Congrats to the Netflix Original Series “House of Cards”. The series earned a 2013 Best Director Emmy award for David Fincher–the first time a major category award has gone to an online video provider.
Netflix used its version of House of Cards to challenge many established norms of the U.S. TV industry, choosing not to spread the episodes out over several weeks–possibly even adding in break weeks for other timetabling purposes–but to make the complete show available all at once. It was a play to break the power of the boring, entrenched TV channel and instead serve up content the way digitally savvy consumers would prefer.
Other huge Netflix shows include AMC’s “Breaking Bad”, which also won an Emmy and attributes it’s win to older episodes being on Netflix, and “Orange is the New Black” which is also a Netflix Original Series.