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As I mentioned a few posts ago, Sherry and I recently started watching the series House of Cards on Netflix. It struck me last night—again—what a difficult show this is to watch, given that the protagonists are so despicable. And they can't possibly receive the comeuppance they so richly deserve—can they?

That question is the only thing that keeps me watching.

On the other hand, the show has renewed my faith in the political system. And my father was Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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sahlah
Feb. 22nd, 2015 03:27 pm (UTC)
Keep watching... that's all I can say.
patrick_vecchio
Feb. 22nd, 2015 03:46 pm (UTC)
That's all I need to hear. Thanks.
tanadariel
Feb. 22nd, 2015 05:18 pm (UTC)
I dig this show precisely because the characters are delightfully wicked and corrupt. The writers seem to like painting them into a corner to see what happens.
patrick_vecchio
Feb. 22nd, 2015 06:28 pm (UTC)
I was saying to Sherry that the show has to be written well to keep viewers' interest. It reminds me a lot of Breaking Bad in that regard.

Speaking of Breaking Bad, have you watched the spinoff/prequel Better Call Saul? I'm liking it.

I hope you're doing better and Arya is doing well, too. The new dad, too. I had Sherry read your post and she found it just as scary as I did.
tanadariel
Feb. 23rd, 2015 12:20 am (UTC)
I haven't yet caught Better Call Saul, but I've heard good things. It's on our list, anyway.

Thanks for your well wishes with Arya. We are all adjusting at this point. Our issue was that we had prepared for everything but what happened, and so we were caught very off guard. I'm still frustrated, two weeks later, that I didn't have the birth I wanted--though we did get the baby we wanted, and we are so grateful for that.
sahlah
Mar. 2nd, 2015 12:33 pm (UTC)
Updated comment...
I binge watched 11 episodes of HoC USA version over the weekend. It has clearly been re-written for Netflix. The entire three book series - House of Cards, To Play the King and The Final Cut were only 12 episodes in the UK.

They all meet very Shakespearian ends in the original. The story arc is very different with the Netflix version. Hard not to be when the current version is more than three times as long as the original story.

Like you - I will have to keep watching to see how this very different version turns out.

patrick_vecchio
Mar. 3rd, 2015 01:37 am (UTC)
Re: Updated comment...
The third season shows went up on Netflix last Friday. We're about seven episodes in. I have been doing a lot of cackling so far.
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