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Since March of 2011, Netflix has been slowly dipping its toes into original TV programming, starting off with the underwhelming (“Lilyhammer”) and moving on to the guaranteed triumph (“Arrested Development”). One of the more curious offerings, however, is "House of Cards," David Fincher's exec-produced political series starring Kevin Spacey. Some new images and a few choice quotes have surfaced to shed light on the drama. “In politics there's ambition, desire, lust, betrayal -- all the same kinds of things we exhibit and experience in our own everyday lives,” says Beau Willimon, showrunner for the drama's first 13-episode season, and someone intent on exploring all those facets in the show's ruthless main character, U.S. Congressman Francis Underwood (Spacey). Failed in his bid to become secretary of state, the focus then turns -- via direct addresses to camera and audience - to his plans for an even bigger target: the »

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