House of Cards

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It has been quite a while since I talked about a series or a movie on this blog. Such a pity though since there is so much to talk about, right? The plots, the actors, the styling, the interiors…there are many, many things worth mentioning. Think The Talented Mr Ripley, Brideshead Revisited, The Godfather or Atonement. Today I would like to start sharing some of my favourites and I really hope that you are going to enjoy this new section on Definitely Golden.

Our starting point: House of Cards. Netflix did a smart move and released all 13 episodes of the political drama at once. This fact alone caused quite a stir and yet, it was not the only one. David Fincher who is known for movies such as Fight Club and The Social Network produced the pilot and with that, ventured the first time into television territory. The same goes for Kevin Spacey. He and Robin Wright are bringing Francis and Claire Underwood to life, the central couple of the series. Their all-consuming jobs (he is a congressman, she is a charity runner) define their relationship in a troubling way. It would be probably exaggerated to say that House of Cards painted the first truthful picture of a couple. But, there is surely a lot more depth and truth in their behaviour and feelings than what we are normally used to see.
So yes, the acting alone is brilliant and reason enough to give this series a go. And yet, there is more. The interiors, from the utterly perfect apartment to the most shabby one. The wardrobe of the characters, from the well cut suits to the beautifully tailored dresses. Everything has been chosen with a lot of care and attention to detail and leads to a special atmosphere which brushes slightly the dark and at the same time touches at the most luxurious.

Needless to say that I’m awaiting the next season with bated breath.

Images: House of Cards 

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9 comments
  1. Mia says: 22. April 201319:19

    Thanks for the tip! Seem to have a lot of interesting ingredients :)
    Best, MIa

    • Marzena says: 22. April 201321:54

      You are very much welcome, Mia. Hope you are going to like it as much as I do!

  2. Jenny | Aubrey Road says: 24. April 201309:14

    LOVE this show too!

    • Marzena says: 28. April 201322:49

      Ha! So we are both counting the days until the next season :)

  3. Audrey says: 25. April 201319:32

    Oh my…maybe they will show this on our television. I miss a good series, and this must be worth to see.
    Talking about a great workspace (it looks like one), my goodness let me work here!! Stylish people too.

    • Marzena says: 28. April 201322:49

      This series should definitely be on your list, Audrey. You will love everything about it.

  4. Jacquelyn says: 26. April 201303:08

    I’ve been meaning to actually begin this show. I’ve heard wonderful things about it. I love that Netflix released all the episodes at once. I for one, am a fan of binge watching TV shows. It’s a talent I have! I’m not good at waiting week after week and year after year for things. I always get into series a few seasons in and consume them in no time at all. I like this new format Nextflix has [I am eagerly awaiting Arrested Developments return!], I know once I begin House of Cards that’s all I will watch until I finish the first season. Maybe I’ll start it this weekend- that gives me plenty of time to waste watching it. It’s quite visually stunning though: costume, sets all of it. I love the coloring too, of the shots. xx.

    • Marzena says: 28. April 201322:50

      So curious to hear your opinion on that one, Jacquelyn!

  5. Max says: 14. Juli 201415:33

    Does anyone know the Name of the Dinnerware from the first picture ?

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