Month: February 2015

REVIEW: House of Cards – “Chapter 36”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - House of Cards 36The following is a review of the tenth episode of season three. Expect spoilers in the plot description.

So far this season, keeping peace has been the toughest thing for the President – as this season is getting closer to its end, we’ll see if he has what it takes to take on real danger. Let’s get to the plot description:

The episode opens with a town hall meeting with potential voters. Frank is nice, friendly, funny – but people want an answer on the Jordan Valley. Did they do it? Are their grandchildren safe? Are their soldiers? Frank cannot answer those questions. To prevent the televised debates from happening too soon, he makes Jackie Sharp agree to ask for a postponement.

Meanwhile Claire is anchoring, mediating, a meeting of Palestine and Israeli representatives. There’s talk of troop-reduction, but nothing fruitful as of yet. Claire is upset about the Israeli government, upset about a potential no-fly-zone. The representative, however, cannot comment on the matter immensely.

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REVIEW: House of Cards – “Chapter 35”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - House of Cards 35The following is a review of the ninth episode of season three. Expect spoilers in the plot description.

Now that Frank is going all-in, what will this lead to for his opponents – and is Claire still having fun at the UN? Come find out. Let’s get to the plot description:

The episode opens with the replacement reporter, Kate Baldwin, sleeping with Frank’s author. Meanwhile, Frank is holding a political event about his campaign for 2016. The President is fighting for his spot as the Commander in Chief. A vote for him is a vote for America Works. During the event his wife informs him that 8 Russians have been killed in the Jordan Valley (more…)

REVIEW: House of Cards – “Chapter 34”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - House of Cards 34The following is a review of the eighth episode of season three. Expect spoilers in the plot description.

All’s good in the Underwood household following last episode’s renewing of the vows. But will things stay calm in Chapter 34? Come find out. Let’s get to the plot description:

Say welcome to Faith – a hurricane very much going towards the U.S. is compared to Francis J. Underwood in an opinion piece by the savvy replacement reporter. Meanwhile, Frank’s author is finishing a draft of the prologue to the book on AmWorks. Frank is worried about the hurricane coming towards the eastern seaboard, knowing fully that FEMA doesn’t have the funds to protect the U.S. Citizens.

We learn that Mendoza is out of the Republican picture, having made a couple of mistakes too many. Congress is trying to force Frank’s hands. They’re willing to fund FEMA appropriately, if, and only if, it comes at the cost of AmWorks funding. Former VP Jim Matthews is even demanding that Frank does this. While in the Oval Office, Seth Grayson informs POTUS that Freddy is one of the 10 daily case studies gathered for him from AmWorks. Freddy is now washing dishes. (more…)

REVIEW: House of Cards – “Chapter 33”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - House of Cards 33The following is a review of the seventh episode of season three. Expect spoilers in the plot description.

What will be the fallout from one of the best episodes on Netflix ever? Come find out. Let’s get to the plot description:

The episode opens with the Underwoods renewing their vows, but we learn that’s a month from now – throughout the episode we interweave to and away from this renewing of their vows-moment. Claire’s defiance has seperated the Underwoods when they return home. Claire tells Frank that she will get the deal done in the UN general assembly, she believes that she owes him that.

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REVIEW: House of Cards – “Chapter 32”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - House of Cards 32The following is a review of the sixth episode of season three. Expect spoilers in the plot description.

Courage. Ego. Respect. This is one of the best episodes on Netflix. This is one of the best episodes ever of House of Cards. Let’s get to the plot description:

The episode opens with the President being interviewed on the Air Force One by the man assigned to write the book on AmWorks. He is being quizzed on his first job, and in turn Underwood asks the author about characters from his book Scorpio. The President is on his way to Russia.

Meanwhile, Orsay is still by Lisa’s side – trying to gather new information about Rachel. He is acting out, however.

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Detective Comics Saturday #2 – Will Dawn of Justice Be A Disaster?

Detective Comics Saturday
For the uninitiated: This is a new weekly feature on the blog wherein I, I’m Jeffrey Rex, discuss all things DC. This is a test-run, however. Meaning that if this goes well, it’ll be a permanent fixture on I’m Jeffrey Rex in 2015, like Marvelous Monday is right now.

This week’s topic is fairly straight forward. Today my focus is on the Warner Bros. Production to be released in about 13 months – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I’m going to give you my thoughts on the first real precursor to the massive Justice League-film to be released in 2017. I have some thoughts on the development of the film, the release patterns, the announced characters and whatnot. So, this week I ask myself and my readers – Will Dawn of Justice work? (more…)

REVIEW: House of Cards – “Chapter 31”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - House of Cards 31The following is a review of the fifth episode of season three. Expect spoilers in the plot description.

A surprise guest appearance? Executive Orders? Yup, House of Cards is back. Let’s get to the plot description:

The episode opens with Underwood trying his hardest to get America Works through, by any means necessary. He strikes up a deal with the mayor of the District of Columbia, who’s extremely positive about the AmWorks plan. They’re launching AmWorks in D.C., with hopes that Congress will take it nationwide as a result.

While Frank is all over D.C. looking for AmWorks-help, Dunbar is on talk-shows with the husband of the Gay Rights activist arrested by Russia. They both attack the President and his government for inaction with regards to the activist, Corrigan.

Frank wants Sharp to announce her running for office, he wants her to attack AmWorks – and pull voters away from Dunbar. Only to then flip-flop and jump on Underwood’s ticket in 2016. At Dunbar’s campaign offices, Doug is hard at work – negotiating his way onto her team. Meanwhile, the Israelian Ambassador informs Claire that Israel is bailing on the deal to circumvent the security council. (more…)