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'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: Think About It

This episode is all about big decisions; nearly every character is told to "think about it" at some point or another. The irony is, in making most of these choices, there is no "right" or "wrong" outcome -- and in some cases, like Peter's, there is no good option at all. I suppose this is representative of politics at large: for every bill passed, for every law enacted, there is a winning party and a losing party. No victory comes without its victim. Read More... //

Review: In the end, Netflix's 'House of Cards' good but not great

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews the first season of Netflix's "House of Cards" and after watching 13 episodes, says that while the distribution model is revolutionary, the show itself would be mid-tier for HBO or Showtime. //

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: Working In Shadow

Contains spoilers -- do not read unless you've seen House Of Cards Season 1, Episode 2 I recently re-watched Schindler's List , Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning 1993 movie, and was taken aback by how masterfully the director managed the black-and-white filming process. Angles, shadow and bright beams of white are every bit as important as dialogue. Taking in Episode 2 of this Netflix series, I realized the same can be said for House Of Cards . As we move on in the storyline (and as with any great puzzle or mystery), things are getting deeper and more complicated. There are increasing numbers of people involved, each with their own secrets and agendas. Pulling the strings in the middle of it all is our beloved Frank, who wheels and deals in the shadows of the iconic stone buildings he so lauds. His face is often completely blackened into anonymity: if you didn't know Spacey's distinct voice, Frank would be just another blank spot, a shadow roaming in the dark spaces of politics. He is one of the rare men in Washington who chose power over money, and he isn't afraid to wield it. Read More... //

House of Cards Series Premiere Review: They All Fall Down

Netflix's new drama is a good first step for the fledgling TV "network," but it's not the bombastic splash you'd expect. //

'House of Cards' Reviews: Will Kevin Spacey's Netflix Series Revolutionize TV?

"House of Cards" debuted Friday as an object of intense fascination. Anticipation has been high, not just for its steamy look at Beltway politics or the A-list cast the boasts Kevin Spacey, but because of its decision to launch on Netflix's streaming service instead of a pedigreed cable network like HBO -- and to launch the entire 13-episode season in one binge-worthy gulp . //

'House of Cards' review: Kevin Spacey delights in political intrigue in first two episodes

Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. That's made clear in the opening moments of "House of Cards," when he mercy kills a neighbor's dog that was hit by a car. The Majority Whip of the House of Representatives makes it clear what kind of person he is in his first monologue to the audience -- a plot device used frequently by Spacey in echo of the show's progenitor, the 1990 UK TV series also titled "House of Cards." "There are two kinds of pain," Frank explains. "The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain, the kind that's only suffering. I have no patience for useless things. Moments like this require someone who will act, do the unpleasant thing, the necessary thing." After he washes his hands of the dog, Frank and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) head to a party held by President Elect Walker (Michael Gill),... //

Television Review | 'House of Cards': ‘House of Cards’ on Netflix Stars Kevin Spacey

"House of Cards," starring Kevin Spacey as a Southern congressman, is a new series on Netflix that revels in the familiar but always entertaining underbelly of government. //

'House of Cards' Stars Explore the Future (and Death) of Journalism

One star offered this solution: "It wouldn’t be legal, what I would do, but if I was Caesar, I wouldn’t allow the blogs to be there." //

Review: Kevin Spacey a force in Netflix's 'House of Cards'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "House of Cards," the new original drama series from Netflix, starring Kevin Spacey as a Washington politician who goes rogue after being passed over for an appointment by the new president. //