^ House of Cards is great. I also find Robin Wright very easy on the eyes.
Anyways, I blew through Gravity Falls
's first season, and it is quite possible the best and most recent secret that the Disney Channel has to offer. Don't let the big "D" (um, Disney that is
) throw you off, this show is *amazing* for all ages and has a very clever sense of humour. Beyond its own goofball humour and wit, the show makes numerous allusions to all sorts of things: Pop culture, music, old myths and monsters, and it also tugs at nostalgia for videogame and film references.
Probably one of the most interesting things about it, however, is this ongoing narrative that extends beyond its "episode of the week" format. Gravity Falls is a monster/myth show starring two plucky kids, their gross great uncle, a large motley crew, and an ongoing mystery of what is happening in their town. The secret journal the kids find contains numerous, solvable, cryptograms with either random funnies or in-show secrets. One major page of the book is literally full of them
An ongoing mystery, an amazing humour, and episode plots with an extraordinary cast of characters makes Gravity Falls an easy recommendation. If you see it, watch it.