Last night I finished watching the Netflix series House of Cards. The groundbreaking streaming only series from Netflix. House of Cards was released Feb. 1, 2013 and what made it groundbreaking was Netflix released the full season, all 13 episodes, at the same time. No weekly waits, no gaps in the middle of the season, you could consume it as fast or as slow as you wanted, when you wanted.
Since then HBO, NBC, ABC, and other networks have come out saying they are sticking to the traditional, archaic structure of television series. I was skeptical at first on how this would work but I quickly realized that this is the future of television entertainment.
Of course this would only work if you had a quality production and House of Cards did not disappoint. In my opinion this is one of the best TV Dramas I have seen. The style, characters, story, mystery, intrigue, the acting, the photography were above and beyond most of the stuff out there.
Here’s the synopsis for Season 1:
Francis “Frank” Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is an ambitious Democratic congressman and the House Majority Whip. Following his assistance in ensuring the election of President Garrett Walker (Michael Gill), Underwood is informed by Chief of Staff Linda Vasquez (Sakina Jaffrey) that the existing agreement to appoint him Secretary of State will not be honored. Furious at Walker’s betrayal, Underwood and his wife Claire (Robin Wright), an environmental activist, begin seeking out pawns in a protracted political war against Walker. Soon brought into the fray are troubled Congressman Peter Russo (Corey Stoll) and Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), a young political reporter for the Washington Herald newspaper.
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