House of Cards will have you on the edge of your seat for the entire 4-seasons. It is an incredibly complex drama showing the abject corruption of one man and his wife, starting out in the US Senate, and then manipulating and even murdering his way to the Presidency of the United States. You will have to get used to the fact that the Protagonist (Kevin Spacey) cannot be liked, although he is vastly interesting in spite of his dark motivations for the achievement of power. This series does not make you warm up to human nature, but rather reveals it at its absolute worst. Very entertaining, shocking in some instances, and illuminating, but sadly depressing as well.