House of Cards Season 1
Netflix , TV Show Review / December 27, 2014

As a recent Netflixer I started by watching the first Season of a show I heard a lot about already. House of Cards (US) is an adaptation of the original BBC miniseries by the same name that aired in 1990 and the novel by Michael Dobbs. It is an American political drama series created especially for the Netflix network and premiered on February 1 2013. The entire first season was placed on line at the same time and contains 13 episodes. It is the story of Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) a Democrat in office in Washington. After he is passed over for an important position, he decides to plan a revenge that will get him in a place of power in the end. He is assisted by his wife Claire Underwood (played by Robin Wright). She is the head of a organization called CWI (Clear Water Initiative). The series is primarily about ruthless pragmatism,┬ámanipulation, power, and doing bad things for the greater good. To get where he wants to go Frank doesn’t hold back and is not afraid to hurt or even kill people to get what he wants. He uses everyone and everything, sometimes even without them…