House of Cards: Season 2 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: House of Cards proves just as bingeworthy in its second season, with more of the strong performances, writing, and visual design that made the first season so addictive.

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Frank (Kevin Spacey) settles into his new role as Vice President as the second series of "House of Cards" begins. Elsewhere, Claire (Robin Wright) confronts a painful trauma from her past, while Lucas (Sebastian Arcelus) presses for the truth. Later, tensions rise between Francis and Tusk (Gerald McRaney), Doug (Michael Kelly) grows closer to Rachel (Rachel Brosnahan), and Francis has a showdown with Linda Vasquez (Sakina Jaffrey). Michael Gill, Mahershala Ali and Nathan Darrow also return in Series 2.

Cast

Kevin Spacey
as Rep. Francis Underwood
Robin Wright
as Claire Underwood
Sebastian Arcelus
as Lucas Goodwin
Molly Parker
as Jacqueline Sharp
Ben Daniels
as Adam Galloway
Gerald McRaney
as Raymond Tusk
Kristen Connolly
as Christina Gallagher
Sakina Jaffrey
as Linda Vasquez
Nathan Darrow
as Edward Meechum
Sandrine Holt
as Gillian Cole
Constance Zimmer
as Janine Skorsky
Jayne Atkinson
as Catherine Durant
Rachel Brosnahan
as Rachel Posner
Michel Gill
as President Garrett Walker
Mahershala Ali
as Remy Danton
Michael Kelly
as Doug Stamper
Boris McGiver
as Tom Hammerschmidt
Jimmi Simpson
as Gavin Orsay
Reg E. Cathey
as Freddy Hayes
Kate Mara
as Zoe Barnes
Reed Birney
as Donald Blythe
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Critic Reviews for House of Cards Season 2

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (22)

Kevin Spacey remains a delightful Southern-accented villain as Frank Underwood.

Feb 19, 2014 | Full Review…

House of Cards remains an absorbing tale of high-level government dysfunction populated by double-dealers who hold their aces under the table.

Feb 18, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) returns for another round of deception, manipulation and BBQ ribs in the second season of House of Cards, the delicious political thriller that has already changed television.

Feb 18, 2014 | Full Review…

Harping on the outlandish and silly mechanics of House of Cards' political plots feels like taking it in the wrong spirit.

Feb 13, 2014 | Full Review…
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[It] depicts D.C. politics as a mess of personal vendettas... and then along comes Frank with his brisk, conscience-free willingness to take on what's needed to get things done -- he may be a ruthless sociopath, but there's something to admire there.

Feb 5, 2014 | Full Review…

Still, the second season maintains the tension of the first season, and the "Bad Boys at Work" sign is still up. Let the binging begin.

Nov 17, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

House of cards, of which all the opinions I had heard coincided in their exceptionality, fascinates me moderately. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The series forgot its identity and became a marital melodrama... [Full review in Spanish]

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…

... it's Robin Wright's Claire Underwood who propels the show through its second season...

Sep 22, 2017 | Full Review…

I really enjoyed the season, but there's a hollowness to the show that comes of its borrowing a form but refusing some of that form's basic terms, thinking that makes it fancier.

Aug 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for House of Cards: Season 2

½

Season 2 picked up where season 1 left off directly. There are more shocking plot twists and exaggerations of characters, but I found this new change captivating, though the plot seemed weak and the characters are still infuriating, I embrace the battle between the jounalists and the corrupt politicians like Underwood himself.

SylvesterK

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½

SheldonC

Super Reviewer

Follows closely the formula of Season 1, with it's intricate plot and carefully placed dialogue, with an even meaner, crueler and darker story to tell that follows closely the events that preceded it. If you can stomach it, it will reward you immensely.

Francisco G

Super Reviewer

An even better season then the first, Season 2 of House of Cards is a brilliantly acted, written and directed series that continues to engross with even stronger thematic content then the last.

MatthewM

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