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Offline Zanick

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House of Cards
« on: December 09, 2014, 07:14:58 AM »
Seldom does a show's conclusion demand that I start again from it's beginning, but this Netflix original does just that. The dialogue sucks me in, the deception excites me and stimulates my imagination. I've started wondering what my own life could be, were my energy focused towards manipulation of my peers and subversion of my superiors. Would Kevin Spacey live my loce better than myself? Would he make more with what I've been given, were he in my shoes? I don't onow, and that's the very scary feeling that keeps my eyes glued to the screen. Is anyone else hooked on this show?

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Re: House of Cards
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 07:31:22 AM »
Season three will be out Feb 27.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2014, 07:35:17 AM »
Season three will be out Feb 27.

Holy mother of fuck, there's more? I honestly thought they could end it and I was satisfied with that ending. I could pretty much figure out how any loose ends turn out and it wouldn't bother me, which is unusual for a show so well-orchestrated. They'd better not fuck this up.

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Re: House of Cards
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 07:48:09 AM »
Yeah, I'm worried about them fucking up too. We'll see soon enough.
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Re: House of Cards
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 07:53:56 AM »
Might watch. With Spacey in it I hope it's as good as the original.

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Re: House of Cards
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 08:00:13 AM »
Might watch. With Spacey in it I hope it's as good as the original.

From what I've read about the UK version (not sure where to find it to watch) there are many shared elements. I'm not familiar with much of your politics, though I'd like to compare them sometime as I know the original is highly regarded.

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Re: House of Cards
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2014, 08:05:40 AM »
I know the original was a much shorter thing. 4 episodes according to the wikipedia. Our politics over here is crazy complicated when you get into the guts of it. I'll bet most Americans couldn't tell you what a caucus was or what a whip does.
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Re: House of Cards
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2014, 09:46:36 AM »
I know the original was a much shorter thing. 4 episodes according to the wikipedia. Our politics over here is crazy complicated when you get into the guts of it. I'll bet most Americans couldn't tell you what a caucus was or what a whip does.

British networks typically produce series that are of a shorter length than their US counterparts.

There are benefits and drawbacks to these differing approaches. American drama tends to be crazy drawn-out and tedious. In this regard Lost is a crowning achievement, with many competitors springing up all the time; The Walking Dead, Helix, Falling Skies and so on. In contrast British TV series run the risk of being under-developed or cut short despite being essentially high quality shows, e.g. Survivors and Ultraviolet. And if I wanted to bore you to death with political minutiae then the arcane shenanigans of Westminister Palace would provide me with a very rich source of material. But that's not what the original House of Cards was about.

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Re: House of Cards
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014, 03:11:52 AM »
I can't wait for season 3. This is easily my favorite currently running series.

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