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Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.


Shoving the secretary while she was in a blindspot so closely paralleled what he did to Zoe Barnes that I'm surprised Hammerschmidt didn't note the similarities, since he seemed so keen to talk poo poo about the President every other chance he got.

For all the problems with this season, I did think that slow zoom in on Hammerschmidt after Frank resigns was really good. That slow realization that something wasn't right and the niggling suspicion he might have been played was well conveyed I thought.

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King of Foolians
Mar 16, 2006
Long live the King!

What was up with the scene with Tom in socks? Was it supposed to demonstrate that he had become to comfortable and casual in the White House and had to go? It was such a bizarre character moment.

PostNouveau
Sep 3, 2011

VY till I die

I swear there was a moment in the early seasons where Frank had a real fiery rant about how the real power was in government, not the private sector. Maybe during the teachers' union stuff?

QuoProQuid
Jan 12, 2012


PostNouveau posted:

I swear there was a moment in the early seasons where Frank had a real fiery rant about how the real power was in government, not the private sector. Maybe during the teachers' union stuff?

Do you mean?

quote:

Francis Underwood: Such a waste of talent. He chose money over power. In this town, a mistake nearly everyone makes. Money is the McMansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I cannot respect someone who doesn't see the difference.

It is from Episode 2 after Remy tries to convince Frank to join him in the private sector.

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Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


I just realized that Tom Yates should have been played by Cary Elwes.

Or better yet, Elwes could have been that photographer from season 1.

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.


QuoProQuid posted:

Do you mean?


It is from Episode 2 after Remy tries to convince Frank to join him in the private sector.

Maybe he's going to do a double reverse petard hoist in season six and trick some CEOs, murder a couple CFOs, etc. when he doesn't get the private sector position he wants and then suddently become appointed Secretary of State, the position he wanted after all.

GigaPeon
Apr 29, 2003

Go, man, go!

doctorfrog posted:

Maybe he's going to do a double reverse petard hoist in season six and trick some CEOs, murder a couple CFOs, etc. when he doesn't get the private sector position he wants and then suddently become appointed Secretary of State, the position he wanted after all.

Ok, if that's the series finale I will stand up and clap.

3Romeo
Mar 23, 2007

Whatever fucking exists, he said. Whatever in creation exists without my fucking knowledge exists without my fucking consent.

Pillbug

The first two seasons are an above-average political thriller (with a good endpoint, to boot). Since then it's more of a political soap opera that I don't care for much.

anyway thats my two cents thanks for readin

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004

"Why is it blue?"
"It's always blue."


Finally watching through this season and my favourite moment so far is when Claire totally owns that Donald guy and he responds with "I just realised your initials are missing an N and a T" talk about the most weaksauce burn of all time

Delivery McGee
Oct 8, 2004

Bad Angus! Bad!

Rupert Buttermilk posted:

I just realized that Tom Yates should have been played by Cary Elwes.

Or better yet, Elwes could have been that photographer from season 1.

YES

Also Claire kinda telegraphed the breaking of the fourth wall, she turned and smiled at the camera when Frank launched off on a monologue at a few points before she spoke to us.

But oh poo poo that moment when she's walking across the frame and stops, turns her head to spike the lens, and says something like "Oh, it's you. I know you're there, I just don't like you." And now it's her turn? Frank likes to chew the scenery for us, Claire hates us. She's gonna make Frank look like a saint by comparison. Since she's probably gonna appoint the Steve Jobs knockoff VP and Doug Stamper is martyring himself for the Underwoods' crimes, she should hire Mal Tucker as her enforcer. Capaldi ain't The Doctor anymore, he has the time.


Escobarbarian posted:

Finally watching through this season and my favourite moment so far is when Claire totally owns that Donald guy and he responds with "I just realised your initials are missing an N and a T" talk about the most weaksauce burn of all time
Not the best burn, but ... not like he was wrong. She is now queen stinkyhole of bitch mountain and has learned from her husband's mistakes. Either they both burn, or she burns him and becomes Josephine Stalin.

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Khablam
Mar 29, 2012

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.



I'm glad one person liked the season.

Anals of History
Jul 29, 2003



Just finished. I agree that it's more political soap opera, verging on political Doctor Who, and that it didn't live up to the promise of "We make the terror." I'll keep watching it, though, because I have a trash palette for TV and this still helps me shut off. Think all of these thoughts have been written before, but gently caress it:

- I laughed hard at Frank loving the avatar of his Civil War ancestor / fellow action figure enthusiast / lovely godawful personal trainer. It was so perfectly awful.
- For all the scene-chewing that Spacey does, I still love how Claire's actress makes Claire positively inhuman.
- Reporters feed at the trough every time someone leaves or pops up in Trump's cabinet and/or inner circle. They're seriously not going to notice that everyone around the Underwoods winds up with a case of untimely, suspicious death?
- Someone is going to have to explain "I gently caress you because I hate you" to me. It would make sense to me if she was dosing Doug with poison on the regular or something. Grudgefucking just doesn't seem to bridge the logical and emotional gap.
- Claire dunking on Blythe was great.
- I didn't enjoy anything involving Seth or the new deputy press secretary.
- Like others, Yates scenes were insta-fast forward for me. He just became bolt-on humanity to Claire, which was already done with her mom. You already knew how this was going to go.
- Yates would've pissed and poo poo on that carpet shortly after expiring. It's not enough that you left a dead body, you wrecked that carpet, too.

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King of Foolians
Mar 16, 2006
Long live the King!

Delivery McGee posted:


Also Claire kinda telegraphed the breaking of the fourth wall, she turned and smiled at the camera when Frank launched off on a monologue at a few points before she spoke to us.


She actually telegraphed it at the last scene in Season 4 when Frank breaks the fourth wall and she looks at him before they both look right at the camera and then the season ends.

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