House of Cards Season 1
House of Cards Season 2
House of Cards Season 3
The show has applied the format of at times talking to the camera, at least for Frank Underwood, pioneered by The Office and others. It adds an interesting aspect, more completely allowing you into Underwood's head to understand thought processes that are so complex it likely would be difficult to communicate them without being uncomfortably obvious. The first show sets up the characters. From there, hold on.
You can check out these trailers to build interest, but take it from us, it is really a great series. If you've watched it already, watching these will bring back memories.
We can't wait for season 3.