With the internet threatening to alter the fundamental act of distribution that has laid dormant since the advent of home video, it requires a glance all the way back to the late 1960s to find a time when Hollywood's tried and tested means of dominating the film business was so similarly threatened.
Reinventing Francis Urquhart, political manipulator from the pen of Michael Dobbs and his House of Cards trilogy present on our screens in the early 90's, was going to take some doing. But I do believe Netflix has pulled it off. I've stopped at two, ok three. And as I burp on the layered cake of political intrigue, game playing and negotiations, a peculiar aftertaste strikes me.
As a comedian rarely do I use the word "hilarious" as I reserve it only for my latest joke and as a pet name for my penis. Between Two Ferns, however, is hilarious (not my penis). Zack Galifianakis works hard in a way born only from the guilt of making dyslexic bloggers spell his surname can conjure, delivering a wealth of strong jokes, and silly approaches to his interviews.