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I had no idea going into the new Netflix original series "House of Cards" it was only the first season. I assumed, since the BBC original it was based on was only twelve episodes long, and the fact it was based on Michael Dobbs' 1989 novel, a 13-episode arc would cover the entirety of the story. So, as the minutes ticked away in the final episode I kept thinking to myself, "How are they going to wrap this up in the next ten... nine... eight... seven minutes?" The answer, obviously, is they didn't and I'd be lying if the result wasn't a bit of a letdown as the drama in the latter moments wasn't as intriguing as the political back-stabbing that led up to it, but the overall enjoyment level was quite high regardless. Involving the dirty dealings of backroom politics, the series was developed by playwright Beau Willimon ("The Ides of March »

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