I'm out of the loop when it comes to the TV shows that everybody else is apparently watching.
This has always been more or less true I suppose. I didn't get into Buffy (easy, Shriner...) until halfway through Season 7. I completely missed Friends*. I've seen maybe 5 episodes of Seinfeld**. I've only seen the first Season of Arrested Development and that was years later on DVD. And despite the Espenson connection, I still haven't gotten around to watching Battlestar Galactica.
*OK, that one was sort of deliberate. I saw one episode in the first season and decided they were trying to imply that their Friends were cooler than my friends*** and got an enormous chip on my shoulder about it.
**This was definitely deliberate. There isn't a single character on that show that I wouldn't cheerfully beat to death with a shovel, and I end up spending enough time with people who irritate me as it is without having to seek additional ones out.
***To be fair, they probably were.
So,with that acknowledged, here's my sum total of knowledge about what the cool kids are watching
Keep in mind - Much of it is probably completely wrong
Orange is the New Black
-OITNB apparently refers to this show. A lot of the Internet is bewildering if you don't know this.
-Apparently Kate Mulgrew is in it
-Apparently it has more than its share of lesbian sex
-I'm desperately hoping there is no overlap between the previous two points.
House of Cards
-Kevin Spacey is The President.
-Possibly the actual Devil, I'm unclear on this point.
-It's a remake of a British show, which makes the title make more sense
-Kevin Spacey sure does play a lot of bad guys, doesn't he.
-Except for The Ref. He was a nice enough guy in that.
-What was I talking about again? Oh... Right. House of Cards.
Game of Thrones
-Sean Bean dies in everything. As previously noted.
-Dragons are apparently the nuclear option if you're vying for power and territory
-We should all be a little more cautious while putting together our wedding guest lists
-There is still very little reason to think that George R. R. Martin won't die before finishing the series