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Old 02-03-13, 12:49 PM
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re: House of Cards (Netflix) - Season 1 Discussion Thread - Available 2/1/13

I remember now...it was Sherlock.
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapter 2-3" -- On Netflix

I might have missed it, but how long are these episodes? Assuming their either a full hour or approx. 45mins.
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapter 2-3" -- On Netflix

They are in between 50-60 minutes in most cases...

On episode 10, really good show... It caught me off guard...Kate Mara is always nice to look at too
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapter 2-3" -- On Netflix

Loved the eulogy scene in episode 3. I was floored.

I'm on the final episode now.

My favorite quote is:

"Proximity to power dilutes some into believing they wield it."
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapter 2-3" -- On Netflix

Shall I just go ahead and do the 3 at a time threads for the rest of the seeason?

Seems like some of you are actually finishing the season this weekend?

Edit: Threads for the entire season are now done.

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Old 02-03-13, 02:32 PM
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re: House of Cards (Netflix) - Season 1 Discussion Thread - Available 2/1/13

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This is a great show but my question is because it's not a network or cable show will it be eligible for awards like Emmy's?
They would have to change their current rules. It's more likely than not that Netflix will find someone to run it on their Network later this year to make it eligible.
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House of Cards -- "Chapters 4-6" -- On Netflix

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Trailer:

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856010/

Synopsis:


Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”) and Corey Stoll (“Midnight in Paris”) costar in the first original series from David Fincher (“The Social Network”) and Beau Willimon (“The Ides of March”).

Chapter 4
Francis shakes down the Congressional leadership. Peter Russo must choose between politics and family.

Chapter 5
Francis's fight over the Education Bill threatens Claire's own ambitions. Zoe mixes work and play.

Chapter 6
Francis strikes back at the striking teachers. Claire is caught off guard by a deathbed confession.
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House of Cards -- "Chapters 7-10" -- On Netflix

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Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”) and Corey Stoll (“Midnight in Paris”) costar in the first original series from David Fincher (“The Social Network”) and Beau Willimon (“The Ides of March”).

Chapter 7
Francis wins a major battle, but doesn't pause to rest on his laurels. Peter must face his past. Stamper hushes a secret.

Chapter 8
Francis is honored at his alma mater, while Peter returns to Philly. Both men tackle unfinished business.

Chapter 9
Russo hits the road with V.P. Matthews. Francis and Stamper try to whip support in Congress. Claire looks out for herself.

Chapter 10
Rebellion on all fronts. Claire defies Francis, Zoe finds comfort in someone new, and Peter makes an ultimatum.
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House of Cards -- "Chapters 11-13" -- On Netflix

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Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”) and Corey Stoll (“Midnight in Paris”) costar in the first original series from David Fincher (“The Social Network”) and Beau Willimon (“The Ides of March”).

Chapter 11
Claire fuels an old flame. Peter wrestles with his demons. Francis crosses the point of no return.

Chapter 12
Francis must make an unforeseen detour. Zoe, Lucas and Janine get closer to the truth.

Chapter 13 (Season Finale)
Francis scrambles to keep his plan on track. Claire is haunted by choices old and new. Zoe poses a serious threat.


This was renewed for a 13 episode 2nd season FYI.


Okay, since some of you can't wait. There are now threads for the entire season. Have at it!!
Old 02-03-13, 02:43 PM
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapter 2-3" -- On Netflix

That's gotta be "deludes" not "dilutes", no?
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapters 11-13" -- On Netflix

Great series, it was already common knowledge that this was already going to be at least two seasons based on reports of the 100 million financial commitment Netflix put into it being for two seasons

Didn't think I'd rush through them as fast as I did, looking forward to season two in a year
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapter 2-3" -- On Netflix

Show is starting to grow on me. I wasn't too impressed with the first episode, but by the third one I've really gotten into the characters and what's going on. Also helped that the third had more humor than the first two.
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapters 11-13" -- On Netflix

Yep, it was a helluva show. Finished it up this morning and am already going through the withdrawal for season 2.
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapters 11-13" -- On Netflix

Maybe it was because it was the marathon aspect of watching it (I did 1-3 Friday and 4-13 on Saturday), but I found the last two episodes to be kind of weak/slow being that it was mostly people tracking down/figuring out things we already knew and the VP musical chairs. But still as a whole I really really liked it and can't wait for Season 2.
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapters 4-6" -- On Netflix

The guy playing Peter Russo is fantastic. You really feel for him and his dilemma.
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapters 4-6" -- On Netflix

In which episode does Kevin Spacey fawn over a PS Vita and says he needs to get one for his car?

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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapters 4-6" -- On Netflix

I want to say episode 3? Spacey's character is a gamer. Pretty neat little characteristic they created for his character.
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapters 4-6" -- On Netflix

It's Episode 4, just watched it.
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapter 2-3" -- On Netflix

One improvement over the British version is the character of the wife (Claire in the US version). In the UK series she was a stay-at-home Lady Macbeth type. Here she's given a more interesting storyline in her own right.
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Yep, it was a helluva show. Finished it up this morning and am already going through the withdrawal for season 2.
Agreed. I really enjoyed the first season. Kevin Spacey was phenomenal.
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapters 7-10" -- On Netflix

"I'm not going to lie I despise children. There I said it"

Probably my favorite line on the show.
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re: House of Cards (Netflix) - Season 1 Discussion Thread - Available 2/1/13

Really enjoyed this episode, but wow. Being in D.C. it's hard not to laugh at the fucking "Washington Herald" as a replacement for the Post. Looking forward to seeing some more familiar locations.

On to the next episode!
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re: House of Cards (Netflix) - Season 1 Discussion Thread - Available 2/1/13

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Really enjoyed this episode, but wow. Being in D.C. it's hard not to laugh at the fucking "Washington Herald" as a replacement for the Post. Looking forward to seeing some more familiar locations.

On to the next episode!
Yeah why use a fake newspaper when they were allowed to use CNN?

I've seen shows do some ridiculous fake TV networks like ZNN or something like that.
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Re: House of Cards -- "Chapter 2-3" -- On Netflix

Wait. Who exactly sent Zoe that picture in the premiere? They were just showing her it because they thought Underwood was checking her out, right? But even so, couldn't that person put two and two together and figure out who her source is?
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re: House of Cards (Netflix) - Season 1 Discussion Thread - Available 2/1/13

Think I'm gonna wait for blu-rays - looked like shit on my end - something was off with both the AR and frame-rate, made it hard to watch. But then all my streaming services suck since my ISP (AT&T) sucks.

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