Do People in DC Know House of Cards Is a TV Show?

Gabrielle Bluestone · 05/01/16 12:04PM

After a weekend of people yelling, “Oh my god it’s Doug Stamper,” Michael Kelly, an actor on a TV show about a fake president, finally asked a group clamoring to take selfies with him at the Thomson/Reuters White House Correspondents Dinner pre-party if any of them knew his real name. One man, after checking his phone—probably for something unrelated—said yes.

Steven Avery's Ex-Fiancée Says He's a Guilty, Abusive "Monster"

Rich Juzwiak · 01/14/16 05:33PM

On Making a Murderer, Steven Avery’s former fiancée, Jodi Stachowski, was portrayed as his rock (you also may remember her Ski-Doo jacket, her “Warning: Does Not Play Well With Others” T-shirt, and that time she left her purse on the bed). She conducted herself as devoted to Avery up until the point when her probation officer ordered her to move away from the Avery property and issued a “no contact” order (which she got in trouble for violating at least once).

Making a Murderer Is Good, But What Is It Good For?

Rich Juzwiak · 12/29/15 10:12AM

First, let’s toast to Netflix’s impeccable timing. It’s hard to imagine a better moment when the platform could have released Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos’s series Making a Murderer. Its target audience of socially conscious liberals with the kind of disposable income that can fund a Netflix subscription and the devices to use it with is, at this point, fed up with the mishandling of power by the police (generally in the form of racism, though Murderer is entirely about whites). Capping a year when Serial and The Jinx were the talk of the internet, Murderer is as familiar and definitive as every single end of year Top 10 list attempts to be.

A Closer Look at Every Season Two Episode of Orange Is the New Black

Lacey Donohue · 06/09/14 02:55PM

If you, like many of us, devoted a large portion of your weekend to watching the second season of Orange Is the New Black on Netflix, you probably have a lot to discuss. There are new inmates, new teeth, new plants, new drugs, but still a lot of the same old shit in Litchfield. Some of that shit is even in the showers.

This Amy Schumer Sketch is Every Couple Trying to Decide What to Watch

Jay Hathaway · 05/15/14 03:37PM

Streaming video services are a blessing and a curse. Trying to choose from among the documentary you swear you'll watch someday, a campy horror remake, one of Tyler Perry's 50 Tyler Perry movies starring Tyler Perry, and Cocktail is hard enough when you're alone. Throw another person into the mix, and you don't stand a chance.

Adam Weinstein · 04/28/14 08:26AM

Washington D.C.'s last video store is dead. The cause of death was every leisure-class Washingtonian's obsession with binge-watching House of Cards online and favorably comparing themselves to the characters.

Jay Hathaway · 04/21/14 03:32PM

Netflix announced in a letter to shareholders that it will raise its prices by $1-2 per month for new subscribers, while current customers can keep the $7.99 price "for a generous time period." The company also opposed the Comcast-Time Warner merger, shocking exactly no one.

Let’s Talk About House of Cards

J.K. Trotter · 02/17/14 02:30PM

Did you watch all of the second season of Netflix’s House of Cards this weekend? Good. So did I. Let’s talk. Spoilers ahead.

Hamilton Nolan · 12/30/13 04:17PM

The best-performing stocks of 2013: Tesla, Netflix, Best Buy, and Twitter. Hurry up and invest in these high fliers as they fly higher and higher and higher, and never lower!

“I'm Good with Myself”: A Conversation with Laverne Cox

Rich Juzwiak · 07/29/13 05:06PM

It's hard to say which is rarer: meaty, star-making roles for trans actors or careers that cross over from reality TV to acting. Laverne Cox has both. She competed on VH1's I Want to Work for Diddy, developed/starred in that network's makeover show TRANSform Me, and now she steals scenes as Sophia on Netflix's phenomenal women's prison comedy-drama Orange is the New Black. In case you are behind, OITNB is so compulsively captivating that it feels less like a show and more like a life event: I didn't so much watch it as I felt it happening.