HOUSE OF CARDS IS BACK …
It’s almost time …
House of Cards – the groundbreaking Netflix original political drama – will see its much-anticipated second season dropped on the subscription-based digital content provider’s network on February 14. As with the critically acclaimed, commercially successful first season, the entire 13-episode second season will be available online all at once – which we’re sure is going to result in some serious binge-watching.
And races among the series’ most loyal fans …
We can’t say enough good things about House of Cards … even if the liberal chattering class in Washington, D.C. hates it (and whines about it).
The show is – first and foremost – spellbinding drama (hence the binge-watching).
As we noted in one write-up last year, “we never thought a political show could make Aaron Sorkin’s issues-heavy West Wing look downright campy, but that’s exactly what Kevin Spacey, Kate Mara and company have managed to do with their brooding, bare-knuckled Washington, D.C. super-drama.”
It’s seriously that good … an exquisitely crafted web of intrigue and guile that literally oozes honesty and raw emotion.
Second, House of Cards provides a rare depiction of a South Carolinian (the show’s main character, congressman Frank Underwood) who stands head and shoulders above his peers intellectually … which is how you know it’s fiction.
“Underwood – the conniving congressman portrayed with ruthless dryness and remarkable depth by two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey – is more than just an intelligent, opportunistic politician climbing the D.C. ladder,” we wrote recently of House of Cards’ lead character/ narrator. “He’s literally the Michelangelo of Machiavellianism – a relentless, eternally adaptable schemer whose field of vision includes every conceivable chess move his opponents could make against him.”
And it’s not just Underwood’s interplay with the show’s other lead characters – it’s his cutaway face-to-camera narratives that lend even greater substance to the series.
If you’ve never watched the first season of House of Cards, you might wanna get a jump on that …
In the meantime, here’s the Season 2 trailer …
Oh … and guess what: Netflix announced this week that the series has been renewed for a third season.
This is Great News! I know what I will be doing next weekend, If you have Netflix, don’t forget to check out the BBC’s House of Cards from the 90’s. You will enjoy that as well.
I thought just about everything on Netflix was from the 90’s…
You are not far from the truth
The pirate bay is stiff competition for Netflix… Blockbuster should drink hemlock.
“A squad of soldiers moved through the part adjoining the U.S. Capitol. They were grubby looking troopers, clad in jungle fatigues and “boonie hats” with wide brims turned up. Jumping a low fence, they began shouting at a group of tourists. ‘All right. Hold it. Hold it. Nobody move. Nobody move.’ Their voices were full of tension and anger. A man broke out of the crowd and started running. Several soldiers fired at once, and the man fell, clutching his stomach. Blood could be seen on the clean sidewalk. The tourists turned away in horror. ‘Get a body count,’ a soldier yelled.
“Another squad of soldiers emerged from under the Capitol steps. ‘All right. ID. ID,’ they screeched. ‘You got no ID and you VC.’ They quickly grabbed a young woman and led her away, binding here wrists behind her back and prodding her with their rifles…. They grabbed [a] young man and threw him on the ground, tying his hands behind his back. Several of the soldiers kicked him, seeming to aim for his groin.
“Then someone took out a long, thick hunting knife and lifted up the man’s shirt, holding the knife to his bare stomach, and pushed against it slightly. ‘You VC? You VC?’ The man said nothing. He was pushed to his feet and shoved down again. Then he was told to get up. This time the knife was pushed to the side of his neck, and the same question was repeated. Still no answer. The man was dragged away…. Then the soldiers left, and a smaller, less angry group of men dressed in khaki fatigues passed out leaflets to the astonished tourists.
“”A US Infantry platoon just passed through here!” the pink colored piece of paper read in big bold letters. “If you had been Vietnamese… We might have burned your house. We might have shot your dog. We might have shot you… HELP US END THE WAR BEFORE THEY TURN YOUR SON INTO A BUTCHER OR A CORPSE.”
Nice write up FITS. Glad to see you actually passionate about something, not just going through the motions, or printing the thoughts of others for pay.
To say liberals don’t like House of Cards. Is good.
To say it makes West Wing look campy is good, because it was sickeningly campy, and effeminately idealistic, in a liberal (circa 1970s) way. We know better now. They’re liars and thieves.
Intellectual Southerner…and I’m guessing Conservative…good..
You told me enough that I’ll check it out. TV is so BAD. No creativity, just tired, mostly liberal, banality…
But remember, FITS… I’l also make a judgement about your taste and intelligence as it relates your praise of House of Cards. Hope you can live w/ that…
As soon as Big(o)T sees titties in the first season he’s going to be back here telling us how we are all immoral Liberal-Tarian @!^$#^!$^ !#$^@#$^ Obamite Communists.
It’s got T!**!#$!!!!!
Yeah. And the smart guy is a democrat. That means the joke is on you.
Smart guy and Democrat shouldn’t de used in the same sentence. Direct opposite.
Is that a Palin quote, or a Gohmert quote?
Exactly…an oxymoron..like democrats, Except they are true morons.
PS: another liberal mis-conception. Conservatives believe that God made man and woman as an addition to NATURAL beauty
I’ve yet to see a person who couldn’t appreciate the NATURAL beauty of a cockroach.
It’s a good show. Looks like I’ll be losing another weekend to watch the new season. I imagine things are really going to pick up.
On a congressman’s salary, he can’t get a better toupee? Must be paying kids’ tuitions as soul-mate implied.
Oh wait, this is fiction and this guy has some wit.
The premise of the show assumes the average American gives a rat’s fanny about politics-an unwise assumption.
Alas, Mr. Dozier, that attitude that you point out explains the multitude of low information voters who are so easily manipulated by pols and pundits.
Great comment. Though to be fair, Rothbard mentions the same topic under the notion of “rational disinterest”.
The reason the Left is getting their panties all knotted up over the show is because they believe in the “good government” fairy.
Not that the most of the Republicans aren’t in the same place underneath their exterior, but it doesn’t play well with the PR/propaganda campaign.