10:02 AM EDT 04/10/2014
Originally posted 04/07/2014 02:05PM
While we've already seen what would happen if Frank Underwood came to Westeros, House of Cards hasn't deigned to address the ostensible rivalry between the Beltway thriller and Game of Thrones.
Originally posted 03/04/2014 08:00AM
It's not easy going up against Frank Underwood.
As the newly minted Vice President on Netflix's House of Cards, Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) is the worst kind of political shark – he has to keep moving upward, or else he dies. In the second season, Underwood's main target is his own commander in chief, Garrett Walker, played by Broadway veteran Michel Gill. A mild-mannered pushover, Walker spends the season caught in the middle of a political war between Underwood and his longtime mentor, energy titan Raymond Tusk ...
(Major House of Cards spoilers below!)
… until the two men eventually team up and force him to resign from office, leaving Underwood the most powerful man in the world. It's an ignominious end for any pol, made doubly ironic by the fact that Walker was one of the few House of Cards operatives to show any sign of a conscience.
We spoke to Gill about playing the president, how House of Cards is like Shakespeare, and why viewers might be a little too tough on his character.
Originally posted 02/19/2014 12:20PM
If you haven't watched the season premiere of House of Cards, or seen Tuesday night's appearance by Kate Mara on the Late Show with David Letterman, stop reading this right now.
Originally posted 02/17/2014 08:00AM
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Originally posted 02/16/2014 03:20PM
Acclaimed political drama House of Cards counts a huge, loyal fan base, but star Kevin Spacey gets a special thrill when it comes a particular set of die-hards: real-life Beltway insiders who've given the show a big thumbs-up.
"This is my favorite comment I've heard: 'It's 99 percent accurate,' " Spacey, 54, told PEOPLE before the season 2 premiere Thursday, held at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles.
Of the 1 percent who aren't sold, Spacey said they gripe, among other things, "that you could never get an education bill passed that fast," referring to a key plot line in season 1 of the show, whose sophomore outing debuted Friday.
Originally posted 02/14/2014 02:00PM
Originally posted 02/14/2014 01:30PM
President Barack Obama logged on to Twitter to start a new campaign: the fight against TV spoilers.
Originally posted 02/13/2014 11:35AM
When the highly anticipated second season of House of Cards drops Friday, actress Kate Mara will be a typical viewer ready to binge-watch.
Though she gained early access to the show's first season, Mara, 30, hasn't seen any of the political drama's new episodes, which Netflix will release all at once on Valentine's Day.
"I'm just as excited to watch it like anyone else," she tells GQ in the magazine's latest issue, on newsstands Feb. 25.
Originally posted 02/12/2014 05:00PM
SPOILER ALERT: This post divulges key plot details from season 1 of Netflix's House of Cards
Don't have Valentine's Day plans? Now you do! Netflix's House of Cards returns for its second season on Feb. 14.
Granted, Francis Underwood's Washington, D.C., isn't brimming with the best relationship material, but you're sure to find someone you'll love ... to hate. Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and the rest of the House of Cards cast make the misdeeds of The West Wing look like a Bingo game.
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