Your Next Box Set: House of Cards
There’s one motive that comes hand-in-hand with watching this box set: ‘hunt, or be hunted’ and that sets the premise for the whole show.
So if you’re on the lookout for a new box set to spend your evenings binge-watching then feast yourselves into this week’s hmv.com choice: House Of Cards...
What is it?
House of Cards follows ruthless House Majority whip Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) are on a path of vengeance when the President elect goes back on his promise to nominate the Congressman for Secretary of State.
Underwood makes revenge his life and masterwork; with each painstaking stroke of his brush equalling another “bite out of the whale” that is the Administration.
It’s worth noting that director David Fincher sees through the most stylistic choice of the seasons when Spacey’s character frequently uses direct to camera address.
Who’s in it?
Alongside the ever-talented Spacey and Wright is Kate Mara (American Horror Story) who co-stars as Zoe Barnes - an ambitious young reporter who entangles herself in a Devil’s deal arrangement with Underwood.
Why should I watch it?
If you’re interested in the politics of Washington, then watching the rise of Underwood and his seemingly unappeasable desire to displace those in power above him is for you. Plus the $100 million dollars (£67 million) that Netflix invested in the first two seasons is aesthetically pleasing enough to add a sleek edge to the dark tones of the show matching the calibre of talent.
Describe The Show In Three Words?
Terrifying, political psychology.