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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 53 – Bonus Ep – House of Cards Seasons 1 and 2

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OV53 – Bonus Ep – House of Cards Seasons 1 and 2

In this special bonus episode of the podcast, Matt and Tiny sit down with their friend Greg Lenz from We Are Libertarians (and OV1) to discuss Netflix’s political drama House of Cards.

No “stone to the face” is left unturned as we breakdown the first two seasons of Netflix’s incredible flagship series and chart the character arc of Francis Underwood and the people around him in the show.

Looking for an OV drinking game? Take a shot every time we say “diabolical” and let us know what happens.

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Finale Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 13 – “Chapter 26”

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“I think I’ve proven I’m not your typical Vice President.”

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Chapter 26

Well, here we are. We’ve reached the end of season 2 of House of Cards and the end of my episode-by-episode reviews. I hope you enjoyed going through this season of the show with me. It’s been fun (and a bit tedious at times, to be honest) to bring you reviews of every episode. But I did it for you and for the sake of the “country” of Netflix users. One nation, Underwood.

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TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 12 – “Chapter 25”

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“‘Cry havoc,’ said he who fought chaos with chaos, and let slip the dogs of war.” 

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TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 11 – “Chapter 24”

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“Lie after lie. First to a prosecutor, then to a president. I feel exposed, like the skin where my ring used to be.”

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Chapter 24

We’re coming up on the end of the season now and some of the bigger pieces are starting to fall into place. Doug is getting closer to relapsing while Frank lies to a prosecutor and further manipulates a fatigued President Walker. Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 10 – “Chapter 23”

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“It’s not beginning the story that I fear. It’s not knowing how it will end. Everyone is fair game now. Including me.”

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Chapter 23

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TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 9 – “Chapter 22”

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“The road to power is paved with hypocrisy…and casualties. Never regret.”

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Chapter 22

Chapter 22 (directed by Jodie Foster) takes the war between Frank and Tusk to personal levels. The Underwoods deal with scandal from an enemy unwilling to back down. Even when the couple deals with an aggressive offensive from Tusk, the billionaire still has more tricks up his sleeve. Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 8 – “Chapter 21”

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“Dogs are so predictable, aren’t they?”

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Chapter 21

Chapter 21 proves that House of Cards knows how to handle a bridge episode. Despite nothing truly substantial happening in this installment, the show still managed to create an engaging episode that promises to yield dividends in the coming episodes.  Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 7 – “Chapter 20”

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“Dismiss me or keep swinging, Mr. President.”

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Chapter 20

In this episode of House of Cards, Frank discovers who’s providing money to the Republicans for a scathing midterm election smear campaign. Meanwhile, Doug takes a trip to China and the Underwoods switch communications directors. Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 6 – “Chapter 19”

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“Any pugilist worth his salt knows when someone’s on the ropes, that’s when you throw a combination to the gut and a left hook to the jaw.”

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Chapter 19

Things are heating up as I get closer to the halfway point of my unnervingly slow trek through a show that’s by all accounts designed to be binge viewed. But I’m committed to analyzing each episode I watch before moving on to the next stellar marriage of writing, acting and directing.  Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 5 – “Chapter 18”

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“Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in your left.”

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With Game of Thrones starting soon, I’m going to make a concentrated effort to watch House of Cards at a much quicker pace. So steel yourselves, a deluge of reviews will be coming your way over the next couple weeks, hopefully. Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 4 – “Chapter 17″

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“I know you think I’m fundamentally deceptive, but I am capable of a genuine complement.”

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TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 3 – “Chapter 16″

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“There are two types of vice presidents. Door mats and matadors. Which one do you think I intend to be?”

Chapter 16

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TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2 – Episode 2 – “Chapter 15”

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“One heartbeat away from the Presidency and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated.”

Chapter 15

I’m back with my second review of House of Cards season 2. In the second episode of the Netflix series’ sophomore season, Frank dips his feet in the presidential arena of power plays and deceit as he’s officially sworn in as VP. Meanwhile, Claire deals with something from her past resurfacing and Lucas (Sebastian Arcelus) looks into the truth on his own.  Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 1 – “Chapter 14”

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Last year, in celebration of Netflix’s high-profile jump into original programming, I wrote a review of the first season of House of Cards. I loved it. It quickly became one of my favorite shows on television; a statement I find humorous considering it isn’t on conventional television.

As such, I have been very eagerly awaiting the February 14th premiere of season 2 of this groundbreaking political thriller. As a result of my eagerness, I’ve decided to review each episode of season 2 individually, as I view them. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 39 – TV and Tangents with Tank, OV Archives

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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! I’m fighting either the flu of food poisoning to get this to you guys. Mike and Tiny couldn’t record this week, so I had a nice solo chat with Tank, the cohost of one of my favorite movie podcasts, about TV and the entertainment industry.

Then I grabbed some never-before-released clips from the OV Archives to

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