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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:11 PM

Kevin Spacey on House of Cards...

breaks the theater's fourth wall, speaks to the audience directly, and describes his motivations for what he is about to do.

Imagine if that happened for real:

Senator Graham: turns to the audience and says: "I don't care about no Ben gayzee, I am scared shitless about some Tea Party rube stealing my job in a primary."

Old man McCain: turns to the audience and says: "I am still pissed about 2008, and I will run as long as my wife's beer money will keep me in office. Oh, and screw you."

Shrub: turns to the audience and says: "Yeah I whiffed on that 9/11 thing because I had to stay up past 9:00 pm some nights, I didn't have my travel pillow, briefings cut into my bush cutting time, and I was worried about that bag of pretzels attacking me. Oh, yeah, Big Laden was a Clinton priority so I didn't give a rat's ass about it."

Cheney: turns to the audience and says. "I got multiple draft deferments, a new heart, got to be President, outed a CIA agent, and got away with it free and clear. Oh, by the way, sure my Halliburton stock was in a (wink) blind trust."

Seamus the Dog: turns to the audience and says: "Dirtying my dog carrier will not be the only thing I shit on. Hey Mitt how do you like me now?"

President Obama: turns to the audience and says: Watch me win the election in two words "Please proceed."

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:22 PM

1. I am trying to like this show but

I just started watching the first season and I find it to be a little boring.

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Response to William769 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:29 PM

3. Dang, I love it. I watched 4 episodes just last night.

Totally addicted and want to slow it down so it doesn't end too soon.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:30 PM

5. I have only gotten to two episodes so far.

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Response to William769 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:31 PM

6. If it hasn't grabbed you yet, then it's probably not for you.

It had me immediately.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:34 PM

8. After watching "Scandal" which is fast paced (which I tend to like fast paced).

"Scandal" had me the first episode.

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Response to William769 (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:36 PM

10. I like it just fast paced enough for me to keep up, lol.

Haven't watched Scandal, but I don't really watch commercial TV.

Just started "Breaking Bad" which I really like, though.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:38 PM

11. Thank god for TIVO!

I don't do commercials.

P.S. If you have Netflix (they have it also).

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Response to cbayer (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:14 PM

12. Scandal isn't as good as House of Cards.

 

Network TV can't be as gritty or as brutal as cable or now Netflix. This and Homeland are making me realize I've been missing a lot by sticking with what's offered via basic cable.

I'm hooked. Watching it now.

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Response to dkf (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:18 PM

14. I really like the grit and the places this show can go that network tv never will.

Totally hooked.

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Response to William769 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:33 PM

7. I'm just starting it too.

I fell asleep three different nights trying to watch episode 1. Lol. I finally started a little earlier and watched all the way through plus most of episode 2. I'm not judging quite yet.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:35 PM

9. I am going to give it a couple more episodes before I decide to watch further or not.

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Response to William769 (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:18 PM

13. I'm so appalled I can't help but watch.

 

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Response to William769 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:07 PM

17. Have you seen the BBC original?

Much more of an edge, much better villain.

However, having seen the BBC version, I enjoyed comparing and contrasting the current version.
they are talking about Season 2 now..
I dunno....maybe best to quit while they are ahead
but
OTOH...an evil VP.....hmmm....I wonder who they will model???

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:27 PM

2. Put it on regular tv and I'll watch it

I don't do the Netflix.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:30 PM

4. That's one of the aspects of the show I love and would love to see it in real politics.

We all know what they are thinking but not saying out loud.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:40 PM

15. Watched 4 episodes yesterday.

It's quite good. I was a big fan of the original British version. The asides were done in that one as well, interesting device.

The frightening thing is that this is probably pretty much how politics work.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:35 PM

16. IF the baggers were as diabolical as the Spacey character we would be much worse trouble

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:16 PM

18. the Tea Baggers will need better writers then....

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