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Close The Door

April 3, 2012 15:08:35 Posted at April 3, 2012 15:08:35
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House of Lies Season 1 Episode 12 recapI like to think I'm a pretty decent traveller.  I'm not a two flights a week type, but I fly a fair bit, and know the drill.  Move fast and efficiently, and have your work nearby so each time you have to change locations you can start up again.  But all airports are not created equal. Full Story

Reality Check.

March 27, 2012 16:02:58 Posted at March 27, 2012 16:02:58
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House of Lies Season 1 Episode 11 recapI don't hear a lot about House Of Lies.  It doesn't get recapped much, and I know it's not for everyone, and I don't even know if it would be for me for years on end.  It's hard to take.  But the reason it's so compelling to me is that the lead character is not supposed to win. Full Story

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Issues. Naked.

March 20, 2012 17:55:38 Posted at March 20, 2012 17:55:38
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House of Lies Season 1 Episode 10 Can you predict who's going to wind up where, long before they get there?  There are lots of jokes about stripper names, and though it's one of those things that's a cliche because it's true, I don't think so many careers are as cut and dried.  At least, not on the surface. Full Story

I Love You, Marty Khan

March 13, 2012 17:58:22 Posted at March 13, 2012 17:58:22
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House of Lies Season 1 Episode 9 recapI heard a scandalously good piece of gossip the other day.  Or, not gossip, I guess, because it turned out to be true.  As I marveled, the story-teller pointed out that in addition to being true and full of juicy details, it was going to invoke a lot of schadenfraude, because people always thought the subject of said gossip was too perfect. Full Story

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House of Hopes

March 6, 2012 17:53:46 Posted at March 6, 2012 17:53:46
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House of Lies Season 1 Episode 8Hello!  Did you miss House Of Lies?  They very smartly didn’t put this episode up against the Oscars, although with the amount of strategy and manipulation involved in either, you could easily have changed the channel and gotten a similar experience.  I have to say that for so much of this episode I was just compelled by Bell’s outfit. Full Story

Shame. It’s a house of shame, obviously

February 21, 2012 18:33:14 Posted at February 21, 2012 18:33:14
Duana Posted by Duana

House of Lies Season 1 Episode 7 recapSo this is TV. While movies historically have been used to tell stories about the fantastic, incredible people who existed only in our wishes or trumped-up, watercoloured memories, television was always supposed to show people watching who they were. Who they are. Full Story

House of Boredom

February 14, 2012 18:14:28 Posted at February 14, 2012 18:14:28
Duana Posted by Duana

House of Lies Season 1 Episode 6I did a terrible thing recently.  I read some spoilers of this show, a couple of episodes on.  So maybe this is why I found this episode so bland – it’s not where I know the show’s going. Or maybe it was the premise, set up at the beginning. That what happens when they’re at home in LA is boring, marking time, until they go back on the road on Monday mornings. Full Story

Obligatory ‘House Of Cards’ Title Here

February 7, 2012 15:23:08 Posted at February 7, 2012 15:23:08
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House of Lies Season 1 Episode 5 recapHow are you guys doing with this show?  Am I the only one?  Every time I worry about something that’s going on, some development I’m not sure about, there’s something that just tickles me so much I’m delighted.  Like how, at the end of an unbelievably dense ‘previously on’ recap, Marty smirks “I wouldn’t talk down to you like that”. Full Story

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House Of Lies Doesn’t

January 31, 2012 19:55:13 Posted at January 31, 2012 19:55:13
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House of Lies Season 1 Episode 4 recapOkay, this is ridiculous.  House of Lies isn’t content to simply reinvent the half-hour ‘comedy’ genre and inspire in me slavish devotion, it has to start actually reflecting real life and being relevant, making me its full-on wannabe? This show, if you haven’t figured it out yet, isn’t about being a management consultant. Full Story

House Of Lies Episode 3

January 24, 2012 16:54:18 Posted at January 24, 2012 16:54:18
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House Of Lies Season 1 Episode 3 recapOkay.  I warned you. This show is too funny not to get specific, so we’re going to be a little more thorough this time. Marty sleeps while a woman in an ugly sweater rubs his shoulder.   He wakes up all ‘Mom, OMG!’ But of course, as we remember from the previouslies, she committed suicide. Full Story

Always Be Closing

January 17, 2012 22:27:06 Posted at January 17, 2012 22:27:06
Duana Posted by Duana
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I have a colleague, who used to say to another colleague, usually on a Monday morning, “Hey – did you close?“  This of course referred not to business acumen but whether or not he got the amount of action he was hoping for on the weekend.  If they’re not already reading this, I bet money they both would love this show. Full Story

House of Lies - the pilot

January 10, 2012 18:25:31 Posted at January 10, 2012 18:25:31
Duana Posted by Duana
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Can I just ask, why?  Why, PVR people, are you not smart enough to  know that a show’s going to go a little overtime?   Just give a little more time, please?I persevered, though, guys, don’t worry, I watched the end of the show for you – for you – so that I could bring you the best review possible which I know is what you require. Full Story

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