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House of Cards Season 1 Recap: 20 Burning Questions Answered


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With season 2 of House of Cards set to be released this Friday, February 14th, Rob Cesternino and Zach Brooks get together to recap all of Season One of House of Cards.  In this special edition of HOUSE OF CARDS LIVE, Rob and Zach recap season one by answering 20 questions about the series.

Be sure to join us LIVE for 13 days in a row at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT starting on Friday, Feb 14th for our daily coverage of House of Cards Season Two.

20 Questions About House of Cards, Season One:

1.  Would House of Cards have been a better show if it were on traditional TV instead of Netflix?

2.  Are we rooting for Frank Underwood?

3.  How much do you buy how pre-planned Frank Underwood’s tactics were to rise to the Vice Presidency by taking out Pete Russo.

4.  How plausible was it that Francis Underwood killed Pete Russo himself?  How come nobody thought this was suspicious?

5.  Thumbs up or Thumbs down on the Claire Underwood storylines?

6.  Do we like it when Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) breaks the fourth wall to talk to the audience?

7.  Do we buy the career arc of Zoe Barnes as it happens in House of Cards season one?

8.  Were there any romantic feelings from either side during the affair between Zoe Barnes and Frank Underwood?

9.  Would Pete Russo have been a good governor for the state of Pennsylvania?

10.  Does Jillian have a case against Claire in her lawsuit for wrongful termination?

11.  Was Pete Russo’s drunk interview on the radio station the “Red Wedding” of House of Cards season one?

12.  Did Frank Underwood have a gay relationship with his college friend?

13.  Better Frank Underwood Subplot:  The Rowing Machine, Video Game Addiction or Obsession with eating barbeque.

14.  How much of House of Cards was shot in D.C., according to our D.C. insider, Zach?

15.  Which character do you want to see more of in Season 2?

16.  Where do we think that the storyline is going during Season 2 of House of Cards?

17.  Is there any significance to the season being released on Netflix on Valentines day?

18.  Will we see more about Pete Russo’s friend from Pennsylvania in the next season?  Is he headed to Congress?

19.  What was Frank Underwood’s greatest moment in season one of House of Cards?

20.  What are Rob and Zach’s one bold prediction for Season Two of the House of Cards?

House of Cards Season One Recap: Your 20 Questions Answered

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  • Antonio Mazzaro

    One giant flaw in the Frank plan. He legit wanted the jobs/watershed bill for Russo to succeed yeah? If so, say that bill doesn’t tank. Then Russo has a head of steam and a lot of confidence. What’s Frank’s next move?

    Put another way, if Frank’s plan was ultimately to derail Russo by any means necessary, why did he care about the Watershed bill passing at all?

  • Antonio Mazzaro

    In other words I think my answer to number 3 is we are supposed to think they are totally pre-planned and while I think that is what they introduce early on like Zach pointed out, I don’t think it carries very well throughout the arc.

  • LosPollosHermanos

    wholeheartedly disagree with Rob’s notion that this would be a ‘bigger pop culture phenomenon’ if it came out once a week or at more spaced out intervals.

    This is a ‘B’-rated drama. Decent, not great. There are many of them out there. The reason this is even a phenomenon that it is is simply BECAUSE of the novelty that it comes out all at once and it’s on Netflix which is very easily accessible to most savvy TV watchers now. If it was some show on Showtime or something, you wouldn’t be doing this podcast now. Shameless is a much better show and is not getting as much attention, even if attention for HOC is mostly short lived for these few weeks.