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Old February 19 2013, 04:11 AM   #151
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Re: House of Cards (Netflix)

Well that makes no sense if "Recommended for Me" is the same as "Popular on Netflix" (even though I see different content in each).

There should be a separate ribbon that specifically isn't geared towards a person's taste preferences because it can be oppressive to have every frikken thing be linked to my tastes.

Sometimes I want to see other stuff to see if I'm missing something, or if there is something in a category I usually dislike that I might want to check out. Netflix should not assume that their algorithms are better at scoping out what I like than the algorithms in my own noggin.
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Old February 19 2013, 07:28 PM   #152
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...and a bit more on how HoC is playing out on social media.

The season has the same profile as a big Hollywood movie, a big bump and then a steep drop to a low baseline. But the solution is not to dole out viewing - Netflix has gotten a big PR boost from turning over viewing to users and giving them the power to binge or not, as they see fit - but rather giving customers better social viewing tools, such as a way to have per-episode conversations. If those tools were available thru Netflix, so much the better. It would increase the value of Netflix and make it even harder for viewers to cancel.
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Old February 21 2013, 12:31 PM   #153
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My roommate says he's gonna start it now that he's finished The West Wing.

I'm thinkin' of watchin' the original BBC miniseries that's also on Netflix Instant.
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Old February 21 2013, 08:28 PM   #154
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I'm thinkin' of watchin' the original BBC miniseries that's also on Netflix Instant.
Just started it, a little dated but good.
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Old February 22 2013, 08:17 AM   #155
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I'm thinkin' of watchin' the original BBC miniseries that's also on Netflix Instant.
Just started it, a little dated but good.
Netflix says that I should watch House of Cards because I watched House of Cards...

I just think that's funny.
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Old February 24 2013, 06:46 PM   #156
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I liked House of Cards. Therefore, I should watch House of Cards. Now, which witch is which.
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Old July 1 2013, 05:31 AM   #157
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Watched the entire series over the weekend and absolutely loved it. Kevin Spacey killed, literally and figuratively.

Gotta get me some ribs on Tuesday. A full rack.

As for Netflix's model, I love it. I like that they release all the episode at once, commercial free. That's how I prefer to watch TV shows. And about the supposedly low numbers, I don't know if it's worth worrying about. Not everyone will watch the show the day it's released and I'm sure more people will catch it eventually, thus adding to the "ratings". It's also worth noting that Netflix is new and it'll take time for people to sign up and get used to it. I only signed up less than two weeks ago myself. I thought the service would be a hassle with poor selections, a lot of freezing and that it would be a bandwidth hog. Boy was I wrong.

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It also got a fairly mediocre review in the Globe & Mail yesterday. The review put much of the blame on the production side due to the involvement of people with no tv experience. Being good in movies production the article argues doesn't make one suitable for the small screen.
I loved that it felt more like the kind of political thriller you'd get with a motion picture than just another TV show.
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Old July 1 2013, 05:33 AM   #158
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I've been a loyal Netflix subscriber for 8 years. It would take a lot for me to give up my subscription.
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Old July 1 2013, 12:46 PM   #159
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Tried watching the Spacey version. FU supposedly placed the new Secretary of State by planting a news story. I couldn't believe there wouldn't be more politicos doing exactly the same thing. Nor could I believe that the President/Chief of Staff would pay any attention to the news on this. Nor could I believe that FU was the only one who knew about Russo's problems.

In England, the Speaker of the House is by our standards a ceremonial position, expected to be conducted nonpartisan. The Whip is therefore in many respects number two man in a much more hierarchical party organization where the leadership is more like the boss. US parties are more like franchising corporations, selling a brand name to independently owned and operated (political) businesses.

And, a national teachers' strike? Called by the one political lobbyist for AFT and NEA? Lurid twaddle.

Got too boring for words. When I found out that Raines was available on Hulu Plus, I was done.
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Old July 1 2013, 01:12 PM   #160
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So you didn't stay till the little red head took her top off?
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Old July 1 2013, 03:54 PM   #161
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Tried watching the Spacey version. FU supposedly placed the new Secretary of State by planting a news story. I couldn't believe there wouldn't be more politicos doing exactly the same thing. Nor could I believe that the President/Chief of Staff would pay any attention to the news on this.
Since we're watching this show through Frank's eyes, we have no evidence to support that no other politicos plant news stories or maneuver into jobs.

In fact, we have direct contradictory evidence, as we see the state legislator from South Carolina who tries to sabotage Frank with the whole peach thing so that he can become a US Congressman... luckily, Frank stamps him out.

And regarding the President listening to fake news stories, you better believe politicians are in tune with that sort of thing. Public opinion is a strong force.
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Old July 1 2013, 09:09 PM   #162
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Tried watching the Spacey version. FU supposedly placed the new Secretary of State by planting a news story. I couldn't believe there wouldn't be more politicos doing exactly the same thing. Nor could I believe that the President/Chief of Staff would pay any attention to the news on this.
Since we're watching this show through Frank's eyes, we have no evidence to support that no other politicos plant news stories or maneuver into jobs.

In fact, we have direct contradictory evidence, as we see the state legislator from South Carolina who tries to sabotage Frank with the whole peach thing so that he can become a US Congressman... luckily, Frank stamps him out.

And regarding the President listening to fake news stories, you better believe politicians are in tune with that sort of thing. Public opinion is a strong force.
^ This. It's all a perception game.
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Old July 1 2013, 10:30 PM   #163
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^ This. It's all a perception game.
Further evidence shows that politicians other than Frank may be maneuvering, because he did not get the SecState job. We don't know what truly caused the President to go in a different direction with his initial pick.

I liked how the series depicts Frank as not always getting his way.
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Old July 3 2013, 11:29 PM   #164
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I think I may have missed Frank's motivation. I know at the start of the show, the president breaks his promise to make him Secretary of State, but is that reason for him to go to the extremes he does to "get them"? Sure he's making policy and showing that he is a man that can get things done, but wouldn't he be doing that anyways as WIP? Maybe he is just really vindictive, but to what ends?
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Old July 4 2013, 12:15 AM   #165
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Frank feels he deserves more. He's shown that he's successful as Majority Whip, now he is setting his sights higher. Like any rational person, he's just setting the bar higher.
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