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A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.
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 Francis Underwood (52 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Claire Underwood (52 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Doug Stamper (51 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Edward Meechum (35 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Remy Danton (33 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Seth Grayson (30 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Underwood Secret Service (29 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Jackie Sharp (25 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 President Garrett Walker (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 WH Press Corp / ... (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Catherine Durant (23 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Heather Dunbar (23 episodes, 2014-2016)
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Majority House Whip Francis Underwood takes you on a long journey as he exacts his vengeance on those he feels wronged him - that is, his own cabinet members including the President of the United States himself. Dashing, cunning, methodical and vicious, Frank Underwood along with his equally manipulative yet ambiguous wife, Claire take Washington by storm through climbing the hierarchical ladder to power in this Americanized recreation of the BBC series of the same name. Written by Jacob Oberfrank

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Production was based in a 300,000+ sq. ft. warehouse in the fashion industrial district in Joppa, MD. The set is actually part of an older Macy's distribution center, and all the driving scenes were performed in a green screen room, which served as a refrigerator for fur coats. Inside the building the following sets can be found: Oval Office, the Underwood home (upper lower and main levels), House of Representatives, various state representative's offices, South Carolina governor's office, various plush hotel suites. See more »

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[first lines]
Francis Underwood: There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that's only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.
[strangles dog]
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Featured in House of Cards: Politics for the Sake of Politics (2014) See more »

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Best political drama since the West Wing
2 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Outstanding! Outstanding!

After watching the first episode I had to continue watching all the episodes. It's edgy, sexy and with a bit of dark humor. Francis Underwood is the first democrat I would ever vote for. The characters are well developed and extremely well casted. Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey are phenomenal and the supporting cast keeps the show moving smoothly and with no drop in continuity. With only a minor amount of policy discussed, it is easy to follow for the non political enthusiasts. Congrats Netflix and I hope there's more like this to come.


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