Sunday, February 15, 2015
Such fiction is so anarchistically bad!!!
HOUSE OF CARDS USA – SEASON 1
& SEASON 2
This is a remake of an excellent British series,
but it does not have the charm of the original. It does not even have the
political depth of the original.
For one the main character who is the democratic
majority whip in the House of Representatives in the first season, then the
Vice President in the second Season and will be the President in the third
season is just hilariously unbelievable. That man is a mixture of Spiro Agnew
who ended up in prison, Richard Nixon who was illegal from beginning to end
with his tapes and his Watergate business and Al Capone who ended up in prison
for evading taxes, all in one, the latest American political trinity. Kneel
down and bow your head to pay homage to that new democratic Titus Andronicus. As
such no one can believe the slightest detail of the plot. Political fiction has
to be believable otherwise it is just plain shooting itself in the foot, if not
The plotting in Washington DC
is well known but it is pushed so far that it looks like the IRA in the good
old days. That man has some kind of private hit man on his staff who can kill
or dig up garbage on anyone, provide women at a price and generally to embarrass
the man with pictures or push the man into some kind of alcoholic coma that
will enable the boss to come behind and finish the job.
That boss does not even hesitate if he has to
kill someone. He is not even as careful as Al Capone who was never indicted for
a murder. He becomes so hateful, being himself full of hate and him inspiring
hate in us, that we cannot even enjoy the plot anymore. He has no empathy, he
has no compassion, he has no sympathy for anything or anyone. He inspires
disgust and loathing.
And his wife is not better. She is a dressed up
female version in a skirt. They don’t even have a dog or a pet of any sort. They
are monsters and such people cannot last long in politics because sooner or
later, and nowadays sooner than later, someone will talk and some trash
collector will collect the trash about them and expose it. Whistle blower in
politics are like fungus in a cesspool.
What’s more the scenic panorama of Washington DC is so
evanescent that we lose the charm of London and the
Palace of Westminster not to speak of Westminster
Abbey next door. Washington
DC is like a hygienic and
sanitized version of an old European capital.
You may enjoy it if you do not believe in
politics and look at it as if it were some Sherlock Holmes enigma or some
Hercule Poirot investigation. But it is not.