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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:30 PM

A new Netflix original is up on streaming

House of Cards

Kevin Spacey and other stellar cast members. I just started watching so don't have an opinion yet.

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Reply A new Netflix original is up on streaming (Original post)
NV Whino Feb 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #1
NV Whino Feb 2013 #2
RevStPatrick Feb 2013 #3
NV Whino Feb 2013 #4
cbayer Feb 2013 #6
NV Whino Feb 2013 #9
Lionel Mandrake Feb 2013 #13
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #5
cbayer Feb 2013 #7
NV Whino Feb 2013 #8
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #10
NV Whino Feb 2013 #11
NV Whino Feb 2013 #12
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #14
NV Whino Feb 2013 #16
cbayer Feb 2013 #15
NV Whino Feb 2013 #17
cbayer Feb 2013 #18
NV Whino Feb 2013 #19
Stinky The Clown Feb 2013 #20
bif Feb 2013 #21
NV Whino Feb 2013 #22
cbayer Feb 2013 #23
catchnrelease Feb 2013 #24

Response to NV Whino (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:34 PM

1. We just signed up to get it!

I LOVE Kevin Spacey! The LA Times liked it...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:53 PM

2. Yep, looks like it will be good

Unlike the last, very strange, Netflix original.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:59 PM

3. Which one... Lillyhammer?

 

Sweetie and I had watched through The Sopranos (again) and thought seeing Silvio Dante in Norway would be fun. It was, for about an episode and a half.

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Response to RevStPatrick (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:21 PM

4. Yes, that's the one.

What were they thinking?

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Response to RevStPatrick (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:52 PM

6. I really liked Lillyhammer, but understand it wasn't for everyone.

I thought Steven Van Zandt was great in it.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:37 PM

9. It had its good points, but they were few and far between

In my opinion.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:11 PM

13. I liked it, too.

Not sure why.

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Response to NV Whino (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:34 PM

5. Are you guys watching this on your TVs?

Or is it only online? I haven't checked for it on the TV yet, but saw it on the computer. I didn't see any way to add it to my queue, though, and wondered why. I definitely want to check this out.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:54 PM

7. That's odd - it comes up on Netflix search for me and I am able to add it to my queue.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:35 PM

8. Yes

Hit the "more info" link. It will take you to a window where you can add it to your queue.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:57 PM

10. OK, thanks. Got it now!

I never saw any "more info" link, but on hubby's computer, when I hovered over the "Play" button, the option to add it to my queue popped up. It didn't do that on mine, though. Maybe it's because I don't have Silverlight installed and he does?

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:22 AM

11. I'm on an iPad

Where the "hovering" curser is non existent. So I got the "more info."

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Response to NV Whino (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:08 PM

12. Okay, this is great!

Just finished watching it. Now maybe I can get back to my life. Or maybe I'll watch it again.

Spacey and Wright absolutely bring it home. Netflix has a winner here.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:00 PM

14. You watched all 13 episodes already?


I'm on episode ten now.



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:41 PM

16. Yes.

Couldn't tear myself away.

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Response to NV Whino (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:16 PM

15. The more I hear about this, the better it sounds.

Put it in my queue and I see on my horizon nights where we will say, "just one more episode".

Brilliant marketing on the part of Netflix.

Thanks for bringing it up.

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Response to NV Whino (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:28 PM

17. Here's some more info on what Netflix is planning




This year, Netflix also will offer a new series by "Weeds" creator Jenji Kohan called "Orange Is the New Black," the thriller "Hemlock Grove" and comedic actor Ricky Gervais' "Derek," scheduled for summer. "Arrested Development" brings back the canceled Fox show.
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Netflix paid about $100 million for two seasons of "House of Cards," Deadline.com reported. Netflix hasn't discussed the cost publicly, said Jonathan Friedland, a spokesman.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/technology/article/Netflix-s-big-gamble-with-House-of-Cards-4247557.php#ixzz2JtD2C2f4

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:30 AM

18. This is great. Loved the first episode of House of Cards, but will try to savor and not gulp it.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:27 PM

19. I gulped it and am now on the second viewing.

Good stuff. If they keep up this quality, they can indeed be competitive with the likes of HBO.

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Response to NV Whino (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:43 PM

20. Thanks for the suggestion. We're having fun with it.

Its always fun seeing places you know in teevee. In the first few minutes of the second episode, Spacey's character is having lunch with the Speaker and Majority Leader at a restaurant. We've eaten at the same place a couple of times . . . . at least I think so. A place called District Commons.

I wish the cinematography wasn't quite so averse to brighter lighting.

Kevin Spacey is deliciously slimy. Robin Wright looks like Mika Bryzynski.



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Response to NV Whino (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:35 AM

21. Won't watch it!

The original British series was so damn good, I just can't watch an American remake.

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Response to bif (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:20 AM

22. Your loss

Yes, the original was great. But so is this.

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Response to bif (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:52 PM

23. I also loved the British series, but think you are making a big mistake here.

This is better, imo.

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Response to bif (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:02 PM

24. It is good

I have said in other threads about this series, that the British version is at the top of my favorite list for tv series, movies, just about any story that's been filmed. I absolutely love it. I signed up for Netflix specifically to watch HOC. But, I did watch the US version and it really is well done. It held my attention/interest enough to make me watch it in 2 late night marathons. I actually enjoyed analyzing the differences in the characters in the two versions. And I understand the workings of the US government system better than I do the UK system, so that is also a plus for the new version.

Francis Urquhart will never be replaced in my heart by Francis Underwood, but I am enjoying seeing how this series does or doesn't fit with the original story.

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