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House of Cards Season Five Finale Recap & Review

So…Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) planned it all. From the beginning. Orchestrating his own downfall so that he can control it. A controlled burn.

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If it seems ludicrous and farfetched, that’s because it is. It doesn’t hold up to scrutiny and makes the show look like Continue reading House of Cards Season Five Finale Recap & Review

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House of Cards Season Five Episode Two Recap & Review

Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is deep in election strategizing as he fights ICO, giving a speech to state governors as a way of getting five of them on his side. Five that just so happen to be from key swing states.

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The end game is voter suppression. We wouldn’t expect anything less from the Underwood administration. Central to this coup is Continue reading House of Cards Season Five Episode Two Recap & Review

House of Cards Season Four Finale Recap & Review

The season four House of Cards finale picks up where the previous episode left off, with President Frank Underwood’s (Kevin Spacey) powerplay in process. A brash ultimatum leaves the fate of the ICO hostages in the balance.

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Following the phone call, Frank sends Republican Presidential candidate Will Conway (Joel Kinnaman) on his way, having cornered him in a lie that threatens to Continue reading House of Cards Season Four Finale Recap & Review

House of Cards S04E12 Recap & Review

Caution: Spoilers for House of Cards season four, episode 12 (and previous episodes) ahead!

House of Cards season four, episode 12 opens on White House covert surveillance guy Aidan MacAllan (Damian Young) blasting loud music as he watches traffic in relation to the dual President-Vice President debate.

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The debate, which highlights the major points of contention with the presidential race, is interrupted and Continue reading House of Cards S04E12 Recap & Review

House of Cards S04E11 Recap & Review

Caution: Spoilers for House of Cards season four, episode 11 (and previous episodes) ahead!

The new Underwood-Underwood ticket is campaign strategizing when Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) has a medical issue. He is told by a specialist that air traffic should be limited. Given the campaign, this is impossible if Frank is to win. He remains grounded as Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) continues campaigning, not to mention continuing her affair with speech writer Thomas Yates (Paul Sparks).

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Doug Stamper’s (Michael Kelly) newfound obsession, the wife of Continue reading House of Cards S04E11 Recap & Review

House of Cards S04E10 Recap & Review

Caution: House of Cards season four, episode 10 (and previous episodes) spoilers ahead!

House of Cards season four episode 10 begins by educating the viewer on some state delegate politics. President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), vying for re-election, entered the DNC with the popular vote majority due to Heather Dunbar (Elizabeth Marvel) dropping out of the race. However, the superdelegates can still be pledged anywhere, as well as 24 states that don’t legally have to pledge their delegates to the primary winner.

Long story short, Underwood can still lose the Democratic nomination during the DNC. Hey, it’s an open convention, so anything can happen.

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This DNC mix-up gives Frank a reason to Continue reading House of Cards S04E10 Recap & Review

House of Cards S04E09 Recap & Review

Caution: House of Cards season four, episode nine (and previous episodes) spoilers ahead!

The Democrat VP race has gone to an open convention, with each state casting delegates for different candidates. The administration has decided to put their chips behind Secretary of State Catherine Durant (Jayne Atkinson), although current VP Donald Blythe (Reed Birney) isn’t exactly on her side.

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Inside the administration, we see a side from Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) that we haven’t seen in some time, and that is one of Continue reading House of Cards S04E09 Recap & Review