Frustrated with their inability to lure some of the bigger networks into their fold, Netflix did something daring and bold: they commissioned their own content. With Orange Is The New Black, they found a clear winner, a show with the potential for a long and memorable run. With House of Cards, though, they hit one out of the park.
Kevin Spacey is Francis "Frank" Underwood, an American politician who disguises his ruthlessness with his Southern charm. Robin Wright plays his equally cold and calculating wife, the Lady Macbeth to his Macbeth, as the pair scheme to make a mockery of democracy and conquer Washington.
With Fight Club director David Fincher producing and talented guest directors like Jodie Foster mixing things up, few shows can rival House of Cards for production values, but it's the writing that keeps the show hard-hitting. Try not to get chills when Kevin Spacey does something particularly atrocious and then looks into the camera and addresses your soul, as if looking for your approval.