House of Cards

A friend recommended that I watch the Netflix series, House of Cards, so I decided on Friday to give it a try. Several hours later I emerged from my bedroom, shielding my eyes from the sun streaming through the window and wondering what day it was. Yes, it was that good.

Unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t do it justice.

Seriously, it’s a REALLY good political thriller and it couldn’t have come at a better time.  I am absolutely ready to believe the worst in our politicians and/or reporters so watching the horrible people doing horrible stuff rang true.

Politicians involved in blackmail, prostitution, drug use – of course! Sex in exchange for news scoops? Sure! I always wondered how Katie Couric made it big. It all makes perfect sense now.

About three of the thirteen episodes contain some graphic sex, so you might not want to watch it with your mother-in-law, but for the most part it’s more about political manipulation that anything else.

If you’re looking for something good to watch – give it a shot. The bad news is that it’s probably closer to reality than we think. The good news is, unlike the actual Congress, you can turn it off if it makes you ill.

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