[TV] House of Cards – Chapter 26 (S2E13)

The ascension is complete. In the space of a few years, Frank Underwood has risen from a lowly minor league politician to become one of the most powerful men in the world. Watching his rise from Congress to the White House to the leader of the free world it’s interesting to note that not once … Continue reading [TV] House of Cards – Chapter 26 (S2E13)

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[TV] House of Cards – Chapter 25 (S2E12)

Political exile can be a funny thing. When Garrett Walker effectively banished Frank from his inner circle, he must have thought that he was done with the Vice-President who had so insidiously undermined for so very long, that Frank would be barred from any further political influence. In a display of short-sightedness that has become … Continue reading [TV] House of Cards – Chapter 25 (S2E12)

[TV] House of Cards – Chapter 24 (S2E11)

The double edged sword that Frank unsheathed in the previous episode is beginning to cut into him. Special Prosecutor Dunbar has found out certain irregularities that Frank would prefer that she didn’t and it falls to Team Underwood to cover everything up. Luckily for Frank, obfuscation, misdirection and bare-faced bluffs are second nature to him … Continue reading [TV] House of Cards – Chapter 24 (S2E11)

[TV] House of Cards – Chapter 23 (S2E10)

One of the things that Frank Underwood does better than anyone else in this show is taking calculated risks. They don’t always work out but even when they don’t, they rarely end catastrophically. This week Frank takes some big gambits – he opens himself up to investigation while simultaneously promising the President that he will … Continue reading [TV] House of Cards – Chapter 23 (S2E10)

[TV] House of Cards – Chapter 22 (S2E9)

The war of attrition between Frank Underwood and Raymond Tusk moves away from the political arena and firmly into the personal one. There are two targets on the Tusk hit list – Claire’s affair with Adam Galaway and Frank’s association with Freddy, an ex-con with a volatile, temperamental son. There is something dirty about this … Continue reading [TV] House of Cards – Chapter 22 (S2E9)

[TV] House of Cards – Chapter 21 (S2E8)

All is fair in love and war, they say, and Remy Danton is determined to put the saying to the test. Claire’s dirty little secret is out in the open but honestly, the timing could have been worse. Stamper and Frank’s manoeuvring and hustling has gotten the Administration out of the iron fist of Raymond … Continue reading [TV] House of Cards – Chapter 21 (S2E8)

[TV] House of Cards – Chapter 20 (S2E7)

Things get complicated in Washington D.C. when Raymond Tusk goes on the offensive. Tusk’s attack is two pronged – he doesn’t just want Frank dead politically, he wants him buried personally as well. Politically, Raymond’s billions have the power to create enormous repercussion in Congress and this episode demonstrates exactly how. The withdrawn funding from … Continue reading [TV] House of Cards – Chapter 20 (S2E7)