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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 2, Ep. 13 : Chapter 26 Feb 14, 2014

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    Francis faces annihilation while the nation is in an uproar; Stamper must tie up loose ends; Claire feels the cost of ruthlessness.

  • Season 2, Ep. 12 : Chapter 25 Feb 14, 2014

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    Francis finds himself shut out, and Claire makes a difficult sacrifice; Stamper tries to regain control.

  • Season 2, Ep. 11 : Chapter 24 Feb 14, 2014

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    A special prosecutor interrogates Francis; Remy Danton tries to keep his options open; Stamper wrestles with his demons.

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : Chapter 23 Feb 14, 2014

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    With a military stand-off overseas and potential violence at home, Francis wants to finish off Tusk for good; Claire and Jackie Sharp collide.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : Chapter 22 Feb 14, 2014

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    Things get personal when Tusk blindsides the Underwoods with a scandal; Freddy and his barbecue joint get caught in the mix.

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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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