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Old 01-31-2013, 09:49 AM  
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Netflix: House of Cards

Premieres tomorrow. All 13 episodes drop at once.

Heres an interesting nugget from a Forbes column:


http://www.forbes.com/sites/dorothyp...s-this-friday/



But BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield thinks that if House Of Cards is a success, Netflix could also start demanding a fee from the broadband suppliers that plug their fat pipes into our homes and let us stream House Of Cards in the first place.

You can read Greenfield’s full report here (subscription required) but his basic idea is that the cable companies are taking about $40 bucks a month from you for your Internet service and not sharing any of that with the content side because for the most part, they are paying networks like AMC and Discovery a per subscriber fee on the cable side.

If Netflix’s exclusive programming takes off and viewers demand it, Netflix could be in a position to start taking a per subscriber fee from the cable guys on the Internet side. It’s not a completely unprecedented idea. According to Greenfield, ESPN gets a per sub fee for ESPN 3 from broadband.

It would be a bold move on Hastings’ part and one that he’s not yet in a position to make. But if shows like House Of Cards help Netflix become the next HBO, the service could be looking at a whole new stream of revenue.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:34 PM   #61
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I'm through nine episodes so far. This is great. What a wonderful collection of morally bankrupt sociopaths. Popcorn for my cynical soul.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:52 PM   #62
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Show is awesome. My one gripe is that the President seems very obtuse compared with the rest of the characters. You don't get to be President without being incredibly astute. I hope they fix that in the second season.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:54 PM   #63
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Has anyone seen the original british series? I think I am going to start watching it this weekend.

I will admit I was a bit pissed to find out HOC isn't original, but excited that there is a british version.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:51 AM   #64
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I don't normally like political shows but, after watching the first two episodes of this, I'm really liking it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #65
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Every time I try to watch it or a movie on Netflix the picture lags and speeds up. It doesn't do it on hulu or amazon. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:25 PM   #66
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Show is awesome. My one gripe is that the President seems very obtuse compared with the rest of the characters. You don't get to be President without being incredibly astute. I hope they fix that in the second season.
Heh. I guess you never heard of George W. Bush or Joe Biden.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:59 PM   #67
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Heh. I guess you never heard of George W. Bush or Joe Biden.
Who?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:02 PM   #68
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Just finished the last episode.

WOW. Great season.

Best 1st season of anything in a while...better than Homeland, IMO.
WTF? Season 1 of Homeland was top quality. I thought the story line dragged in the middle. Excellent start and finish. Definitely top quality TV but the best evah. no.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:31 PM   #69
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Just finished the first season.

Wow. Underwood is the coldest, most deviant prick I may have ever watched on a show. Delightful character. Netflix hit their target. There's no ****ing way I'm cancelling my subscription with season two on the way.

This model kicks ass. I didn't necessarily plow through a ton of episodes until today since it was a snow day; but I could see myself watching a couple of episodes a night for a couple of nights a week and making it a three week process for season two.
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It really is a great show. The fact they had the cash to pull in an actor like Spacey, and just the production value in general... is really impressive.

Can't wait for the new Arrested Development.
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WTF? Season 1 of Homeland was top quality. I thought the story line dragged in the middle. Excellent start and finish. Definitely top quality TV but the best evah. no.
House of Cards is better than Homeland.
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House of Cards is better than Homeland.
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I haven't seen Homeland but HOC is in Breaking Bad, Mad Men territory for me. Hard to believe it gets much better than that.
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I really enjoyed the first season. I've recommended the show lots of people and am looking forward to the second season, but frankly,

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I really enjoyed the first season. I've recommended the show lots of people and am looking forward to the second season, but frankly,

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It's really going to suck having to wait a year for the next season. I'm hooked.
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