House of Cards – A Vent

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

While I totally agree with you about Zoe, I think Claire’s character isn’t quite as stereotypical as you describe. You say that you’ve watched season 1 and 2, but it sounds like you’ve only seen season 1? That’s the season that ends with Claire at the fertility clinic. If you keep watching, I think she will surprise you…

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Zhabeego:  I agree with PP – have you watched both seasons?  Claire is an awesome character who had her chance at having children and chose not to.  And Zoe doesn’t last long in Season 2 so there goes that problem!  Plus, Zoe was getting scoops from Frank strategically before sleeping with him so I don’t think that’s what their sexual relationship was about.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yeah, I agree with Zoe…at least she doesn’t last long.

I like Claire, I think she’s interesting.  I think it’s accurate though.  Some women know for sure they don’t want kids but plenty are on the fence.  It sounds like she might have been on the fence so it’s normal to wonder what could have been.  She did decide not to go back to the fertility clinic though.  They do force her to basically address it (not having kids) in one of those interviews, but I agree I think sucks (that she has to address it at all) but it seems fairly accurate by today’s society (unfortunately).

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

How much have you actually watched, though? Claire isn’t actually at the fertility clinic for herself, she’s at it because she’s underhandedly gaining information on the woman (I don’t remember her name) that is pregnant whose non-profit Claire’s company basically sponsored. If you haven’t gotten that far, you will. If you HAVE gotten that far, you should understand that Claire wasn’t there for herself.

Zoe, yeah, I get where you’re coming from. But the point of the show is to realistically (as much as possible) portray the goings-on in DC when it comes to power hungry people playing for power. As someone who lives and works just outside of DC (and spends a considerable amount of time there), as well as has friends who are on the inside of such things (like friends that work on the Hill), sad to say a lot of that kind of stuff happens. Maybe not as viciously or dramatically as portrayed on House of Cars – it is a drama, after all, but it’s meant to show the “darker” side of DC. The side behind closed doors that we can only ever really dream or wonder about.

In other news, the further along you get, the more powerful women pop up and the less cliches you’ll see. At least imo. You still have Rachel to deal with, and then you’re gonna get a few more players. Remy will come out more, and Claire will get her chance in the spotlight (and address some things that will explain a lot more about the children aspect of it – some choices she makes on purpose that will show she really didn’t want kids. Ever).

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I see your point but I love Claire- she’s a fierce elegant successful graceful bitch.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have you seen the original House of Cards? It may help to watch that one first also. 

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