Politics is a ruthless game and this series celebrates it. This is a sly, well written, cynical look at American politics. The dialogue may not be Shakespearean but the depth, story, and characters do have a dark Shakespearean quality. Frank Underwood’s cunning, cynicism can be humorous and ruthless at the same time as he manipulates his way to powerful positions within the White House. “For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: hunt or be hunted.” Frank Underwood or F.U. for short.