HBO’s Recount Playing Cards: Lame Alert

By Matt Van Hoven 

I was handed this little set of playing cards as I strolled through midtown today. Apparently, I’m supposed to be inspired to watch Recount after opening the little package (which came with a nasty-looking piece of gum that smelled like Play-Doh).

What the hell am I supposed to do with these cards &#151 add them to my collection of Chips trading cards? Hell no! They’d totally devalue my Ponch. Officer John Baker was/is my hero.

“Starring Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Laura Dern, John Hurt, Denis Leary, Bruce McGill, and Tom Wilkinson, Recount brings viewers behind the scenes at the controversial Florida recount. This illuminating, hugely entertaining film pulls back the veil on the headlines to explore the human drama surrounding the most controversial presidential election in U.S. history.”

I’m sure it will be both fair and balanced.