House of Cards Delivers
The Conversation Circle and social media was buzzing all weekend about House of Cards. (We first heard about it when a friend posted on Facebook.) There are a few of us who actually saw the original HOC that aired on PBS in the late 1980s and were gripped by Ian Richardson's portrayal of the Machiavellian Francis Urquhart. What we liked about Netflix's updated version is the well developed characters and backstory that help to explain the why and how of it all. Kevin Spacey is well-suited for the role and unlike Frances Urquhart, whom we seemed to view with wariness and fear from the beginning, Kevin Spacey's portrayal of Francis is at times sympathetic -- making him all the more dangerous!