I watched DESIGNATED SURVIVOR while waiting for HOUSE OF CARDS’ season 5 and it didn’t disappoint. It was as if they decided to mix House of Cards with 24, another favorite series. And Kiefer Sutherland is one of the finest actors Hollywood has to offer. He is intense and a natural.
If House of Cards is about the sinister and master manipulator Frank Underwood, Designated Survivor is about the almost clueless but decent Tom Kirkman. Each episode was intense and the creators know how to develop cliffhangers.
But if you’re expecting the level of ferocity House of Cards was giving, you might feel a bit disappointed. Because it pales in comparison. So, just take Designated Survivor as it is. Don’t compare it with House of Cards like I did. It’s a different animal. But good just the same.
[written by: Dima]