Life as a TV addict can be difficult. Friends, family and sometimes strangers (usually on twitter) are always trying to tell us what to watch and why we should watch it. Don’t they know we’re beyond capable up picking our own shows? However, whenever someone gives me a suggestion, I make a mental note to look into it. 9 times out of 10 I already know about the show, but I usually add it to the list anyway. House of Cards has been in the TV news since it launched on Netflix last year. The show’s popularity picked up during awards season, and when the second season was added to Netflix, the world went White House (for anyone who doesn’t know, HoC follows Frank Underwood and his quest to take over the White House) crazy. I decided to finally check out all of the hype, and as a result, the last 5 and 1/2 days has been House of Cards nonstop. It’s consumed my life for the last 132 hours, and below is a list of thoughts I had during my Netflix binge. Spoiler alert, obviously.
The first time Frank broke the fourth wall and started talking to the audience, the Saved by the Bell theme song started playing in my head. It turns out Frank Underwood and Zack Morris have more than just talking to their audience in common, because they’re both master manipulators. Zack tricks his friends and kids at school to get what he wants and Frank, well… more on that later.
I’m 99% sure Frank only eats ribs, and only eats ribs made by Freddy in his one-table-restaurant. This reminded me of Luke/Luke’s Diner from Gilmore Girls, and how much I love it when TV characters have their own go-to spot. I mean what would Beverly Hills 90210 be without the Peach Pit? And How I Met Your Mother without MacLaren’s? It’s all about the little things, people.
I wonder how many murders TV characters have gotten away with without even having to worry about. At least Landry and Tyra from Friday Night Lights felt a little bad about killing that guy in season 2. Frank doesn’t even flinch.
Claire Underwood reminds me so much of Mellie Grant from Scandal. The two don’t even flinch when they lie about pregnancies, rapes and watch (and sometimes encourage) their to husbands cheat on them. In other words, Wives of Political Figures should be a reality show on Bravo ASAP.
I’m a little confused about what’s going on with this Chinese guy and the need for this bridge, but what I do know is the VP and the Prez are NOT on the same page. #TeamFrank #TheyAlwaysMakeThePresidentDumbOnTV
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