Friday, February 01, 2013

A Winter's Tale on a Cold Night: House of Cards

A Winter's Tale on a Cold Night: House of Cards

The windchill is approaching 20 below, but T and I attended a premiere tonight, in the comfort of our home. We streamed the first episode of House of Cards as soon as Netflix made it (and the other 12 episodes) available online. It's David Fincher's remake of the 90s BBC classic, starring Kevin Spacey. Mordant, political, dark and murky -- and savagely satirical. Maybe we'll make a mini-marathon of it later in the day, when it will be too cold to do much of anything else.

Too tired to say much more, but here's how The Telegraph started their review:
House of Cards, the most remarkable new television drama of the year, is not being shown on any television channel. It may have been inspired by the 1990s BBC classic with which it shares a title, but this series belongs to the future of the medium, not the past.
You can read the entire review here.



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