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House of Cards (2013-Present)

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Plot Summary: A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michael Gill, Robin Wright

Serious Jest: animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd) (Worth Watching This superb cast really brings out the essence of cutthroat DC politics, both in government and in private-sector.  The series is basically a modern-day version of Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince.  While some may not like Spacey’s breaking of the fourth wall, I think it adds to the Poe-like tone that this show obviously seeks to convey.  The series also pulls back the “government-conspiracy” curtain, looking at such conspiracies from the point of view of the conspirators and the cleaners.  Unfortunately, the show becomes a bit too far-fetched for my tastes in some respects, reaching for soap-opera scandals to pacify those viewers who will not be content with political coups and corporate maneuvering.  Also, I deeply despise Spacey’s and Wright’s characters for their ethical and moral depravity, and for their lack of a code, so I have some trouble separating my hostility towards them from the series as a whole.

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

One response to “House of Cards (2013-Present)

  1. Diana ⋅

    I love the show regardless of Franks ethical misgiving. I’m still rooting for him to succeed. I like his charisma!

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