Kevin Spacey: House of Cards No Crazier Than DC
Except that 'you could never get an education bill passed that fast'
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2014 11:00 AM CST
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, left, and Robin Wright as Clair Underwood in a scene from "House of Cards."   (AP Photo/Netflix, Nathaniel E. Bell)

(Newser) – Kevin Spacey has surveyed his acclaimed politics drama, House of Cards, and finds it no more wacky than Washington, DC. "Look, for me, it's like performance art," he tells ABC today. "We can get done shooting on a day, and I'll come home and turn on the news and think: 'You know, our storylines are not that crazy, they're really not.'" There are a few differences, he notes: "Some people feel that 99% of the show is accurate, and that the 1% that isn't is that you could never get an education bill passed that quickly. It must be really interesting for not just the American public but people around the world to view a very effective Congress that gets things done." The newest season of House of Cards premiered Friday, notes Politico.

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Feb 17, 2014 10:25 PM CST
Just lost a whole bunch of respect for Spacey - the show is nothing like real politics in any meaningful way. In fact, it's a caricature of it and in that way a bit silly. Still a good show but I think the second season just tries a bit too hard and was a bit clunky. Still good but I think we have a case of Spacey getting arrogant and believing his own reviews a bit too much.
Feb 17, 2014 8:53 AM CST
And that is exactly why ALL incumbents need voted OUT.
Feb 16, 2014 6:19 PM CST
A fan of the original British series, I loved that the writers had the courage to have a protagonist with the initials "F U" in both the UK and American versions.