Returning: House of Cards

By David Knox on January 23, 2014 / Filed Under Pay TV 5

2014-01-23_0035Great news to hear that Foxtel will make the complete second series of House of Cards available for binge addicts on the same day as the US season premiere.

Netflix begins streaming the series on Valentine’s Day, February 14, while Foxtel premieres it on Showcase channel at midday on February 15. The full season will be available On Demand thereafter.

Foxtel also used this model for season one.

Just wish there were enough hours in the day to satisfy my appetite!

In the second season, Francis and Claire Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes, an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’ former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk demands that Francis reciprocate political favours or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Francis’ once private existence. The Underwoods must overcome these dangers – past and present – to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.

Source: Mediaweek

5 Comments »

  1. Gonzo January 24, 2014 at 1:02 pm -

    Perthinax, not all dramas have to feature likeable characters. There’s something cinematic about HOC and seems a lot of people agree.

    The show has even reinforced the validity of Netflix and now all the paytv platforms around the world (big majority being Newscorp run) have been put on notice. Foxtel used to have a crack at drama too in the beginning..

    As far as likeable characters go, lucky you live in Australia and can watch all those high end FTA dramas like Offspring, House Husbands and Winners And Losers…. Not for me thanks!

  2. Sairy.James January 24, 2014 at 9:38 am -

    Soooooooo Looking forward to this! I loved Season 1.

    I agree with Pertinax, the acting is great!

  3. Chris January 24, 2014 at 7:42 am -

    From what I remember isn’t his plan to be Vice President to then make him the #1 contender for the next presidential election?

  4. Pertinax January 23, 2014 at 10:19 pm -

    Foxtel showed doubled episodes of S1 on Showcase.

    House of Cards features some terrific acting and is well but. But I couldn’t really care about any of the characters, none of them are likable in anyway. And 26 episodes is way too long.

    The S1 premise is crazy if you actually think about it — why would anybody conspire to be the Vice President? It is a ceremonial position handed out to a loser of the primaries. You would make more money and have more power running a medium sized company.

  5. Chris January 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm -

    So on Showcase it’s still just one episode per week? No big marathon or anything?

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