Just a couple of words about House of Cards. What a great television series. David Fincher directs. Kevin Spacey is phenomenal as Francis Underwood, Majority Whip. Viewers will get a good look inside the political machine, and of course it isn’t pretty. His wife, Claire, is played by Robin Wright, and she hasn’t been this good since Princess Bride, probably. Their marriage, the terms and nature of it, is so interesting that this element of the series could be a stand-alone drama in and of itself. The supporting cast, especially Kate Mara as Zoe Barnes, the young, ambitious journalist, and Corey Stoll as Rep. Peter Russo, provides awesome backup.
This is a loose remake of the 1990 BBC House of Cards mini-series. I haven’t seen that one, so I can’t compare the two, but after seeing the American version, I am curious.
So okay, in the 2013 version we have 13 episodes in Season 1. Get your favorite snacks, settle in on the sofa, and have at it. I couldn’t stop clicking on the next episode. Can’t wait for Season 2. – [DVD]
DVD Release Date: 6/11/13