My husband and I joined Netflix a little over a year ago as we were bored with the offerings on Cable: reruns and reality shows dominated prime time television and we were always searching for something worthwhile to watch.
One of the First TV shows we watched was House of Cards. We loved it: the political intrigue, the drama, the tension. Kevin Spacey plays his role so well as does Robin Wright, the woman who plays opposite him. We were kept on the edge of our seats as the characters, Francis and Claire Underwood, worked towards their political goals and extracted their revenge on people who had reneged on their promises. Unexpected twists and turns kept us interested as the husband and wife team let nothing get in the way of their ambitions.
A few months after we had watched Season 1, I was not surprised to learn that this political drama had been nominated for nine Emmy Awards. The series won the Emmy for best director (David Fincher). The Emmy was not the only award the series won after its first season: Robin Wright won the Golden Globe for best actress from among four nominations.
My husband and I waited impatiently for Season 2 to air. Friday, 14 February was the day it appeared on Netflix for the first time. I am sure you can guess what we watched on the evening of Valentine’s Day!
We have spent the weekend watching Frank and Claire Underwood continue with their political machinations. Not once were we bored with the story. As with Season 1, we found it hard to switch off the television and go to bed. The story is enthralling, the script well-written, and the acting superb. I enjoy the side remarks Francis Underwood makes to us, the viewers – almost as if he is in a personal conversation with us. The story is linked to current American politics which makes the story more current. Fast-paced and realistic, my husband and I watched until the 13th episode ended.
Now we wait eagerly for Season 3.
Have you watched the TV show House of Cards?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014