t recommend binge-watching because it’s so deep. But it makes for a fantastic slow burn so you can let it all sink in.

Catastrophe season 1-2

Now for something totally different. Catastrophe is a stark contrast to Fortitude and Bosch and is my favorite comedy on Amazon Prime Video. The series created, written by and starring Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan would win all the Emmys if I had a say. The two met as an international fling and now have a family, but it wasn’t without a lot of drama along the way. The six-episode seasons make for a perfect binge-watch and you can easily watch every episode before season 3 arrives on Prime on April 28.

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There Will Be Blood

A recent addition to Amazon Prime Video stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a floundering silver miner who grows into an oil tycoon. The actor won the Oscar for his performance as Daniel Plainview in 2008. The movie is set at the turn of the century in California where the oil boom was a time for everyone to claim their fortune. Some, however, were more opportunistic than others. The movie directed by Paul Thomas Anderson combines faith and family and the ultimate power grab.

The Gambler

Mark Wahlberg plays Jim Bennett, a professor and gambling addict, who borrows money from the wrong people. With time running out on Jim to pay up his debt, his family and friends are at risk as he works to come up with the money. He’ll need luck on his side if he’s going to make it out alive. Brie Larson, John Goodman and Jessica Lange round out the cast.

Everybody Wants Some

If you liked Dazed and Confused, you may want to check out the 2016 movie Everybody Wants Some. The movie is set in the 80s and features a group of college students who are about to have the weekend of their life. Boyhood director Richard Linkletter said this is a continuation of that movie and continues the coming-of-age-tell. The movie that stars Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoecklin, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch, Juston Street, Wyatt Russell,

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What will you be watching on Amazon Prime Video this weekend?