Majority House Whip Francis Underwood takes you on a long journey as he exacts his vengeance on those he feels wronged him - that is, his own cabinet members including the President of the United States himself. Dashing, cunning, methodical and vicious, Frank Underwood along with his equally manipulative yet ambiguous wife, Claire take Washington by storm through climbing the hierarchical ladder to power in this Americanized recreation of the BBC series of the same name. Written by
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There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that's only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.
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From the start, Kevin Spacey captivates & impresses with his his
portrayal as the Machiavellian chief whip. The dialogue is superb, the
editing tight, & the plot moves at just the right pace.
I'm 7 episodes in at the moment & so far it hasn't missed a beat. I
remember the original house of cards on the BBC in the early 90's, & at
first hearing there would be a US remake, had some concerns, how would
they ever match up to the quality & acting, would they still do the
Jacobean theatre style breaking of the 4th wall speaking directly to
the audience? I needn't have worried, Kevin Spacey handles the role
with aplomb, although Ian Richardson originally had a hint of a twinkle
in his eye when about to pull peoples strings, Kevin Spacey is far more
emotionless, cold blooded & menacing. Both work equally for the part.
Launching on Netflix was a brave move & I really appreciate being able
to binge on episode after episode, of this exciting intelligent new
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