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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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 Frank Underwood Security (38 episodes, 2014-2016)
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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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The "king of barbecue", Freddy, portrayed by Reg E. Cathey has appeared in a recurring role in four of the five television series that are or have been filmed in Baltimore, Maryland. Besides House of Cards he has appeared in Homicide: Life on the Street, The Corner, and The Wire. The only show that he has not been part of is Veep. 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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An American Twist on a British Classic
1 February 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When I thought about Francis Urquhart of the original House of Cards series, I could not help but imagine Kevin Spacey in a way that was similar but a role of his own making. Spacey's role of Francis Underwood, in Netflix's original series, is nothing short of a tour de force. The convenience of being able to watch the whole season right away is also something to mention as a new, fresh and exciting method of television excellence. No longer do we have to wait and be fed slowly the episodes as we wonder what might happen and find ourselves somewhat disappointed -- now we can be swept away. And that's exactly what will happen to you when you sit down to watch this. 13/10.


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