Fans of the scheming politician Frank Underwood will be hunched over laptops Friday for the season premiere of “House of Cards” on Netflix. The series follows a power-hungry U.S. senator, Underwood, and his increasing influence over his subordinates and the entire country. The show has proven to be a smash hit because of its portrayal of the seedy side of politics and the incredible performances by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
“House of Cards” is actually a remake of a British political thriller. The two shows have significant similarities, including themes about control, power and ruthlessness. The protagonist of the original version, Francis Urquhart, is just as cold and manipulating as Spacey’s performance as Frank Und...
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