TV review – House of Cards: The best series on TV right now

2014-07-25 18:30

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House of Cards


Fridays, 9.30pm

The second season of the Netflix hit, House of Cards, is showing on M-Net on Friday nights.

Although I have been rewatching the episodes as they appear on TV, thanks to the wonderful people at Netflix, I was able to binge-watch the entire season in one weekend.

This show is the best that TV has to offer right now, pairing an all-star cast (led by Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his Lady ­Macbeth) with a gripping plot that tracks the political rise of the Underwoods, and the lengths they will go in to succeed.

The show became a quick favourite and scored big across a number of categories at the Golden Globes, with several nominations and eight wins.

I won’t share any spoilers for viewers who, unlike me, could resist the opportunity to watch the episodes online, but I will say the second season is better than the first.

I was quite concerned about losing interest when key players left the show in the first season, but with new faces, more extreme political plotting and a near-microscopic look into the identities of the characters, the show packs a mighty punch.

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