While virtue may evoke admiration, evil excites. The Underwoods are like power porn. They flesh out our fantasies. They are a trip into the forbidden in us all.
It's as if Pete Peterson and his anti-entitlement crowd got control of Netflix and used its streaming power to create a fictional universe where elite interests not only win, but are widely popular.
If you are looking for pain, dramatically portrayed with aplomb and irony, catch up with season one or start downloading and consuming season two of House of Cards. It is a tragic feast.
Netflix's "House of Cards" Season 1 is quickly summed up by our own Shira Lazar, in case you missed anything or just need a refresher. Catch up soon...
In Season 2, premiering this Friday, February 14 -- a perfect Valentine from Netflix to us -- someone new might get in the way of Francis' relentless thirst for power. Enter Jacqueline Sharp, played by Deadwood's Canadian actress Molly Parker.
Since the dawn of storytelling, good guys with strong moral compasses were glamorized, while bad guys with wayward moral compasses were vilified. But a slew of recent films and shows have turned gray to black.
Frank Underwood may have gotten what he wanted because he knows how to push and intimidate people. That very trait could be behind the fall of Chris Christie.
We have become individual broadcasters and marketeers, amplifying the voices of creators whose stories we deem worthy to be seen and heard (even those, like Mr. Burgundy's, that are blatant promotions!). Think about that.
By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Over the summer actor Kevin Spacey, riding high on the Emmy campaign for his Netflix series "House of Cards," made w...
We may never know what Hilary Clinton was thinking during the 1998 Monica Lewinsky episode or how Silda Wall Spitzer was reacting when Eliot Spitzer strayed or whether Huma Abedin was severely stand-by-your-man-tested over Anthony Weiner's vigorous sexting. We might never know any of this, but Bruce Clybourne Park Norris has some ideas.
In The Fifth Estate, Condon and writer Josh Singer, working from a couple of books by participants in the Wikileaks story, retell the tale of Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
"When I think about brutality, I think about the destruction of love. I see my piece Love Story as an x-ray; a recorded moment of a relationship disintegrating."
Thank you, thank you, anonymous benefactor (Gary? Was that you?). How privileged we are to be privy to the uncensored inner thoughts of all these talented actors. We just had to share them with the world.
Kevin Spacey still talks about the excitement of meeting Jack Lemmon when he was 13, and hearing him say, "You were a touch of terrific." Now introduc...
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Within the first 60 seconds of watching Kevin Spacey give his speech at the Edinburgh Television Festival, I exhaled as if I had been on trial for five years and the jury just found me not guilty.