Bob Birch: You want the convention to be a circus. Francis Underwood: Oh, Bob, I’m not sure if you’ve noticed or not, but politics is no longer just theatre, it’s show business. So let’s put on the best show in town.
Larry Pine and Kevin Spacey in the political TV drama House of Cards (2013 – ). Set in the White House, it centres around the ruthlessly ambitious power couple of Francis and Claire Underwood. I’m currently on series 4 so no spoilers please if you’re ahead of me.
Zoe Barnes: We’re in a very grey area. Ethically, legally. Which I’m okay with… Francis Underwood: I just love this painting, don’t you? We’re in the same boat now, Zoe. Take care not to tip it over, I can only save one of us.
Kate Mara and Kevin Spacey in the political drama House of Cards (2013 – ), which tells of a scheming Democrat desperate to become American President.