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March 9th, 2015

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House Of Cards - Season Three

After two seasons of the show being about how strong and powerful Frank Underwood is, who would have thought that Season Three would be a long ,extended metaphor for impotence? Yet, that's exactly what we get, both literally and figuratively.

Frank is utterly impotent at everything he tries to do. Just as soon as he's ready to shoot his load in any way something or somebody stops him. In Season Two he was able to manipulate his way into the White House. Now, he can't even get his party's support in Congress. In Season Two he and his wife were having threesomes with hunky Secret Service men. Now, they have their own bedrooms.

This all leads to some very uncomfortable stuff in the last episode - where: (About to be a cut for both spoilers and trigger warnings for domestic abuse, sexual violence etc...)

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So there we go. Frank thought he wanted the presidency, but is now trapped. He got the job he wanted, but he can't fuck people anymore.

All in all an odd third season with some very problematic elements. It's not bad. It is interesting. But, Season Four better be about Frank getting literal and figurative dick pills.

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