People.com Entertainment TV Why 'House of Cards' Should Win an Emmy The Netflix drama, which is nominated for outstanding drama series, features antiheroes we love to hate By Lynette Rice Lynette Rice Lynette Rice is the former editor at large at Entertainment Weekly. Her work has previously appeared in PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 24, 2014 06:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Knight Takes King Prod. Suspenseful and crackling good, Netflix’s House of Cards, which is nominated for outstanding drama series, is a triumph on so many levels. It’s an expertly serialized workplace/relationship drama about Washington, D.C. that has you rooting for two of the most dastardly characters on TV right now – Francis and Claire Underwood, masterfully played by the Emmy-nominated Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. No one in Frank or Claire’s world is the least bit likable, either – a true testament to the work of series creator Beau Willimon, who thinks we prefer our politicians cunning, murderous, and not the least bit trustworthy. For the small-screen version of Capitol Hill, he’s completely right.