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'House of Cards' Hammy, Addictive
It may be impossible to write a drama about politics that doesn’t come off as ham-handed, over-the-top, and laughable. This is probably because actual politics reverberate with mundane news-cycle non-events, punctuated by overseas disasters and domestic high school snippiness and gossip-mongering. Politics is too stultifying to actually dramatize for film or television.
February 25, 2013