House of Cards: Season 3 (2015)

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Season 3
House of Cards

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Season three introduces intriguing new political and personal elements to Frank Underwood's character, even if it feels like more of the same for some.

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Tv Season Info

Series 3 of the drama about a ruthless congressman and his equally ambitious wife who navigate the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. It begins with Frank as President of the United States after his recent inauguration and continues with him trying to maintain a hold on his country and those around him trying to run it.

Cast

Kevin Spacey
as 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 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
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Critic Reviews for House of Cards Season 3

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (27)

Wright... remains one of the best parts of the series, while Underwood's bottomless appetite for dark dealing keeps Spacey so deliciously detestable you can't help but keep rooting for the bad guy to win.

Mar 3, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The season starts extremely slowly, but gets pretty good, starting in the third episode. It never reaches the dark, dramatic heights of previous seasons, but it's also a little more focused and intelligent than they were.

Mar 2, 2015 | Full Review…

House of Cards benefits from hurried viewing. It keeps you from noticing how much of a political soap opera it really is, or questioning who to root for, since every major character is just different shades of self-obsessed and power-hungry.

Mar 2, 2015 | Full Review…
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As I would never underestimate Frank's ability to change the course of events with a quick sleight of hand, I wouldn't count out the show's writers quite yet. I will definitely be streaming the entire season this weekend.

Mar 2, 2015 | Full Review…
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Unless you were only on board for the crazy sex and plot twists, it might actually be a better show in the long run.

Mar 2, 2015 | Full Review…

With the cupboard bare, Willimon does his best to inject some residual humanity into House of Cards in Season 3. But it's awfully hard to retroactively Frankenstein a human heart into what is essentially a monster show.

Mar 2, 2015 | Full Review…

This is one of the most ferocious performances I have ever seen on the small screen.

Feb 18, 2015 | Full Review…

House of Cards no longer has much to say about itself. [Full review in Spanish]

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Season three is an awfully late point at which to pivot into character drama.

Nov 14, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It can easily be said that season three is a step up from the previous season, and it ends up being for a very basic reason: the intrigue has returned in force and is simply more engaging than what season two had to offer.

Jul 6, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Up until now, their marriage has been portrayed to outsiders, and to themselves, as a relationship between equals. But that notion slowly begins to fall apart once they're in the White House, and that's what makes season three so compelling.

Oct 3, 2016 | Full Review…

The show has not just jumped the proverbial/cliché shark. It has lost its reason for being and it verges on the unwatchable.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for House of Cards: Season 3

  • Dec 20, 2019
    Even though the acting and cinematography remain impeccable, the writing begins to fall flat as storylines unravel and new ones entangle with a lack of realism.
  • Dec 14, 2019
    Even though the acting and cinematography remain impeccable, the writing begins to fall flat as storylines unravel and new ones entangle with a lack of realism.
  • Nov 15, 2019
    In season 3 it delves deep into a side of the Underwoods we haven't seen before and is definitely a different focus than the previous 2 seasons. I believe this season has nicely developed the Underwood's characters, as-well as Doug Stamper who is featured slightly more in this season.
  • Oct 14, 2019
    Major improvement over season 2's boring plot
  • Apr 08, 2019
    We get deeper in the characters of the Underwoods and their chief of staff Doug Stamper. At this point, it feels like been there done that, the show is fast becoming a ridiculous political drama.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    This show just keeps getting better and better!
  • Dec 29, 2018
    With Robin Wright's character becoming a more prominent presence, S3 remains a gripping political drama that involves a much deeper character dissection.
  • Dec 23, 2018
    The third season takes a major step back, the last few episodes this seems entirely like a marital drama. Sure their relationship has always been key to the show but here they start to act like children without any sense, they are not the powerful couple we saw in S1 but the problem isn't there, it's the reason behind it, it feels entirely like the sole reason they are fighting each other is to give the show something to rely on, and that plot isn't nearly as good as the previous two seasons.
  • Dec 16, 2017
    Puntaje Original:7.3 Esta temporada nos trae cosas tan interesantes como: los problemas de un presidente con su esposa, relaciones internacionales conflictivas, problemas internos tanto en el país como en el congreso. En resumen todo lo que hace un presidente normalmente.
  • Aug 12, 2017
    The best drama show about politics, hands down. Intrigues, crimes, sex, White House.

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