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March 2, 2015

Girl Crush Mondays: Robin Wright aka Claire Underwood



I've been following House of Cards since the show premiered in 2012. I love political thrillers, anti-heroes, controversy, and with David Fincher and Kevin Spacey at the helm, I HAVE to check it out. 

Based on the British series that has the same name, House of Cards is, simply put, a fantastic show to watch. The intricacies of the plot is compelling, the characters are 50 shades of unscrupulous, and how they get away with it is fascinating and terrifying at the same time. And the Queen of this crazy train is Claire Underwood. 


I'm a woman so allow me a moment of vanity and superficiality. Robin Wright aka Claire Underwood is uncharestically arresting to watch. Her chemistry with Kevin Spacey (Frank Underwood) is TV gold. It also doesn't hurt that this lady is sexy as sin and dresses impecably. Claire is the epitome of class and her closet is worth raiding. There's a lot of strong women who've been part of the show, but Claire takes the cake. 

Beauty and brains aside, Claire is ambitious, determined, loyal, and somewhat submissive. However she crosses the line and these admirable qualities turn into avarice, pride, lust, and yet I find myself rooting for her. Which is odd because she's not "good", not by a long shot. But there's something about Claire that elicits sympathy, empathy, even affinity. Maybe because she's a woman who took her marriage vows very seriously? Or perhaps is it because I admire/envy her gumption in going after what she wants regardless of the consequences. Honestly, I don't want to know the answer. 


This season of House of Cards is very emotional and tough to watch. Frank and Claire might be sitting in the White House but their dream of staying there is so out of reach. Season three focused on their marriage, with the politics serving as metaphors to what their dynamic is behind closed doors. This series is brilliant and if you haven't seen it, you're seriously missing out on something really good.

HOUSE OF CARDS
3 Seasons | 39 Episodes | 45 min/ep
Netflix exclusive








28 comments:

  1. Huh, I haven't even seen this on Netflix but you seriously have me curious now!

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    1. Great acting, wonderful plot. If you like political thrillers you won't be disappointed with this.

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  2. My family keeps telling me to watch this show, but I haven't started yet. I really need to start it. I do like Robin Wright! :)

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    1. She's gorgeous. I want to be like her when I hit my 40's-50's

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  3. My goodness! My oldest is home sick (still) and I just read this to her, Braine. I'm thinking we might go watch a little tv. ;)

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    1. It's PG so I think she'll be an okay audience, if not you're always there to coach her.

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  4. Gosh already that many episodes? My husband and I wathced the first and liked it, but for whatever reason.... wait I know the reason... kids.... we haven't had a chance to continue the series. I adore Kevin Spacey!

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    1. I don't know why the major award giving bodies haven't given him a statue for his role here. He's so effective!

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  5. I watched the first ep..sadly not, but then I am not a drama gal

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    1. Have you tried Marco Polo or World Without End? I think that's more to your liking.

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  6. I just love this series to pieces SW. I think that Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey are just wonderfully good actors with great characters that they get to play. I think the dynamic is great. I have only watched one episode of S3 so far, getting ready to watch more.

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    1. The season finale made my jaw drop!

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  7. Hmmmm to remind bf or not that season 3 is on Netflix :/ hmmmmmmmmm

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  8. Ok I am curious although I must admit I usually prefer the British version. I will try an episode or two :)

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  9. I'm a Canadian, but Imma tell you right now that I probably know more about the American politics than my homeland's. One reason? Your government is entertaining (full disclosure: I'm a Liberal), fascinating, and OMG. Frustrating as hell (don't get me started). So yeah, my point being. Why am I not watching this frigging show?!

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    1. Hahaha! That mayor up there stole the spotlight at one time though. Yeah, entertaining is one way of putting it. Watch the show!

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  10. Ah I haven't watched the show but if I'm not wrong I even think it's translated in French. I tend to stay away about governement series I don't really know why, but I'm quite tired of the number of shows. Maybe one day i'll return to that.

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    1. I hope you give this, or the British version, a try. It's really something else.

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  11. Everyone is telling me to watch this show. I need me some Netflix.

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  12. Been hearing good things about this show...I'll have to catch it one of these days.

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    1. You will love it! It's so messed up!

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  13. OMG OMG OMG YES! I love her so much!

    Wright's acting is so incredible. I think some of her actions are so sublet that she's underrated as an actress.

    & I remember watching her on Santa Barbara YEARS ago lol

    Karen @For What It's Worth


    I love Spacey but she makes the show IMO.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Oh yes! I get major lady boner when I see her.

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  14. I'm not one for shows like this one much but I have seen an episode or two and you're right this character is fantastic.

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  15. I need to watch Season 3, but yes, she's awesome and so is the show.

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