House of Cards is now on my list of most awaited 2016 shows

life in the outback

I don’t talk about politics as that’s a death sentence for fiction writers. No matter what side you’re on, you can offend another. So I steer clear.

However I want to say I grew up in a house where we discussed politics and movies over the dinner table. So much so that when I went to college I studied political science. When I transferred schools, I became a government major. Then I wasn’t sure what I wanted in life, and government majors tend to go to law school. So off I went to law school.

Visions of Legally Blonde do come to mind though I knew in law school, I had made a mistake. I just didn’t know what I wanted out of life.

So as you can see from the biography, watching House of Cards is so much fun. I can’t wait for season 4 to begin now. I caught up on House of Cards and really hit the watching the show over Christmas break. I just finished the show up till now.

Frank is so evil. I love how politics plays background to all the stories. Claire is also so bad. It’s like watching two villains who are center stage and I don’t know who the hero might possibly be. Is this all a tragedy in the end where the bad guys die and no hero emerges?

Romance novels are so not like this. I guess that makes it refreshing and different. In the novels I generally love, there is a hero. On TV, I can watch shows without it.

Perhaps this is why I have been into Game of Thrones for seasons and books. I don’t have a hero there either. I think there is a hero in the Stark family. I’m still rooting for them and they get the short end of the stick. I’m hoping Jon is alive. So I guess hope for a hero isn’t dead there.

This isn’t true for House of Cards. There is no hero. It’s all bad people and for television fun… I love the show.