Must See HDTV (January 28th - February 3rd)

There’s a football game this week, in case you hadn’t heard — but that’s not all. Netflix is debuting the series that it claims will change internet TV, and there’s also a few other new options to keep an eye out for. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.

The Americans
Add another basic cable series to your watchlist this week, as FX debuts The Americans. Based in 1981, it focuses on a family of Soviet spies living in the US during the Cold War. The show already has a two year commitment to air in the UK, so it’s unlikely to face a quick hook — feel free to settle in.
(FX, January 30th, 10PM)

Super Bowl XLVII
It’s the Super Bowl. All other Sunday night programing has been pushed aside, so you’ll either be huddled around the flatscreen watching 49ers/Ravens or… we’re not sure what.
(CBS, February 3rd, 6:30PM)

House of Cards
Netflix’s next venture into the world of original programming begins Friday morning, when it will make the entire first season of its series House of Cards available for streaming. Starring Kevin Spacey, it has all the trademarks of a well produced cable series, it’s just not on cable — it’s on the internet.
(Netflix, February 1st)

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