Thoughts On House Of Cards

I can't think of a single instance in the show where any character offered more than a sort of perfunctory mention of their party's ideology. It is assumed from beginning to end that we're involved in a Machiavellian world; it's only ever a matter of degree. What is most disturbing about the show, at least for me personally, is its ability to paint the sociopathic main character as sometimes tender; but a tenderness which only manifests when he ascertains that someone has committed to him unconditionally, or when someone is able to subordinate their self interest momentarily in the name of his circumstantially greater force. The movie It is nothing in the way of horror compared to a season of this show.