house Of Cards

Twist and Shout

The "plot twist" is ruining our conversations about television

The cliche that's killing our conversations about TV. 

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Frank Underwood breaks the fourth wall and Rust Cohle waxes philosophical. Our definitive breakdown of what is more annoying.

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How can someone be a feminist if she terminates health care for a pregnant woman?

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This explosive plot development in season two is House of Cards at its worst.

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No wonder Obama loves "House of Cards" so much.

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America's least-favorite city is television's favorite backdrop.

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Homeland's plot may have jumped the shark this season. But its portrayal of Washington jumped the shark a long time ago.

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The Veep Is More Popular Than the President

How the worst job in Washington became television's favorite role

If Joe Biden really wants to get the most out of his time as vice president, he should sign a development deal instead of forming an exploratory committee. On television, the Naval Observatory is the hottest real estate since Melrose Place—far more popular, even, than that mansion over on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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After much hubbub over the potential for Netflix to further shake up the television landscape with Emmy nods for its original programming, the dust has settled and “House of Cards” reliably prevailed. The series picked up nine nominations in big-ticket categories such as outstanding drama series, lead actor in a drama series for Kevin Spacey, and lead actress for Robin Wright. Already the headlines have proclaimed the onset of a new cultural era.

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House of Cads

The psycho-sexual ordeal of reporting in Washington

The psycho-sexual ordeal of reporting in Washington.

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