Have you heard about the new TV series House of Cards? Or, I guess I should say, the new not-quite-a-TV-series? It’s a political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, and all 13 episodes (or, to be correct, they’re called “chapters”) are available now on Netflix (yep, even Netflix Canada has it).
Yep, I’ve been blogging about TV a lot lately. John Doyle wrote a controversial piece in The Globe and Mail a couple weeks ago stating that television has killed the novel. While I don’t necessarily agree with that, I do agree that television programs have come a long way, and are one of my favourite forms of storytelling.
Anyway, theory aside, have you heard about the new show that starts next weekend on HBO? It’s called Girls, and it’s about twenty-somethings living in NYC. Based on the trailer (above) I think it has potential. And Judd Apatow is behind it, so that might help things. The first episode airs Sunday April 15 on HBO.