REVIEW: House of Cards – Season Four (2016)

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The following is a review of the entire fourth season of House of Cards. Expect spoilers from seasons 1-3, but spoilers for the fourth season will be kept at a minimum.

House of Cards is one of my favorite shows ever, I would’ve said that prior to the release of the fourth season, and I’ll still say that now. Why do I bring this up? Just to inform you that this review comes from a fan of the show who happens to be a member of the target audience for the show: I am interested in American politics, I am a TV-nerd, and an admirer of Shakespeare-esque storytelling. I enjoyed the third season of House of Cards, which I know was somewhat polarizing. I liked it, but with the fourth season of House of Cards I’ll go as far as to say that I absolutely loved every second of it. I thought it was a spellbinding season.
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REVIEW: House of Cards – “Chapter 38”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - House of Cards 38The following is a review of the twelfth episode of season three. Expect spoilers in the plot description.

After Chapter 37 we must ask if Stamper’s finally ready to live his life, or if the Rachel-news will pull him back in. Or is Francis the one pulling him back in? Also, what is on Claire’s mind? Come and find out! Let’s get to the plot description:

The episode opens with the news – people favor Dunbar, but fear that her inexperience will lead to the Republicans taking 2016. On the Air Force One they decide to make good use of Claire, seeing as she’s more popular than her husband. They’ve yet to replace Remy Danton, though Seth Grayson wants the job. Dunbar is visiting her old friend from the Supreme Court, Robert. He says it’s time for him to step down, but he wants her to take the job – even though she’s the frontrunner for 2016. Continue reading “REVIEW: House of Cards – “Chapter 38””

REVIEW: House of Cards – “Chapter 28”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - House of Cards 28The following is a review of the second episode of season three. Expect spoilers in the plot description.

Thank God for bingewatching! I am back with my review of episode two, in which Claire and Frank are to battle for their political lives, as well as set a direction for the rest of Frank’s first term. So, let’s get to the plot description:

The episode opens with Claire having to defend her nomination publicly. She’s asked specifically about DR Congo, and she answers it rather well. Back at the White House, Underwood is being told that the Democratic Party doesn’t want him to run in 2016. If he does run, he is being informed, the Democratic leadership will not support him. Back at the Ambassador-meeting Mendoza, who said he wouldn’t oppose her, is grilling Claire publicly. And he traps her, when she utters that the military is irrelevant in a specific discussion. The Underwoods are under fire, and Frank postpones a meeting for the third or fourth time. The episode becomes a race for supporters for both Underwoods. Whereas Claire is unable to find support from the Senate, Frank finds out that Terry Womack was the one fielding the idea of a new face for 2016. Continue reading “REVIEW: House of Cards – “Chapter 28””

REVIEW: House of Cards – “Chapter 27”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - House of Cards 27The following is a review of the first episode of season three. Expect spoilers in the large plot description.

And they’re back! After waiting for more than a year we’ll finally be able to see Underwood as the Commander in Chief, we’ll finally be able to find out if Doug Stamper truly is dead, and we’ll finally be able to enjoy Spacey’s soliloquys again. Let’s talk about the general plot of this episode: Continue reading “REVIEW: House of Cards – “Chapter 27””