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House of Cards

Post by xZ1mM3r » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:43 pm

If anyone likes this show. Heres a thread.

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Post by xZ1mM3r » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:44 pm

So ive heard that the whole plot of season 3 has leaked??

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Post by Kittaan » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:16 pm

Yes, I will be trying my best not to binge this too quickly (assuming all the the eps are released en masse on Friday as usual with Netflix series)

It's great to be able to do a couple a night and absorb them over time.

Excellent show - writing, acting, the whole deal.
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Post by liz » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:01 pm

It is a brilliant show. I keep meaning to watch the English precursor which is also purported to be excellent. I doubt that their lead is as good as Spacey though.

And you do have to slow yourself down with this series There is a natural tendancy to gobble!
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Post by liz » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:45 am

Episode 6 Chapter 32. I am trying to take it one bite at a time. A wonderful episode from the misogynist Russian ambassador in the toilet to Frank's soliloquy "what are you looking at".

This is the best thing on TV.
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Post by xZ1mM3r » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:01 pm

I agree. It's getting really good. I'm on chapter 9, no spoilers til were both done lol

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Post by liz » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:28 pm

It's ok Zed I won't even be dropping spoilers for the first two seasons (I need to give the Aussies more time to catch on). I watched the first half of the first season twice because I had to share it with my partner. There are very few shows I would ever watch twice but the writing and scenarios are so clever that the second view still feels very fresh.

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Post by xZ1mM3r » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:51 am

Yeah i dunno. I wonder who his allegiance is too....? Its a great show. And forgive me for my ignorance but Oz had a PM correct? How similar are our governments, how easy is the show to follow for someone who doesn't live in the states?

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Post by liz » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:47 am

xZ1mM3r wrote:Yeah i dunno. I wonder who his allegiance is too....? Its a great show. And forgive me for my ignorance but Oz had a PM correct? How similar are our governments, how easy is the show to follow for someone who doesn't live in the states?
We do indeed have a PM. Your system differs to ours in a few ways most notable of which is that our "executive" (PM and cabinet ministers) are all drawn from parliament and given their positions via their various party mechanisms. We don't choose our PM but rather we vote for our local members and they then decide who leads them if they are in the party which forms government.

I do find the US system more complicated than ours but over the years I have gained a reasonable understanding I think and this show probably only enhances my knowledge of the process.
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Post by Kittaan » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:31 pm

liz wrote:this show probably only enhances my knowledge of the process.
And it should scare the shit out of you too.

My wife and I just finished S3 Ep 5 last night and forced ourselves to shut it down at midnight. You could so easily find yourself bingeing this into the very wee hours... Very smart writing, excellent casting and acting overall. I love being able to figure out what's coming, but with this show, they do not telegraph much. I usually get the aha moment seconds before the reveal, which makes it all the sweeter. If this is anything like what really goes down on Capitol Hill, and I bet it is, it's no wonder how fucked up things have become.

To Zimmer's point, I would be interested to see a similar take on another government's process. That would be a cool twist to HOC itself, once Frank's story runs it's course, to branch out to other countries?
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Post by liz » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:54 pm

As I've said before Kittaan I think there is an argument for my voting rights in your elections!

There is the original HOC set in England. I'm going to watch it next.
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Post by Kittaan » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:19 pm

liz wrote:As I've said before Kittaan I think there is an argument for my voting rights in your elections!

There is the original HOC set in England. I'm going to watch it next.
Holy Shit, totally forgot that this came from an original UK series. What a typical Yank... I have it on my list as well but spaced it completely....
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Post by liz » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:37 pm

Naattik wrote:

Holy Shit, totally forgot that this came from an original UK series. What a typical Yank... I have it on my list as well but spaced it completely....
I believe they have it subtitled for a Yankee audience. ;)
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Post by liz » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:55 am

"Imagination is it's own form of courage" Frank Underwood
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Post by liz » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:26 am

It's all gone. Another stellar season that I watched as slowly as I could.

What I have also done is watched the 1st episode of the British series. There are only 4, 50 minute episodes and they were first aired in 1990! I haven't verified this but I swear that the opening soliloquy is word for word. There is no doubt that much has been heavily copied and that Spacey watched the original. It holds up well - this British version and it gets extra points for being original, but it doesn't detract from the brilliantly sharp American version.

The political systems may differ, but it seems that in democracies at least, politicians may just be politicians the world over.
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Re: House of Cards

Post by Ettan » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:47 pm

One of the better series i've ever watched. It's up there with Breaking Bad and the first few seasons of Dexter.

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Post by Kittaan » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:49 pm

Staying away from this thread until I watch the rest of the season... taking it sloooooowwwww.
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Post by Ettan » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:44 am

S4 was way better than S3. Love this series! Hate to binge it though, only to wait another year until S5.

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Post by liz » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:15 am

Ettan you have gobbled too quickly. It is a dish to be savoured. I'm up to episode 6 and I thought I was bad.

It's delicious fun seeing Claire and Frank battle this season.
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