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House of Cards 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (2013–2018)
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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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Beau Willimon
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Top Rated TV #40 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 27 wins & 200 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Robin Wright ...  Claire Underwood 73 episodes, 2013-2018
Kevin Spacey ...  Francis Underwood 65 episodes, 2013-2017
Michael Kelly ...  Doug Stamper 65 episodes, 2013-2018
Derek Cecil ...  Seth Grayson 43 episodes, 2014-2018
Nathan Darrow ...  Edward Meechum 35 episodes, 2013-2016
Jayne Atkinson ...  Catherine Durant 35 episodes, 2013-2018
Mahershala Ali ...  Remy Danton 33 episodes, 2013-2016
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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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English

Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuća od karata See more »

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)
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2.00 : 1
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Kevin Spacey, Jayne Atkinson and Derek Cecil also appeared in the 2008 HBO movie Recount (2008), another political thriller that was based on actual events surrounding the 2000 presidential election. 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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..the ultimate legacy of the show rests on S6..
2 June 2017 | by bjariasSee all my reviews

OK (with spoilers).. so S5 is now over.. and what do we know. He's a closet-gay president, willing to do absolutely anything, up to and including murdering people to retain power. And she's a power hungry, coldly calculating, psychopathic first lady... that was shacked up in the first-family residence with her speech-writer lover.. (who she too ultimately kills to keep it all going).

It obviously suits the plot-line, but how would it be realistically possible for any first lady to have a live-in lover sharing her bed full-time without being on everyone's radar and lips every day in the White House. And for the two of them not to comprehend this boy-toy of hers ultimately becoming a huge liability in their future is a complete absurdity (his poisoning death at her hand just more utter nonsense).

Ah..the two-edged sword of attempting an overly ambitious, sensational plot-line.. (with powerful leads in creative and production control).. making it shocking, yet keeping it believable... near impossible to do. Now it seems the only main questions to be answered in S6, are who's the bigger monster.. and how they meet their ultimate demise. Overall though, with limited exception, it's still one of the more accomplished and entertaining productions out there today.


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