I’m almost done binging on House of Cards, season two. It’s been a fun ride, even though this second season is clearly several steps down from the first. These episodes feel less like an ensemble work and more focused on Kevin Spacey. I miss the wayward Congressman, Peter Russo, and one other major character who met an untimely
demise (I won’t spoil it for you – her end felt like a bold choice, but the show lost something without her). President Garret Walker is all cardboard as he woodenly delivers his lines, and his First Lady murders every scene she’s in. Still, I’m almost on the last episode, and I can’t resist – which tells you something.