Netflix took the plunge into made-for-streaming with the new 13-part mini-series on the evils of politics. That means viewers can watch the movie on their T.V., computer or tablet at home. With the flu season keepng people at home, feeling miserable and bored, House of Cards has proved to be a great way to fill up hours of consciousness with all the plot turns and twists of a high-priced soap opera – not too different (except in subject matter) from the British castle/costume drama of the past three season, Downton Abbey. Former Alabama Rep. Artur Davis offers a (long and a bit wordy, but interesting) review of the movie, commenting:

. . . for all of the clichés it spouts about politicians, for all of the little implausible plot engines it relies on (of course, nothing so fanciful as the idea of a first lady enduring a presidential sex scandal and making her own run for president or a black state senator riding a speech to the White House in four years time) this is uncommonly good stuff, for the risks it executes and the vivid story it tells about things that are not inherently vivid.”

We were so happy that all the crooks and connivers in the show are Democrats. The Republicans are doofusses.