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House of Cards

Post by Little Lion Man » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:39 pm

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A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.
Has anybody else been watching this? Interested to see what others think of it.

The main reason I've created the thread is because the season 3 trailer has just been released <awe> I'll put it in a spoiler in case some people aren't up to date <ok>
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Re: House of Cards

Post by Cal » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:44 pm

First couple of seasons were great, no interest in watching the trailer though. Will blindly binge whenever it's available.

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Re: House of Cards

Post by Little Lion Man » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:55 pm

Fair enough. I normally forget the content of a trailer within a day so I don't mind watching them <laugh>

You not one to watch as they come out each week? I find it much more engrossing that way <awe>

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Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:08 pm

It's a really impressive remake, bringing some old school source material to a new country in a slick way.

The old BBC series is good in it's old way. Slower and cheaper, but the stuff with the reporter is much creepier and more intense
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Re: House of Cards

Post by Cal » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:17 pm

Little Lion Man wrote:Fair enough. I normally forget the content of a trailer within a day so I don't mind watching them <laugh>

You not one to watch as they come out each week? I find it much more engrossing that way <awe>
Netflix release the whole season at once, so all of season 3 comes out on the 27th of Feb.

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Post by Little Lion Man » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:49 pm

Cisse's Overheating Torso wrote:It's a really impressive remake, bringing some old school source material to a new country in a slick way.

The old BBC series is good in it's old way. Slower and cheaper, but the stuff with the reporter is much creepier and more intense
Didn't even know that it is a remake! Is the old BBC series worth watching?
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Little Lion Man wrote:Fair enough. I normally forget the content of a trailer within a day so I don't mind watching them <laugh>

You not one to watch as they come out each week? I find it much more engrossing that way <awe>
Netflix release the whole season at once, so all of season 3 comes out on the 27th of Feb.
Seriously?! Well f***. The 27th/28th is going to be a complete write off for me! <diva>

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Re: House of Cards

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:57 pm

Little Lion Man wrote:
Cisse's Overheating Torso wrote:It's a really impressive remake, bringing some old school source material to a new country in a slick way.

The old BBC series is good in it's old way. Slower and cheaper, but the stuff with the reporter is much creepier and more intense
Didn't even know that it is a remake! Is the old BBC series worth watching?
Maybe. It's only 4 episodes a season. It's old fashioned, waaaay less stylish and very 80s in some bits. But I think the main character (and his wife) is more sinister and I preferred that

EDIT 4 eps a season, three seasons (but can't find the last)
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Re: House of Cards

Post by skalpel » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:39 pm

The BBC series was just a four episode drama, wasn't it? Still very good though.

I quite like the US House of Cards. Some poor acting here and cringe-making dialogue there, but generally enjoyable. The whole China storyline in season two was boring as hell but I'll definitely binge watch season three next month.
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Re: House of Cards

Post by beardface » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:31 am

The trailer definitely indicates that they're going to end it the same way the BBC did.

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Re: House of Cards

Post by skalpel » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:52 am

One more episode left to watch now. It will have to be the greatest of all time in order to save this utterly **** season.

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Re: House of Cards

Post by skalpel » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:41 pm

Yeah it wasn't anything special. What a shame that this show has completely transformed into a relationship drama. The guy who played Putin deserves a clap for one of the best TV performances I've seen in years though.

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Re: House of Cards

Post by Cal » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:50 pm

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Nice of Netflix to make the final scene of the season the thumbnail for the last episode. Yeah it was obviously coming, but at least leave a little bit of doubt.

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Post by FogOnTheRhine » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:26 pm

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Re: House of Cards

Post by Cal » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:33 pm

I guess I'll have to binge the whole season to be able to safely click that spoiler. <neg>

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Post by FogOnTheRhine » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:55 pm

Happens about 4 episodes in so not too bad!

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Re: House of Cards

Post by Cal » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:52 pm

Yeah, I can confirm that something definitely happens around then. But I've got work in the morning... <neg>

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:41 am

Series 1 of this was brilliant, Series 2 was alright, Series 3 was appallingly bad, Series 4 and it's getting back to its best.
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Re: House of Cards

Post by Devlin » Tue May 16, 2017 5:47 pm

This is a very strong series. I like how the wife dresses the protagonist. Especially her shoes, we found with his wife many interesting options here We are looking forward to new episodes.

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