The Underwoods continue their ruthless rise to power. New alliances form while old ones succumb to deception and betrayal. Francis and Claire must battle threats past and present to avoid losing everything.
The continuing tale of Political -Power - Games. 'Frank Underwood' has manoeuvred his way to the office of 'U.S. Vice President. Business Man 'Raymond Tusk' who has the ear of friend and President, 'Garrett Walker' has recommended the appointment. 'Frank' sets out from the word go to drive a wedge between 'Tusk' and the President, but will his efforts to do so come back and bite him at a later date. Making an enemy of 'Frank' or becoming a threat could prove fatal as political colleague alcoholic 'Peter Russo' didn't live long enough to understand. Both 'Clair' and 'Francis' are not beyond having affairs, facts that could cause both issues, for both 'Underwood's' Manipulation and wheeler-dealing is a way of life for 'Frank' -wife 'Clair' has an equally single minded approach with her business affairs. Neither are high in the loyalty-stakes they simply use people to achieve their aims,' Frank' has a team of foot soldiers to do his bidding led by 'Doug Stamper' 'Frank' has been playing political games to undermine supposed friend and President. While political games are being played, 'Zoe Barnes' a former lover that 'Frank' has used because of her connections to the 'Press' becomes another victim of the Vice presidents fury, her boyfriend 'Lucas' also with the 'Press' believes 'Frank' is involved with two deaths, are his investigations getting too Hot for Frank ? There is so much going on can 'Frank' and 'Clair' stay ahead of the game, cosying up to 'Garrett' and wife 'Tricia' all a part of the overall plan. Meanwhile 'Raymond Tusk' is doing all he can to get even with the manipulating Vice President, a plan which includes publically exposing 'Clair's' indiscretions and laying the seeds of doubt about 'Frank' in the Presidents mind. Is the plan coming off the tracks for the 'Underwood's' or will they prevail ? One thing is certain 'Frank' and 'Clair' do.....deserve each other. This is a terrific political drama which is certainly compelling viewing. Just hope the series continues.....'Kevin Spacey' is wickedly convincing as 'Francis Underwood' ........This a must see TV series.
Anxious to continue the story after Season 1, this well written series deals with the corrupting nature of power and ambition with no morals. Excellent value at £13, the acting particularly from Spacey is excellent. However, docked a star for quite simply the worst DVD packaging it has been my mis-pleasure to encounter - ever. Tacky cardboard that arrived with the spline crushed, two leaves of the fold out casing stuck together with the thin plastic overlay peeling from two corners, glue not holding the packaging together... I could go on. Fantastic quality series, simply appalling quality packaging.
A great fan of this series. The first season was brilliant and this follow up series has been produced to the same intriguing high standards. For those of you, who like me, are a fan of the original British version with Ian Richardson - I can assure that this series is different in its own right and has been brought up to date via White House politics. Because of this it is sufficiently similar to honour the title of the piece - but significantly different to remove possibility of constant comparison. Kevin Spacey is fabulous in the lead role, as is Robin Wright as his extremely astute wife.
I came to this series late, mainly due to having enjoyed the original British version so much and being sceptical what a US remake would turn it into. The answer? A brilliant, worthy remake packed full of intrigue, excellent acting and drama - so much so that you don't really have to be interested in politics to enjoy it. If you are, then it'll be even more enjoyable.
Something missing in this version of the "House of cards" drama. I suspect Ian Richardson's Urquhart is more compelling than Spacey's Underwood. It may simply be that for me the story set in Westminster is more accessible than the background of Washington.
Quite simply the best TV series I've watched since 'True Detective'. Hard to choose between the two really. But House of Cards takes it solely on the strength of Kevin Spacey's stand out performance portraying the scariest politician ever to grace the TV. Hard to know where they'll go with this series now, but I guess Spacey clinging on to power will be just as nerve-jangling as was his pursuit of it.
Lived up to the excellent Series 1. Wonderful actors, brilliant script, beautifully produced. Power-hungry, manipulative, double-dealing, vulnerable, insincere, funny, tragic, clever, heart-wrenching - Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright portray all of these characteristics. If you like American drama, you'll love this. Cannot wait for Series 3.