BET was not amused when Stacey Dash, Fox contributor and actress best known for the movie "Clueless" and the television series of the same name, while appearing on "Fox and Friends" during the height of the Oscar boycott controversy said, ...."If we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET..." Now BET is running a Stacey Dash, (sort of greatest hits on BET) marathon using the hashtag #NeverForget. It seems BET won't let her.
Yes, some in the Conversation Circle did binge-watch House of Cards. However, we don't think releasing all 13 episodes was a big gamble for Netflix as some in the media have questioned. Mainly because HOC was a gripping miniseries when it ran on PBS in the 1980s. Having great material to work with, excellent writers, direction and a stellar cast takes some of the risk out of the equation. It is/was possible that viewers would watch all 13 episodes then cancel their subscription. However, Netflix's possible calculation that binge-watching HOC would become a social and media event was right. As the CC noted in another posting we first learned about HOC and the "drop" on Facebook. While we in the CC watch AMC's Mad Men and HBO's Boardwalk Empire waiting for the next episode does get tedious. Interestingly, one CC member has Netcast on their big screen TV and had access to Netflix for nearly three years and never tried it until HOC was released. Having wat
The Conversation Circle and social media was buzzing all weekend about House of Cards . (We first heard about it when a friend posted on Facebook.) There are a few of us who actually saw the original HOC that aired on PBS in the late 1980s and were gripped by Ian Richardson's portrayal of the Machiavellian Francis Urquhart. What we liked about Netflix's updated version is the well developed characters and backstory that help to explain the why and how of it all. Kevin Spacey is well-suited for the role and unlike Frances Urquhart, whom we seemed to view with wariness and fear from the beginning, Kevin Spacey's portrayal of Francis is at times sympathetic -- making him all the more dangerous!
Ratings At 9PM on April 6, a total of 6.6 million viewers (including us) were watching the often bloody and grisly "Game Of Thrones" season 4 premiere. This was GoT's most-watched episode to date, and the most-watched episode of any HBO series since 2007. Season four of GoT was up 52% from season three's premiere. Another 1.6 million viewers watched the show at 11PM and 1AM. Bringing the Nielsen's ratings up to 8.2 million. HBO GO (where our members were able to get caught up) is expected to drive the numbers even higher. As we've stated before, we just wish GoT would pick up the pace just a little bit. Related: Games Of Thrones Back For Season 4 House Of Cards Welcomes Game Of Thrones Back