House of Cards Season 2 Opening Credits Comparison in Animated GIFs
Are you watching House of Cards Season 2 on Netflix? Did you notice that they changed the opening credits since Season 1? There are still 37 time-lapse shots of Washington DC, and the cuts are in all the same places, but almost half of the shots have been changed. In some cases, the new shot is a slightly different view of the same place. In others, it’s a radically different view, or a different time of year, or a shot of a completely different location altogether. The time-lapses were shot by District 7 Media based just outside DC. They did a beautiful job. Let’s see what’s changed between seasons.
The following are all comparisons of the images. In all cases, the top image is Season 1 and the bottom image is Season 2:
Shot 2 (are those the same clouds? Same time of day? Same cars? I think this might be the same shot recolored.):
Shot 19 (looks like a slightly different part of the same clip):
My wife thinks they’re also using a different mix of the opening theme music this year, but my ear isn’t good enough to tell the difference. Has anyone noticed?