In real life, espionage is not glamorous. It’s like police work – mostly plodding detail work and following up and generally boring ninety-nine percent of the time. John le Carré worked in that field long enough that when he writes about it, he writes with a real understanding of mechanics of the spy game. His ability to make the mundane thrilling is without equal and the creative team behind A Most Wanted Man translate his work to the big screen faithfully. They, like le Carré know how to build the mundane to make that one percent that isn’t mundane harrowing.
In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, “American Horror Story”), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michel Gill, “The Good Wife”) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney, “Southland”) demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Francis’s once private existence. The Underwood’s must overcome these dangers — past and present — to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.
After the jump: check out a new photo of the MacBeths of American television – and take another look at the season two trailer. House of Cards returns on Valentine’s Day – revel in the irony!
The modern Lord and Lady Macbeth are back! Netflix has just released a trailer for season two of House of Cards – and Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright have never been so scary. Check it out following the jump.
House of Cards, Season Two will be released on Netflix on February 14th. Happy Valentine’s Day!
A tale of forbidden love and an exploration of the female psyche originally entitled Two Mothers, Naomi Watts and Robin Wright star as best friends who fall in love with each other’s sons. ADORE premieres in theaters and On Demand on September 6th.