Kevin Spacey is so great in this show, and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) too. They play their roles so realistic, I believe them every word!
Barack Obama wrote a book as he's got into "higher" politics. I see some parallels from the book and this tv show. Everything is very realistic. The show reminds me a little bit of "Damages" with Glenn Close, where intrigue play a big role too, but in House of Cards it is much more sophisticated. You can't really miss one episode, because you gonna miss so much. And I also do not want to miss an episode , because you never get bored here. That is how a tv show concept should be!
The big thing about the show is also the first season's ending. I don't want to put a spoiler here, but I couldn't imagine that all those different story lines got put together to a big picture in the ending.
That was amazing. Really great written.
I give the first season 9 out of 10 points because it is so amazing well written, the acting is simply awesome and the only annoying thing which comes to my mind is the long intro.
So if you want to see a realistic politics & life tv show: Give it a try.
It has been a while since I was totally and utterly WOWed by a show. This show completly and utterly BLEW ME AWAY for many reasons.. Let's start with the awesome cast..
Kevin Spacey brilliantly stars as Francis J. "Frank" Underwood, An utterly ruthless and conniving politician, he pursues only his own political agenda and manipulates everyone around him to grab influence and prestige, at the potential cost of utterly destroying everyone else to push himself forward.
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, Francis' wife. She runs the Clean Water Initiative, an NGO, She often gets involved with Frank's political scheming, as an aid and an abettor. She proves to be just as cold, manipulative and power-hungry as her husband, often setting her own lofty goals to work alongside helping with his and letting nothing stop her.
It is a brilliant and epic show with a meticulously made plot that will leave you with nothing less than your jaw dropping to the floor one episode at a time.. WATCH IT.. Cause if you don't, you really are MISSING OUT!
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This is the best show Netflix has to offer.
Utterly boring. A fail attempt to create a "smart" show, the plot is boring and the characters are uninteresting.
Realmente es una gran obra, muy atrapante, grandes actuaciones con excelentes guiones. Fascina ver como se maneja el poder!