Tag Archives: House of Cards

Can Frank outdo Trump?

Netflix’s fifth season of House of Cards drops onto the streaming television service this Tuesday. The drama set in and around the White House focused on a Machiavellian politician and his equally power-hungry wife. Readers may remember a 1990s BBC TV series of the same name – this is an American remake with Frank Underwood replacing Francis Urquhart as a […]

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In Election Year – Frank’s Back

This Friday sees the return of House of Cards to Netflix for a fourth season. A retelling of a 1980s Michael Dobbs book and BBC series about the House of Commons, this US remake is an exploration of power, ambition and the American way. At the centre, Francis (Frank) Underwood, the House Majority Whip. He’s masterful, beguiling, charismatic and ruthless – and as we learned […]

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