If you’re like me, you couldn’t get enough of this man last year. Take that however you like – it’s 2014, baby. That man is the man, and his father – a man – gave him a name. His full Christian name is Francis Underwood, and he’s a menacing WASP that does D.C.’s dirty work like you and I (remember, you’re like me now) might Windex the countertops.
Why are we Windexing the countertops? Well, we don’t want streaks anywhere. It’s classy.
A spectacle to behold when riled – like a taut, eurasian puma – Underwood will soon be coming to a screen very near you in 4x the resolution.
The 4K era is upon us, when high-definition streaming becomes even more difficult to explain. It took me years to speak 1080p/720p/360p fluently. I could roughly translate that to super clear/just feels shittier/cool VHS, bro. But now that we can get ridiculously up close and personal with our favorite elite movers and shakers – the rising Rémy Danton, the critically-acclaimed Mrs. Claire Underwood – what does this mean for TV watching?
I remember adjusting to true high-def took some getting used to. The motion gave an uncomfortably clear home-video vibe. Now, of course, I can’t go back to standard definition (when I have the choice not to). So I imagine premiering House of Cards’s upcoming season on February 14th at one of my friend’s places with a newer, 4K set is just going to make me angry. Thank god the therapist recommended more TV. You’re coming over, right? You’re like me.
one of us, one of us
(Editor’s Note: Claire Underwood is played by Robin Wright, the 2014 Golden Globe Award-Winner for Best Actress in a Television Series.)