House of Cards 2 Seasons 2013

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Season 1
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Francis (Kevin Spacey) initiates a Capitol Hill coup aimed at undermining a rival and gaining critical support for the education bill. As Zoe's (Kate Mara) rising stock earns her both allies and enemies at the Herald, Russo (Corey Stoll) is forced to take a position that could end his political career.

Runtime:
49 minutes
Original air date:
February 1, 2013

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    1. Chapter 1 After he's denied the job of secretary of state by the newly elected president, Congressman Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) plots his revenge, aided by his loyalists on Capitol Hill and a brash young newspaper reporter who will stop at nothing to promote her own career.

    TV-MA 56min February 1, 2013
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    2. Chapter 2 As the damaging leak of a draft education bill makes him indispensable to the Walker administration, Francis (Kevin Spacey) enlists Zoe (Kate Mara) in a scheme to undermine the president's nominee for secretary of state.

    TV-MA 51min February 1, 2013
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    3. Chapter 3 As a tragedy in his home district forces Francis (Kevin Spacey) to abandon the teachers' union negotiations on the education bill, Zoe's (Kate Mara) elevated public profile creates friction at the Herald.

    TV-MA 52min February 1, 2013
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    4. Chapter 4 Francis (Kevin Spacey) initiates a Capitol Hill coup aimed at undermining a rival and gaining critical support for the education bill. As Zoe's (Kate Mara) rising stock earns her both allies and enemies at the Herald, Russo (Corey Stoll) is forced to take a position that could end his political career.

    TV-MA 49min February 1, 2013
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    5. Chapter 5 As Francis (Kevin Spacey) and Zoe (Kate Mara) mix business with pleasure, a showdown with the teachers' union over the education bill threatens to derail Claire's (Robin Wright) CWI fundraiser.

    TV-MA 53min February 1, 2013
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    6. Chapter 6 Despite an unpopular teachers' strike, Francis (Kevin Spacey) turns up the heat on his union counterpart. Meanwhile, as Russo (Corey Stoll) commits to sobriety in order to run for governor, Claire (Robin Wright) is forced to face up to the compromises demanded by her marriage to Francis.

    TV-MA 51min February 1, 2013
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    7. Chapter 7 After winning the battle for the education bill, Francis (Kevin Spacey) looks to rehabilitate Russo's (Corey Stoll) image so he can run him for governor in Pennsylvania.

    TV-MA 55min February 1, 2013
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    8. Chapter 8 As Francis (Kevin Spacey) confronts his past while dedicating a new library at his alma mater, Russo (Corey Stoll) heads to Philadelphia to ask his angry constituents to support the watershed bill and his upcoming bid for governor.

    TV-MA 48min February 1, 2013
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    9. Chapter 9 As Russo (Corey Stoll) hits the campaign trail in Pennsylvania, Francis (Kevin Spacey) pulls out all the stops to pass the watershed bill, even as Claire is undermining him behind the scenes.

    TV-MA 52min February 1, 2013
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    10. Chapter 10 "Told that Claire (Robin Wright) was behind the watershed bill's failure, Francis (Kevin Spacey) works to contain the damage and maintain control over Peter Russo (Corey Stoll). Zoe (Kate Mara) and Claire each seek relief from their respective relationships with Francis. "

    TV-MA 53min February 1, 2013
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    11. Chapter 11 Following the collapse of Russo's (Corey Stoll) campaign, Francis (Kevin Spacey) launches a risky ploy to join the Walker administration.

    TV-MA 55min February 1, 2013
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    12. Chapter 12 As the search for a new vice president lands Francis (Kevin Spacey) in the middle of a billionaire businessman's own power play, Zoe (Kate Mara) and Janine (Constance Zimmer) close in on the truth behind Russo's alleged suicide. Guest starring Gerald McRaney.

    TV-MA 54min February 1, 2013
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    13. Chapter 13 As Zoe's (Kate Mara) investigation threatens to connect him to Russo's death, Francis (Kevin Spacey) goes head to head with a powerful billionaire in his quest to become vice president.

    TV-MA 51min February 1, 2013

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director James Foley
Supporting actors Kate Mara, Michael Kelly, Sakina Jaffrey, Corey Stoll, Kristen Connolly, Sebastian Arcelus, Mahershala Ali, Sandrine Holt, Nathan Darrow, Michael Gill, Ben Daniels, Larry Pine, Boris McGiver, Constance Zimmer, Karl Kenzler, Francie Swift, Reg E. Cathey, Kathleen Chalfant
Season year 2013
Network Netflix
Executive Producer Dana Brunetti
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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461 of 483 people found the following review helpful By Eric Sanberg on February 16, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
"West Wing" gave viewers a taste of a White House populated by government folk who fought the good fight and had its citizenry foremost in their concerns. No such luck here. In this outing, the people of the United States barely exist in the minds of government. They are fodder for those seeking to gain, or seeking to stay in, power.

