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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 3 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #105 on: January 28, 2016, 07:16:54 PM »
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 3 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #106 on: January 28, 2016, 10:54:26 PM »
I always just assumed that season 4 would be the last, so that the number of episodes were the same as number of cards in a deck. I heard that theory somewhere and just bought it. But another season is good too!
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 3 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #107 on: January 28, 2016, 10:56:45 PM »
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And yeah, I reckon that the next seasons after S4 will deal with Frank's loss of his power (it wouldn't be fun if he stayed at the top of the food chain forever), and that's something I'm really looking forward.
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 3 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #108 on: March 04, 2016, 08:28:08 AM »
New season is available!!! I've already in 4 episodes and it's excellent so far. Episode 4 is danngggg!!!
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 3 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #109 on: March 04, 2016, 10:07:50 AM »
We will probably catch some of it tonight.  Looking forward to it.

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 3 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #110 on: March 05, 2016, 02:44:25 AM »
Jesus christ thank you so much for going back to the original format (for the most part). Funny enough, it makes me hate parts of S3 that I originally disliked even more because they've all but back tracked the entire debacle between Claire and Frank. I mean, yes, the turmoil is there and I'm sure will grow and stem from the foundation laid, but god damn...a whole season nearly dedicated to that bullshit and now they're almost exactly as they once were but are now simply more open about their dislike and/or betrayals of one another...? Could've done without like half of S3. But it's done and this is a fantastic return to form and I am loving the hell out of it thus far (and the fucking OBLITERATION to the fourth wall, yesyesyesyes).

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 3 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #111 on: March 05, 2016, 05:51:34 AM »
Only had time for the first episode last night, but it was fantastic.  Hopefully we will get time for more today.

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 3 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #112 on: March 05, 2016, 08:13:01 AM »
Finished the season last night and it was awesome. I had a ball watching every episode.
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 3 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #114 on: March 05, 2016, 12:48:54 PM »
 :lol I'll be finishing it today no doubt. Crazy binge watchers unite! There's going to be a lot of that this year. So many awesome shows coming back.

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 3 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #115 on: March 05, 2016, 07:58:32 PM »
Yea it's the first time I've done it really. Binge watched an entire season in one day that too on release day.
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #116 on: March 05, 2016, 09:16:43 PM »
Finished! Awesome, fantastic stuff. Really went back to basics (for the most part) and totally blew S3 out of the water in every single conceivable aspect. I was really thinking before I started watching that by the end of this I'd either be done or would stop watching halfway through the season and now I'm really looking forward to S5. Bravo.

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #117 on: March 06, 2016, 05:10:04 AM »
That's good to hear.

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #118 on: March 06, 2016, 11:29:33 AM »
3 episodes into the new season. Its not doing it for me, but I'll stick with it.
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #119 on: March 11, 2016, 11:14:06 AM »
I'm five episodes into the season and I couldn't be more hooked. Seems to me like big step ahead from season 3, which I liked but wasn't as awesome as season 2.
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #120 on: March 11, 2016, 08:38:11 PM »
As everyone has said, this was 'back to basics' and such an improvement on S3.  It works best with the political stakes and personal issues.  When the show creates world issues (Jordan Valley), it struggles.

Nice to see the fourth wall again. 

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #121 on: March 12, 2016, 02:22:49 AM »
I watched the last few episodes over and I really want S5 already.  :lol

Yeah, that last line as well as the cinematography for it is fucking perfection. Everyone wincing...and they're...gazing. It's so juicy. SO. JUICY.

Kevin Spacey, you magnificent bastard. I even liked Robin Wright this time around, whom I utterly detested in every imaginable fashion for some of S2 and the entirety of S3. But it's all about dat Spacey. Such a motherfucker.  :heart

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #122 on: March 12, 2016, 04:33:58 AM »
Finished it just now. And that final moment was chilling, one of the best moments of the show.

I was so happy when Frank and Claire decided to get back to together again. I always thought that the core of the show isn't just Frank's plotting, but Frank and Claire plotting together. That's when the show shines the brightest and that's one thing I loved about season 4 once I finished it.
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #123 on: March 12, 2016, 02:26:33 PM »
I watched the entire season in two days. What a ride! I wasn't that into season 3,  but this was intense.. At par with season 2 without a doubt! The last episode was just..wow..
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #124 on: March 12, 2016, 03:03:04 PM »
Yeah, really surprised to see fellow swede Joel Kinnaman in House of Cards.
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #125 on: March 12, 2016, 04:57:36 PM »
Great season. Last year was just so meh, but this season was back on point. So, next season going to be the last, you figure?

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #126 on: March 12, 2016, 06:45:22 PM »
I love Joel Kinnaman he was awesome in The Killing. He did great as the republican candidate against Frank. I really love the 4th season, it was so awesome and might just be my favorite season yet.
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #127 on: March 12, 2016, 10:09:36 PM »
Holy shit, the finale of this season wtf I don't even

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The Underwoods are about to hit a low, low point with their upcoming war of terror. That's the evil, yet elegant side of the Underwoods I missed throughout season 3.
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #128 on: March 13, 2016, 03:20:39 AM »
I think season 2 is still my favorite. Nothing so far quite beats how tense and nerve-wrecking those final few episodes of S02 were. But season 4 might be second best for me.
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #129 on: March 13, 2016, 09:56:17 PM »
Definitely enjoyed this season more than the last two although the show has this quirky structure where they focus intensely on one issue for two or three episodes and then cuts immediately to the next issue for the next two or three and you hear almost nothing about the previous crisis plot point. It is kind of reflective on the real life media's flavor of the week mentality and how we as a society processes big news stories.

