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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 Worst Episodes of House of Cards

House of Cards - S6E8

#1 - Chapter 73


Season 6 - Episode 8

Claire tries to tarnish Frank's legacy. Doug provokes Claire by releasing excerpts from Frank's diary. A rift develops between the Shepherds.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of House of Cards from 1025 votes.

House of Cards - S6E2

#2 - Chapter 67


Season 6 - Episode 2

Claire clashes with the Shepherds and Mark Usher, who pressure her to sign the Future Act. Doug makes an unexpected move.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of House of Cards from 1070 votes.

House of Cards - S6E1

#3 - Chapter 66


Season 6 - Episode 1

As the first woman president, Claire faces increased scrutiny and threats. Sibling power couple Annette and Bill Shepherd attempt to influence policy.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of House of Cards from 1237 votes.

House of Cards - S6E7

#4 - Chapter 72


Season 6 - Episode 7

While the Shepherd family attempts to diminish Claire's power, Doug goes off the grid but continues angling to advance his agenda.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of House of Cards from 934 votes.

House of Cards - S6E3

#5 - Chapter 68


Season 6 - Episode 3

The Shepherds push Claire on a Supreme Court nomination. Doug works to find a new path for himself. Claire consults with Jane on Syria.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of House of Cards from 1027 votes.

House of Cards - S6E4

#6 - Chapter 69


Season 6 - Episode 4

As a crisis mounts in Syria, Russian President Viktor Petrov wants to make a deal with Claire. Questions arise about Tom Yates's whereabouts.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of House of Cards from 968 votes.

House of Cards - S6E6

#7 - Chapter 71


Season 6 - Episode 6

Claire makes staff changes. The Shepherds try to recruit Doug to their side. With Mark facing intense scrutiny, Jane offers advice.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of House of Cards from 956 votes.

House of Cards - S6E5

#8 - Chapter 70


Season 6 - Episode 5

Claire allows her enemies to think she's incapacitated as they plot to remove her from office. Doug's investigation leads him to uncover a secret.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of House of Cards from 995 votes.

House of Cards - S5E6

#9 - Chapter 58


Season 5 - Episode 6

In the midst of uncertainty, suspected Russian forces take over an American station in Antarctica. Meanwhile, a damaging news leak could hurt Frank.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of House of Cards from 3144 votes.

House of Cards - S3E10

#10 - Chapter 36


Season 3 - Episode 10

Frank needs to deal with Petrov one on one while Claire tries to preserve the peace-keeping mission. Sacrifices must be made.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of House of Cards from 2496 votes.

House of Cards - S4E1
#11 - Chapter 40
Season 4 - Episode 1

Claire's absence causes problems for Frank on the campaign trail amid rumors of a marital rift. Claire tries to strike out on her own.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of House of Cards from 3542 votes.

House of Cards - S3E7
#12 - Chapter 33
Season 3 - Episode 7

The damage is done and the Underwoods must repair it. But deep wounds don't heal fast, and sometimes not at all.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of House of Cards from 2535 votes.

House of Cards - S5E9
#13 - Chapter 61
Season 5 - Episode 9

Petrov tries to influence affairs in the U.S. Jane discusses her agenda with Claire. With her job at stake, Leann reaches out to a reporter for help.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of House of Cards from 2890 votes.

House of Cards - S3E4
#14 - Chapter 30
Season 3 - Episode 4

Claire bypasses Russia at the U.N. Frank tries to outmaneuver a potential challenger and ends up face to face with a higher power.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of House of Cards from 2552 votes.

House of Cards - S5E8
#15 - Chapter 60
Season 5 - Episode 8

While Frank attends an elite men's weekend gathering to firm up support, Claire deals with a stranded Russian ship and threats from Petrov.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of House of Cards from 2994 votes.

House of Cards - S4E8
#16 - Chapter 47
Season 4 - Episode 8

Formidable as ever, both Underwoods have their eyes on the big picture as they manipulate a potential running mate and push the gun bill.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of House of Cards from 3065 votes.

