House of Cards Season 2 will be available in February

You guys, this is big! I can’t think of a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than curled up, binging season 2 of House of Cards on Netflix. Today, the Netflix Original Series’ second season was finally given a premiere date. This simple trailer reveals little, other than Claire Underwood’s ability to make smoking cigarettes look cool. Who else is ready? 

What’s the best show to watch on Netflix?

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I have a lot of opinions on TV, obviously. This week, I reached out using social media to find out what others felt was the best TV show to watch on Netflix.

I wasn’t incredibly shocked to learn  many chose Breaking Bad as the best show, (I have smart friends). It was interesting how closely my friends and acquaintances choices mirrored many of the lists of suggestions you can find online.

I  took a screenshot of some of the feedback I received from Facebook, as well as information from a less than successful poll I publicized on both Facebook and Twitter.

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In case you hadn’t queued up anything recently on Netflix, these suggestions are an excellent place to start.

So, do you agree? Or do you see something that didn’t make the list? What do YOU think is the best show to watch on Netflix?

Bringing Netflix to cable

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Let’s face it, Netflix is the best. Not only does the service allow you to binge watch a plethora of shows with ease, but it also provides groundbreaking, addicting, original series. Without Netflix, our lives would lack series like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and of course, the overdue fourth season of my beloved Arrested Development. (I refuse to acknowledge Hemlock Grove happened.)

There are several ways to stream Netflix, my preferred method being via blu-ray, but soon we may be faced with even more options. Currently, the company is discussing plans to make themselves accessible through your cable provider. This would diminish the time spent searching and logging in, making switching your TV to Netflix as easy as clicking a button.

I don’t know about you, but I’d type in my password, reset my wi-fi and refresh my browser a thousand times  just to see a new episode of House of Cards. If they want to make things easier for me, I’m OK with that, too.

Really, Emmys?

I love the Emmys. Typically. This year I had to choose between the Emmys & Breaking Bad, so obviously, I chose the latter. It seems either choice would’ve left me feeling empty & jaded, but at least I picked the one without the over-the-top dance numbers.

I decided to watch the Emmys one day later, and am certain I could write a novel on the reasons this year’s show was a huge disappointment. I’ll spare you. If I had to pick one thing above all that drove me up the wall, it was Jeff Daniels winning Best Actor in a Drama Series for The Newsroom. I mean really?

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Me reacting to Jeff Daniels’ win.

I wouldn’t even refer to this tragedy as an upset, although many people are.  An upset in my book implies the underdog came out on top.  An upset is usually well deserved. At the Emmys, these people are earning their awards, not given them. I prefer to call this a fluke.

I realize awarding the Emmy to Bryan Cranston would have been “predictable“, but if you’ve watched ten minutes of Breaking Bad you know he deserves it more than anyone. I would have been equally delighted to see Kevin Spacey take the award for his outstanding performance as Francis Underwood on the Netflix Original Series, House of Cards.  Even Jon Hamm, who completely owns Don Draper, would’ve made me less mad. (Plus, the guy has been neglected by the Academy many times.)

The Newsroom is a mediocre show at best, especially by HBO standards.  Jeff Daniels never has to dig too deep as Will McAvoy, (a Keith Olbermann type), and in my opinion, didn’t even belong on the list.