Netflix chose Inauguration Day to drop the new ‘House of Cards’ trailer

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Kevin Spacey in season 4 of “House of Cards.” (David Giesbrecht/Netflix/TNS)

In a clever bit of marketing, streaming giant Netflix tweeted the trailer for the fifth season of its flagship political drama “House of Cards” during the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

The ominous trailer features an upside-down flag flying on the White House lawn over a cloudy backdrop, all while a group of children are reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

According to the United States Flag Code, “the flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.”

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Running up to the inauguration, online rumors swirled that Netlfix would release the fifth season of the political plottings of Frank Underwood and his wife Claire on Inauguration Day.

Instead, the trailer said the fifth season will be released on May 30.

Many Twitter users and TV critics were quick to pick up on the timing of the trailer.

Not much is known about the upcoming season of “House of Cards,” except that Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright will be reprising their roles as Frank and Claire Underwood, and that “Moonlight” actor Mahershala Ali will not be returning.

Netflix says ‘Stranger Things’ soundtrack is coming to our ears soon

In case you hadn’t heard, the soundtrack to Netflix’s original series “Stranger Things” is pretty stellar.

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Not only does the show — which is set in 1983 — feature haunting, synthy scores from Austin’s own band Survive but it’s full of iconic ’80s tracks, including “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by The Clash, “Atmosphere” by Joy Division and “Sunglasses at Night” by Corey Hart.

Since the show’s debut nearly two weeks ago, “Stranger Things” fans have been calling for Netflix to release the soundtrack and the entertainment company is finally humoring their requests. It posted this tweet yesterday stating “We hear you loud and clear. The Official Soundtrack is coming soon. Over.”

There’s no release date for the soundtrack just yet, but Netflix did create a Spotify playlist that compiles most of the hits from the show. Maybe this will hold you over while we wait for Netflix to make good on its promise.

Also, here’s a little fun fact: the show’s actress Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, does her own YouTube covers of classic songs and current pop hits.


Netflix unveils ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival release date plus new clip


It’s official: the whimsical world of Stars Hollow will be back November 25.

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That’s right, today Netflix unveiled the much-anticipated release date for the “Gilmore Girls” four-part revival. The show, which comes nearly ten years after the last episode of the original series, will be available for streaming on Netflix.

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Accompanying the release date, fans were also given a short clip of the upcoming show featuring Lorelai and Rory sitting in their familiar kitchen having a chat. Though it’s a little strange hearing the Gilmore girls discuss Amy Schumer and John Oliver, it’s good to see the characters in action.