By Gareth Watkins
CALGARY — First, an apology. In my last column I implied that the new season of House of Cards (Netflix) would be boring. Turns out I was wrong: although it doesn’t quite measure up to the first season, its portrayal of a U.S. election cycle where everybody is 20 IQ points smarter was refreshing, and not even an embarrassingly bad mid-season dream sequence could slow it down. I was slightly less right than usual.
In happier news, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) is back so that Ellie Kemper can be that one character she plays in everything. The first season was far better than it had any right to be, and even got a nod from the Emmys. The second looks to be one of those “binge it on the night it’s out so nobody on Twitter can spoil it for you” things.
You can’t get Hulu north of the wall, so unless you want to spend eight seconds Googling how to get around that restriction you’ll have to stream the new episodes of The Mindy Project through CityTV’s website. My initial enthusiasm for this show was dulled by the eponymous OBGYN’s chemistry-vacuum of a relationship and my horrifying discovery that Mindy Kaling is a libertarian. I eagerly await the episode where she argues that having to pay taxes and not being allowed to own nerve gas are against the Constitution.AB, Alberta, Citytv, House of Cards, Hulu, Netflix, streaming TV, The Mindy Project, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt