House of Cards: Season 2 (2014)

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Season 2
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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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Episodes

Air date: Feb 14, 2014

The Underwoods tackle two threats that could bring their plans to ruin. Francis grooms his replacement as Whip. Claire goes on the offensive.

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Francis puts China in the cross-hairs. Claire confronts a painful trauma from her past. Lucas Goodwin presses for the truth.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2014

Tension rises between Francis and Raymond Tusk as the situation with China deteriorates. A battle in the Senate pits Francis against the Republicans.

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A terror scare at the Capitol traps Francis with a resentful Donald Blythe. Claire gives a live interview that rocks the media.

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Francis back-channels with a Chinese billionaire. Lucas uses extreme measures to expose the Vice President. A shadowy figure joins Team Underwood.

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Amidst an energy crisis, Francis and Tusk end their shaky alliance. Lucas must make a difficult choice. Stamper grows closer to Rachel.

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Despite some friction, the Walkers deepen their friendship with the Underwoods. But it's all-out war between Francis and Tusk.

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The war with Tusk intensifies. Claire influences Tricia Walker politically and domestically. Francis has a show-down with Linda Vasquez.

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Things get personal when Tusk blindsides the Underwoods with a scandal. Freddy and his BBQ joint get caught up in the mix.

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With a military stand-off overseas and potential violence at home, Francis wants to finish off Tusk for good. Claire and Jackie Sharp collide.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for House of Cards Season 2

All Critics (48) | 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…

Overall, season two of House of Cards, which delivers a harsher view of the American political system than the initial season, offers several important insights to the viewing public...

Aug 13, 2020 | Full Review…

As the series veers off into new directions, it's not afraid to ask the question - how do you fight against two people who are seemingly untouchable? As you binge watch through the series, the answer starts to fall into place.

Jul 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It will all fall apart one day - but unless it feels like we're watching actual humans being ripped apart by their decisions, will we even care?

Feb 12, 2020 | Rating: B- | 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…

Audience Reviews for House of Cards: Season 2

  • Oct 20, 2020
    Even better than the first season
  • Oct 14, 2020
    It was so easy, the show could have just ended at the double-knock scene in the last episode and this show could've been remembered as one of the best shows in TV history. Everything that comes after this season just doesn't compare.
  • Nov 07, 2019
    The follow on season is equally as good, if not, maybe even better.
  • Oct 14, 2019
    Enjoyed Kevin Spacey, but i dont understand the plot sometimes
  • Apr 08, 2019
    The season starts on a high with a shocker first episode, the first half is as good as the previous season having the same strengths, that is excellent casting, performances, writing and only gets darker. The second half of season two seems to be less thought out, things seem too easy of the Underwoods.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    Fantastic show I binged it!
  • Dec 29, 2018
    S2 of this Netflix juggernaut continues to be an addicting binge-watch full of deception, sharp writing, stunning set pieces, and vengeful performances.
  • Aug 02, 2018
    Consistently engrossing.
  • Dec 16, 2017
    Puntaje Original: 7.7 Señor presidente de los Estados Unidos de América Frank Underwood. Cielos que bien se siente
  • Nov 19, 2017
    La segunda parte de House of cards es incluso mejor que su antecesora, demostrandonos las peores atrocidades que puede llegar a hacer Frank Underwood y exponiendo una vez mas que la politica es la verdadera mafia.

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