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Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and director David Fincher are the three mavericks that keep the Netflix original series “House of Cards” from toppling into obscurity.
Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey (“Horrible Bosses”), is a deceptive and two-faced House majority whip who plays puppet master with congressmen, an eager journalist and even the president after not getting his promised position of secretary of state.
He is supported by his wife Claire (Robin Wright, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) and eager, precocious reporter Zoe Barnes, played by Rooney Mara’s sister Kate Mara (“127 Hours”). Philandering and alcoholic congressmen, scandalous affairs and backstabbing are the central cogs in the “House of Cards” machine.
Although they’re common in political dramas, these storylines are seamlessly executed with depth by director David Fincher (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”).
With all 13 episodes on Netflix, take a weekend, drop the burden of papers and tests, and get trapped in Frank’s web of lies.