Netflix's much-talked-about, Kevin Spacey-starring political drama House of Cards has now been available in its entirety for the better part of five days. To mark the show's debut, Cory pondered the possible effects of Netflix's "release all 13 episodes at once" strategy, business-wise, and Tim reviewed the series premiere (and didn't particularly care for it). And after reading the comments on both stories, it sounds like at least a few of you watched the whole thing during opening weekend. We're planning to publish a whole-season review toward the end of this week, but in the meantime, I'd like to hear how much of the series, if any, you've watched so far.
So let's bring on the polls, shall we?
Me, I watched Episodes 1 and 2 and part of Episode 3 with a friend over the weekend (the reason we hit pause was to go meet a larger group for dinner, not because we hated Episode 3). Then I restarted Episode 3 yesterday and since I was home alone, just let the autoplay run. I think that was maybe a bad idea; I'm technically on Episode 8, but I think I only truly paid attention through Episode 5 or so before the show was just kind of on in the background while I did other things. I like it for the most part, though I don't think it's the type of series that really lends itself to binge-watching; while I find certain aspects of the show quite compelling, there hasn't been a point where I've been just dying to find out what happens next. So I'll probably finish it, and I'll enjoy the great dialogue along the way, but I certainly won't, uh, be skipping tonight's New Girl to start up another episode, know what I mean?
What's been your experience with House of Cards so far?
P.S. If you're looking for a place discuss individual episodes of House of Cards, check out the discussion streams and user reviews within our episode guide for the show. We've got an individual page for each installment, starting here with Chapter 1.