House of Cards is Facing its Stiffest Competition from Real-World Politics

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

House of Cards is facing its stiffest competition from real-world politics

The Netflix drama, returning or Season 4, is less vulgar and less outrageous than when what we are seeing this year, specifically with Donald Trump, says Ian Crouch. "Real politics,” he says, "is a bad comedy these days, and you might feel better spending time with the newly earnest Underwoods this weekend than watching to see which insult comic wins the Kansas caucus. If House of Cards was once a hedonistic and clever antidote to the colorless stagnation of American politics, now it offers the shelter of a world where the people running for office seem to take the task, for better or worse, very, very seriously.” PLUS: Was House of Cards always this terrible?, Who said it: Trump or Underwood?, House of Cards remains addictive, Season 4 is defter, darker and more terrifying, and this season is a “fitting if imperfect comment on our now."


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