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House Of Cards Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: Of Vice And Pen

Contains spoilers -- do not read unless you've seen House Of Cards Season 1, Episode 7

The beginning of this House Of Cards episode is brilliant. We witness the set-up of the Oval Office for a political ceremony, cut with scenes from the set-up of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Both are fundamentally the same: placing of chairs (in straight lines vs. a circle), refreshments (water vs. coffee), and the slow filtering in of attendees, both willing and non-willing. It's interesting to think of politics as a vice, or something you can't shake. Our Frank is an unabashed politics addict. (To quote Intervention: "Frank, your addiction has affected these people's lives negatively in the following ways...") Read More...

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