The Machiavellian scheming of a fictional US congressman with a chip on his shoulder and an ax to grind is taking binge television viewing to a new level.
Actor Kevin Spacey attends the Netflix's "House Of Cards" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall, on January 30, 2013. Inspired by an acclaimed BBC drama series from 1990, "House of Cards" stars Spacey as a Capitol Hill kingpin bent on revenge after the president he helped get elected denies him a promised senior cabinet post.
In its most ambitious foray into original programming, online streaming service Netflix tossed conventional TV wisdom out the window and released all 13 episodes of "House of Cards" to its worldwide subscribers in one fell swoop.
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