So, I decided to watch this show because I wanted another show like The West Wing… Do NOT go into this show for that reason. Holy shit is this show a whole different rodeo! House of Cards follows Francis and Claire Underwood as they back-stab, lie, cheat, and even murder their way to the top. Yes, I said murder. This show could not have worked on another platform other than Netflix (with the exception of maybe HBO). It is very rated R for violence, language, nudity, and what humor it does have is very dark. Kevin Spacey (Francis Underwood) often speaks directly to the viewers. That sounds like it is cheesy and doesn’t work, but, it does. Francis is a very two faced character. The only time he shows his real self is when he speaks to the viewers, without that you would not understand his character fully. And, in my “professional” opinion it is a better plot device than an inner monologue… As for the politics of this show go they are limited. Personally I was disappointed because I came to this show for the politics. After I realized what this show was really about, which was following the rising of this sociopath and how he does it, it was captivating.