-Are you tired of following the actual american elections?
-How about the fictional ones?
Here it is: a series dedicated to the “alleged” corrupt government and its equally connived people. Strap in for astonishing performances like Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey, who said “Lets make a show about how I would run things in Washington”. Note the latter is also executive producer, so the statement is technically true. This is the opening scene that originally caught my attention about the two kinds of pain, warning: not for pet lovers.
Though not always to the point, with some digression on debauched sex or sweltering emotional outcries, I think the series is still passable.On the other hand, it is indulging how the directors and screenwriters are passionately striving to incorporate the current event atmosphere. Take for example ICO terrorist organization, President Petrov, Wolf Blitzer of CNN, wait he plays himself!
Finally, worth mentioning and rather important to me issue is character identification. In other words, I know that Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood is a sinister persona but I can’t help rooting for him. He incarnates all the wickedness of human nature as described by Hobbes and Machiavelli. The question is am I the only one?