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House of Cards (2013)

House of Cards (2013)

Created by Beau Willimon, “House of Cards,” takes a look into the sneaky politics and the underhand of U.S. electoral politics. The one-hour drama follows Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey, an ambitious politician with his eye on the top job).

In a modern day Washington D.C., the series managed to impress the audiences and gathered quite a following. The series was previously a BBC miniseries and based on a book by Michael Dobbs. Netflix streamed the series.

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5x01 Chapter 53
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nielstaildeman
nielstaildeman (Oct 14, 2014)

I needed 5 minutes in ep 1 to realize i would love this show

nielstaildeman
nielstaildeman (Oct 14, 2014)

I needed 5 minutes in ep 1 to realize i would love this show

alexisdhondt
alexisdhondt (Jul 16, 2014)

yep yep yep yep yep

kakature
kakature (Mar 04, 2014)

Equally great second season.

elenagilbert
elenagilbert (Feb 19, 2014)

finished season two the first two days it was out. somehow this show has come back with an equally enthralling second act. the wait for season three is going to feel like forever.

emonquente
emonquente (Feb 18, 2014)

Meh. . . Unfollow

kript0x
kript0x (Feb 17, 2014)

Season 2 was amazing.
Can't believe I finished it already.

nico23
nico23 (Feb 17, 2014)

@Zarnikon Thank you sir!

Zarnikon
Zarnikon (Feb 16, 2014)

@nico23 SHOW SPOILER

nico23
nico23 (Feb 16, 2014)

Could someone please briefly tell me whats up with the women doug keeps hidden? I forgot how her story fits into all of this. SHOW SPOILER

kakature
kakature (Feb 13, 2014)

@Zarnikon Yes!

Zarnikon
Zarnikon (Feb 12, 2014)

Are all the episodes of season 2 going to get released at once?

kakature
kakature (Feb 05, 2014)

Season 3 confirmed.

swT
swT (Feb 01, 2014)

Getting closer and closer.

BlackDynamite
BlackDynamite (Sep 02, 2013)

Really good show! Netflix is coming this month to NL.. I hope it will deliver more stuff like this!

dinneweth
dinneweth (Aug 30, 2013)

KEVIN FUCKIN' SPACEY

kvdv
kvdv (Aug 07, 2013)

Great show !!

emonquente
emonquente (May 20, 2013)

This show proves original programming on these modern methods of distribution work -- not just at the micro-budget level (youtube shows that can literally make over 100k USD a year, and much more for a few of them -- just an example) but at the full production level.

Imagine if Netflix or someone put their licensing budget towards original programming in the entirety? I don't see it happening soon, but Netflix itself will move more and more towards their own programmes if not going exclusive and that is really cool to think of. Particularly because we may find ourselves in a time where one stupid city (no offence to those of you in Cali) does not have a total freaking monopoly of film in general. Imagine someone in Tenessee writes a show that happens in Scotland and, as a web-based company, a producer like Netflix could find that creator a crew and team actually in Scotland without having to pay to move an entire American film crew over there. good for the Scottish economy, great for the creative variance of film as a medium.

emonquente
emonquente (May 20, 2013)

impressive that is -- ran out of characters. Very annoying when you are nearly done.

As I was saying -- impressive and interesting show. Give it a watch.

By the by, as others have said - -this show has some fantastic acting, and the medium is very appropriate to the show itself. The way they edit has obviously been influenced greatly by the distribution method -- not just the lack of restraint on certain scenes or even just words -- but moreso the flexibility they exercised. Almost every television show, every episode is the same length, within 20 seconds or so. This show can have 5 minute differences (I think the largest I noted was 3 but I said can have, not has had) and it doesn't matter because it isn't slotted on a network and fighting for adverts.

Hell, just imagine that -- a channel that gets direct subscriptions, no adverts, not even for their own programmes (looking at you HBO) -- just a show, running the length the episode needs to run, done however the creators want to do it. To hell with censorship, advert timing, schedules, or anything else.

emonquente
emonquente (May 20, 2013)

I wish this show was getting more attention. I watched the first episode last night, and the rest of the existing episodes the past day.

I love this show. I honestly believe this is the best show to have anything to do with politics let alone be centered around them to come along. Well, best scripted show at any rate -- The DAily Show with John Stewart is obviously and undeniably better, but that is beside the point. For one that is based on reality a lot closer (even if it is still a farce, something John has personally said often and openly, like on Crossfire most famously) and for another The Daily Show is a comedy act. Drama is harder, and as fantastic a job as House of Cards does, drama is harder to the point that the best drama still falls a bit short of the best comedy. Maybe not for import, I think House of Cards even might be more important than the Daily show if only looking at 16 random episodes -- and for staying importance, whereas the Daily Show is so important BECAUSE it is a daily show -- well, House of Cards has that beat hands down.

Anyway -- fantastic show, at least I think, it deserves more viewers and attention --- even media attention frankly, not just as a random plug but as something to be discussed in earnest. Our reactions to the main character, our reactions to the fictional congress, and our beliefs as to the accuracy of that fiction to real life -- as well as especially our reactions to what that reality is both in the show and the 'true' reality of the real American congress. It all is very interesting I think, and deserves as much study as thought obviously went into this show.

I kinda view this show as alternate history (a game we history buffs, majors, and graduates all play or have played) more than pure fiction to be honest. The amount of intelligence, study and effort that seems to have gone into it is very impressive, and the ability to create a massively interesting and entertaining drama out of that fiction -- impress

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  • Status Returning series
  • Premiered Feb 01, 2013
  • Genre Drama, Family, Mystery, Thriller
  • Country United States
  • Network Netflix
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Links IMDB and TheTVDB

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