We’ve been waiting and it’s FINALLY here – an intense but slow-building season three of House of Cards. If you haven’t watched HOC yet, I beg you to start NOW. You don’t want to miss out on the television revolution it has started. In case you’re unaware, House of Cards starring Robin Wright, Kevin Spacey and Washington D.C., is the first of Netflix’s original content that debuted in 2013. The perk of this kind of programming is that it’s released entire seasons at a time – meaning it doesn’t play on any major television network, you stream it in the comfort of your own home ON YOUR OWN TIME.
I binged Seasons 1 and 2 around this time last year and have been eagerly waiting for Season 3 ever since. And boy, has this season been worth the wait. I’d like to describe it as “a doozy” – I literally have no other words. By now I’m sure you’ve finished all thirteen episodes and read a bunch of other articles about all the best parts (everyone does this right? Not just me? Ok, good). I won’t put you through that again so instead, let’s relive the season together in a different way: a vague list of the weirdest moments.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD – in chronological order. You’ll know exactly what I’m talking about if you’ve watched, but the season won’t be ruined for you if you still haven’t finished.
1. Stephen Colbert
2. Doug??? Sex worker?? Needle????
3. The egg
4. That one uncomfortable crying sex scene
5. Frank Underwood addressing me directly (Kevin Spacey is intimidating)
6. A surfboard
7. Beer pong in ball gowns
8. Real-life actual Pussy Riot music video
9. A questionable fourth wall break
10. That thing with Jesus
11. Gaming apps get a starring role
12. Claire, a bathroom, the Russian ambassador (Sidenote: not so much weird as just super awesome. This scene elicited a, “Yeah Claire, show him your power! You go girl!” response from me.)
13. Cornfields and moaning
14. The presidential leather jacket’s existence
15. A debate that is clearly not even trying to mimic real-life
16. That other uncomfortable almost sex scene in Iowa
17. The biggest shocker/reveal of the season isn’t someone dying
My final thoughts on the season: Claire Underwood for 2016.