I purchased the DVD box set yesterday and did a total binge. I thought the show was pretty good. Not as great as the hype but still very entertaining. I liked Boss better but I can see how House of Cards might have more appeal since its dealing with national politics and is anchored by an even bigger dramatic actor.
Overall I thought the acting was solid across the board. Spacey was great and had some very quotable lines. Robin Wright reminded me of Mika on Morning Joe, at least in terms of her look. And Russo put me in the mind of Congressman Thad McCotter. Kate Mara was also did a great job, though I feel for her Zoe Barnes because I think she's in way over her head.
Looking forward to season 2.