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Open Access Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts


Media Studies

Reader 1

Jennifer Friedlander

Reader 2

Nancy Macko

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Both House of Cards and Scandal have similar conceits (White House? Check. Sex? Check. Murder? Check.) but use different platforms: House of Cards is a Netflix Original production while Scandal is a broadcast television program on ABC. Through the course of this paper, I will examine how the platform and type of consumption affects the content and distribution of the show and the types of relationships they forge with their viewers.

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