“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of (or commentary about) websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time. Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.” This is subject to change, however. In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while. For rants promote change, and change can be good—right? Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).
[House of Cards] is an original [Netflix] production, and if you enjoy a show with lots of skullduggery, this is a show for you. For it is primarily about the way politics really work in the American federal government, and it also touches upon much more personal aspects to the characters involved.
In other words, House of Cards focuses upon the cards being played and those playing them in a very realistic manner. Granted, there may be some artistic license in play in an effort to keep the drama flowing at a steady stream, but I do not believe that it is being overdone at all.
[Kevin Spacey] stars as the main character, [Congressman Frank Underwood D-SC], who started out as the House of Representatives Majority Whip in the first season, and is set to become the Vice President of the United States of America in the second season. Spacey was an excellent choice for the role on account of him just looking like he is up to something—regardless of the role he is playing, nor the situation at hand.
[Robin Wright] plays [Claire Underwood], who is every bit as tough as her husband. In the first season, she was the director of a large charity by the name of the Clean Water Initiative, and she was given plenty of situations to prove that she was more than capable of playing for high stakes.
I was hooked on the series before the first episode was over, but it took a couple more before Arlynda came around. We finished watching the first season 3-4 hours ago, and she just had to watch the first episode of the second season before trying to go back to sleep. Okay, I could have gone for another episode or two. For the first episode of the second season left both of our mouths agape.
Alas, I wish I was not such a good boy. For I would love to spill the beans on what happened, but that would spoil it for those who have not seen it yet.
Subscribing to Netflix is part of my plan to cut our greedy cable company loose, and even if you do not share in such a dream, at only $7.99 a month, Netflix is a huge bargain on account of the thousands of television shows and movies that are available for streaming over the internet on Netflix. Besides, you can get the first month for free without any obligation to keep it going, and that would give you more than enough time to watch both seasons of House of Cards for free! Ah, but can you really just watch one series?
Oh yeah, another thing that makes House of Cards so intriguing is Frank Underwood turning toward the camera from time to time and start talking like he is actually talking to the audience about this or that in the show. This is clearly demonstrated in the trailer below, and I hope you enjoy House of Cards as much as we have so far.
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