06:48 PM EDT 11/25/2014
Originally posted 08/24/2014 06:00PM
Suspenseful and crackling good, Netflix's House of Cards, which is nominated for outstanding drama series, is a triumph on so many levels.
It's an expertly serialized workplace/relationship drama about Washington, D.C. that has you rooting for two of the most dastardly characters on TV right now – Francis and Claire Underwood, masterfully played by the Emmy-nominated Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
No one in Frank or Claire's world is the least bit likable, either – a true testament to the work of series creator Beau Willimon, who thinks we prefer our politicians cunning, murderous, and not the least bit trustworthy.
Originally posted 08/22/2014 04:10PM
Originally posted 07/31/2014 04:45PM
When Kevin Spacey was preparing to play ruthless House majority whip Frank Underwood on House of Cards, he turned to then-actual House majority whip Kevin McCarthy.
Originally posted 06/07/2014 03:00PM
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Originally posted 05/15/2014 06:40PM
Robin Wright isn't afraid to stick a knife in someone's back while portraying ruthless political spouse Claire Underwood on House of Cards.
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.
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