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Netflix and the future of television

House of Cards

House of Cards

The Netflix series House of Cards, that was made available to viewers Friday night, is a game changer for how programming is going to be consumed from now on. The future of television will no longer have viewers tied to cable programming schedules that are more about marketing than entertaining, more about filler than content. I cut my cable off a year ago and haven’t looked back a single time. Nothing but old ideas being overly produced and commercialized to the point of being unwatchable. Cutting off cable is liberating and it was just made it all the better with this amazing new series.

Netflix made all 13 episodes of House of Cards available so viewers can decide if they want to watch them all at once, a few at a time, or once a week. Kind of like you’d read a good book – on your time. You don’t have to record it, program anything, loss your spot, or rush to catch an episode. You have all the power. It’s all there for a fraction of what I used to pay for cable television. What is it now? $8.99 a month in Canada? That’s worth it just to not have to sit through 20 minutes of commercials every hour.

House of Cards Synopsis

Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”) and Corey Stoll (“Midnight in Paris”) costar in the first original series from David Fincher (“The Social Network”) and Beau Willimon (“The Ides of March”). Spacey is perfect in his role and the Social Network’s David Fincher directing the first two parts it couldn’t miss.

Like Graeme McMillan over at Wired says, “In the end, House of Cards is a victory for Netflix.

It’s a gamble for sure. $100 million is a hell of an investment to make but going by what I’ve seen so far, Netflix nailed the delivery.

Official Trailer

2016-10-21T21:43:40+00:00 February 5th, 2013|Categories: Random Posts|Tags: , |3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Glen Canning February 11, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I’m hoping a few. Finished watching House of Cards last night and can’t wait for the next season to start!

  2. Scooter February 9, 2013 at 9:00 am

    How many new titles would $100m buy?

  3. DJ R February 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Love this series! Not sure if I can live without cable but we’ve thought about it.

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