Monday, October 5, 2015

TV Show Review: House of Cards Originally posted March 3, 2015

For those (like me) who haven't finished season 3 yet, don't worry no spoilers to be given. Hell, for those who haven't watched any of it, major spoilers will not be given either.  I must admit, I am new to the whole binge watching world that Netflix brings about, but it's fun. Granted it also proves that I have too much time on my hands at the moment.  Who needs sleep anyway? Let's all admit that "House of Cards" begins really slow.  Meaning if you don't past the first few episodes, then you may not keep watching.  Comparing to political dramas of the past such as "West Wing", this show had a very fast pace. Thus, if you were not paying close attention, you could miss a pivotal scene for the plot. However, "House of Cards" has the normal pace we see in TV nowadays, the only difference is that Netflix production means most rules do not apply. For a country that happens to be heavily censored, yet one of the worlds most predominant producers of porn, this show is a breath of fresh air. It allows for more authenticity within the writing, and the acting makes the characters more real and relate-able. In fact, when asking for other people's opinions on the matter, the feeling that this show is close to the government the U.S. currently has. For us realists out there, authenticity is the way to go, and perhaps proves the Washington, DC. is a house of cards. Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as Claire Underwood run this show.  For fear of spoilers (which I can't personally stand), the show is brilliant, and deserves all of the praise it is getting.

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