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.