We’re watching House of Cards on Netflix. Up until now, we’ve watched thirteen episodes. I wasn’t immediately hooked after the first episode … it took a while. It’s getting creepier all the time.
All the time, while I’ve been watching it, a Swedish word has popped up in my mind: “rävspel” = fox game. From the beginning, it was just a little board game — rather popular, I guess, but I’ve never played it myself. I haven’t played all that many board games. However, the name of the game took on a whole new meaning and became a synonym for all what’s going on in House of Cards. Intrigues, conspiracies, manipulation … back-stabbing.
The white pieces you see in this picture, are sheep, and the two red ones are foxes. “Rävspel” has become a common word now — everybody knows what you’re talking about. However, when I look it up in my online dictionary, it gives Fox and Geese. Could be some similar game I know nothing about.
The House of Cards series is only being streamed on Netflix, from what I can see … not aired elsewhere. Kevin Spacey is the absolutely ruthless congressman Francis Underwood. When I typed in the title in Google, just now, I saw one headline, where Kevin Spacey’d said “compared to real politics, House of Cards doesn’t go far enough”. That’s scary!