What do people think of this Netflix only series remake. I tried to watch the UK version, but it was so horribly 80s I simply couldn’t do it. I’ve just got through 2 episodes and am on my third. It’s striking me as quite good.
February 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm
February 11, 2013 at 9:20 am
I finished it Friday (because I have no friends), and thought it ran a little long, but I really enjoyed it otherwise. Really dug on Kevin Spacey’s breaking of the 3rd wall and his relationship with his wife (though some of it I did find irritating). Zoe reminded me a bit too much of myself a couple years ago, so she was painful to watch at times, but over all I’m excited for season 2 and thought it was a great foray into serialized drama for Netflix (and with a $100million production value, that’s important). I hope to see more from them!
February 11, 2013 at 7:21 pm
I really enjoyed it. I got hooked on it right away and watching it all in a few days. It gave me something to do while I was on a mini vacation. The production value was high and I love the aesthetic that David Fincher brought to the series. Spacey and Princess Buttercup need to be handed awards for it already.
February 12, 2013 at 12:16 pm
I just finished this and like it sooo much more than the original, mostly because the dated 80s styles were just over the top in the original. The breaking of the 3rd wall wasn’t Kevin Spacey’s doing, it’s taken directly from the original 1990s production. I think Spacey did a good job of being slimey, to the point that I actually didn’t want to watch it at one point because I just felt dirty.
February 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm
I know it’s in the original, but I still like it. And to correct both of us, it’s the 4th wall. I’m worthless this week. hah.
February 14, 2013 at 5:47 pm
HA! I thought I had it wrong, but figured you had it right… Someone should do a sequel to this Set in the US about a Journalist doing asides to the camera in 3D. It would be the first world, second part, a 3D mini series breaking the fourthwall about the fifth estate.
March 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm
Can I be a douchey theater nerd for a minute? Breaking the fourth wall is used to talk the audience where the person talking knows they are in a show or a movie ( Think a cartoon character complaining about animators). What we see in House of cards is an aside or a soliloquy, where tho person talking is just relaying info about the story, the audience becomes another character. The only time in the show where it is 4th wall breaking is in the end when Francis is praying he says ” Maybe I’m talking to the wrong audience”, but that could be debatable if he knows the audience exists as a character or not.
That being said this show is awesome! The story behind them getting on Netflix is rad. The day before they where going to sign with Showtime, Netflix called and offered more money and control.
Filming starts again in April for season 2!
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