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Political Drama Series To Stream On Netflix After Watching 'House Of Cards'

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We cannot get enough of the Netflix original series House of Cards. How can we not love Kevin Spacey in his role as the manipulative President of the United States Frank Underwood?

Although he isn't such a nice guy — in fact, he's a cold-blooded murderer — this character can do no wrong in our eyes. We just can't stop cheering him on and respect him for letting nothing nor nobody stand in his way.

Not only does this series have such a strong lead character, but it's also filled with all the drama and suspense we love watching. This season, we see Underwood's marriage continue to be strained, which makes things very interesting between him and his wife. Instead of fighting for power, Underwood must now try to keep his marriage.

Even though season 4 of the hit series just premiered on the platform earlier this month, chances are you probably already finished watching. While we wait for season 5, here are some other political drama series you have to stream on Netflix.

The West Wing (1999-2006)

Creator: Aaron Sorkin
Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney
Number of seasons: 7
Why stream this title? Before House of Cards, the political drama we couldn't get enough of was this critically-acclaimed series. There is a Frank Underwood-like Deputy Chief of Staff, and plenty of other characters that don't take crap from anyone. You'll become obsessed with pretty much every character, and the writing is just so good.

Scandal (2012-)

Creator: Shonda Rhimes
Stars: Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes
Number of seasons: 4
Why stream this title? If you love Frank Underwood, you'll love Olivia Pope. She doesn't push people in front of trains, but it's her job to cover up controversy in the White House, and she does a damn good job at doing it.

Hostages (2013-2014)

Creators: Alon Aranya, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Omri Givon
Stars: Billy Brown, Dylan McDermott, Toni Collette
Number of seasons: 1
Why stream this title? If you want to be on your edge of your seat, stream this one. Toni Colette's character is taken captivate after she is supposed to kill the president during an operation. Talk about drama.

The Blacklist (2013-)

Creator: Jon Bokenkamp
Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff
Number of seasons: 4
Why stream this title? This title doesn't take place in the White House, which is a nice change of pace, but it is packed with drama that will leave you wanting more. Instead, it focuses on a wanted man who turns himself in, but will only work with one profiler to get what they both want.

Boss (2011-2012)

Creator: Farhad Safinia
Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen, Hannah Ware
Number of seasons: 1
Why stream this title? This series features one mean mayor, who channels his inner Underwood to be able to govern Chicago. This character isn't afraid to dabble in corruption to get what he wants.

The House of Cards Trilogy (1995)

Creator: Andrew Davies
Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson
Number of seasons: 3 part miniseries
Why stream this title? This BBC miniseries features a ruthless politician who is seeking revenge on the political system and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. It serves as inspiration for the Netflix series, so take our word on it and add this to your queue.
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