The first season of House Of Cards was stunning. The second was excellent but the third was very disappointing. I’m hoping for some major course-correction in the just announced season four. I enjoy watching Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood (you have to love those asides) and Robin Wright is great as his icy cold wife Claire.
Beau Willimon’s show is a classy affair but the last season felt a little cheaper. The visuals weren’t as slick and the script wasn’t as sharp. I wonder if it’s because perfectionist Executive Producer, David Fincher has taken his eye off the ball and turned his attention to other projects. I’m hoping there’s a serious quality upswing this time around. Having said that – it’s still better than 90% of other shows.
Shooting begins in Baltimore this summer – and the season could drop on Netflix smack-dab in the middle of the next US Presidential election. We live in interesting times.
House Of Cards is available on Netflix now – go watch it.