New on DVD: House of Cards Season 3

Posted on September 4, 2015. Filed under: Library News | Tags: , , , , , |

houseofcardsseason3Kevin Spacey leads this award winning Netflix series as Frank Underwood, a ruthless congressman desperate to become to next President. Robin Wright stars as Spacey’s equally conniving wife. This is a perfect show to binge watch as we enter both the Canadian and American political race.

Make sure to watch Season 1 and Season 2 before catching up with Season 3.

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Spotlight on: Binge Watching

Posted on September 12, 2014. Filed under: Library News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you heard of “binge watching”? With the invention of Netflix, online streaming and PVR people are binge watching television series more and more. Binge watching means you watch a large number of episodes of a particular show in one sitting. We no longer have to wait a week to see the newest episode of our favourite TV show. We now have access to entire seasons online simultaneously, at the click of a button. Netflix has really revolutionized the way we watch TV. With Netflix original hits such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black released in one mass lump, people are consuming TV in larger doses.

Have you started “binge watching”? Has it affected the way you watch TV? What is your favourite show to binge watch?

Lucky for you the Oxford County Library has entire TV seasons available to borrow! Here are some that we suggest as great binge watchers with links to our copy of the first season of each.

Mad Men (seasons 1-6) – Follows the gender politics of an ad agency in the 1960s.

mad men

Downton Abbey (seasons 1-4) – The story of the high society Crawley family and their help. Set in the first half of the 20th century.

downton abbey

Breaking Bad (seasons 1-6) – A high school teacher is diagnosed with terminal cancer and turns to selling drugs with the help of an ex-student to pay for his treatment

breaking bad

Sherlock (seasons 1-3) – An update on the classic Sherlock and Watson story.

sherlock

Game of Thrones (seasons 1-3) – War is waged between 7 families to win the throne.

game of thrones

Call the Midwife (seasons 1-3) – The story of a group of midwifes living in East London during the 1950s.

call the midwife

Glee (seasons 1-3) – A quirky musical show about a glee club filled with misfits.

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Six Feet Under (seasons 1-5) – A dark comedy about a family living in California who run a funeral home.

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The Golden Girls (seasons 1-6) – Four older single ladies living together in Miami.

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