This post contains zero spoilers! You’re welcome.
Let’s talk about Netflix’s original series, “House of Cards.”
The series, starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara, is about the House Majority Whip (Spacey), his really intense wife (Wright) and an intrepid young reporter (Mara) who all contribute to disfunction and power struggles in Washington. We won’t give away anymore about the plot since we don’t want to spoil it for anyone!
If you have been watching, have you seen all 13 episodes — that’s nearly 13 hours of Kevin Spacey’s accent (we won’t tell you what accent he has!) — since it premiered on Feb. 1? It’s totally acceptable if you have. That just means you spent your entire weekend in your boxers starting at your laptop, and that is ok. We don’t judge. “House of Cards” was meant to be binge-watched, after all.
However, it is also ok if you haven’t watched all of them, because we are here to have a fruitful discussion about the series without giving away any spoilers.
Netflix’s strategy to release all of the episodes at once is awesome for a lot of people who don’t like to leave the comforts of their dark living rooms, but also a burden for people who have social lives and can’t watch every episode right away because it is dangerously easy to come across spoilers when all of the episodes are out once.
But we are going to sidestep this booby trap, like so:
If you have watched all of them, what did you think? But if you have only watched some of them, what did you think?
Did you see that thing that happened in the fourth episode coming? Or what about the part when Kevin Spacey’s character did that thing to the other congressman? What about when the wife did something mean? And Kate Mara’s character! Can you believe her?!
This ends today’s spoiler-free discussion of “House of Cards.” Come back next time when we may or may not talk about specifics of the first episode, such as the setting and the characters’ names.