Articles Tagged 'House of Cards'

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How TV Shows Change From the Books That Inspired Them

TV increasingly emulates movie production values, and tonight’s (April 19) premiere of The Night Manager on AMC is no exception. A lush six-part spy thriller, it’s got critics comparing it to a Bond film, not to mention tipping its star Tom Hiddleston as a potential new 007. And as TV becomes more ambitious, its showrunners […]

Kevin Spacey stars as Frank Underwood in House of Cards.

15 TV Shows That Broke the Fourth Wall

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the first episode of Clarissa Explains It All, and the start of Season Four of House of Cards. You’d be forgiven for thinking the two shows don’t have much in common, and yet they do share one thing: both feature characters fond of breaking the fourth wall or acknowledging […]

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in ‘House of Cards’ (Pic: Netflix)

9 TV Characters Who Owe It All to Shakespeare

Forgive the hyperbole, gentle reader. The stories upon which William Shakespeare based the plays that have so inspired these TV shows are older than he is, and as there’s still some debate as to whether one man actually wrote all of those plays anyway, it’s perhaps a little ripe to suggest he’s the fountainhead from […]

Matt Smith, right, in his role in Party Animals.

Brit Binge: Five Political Dramas You Can View Online

BBC America aired the original House of Cards on February 17, 2013. Don’t worry if you missed it, it’s currently available on Netflix and on Blue-ray at the BBC Shop. Check out some other British political dramas you may enjoy: 1. Party Animals The series revolves around the staff of researchers and advisors working behind the scenes […]


BBC AMERICA to Air Original ‘House of Cards’ Sunday, February 17

Following BBC Home Entertainment’s release of the digitally remastered House of Cards trilogy, BBC AMERICA has announced that it will air the original British House of Cards miniseries, the first part of the trilogy, this Sunday (February 17) at 3 pm ET. Adapted by Andrew Davies from Michael Dobbs‘ best-selling novel, the 1990 BBC miniseries […]

Personality Quiz: Which Shakespearean Schemer Are You?

This post is brought to you by the Netflix original series House of Cards, starring two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey. To really make it as a gold-standard black-hearted schemer, you’ve got to think like a Shakespearean villain. It’s all tactics, greasing the right palms, controlling the drip-feed of information that goes to friends and enemies […]