House of Cards on Netflix
I don’t watch that much television for many reasons. For one, my evening schedule is a bit hectic and sporadic and even if I was around the house every evening, much of what is on is not really interesting. If anything I like to watch reruns like Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond, and I also like watching baseball with the sound turned down as I read a book. My family and I have a subscription to Netflix which if you don’t know has many movies, TV shows and documentaries. For a monthly fee we have access to all of it and we can watch it on our computers and even on our cell phones! The picture on my cell phone is actually better than on my computer, so now I have access to even more information just at my finger tips. Great just what I needed.
Some of you may have heard about the Netflix original series called House of Cards. It’s a political drama (with 13 episodes) based in Washington D.C. with well known actors Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, and even though I know it’s not real, many real elements are found within the series. House of Cards is about power, and about people who seek it at any cost. Kevin Spacey’s character (named congressman Frank Underwood) thinks little about the consequences of his actions because he craves to hold onto and even increase his power.
I must say I have really enjoyed watching House of Cards, although after watching some of the episodes, I felt I needed a little extra time of prayer. There is some adult content, but that is not the reason, because the extra prayer time comes from feeling sad for people who focus all their lives on power and the things of the world with little thought to the people who surround them, and to the God who created and sustains them.
Not that I needed to watch House of Cards to figure this out, but I am thankful for my simple life, the work God has given me, the family I have, and the roof over my head. I have enough, and if I receive more, it comes through the generosity of others, rather than me taking it from them through power, selfishness and greed, and this makes me feel good. If you have Netflix I would recommend the series, but I warn you that you may get hooked. Before you know it you can spend four hours watching five of the episodes.. and even worse, they are just starting to film season two! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.