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Film Fad votes on Netflix Originals…which original won?

Film Fad votes on Netflix Originals…which original won?

Madison’s Pick: House of Cards

Netflix House of Cards

Madison’s Pick: House of Cards


There is nothing more exciting to me than hearing an announcement that Netflix is releasing a new season of “House of Cards.” In between seasons I always notice the fan base burgeoning. In fact, at work I hear daily conversations in the crevasses of a public bathroom speculating President Underwood’s next attack, I see pictures of Kevin Spacey secretly hung beneath a secretary’s desk, and “Vote for Underwood in 2016” t-shirts are worn by staff on casual Fridays. I have become one of these fans.

At first, I didn’t like the show. Perhaps it is the hipster in me, but when I hear people stress how good something is, my cynical side believes it is too good to be true. In the first episode Mr. Underwood tends to a dog that has been injured and snaps its neck. My initial reaction was, “Great. They murder a dog to start pulling on the viewer’s heartstrings.” After awhile I thought to myself, was he a cold-blooded, psychopathic, dog-murderer or was he saving the dog from experiencing pain? I had to watch more to find out. The more I watched the show the more I fell in love with the Underwood duo. I think fans gravitate toward the Underwoods because they represent society’s worst fear—politicians are really horrible people. If our democracy is anything like the show, we are ultimately screwed! “House of Cards” is also my favorite Netflix original because it is everything that I am not in life: daring, bold, callous, and intense. The level of intensity from the show may have caused me to clench my teeth to the point where my enamel is no longer there, but it was worth every second.

Netflix Original Choices:

  • Lilyhammer : 0
  • House of Cards : 1
  • Hemlock Grove : 0
  • Orange is the New Black : 1
  • Marco Polo : 0
  • Bloodline : 1
  • Daredevil : 0
  • Bojack Horseman : 0
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt : 0

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About The Author


Ryan has been fascinated with film and pop culture since childhood. Throughout college he "played it safe" taking the more lucrative route of being a computer programmer while squeezing in film related courses where he could...but even during his post college career, he could never escape his true passion. After following one of his favorite blogs for a long time, he approached the site's Editor about writing and they reluctantly gave him a shot. He later became their Senior Writer which led to a variety of other projects, radio show appearances, features, and high profile celebrity interviews. Despite his success with blogging, he still wanted more so in order to expand his creative addiction, he merged his IT skills and blogging know-how to create which has continued to grow into a creative Mecca of pop-culture fun and integrity.   [email protected]    Film Fad

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