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House of Cards Season 2 Episode 1 Review


House of Cards is back – and it’s back with a bang! For those of you who still have the last season fresh in their minds, it was really starting to get interesting and slightly – or very – dangerous for lead character Congressman Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) at the end of season 1. House of Cards has now returned to Netflix with the entire season 2 and it’s looking rather promising.

Journalist Zoe Barnes (Kata Mara), wife Claire Underwood (Robin Wright), Underwood’s chief of staff Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) and  Slugline reporter Janine Skorsky (Constance Zimmer) have all returned and the tables are certainly starting to turn. Although things seem to be looking bright for Frank Underwood, Janine, Zoe and Lucas Goodwin (Sebastian Arcelus) are hot on his heels to uncover Underwood’s real agenda.

Without giving too much away, the relationship between Zoe Barnes and Frank Underwood is crumbling and he doesn’t always have things as under control as he might like. There’s a tension that demands the viewer’s attention, which is not only due to the brilliant acting of an outstanding cast, but due to the strong script and cinematography. The story progresses quickly and there are a number of surprising turns that I did not see coming and still can’t quite comprehend. Having only watched the first episodes and seen the surprising turn of events, I know what I’ll be doing this weekend…

For more of what’s to come, take a look at the official trailer:

“There is but one role: hunt or be hunted”


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This entry was posted on February 15, 2014 by in Film & TV and tagged , , , , , , .
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