House…of…Cards…Returns…

Not sure what tries my patience more – the length of the teaser, or the length of time between now and February 14th.   Film noir feel? Check.¬†HBO-ness? Check.¬†Canceled Valentine’s Day Plans? You bet.     Continue reading House…of…Cards…Returns…

A Dark Side of the White House

ImageNetflix’s new series House of Cards is a clear attempt to craft a show to rival broadcast favorites like AMC’s Mad Men or HBO’s Game of Thrones – or anything HBO has produced, for that matter. While many broadcast networks seek to produce reality television, talent contests, or chipper comedies, cable networks – most especially the aforementioned three-letter networks – have hollowed out a niche in high quality programming that focuses on character development and period set-design, achieving a result closer to film than traditional television. And in most ways, House of Cards is a fitting entrant to the ranks.

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