Best TV Shows on Netflix: House of Cards
House of Cards checks off a lot of boxes for Netflix. It’s the first Netflix original series, it won a few Emmy awards, and it’s easily one of the best Netflix TV shows.
Kevin Spacey plays a congressman who sets out with his wife to take revenge on the other political figures who recently betrayed him. And if you’ve seen Spacey in, well, just about anything, it’s easy to imagine how well the role suits him.
There’s a lot to praise about House of Cards. It’s a well-written political thriller. It has a top-notch cast. It has a clever title. But none of those reasons really do justice to the subtleties and compelling pacing of the show.
Watching the whole season of House of Cards is a more ambitious task, with 13 episodes to go through. But you have a very long weekend, and we’re talking about one of the best Netflix TV shows, so we think you’ll be able to manage it.
BONUS: Finish the first season by Friday and you’ll be just in time to start the second season, which releases on Feb. 14.