House of Cards (2013)


Season 1
House of Cards

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Bolstered by strong performances -- especially from Kevin Spacey -- and surehanded direction, House of Cards is a slick, engrossing drama that may redefine how television is produced.

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 1, 2013

When the newly elected president reneges on a promise, Francis and Claire decide to sever all allegiances and toss the rules out the window.

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Francis uses a young reporter, Zoe Barnes, to spin a story that puts the White house on its heels; Claire makes a cold-blooded move at work.

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Francis must leave union negotiations to deal with a crisis in his home district; Zoe negotiates the politics of being a journalist on the rise.

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Francis shakes down the Congressional leadership; Peter Russo must choose between politics and family.

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Francis' fight over the education bill threatens Claire's own ambitions; Zoe mixes work and play.

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Francis strikes back at the striking teachers; Claire is caught off guard by a deathbed confession.

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Francis wins a major battle, but doesn't pause to rest on his laurels; Peter must face his past; Stamper hushes a secret.

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Francis is honored at his alma mater, while Peter returns to Philly; both men tackle unfinished business.

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Russo hits the road with Vice President Matthews; Francis and Stamper try to whip up support in Congress; Claire looks out for herself.

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Rebellion on all fronts: Claire defies Francis; Zoe finds comfort in someone new; Peter issues an ultimatum.

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Kevin Spacey
Francis Underwood

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Robin Wright
Claire Underwood

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Kate Mara
Zoe Barnes

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Corey Stoll
Peter Russo

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Michael Kelly
Doug Stamper

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Sakina Jaffrey
Linda Vasquez

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Kristen Connolly
Christina Gallagher

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Constance Zimmer
Janine Skorsky

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Mahershala Ali
Remy Danton

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Sebastian Arcelus
Lucas Goodwin

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Sandrine Holt
Gillian Cole

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Michael Gill
Garrett Walker

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Adam Galloway

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Tom Hammerschmidt

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Jim Matthews

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Edward Meechum

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Critic Reviews for House of Cards: Season 1

Audience Reviews for House of Cards: Season 1

  • Nov 28, 2022
    Frank Underwood is charismatic, however thats not good enough, and the show is basically "I need to get this passed!!" "i cant get that passed!" "heres small recompense and a not so subtle threat" *repeated over for 10 seasons* boring!
  • Oct 10, 2022
    Kevin Spacey + 4th wall breaking. Phenomenal.
  • Jan 10, 2022
    Compelling, tight, and smart...this is a fantastic political drama. The writers and cast do a phenomenal job, and I'd recommend this to anyone even remotely interested in a good story of plotting, betrayal, and behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing. It's also a reminder that no matter how much you may think you have someone over a barrel, be absolutely certain before you pull the trigger on backstabbing them.
  • Sep 13, 2021
    This is the one of my favorite Netflix series.
  • Aug 14, 2021
    Amazing cinematography, interesting characters, perfect pace of progression. Absolutely recommend.
  • Aug 01, 2021
    Its slow, and yet I dont hate it. But for real world reasons that casting is unsettling, but the acting, damn
  • Jun 24, 2021
    Great season. Spacey is engaging and the story is clever and enjoyable
  • May 05, 2021
    Loved this first season. So damn good! A must watch for true tv lovers.
  • Mar 28, 2021
    Épica los mejores primeros 5 minutos que te atrapan en un gran conflicto politico.
  • Jan 07, 2021
    Smart, slow-burn and creative. House of cards starts off very strong, with a killer performance from Spacey and Mara.

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