Netflix Original Series: House of Cards
A review of the Netflix Original Series House of Cards
House of Cards was created for television by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of a previous BBC miniseries of the same name by Andrew Davies, which was based on the novel by Michael Dobbs. Set in present-day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and the House Majority Whip, who, after getting passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, decides to exact his revenge on those who betrayed him. The series also stars Robin Wright, Kate Mara, and Corey Stoll in lead roles.
Sullywood Rating: 9/10
Listen, if you haven’t heard of House of Cards, then it might be time to sell your piece of real estate from under that rock. Now for most of you that know this show probably don’t need me to tell you that its good, you’ve either watched it and found out for yourself, or have heard of its reputation.
House of Cards is the reason Netflix might flourish into an empire. Before House of Cards, Netflix was the thing you streamed old/new TV shows and movies. But once House of Cards came along, the game changed. It started winning awards and accolades almost instantaneously, especially for its lead Kevin Spacey. Three years later, Netflix is coming out with critically acclaimed TV series almost monthly.
This show has you locked into it within the first 5 minutes and you’ll stay with it forever I would imagine. Now, I will say Season 3 took the path not traveled by the 1st and 2nd seasons and turned in a sub par performance. But either way, a bad season by this show is usually top notch for another show.
This is the best show on Netflix and a top 5 show on television. I cannot recommend this show enough, especially as we are in the midst of campaign season. Nothing would get you in the mood more than this show.