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Aug 17th 2014 at 3:57:24 AM •••

If you've got some quotes in mind to add, then go ahead and start the page.

Jun 14th 2014 at 2:13:15 AM •••

In the 1st or 2nd episode, a photo is taken of Underwood very malely gazing at Zoe Barnes' butt. Some years before that, there was a similar but real-world photo of Barack Obama doing the same, gazing very malely at the butt of a dark-skinned woman. I'm quite sure tat the series scene is a deliberate shoutout to the Obama photo, rather than coincidence. But am I really the first to notice this? It was extremely obvious to me immediately...

Mar 31st 2014 at 5:51:46 PM •••

There's an entry that says,

In order for Underwood to be a Democrat from his district, it is reasonable to assume that the Tea Party-led electoral bloodbath of the 2010 elections did not happen in the "House of Cards" universe.

In Episode 3 of Season 2 the main opposition to the bill Frank wants to pass is from a Senator Kurtis Hoss/Hass. While arguing in the room, they mention that he would have never have won without the $10 million packs from the Tea Party. In fact, the name Tea Party is mentioned several times in that seen. Can someone clarify this even more?

Mar 25th 2013 at 6:51:25 AM •••

"Lighter and Softer"? I found it exactly the reverse. Underwood is just cold, and lacks Urquhart's charm that lures the viewers into being his abettors. (Before it is abruptly shattered with "You wanted a strong leader.")

Feb 20th 2013 at 12:14:02 PM •••

I think we should remove the Ambiguously Gay entry for Stamper. I think it's pretty clear that he's heterosexual since he pays Rachel for sex after he bribes her to stay silent on Russo's arrest. His reaction to Frank's dismissal of a candidate for being gay seems more of surprise since he probably wasn't aware that the candidate was gay.

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Feb 27th 2013 at 9:58:08 PM •••

When does that happen? IIRC, Rachel offers, probably thinking it's expected of her, and Stamper turns her down, without much sign of interest.

Feb 28th 2013 at 1:27:43 PM •••

He turns her down in the cheap motel after he "rescues" her. But the first time they meet he pays her for sex as well as bribing her to not talk about Russo. So ya, Ambiguously Gay probably should go.

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Mar 3rd 2013 at 11:44:12 AM •••

Do they actually have sex, though, at any point? What episode?

Mar 3rd 2013 at 6:27:51 PM •••

Second episode, about halfway through. After giving her the hush money, Stamper tells Rachel to open her mouth, puts a wad of cash in it, and unzips his pants. It's pretty obvious what happens after that.

Mar 4th 2013 at 12:05:02 PM •••

I agree. Nothing Ambiguously Gay about Stamper. The flinch seemed to be simply as a result of Frank's coarse language, and everything else points to him being straight. I think people are just extrapolating the homosexuality of the character he's based on.

Frank himself, however, should be listed as Ambiguously Gay.

Mar 4th 2013 at 8:08:48 PM •••

Stamper: I don't remember the unzipping, and I'd figured the money part as more "shut up" than foreplay. And the logistics of putting money in her mouth first are a bit...ugh, but maybe that's just my personal papercut phobia speaking. Otherwise, though, he seems remarkably uninterested in her sexually.

Surely FU's Ambiguously Bi, not Ambiguously Gay? There's no indication he lacks interest in women, on the contrary.

Mar 6th 2013 at 9:12:26 AM •••

Well, after he puts the money in her mouth, he says "That last one's for me." In the context of speak to a prostitute, I think that's a clear indication that he's paying her for sex. And I'm positive that he undid his pants afterwards.

Feb 11th 2013 at 7:40:38 PM •••

Deleted the following entry because it's inaccurate:

  • Ironically, Underwood ends up finding that all of his schemes were the side effect of himself becoming a pawn of another Chessmaster, the President himself. The President and his best friend, millionaire c, screwed over Underwood to see how he would react and were fully aware of all of his scheming against them. And they did so, to test Underwood and see if he was worthy enough to become a pawn of their scheme to head off an impending trade war with China. And in the end, they manage to use Underwood's ambitions to enslave him to their cause.

The president and Tusk were not testing Underwood; Tusk genuinely thought that it would be in his best interest if Underwood stayed as Majority Whip. Also, the whole "enslaving" thing is deliberately avoided during the meeting between Tusk and Underwood at Frank's.

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Dec 25th 2013 at 12:58:40 AM •••

I also think it's not actually Walker who's truly in control of it: nothing President Walker has done or said has suggested he's anything less then the easily manipulated guy he's been made out to be, except that he lied to Underwood, and as far as we can tell lies are about the one consistent character trait everyone shares. Underwood's problem is that he's been manipulated by Tusk for far longer then Underwood has been manipulating him, meaning Tusk basically has got his hands on the puppeteers strings. Like Tusk said: "The President usually follows my advice." Since Tusk never infers that Walker and him make joint decisions, just that Walker does what Tusk suggests, I think Walker's still a dupe of sorts, just one who doesn't belong to Underwood.

Feb 7th 2013 at 9:27:08 PM •••

I think that Frank's sexual orientation would be much better described by It's Not You, It's Me than by either of the tropes currently listed (Bi the Way and Straight Gay). Thoughts?

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Feb 9th 2013 at 12:49:29 PM •••

If It's You, It's Okay? Seeing that it seems to have been just the one relationship.

Feb 5th 2013 at 12:24:02 PM •••

There has to be a name for the way that the end credits change at the end of Chapter 11...any ideas? Is it just Creative Closing Credits?

Feb 4th 2013 at 1:50:02 PM •••

I want to write a brief entry about this show's attention to detail regarding technology. For example, I think it makes a lot of sense that the two congressman characters use Blackberrys, and all the reporter characters use iPhones. But I'm not sure what trope that would fall under, I haven't been here in awhile. Any ideas?

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Jun 14th 2014 at 2:11:02 AM •••

Shown Their Work or something? It certainly fits with what I've read and heard, about iOS vs Blackberry security...

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