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Amph House of Cards (Netflix Original Series)

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

  1. Volderon

    Volderon Jedi Master star 4

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    Finished it. Thought season 1 was stronger, or at least I liked it better...it seemed to have better storylines. The first half of the season was really good but then the latter half kind of slowed down (even though the stakes were being upped every episode) and only focused on a few characters.
     
  2. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Just finished ep.1 of season 2 last night.

    ****

    TBH though, I kinda (and by that, I mean only superficially) agree with Frank's POV regarding Zoe. She should've known better. But goddam Frank, you are one stone cold-blooded SOB. "F U" indeed.
     
  3. Darth Maul Apprentice

    Darth Maul Apprentice Jedi Knight star 4

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    Frank doesn't mess around. It's one of the reasons I watch the show. You want him to win and lose at the same time.
     
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  4. heels1785

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

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    The ending of the season 2 premiere when Claire leaves the room, and Frank looks right at the viewer in the mirror and says "Did you think I'd forgotten you?" is my favorite scene, so far, of the entire series. It almost made me uncomfortable, that's how well sold that scene is. Brilliant.

    Edit: here it is. Tagged because he spoils something.

     
  5. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, I'm on ep. 17 and that's the winner so far. F.U. was so obvious it was smart, which made it great.
     
  6. heels1785

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

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    this is fun

     
  7. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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    What struck me most in this show was what terrible rowing form the Underwoods have. I believe it foreshadows crippling injury.
     
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  8. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    it should have been you there, instead of meechum. you could have crossed 'three-way with power couple' off your bucket list and saved them from chronic back pain.
     
  9. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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    I sure could have beat Frank's 1:39 split. If that didn't impress my way into their bed I don't know what would
     
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  10. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Ok, binged watched the better part of season 2 yesterday and wrapped it up late last night (because who needs to waste time with the Oscars, anyway?).

    Wow. I think the only things needed at the end of that episode were the Imperial March sounding in the background and
    President Luthor letting out a good cackle prior to knocking on the desk.

    That said, it's gonna be painful to wait the better part of a year for season 3. [face_frustrated]
     
  11. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    By the sound of it,

    Slowpokeking now has a big new base of material to draw on for his Superman/Batman fan trailers.
     
  12. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    For **** sake dude, do you honestly want him polluting this thread too? :p
     
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  13. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Heeeeyyy, I spoilered it, it's all fine. :p
     
  14. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    It doesn't matter. It might be enough to draw him in and then start posting crap over at the DCCU thread. :p
     
  15. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Might as well drop this here...



    I would've been tickled pink if Spacey had delivered that speech in full F.U. mode. :p
     
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  16. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    3rd season trailer is up

     
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  17. heels1785

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

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    I am so excited that it is unhealthy.





    welcome back, you old bastard
     
  18. heels1785

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

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    One more week..

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. heels1785

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

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  20. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Well we just got a foot of snow (this is a low snow area) so school was closed and I and my sister watched the whole damn thing. Thoughts:

    Episode 1:
    OMG Stamper's alive?!?!?! Yayyyyy! I genuinely thought he was dead.

    Episode 4:
    lol Putin is amazing. I mean "Petrov".

    Episode 9:
    loving the Frank/Meechum/Hayes love triangle.

    Episode 13
    Claire, you're an idiot. Also Stamper noooooo. :-( Why are you evil now?!?!
     
  21. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, I've got God's ear now

    Words cannot express my love for Francis Underwood.
     
  22. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm not sure if was actually disappointing, or if season two was so good that just about anything would feel disappointing following it. Still enjoyable but ...

    1) the season suffered from no Big challenge to Francis that was as good as Raymond Tusk. He was a perfect Frank foil, his equal in every way. This season seemed to alternate between focusing on a gaggle of foes, and emphasizing Frank as his own worst enemy. It needed to pick one and put the emphasis there.

    2) not enough FU Frank. At Fema, we got it. With the DC Mayor we got it. We got flashes when Claire was threatened. But not enough.

    3) The dynamic that was the marriage of Frank and Claire was fantastic in the first two seasons. It seemed as if, intentionally, they departed from that, and had nothing as good to replace it.

    4) the season felt incomplete at ending. As if we watched the first half of a split blockbuster movie. It felt like watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One.

    5) I love Stamper, but there was too much focus on him and his plots. Nothing wrong with him, but I want more Frank and Claire.

    6) not enough of some good supporting characters. Nowhere near enough Meachum. Seth didn't do near his potential.

    All that said, I liked it, I enjoyed it.
     
  23. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I've enjoyed this season way more than the first two seasons. Much more focused, much less meandering, yet more episodic. I like that there's been a lot more attention paid to structure within an individual episode, bringing focus to the immediate conflict at hand (so far, that immediate conflict typically involves Petrov). Of course, this criticism could mean nothing. All of the episodes from the previous seasons blend together for me.
     
  24. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    I'm only through episode 1 so far, but

    I found the return of Doug Stamper really jarring. Like it felt contrived.
     
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  25. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't even remember what happened to him last season.