Before you watch the new “House of Cards”, see the original

The Atlantic:

Recently I watched the four-episode original BBC House of Cards series from 1990. It’s on Netflix too, and, seriously, if you are interested in either politics or satire, this is not to be missed.

As a Canadian, I usually love the British originals of American shows better but the comparisons between both of these very good adaptations of the book is interesting.



  • Moeskido

    The original is amazingly good. And the detestable conservative rhetoric somehow never goes out of style, does it?

    • James Baker

      Something went amiss in the third series: like no budget or something.

      • Moeskido

        Can’t say I noticed. It was still plenty vicious.