Well, there goes my weekend.
The second season of House of Cards, Netflix’s hit political drama, is now available for streaming. The first season proved exceptionally popular, drawing hordes of viewers in the U.S. and elsewhere. Even President Obama is a fan — and he doesn’t want you to spoil anything for him.
“I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient [in Washington]” Obama said during a recent meeting with tech industry leaders. “It’s true. It’s like Kevin Spacey, man this guy’s getting a lot of stuff done.”
Directed by David Fincher, House of Cards is an adaption of an earlier BBC miniseries, which in turn was based on a novel by Michael Dobbs. The first season earned Netflix the first primetime Emmy nominations for online-only television content.
The new season makes House of Cards one of the first shows shot and mastered in 4K resolution. (Good luck streaming that in a timely fashion.)
If you’ve somehow missed out on House of Cards so far — unlikely, considering it was the most-streamed piece of content in the United States and 40 other countries for some time — we’ve embedded the trailer for season two below.