House of Cards

title card from the show House of Cards, featuring the title in front of a skyline of DC

Has anyone watched (or started watching) House of Cards, the US remake of the old UK miniseries based on the book about a ruthless politico? It's a Netflix production, and Netflix made the entire series available via streaming on Feb. 1. Iain and I just finished the whole thing last night, and I found it a really compelling, often brilliant and often infuriating, show.

There is A LOT to talk about regarding the female characters in the show especially (and I recommend Leigh Kolb's piece at Bitch Flicks on that subject), so I figured I'd open a thread for discussion.

Because of the strange (but wonderful, in my opinion!) way in which the show was released, some people may not have viewed the whole season yet, while others have already viewed the whole thing, so let's be careful to indicate spoilers, as opposed to general comments about the characters, and those who haven't seen the whole thing, please proceed with caution.

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