All right, this one is going to be a little strange. (Always the way to begin something you want people to keep reading.)
If you are a Netflix subscriber, you may have noticed that all of your envelopes now have Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright’s faces on them. Why? Because Netflix has a new original series called House of Cards. House of Cards is the story of Francis “Frank” Underwood, a Democratic congressman from South Carolina and the House Majority Whip, and his time in the first year of the administration of newly-elected Democratic President Matthews. Spacey plays Frank and Wright plays his wife Claire, who runs the Clean Water Initiative, a non-profit corporation that … well, I think you can probably figure out what the Clean Water Initiative supports.
Like most TV shows on Netflix, you can mainline an entire season of House of Cards like a congressman with a substance abuse problem, which this show has. That’s great for people who like to watch a bunch of episodes of something at once, not so good for the people who want to discuss it So what do we do here when I’ve seen all the episodes?
I’m going to go through a quick, non-spoilery recap of the things I liked and didn’t like and then we can use the comments section to talk in spoiler depth about the show. So if you haven’t finished the show, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS SECTION YET. Or, at the very least, don’t read the comments section and complain it got spoiled.
One last thing: me saying that I wish they’d used somebody more or less is NOT, in my opinion, a spoiler. You have no idea how much more or how much less I wanted of a character.
All right, here goes.