Some critics believe that the Hollywood Golden Age of film has seen its day. Although today’s blockbuster film cannot rival the classics, there’s an important foundation to our entertainment industry that is seeing better days. That modern-day opponent to its predecessor is television.


With the Emmy’s nearing closer everyday (think, August 25), MUIPR chooses to revel in the glory that is today’s American television. Perhaps shows like “Modern Family” made it cool for television to up its edge factor. Whatever added that extra oomph to the quality of millenial television, this MUIPR writer expresses her gratitude. Thank you, television gods.


With Emmy buzz going strong, there are multiple series hailing from various networks and Netflix is perhaps one of the newest to produce an award-winning series. With its ridiculous success across a range of viewers, there is one new TV series that deserves a profile. “House Of Cards” not only impresses audiences with its smart writing, devious characters and star-studded cast; the series’ editing visually appeals to any sophisticated eye.


Kevin Spacey knows what an audience expects of him, and he consistently delivers, not just as executive producer, but as demon spawn extraordinaire. Robin Wright teeters on the edge of showcasing humanity in the second season, expanding the breadth of her villainy chops. Both actors are nominated for an Emmy this year, along with special series guest stars Kate Mara (Zoe Barnes) and Reg E. Cathey (Freddy). Gasps were heard in numerous dorms around the country when Zoe was pushed to her peril in the season two premiere but not everyone was unhappy to see Mara go. With a superbly sad departure from Cathey’s performance, this MUIPR writer will be pulling to see him take home the coveted prize.


Stealing the Oval office, Beau Willimon’s writing embodies the series’ success. Although Congressional language remains tricky, Willimon writes to the audience in such a way that Presidential office politics fades and survival skills assume a language of its own. That is the beauty of “House of Cards;” symbols dominate every angle of every shot, and it makes an audience eager to discern their meaning. With multiple nominations under the show’s belt, there’s no telling how many wins “House of Cards” will walk away with, but MUIPR feels confident in their journey forward. Now, cue that politico doomsday theme song.


What do you think of “House Of Cards” being nominated for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards? Were you a fan of the second season? Do you think the series will ever jump the shark if it hasn’t already? I’d love to hear what you think! Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet me @Kelseymbro