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
In 2015, Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich launched his campaign to become Missouri's Republican gubernatorial candidate with a speech exposing what he characterized as corruption among the state's Republican Party establishment. That establishment responded with a subtle and not-so-subtle smear campaign against Schweich; tactics included spreading the (incorrect) rumor that Schweich was Jewish and airing an advertisement in the style of "House of Cards," complete with narration by a southern-accented Kevin Spacey sound-alike that smeared Schweich's character, called him "a weak candidate for governor," and sneered that "he could be easily confused for the deputy sheriff of Mayberry." Not long after this smear campaign started, Schweich committed suicide by self-inflicted gunshot. After Schweich's suicide, his campaign's media director, Robert "Spence" Jackson, again denounced the corruption in the state Republican Party that he said was partly to blame for Schweich's death; about a month after that, Jackson also committed suicide. See more »
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.
See more »
After watching the first episode I had to continue watching all the episodes. It's edgy, sexy and with a bit of dark humor. Francis Underwood is the first democrat I would ever vote for. The characters are well developed and extremely well casted. Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey are phenomenal and the supporting cast keeps the show moving smoothly and with no drop in continuity. With only a minor amount of policy discussed, it is easy to follow for the non political enthusiasts. Congrats Netflix and I hope there's more like this to come.
128 of 208 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?