Best political thriller: 'Scandal' or 'House of Cards'? | The Tylt
"Scandal" and "House of Cards" have been shocking fans for years. "Thank God for Thursdays" because "Scandal" still manages to keep viewers on the edge of their couches after six seasons, and remains a sensational drama—no matter how much scandalous political behavior Olivia Pope cleans up. But "House of Cards" is a praised alternative with the darkest take on political manipulation and power. And it's hard not to root for Frank Underwood. So which best political thriller is the best? 📺 🇺🇸
Best political thriller: 'Scandal' or 'House of Cards'?
Check out the synopsis of "Scandal," per IMDB:
A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.
Here's the synopsis of "House of Cards," also thanks to IMDB:
A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.
Check out the perspectives and tell us by voting and sharing—are you #TeamScandal or #TeamHouseOfCards?
Live-tweeting made ABC's "Scandal" the hit show it is today. After five years and six seasons, every episode leaves Gladiators with jaws to the ground. Kerry Washington plays Olivia Pope, a former White House communications officer who starts a crisis management firm. She and her associates get tangled into her clientele's twisted secrets. But she and everyone else around her are just as scandalous. In season six, Olivia becomes the White House's Chief of Staff.
"Scandal" was a huge breakthrough for Black female leads on TV, and paved the way for "How to Get Away with Murder." And let's not forget, "Scandal" was thrilling fans before "House of Cards" debuted on the web.
Watch our video below of how this show keeps Gladiators on their toes in season six.
But you don't want to mess with Frank and Claire Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright). Claire aids her husband in his political climb for power after being passed over for Secretary of State, and they seek revenge on those who betrayed him. Season four was the most shocking yet, as Frank runs for president and Claire starts to acquire more of her own political power.
"House of Cards" has a lot of dark, thrilling moments in store for fans in season five. But this isn't anything new—many fans have argued for years "House of Cards" is a much more thrilling and accurate thriller about political power. Others would add that "House of Cards" makes the characters on "Scandal" look like girl scouts.
Watch our video below of this thriller remains a powerhouse show imitating political power in D.C.
“The American people don’t know what’s best for them, I do. I know exactly what they need," Frank says in the season five trailer. Fans are elated.
Watch this teaser, and if you haven't seen "House of Cards," we bet you'll binge-watch in preparation for season five.
The reviews for Scandal are still strong after six seasons. The show holds a 100 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
That's Shondaland for ya.
#TeamScandal because Gladiators are still shook with every twist and turn.
I promise Scandal is the best show ever created— shan (@ShaniaJacksonnn) May 4, 2017
#TeamHouseOfCards because fans can't get enough of this dark and twisted political thriller.