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House of Cards

Series Summary
U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood of South Carolina starts out as a ruthless politician seeking revenge in this Netflix original production. Promised the post of Secretary of State in exchange for his support, his efforts help to ensure the election of Garrett Walker to the presidency. But Walker changes his mind before the inauguration, telling Underwood he's too valuable in Congress. Outwardly, Underwood accepts his marching orders, but secretly he and his wife, an environmental activist, make a pact to destroy Walker and his allies. Based on the U.K. miniseries of the same name, the U.S. version offers a look behind the scenes at the greed and corruption in American politics. A number of real-life media figures make cameo appearances.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Drama, Politics

Network: Netflix

  • Season 3, Ep. 13 : Chapter 39 Feb 27, 2015

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    In the midst of the Iowa caucuses, Frank and Claire must confront hard truths about each other.

  • Season 3, Ep. 12 : Chapter 38 Feb 27, 2015

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    Heather Dunbar goes for the jugular, forcing Claire to confront her worst fears; the rift between Frank and Claire widens.

  • Season 3, Ep. 11 : Chapter 37 Feb 27, 2015

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    Things turn ugly when Frank, Jackie and Heather square off during their first debate; Tom joins Claire on the campaign trail.

  • Season 3, Ep. 10 : Chapter 36 Feb 27, 2015

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    Frank needs to deal with Petrov one-on-one while Claire tries to preserve the peace-keeping mission; sacrifices must be made.

  • Season 3, Ep. 9 : Chapter 35 Feb 27, 2015

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    The Jordan Valley erupts in chaos just as Frank's campaign is picking up steam; Claire receives a disturbing intelligence report and counsels Frank.

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  • Deeply cynical about human beings as well as politics and almost gleeful in its portrayal of limitless ambition, House of Cards is a wonderfully sour take on power and corruption. show more

  • Spacey clearly loves portraying the wonderfully manipulative Frank Underwood, while Wright does a very convincing take on Lady Macbeth. show more

  • House of Cards is a strange mixture of freedom--Fincher and his cohorts clearly did what they wanted to do--and limitation: These powerful, venal characters and the well-tended hothouse they live in feel quite familiar (and not just because this is based on a UK miniseries of the same name). show more

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