House of Cards - S5E3
#17 - Chapter 55
Season 5 - Episode 3

The day before the election, Conway holds a 24-hour Skype session with voters, while Frank and Claire stump in key states and try to discredit him.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of House of Cards from 3303 votes.

House of Cards - S5E5
#18 - Chapter 57
Season 5 - Episode 5

Nine weeks after Election Day, the Underwoods work to consolidate their power. Leann tries to track down a missing Aidan Macallan.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of House of Cards from 3153 votes.

House of Cards - S4E2
#19 - Chapter 41
Season 4 - Episode 2

As Claire begins exploring a campaign of her own, she and Frank engage in backdoor political maneuvering. But this time they're not on the same side.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of House of Cards from 3262 votes.

House of Cards - S1E8
#20 - Chapter 8
Season 1 - Episode 8

Frank has a library named after him at his old military school. Peter tries to win back the support of his hometown.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of House of Cards from 3051 votes.

Last updated: apr 14, 2021



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.


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!


Too bad next season will be the last :(.


Each season of this show begins so damn strong. They set up the conflicts, characters, and scenarios so well and then they slowly degrade everything into an absurd fantasy world where Kevin Spacey can apparently predict every single action anyone makes, and he is completely immune to any sort of retribution for completely ridiculous actions that he does. It's basically like he becomes smarter than anyone who has ever lived on this planet and everyone else becomes mentally retarded. Even when characters who can challenge him are introduced, they are eventually revealed to be just as stupid as everyone else in the show. Some people like the breaking of the third wall that happens in every episode, I personally hate it. I watch television to put myself into another world, breaking the immersion is not a good thing.


The first two seasons are some of the best TV I've ever seen. There was a little drop-off in seasons 3-5 but it was still good. Just don't watch season 6. My rating is for the first 5 seasons as I like to think the show ended then. If only I could remove the memory of watching season 6 from my mind :(


It is a very great show, until the fifth season only, **trust me and don't watch the sixth season**!! I wonder how Netflix managed to destroy the show that made Netflix great in the first place!! Rating 10/10 for the first five seasons only. The Sixth season is 1/10


This show has gone to shits after they fired Kevin Spacey. I'm sorry but he's a great actor that really brought this show together. He might have done some stuff 30 years a go...who knows...name one person on top of their game that hasn't done something bad. Anyway watch this show up to current season. This season sucks major ass....


This is by far one of the best series I have ever watched. You can say what you want, but whatever Kevin Spacey has done, I miss him in the last season. The sixth and final season was garbage, [spoiler]it was full of references to the actions of Spacey, and the only characters that played well were Hammerschmidt and Doug Stamper.[/spoiler] But in a nutshell, I would recommend you to watch the show, just don't expect a lot in the last season.


Season 6 was terrible, falling far short of prior seasons. While Robin Wright was excellent in Seasons 1-5, she works best as a supporting character in this show. As primary, not so much....


I have to admit: I don't get the Nay-Sayers. In all these years there are maybe 1-2 Episodes which i did not like or that felt mediocre. I did not like some minor decisions. But the quality, the writing, the overall design, the actors and everything is just great topnotch! I actually i watched House of Cards this way: I got a new season and i watched the german-dubbed version. Season 5 is now there, but i had to remind me, what happend so far. So i wanted to watch a summary, but it felt that i would miss much. So i started one month over from Season One. This time i watched the original english dubbed Version. And i can not recall any major flaw this show got. Thank you, Francis :) 9/10 Update after Kevin Spacey was fired: So this show is dead now. Great. What an unworthy ending. And no, a next season will not make sense. It will not make any sense sense at all. I like the 'other' characters. I like the 'other' storylines. But without Spacey its like ordering a T-Bone Steak with Potatoes and all you get are the Potatoes. Why not finish the "Underwood"-Storyline WITH him? This way is just pure b***sh*t. Don't let me start with the fact that there wasn't a trail yet. Just thinking about it makes me so angry. So thank you Netflix for ruining my favorite Netflix show. I guess i do not need your Service anymore.

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