Welcome to Choose Your Pop, The A.V. Club’s new bite-size series featuring our editors’ favorite pop culture! Each week, the editors from four of our sections—film, TV, music, and books—will get together and make a pitch for their respective choices, based around a particular theme. The catch: They’ve only got 20 seconds to sell each other on the strength of their recommendations. In honor of the return of House Of Cards, this debut installment features the theme of “political corruption.” Check out our staff suggestions, and watch film editor A.A. Dowd learn a hard lesson about ticking clocks.

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