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On Inauguration Day, ‘House of Cards’ announces May return

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“House of Cards” will return in May for a fifth season. The show’s Twitter account posted a video on Inauguration Day featuring an upside-down U.S. flag in front of the U.S. Capitol. The video ends with the date May 30. An upside-down flag is a signal of distress. The show stars Kevin Spacey as President Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, first lady Claire Underwood. The upcoming season will be the first under new co-showrunners Melissa James Gibson…

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No joke, Americans like fake presidents more than the real ones

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Political dramas are all the rage. “House of Cards” and “Scandal” have a cult following kicked off by the likes of their predecessor, “The West Wing.” And as popular as those shows are, it’s not really too much of a surprise that their fake presidents have earned way more cred from Americans than our actual president. It’s not shocking that Jed Bartlet, the POTUS played by Martin Sheen in “The West Wing,” would rake in some pretty impressive “approval ratings”…

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Don’t worry about showering, you’ll need one after House of Cards kicks off Season 3 Friday

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House of Cards kicks off Season 3 on Netflix Friday (though many will probably stay up late to catch it in the wee hours of the morning and binge watch until dinner time – you know who you are.) There’s a lot of sh*t likely to go down in this third round of political debauchery that is House of Cards. Kevin Spacey’s Machiavellian character, Frank Underwood, has assumed the White House after a series of OMG scandals including murder twice…

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“House of Cards” Season 3 sags (a little), bogs down in wonkiness

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As the third season of House of Cards launches this week, the delightfully devilish take on Washington and insider politics starts to sag, ever so slightly. While the hit Netflix series may not be entirely realistic, the first few episodes of Season 3 does reflect the burdens of real politicians when they assume office: After machinations and intrigue of a political campaign, now comes time for nuts-and-bolts governing. As such, the first three episodes appear mired in policy wonkiness, something…

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