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'House of Cards' new season flashes online

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Feb 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-12 09:45:58-05

Better watch fast. 

Netflix might have redefined binge-watching by popping one of its biggest shows online for a few minutes. 

The third season of "House of Cards" showed up briefly Wednesday on Netflix — more than two weeks before the announced Feb. 27 premiere.

The move prompted internet hysteria as fans tried to readjust their schedules this week to consume the show's third season. 

But the star-powered political show came down just as quickly as the show appeared. The official "House of Cards" Twitter account had fun with the moment as did at least one parody account for main character Frank Underwood. Netflix later released a statement reported by multiple outlets. The statement called the accidental release a technical glitch

 

Some people were not amused.

 

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