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Posts Tagged ‘ House of Cards ’




Patapsco Valley State Park from “Serial”

Jul 26th, 2017 | By | Category: This and That

Patapsco State Park.  Those three words, the name of a popular Baltimore-area recreation spot, shouldn’t be part of the lexicon of this California native.  But in October 2014, the first season of the investigative podcast Serial was released and instantly became a worldwide phenomenon.  Detailing the 1999 killing of high school student Hae Min Lee and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for the murder, the true crime tale elevated several local Charm City sites like Woodlawn High School, The Crab Crib, Leakin […]



Frank and Claire’s Townhouse from “House of Cards”

Jul 19th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

It is a rare occasion for me to lay eyes on a Hollywood-designed set and not immediately want to move in.  But such was the case with the townhouse belonging to Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), on the Netflix series House of Cards.  While I love the handsome brick exterior of the politico couple’s pad (who wouldn’t?), the inside is just a bit too cold and a bit too stark for my tastes.  Though undeniably beautiful, Frank and Claire’s décor […]



Freddy’s BBQ Joint from “House of Cards”

Jul 17th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I have never been a fan of dark TV shows or movies.  Surprising, I know, considering my love for true crime and all podcasts, documentaries and news stories related to the subject.  But when it comes to fictional TV and movie watching, I prefer a much lighter fare.  One exception to this rule is House of Cards, which the Grim Cheaper and I got really into a couple of summers ago.  The Netflix original series is undeniably dark and exceptionally heavy, but the smart writing, […]