House of Cards

House of Cards – The Second Season

It’s funny how a readjustment of expectations can drastically alter your enjoyment of a TV viewing experience. When House of Cards debuted its entire first season on Netflix in February 2013, the political series was being hailed as TV’s next great drama and a brand-definer; Netflix’s version of The Sopranos. The cast featured two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, […]

House of Cards – Episode 1.06 – "Chapter 6"      I don’t know how it happens but it seems that whenever I complain about one aspect of House of Cards in a review, the problem is fixed in the next episode.  Such is the case with “Chapter 6”, which sees Frank stumble for the first time since the series began.  Squaring off […]

House of Cards – Episode 1.05 – "Chapter 5" This has turned into quite a ridiculous show.  That was my main thought as the credits rolled at the end of “Chapter 5”, an episode that featured a comically early-2000’s-style “chill” office, a group of protestors standing outside a fundraiser for the sole reason that there are Congressmen in attendance and an absurdly over-the-top […]

House of Cards – Episode 1.04 – "Chapter 4"

courtesy of  I think I have to readjust my expectations for this show.  Thus far in the series we’ve seen the moral complexities of Frank, Claire, Zoe and Peter and how each of their lives is marred by self-interested ambition, regardless of those around them.  In “Chapter 4” we  see each of these characters […]

House of Cards – Episode 1.03 – "Chapter 3"

courtesy of Ken Thomas      As House of Cards enters its third chapter, we finally get to travel outside of the wheelings and dealings of Washington politics to get some insight into Frank Underwood’s roots in his home state of South Carolina.  In the process, we get to see what caused him to be elected […]

House of Cards – Episode 1.02 – "Chapter 2"

                                                                                          Patrick Harbron/Netflix Though I very much enjoyed the Pilot episode of Netflix’s […]

House of Cards – Episode 1.01 – "Chapter 1"

                                  courtesy of Netflix’s first big push into HBO territory comes in the form of House of Cards, an original series that will exclusively “air” on the video streaming site.  On February 1st, the company made the bold […]