June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017
By Gary Duff | June 23, 2017 | Culture
Cool off from the summer heat with a weekend binge of the hottest DC-based shows currently streaming on Netflix.
The latest season of House of Cards was made available recently, and with its release came another dark and suspenseful 13-episode addition to the series. Only this time, Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, and his wife Claire, played by Robin Wright, are in a bitter struggle with a variety of political newcomers who seek to challenge the ailing president's power at the footsteps of his own White House. Expect twists and turns in nearly every episode.
Téa Leoni plays Dr. Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA analyst, who is recruited by the president after his Secretary of State dies in a plane crash in the very first episode of the series. Challenges abound for Leoni's character as she sorts out international crises and intense hostage situations, on day one of the job.
Bones is a nice reprieve from the intense political thrillers which have become all the rage on Netflix. The show follows Emily Deschanel as forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, and David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, as they help solve a litany of federal legal cases in Washington, DC.
If you've never watched Shonda Rhimes' Scandal, now is your time to catch up on the hit ABC show. Olivia Pope, the series' heroine played by Kerry Washington, is a political fixer who starts season one guiding then-candidate Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) to a presidential election victory. But everything isn't what it seems, and Pope, who's engaging in a steamy love affair with Grant, has the newly-minted President, his wife, and all of the White House's secrets to take care of when she agrees to work for him one more time. It's everything you want in a late night binge.
In this drama, James Spader plays Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted criminals. The series starts with Reddington turning himself in to police and promising, in exchange for immunity, to help the FBI track down all of his former associates. But here's the catch, he picks rookie Elizabeth Keen, played by Megan Boone, as his partner.