Sunday, December 29, 2013

Top 13 New Shows of 2013: #5

My annual TV Awards, the AFT Television Awards, are given out during the summer. But this year, during both the spring and the fall, produced a handful of impressive new television series. As 2013 closes out and 2014 begins, here’s a look back at the best new shows of the year.

#5: House of Cards

This Netflix show used movie star Kevin Spacey perfectly, putting him in a juicy role in which he literally pulled strings to make Washington operate to his every whim. The show’s supporting cast, particularly Corey Stoll and Kate Mara, were well worth watching, and made it so that Spacey’s corrupt congressman wasn’t even the show’s most engaging element. The only question for season two is how quickly the streaming series should be watched.

Best Episode: Chapter 4
I didn’t review this one episode by episode, but I’ll aim to do that with season two!

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