#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Series Online Free – Majority House Whip Francis Underwood takes you on a long journey as he exacts his vengeance on those he feels wronged him – that is, his own cabinet members including the President of the United States himself. Dashing, cunning, methodical and vicious, Frank Underwood along with his equally manipulative yet ambiguous wife, Claire take Washington by storm through climbing the hierarchical ladder to power in this Americanized recreation of the BBC series of the same name. Plot: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C.
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I’ve seen a fair few political show’s over the years but this is the first one that really brings home the corruption and power of today’s political class. Spacey is brilliant as the central character, exuding ambition and showing just what he will do to make it to the top. The little scenes where he talks to the camera really make a difference too his character as you see whats going on in his mind rather than just seeing the front he puts on to various other characters in the show.
Add to that some stunning performances from his wife and various other politicians and journalists and you have a cracking show that grips you from beginning to the end.
The quality of the videography is also worth a mention, this show is probably the best looking in 4K I have ever scene with great lighting and locations.
“If you can tell a taut, precise story in one episode, stretch it out into a slack, incoherent, tedious season instead” seems to be this show’s motto. House of Cards has good ideas and good actors, which it fails in its execution, with poor scripts and poorer editing. The story could have easily been told in half the time, and would have been all the better for it. This TV series is, like so much in the original Netflix stable, cattle feed for its undiscerning subscribers.
5 Seasons Of Highly Addictive Political Drama And Darkly Funny Satire
I love spectacular TV-shows with amazing production values like Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, but I have to say: although House of Cards has little interest in jaw-dropping images or gruesome make-up effects, it delivers just as many dark thrills to keep you glued to your seat as the action-heavy flagships of HBO and AMC. It’s a testament to the writers’, directors’ and actors’ talents that a show which mostly consists of people talking is as much a prime candidate for binge- watching as the shows I’ve mentioned before, so for those of you who haven’t started watching it yet, be warned: House of Cards is highly addictive.
The show is based on the acclaimed BBC mini-series of the same name from 1990, but while the original show focused on the inner workings of British politics, the remake is entirely US based and concentrates on the rise of power-hungry congressman Francis Underwood who is played by Kevin Spacey. On the surface, the show might appear to be a political drama – which it certainly is – but it’s also so much more than that. House of Cards combines a vast number of genres; it’s a thriller, a love story, a black comedy and a satire – and a very interesting lesson in US politics, which, given creator Beau Willimon’s profound knowledge on the subject (he used to work as a campaign aid for Hillary Clinton, Bill Bradley and Howard Dean), is probably a lot more accurate than what we would like to believe.
It’s also worth mentioning that House of Cards was heavily inspired by certain works of William Shakespeare. The character of Francis Underwood is a combination of Richard III and Macbeth, and in true Shakespeare manner, he often addresses the audience directly to inform us of his evil schemes. As in the bard’s two famous plays, the villain is also the protagonist and – to a certain degree – the person you root for. And what makes him so much fun and so compelling to watch here, is – regardless what you think of him as a person – Kevin Spacey’s performance. Spacey’s portrayal of a charming but deadly predator is simply perfect; despite the character’s obvious willingness to go to extreme lengths to get what he wants, Spacey always keeps him believable and avoids the temptation of making him appear like a caricature or as over-the-top as Richard III in the play. But many of his co-stars are just as impressive; some of them actually downright outshine the famous oscar-winner, and especially Robin Wright gives an amazing performance as Underwood’s equally ambitious wife and partner in crime (yes, season 6 is a let-down, especially the final episode, but that’s not Wright’s fault).
To sum up my overall impressions: Under the guidance of David Fincher (who serves as an executive producer on the show and also directed the first couple of episodes), Beau Willimon has developed one of the smartest and most entertaining TV-shows – with one of the most impressive casts – contemporary television has to offer. Seasons 1-5 are highly recommended.
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A ruined masterpiece
House of cards could have been a memorable television series. A concentrate of tension and narrative power, but it was completely ruined with the fifth season, with the expulsion of Kevin Spacey and with the production of the sixth season. You can not create such a product, based so strongly on a character and then start replacing it and sending it away as if nothing had happened. Imagine if, in the fifth season of “Breaking bad” Skyler White had started to have more importance than Walter White and then, in a sixth season, they decided to kill Walt in a completely random way and make her protagonist. Never again.
Original Language en
Original Title House of Cards
Total Seasons 6
Released 01 Feb 2013
Runtime 51 min
Release Year 2013–2018
Writer Beau Willimon
Actors Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Kevin Spacey, Justin Doescher
Awards Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 32 wins & 215 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.00 : 1
Camera Arri Lenses, RED Weapon 8K S35 (season 6), Red Epic Dragon, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses (season 3), Red Epic, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses (MX sensor) (Season 1-2)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format) (season 1), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format) (season 2-), Redcode RAW (5K) (6K) (source format)
Printed Film Format Video (HDTV)