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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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“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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