Here's the scoop. Kevin Spacey plays congressman Frank Underwood, a very bright, savvy individual who knows his way around Capitol Hill. He knows how to get things done because he knows what's in people's souls and how to play them to his advantage. His wife, Claire (Robin Wright) heads up a a more socially conscious organization in the private sector but is no less addicted to power than her husband. They have a peculiar relationship to say the least. This is almost a diary of the various 'projects' in which they are involved and how they play them, even when unforeseen things happen.

This is some ugly, scary stuff. In my heart of hearts I don't want to believe this view of our government, but I fear it is probably a closer take on reality than is "The West Wing." The manipulation of people, the press and other politicians will make you puke in your shorts. The relationship between Frank and Claire alone can only make me wonder what world they must have lived in as children that allowed them to grow up in a way that would make them think behavior like this was Okay.

David Fincher (one of my favorite directors) helmed the first 2 episodes and well establishes the color and tone for the rest of the series. There is a greenish pallor to it which gives it a sickly feel. All the acting is top shelf and a fleet of veterans are on hand to insure that. The directing is good. The writing is exceptional.
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156 of 164 people found the following review helpful By T. McLaughlin on February 15, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Kevin Spacey shines as congressman Francis Underwood. A modern day Machiavelli. There is no good and evil in the world of politics, only power. Netflix hit a homerun with this series. An outstanding cast, script, and direction. David Fincher's brilliance shines through in this look at the interworkings of U.S. politics. With some dark twists and turns and a nuanced look at people's ambitions and fears, House of Cards stands stronger than its title'd metaphor. Robin Wright as Claire Underwood is excellent and at times more cunning than her husband. Kate Mara shows great promise as an up and coming reporter looking for a fresh scoop. The rest of the cast is also very strong. Not a weak character or element to the show. My wife and I devoured the entire season in less than a week. Highly recomend.
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113 of 124 people found the following review helpful By L. M. Keefer TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 2, 2013
Format: DVD
Don't start watching this series unless you have a free weekend, because you may want to have a marathon viewing. This is one of the most addictive series I have viewed.

The premise is great: Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is promised the Secretary of State position in thanks for helping to get a new president elected. Once elected, the new president conveniently changes his mind and doesn't even bother to meet with Underwood to tell him. He lets his chief of staff notify Underwood he has been passed over, and asks for his continued support of the president in the Congress as Majority Whip. Underwood promises his support, but lets us, the audience, know differently.

Now the fun begins. The joy of this series is seeing how Underwood continually outwits and outmaneuvers other politicians who seem just as integrity-challenged as him, but less bright. And because Underwood has been skewered by the Prez and his team, you really don't mind when Underwood acts in a Machiavellian manner to get the better of them.

Kevin Spacey is mesmeric as Frank Underwood. The casting is superb. The dialogue is intelligent and inspired. You can't wait to see what schemes Underwood has concocted each episode and how they are going to play out. If this series is fairly true to life, no wonder our government is in the mess it is in right now.

Hope Netflix continues to create original, quality drama such as this show. HOUSE OF CARDS is only going to increase in popularity as more people watch it. Looking forward to season 2 of this series.
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50 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Madscientist on March 3, 2013
Format: DVD
This is one of the best shows I have seen in recent times. The acting is Academy Award caliber. Kevin Spacey's performance is outstanding. He delivers the best performance I have ever seen in a series made for TV (or Nextflix, in this particular case). Others have gone into some detail on what the show is about so I won't repeat the same in my short review here. I highly recommend this show and I am sure you will be blown away by it. Make sure you have some free time as the watching experience gets addictive. You will probably want to finish seeing the whole season in one shot. It starts out a bit slow but it gets better very fast. I think Netflix really hit the nail right on the head with this great show. I highly recommend it.
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102 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Valley Forge on February 9, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
The show premiered all at once and awed me enough to get me to watch the entire season with very little breaks between episodes. I highly recommend this and will purchase it on Blu-ray, despite being able to watch it on Netflix. The cast is fantastic, with Kevin Spacey nailing his role as the smart and evil Francis Underwood, the series is also well written and has enough twists to shock you.
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