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post #181 of 249 Old 05-24-2014, 12:46 AM
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Spacey used the "I couldn't possibly comment" line a few times in the first season, but he dropped it in a hurry.
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I caught season one of the BBC series and thought in lacked subtlety and sophistication compared to the American version. I'm guessing since it was made in a different era but more so based on the different format they had much less time to flush out the various story arcs.

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The Final Cut was more heavily influenced by Americans than House of Cards and To Play The King were, but I'd still rank it above the remake. Kevin Spacey doesn't hold a candle to Ian Richardson, at least in their respective roles for these series.
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A good example for me is their marriage. In the American version they developed their personalities to the point you understand their relationship. I loved Ian Richardson in Dark City however with the material being so different I can't really compare the roles or actors. Dark City poster from outside my dedicated room with a little help from Picasa...

 

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The term "Netflix Original Series" is a production credit. It means Netflix produced this content, and also happen to be distributing the content. This version of House of Cards did not appear anywhere else before appearing on Netflix, and currently is only available on Netflix.

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"The bigger (but smallish) point here is that even though this is a series commissioned for and funded by Netflix, it still isn’t Netflix’s series.
Netflix’s money bought it an exclusive first “window” to stream the show. But Media Rights Capital, which actually produced the show, has the rights to sell it in other venues; Sony is handling distribution duties in the U.S. and abroad."

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Done with disc one of season one now on to disc two...season 2 will be on bluray in the middle of June...
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A good example for me is their marriage. In the American version they developed their personalities to the point you understand their relationship.

It's true that Elizabeth wasn't very well developed in the UK version, but I have mixed feelings regarding Claire. Her role in the first season didn't make sense to me, as it had little to do with what Underwood (the focus of the show) was doing. It was almost like having two different shows playing at the same time, and her role felt largely unnecessary and forced to me (and also somewhat nonsensical, since we were supposed to believe that someone so "evil" would be involved in a non-profit organisation). The second season largely fixed those problems and brought both Frank's and Claire's storylines together in a way that felt more natural and enhanced the overall narrative structure of the season.
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Her role in the first season didn't make sense to me, as it had little to do with what Underwood (the focus of the show) was doing. It was almost like having two different shows playing at the same time, and her role felt largely unnecessary and forced to me (and also somewhat nonsensical, since we were supposed to believe that someone so "evil" would be involved in a non-profit organisation). The second season largely fixed those problems and brought both Frank's and Claire's storylines together in a way that felt more natural and enhanced the overall narrative structure of the season.

 

During the first season they showed how independent they were through their marriage having their own agenda to the point of being detrimental to each other. The second season didn't fix anything rather it forced them to work closer together because of several circumstances.

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Season 3 trailer

Premiering Friday, February 27, 2015
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We were one of those late to the game on this show. But I must say it has been the best thing on TV. We just finished watching season 2 just before Christmas. Now we're ready for season 3.
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I hope season 3 is better than season 2 and more like season 1. I found season 2 to be not only predictable but really far fetched. I love the characters but the story line was poor.

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They got greedy. If I remember right, initially the show was going to be 1 season and that was it. However, due to the wonderful critical reviews, awards etc they decided to make a season 2. Season 2 was ok.
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I recall season 2 being better. Season 1 was too disjointed with Frank and Claire both doing their own things most of the time. It felt almost like watching two separate shows at once.
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House of Cards season 3 is live on NetFlix! (Report, haven't seen it personally.)
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Maybe it's a bug? It wasn't supposed to come out until the 27th, but for some reason it's available today.
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Maybe it's a bug? It wasn't supposed to come out until the 27th, but for some reason it's available today.
sure isn't available for me at least not till the 27th
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sure isn't available for me at least not till the 27th
Just checked and I'm not getting it either.

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This is Washington. There's always a leak. All 13 episodes will launch February 27.
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netflix

is house of cards season 3 starting tomorrow nite or is there going to be a holdup.
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It launches on Friday at midnight as originally scheduled.
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It launches on Friday at midnight as originally scheduled.
Many “House of Cards” fans on the east coast are under the incorrect impression that the new season will be available for streaming at midnight. However, Season 3 goes live at 12 a.m. PST, which means east coast viewers must wait until 3 a.m. EST to hit play on the new season premiere. Viewers in the Central Standard Time zone – CST – must wait until 2 a.m., while viewers in Mountain Standard Time areas – MST -- must wait until 1 a.m. Only lucky fans on the west coast will be good to go when the clock strikes midnight.
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I just watched the first four episodes of Season 3. Francis Underwood is back in full form. My word, he is surrounded by enemies, and still courageous. He is easily the match of any of his opponents, but he really has no friends, and even his wife has her own agenda. How long he can hold back the tide of enemies by himself is the question.

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This show is slipping, it seems Frank can't see what's around the corner, every move he makes was already anticipated. Also the side characters are not very strong from previous seasons, they all just cruising by it seems, exception of Dunbar the solicitor. Remy is especially "weak" here, and
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I'm so excited about season three.

My wife and I love the show - and both agree that season two was, well... meh. Good, yes. But compared to the first season? It lacked character development and excitement.

The trailer for season three got us into it again - despite the annoying techno/rave song in the background.

Binge watching starts in 3...2...1...
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Nine episodes into Season 3 now. The politics is more intense than ever. The stage is larger and the international intrigue more intense. Francis has been pushed to the edge, and is on the verge of losing everything.

Character development continues. For the first time, the Underwoods oppose one another. The general story arc is the same as the British miniseries, the necessary changes to adapt the story to American government are improvements over the original. it could hardly be otherwise, considering that so many of the people involved worked on both the British and American versions. One wonders if they will do an Australian version next.

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Damn! Now have to wait till Season 4. Nice cliff hanger compared to the first two seasons.

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I was expecting a different cliffhanger not the one we had which was inevitable as far as where the writers were taking us, way too much family feud compared to the previous seasons, but still looking forward to season 4.

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Many “House of Cards” fans on the east coast are under the incorrect impression that the new season will be available for streaming at midnight. However, Season 3 goes live at 12 a.m. PST, which means east coast viewers must wait until 3 a.m. EST to hit play on the new season premiere. Viewers in the Central Standard Time zone – CST – must wait until 2 a.m., while viewers in Mountain Standard Time areas – MST -- must wait until 1 a.m. Only lucky fans on the west coast will be good to go when the clock strikes midnight.
Since it is a Netflix streaming show did people really stay up till early Saturday A.M. to start watching it? Why?

One can go to sleep and then wake up and watch it any time they want. That's the beauty of streaming video.

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Since it is a Netflix streaming show did people really stay up till early Saturday A.M. to start watching it? Why?
Actually it started after midnight of Thursday or early Friday morning, I happened to be up as I'm a midnight owl and watched the first 4 episodes, then I went to work. I guess some people were eager to watch this as soon it was out regardless of it's later availability. It's no different than a midnight screening of a new film.

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I watched the first two episodes on Saturday night and so far so good. For the first two seasons, I didn't get into HoC until late May/early June after most of my broadcast shows had ended for the year. I'm not a big fan of political dramas in general, but I can see how this show can be addictive for someone who wants to catch all 13 episodes on the first day. I actually stayed up "past my bedtime" to squeeze in the second episode last night.
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