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President Barack Obama is a House of Cards fan. If we read too much into that realization, we might have cause to worry, but watch the video below and it seems clear that the President was making light of the dark nature of the Netflix political drama when meeting with tech CEOs at the White House this week. He asked Netflix chief of executive Reed Hastings if he brought an advance copy of the highly anticipated second season of the series. As you’ll see in the video below, Obama humorously notes the way the "ruthlessly efficient" lead character Frank Underwood is getting things done in the series:
Via NYMag.com, the video comes courtesy of Washington Post and shows our President getting some laughs by complimenting how “ruthlessly efficient” things are on House of Cards. “This guy’s getting a lot of stuff done,” he jokes, in reference to Kevin Spacey’s character. Of course, if you’re familiar with House of Cards, you know that Frank Underwood’s the kind of guy who will step on the necks of his opposition if it means advancing up the the political ladder and getting his way. For Frank Underwood, "getting a lot of stuff done" comes at a dark price, in some cases. It’s pretty obvious that President Obama is joking with his comments… right? At the very least, he may be planning on clearing his schedule for a couple of days next February like the rest of us when Season 2 debuts.
Obama’s jokes couldn’t be better timed for Netflix, really, when we consider the recent Golden Globe nominations the first season of House of Cards just received, not to mention Netflix recently announcing the February 14 premiere date for the full second season of the drama and then following that up with this full trailer for Season 2:
Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) has masterfully maneuvered his way into the Vice Presidency, but his ascension faces threats on all fronts...