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Amph House of Cards (Netflix Original Series)

Discussion in 'Community' started by heels1785 , Jan 6, 2014.

  1. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Didn't see a thread on this, if so, apologies. Second season full trailer was released today:



    As a political junkie, this is about as good as The West Wing, but in a totally different way- less inner workings of government, more corruption and murdery. Kevin Spacey is a deity. Discuss.
     
  2. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Could use more focus on Kevin Spacey.
     
  3. Clone_Cmdr_Wedge

    Clone_Cmdr_Wedge Jedi Master star 3

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    Personally, I prefer the original House of Cards with Ian Richardson, but this one is enjoyable and well acted too. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

    While I'm thinking of it, given the similarities between the two:
    I'm betting that Zoe is going to have an "accident" at some point.
     
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  4. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Oh, how sweet, it's out on Valentine's day.
     
  5. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Just a heads up to the JC - should be available on Netflix after midnight. I'm going to try to not inhale it all at once this season, but likely will.
     
  6. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm not going to watch it all at once. Olympics and other shows I'm catching up on take priority.
     
  7. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    It's hardly an "original" series, but yay S2 being out!
     
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  8. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Ender Sai You're right - my mistake.

    Haven't watched the actual "original." Worth checking out?
     
  9. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nah, Netflix calls it an original series -- probably in the sense that it's a show that they made as opposed to hosting someone else's show. But given that they also host the British HoC, I doubt they're trying to downplay it.


    And yes, the original is worth watching. Very different show in many ways, despite having direct parallels and the like. I'm tentatively of the opinion that it's the better one.
     
  10. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Of the British version I actually liked House of Cards' followup, To Play The King, best. Probably it was because they came up with some very nice impressions of the (then) current royal family.

    The Final Cut was nice, too, although I couldn't get over the guy who played Little John in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves being turned into the Thane of Cawdor. :D
     
  11. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  12. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    You can imagine what I thought of it :p
     
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  13. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Who actually watches the Olympics?
     
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  14. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Not Bob Costas.
     
  15. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    ONE MORE HOUR
     
  16. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Oh, come now, F.U. is a loyal supporter of the monarchy. Has no desire whatsoever to destroy it. His family came south with James the First, if I recall correctly. He even says "God save the King" at the end :D
     
  17. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes, he's rather like Scar in that regard. Same oily, smug sort of evil too.

    Urquhart is monstrous. He paints himself a Cavalier but he's a Roundhead if the worst sort. What he did was unconscionable.


    Misa ab iPhono meo est.
     
  18. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    What? You would prefer the youth of England merely lay about all day when they could be out engaging in national service to train them for bright, sterling future careers as mercenaries? :D
     
  19. Darthkat76

    Darthkat76 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dang, the first episode of season 2 was brutal! (in a good way)
     
  20. Clone_Cmdr_Wedge

    Clone_Cmdr_Wedge Jedi Master star 3

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    What I can't get over is that Belloq is facing off against Urqhart in The Final Cut. :p

    Also, after watching that first episode of season 2, I feel the need to post this clip from the ending of the original version (Do I really need to say "Spoiler Warning"? :p ):

     
  21. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Season 2-Episode 3 spoiler:

    Oh ****, there's a McPoyle in this now!
     
  22. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Coruscant- what are your thoughts so far? I'm gonna watch tonight prolly. As good as season 1 - better?
     
  23. Penguinator

    Penguinator Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    **** Valentine's Day. Today is all about Kevin Spacey being evil with a South Carolinian drawl.
     
  24. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Better! Episode 4 was intense.

    didn't think that General McGinnis thing would come back into the story so quickly.
     
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  25. Darthkat76

    Darthkat76 Jedi Master star 4

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    Holy crud, yes that was intense! Just finished episode 4.