Pilot Tuesdays – Now for something p0litical – I ended up thinking this was a Anti West Wing style show.
Lots of Politics, Lots of corruptness and Lots of mind blowing stuff. If you dont like politics this show is probably not for you.
Here is my review of the pilot episode of House of Cards. Spoilers warning!!!
The introduction sequence deserves a mention only for how they introduce the lead character. Francis the “Chef Whip” sees a dog get run over, goes over to the dog, sees he is in pain and has no chance of survival. KILLS THE DOG!!
Frank gets told he is needed in his current job and cannot get that promotion – he is very disillusioned by this. Frank and his wife Claire, decide payback. They are not aligned to the people that promised the new job role.
We meet a lowly reporter looking for her big break. At this point she looks like the intern. She has only the small stuff to cover. She later gets her claws into Frank, then the partnership begins. – Sort of.
Frank and Claire have a very weird relationship – they rile each other up on purpose. WHY?? It doesn’t make sense to me but that works.
Plan Stage 1
“To take down the big whale you do it one bite at a time”
They plan to overthrow the president starting with the person who got his promised job.
Frank sets up the board and rely on his bald assistant in a few tasks to start gathering pieces onto his side.
The movements on the board is something to be seen.
The battles before the storm
Frank played against the Chef of Staff with an education bill in play, then later before helping Zoey battled Zoey. It was interesting to see how Frank tackled both ladies and how he moves them round.
Zoey releases the education bill before it officially hits, meaning the president and the chief of staff know someone leaked but they don’t know who.
This will be interesting to see how this plays out. Claire did have some backstory job but I left it out because I did not see the relevant at this point. This series looks good. I think I might watch another.
My catchups have begun – watching Breaking Bad and House of Cards, but there are 2 more weeks to go in Pilot Tuesdays, what else have I missed? Next Week- Sci Fi/Fantasy