How Does `House Of Cards' Compare to Reality?

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Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg Television's "Lunch Money" Host Adam Johnson looks at the success of Netflix's "House Of Cards." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Let's talk "house of cards." 16% of netflix subscribers logged on to watch the latest chapter of the life of francis underwood, that was just the first day.

All 13 episodes of the second season arrived on the streaming service started friday.

Netflix shares jumped to an all-time high that same day.

Kevin spacey made an appearance on abc's "this week." how did he prep for the role?

By shadowing kevin mccarthy.

If i could kill just member of congress, i would never have to worry about another vote.

The example that would set.

What did you pick up?

It is interesting for him, there are so many new members of congress who were brought in to fight against washington, we are not going to do it the usual way, it is difficult to harangue 218 congressmen to vote a particular way, i do not envy him.

For me, it was fascinating to go to whip meetings and see what they are going to put out there, how they do it.

It was very helpful to understand what it is like.

Pretty cool.

How close is the show to reality?

For me it is performance art.

I sometimes watch, we could get done shooting and i will turn down the tv and think our storylines are not that crazy.

They are really not.

How close is it to the real deal?

Ask lawmakers.

The only unrealistic thing about the show is that a democrat could represent gaffney, south carolina.

It is great acting.

Kevin spacey makes it look more exciting than it is, and a lot more devious.

It will be interesting to see what they do.

It is a composite, none of us are quite that interesting.

I am one of the two living americans that has not watched it.

If you are still unclear on how real it might be, here are former washington heavyweights.

It is closer than anything i have seen on television.

I did not like it when i first started watching it, i said that is a little overcooked.

Once i put that aside, these are great characters and great actors.

People enjoy it.

Washington does not act that

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