I wouldn't call it "amazing," but I am seven episodes in and definitely enjoying it. They really won me over when they used The Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning" in one episode. They also mentioned The Smiths in another episode, which made me happy.
Yeah, House of Cards was compelling off the bat - hopefully it stays that way.
I only found one of the characters even mildly likable. It was kind of boring too imo - it felt like the first episode was 3 hours long for me.
I'm gonna finish up 'House of Cards' and then probably give it a second go. I was shocked I disliked it so much, and I only know a couple other people that wouldn't recommend it. My girlfriend disliked it too - that made me feel a little better. Maybe next week it will seem more interesting!