House of Cards - new season released on Friday! / Other good series

House of Cards - new season released on Friday! / Other good series

Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

February 25th, 2015, 6:53 pm #1

Is anyone else hooked on this Netflix series?  It will be interesting to see if I can stretch the season out for at least a few days.  
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Joined: February 28th, 2008, 5:45 pm

February 25th, 2015, 7:04 pm #2

The show is great. Kevin spacey plays an awesome role. Even though the story line is s little over the top it is intriguing.
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

February 25th, 2015, 7:11 pm #3

He is great in that role.  It is definitely over-the-top in an entertaining way.  I screamed out loud during the season opener for season 2...just didn't see it coming!  There isn't a whole  lot that I like on TV but this is one series where I just count down the days for the next season.
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Joined: February 28th, 2008, 5:45 pm

February 25th, 2015, 8:37 pm #4

Check out breaking bad. Disturbing to watch sometimes but another great story.
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Joined: September 1st, 2012, 8:06 am

February 25th, 2015, 8:40 pm #5

House...
Breaking Bad.
The Americans.
Justified.
Better Call Saul.
Alpha House.

SO much good TV (on cable) today....
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Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

February 25th, 2015, 9:00 pm #6

Now this is TV:
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

March 4th, 2016, 8:59 am #7

Today is the day.  May the binge begin!
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Joined: March 25th, 2011, 10:26 am

March 4th, 2016, 9:46 am #8

I love House of Cards, just finished catching up on Newsroom, have watched all of Nurse Jackie, Dexter, Orange is the New Black, and the first season of the one with the bearded judge whose son was in a coma (obviously can't remember the name of it!)

It's a great pastime while home patients are napping.
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

March 5th, 2016, 4:44 pm #9

I think Robin Wright is a fantastic actress. As Frank Underwood's wife, she walks a fine line between cool detachment and ballsy babe with a motivational whip. 26 years ago, she was in the movie State of Grace with Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Ed Harris and John Turturro. A brilliant but extremely violent flick. She and Sean Penn eventually married, but were divorced four years later.
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

March 5th, 2016, 5:16 pm #10

Robin Wright plays that part very well. I really liked Kate Mara (played Zoe) who they killed off in Season 2 in the shocking scene that made me scream.  I saw her this year in The Martian so I guess she's feeling better. 

I fell asleep during Season 4's third episode last night so I will pick up again tonight. 
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

March 5th, 2016, 5:45 pm #11

I couldn't believe Kate Mara's character was killed off either. She was a live wire who brought a very vivid character to life in the series.

I haven't been watching House of Cards lately. Too busy with Euro series like The Bridge, Shetland, Trapped and The Returned. Swedish, Scottish, Icelandic and French respectively.
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

March 5th, 2016, 5:57 pm #12

brain...where do you watch those? Also...are there any Finnish series?
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Joined: September 1st, 2012, 8:06 am

March 6th, 2016, 8:10 am #13

I would imagine Hulu, Netflix...or even via a proxy server, Karly. It's how I watch all those shows!
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

March 6th, 2016, 8:13 am #14

OK thanks.  I watch House of Cards on Netflix but hadn't looked around for much else there except movies.  I should find a good series that isn't about politics!
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

March 6th, 2016, 9:50 am #15

I "watched" a couple of episodes of "Madventure" (on YouTube) mostly to compare what a Finnish TV production looks like. It's a travel show more or less - two guys in their 30's being goofy around the world.

The 4 episodes about the USA began with sitting in lawn chairs drinking cans of Bud on a hill overlooking roof tops in suburban L.A. - the two guys they visited were pretty drunk and wildly aiming their hand guns.

Although I don't understand Finnish it didn't matter - images were enough.
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

March 6th, 2016, 9:52 am #16

Doesn't sound like a show that would interest me, Leland.
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

March 6th, 2016, 2:35 pm #17

Me neither. Extreme, shock backpacking, low budget the "Madventures" series still got 4.0/5.0 and 4.5/5.0 by IMDb.

Although we should be viewing/reading travelogues of points of interest post January 20, 2017, "Madventures" isn't the one.
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

March 6th, 2016, 4:51 pm #18

If you want to watch European series, you have to hack them into your life. I do not condone the breaking of so-called civil laws, but these days it depends on the situation you find yourself currently engaged in, hopefully with abandon.
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

March 9th, 2016, 1:37 pm #19

The Guardian has a spot-on piece about Trapped, the Icelandic series that has caught so many viewers in its web of intrigue and dread. Richly-drawn characters abound as an isolated, weather-beaten town struggles to come to terms with multiple traumatic incidents, past and present.

I wish an American network would carry shows like this, but you rarely see subtitled series in this country.
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Joined: April 27th, 2011, 4:12 pm

March 9th, 2016, 9:57 pm #20

Some of the best movies I've seen in a while have been international films on Netflix. Leviathan is a great Russian flick available right now. For something out of Scandinavia, check out the movie Trollhunter and the tv series Lillyhammer. How about a French war movie? Intimate enemies was terrific. On the home front, The Leftovers takes the cake for best series ever on HBO in my opinion.
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