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Old 03-05-2015, 07:24 AM   #61
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Democratic primates...

THERE's a show I will watch.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:45 AM   #62
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:46 AM   #63
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Would my GF be ok if she started watching at S3 or should we re-watch the 1st 2 seasons?
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:22 PM   #64
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Ya probably. Although she'll have no backstory on one storyline in particular which you could probably explain to her. There is some other small things you might have to explain.

But really there is no connection to the past two seasons other than the storyline I mentioned because it picks up 6 months into Frank's presidency
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To that end, the Frank character is very different this season. Not nearly as 'successful' in his diabolical ways, and seemed (to me at least), a shadow of his former self in that regard.

So she wouldn't exactly see the full scope of what makes that character so damn awesome.
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:47 PM   #66
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cool, thanks guys
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:38 PM   #67
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Frank Underwood is basically a cartoon villain whose only motivation is power for power's sake. After three seasons I still don't understand why he is what he is, or why he cares enough about anything to want to be president. This is the main reason this show is a big step below every other anti-hero cable show, like Breaking Bad and The Sopranos.
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:49 PM   #68
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Frank Underwood is basically a cartoon villain whose only motivation is power for power's sake. After three seasons I still don't understand why he is what he is, or why he cares enough about anything to want to be president. This is the main reason this show is a big step below every other anti-hero cable show, like Breaking Bad and The Sopranos.
Well then you weren't paying attention to Season 3.
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:22 PM   #69
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Yeah, you're kidding, right Tomacco? He wants to be remembered and have a lasting legacy as the freaking President of the United States. Which he displayed by pushing his America Works program so that he could push for reelection instead of being a "placeholder" president.

I think his motivations are very clear.
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:28 PM   #70
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Yeah, you're kidding, right Tomacco? He wants to be remembered and have a lasting legacy as the freaking President of the United States. Which he displayed by pushing his America Works program so that he could push for reelection instead of being a "placeholder" president.

I think his motivations are very clear.
Maybe it's because the character is the way he is, but that sounds like something he would say, and I don't trust that. The show wants you to think that. I feel like I wouldn't be surprised if he turned into a Bond villain next year. He's a ridiculous character, pissing on graves and breaking Jesus statues. Some heavy-handed crap there. I actually find myself caring way more about Claire. At least she's having a moment of sympathetic clarity.
I just don't think Frank comes across as a relatable or sympathetic character and it's hard to give a shit about a protagonist who's unsympathetic for three seasons. Even Tony Soprano, who murdered way more people than Frank Underwood, shows humanity and sympathy more.

And America Works is a cartoonish idea and plot to begin with. It's all stupidly simplified and cartoony. That being said, I do enjoy the show. But I treat it like borderline trash TV. It doesn't have to really be realistic or make sense as long as it's dramatic.
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Maybe it's because the character is the way he is, but that sounds like something he would say, and I don't trust that. The show wants you to think that. I feel like I wouldn't be surprised if he turned into a Bond villain next year. He's a ridiculous character, pissing on graves and breaking Jesus statues. Some heavy-handed crap there. I actually find myself caring way more about Claire. At least she's having a moment of sympathetic clarity.
I just don't think Frank comes across as a relatable or sympathetic character and it's hard to give a shit about a protagonist who's unsympathetic for three seasons. Even Tony Soprano, who murdered way more people than Frank Underwood, shows humanity and sympathy more.

And America Works is a cartoonish idea and plot to begin with. It's all stupidly simplified and cartoony. That being said, I do enjoy the show. But I treat it like borderline trash TV. It doesn't have to really be realistic or make sense as long as it's dramatic.
The Bond comments made me chuckle, I sort of agree with that actually. I like that they're really pushing the limits when it comes to Frank, I believe you're missing the point if you're trying to sympathize or relate to him. His scenes with Freddy are ones where you could experience those feelings if you'd like to, though.
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Breaking the Jesus statue was an accident after he spit on it. But come on him spitting on it was just a step above Jed Bartlet standing in a church and telling God to go to hell, then lighting up a cigarette and stomping it on the church's floor
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:25 AM   #73
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Yeah, you're kidding, right Tomacco? He wants to be remembered and have a lasting legacy as the freaking President of the United States. Which he displayed by pushing his America Works program so that he could push for reelection instead of being a "placeholder" president.

I think his motivations are very clear.
Exactly what I was gonna post.
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:48 AM   #74
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Done

It was good!

Not great though
This was my feeling towards S3 too

I was expecting a much better season, the Doug storyline dragged way too much for me

I'm a sucker for seeing what the living quarters of the White House look like, that always interests me, even though i assume it's all a guess
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Has anyone watched the new season? I think I've lost all interest, unless I hear some rave reviews.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:01 PM   #76
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Haven't started yet. I will watch it though.
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:55 PM   #77
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The show has become hilarious in its ridiculousness.

Frank goes full Bond villain this season. He even makes puns before hurting people now. And the plot barely attempts to make any sense anymore. Such a profoundly stupid show. Yet, entertaining in its sheer stupidity.
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this is how I feel about the show at this point

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Old 06-26-2017, 08:17 AM   #79
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The show has become hilarious in its ridiculousness.

Frank goes full Bond villain this season. He even makes puns before hurting people now. And the plot barely attempts to make any sense anymore. Such a profoundly stupid show. Yet, entertaining in its sheer stupidity.
Well, the last 4 or 5 episodes had parallels between what has happened with our nation (Trump) and Frank's character, so yes the show has become ridiculous. But I've read in the past that they have to always re-shoot stuff because what happens in the real world changes so quickly, and that's what they did after the election.

At this point, it's a reflection of how we live and I feel like I'm in a simulation of life watching it.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:12 AM   #80
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i haven't had a desire to watch this latest season
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