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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 (65 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Claire Underwood (65 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Doug Stamper (64 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Seth Grayson (42 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Edward Meechum (35 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Catherine Durant (34 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Underwood Secret Service (34 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Remy Danton (33 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Thomas Yates (27 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 White House Press Corp Reporter / ... (27 episodes, 2013-2017)
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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 (1993), The Corner (2000), and The Wire (2002). The only show that he has not been part of is Veep (2012). 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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Breathtakingly good show
2 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

From the start, Kevin Spacey captivates & impresses with his his portrayal as the Machiavellian chief whip. The dialogue is superb, the editing tight, & the plot moves at just the right pace.

I'm 7 episodes in at the moment & so far it hasn't missed a beat. I remember the original house of cards on the BBC in the early 90's, & at first hearing there would be a US remake, had some concerns, how would they ever match up to the quality & acting, would they still do the Jacobean theatre style breaking of the 4th wall speaking directly to the audience? I needn't have worried, Kevin Spacey handles the role with aplomb, although Ian Richardson originally had a hint of a twinkle in his eye when about to pull peoples strings, Kevin Spacey is far more emotionless, cold blooded & menacing. Both work equally for the part.

Launching on Netflix was a brave move & I really appreciate being able to binge on episode after episode, of this exciting intelligent new drama.


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