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  •  Loved the British House of Cards series from the (9+ / 0-)

    late 90s.

    Couldn't help thinking that, even though it portrayed itself as drama, it was really British tongue-in-cheek humor (or should that be 'humour').

    Haven't seen any of the American version yet, but I plan to do so, even though I usually find American versions of British series rather disappointing.

    We're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression.

    by Lepanto on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 10:23:12 PM PST

    •  You're the second to say so, (2+ / 0-)
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      in this so far short thread. As I said in a comment above, I didn't even know there was a British version. But I'm thinking from what you say, that there was indeed some tongue in cheek aspect to the British version, a bit of lightness to balance the darkness.

      From what I watched tonight, I don't have any such hope for that lighter touch in the American version. If there is any lightness or humor to look forward to, surely someone will tell me so.

      Again, I'm thinking a lighter touch would serve this series well, but then again, I'm a newbie to it.  

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 10:32:01 PM PST

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    •  Like you, I watched the BBC broadcast (3+ / 0-)
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      back in the 1990s. In retrospect, watching it in "real time", the anticipation of the next installment, probably added to the excitement for me (and my then-wife). Sir Ian was masterful, which is the reason that I can't bring myself to watch the American version.
           A couple of years before his death, I watched a wonderful interview of Sir Ian. At one point, the host rattled off a few of his lengthy film and tv credits and awards. Richardson said that all of that was nice, but that most people under 30 who would recognize him would come up to him and say "Aren't you the man from the Grey Poupon advert?" which brought a smile to Richardson and a chuckle from the audience.

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      by Hillbilly Dem on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 07:26:58 AM PST

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