Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New for Canada: Dark, Bad and Complicated TV, But Good Dark, Bad and Complicated

Hi Canadian lovers of great TV, I’m Jason Ropell, VP of Content. As of July 13 Netflix became the exclusive home of Season Four of the intricately plotted and superbly acted drama, “Damages”, adding to Seasons 1-3 already available to watch instantly streaming from Netflix. Now you can follow Patty and Ellen through the byzantine twists and turns of high stakes litigation from Season 1 right up to the most current episodes. It’s dark TV, but it’s a good dark.

And there is more good news. You will now be able to track the infamous exploits of Hank Moody by instantly watching Season 1 of “Californication,” with season 2 to come at the start of 2012 . David Duchovny invests Hank with a wonderfully flawed humanity that has made the show a critic’s darling and has built a huge fan base. For fans of “Californication”, It’s definitely a pleasure to watch Hank do bad things in Venice, California. He’s bad, but he’s a good bad.

Finally, beginning October 1, Seasons 1-3 of “The United States of Tara” will be available to watch instantly streaming from Netflix. Toni Collette won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Tara Gregson…and each of her 6 alternate personalities. The show was created by Oscar winner Diablo Cody and with deft humor explores the intricacies of dissociative identity disorder. It’s complicated, but it’s a good complicated.

More great TV to come...