Robin plays Hillary

Ancient readers may remember last year I gave my opinion on House of Cards and wasn’t very impressed:

Somewhere between Seasons 2 and 3 the feminists got hold of the script and effectively made the show all about Frank Underwood’s wife, played by Robin Wright.

The audience, by having it rammed down their throats every episode, is expected to unconditionally accept that Claire Underwood is a brilliant politician, responsible for every success her husband has achieved, desired sexually by every man who meets her, and is easily capable as a president herself (there is a Season 5 on the way).

Unsurprisingly:

The eight-episode final season of House of Cards, expected to drop on Netflix this autumn, will focus on Claire Underwood’s career.

The character became the US president at the end of the last season, a position previously held by her on-screen husband.

I suspect this was the intention long before Spacey quit the show amid allegations he’d been having affairs with young men who may or may not have been wholly enthused with the idea. I’ll not bother watching it, especially now Spacey has gone – one of the few in the show who could act. By contrast, and as I said before, Wright wears the same arse-hugging style of dress or skirt in every shot, manages a single facial expression throughout the entire series, and for each pivotal scene the only thing that changes are the words being spoken.

I can imagine that Season 5 will be a liberal fantasy of what a Hillary Clinton presidency would have looked like, minus the corruption and deteriorating health. I can see why there’s a market for this, and no doubt the media will be gushing with praise at a season which “shows us what is possible”, but I can’t imagine any men will be watching it. Not any that know how to use a torque wrench, anyway.

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10 thoughts on “Robin plays Hillary

  1. I always wonder how these liberal fantasies will go, if Trump does well.

    He seems to be doing okay. What happens if he becomes a Reagan like figure. All this ‘art’, all these investigations and protests will look like they are mentally ill.

  2. I think, on balance, that I would rather fight off a drunken, randy, Kevin Spacey in a confined space than watch a single episode. How the hell can they expect people to watch Wright’s dead-eyed chilly stare for a whole series?

    @benaud – they are mentally ill.

  3. MC I think you might be right.
    I am not being flippant or partisan in mean actually pathologically ill.

    Look at the google filing’s in the Damore lawsuit the entire company is dominated by progressive transgender activists that appear actually insane.

    They are dominating a massive corporation.

  4. I wouldn’t worry, it’s beginning to look like Hillary is preparing to run in 2020 (although what the DNC might think about this proposition is unclear), so the likelihood is that Fox News might be more entertaining than the dreck that formerly Spacey’s “House of Cards” has become.

    Although given that she was carried off by her medical team on more than one occasion last time around maybe a 2020 run could finish her off this time. We can only hope…

  5. The problem with House of Cards is that it had two main draws.

    Firstly there was watching Underwood scheming/manipulating his way to the Whitehouse. It was a show about the journey not the destination and so it became a lot less interesting when he became president in season 3.

    Secondly it was about seeing if or when he got his comeuppance, which the show botched by having him survive an assassination attempt (which was the climax of the original BBC series) and then have all the investigations rendered void by him deciding being president isn’t that big a deal after all!

  6. “I can imagine that Season 5 will be a liberal fantasy of what a Hillary Clinton presidency would have looked like, minus the corruption and deteriorating health.”

    it’s funny, but I think a significant number of feminist women in business behave in a way that would match Ms Underwood as played in that show. Effectively, they only have a cargo cult understanding of the world, all the power and status without any of the actual competency, or compromises, that exist in a real world.

  7. Wright wears the same arse-hugging style of dress or skirt in every shot, manages a single facial expression throughout the entire series

    People forget that The Princess Bride was supposed to be a deconstruction of fairy tales, and that she was cast precisely because of her vacant, feckless mien.

    I can imagine that Season 5 will be a liberal fantasy of what a Hillary Clinton presidency would have looked like

    The West Wing had this problem. Once Bush was elected and dealing with Real Problems, the show’s idealized Clinton presidency felt increasingly cartoonish and disconnected from reality and viewership declined. Granted, “cartoonish and disconnected from reality” does describe most of the people who would watch such a season.

    they only have a cargo cult understanding of the world, all the power and status without any of the actual competency

    I run into this a lot in tech – women who are there due to diversity policies but have mediocre skill at best and can’t grasp why aping the tech fad of the moment isn’t working.

  8. “Although given that she was carried off by her medical team on more than one occasion last time around maybe a 2020 run could finish her off this time. We can only hope…”

    NoNoNoNo!!! I hope for her to have a long enough time on Earth to hear another four years of ‘President Donald Trump’.

  9. I take it most of you have not accepted that 99% of everything is crap.

    My dear old dad said 90%, but he was a foolish optimist.

    It pains me to see apparently sane people writing about the morals, or drama, or importance or whatever of a T fucking V series.

    Go read a book.

  10. Go read a book.

    Sturgeon’s Law was about b-fucking-ooks in the first place.

    So long as the general populace is taking their morals, drama and importance from TV series’ it will be necessary to care about what morals, drama and importance those series are presenting.

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