Are You Watching ‘House of Cards’?


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).

There’s been a lot of discussion in the media about this show, for a few reasons.  Number one – this is the first time Netflix has created/produced content (instead of just being a distribution service for existing stuff).  And number two – the idea of releasing all the episodes in one big dump (instead of slowly dispensing them, week after week, like traditional TV serials) is challenging the way we produce and consume media.  Interesting.

We’ve watched the first two chapters and thought they were great.  They’re directed by David Fincher, and the sets and lighting are gorgeous.  Have you seen the show?  What do you think?

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