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    House of Cards

    Has anyone else been watching this? I'm just about to finish season one as I have one episode left then I might go on a season two binge.

    It's a Netflix original series that is a remake of the 1990 BBC House of Cards. It follows Kevin Spacey as a ruthless US Congressman who will stop at nothing to get what he wants after not been given what he was promised, Secretary of State.

    Netflix have done amazingly well at creating a brilliant series, better than something most major channels put out. The writing is brilliant and grips you right away. I love the little bits of dialogue between Frank and the camera always keeping you in the loop.

    I wasn't a fan of political dramas before but now I am. I might watch The West Wing soon.

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    This is an awesome show. I saw season one last year. I love the writing because you can root for the bad guy one episode, and hate him in the next. If you like political shows, I highly recommend watching the Newsroom.

    And True Detective. That's not political, it's just $#@!in' awesome.


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    My second favorite show of all time, behind Game of Thrones.




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    I only watched the first couple of episodes then forgot about it (my bad)
    Spacey is great as FU but he isnt as great as Richardson.
    So It should be good its got the guy that wrote the books Michael Dobbs (who is a politician) although not sure how much input he has because he will not know great deal about American politics.
    I bet you Americans can see similarities with what is going on for real in American politics. Also 20 years later long after the show has ended the same themes and problems will apply.

    Season 1 is already about 3 times the length of the original run on the BBC.
    Last edited by keefy; 02-16-2014 at 03:34.

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    Yeah started and finished season 1 last month and loved it. Only one episode into season 2, but will get further tomorrow probably.

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    Season 2 is good. As for political shows, The Newsroom is second to none.

    As of what is currently running, True Detective just hit Breaking Bad level.

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    Finished season 2, holy $#@!, cannot wait for the next season! That's gonna be really exciting. I hope he turns democracy into an empire by the end of this series.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebowski View Post
    Finished season 2, holy $#@!, cannot wait for the next season! That's gonna be really exciting. I hope he turns democracy into an empire by the end of this series.
    Haha imagine the kind of maneuvering he would have to pull off to accomplish that. Already can't wait for season 3.




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    I've only watched one episode of season 2. Unfortunately the other half can't do marathon viewing sessions 😡 loved the end scene talking to the mirror though. In Frank we trust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebowski View Post
    Finished season 2, holy $#@!, cannot wait for the next season! That's gonna be really exciting. I hope he turns democracy into an empire by the end of this series.
    i hope he gets caught by the anarchist nerd guy and his life goes to $#@!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bru_sek View Post
    i hope he gets caught by the anarchist nerd guy and his life goes to $#@!!
    IT will. And he will be executed.

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    ive heard so many good things about this and im defo not one for politics, love kevin spacey but i couldn't force myself to get through the 1st episode?

    Thanks to Final for the sick sig!

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    Stick with it 33x. It took me 3 episodes to get it but then I was hooked. Never thought I was one for Political shows but this changed my mind. Going to watch West Wing soon


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