House of Cards (2013 – 2018)
Frank Underwood could be a Democrat appointed as the secretary of state. Beside his spouse, he sets out on a journey to look for vindicate on the individuals who deceived him whereas effectively rising to matchless quality.
Creator : Beau Willimon
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Here are a few great viewpoints that make House of Cards worth watching :
1. The Story
A political thrill series based on the adaptation of 1989 novel of the same name by Michael Dobbs. It tells the story of Frank Underwood, a Democrat secretary of state. Beside with his wife Claire, they seek revenge on the people who betrayed him while successfully rising to supremacy.
2. The Main Character’s Personality
Everytime you see Frank Underwood, you see his brilliant charisma. A born leader, fine manipulator, and quality actor. He speaks with confidence, he answers with his mind, and he’s performing extraordinary tactics. Tremendous performance. It is a shame Kevin Spacey never won the Emmy as best actor in a drama series.
3. The Wife, Claire Underwood
Another highly interesting character. As the wife of Frank, Claire Underwood did equally important parts. Her charisma is beyond any measures too. She is brave, smart, and careful in her words. She supports most of Frank’s command, but she made up her own mind too.
4. Traitor Among Political Life
There is no ‘safe’ word in politic. This series will teach you the brutality of real life politic. You will be amazed how far it can really take you. Every action is fake, manipulative, and nothing comes for granted. See how Frank Underwood speaks to the mind of the U.S President. Elite conversation and quality dialogue too.
5. Influence From Small People
This series shows the importance of small people, especially those who helped you conducted the day to day tasks for you. They know more than you, and they knows the field well. One example is Doug Stamper, a loyalist for Mr Underwood. He is experienced, smart, despite often too naïve. See his interesting journey here.
6. Powerful Life
Ever imagined how life with power feels? Being on top of the world, as well as the one in charge of United States? Well take a look at this series, with shots taken inside the presidential plane, white house, church, conference rooms, etc. Not forgetting the security convoy everytime Frank Underwood travels.
House of Cards is the first ever Netflix Original series (2013) and one of their most successful ones with 7 Emmy wins. It is deep, complex, massive, and praised by many. It stood alongside some of the greatest of all time, with Game of Thrones, Dark, The Leftovers, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Peaky Blinders, etc.