By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist
Promises, promises, promises.
Throughout the first season of Netflix’s political drama House of Cards, characters make promises without hesitation, from offering jobs to declaring sobriety to staying faithful. You’d think these people were the nicest to grace TV, but House of Cards isn’t about making promises — it’s about breaking them.
This is Washington D.C., after all, and no one gets ahead by playing nice.
Much like its characters, House of Cards came filled with promises, including that it would be a great series, establish Netflix as a major network and change how we watch TV.
However, unlike its players, House of Cards fulfilled expectations and could join the ranks of AMC’s Mad Men, AMC’s Breaking Bad and HBO’s The Sopranos as one of the best dramas in this golden age of television.