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Saturday, July 13, 2013
I finally finished watching all 13 episodes of Netflix’s “House of Cards.”
The entire original series’ first season was released Feb. 1 via Netflix’s online streaming service. It stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara and is executive-produced by Dana Brunetti, who is from Covington.
The thing I’ve found with having all the episodes available at once is that you either binge-watch it (which many television critics did in one weekend) or you try to pace yourself and then sometimes lose momentum, which is what happened to me.
I loved the show, and I thought the acting was incredible. You’re not sure whom to despise or like sometimes. But other shows got my attention in mid-season — I wanted to laugh at half-hour sitcoms instead of brood at the 45-minute dark drama.
So I finally picked it back up with episode 9 three months after dropping it. But it’s a good thing I waited this long to finish it, because now there’s news about the show’s second season (two full seasons were ordered for a reported $100 million).
Actors Sam Page (“Mad Men”) and Molly Parker (“Deadwood”) are reportedly joining the cast, and for those who don’t subscribe to Netflix, you can now buy the first season on DVD.
If you’re into conniving politicians, twisted relationships and Robin Wright, I highly recommend it.
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