For an entire year, all anyone would tell me is that I have to watch Netflix's "House of Cards."
So after I finished season 2 of "Orange is the New Black," I decided to jump into Washington politics.
About two episodes in, I started to ask around. "When does this get good?" People assured me to stick with it, and while it starts out slow, it picks up.
So I kept watching, but I didn't really enjoy it.
For one thing, as great as Kevin Spacey is, in the role of Frank Underwood, he's a bit over-the-top. His bombastic accent almost sounds like a joke at points, as if he's doing an impersonation of a good ole Southern boy.
In the second season, the focus on former hooker Rachel and yes-man Doug seemed to be an uninteresting sidebar that failed to adequately highlight the big picture of the show. And speaking of the big picture of the show (Underwood climbing to the office of presidency), doesn't it kind of seem like the show shot its wad a little too early? Wouldn't the show have been more interesting if there was always someone more powerful than him that he was trying to take down? To me, the show lost all plausibility the moment Underwood came to power.
And yet, despite these discrepancies, I finished the ENTIRE series thus far. Why? Because of some sort of personal quest to see what all the hoopla was about? Yes.
What show have you watched the whole way through even though you hated it?