OT-House of Cards Season 2 Up on Netflix

Submitted by West German Judge on February 14th, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Brilliant timing for people that have no Valentine's Day plans! Or...those that do and have an awesome significant other willing to marathon a bad-ass show with them!

The show stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Kate Mara and made history as the first non-TV network show to win an Emmy with David Fincher winning for Best Directing.  

I'm going to embed the following videos in a post below:
Season 1 trailer
Season 1 recap
Season 2 trailer

Comments

joeyb

February 14th, 2014 at 1:41 PM ^

Agreed. Most of the time, this just comes out by the character telling another character his plans. They just decided to skip that part of it and talk straight to the audience. It makes him seem like a much more despicable character than if he was just telling his wife or his assistant his plans all of the time.

SAvoodoo

February 14th, 2014 at 11:41 AM ^

Most people I know are super excited for this but I couldn't get into it. Without giving anything away I'll just say I spent most of the first season irritated with some of the characters based on choices they made which seemed counter to previous character traits.

gmoney41

February 14th, 2014 at 11:50 AM ^

Winning an Emmy doesn't really mean a whole lot in my book, more of a popularity contest.  David Fincher is pretty overrated in my book.  I enjoyed Seven, The Game and Fight Club, but didn't think any of those movies are as great as people make them out to be.  House of Cards fits the Fincher mold for me.  Enjoyable, but nothing incredible.  I'll probably pass on the second seaon.

gmoney41

February 14th, 2014 at 12:26 PM ^

Sorry mgodouche, David Fincher is just not for me, and yes his movies in my opinoin are overrated.  I didn't even say I hated house of cards,  it's just not my cup of tea.  The Emmy's are a popularity contest, and if not holding an Emmy winning show in high esteem makes me a hipster, then I guess that's what I am.   Thanks for inevitably proving that in every thread on this site there is a douchbag that gets butthurt when someone else shares a different opinion than them.

PizzaHaus

February 14th, 2014 at 12:42 PM ^

wow, I can't say I was expecting so much fury. I'm sorry you can't take any ball-busting without throwing a hissy fit - I got a good chuckle out of the typical "this is popular and thus I'm too cool for it" thing.

try not to have an rage-induced anuerism about the internet on valentine's day, I'm sure the significant other you totally have would be sad to see you go 

VectorVictor05

February 14th, 2014 at 12:19 PM ^

Boardwalk pretty much lost me when they killed off Jimmy Darmody (although I have been paying some attention since).  I think the only reason House of Cards can move on more effectively than Boardwalk is because its main character is much more compelling and entertaining than Nucky Thomspon.

pinkfloyd2000

February 14th, 2014 at 1:07 PM ^

Last season of Boardwalk was the best season of the entire series, IMO. Absolutely amazing. Eli Thompson is the real star here, and the way he, Chalky and Richard ended up by the finale, well...no spoilers here, but it was masterfully done.

I about abandoned this show the previous season (the horribly-conceived "Gyp Rosetti" storyline), but I'm glad I stuck with it.

House of Cards is great, and I do enjoy it...but my two cents is that True Detective is the greatest show currently on TV. Episode 4 of this season (the one that aired last Sunday) should win every award that it will inevitably be nominated for.

pinkfloyd2000

February 14th, 2014 at 3:54 PM ^

In fact, your quote --  "that might have been the best hour of TV I've ever watched" -- I said that verbatim to several friends of mine on the Monday following the airing.

Consider this: due to the structure of the show, you KNOW that Rust makes it through the gun fight/chase alive, because of the "modern day" interviews taking place...but that scene STILL manages to hold you in suspense, and I found myself wondering several times, "Is he going to make it?" The six minute, continuous tracking shot is just a masterpiece of direction and filming.

In fact...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/13/true-detective-6-minute-contin…

 

 

 

West German Judge

February 14th, 2014 at 1:05 PM ^

That definitely had me scratching my head.  I've noticed that adding a flair of bisexuality/homosexuality is often used to make screen villains more ~complex~ and ~deep~ but it really just confuses the viewer.

Then again, everything is about sex and sex is about power, amirite? Maybe Frank's relationship with his classmate was the only one without a power dynamic.

joeyb

February 14th, 2014 at 1:46 PM ^

I remember them talking but I don't remember the details of that conversation. I need to go back and rewatch season 1 before I get into season 2 (my wife and I always go through all of the episodes of GoT before the season starts too).

It seems to me, though, that the relationship with his friend might have been about having power and control over him.

7words

February 14th, 2014 at 6:27 PM ^

I've been looking forward to this.  Think i'll rewatch most of Season 1 this weekend to refresh my memory and then tackle Season 2 next week.   Anyone else find Robin Wright very appealing?  I hadn't seen her in anything in a while, but i gotta says she's getting it done for a 47 year old.