Amph House of Cards (Netflix Original Series)

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

  1. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    I'm about three episodes in...I need a breather! The last season had the benefit of Russo's (genuinely heartwarming) story in the middle, this season seems to be making things as grim as possible. Gotta watch it in smaller doses.
  2. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Saw the first episode:

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    Not a bad start. I don't find it as stressful or dark as the first season, but it might be because I saw the BBC version in the mean time: Frank Underwood has nothing on Francis Urquhart for sheer inhuman disquiet.


    I'll probably do an episode a day perhaps, or something.
  3. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    Holy **** at the ending of episode 11!
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  4. Darthkat76 Force Ghost

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    That was a totally hot ending. I knew Frank was either gay or bi and I had a slight feeling about Meechum. Stamper is going a little psycho though.
  5. Darth Maul Apprentice Jedi Grand Master

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    Just finished it. An intense two days for sure. I hate politics, but the show is very entertaining.
  6. Darthkat76 Force Ghost

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    Same here.
  7. Darth Maul Apprentice Jedi Grand Master

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    I think because it's so well done (writing, acting, directing), you can't help but like the show.
  8. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Holy ****.

    Halfway through episode 1.
  9. Darth Maul Apprentice Jedi Grand Master

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    Just wait till you get to the end of the season.
  10. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Eight episodes in, and enjoying it rather more than the last season. The increased focus on Underwood has been helping greatly.
  11. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    Once I got past those first two or three episodes, the season lightened up. Still working my way through it, but man, this thing started grim.
  12. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Totally agree with TLI. This season has been substantially better, because Frank has been the complete focus.

    On the next-to-last episode now, although I know one last thing is coming that I'm dreading. Dumb internet spoiler I read.
  13. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    So I just started on S1E1. When Spacey says that the latina congresswoman he supported is "hard as a $2 stick", does that mean that she is tough, or does it mean that she's NOT tough? I'm not familiar with this expression.
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  14. Darth Maul Apprentice Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't know for certain, but I believe it to be the latter. Frank surrounds himself with people he can control and manipulate. He's the Palpatine of the show for sure.
  15. Rachel_In_Red Jedi Grand Master

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    The former. Very tough. You must not know much about steaks. :)

    And I love House of Cards.
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  16. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    Oh, he said steak. I misheard. Now it makes sense.
  17. Yodaminch Force Ghost

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    WOW. Just finished.

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    Lex Luther is President! Someone call Superman! :p
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  18. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    I just started watching this series and am currently up to the third episode. I wish I could say I'm excited but the truth is, it's not clicking with me yet. It's like Breaking Bad except without the meth, New Mexico but with lots of BORING 'murican political crap instead. I know Kevin Spacey can play a slimey douche and I've seen it before but...well, I'm wondering if I should keep watching. Will my patience be rewarded?
  19. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Stick with it. Picks up significantly mid-season, and then season 2 is even better.
  20. Yodaminch Force Ghost

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    Definitely stay with it. The show plays a long game, but everything Frank does has a purpose.
  21. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    And I guess the purpose is POWAH! ULTIMATE POWAH!? :p
  22. Darth Maul Apprentice Jedi Grand Master

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    For him it is. He seems to really covet it, and will do whatever is necessary to achieve it.
  23. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Yep-take no prisoners mentality, along with a desire to exact retribution against those that he perceives as having slighted him. One person in particular, is his endgame.
  24. Yodaminch Force Ghost

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    Absolutely. He even gives a speech about money vs. power in one of the first episodes. That speech is pretty much his motto and its very clear by the end of season 2.
  25. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Yes, I recall his speech on Money vs. Power. And, of course, he's right.

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