Elliot, a brilliant but highly unstable young cyber-security engineer and vigilante hacker, becomes a key figure in a complex game of global dominance when he and his shadowy allies try to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.
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
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 (1993), The Corner (2000), and The Wire (2002). The only show that he has not been part of is Veep (2012). See more »
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.
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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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