Originally Posted by nathanddrews
I know this is supposed to be more about the PQ and AQ, but how does it compare to the BBC version?
Seems much, much psychologically darker (the U.S. version) and with less sly witticisms. Kevin Spacey is playing almost pure, sleazy evil... and he's always great at it!
Here Spacey is playing against type: he's a Democrat, but a bad one (Spacey is actually quite liberal). However, the show isn't bashing one party over the other... it's bashing the entire corrupt system.
It's the anti-West Wing. And, unfortunately, closer to the machinations of real politicians rather than a wistful look at how Washington should be.
I'll definitely pick this up. The streaming quality is lousy, both in terms of audio and video. The show is shot and mastered at 4k and even the 1080p Blu-ray won't do the cinematography justice.Edited by Dan Hitchman - 2/24/13 at 9:51pm