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House of Cards- American Politics.

I have a keen interest in politics from an early age. This show was quite entertaining for me. I Watched first 5 seasons in just 1 week. It is an American political thriller streaming

television series created by Beau Willimon. The first season was released in 2013, and the sixth season was released in 2016. It had a total of 73 episodes. It has captured the audience from the release till now. It mainly stars a couple of Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as Claire Underwood.


The story or script is the main ingredient for any kind of media item. This T.V series depicts a splendid story of Frank Underwood as a congressman and Claire Underwood as his supporting wife at the start. The story started when Frank Underwood was double-crossed by Garrett Walker. Frank and Claire Underwood devise a plan to take over congress and become the United States president. They face a lot of hurdles and betrayal during this journey. The plan creates suspense throughout the season. Suspense makes you watch episodes one after another.

Relationship of Frank and Claire:

The relationship between Frank and Claire was very astonishing. They had a liberal setting with each other. They kept everything transparent between them. They allowed

each other to make an outside relationship. Frank saw Claire as a supporting wife only. When Claire showed the urge to become vice president under him; he became reluctant. Frank had a conservative approach toward his wife. Frank used to put his dreams over the dreams of Claire. Their relationship had a lot of ups and downs. At one stage, Claire was able to become the United States president by going against Frank Underwood.

The reality of politics:

This season clearly depicts how politics has some negative sides also. It is true to say that "Politicians have no heart." They can sacrifice the most loyal people at any stage to remain in power. The office means the world to incumbents. Frank even did murder reporter and get away with it for a long time. Frank made his P.A named Doug murder a-lot of people and do illegal work just to hold the office. All of these wrongdoings came in front of Frank at one point. He had to pay for what he had done. It gives many important lessons to a person about manipulation, betrayal, power, politics, and people. After watching this series, a line that came into my mind was, "There is a crime behind every fortune."

Awards and Honors:

This T.V series earned 33 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and earned eight Golden Globe Award nominations, with Wright winning for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2014 and Spacey winning for Best Actor – Television Series Drama in 2015.

If you have a Slight Interest in politics, you should definitely watch it.

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Honestly, this show taught me a very valuable life lesson in the sense that one realizes what people have the power to do behind your backs and how one should always be cautious in trusting people. Not only this, it also showed how sometimes putting yourself ahead is the right move to make as was in the case of Claire. Since Frank was disapproving of her taking power, she had to fight for her own ambitions and it made absolute sense.

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Loved house of cards. The 6th season was a drag, and even by the 5th season I felt the writers kept trying to make twists and turns in the story that was already too twisted. However, the first 3 seasons changed how i view politics, and were quality entertainment too

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No doubt, they dragged the show to 6th season unnecessarily.

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I used to love House of Cards. It showed a real Machiavellian style of realpolitik that is followed by a lot of insiders within bureaucracy. The show very aptly depicts what goes on behind closed doors. However it did get a little odd in the middle with too much going on, and not making sense. Also Kevin Spacey turned out to be worse than anyone had ever thought

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