“House of Cards” (2013-)
Created by Beau Willimon
Based on the BBC mini-series of the same name, Netflix’s “House of Cards” is a turbulent political drama starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood, a congressman who, after discovering he will not become the next Secretary of State, exacts revenge on everyone who has double-crossed or betrayed him politically. Spacey, who was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role, gives his best performance in a decade. He’s calculating and unafraid to speak his mind. As his equally conniving wife, Robin Wright is superb. Like all witches, she possesses you, making you hate her and love her whenever she wills you to. She deserves accolade. The drama is intense, the action heart-pounding, the twists unpredictable. Sex, murder, betrayal; but it’s not a soap opera. It’s an intelligent, cerebral thriller that’s always one step ahead of you. As the Washington journalist willing to sleep for a story, Kate Mara is the scrappy youth this middle-aged story needs. But there’s so much diversity, in age, race, etc., that you can’t possibly help but relate to the stories. If you have Netflix, watch “House of Cards.” It’s that simple. And make it fast; Season 2 hits the web on Valentine’s Day. What’s not to love?
2 thoughts on “‘House of Cards’ is a sure bet”
Good review Logan. Yeah, this show is pretty damn kick-ass and does not leave a spine untangled. Can’t wait to see what they have in-store for us this next season, as things definitely seem to be getting spicier.
I’m very excited, but I do hope they keep it within the scope of realism and avoiding making a soap opera. I love where they are right now, but with the crazy events going on in the series its a slippery slope to melodrama. The season 2 trailer looks amazing, though.