House of Cards

Posted by Mark

The Kelsey Grammer TV series Boss was one of my favorite American political dramas but it sadly got canceled last year. On the bright side I think I just found a great alternative, House of Cards. House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey as a congressman and in the same way Boss was offering a behind the scenes look into US politics, House of Cards does pretty much the same thing.

Kevin Spacey’s character was promised the position of Secretary of State by the US President if elected. But when the President ended up getting elected (and all because of Kevin Spacey’s help), he decides to backtrack on his promise and give the position to someone else which pisses Kevin Spacey off who decides to take revenge. Kevin Spacey’s character is an amazing mastermind and watching him plan and set things in motion all to help him gain more power and control is really exciting and just makes you want to continue watching to see what he has planned next.

The first episode starts off a bit slow but it quickly picks up and then becomes really hard to stop watching. House of Cards was originally created for Netflix but you can also watch it on OSN and it’s also available online on OSN Play. So if you’re looking for an alternative to Boss or if you’re into political dramas then check out House of Cards.


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6 comments, add your own...


  1. FYI says:

    the first-person narrative is kind of annoying, otherwise its great.

  2. Andy says:

    Actually, the original House of Cards was a British show from the 1990s dealing with the cutthroat politics at the end of Thatcher’s tenure.

    This is a remake set in the USA.

    The original is still available on Netflix.

  3. Talal says:

    “shameless” is another fantastic -IMHO- remake of an old British show..

  4. jj says:

    I am huge fan of the show, and if you even remotely like it you will enjoy this spoof of the show.

  5. Tariq says:

    The show is followed by another called “The Americans”, also fantastic!


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