A nitpicky example would be:
When did the gas crisis start and what happened to it? It was such a big issue in the middle of the season and after the G7 summit it just sort of vanished as even a news story. No one even mentioned it whereas it would most likely be a huge story even if the summit resolution eased things for a bit.

I did like Claire a lot more this season. I could not stand her character last season even in an entertaining sort of disdain.

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #130 on: March 14, 2016, 08:06:25 AM »
Only had time to catch 3 episodes so far.  Loving it, but Claire is maddening thus far.

Hopefully, we will have time to catch a few more episodes this week.

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #131 on: March 14, 2016, 10:56:36 AM »
I did like Claire a lot more this season. I could not stand her character last season even in an entertaining sort of disdain.
I hear you. Claire was not a great asset to the show in season 3, but I think she totally kicked this new season's ass.
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #132 on: March 22, 2016, 06:23:46 AM »
Can anyone verify if the whole donor list priority thing is accurate or was it hammed up to give Doug something to do at the end of the season? Is there any reason the President of the United States wouldn't immediately jump to number one on the list? Sure there might be a great dad with three kids at number one but he isn't running the fucking country.

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #133 on: March 22, 2016, 09:48:16 AM »
No idea if that's legit or not, but it wouldn't surprise me, I didn't think anything of it.
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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #134 on: March 27, 2016, 01:51:49 AM »
Just watched the final episode last night and overall I agree that it's been a great season, especially after the Underwoods got back together.

There was one thing I didn't like though and it's the resolution of the conflict with Durant. Unless something got lost in translation, Frank's threats in the Oval Office do not strike me as enough to sway her from running for President to just staying as Secretary of State. This was one of those seemingly unsolvable conflicts that I was eager to see resolved in Underwood fashion (manipulation and ruining someone's career) and I was underwhelmed, I felt as if the writers had nothing so they opted for the simplest resolution.

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #135 on: February 20, 2017, 08:21:52 AM »
Mega bump to finally comment on these series, now that I've catched up.

First two seasons were good, if the series would have ended after Season 2 with Frank knocing on the Oval Office's desk it would have been a fitting closure.
Third season was kinda meh, but fourth season was a marked and evident improvement. Especially the final episode was breathtaking, it was almost like a thriller movie.

I agree with the last comment made in this thread - the annoying problem with a show based on a bad guy like House of Cards is that the bad guy always has to win. He meet strong adversaries, and then they all melt away like nothing. Cathy Durant was a real problem, and then all it took was a "I kill people! ahahahaha no, I don't, but I would have. Do what I say" moment to turn her around.

The scene was acted brilliantly by Kevin Spacey, just like everything he does, but the plot was weak.

Anyway, since this show already takes a lot of liberties and is not interested in being realistic... how un-realistic will it get for you in future seasons? will Frank become a dictator postponing  or suspending the election, and actually keeping power for himself? story-wise he will be re-elected, it's hard to imagine the show going on with him no longer in the White House.

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #136 on: February 20, 2017, 09:46:26 AM »
I've probably written this in this thread but since it's been while, my problem with the writers isn't so much how they resolve conflicts, although they haven't been too clever in the later seasons as has been brought up, but more so in the conflicts they create. Some of the biggest conflict points in the series are just so dumb and convoluted that for a show that's a half-step out of reality it typically takes it too far. For example how is that nuanced and convoluted business dealing with Tusk and President Walker ever something that a country would obsess itself over to the point where the President's approval rating drops to some ridiculous number and he is forced to resign? I know it's more a display of how Underwood works but a) that whole plotline is confusing as hell and b) there is no way the general public would react the way the show says they did. The Jordan Valley thing was handled the same way. Completely minor thing that happened that was blown up into huge thing that the show itself was trying to convince the viewer was huge. I can get the public reaction for that one since Benghazi was a big deal to a certain faction of people but I'd like to get a conflict that wasn't trying to make mountains out of molehills.

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Re: House Of Cards (Entire series on Netflix) - v.Season 4 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #137 on: February 20, 2017, 11:29:27 AM »
Yeah, I agree... it's a show where the Vice President kills people, has threesomes with the guards and plots on a Joker level of foresight, and what they chose to use to bring down a sitting president? some controversy over economical deals with China. When I figured out the series was heading towards Frank framing Walker, I was anticipating the gigantic scandal that would have caused it, and it was just what happened? that was anticlimatic.

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Re: House Of Cards (Netflix) - v.Season 5 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #138 on: May 30, 2017, 10:55:29 AM »
Season 5 is out folks. Odd that it was released on a Tuesday deviating from the norm of a Friday release. I guess they wanted to give that slot to the final season of Bloodline instead. Glad I'm working at home today ;-)
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Re: House Of Cards (Netflix) - v.Season 5 (spoilers ahead)
« Reply #139 on: May 30, 2017, 12:55:04 PM »
I don't think I'll have time to start watching this until next week, which sucks. But I am definetely excited about this!
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