Critic Consensus: Bolstered by strong performances -- especially from Kevin Spacey -- and surehanded direction, House of Cards is a slick, engrossing drama that may redefine how television is produced.
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Francis Underwood is Majority Whip. He has his hands on every secret in politics - and is willing to betray them all to become President.
|Premiere Date:||Feb 1, 2013|
|Executive Producers:||David Fincher, Beau Willimon, Dana Brunetti, Andrew Davies, Joshua Donen, Eric Roth, John Melfi, Kevin Spacey, Michael Dobbs|
|Producers:||David Fincher, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Andrew Davies, Joshua Donen, Eric Roth, John Melfi, Beau Willimon, Michael Dobbs, Jay Carson|
as Doug Stamper
as Adam Galloway
as Rep. Francis Underwo...
as Claire Underwood
as Gillian Cole
as Zoe Barnes
as Sen. Catherine Duran...
as Edward Meechum
as Janine Skorsky
as Freddy Hayes
as Linda Vasquez
as Jim Matthews
as Lucas Goodwin
as Tom Hammerschmidt
as Remy Danton
as Christina Gallagher
as Rep. Peter Russo
as Rachel Posner
as President Garrett Wa...
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The production values are lush, the pacing tight, the dialogue razor-sharp ("I love that woman," Underwood says of his wife at one point. "I love her more than sharks love blood"), the tone dark and delightfully nasty.
For now, to quote another politician, mission accomplished. And as in D.C., if "House of Cards" is deemed enough of a success by whatever criteria Netflix employs to keep the money flowing, you can bet everybody will get in line.
The production is gorgeous, the performances pristine. Nothing feels out of place, but nothing feels particularly vibrant, either.
House of Cards doesn't reinvent television, but it does offer the opportunity to watch a great cast elevate solid material.
Long story short, you owe it to yourself to watch House of Cards, simply because the horrors that are about to follow promise to be interesting enough to sign up for a NetFlix Instant account.
Audience Reviews for House of Cards: Season 1
Asks a lot from the audience, since pretty much every character is detestable and slimey as you can possibly imagine but House of Cards is a darkly evolving, superbly written and complex political drama, with bits of dark comedy gold and a scary look at what goes "behind our back". Every actor is at the top of their game here but some episodes tend to get a bit repetitive on their formula.
With each character being infuriating, House of Cards managed to keep me watching, anticipating for what will come next. Season 1 was pretty average to be honest, I admit the writing was fantastic and the acting by the ensemble was superb, but the breaking of the four wall really puts me off. I think it's nice to see what is theoretically going on behind the closed doors in the white house, but slightly unrealistic to make the interactions of the characters believable.
Well acted on fronts and engrossing in all of the right ways, House of Cards Season 1 brings a dark, twisted and addicting character piece to life with confident direction and a great visual style.
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