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Poll: House of Cards vs The Good Wife

(14 Posts)
TheSecondOfHerName Sat 25-Jun-16 19:57:56

I binge-watched S4 of Orange is the New Black and now need a box set to be my new Netflix obsession.

As well as OITNB, I also enjoy(ed) The West Wing, Game of Thrones, Six Feet Under and Parenthood, amongst others.

I've added both House of Cards and The Good Wife to my Netflix list.

Which should I start first?

Madbengalmum Sat 25-Jun-16 19:58:47

House of cards.

PurpleDaisies Sat 25-Jun-16 20:00:09

Good wife.

ThomasHardyPerennial Sat 25-Jun-16 20:00:15

House of Cards!

BeautifulMaudOHara Sat 25-Jun-16 20:00:58

The Good Wife - HOC is good but less fun to watch
In fact I found it quite depressing so sort of stopped on series 3

MaybeDoctor Sat 25-Jun-16 20:01:06

It depends what you want.

Good Wife is cracking good telly, with an ensemble cast of long-running characters in whom you really start to invest.

House of Cards is edge-of-your seat-unexpected political drama.

whiteagle Sat 25-Jun-16 20:01:56

House of cards - excellent but also much shorter and less seasons. Starting the Good wife at this time of year is a big time commitment- save it for the autumn.HoC is better too imo!

trebleclef101 Sat 25-Jun-16 20:04:25

The Good Wife! I think it's much better than House of Cards

Cocolepew Sat 25-Jun-16 20:05:38

HOC, because its shorter.
Then The Good Wife.

TheSecondOfHerName Sat 25-Jun-16 20:21:43

I was hoping for more of a consensus! grin

From the comments so far, I like the sound of both. I don't mind a time commitment; GoT finishes this week and it's not as if there's much else on TV.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 25-Jun-16 20:24:30

The good wife, couldn't stop watching it whereas HOC I have watched a few but not fussed about finish in the series

TheSecondOfHerName Sat 25-Jun-16 22:01:50

Thank you to all who voted. I'm going to watch The Good Wife first, then House of Cards.

JudyCoolibar Sun 26-Jun-16 02:11:53

Which version of House of Cards? If it's the Ian Richardson one, that should definitely come first.

MrsDeathOfRats Sun 26-Jun-16 02:56:15

The good wife. All the way.

I enjoyed house of cards but I was completely addicted to The Good wife.
I may have been somewhat emotional on Thursday when series 7 finished blush

Am jealous almost of anyone who is watching it for the first time!! Hahaha

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