Viral Video Chart: House of Cards, Sherlock and American Hustle

Kevin Spacey is back, Benedict Cumberbatch meets his match – and a secret behind a 10-times Oscar nominated hit movie

Know your enemy! Kevin Spacey returns as Francis Underwood in the sequel to the Netflix blockbuster House of Cards and, as our preview reveals, the web of political intrigue is tightening around the new US vice president and his wife, played by Robin Wright. While Underwood battles against friends and foes, over on the BBC Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch), comes into conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen in a case involving missing letters.

Magnussen's first appearance came at the end of the first episode, The Empty Hearse, when he watched a recording of Holmes rescuing John Watson (Martin Freeman) from a bonfire on Guy Fawkes night. The newspaper proprietor, who urinates in Sherlock's fireplace, is played by The Killing's Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen. Sherlock says: "I've dealt with murderers, psychopaths. None of them can turn my stomach like Charles Augustus Magnussen."

For a little light relief, check out how watching television with Sherlock can ruin your viewing – although look out for spoilers for Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Gossip Girl.

Staying with blockbusters, Louis C.K. reveals the missing ending to his 'American Hustle' ice-fishing story and we've got an unexpected, weak ending to a presentation by Transformer's director Michael Bay, who also directed Armageddon and Pearl Harbor. During a scripted talk about Samsung's new curved high definition TV sets, a jammed autocue was all it took to defeat him. Brand ambassador Bay walked off stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, saying he felt uncomfortable with "winging it" during a conversation with Samsung's vice president Joe Stinziano.

When all else failed, maybe Bay should just have danced his way across the stage. We've got two great dance clips this week – a hilarious romp through contemporary dance, and a mash-up of Hollywood movie stars dancing. Put on those dancing shoes – if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Guardian Viral Video Chart. Compiled by Unruly Media and mashed up by Janette

1. House of Cards - Season 2 - Official Trailer - Netflix [HD]
White House whitewash?

2. Sherlock Spoils Everything
Elementary stuff

3. Sherlock Series 3: Episode 3 Trailer - BBC One
Get clued up

4. Louis C.K. reveals the missing ending to his 'American Hustle' ice-fishing story
A story with a catch

5. Contemporary Dance How-To
Strike a pose

6. We Can Neutron Dance: Hollywood Movie Dance Tribute - Part 2
Star-studded lineup

7. Day 1 [ 3 years - lip sync everyday ]
Boy's three years of lip-synching

8. Michael Bay quits Samsung's press conference

9. P&G Thank You, Mom | Pick Them Back Up | Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Melting moments

10. Muppets Most Wanted - Across The Internet
Twitter spoof

Source: Viral Video Chart. Compiled from data gathered at 14:00 on 9 January 2014. The Viral Video Chart is currently based on a count of the embedded videos and links on approximately 2m blogs, as well as Facebook and Twitter. © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

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