Welcome back to tvDownload’s social media column — written for the people and by the people, like some kind of millennials’ Pravda. It’s where you can come to find out what the internet is saying about your favorite shows, and to see what new stuff might be worth checking out. You do want to fit in with the rest of us, don’t you, comrade?
Vice launched its new cable channel Viceland this week by premiering eight documentary-style shows with incendiary names like Balls Deep, Fuck That’s Delicious and Weediquette. Although a travel series called Gaycation is getting the most attention (likely because it’s co-hosted by Ellen Page) people are talking about all eight shows. One thing you can say for Vice is that they know their demo… because they basically created it.
But wait! Viceland isn’t just for young people. It’s also for hip parents!
The show pitches are coming in left and right.
Aaaaanyway, here’s a dog in a hat.
House of Cards’ new season dropped on Friday, and Twitter immediately launched into a binge-watching competition.
Well, this is cool…
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There’s a new president hanging in our National Portrait Gallery. Last week, @smithsoniannpg unveiled a portrait of Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood from the series #HouseOfCards. Why a real portrait of a fake president? It's part of a long artistic tradition of painting actors in character, and also speaks to major changes in how Americans consume TV in the age of streaming and binge-watching. When the museum asked Jonathan Yeo to create a portrait of Spacey for them, the artist was inspired by the show and its prominence in pop culture. The piece will be on view through October—just not in the “America’s Presidents” exhibition.
But this might be even cooler…
Finally, the reason why Robin Wright has always seemed like royalty is revealed.
Agent Carter closed out its second season this week, and it’s unclear whether it will be renewed for a third. To combat disappointing ratings, rabid fans have taken to Twitter with a #RenewAgentCarter hashtag.
Seriously, ABC, how can you say no to this fan art?
Or this cosplay?
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A little breakdown of everything: the jacket and skirt were sewn by me, using a vintage pattern that was altered to include the color blocking on the waist. The white shirt is the Lauren Top from @pinupgirlclothing, and the hat is from @stetsonusa, it's the same hat Hayley wore in the Pilot. ❤️ #marvel #marvelcosplay #cosplay #cosplayer #agentcarter #peggycarter #captainamerica #hayleyatwell
News broke on Friday that a knife found at OJ Simpson’s Rockingham estate will be treated by police as a potential murder weapon in the Nicole Brown/Ronald Goldman killing. And the press could not be better for The People V. O.J. Simpson.
No way this is just viral marketing, right?
And thus, a thousand Knife Truthers were born.