It's always a toss up of priorities. I know as I'm gorging on good material that there are moments I should savor. But the total package is so seductive that I can't be bothered to be polite, reasonable, health conscious or disciplined.
I'm embarrassed to admit I'm one of the few people in Washington who has never watched House of Cards. But this sorry state of affairs is soon about to change. That's because this hot Netflix show has just delivered me a pleasant surprise.
In the past two years, some of our nation's most influential movies and television shows have dealt with racism and bias. This has all been accompanied by a drumbeat crescendo of news and analysis that goes beyond specific incidents to examine the roots of these issues and the trends that reinforce them.
Instead of running at the revelations of her private email service, she preferred to finesse the foment with signature testing, freezing and diverting strategies.
When LBL and Now Husband jumped onto the current productions, everything changed. Conversations with friends revolved around the bottomless smarminess of Frank Underwood, the ordeals of Piper, the horror of the Red Wedding. Was Brody really a terrorist?
House of Cards and its veteran writers and producers construct for President Underwood a domestic agenda built on the premise that joblessness is a public health emergency. Brilliant, since in fact, from a public health perspective, it most certainly is.
The popular Netflix series, House of Cards, perpetuated the myth of a finite money supply with this weekend's release of Season 3. But if President Underwood really wanted to stimulate the economy, he'd have a plan in mind.
rancis' remarks show his gendered bias; he believes that Claire owes him her position. Yet, he forgets, all too easily, that he owes his position to Claire.
Like 670,000 other people (or 2 percent of all Netflix subscribers), my wife and I spent the majority of the weekend binge-watching House of Cards -- completing all 13 episodes in just two days. #noshame. But why is the show so addictive?
Frank Underwood is known for deceiving people into acting against their own best interests. (We'll miss you, President Walker.) Now we learn that this trait may extend to the series which features him.
Let me suggest trying some of Netflix's selection of Bollywood movies. I've recently watched a bunch of these, and at the very least, they're more compelling than some Nicholas Cage-paying-off-his-debt-to-the-IRS medieval action flick.
While I realize that Frank and Claire Underwood -- the scheming, ruthless, and fairly amoral couple at the center of the series -- hardly seem paragons of biblical virtue, hear me out.
Haul your lazy butt off the couch and visit some of the show's filming locations, from the show's setting in D.C. to Baltimore (where a majority of the show is actually shot) to Frank's hometown and congressional district in South Carolina.
When House of Cards returns February 27 for Season 3, I won't be in it. Not that I didn't try. My big chance came last summer, when I spied an ad for extras and day players, who might have a tiny role just for a day.
Millennial dismissal of politics as a means to make change ignores the simple truth that government, unlike the private and non-profit sectors, is the legislative and financial center of power in the United States.