I’ve been a long subscriber of NetFlix. And I’ve slowly moved from the DVD USPS Delivery to the live streaming delivery, I’ve been attracted to something else. The Netflix Original Series.
Meaning. If you don’t have Netflix, WOW you are missing out!
February, Netflix launched its second original series: House of Cards.
At first, I thought this was a gimmick play, much like the first Netflix original series, Lilyhammer (which I must admit, I did not watch, but NOW, I’m kind of curious.)
So there I was, bored on a Groundhog’s Day Weekend, and saw that Kevin Spacey was putting his face behind this Political Drama. Then I watched the first episode and I was taken aback.
It did not pull any punches.
And I love a good, dark, political drama. I found myself attracted to almost all of the characters. I wanted to know their depth, and the proceeding episodes threshed most of that out.
I’m only on Episode 10 of the thirteen episode first season (and the series is contracted for 2 seasons), and I’m hooked.
I think part of the reason is the episodes are 54 minutes, an commercial free. (I hate Marketing) So the watching experience was pleasant, as it was uninterrupted.
And Keven Spacey’s character is so deliciously diabolical. He is one of those bad guys you want to root for. (And in my opinion, in this current partisan political environment, he [though he is a Democrat] knows how to get things done in Congress.) You love to hate him. And you hate that you love him.
The other characters are equally appealing, from staffers of crony congressmen to pressers who are working their way to a story on their backs. It is a tapestry of great plot.
And the conniving Robin (Penn) Wright was once the precious Princess Buttercup and the almost-adorable Jenny. Such a change of typecasting for this versatile actress.
And if you don’t have Netflix, you are missing out.
I’ve read some of the media critics of this phenomenon. A series which presents an entire season of material all at once.
Some have called it “Mainlining television”
Others fear the consequences, as the internet now has the power to present new television without a television channel. (I actually support this)
Up to now, I’ve been ‘living in the past’ as I’ve watched TV series, after broadcast, either by DVD or internet stream. Now the tables have turned, I’m now watching NEW Television through the internet and its not available on TV. (Ironic, I know.)
Depending on how House of Cards plays out, I’m wondering about the future of Television vs. Internet presentation of entertainment will change in the coming months and years.
I anticipate the future.
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