Saturday, February 16, 2013

'House of Cards' Addict

Are you a Netflix subscriber?

A Kevin Spacey lover?

A political drama junkie?

A voyeur of human behavior?

An appreciator of the side monologue?

If you've answered in the affirmative to the above aforementioned questions, your ass needs to grab a beer or a glass of wine, a good friend, your remote and 40 minutes of time....time, well spent.

"House of Cards" is an American political drama series adapted from a previous BBC miniseries of the same name.  Kevin Spacey serves as Frank Underwood, a democratic congressman from South Carolina and the House Majority Whip.  After being passed up as the next Secretary of State in the new administration, he is determined to exact out his revenge on all of the political players in his sphere of influence.

Spacey is married to Robin Wright who plays the lovely and brilliant Claire Underwood, an executive director for a not for profit organization focused on clean water rights.  And Kate Mara plays an incredibly ambitious and seductive reporter, Zoe Barnes who brokers a deal with Spacey to get inside information to write cutting edge stories for print.

Netflix won the bid to distribute the series and signed on to produce two seasons or 26 episodes.  On February 1, 2013, they released the first season and in the first two weeks, the series has been the most watched on Netflix to date.

And why is that?  Because the acting is brilliant.  David Fincher, a fucking rockstar genius of a director grabbed the number one picks for each of the characters and made them come to life.

AND...because all of the first season is available at once in multiple episode form.

The formatting is what makes the series perfect.  People can watch it when they want to without interruptions and feel like they're getting a substantial experience.

They're now in the process of filming season two which makes me giddy as I type this.  I've been spoon feeding myself with an episode a night.  Much like chocolate, wine, a good's so worth it.

Do yourself a favor and take a peak...

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