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Air weekdate:Friday Cast:Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Campbell Scott, Patricia Clarkson, Reed Birney, Dominique McElligott, Gerald McRaney, Lars Mikkelsen, Joel Kinnaman, Paul Sparks, Neve Campbell, Jayne Atkinson, Larry Pine, Elizabeth Marvel, Jimmi Simpson, Derek Cecil, Reg E. Cathey, Molly Parker, Rachel Brosnahan, Dan Ziskie, Nathan Darrow, Ben Daniels, Sandrine Holt, Mahershala Ali, Boris McGiver, Michel Gill, Sebastian Arcelus, Constance Zimmer, Kristen Connolly, Sakina Jaffrey, Corey Stoll, Kate Mara Genre:Drama Channel:Netflix Status:Continuing
Backstage of the Capitol Hill, the inhabitants of which are depicted in the new series â€œHouse of Cardsâ€, is cruel and merciless. Behind the scenes of the US Ð¡ongress, as everywhere in the politiciansâ€™ world, lie, personal ambitions and the thirst for unlimited power thrive profusely.
The White Ðouse changes its owner. The new one is called President Walker, who badly needs a new team. The secretary of the party majority in the Congress Frank Underwood has done a great job during the election campaign and now hopes for immediate gratitude â€“ he longs for the post of the secretary of stÐ°te in the new presidentâ€™s administration. This tough and pragmatic politician dreams of being one of the leaders on the international political scene, but the new presidentâ€™s team looks at it all in another way. â€œThe leaking wealth diplomacyâ€, although created by Frank, can be executed by somebody else, while Underwood must return to Congress and stick to the duty of â€œpipe cleanerâ€.
But heâ€™s not the only one who is fatigued and deadly disappointed. The young ambitious journalist Zoe Barnes absolutely canâ€™t get an opportunity to show herself. Sheâ€™s desperate to get some hot facts and photos of the congressmen and can be stopped by noting in her attempts to get behind the Capitol scenes.
In this season following the betrayal of the new president, Francis "Frank" UnderwoodÂ and his wife Claire swear to destroy Walker and his allies. Frank starts to put the plan into action by finding like-minded people and pawns for this game himself. Thatâ€™s where the journalist Zoe Barnes comes to the limelight. She gets all the political insider information she wants while Frank uses her as a potent tool in the information war organizing scandalous leaks on the new education reform bill which costs the new president really a lot. And it is only the beginning. Then there comes a scandal in the press inspired by Frank which finally buries Â SenatorÂ Michael Kern. This senator was destined to take the post Frank so longed for, but with all the newspapers raving about Kernâ€™s anti-Israel opinions now this is never going to happen. Find more intrigues and dirty political games in the first season of â€œHouse of Cardsâ€!
House of Cards season 1 episodes list:
When the newly elected President reneges on a promise, Francis and Claire decide to sever all allegiances and toss the rules out the window.
Francis and Doug plan to frame Secretary of State nominee, Michael Kern. Meanwhile, Zoe's popularity at the Washington Herald continues to grow.
Francis heads for his hometown to deal with a crisis. Zoe negotiates the politics of being a journalist on the rise. Claire finds herself a new business partner.
Francis shakes down the Congressional leadership. Zoe is offered the promotion of White House Correspondent and doesn't know if she should take it or not.
A feud starts between Francis and Marty Spinella. Russo goes into depression about the job losses at the shipyards.
The strike between Frank and Marty starts to get out of hand. Russo has decided to run for Governor of Pennsylvania.
Frank helps Peter get ready for his governor race, but Peter is starting to have second thoughts. Doug tries to help a young hooker in trouble.
Frank has a library named after him at his old military school. Peter tries to win back the support of his hometown.
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.
Claire fuels an old flame. Peter wrestles with his demons. Francis crosses the point of no return.
Zoe extends her time away from The Hill while Francis tracks down Russo and engages in damage control.
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.
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.