Darkness prevails in House of Cards—the hit political drama on Netflix—and Season 2, recently released in full, only gets darker. We won’t indulge in any spoilers for those still following the show, but let’s just say that protaganist Frank Underwood (a bloodthirsty politician in present-day Washington, chillingly played by Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (played by the perfectly poised Robin Wright) get more and more ruthless in their climb to the top.
“House of Cards is an extreme view of politics and power,” showrunner Beau Willimon told The Telegraph, in an interview. “All politicians are murderers or have to be willing to be murderers. Here you have a dramatization of that thing in them which allows them to do the unspeakable, whether