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post #16 of 83

Didn't quite live up to the potential it flashed early on, but I enjoyed the lions share of it, and am excited for "season" 2. It is brutal to get so much at once, and then nothing for so long.

 

Also, the reporter lived in my wife's old apartment. Fun fact, the pizza place showed from the exterior (Ninos) is widely speculated to be a drug front! Good pizza though.
 

post #17 of 83

Does anyone know when Season 2 comes out? I would imagine they would wait until next year, but everything about this series is a little different, so who knows.

 

I don't know if this series is quite good enough to win an Emmy for best drama this year, but Spacey should definitely get consideration for best actor for his performance. He really carries the show. Francis Underwood is a great example of the modern anti-hero, much like Walt in Breaking Bad - the kind of guy you know is a POS, but can't help rooting for.

post #18 of 83
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I know that's what they were doing, but it seemed like they built up all of this momentum through episode eight or nine, and then just sort of stalled it out without keeping up with the tension they'd built. There's still tension, but not at the level there should have been. Horses for courses though.I don't know. The Newsroom is bloody spectacular.r.
I have not had a problem streaming it in HD. What kind of set up do you have?

What do you smoke/snort while watching The Newsroom?
post #19 of 83
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What do you smoke/snort while watching The Newsroom?

I watch it with a penchant for observational satire drawn directly from the mouths of those being evicerated and unrepentant exposure of the absurdity that exists within the simulacrum that is the American news media.
post #20 of 83
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I have not had a problem streaming it in HD. What kind of set up do you have?

just got a new plasma. streaming it through the tv interface. don't know if they were just streaming it in 480 because i was getting regular streaming movies in hi-def. i'll fuck around with it a bit more.
post #21 of 83
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I watch it with a penchant for observational satire drawn directly from the mouths of those being evicerated and unrepentant exposure of the absurdity that exists within the simulacrum that is the American news media.

Please stop posting.

I've been watching one episode a week. I think that allows for characters, stories etc to sink in the most and I have to say... there are a TON of holes in HofC.

While I like watching the politicking involved, I find it truly hard to believe that Francis is this successful a wheeler-and-dealer that he can not only successfully plan a move to unseat the Speaker, he does so really to get the Majority Leader ousted, he can out-move the POTUS, can out-wit the CoS, and no one expects him of duplicity or somehow pulling some strings? Also,he's that well-connected and doesn't know he's being passed up for SoS?

That was some *really* flimsy evidence the reporter chick used to get into Francis' house. "Hey, here's a photo of you allegedly checking out my ass." Yeah. That'll really make someone in power want to listen to you. Then her boss calls her a c-bomb and she doesn't have immediately file a lawsuit, but somehow tweets it and he isn't put on leave immediately?

Also, a white Democrat in the Deep South? lol.

There were some other things but I think overall its done well enough to make it enjoyable.
post #22 of 83
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Please stop posting.

I've been watching one episode a week. I think that allows for characters, stories etc to sink in the most and I have to say... there are a TON of holes in HofC.

While I like watching the politicking involved, I find it truly hard to believe that Francis is this successful a wheeler-and-dealer that he can not only successfully plan a move to unseat the Speaker, he does so really to get the Majority Leader ousted, he can out-move the POTUS, can out-wit the CoS, and no one expects him of duplicity or somehow pulling some strings? Also,he's that well-connected and doesn't know he's being passed up for SoS?

That was some *really* flimsy evidence the reporter chick used to get into Francis' house. "Hey, here's a photo of you allegedly checking out my ass." Yeah. That'll really make someone in power want to listen to you. Then her boss calls her a c-bomb and she doesn't have immediately file a lawsuit, but somehow tweets it and he isn't put on leave immediately?

Also, a white Democrat in the Deep South? lol.

There were some other things but I think overall its done well enough to make it enjoyable.

I don't disagree. This statement was about The Newsroom.
post #23 of 83
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I agree with Ed. After I watched the British version I learned to accept some of the over top ness of the story (the British is worse in that regard). Nonetheless it's fun and doesn't take itself to seriously without being too campy.
post #24 of 83
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This statement was about The Newsroom.

I know what it was about. It was over-wrought, pretentious and dumb.
post #25 of 83
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I know what it was about. It was over-wrought, pretentious and dumb.

Oh good, so it came off exactly the way it was supposed to. Excellent.
post #26 of 83
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Just finished up the British version of the show (also on Netflix). A lot of fun. A little implausible but fun. I do for some reason kind of prefer it a bit to the US version. Not sure why. Nonetheless, two great shows.

I wasn't aware the original was on. I would rather watch that. Ian Richardson > Kevin Spacey
post #27 of 83
THey just ruined the show in episode 11. Whatever thread of enjoyment i had in the Spacey character was just killed off.
post #28 of 83
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I felt somewhat similar until I saw the original. The US version is relatively tame.
post #29 of 83
drgaf about said plot holes. its a TV show, not reality, thats why we watch it. no one wants to actually watch the reality of politics or cspan would have higher ratings.

watched all the episodes in 4 days. fantastic show. KS is amazing, as is RW. doug stamper far and away is my favorite character. cant wait for the next season.
post #30 of 83
Jesus this show is terrible.
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