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OV’s Shocktober: The Collection (2012) [First Viewing]

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I really dropped the ball this weekend. I intended to write and post this as a Streaming Saturday but I ran out of time. Then on Sunday I wanted to write it but only after I posted my review of its predecessor, The Collector. I thought I could squeeze in my weekly TV write up first, but that ended up taking a lot of time so alas, it is Monday and here is my review/Streaming recommendation for 2012’s The Collection. Enjoy. Continue reading

Streaming Saturday: House of Cards – Season 1

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I’m excited about this week’s Streaming Saturday. The reason I started this blog was because of my fascination with Netflix’s dive into original programming. One of my first posts was about how Netflix could be a game changer for the television industry. I stand by that assessment. And now that I’ve watched Netflix’s flagship series House of Cards, I can officially recommend it to the internet.

I won’t go into many details since I’m working on a bigger review of the first season and want to save my thoughts for that. What I will say is House of Cards is a political drama featuring Kevin Spacey as Majority Whip Francis Underwood. He’s a fascinatingly dark character. After he was turned away for the position of Secretary of State, Frank sets out on a plan of manipulation and power to get what he wants. He’s brutal, calculating and a joy to watch. Continue reading