8.5
20,431 votes
House of Cards

House of Cards

Netflix 2013

Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C.

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The 10 Best Episodes of House of Cards

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#1 - Chapter 26 (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Francis faces annihilation while the nation is in an uproar. Stamper must tie up loose ends. Claire feels the cost of ruthlessness.

The episode was rated 8.76 from 3161 votes.

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House of Cards - S2E1

#2 - Chapter 14 (Season 2 - Episode 1)

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

The episode was rated 8.65 from 3668 votes.

House of Cards - S4E13

#3 - Chapter 52 (Season 4 - Episode 13)

As the hostage situation continues, Claire secretly negotiates with Yusuf al Ahmadi. Frank confronts Hammerschmidt.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 3537 votes.

House of Cards - S1E13

#4 - Chapter 13 (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Frank scrambles to keep his plan on track. Gillian is planning to sue Claire. Zoe, Janine, and Lucas investigate Rachel Posner and her relationship with Peter Russo.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 2995 votes.

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House of Cards - S1E11

#5 - Chapter 11 (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Zoe extends her time away from The Hill while Francis tracks down Russo and engages in damage control.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 3039 votes.

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#6 - Chapter 17 (Season 2 - Episode 4)

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

The episode was rated 8.24 from 3091 votes.

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#7 - Chapter 25 (Season 2 - Episode 12)

Francis finds himself shut out and Claire makes a difficult sacrifice. Stamper tries to regain control.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 2886 votes.

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House of Cards - S1E6

#8 - Chapter 6 (Season 1 - Episode 6)

The strike between Frank and Marty starts to get out of hand. Russo has decided to run for Governor of Pennsylvania.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 3184 votes.

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#9 - Chapter 49 (Season 4 - Episode 10)

As Frank deals with a new threat to his candidacy, Claire has doubts about their plan. Claire faces a difficult decision concerning her mother.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 3197 votes.

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#10 - Chapter 22 (Season 2 - Episode 9)

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

The episode was rated 8.17 from 2909 votes.

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House of Cards - S2E11
#11 - Chapter 24
8.16
Season 2 - Episode 11

A Special Prosecutor interrogates Francis. Remy Danton tries to keep his options open. Stamper wrestles with his demons.

The episode was rated from 2893 votes.
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House of Cards - S4E4
#12 - Chapter 43
8.14
Season 4 - Episode 4

Claire threatens Frank. Frank makes a politically bold move that may provoke Russia. An event at a campaign stop changes everything.

The episode was rated from 3261 votes.
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#13 - Chapter 5
8.14
Season 1 - Episode 5

A feud starts between Francis and Marty Spinella. Russo goes into depression about the job losses at the shipyards.

The episode was rated from 3324 votes.
House of Cards - S1E10
#14 - Chapter 10
8.13
Season 1 - Episode 10

Claire fuels an old flame. Peter wrestles with his demons. Francis crosses the point of no return.

The episode was rated from 2994 votes.
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House of Cards - S1E1
#15 - Chapter 1
8.13
Season 1 - Episode 1

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

The episode was rated from 4879 votes.
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#16 - Chapter 2
8.12
Season 1 - Episode 2

Francis and Doug plan to frame Secretary of State nominee, Michael Kern. Meanwhile, Zoe's popularity at the Washington Herald continues to grow.

The episode was rated from 3864 votes.
House of Cards - S1E9
#17 - Chapter 9
8.11
Season 1 - Episode 9

Frank tries to do whatever it takes to get the new bill passed in Congress. Russo goes on a bus campaign with the Vice President, but the VP is not making it an easy trip for him. Zoe's relationship with Frank gets a little bumpy.

The episode was rated from 3027 votes.
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House of Cards - S1E12
#18 - Chapter 12
8.11
Season 1 - Episode 12

The President sends Frank to St. Louis to persuade Raymond Tusk into becoming the new Vice President. Zoe and Janine investigate Peter Russo's death.

The episode was rated from 2971 votes.
House of Cards - S5E12
#19 - Chapter 64
8.09
Season 5 - Episode 12

Frank attempts to stop Cathy from testifying. With Hammerschmidt sniffing out the truth, the Underwoods throw someone close to them under the bus.

The episode was rated from 2883 votes.
House of Cards - S3E6
#20 - Chapter 32
8.09
Season 3 - Episode 6

Frank and Claire travel to Moscow to negotiate the return of an imprisoned U.S. citizen. Claire takes a stand that jeopardizes their plans.

The episode was rated from 2709 votes.
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Last updated: dec 04, 2022

Comments

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Kevin Spacey is so great in this show, and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) too. They play their roles so realistic, I believe them every word! Barack Obama wrote a book as he's got into "higher" politics. I see some parallels from the book and this tv show. Everything is very realistic. The show reminds me a little bit of "Damages" with Glenn Close, where intrigue play a big role too, but in House of Cards it is much more sophisticated. You can't really miss one episode, because you gonna miss so much. And I also do not want to miss an episode , because you never get bored here. That is how a tv show concept should be! The big thing about the show is also the first season's ending. I don't want to put a spoiler here, but I couldn't imagine that all those different story lines got put together to a big picture in the ending. That was amazing. Really great written. I give the first season 9 out of 10 points because it is so amazing well written, the acting is simply awesome and the only annoying thing which comes to my mind is the long intro. So if you want to see a realistic politics & life tv show: Give it a try.

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It has been a while since I was totally and utterly WOWed by a show. This show completly and utterly BLEW ME AWAY for many reasons.. Let's start with the awesome cast.. Kevin Spacey brilliantly stars as Francis J. "Frank" Underwood, An utterly ruthless and conniving politician, he pursues only his own political agenda and manipulates everyone around him to grab influence and prestige, at the potential cost of utterly destroying everyone else to push himself forward. Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, Francis' wife. She runs the Clean Water Initiative, an NGO, She often gets involved with Frank's political scheming, as an aid and an abettor. She proves to be just as cold, manipulative and power-hungry as her husband, often setting her own lofty goals to work alongside helping with his and letting nothing stop her. It is a brilliant and epic show with a meticulously made plot that will leave you with nothing less than your jaw dropping to the floor one episode at a time.. WATCH IT.. Cause if you don't, you really are MISSING OUT!

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Too bad next season will be the last :(.

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