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    Nothing I've watched even comes close to capturing what it feels like to be on the ground working in Politics in our Nation's Capital.



    This show is incredible.

    My new favorite.

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    it's cool. Although I've heard there isn't as much power playing going on like this atm (I guess the last closest thing would be tom delay). Both parties lack leadership like this (umm, if you want to call it leadership).

    edit: Btw, there's an older British series it's based on. It's just as good.

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    I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I like it.
    I thought (knew) you would.

    I feel like we would get on pretty well IRL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Nothing I've watched even comes close to capturing what it feels like to be on the ground working in Politics in our Nation's Capital.



    This show is incredible.

    My new favorite.
    I like it too. And especially since cable is sort of monopolized in this area, it's nice a regular show with real talent is on Netflix.
    "..And the eight and final rule: If this is your first time at Fight Club, you have to fight."
    'Men are meant to be with women. The rest is perversion and mental illness.'

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    My husband was really into it. I was bored during the first episode. I'm going to try and watch a few episodes and see if I can get into it. I like the concept of the show, just couldn't get into the first episode.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    I thought (knew) you would.

    I feel like we would get on pretty well IRL.
    Sparing certain topics, we probably would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Sparing certain topics, we probably would.
    I'm much more conciliatory in person.

    EDIT - conversely, (depending on how I'm treated by the opposing party) I can also be much more brutal.

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    Seems too serious for its own good. Then again, shit like this has market potential because there's an established market for drama.

    Problem lies in the fact that it's probably a well-executed, highly-complex drama with 'what isn't on the line, smith' blackmail, conspiracies, wiretaps, mindgames that'll change the way you think about politics forever; must be if it's captured the nation's attention on netflix.

    How do you feel about FiOS and the inevitable fact that Verizon will eat up every remaining provider over the next few decades because fiberoptics are the future, Disco. I actually imagine we'll be watching shows in our head before long, but we'll keep it relevant because you submitted this thread.

    thinking of you

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleuthiness View Post
    Seems too serious for its own good.
    No, it's not. He breaks the fourth wall every 20 minutes, tongue in cheek, like Ferris Bueller (the original BBC series followed the same formula as well). It's a mix of drama and dark comedy.

    Reality is much more sleazy. Watch some Tom Delay and Jack Abramoff documentaries.

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