Just finished. A bit disappointed. Once it really started building events upon events within the (fairly thin) core plotline it got interesting, but the whole thing was too drawn out and ultimately led to that most horrid of modern American TV series hallmarks: a massive open end. A series -sorry- season that serves mostly to lead into a second season? I don't like that. Quite anti-climatic. Or are climatic TV series so very 90s or something?|
Cynical structure aside, I liked the performances. All the exposition of Underwood's background could lead to something. His wife was just as interesting. Tempted to say not enough dark humour, but maybe I've been a bit too expectant of something like the original.
Talking of the original, I just started it again. Opening scene: Urqhart looking at a framed photo of Margaret Thatcher, saying "Nothing lasts forever"
Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day