Ruthless Facts About House of Cards

 “Democracy is so overrated.” – Frank Underwood

Created by Beau Willimon, House of Cards is an American political drama about the political machinations of an ambitious and ruthless South Carolina Democrat, Frank Underwood.

Here are a few things you might not have known about the critically-acclaimed Netflix drama House of Cards.

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29. Nice Suit

Each season of House of Cards has thirteen episodes, one episode per card in a suit of playing cards.

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28. America is Britain’s Greatest Spin-Off

House of Cards is based on a 1990 BBC miniseries of the same name. That was only a four-episode series though, perhaps because British political intrigue isn’t nearly as complicated and generally solved over a cup of tea.

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27. Write What You Know

The UK House of Cards was adapted from a novel by Michael Dobbs who served as Margaret Thatcher’s chief of staff from 1986 to 1987 and as deputy chairman of the Conservative Party from 1994 to 1995.

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