Monday, September 1
House of Cards
Wikipedia - "House of Cards is an American political drama television series, developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of a previous BBC mini-series of the same name and is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs. ... Set in present-day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and House majority whip who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of power. His loyal wife, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright), assists him in this endeavor. The series is primarily about ruthless pragmatism, manipulation, power and doing bad things for the greater good."
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YouTube: Original Series House of Cards - Trailer, Season 2 - Official Trailer, Genius Quotes of Frank Underwood, House of Cards (7min)