The world of online video took two giant leaps forward last night when the Netflix original series House of Cards won the Best Director prize. It’s another sign of the way the entire TV landscape is changing; which is good news for everyone outside of network TV.
Over the last few years, the big awards have been going to pay cable shows like Showtime’s Homeland and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and other cable shows like AMC’s Mad Men and Breaking Bad. It seems like ABC’s Modern Family and NBC’s 30 Rock, are the only network shows that can topple the cart. But then, that’s probably because the cable networks tend to produce heavy dramas and few comedies.