House of Cards, The Complete Collection

2011
4.8
41 reviews
TV-14
Rating
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Season 1 episodes (12)

1 House of Cards - Episode 1
11/18/90
Urquhart is the perfect politician. Impeccably diplomatic, charming, admired, trusted and respected by all. But events are about to spark his ambition. When he is passed over for promotion by a new party leader, he hatches a dastardly plot to wreak revenge on each and every one of his colleagues.
2 House of Cards - Episode 2
11/25/90
Urquhart is furious when the new Prime Minister tells him that he is far too valuable in his current post to be offered a ministerial position. Hiding his contempt of the man behind his usual urbane smile, Urquhart believes the new PM will not last long, and perhaps something can be arranged to hasten his departure?
3 House of Cards - Episode 3
12/2/90
As scandals and leaked stories gain momentum, Collingridge finds himself in deep political trouble, and he has no alternative but to step down as Prime Minister. The only man whom he feels he can still trust is Urquhart. Meanwhile, political journalist Mattie Storin begins to suspect that Collingridge has been framed. But who is the culprit?
4 House of Cards - Episode 4
12/9/90
Urquhart's ruthless scheming is working. As the leadership election looms, all his leading rivals have been discredited. But even though the obstacles in his way have been erased, there is still no guarantee of his winning. Meanwhile, the truth is beginning to dawn on Mattie. As for Urquhart, he has too much to lose to let sentiment stand in his way.
5 To Play the King - Episode 5
11/22/93
Despite being haunted by the memory of the young journalist he murdered on his way to the top, Francis Urquhart is now triumphantly installed in No 10 as Prime Minister. When he faces criticism from an unexpected quarter, he relishes the prospect of a new campaign.
6 To Play the King - Episode 6
11/27/93
The King is insisting that politicians should have the interests of the populace more at heart. For appearances sake, Urquhart pretends to take a more temperate stance towards the King's attack on his policies.
7 To Play the King - Episode 7
12/4/93
The antagonism between King and Prime Minister develops into full confrontation as Urquhart accuses the King of trying to organise a bloodless coup against the Government.
8 To Play the King - Episode 8
12/11/93
Urquhart gives the King an ultimatum which could change the history of the British Monarchy.
9 The Final Cut - Episode 9
11/4/95
Francis Urquhart is 65 years old, and still holding onto power with a grip of iron. He has ruthlessly overcome and and all obstacles, but he knows he cannot remain leader for ever. And now he is beginning to have troubling dreams about his past. Perhaps it is time to think about his legacy?
10 The Final Cut - Episode 10
11/11/95
Urquhart makes Claire his private secretary, but is this wise considering her passionate relationship with his rival, Makepeace? Meanwhile, a plea for help from a young Greek Cypriot girl seeking to find her uncles' war graves reveals evidence of a cover-up.
11 The Final Cut - Episode 11
11/18/95
Urquhart’s bad dreams are worsening and Elizabeth is worried about him. He is making bad decisions, and party support is falling away. Even his foreign policy success can't save him. When a leadership ballot result proves disastrous for Urquhart, he has the most brilliant, ruthless idea of his life.
12 The Final Cut - Episode 12
11/25/95
The situation in Cyprus escalates quickly into tragedy. Urquhart's strong-arm tactics have backfired and surely this time there is no way out for the Prime Minister? With headlines screaming for his resignation, will anyone remain loyal to Urquhart?

About this show

Who would be a leader in this wicked world? The Original Award-winning political drama House of Cards is a delicious tale of greed, corruption and burning ambition. At its heart is Francis Urquhart, a black-hearted villain with a smiling face, who shares with the viewers his estranged humour and innermost thoughts to destroy each of his political rivals. One by one his opponents tumble, until at last there is just one wild card left in the pack. Written by author Michael Dobbs and adapted by Andrew Davies.

Ratings and reviews

4.8
41 reviews
Lisa Bishop
February 28, 2015
Amazing, addicting and well put together melodrama. Gives a whole new perspective into the antics of power and subliminal messaging. Highly recommend it!
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Linda Bunde
October 9, 2016
*ABSOLUTELY ADDICTING!!!! *KEVIN SPACEY is SPELLBINDINGLY PERFECT in this role!!(I can't imagine ANYONE ELSE in his place!) *I LOVE BINGE WATCHING THIS SERIES- AS SOON AS IT'S AVAILABLE I START FROM PREVIOUS SEASON &GO RIGHT INTO THE NEW! ('Orange is the New Black is THE *only* other Series I'm *THIS excited about!!) ***NETFLIX CREATED AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT SERIES HERE!!!! ***THANK YOU!!! *And-*PLEASE;***KEEP 'EM COMING!!! 👍👍👍 ******
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Victoria Rico
February 18, 2015
It is very suspenseful. I really think this is very close to what really goes on at the White House, Capital Hill. I just love this program. The cast is amazing.
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