And ... just in the knick of time! On the very last day of the month, here's a lightning round of suggestions for you to stream on Netflix. Remember: Only a few hours until March!
1. "House Of Cards" - Because, duh. The episodes went live just yesterday and even though I haven't been able to sit down with the season premiere, that trailer sure did look ominous, no? It's the flagship series from the company that is the future of television consumption. Yeah, I had my problems with season two, but ... read more
Because this is what happens when you move the show from a Sunday to a Monday: We can't get to it until Friday. So, yes. I'm fully aware that nobody reads this thing anyway. But commenting on something that happened four days ago? That's taking our version of pathetic to a new level.
I mean, what is this? 2003?
Yet I just can't help myself from adhering to tradition. And because we have yet to miss a year in our Emmy recap series, behold the fourth go-around, even if we are nearly a ... read more
Whew. How about that ridiculously long "House of Cards" recap from the other day?! That thing was a doozy! And now, for our next (hopefully shorter) trick ...
... let's talk about Comcast. And Verizon. And, well, I'll just shut up. Take it from Digital Trends' Ryan Waniata, who, it should be noted, clearly stole my pet name for Netflix. Insert cuss word here. OK, here we go ...
"Two of the Nation’s biggest Multi-system Operators (MSOs) are laying the groundwork to sell episodes from ... read more
Exactly one month ago on Friday, the second season of Netflix's "House of Cards" was released into the ether. Yesterday, I wrapped up the last two episodes, fully catching myself up with where the series currently stands. Today, we're going to talk about the season itself. Later this week, we're going to take a look at Comcast now selling episodes to anyone who has a cable subscription. Naturally, there will be spoilers below. If you haven't finished watching yet, bookmark and kindly come back. ... read more
A happy and snowed-out Valentine's Day to you all. It seems like just yesterday the news broke that this would be the day Mr. Underwood would be peering back through that fourth wall at our fat, ugly selves, winking and nodding his way through some sadistic plot point that only he (or, well, Kevin Spacey) could utter so marvelously and sardonically. But, alas, the moment is here, the launch of the second season of Netflix's greatest accomplishment to date. And indeed, our masochistic minds are ... read more
Oh, there's just so much to consider on this first Friday in February. First, there's a whole bunch of words about Philip Seymour Hoffman. And then, of course, there's the phone conversation I shared with Paula Poundstone, who is coming to town tomorrow night. And finally, we also have the latest episode of the For The Record podcast that features a tweak in formula and the fabulous Chelsea McBee, who stopped by the newspaper's offices for a tiny makeshift concert.
But that's not all! In addition ... read more
February, oh February. It appears as though you're pretty insistent on bringing in the new month the same way the last one left: Snow, snow and more snow. Me? I've always thought of February as a sort of benchmark, the time when winter first begins to inch its way away from our snowed-out minds. Yet if this third day of the month is any indicator of what the next 25 days might bring ... yikes.
Still, no fear, for we have five suggestions from Netflix's instant-streaming library that you can consider ... read more
Well, thank you, Roku. Your never-ending brilliance afforded me the ability to watch the Golden Globes last night. And while my bedtime is typically far too early for me to fully enjoy such pomp and circumstance, I also managed to pick my retirement spot correctly: I gave into my battle with sleep precisely two-and-a-half minutes after Ms. Robin Wright took home the first-ever trophy for an Internet TV star. What say you, Colin Mann of Advanced Television?
"Netflix has become the first original ... read more
Valentine's Day. You love it, right? Oh, what's that? You don't? Really? Those tiny candy hearts are never appetizing? Not once have you ever received a worthwhile gift? The day just brings about loneliness and heartache? You hated the 2010 romantic comedy that bears the same name?
Welp, I've got good news for you, then, you cynically impossible romantic: "House Of Cards" has a release date for season two. And that day is Friday, February 14, 2014. Or, in other words, Valentine's Day. Let's ... read more