House Rules: Netflix, House of Cards, and the Quirks of Remaking in a New Era

Political drama has long been a favorite of any audience in any context. Who could resist the inherent tension and thrill of the various decisions, deceptions, and twists from the upper echelons of power? There are optimistic, uplifting properties, like The West Wing, but in times of cynicism, there’s a funny tendency to search for a confirmation; that politics is not only as bad as we think, but it could be even worse. Perhaps we love to wallow in our own miseries, or maybe we like accessing the deeper potential. Regardless, it’s unsurprising that the American remake of House...

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