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(YouTube)   David Fincher and Kevin Spacey are making a US version of House of Cards for Netflix. Does it look good? You might very well think that, I couldn't possibly comment   (youtube.com) divider line 25
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2012-11-22 05:42:17 AM  
Ian Richardson was brilliant in the original series.
 
2012-11-22 07:50:00 AM  
Fincher rocks.
 
2012-11-22 07:51:56 AM  
Rachel Maddow namedropped this remake last night. I'm not at all familiar with it, but I'll try to take a look later.
 
2012-11-22 08:05:04 AM  
Looks good but I believe the important question is if Kate Mara has any naked sex scenes in this series?
 
2012-11-22 08:08:06 AM  

thisispete: Ian Richardson was brilliant in the original series.


Putting a bit of stick about.
 
2012-11-22 08:32:26 AM  
I see they kept the "fourth wall" commentary that was in the original series. That is a good thing. I'll certainly give this series a chance (and keep my Netflix subscription).

It will be interesting to see what elements in current US Politics are brought into the show; I can see a US version of Francis Urquhart being friendly to a Sarah Palin-type politician, and then turning to the camera and saying something like; "These people are useful tools, but care must be given to keep them under control."
 
2012-11-22 09:01:21 AM  
What a load of suck....because Spacey was so good as Lex Luthor.
 
2012-11-22 09:06:25 AM  

heinrich66: What a load of suck....because Spacey was so good as Lex Luthor.


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2012-11-22 09:08:54 AM  
Really? Not sure?
 
2012-11-22 09:14:56 AM  
It's like Richard III meets Macbeth set in DC. And it's directed by Fincher! I made fun of Netflix creating original content (or in this case remaking original content) rather than updating their library but if this is the content they are making, I AM IN!
 
2012-11-22 09:24:45 AM  
More evil and less clever than the British version. Seems a little too real to be entertaining. Kevin Spacey is no Ian Richardson. Will probably watch it anyhow.
 
2012-11-22 10:02:28 AM  
Wasn't this a thread a few months back? I seem to remember it, and being hopeful that the remake would be at least half as good as the original. That was a time when there was so much excellent drama on British TV - stuff like House of Cards and Jake's Progress. Too many things with 'Celebrity' in the title now. :-(
 
2012-11-22 10:30:30 AM  
I've seen the first two episodes, and I'll say that it definitely lives up to expectations, in a good way. There is quite a bit of dark humor in it, too.
 
2012-11-22 10:37:54 AM  
Again they have dont a good job of only showing republican or right politicians doing underhanded shiat to gain power/control, but of course this is not intentional except that its happened in every film since the 50s.
 
2012-11-22 10:53:44 AM  

Spiralmonkey: Wasn't this a thread a few months back? I seem to remember it, and being hopeful that the remake would be at least half as good as the original. That was a time when there was so much excellent drama on British TV - stuff like House of Cards and Jake's Progress. Too many things with 'Celebrity' in the title now. :-(


Lots of good short run drama on TV at the moment, the only problems is that you might miss it as they don't run very long.

The Shadowline was very very good and Secret State on at the moment is also very good. Worth trawling iPlayer and 4OD to see what is about.
 
2012-11-22 11:04:42 AM  
Someone must have panicked.
 
2012-11-22 11:54:41 AM  
Haven't seen the clip but would it work in a US setting? It did in England because of how their system is set up
 
2012-11-22 11:58:38 AM  

Aar1012: Haven't seen the clip but would it work in a US setting? It did in England because of how their system is set up


I just watched it and I recant my statement. I really want to see this
 
2012-11-22 12:31:48 PM  

mekki: I made fun of Netflix creating original content


Lillyhammer was amusing and I hope they make a second season.
 
2012-11-22 12:34:26 PM  

Norfolking Chance: Spiralmonkey: Wasn't this a thread a few months back? I seem to remember it, and being hopeful that the remake would be at least half as good as the original. That was a time when there was so much excellent drama on British TV - stuff like House of Cards and Jake's Progress. Too many things with 'Celebrity' in the title now. :-(

Lots of good short run drama on TV at the moment, the only problems is that you might miss it as they don't run very long.

The Shadowline was very very good and Secret State on at the moment is also very good. Worth trawling iPlayer and 4OD to see what is about.


Thanks, I'll look out for those. It's easy to miss when good stuff is on.
 
2012-11-22 04:13:09 PM  

heinrich66: What a load of suck....because Spacey was so good as Lex Luthor.


Spacey was the best thing in that last Superman movie. The scene where he comes out of the bathroom with a toothbrush in his mouth and finds Lois Lane on his yacht was the only thing I remember from the film.
 
2012-11-22 07:34:54 PM  

steamingpile: Again they have dont a good job of only showing republican or right politicians doing underhanded shiat to gain power/control, but of course this is not intentional except that its happened in every film since the 50s.


If the right had a drop of creativity in thier blood, they could be in Hollywood making film about the evil left. But they don't do they?

Its amazing that a group of people that makes up roughly half the country can feel so oppressed.
 
2012-11-22 08:27:53 PM  
Forget about your House of Cards and I'll deal mine.


/denial... deniiiiiaaaal...
//oh... ok
 
2012-11-22 11:29:48 PM  

lasercannon: Looks good but I believe the important question is if Kate Mara has any naked sex scenes in this series?


I don't know about Kate Mara but my wife has two.
 
2012-11-23 12:07:13 AM  
For a while after seeing the original series I had a raging crush on Susannah Harker. I think it was her eyes.
 
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