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Who said all political careers end in failure?,
This review is from: The House of Cards Trilogy  [DVD] (DVD)
Kept me glued to the screen desperate to know what happened. This series pulls no punches in it's portrayal of Westminster as a corrupt old boys club, where cynical chancers exploit everyone and everything around them for their own sinister ends.
And none is more sinister than Francis Urqhart. Ian Richardson is impressively menacing as the Machiavellian chief whip, who will stop at nothing to get to the top.
It's everything you always suspected was really going on behind the scenes of British politics, but prayed it wasn't true.
The first series of House of Cards is truly mesmerising and the next two series keep up the tension right until the final denoument.
What's also nice is that, being spliced up into 12 nice hour long segments it's also good for while away the long winter nights.