Full Second Season Trailer for 'House of Cards'

House of Cards Season 2 Trailer
Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards"
Photo: Netflix

I don't watch a ton of television, but I am looking forward to the second season of Netflix's "House of Cards" if only because it sounds as if it will be the final season. This is why I love movies so much, I like finality, a sense that a vision is complete and can exist on its own without needing more and more and more. I don't mind sequels, but I like when a project can exist and live on its own without the assistance of something more.

I felt the first season of "House of Cards" suffered from this very thing, almost forcing itself to be something more than it was so a second season could be made. I haven't watched "American Horror Story" yet, but I get the sense from the way they subtitle each season they have managed to accomplish something with each season similar to what I'm describing. Am I wrong?

As for this second season of "Cards", here's a new synopsis:

Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) has masterfully maneuvered his way into the Vice Presidency, but his ascension faces threats on all fronts... Investigative reporter Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) is inching closer to the truth about Frank and Peter Russo (Corey Stoll) and will stop at nothing to break the story. And Frank's wife Claire (Robin Wright), the newly appointed Second Lady, must deal with the bright glare of the spotlight and how the intense scrutiny eats away at their once private existence.

Let the butchery begin...

As much as I love Spacey, I saw the first season as a showcase for Robin Wright and I can't wait to see what she delivers this time around. The show returns to the streaming service on Valentine's Day 2014.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    I actually watched the first season just this week over a few nights and I have to say I was impressed with Wright more than Spacey myself (he can do what that role requires relatively easily) and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'll cover it more in Sunday's WIW, WYW column though. I look forward to season 2. I didn't know for sure it was supposed to be the final season but then I also don't know if that has any correlation to any plans to follow the template laid down by the original UK mini-series trilogy.

    I'm not sure if 'American Horror Story' fits your bill but it might. I've only seen season 1 and 2 so far but I'm sure you already know each season has a totally self contained story unrelated (so far) to the others but it uses the same actors in different roles. I quite enjoy the series, but felt the second season had more thematic meat than the guiltier pleasure visceral sex and shenanigans of season 1 (which Kate Mara actually has a prominent role in). But admittedly the show is also as bonkers as hell most of the time. Really absolutely bonkers. Season 1's pilot episode was about the most 'WTF?' pilot episode I've ever seen.

    You could give it a try if you felt like it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    The first season was pretty decent, not too strenuous on the brain but it was Wright who was the stand out character, she's one of the reasons why i can't wait to watch The Congress.

  • Xarnis

    Can't wait for this. The first season was excellent, with an interesting political story that wasn't hard to understand, and brilliant performances from Wright and Spacey only boosted its quality. Hopefully this new season maintains its excellence.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    I have no intention of watching the trailer. But I am glad you have posted the article, Brad. I enjoyed the first season immensely. I marathoned through it in a weekend.
    I can’t wait for season 2.

  • http://couchpotatodigest.blogspot.com Matt Taylor

    Looks good. I enjoyed the first season, specifically Wright's brilliant performance, but as a whole I found it to be quite overrated. I'm much more excited about the second season of "Orange is the New Black", whenever that will be.

  • http://moviereviewninja.com themoviewatcher

    Looks fantastic. Loved the first season and can't wait until this one.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    The rumor that Spacey and Wright didn't want to return for a 3rd season was started by one of the shows' former producers (he was fired) and has been dismissed by the shows' creator. A 3rd one is expected.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/kevinb/ kevinb

      You are correct about American Horror Story. Each season has a beginning, middle and end. Season Two was far superior to Season One, Season Three is uniquely different as well. The writing is absolutely incredible, only to be trumped by the phenominal performance by Jessica Lange. It makes me wonder why in the world she is not working in films like Meryl Streep ?? I cannot wait for Season Two of House of Cards, I hate that it's on Netflix, which means I have to wait for DVD :(

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Newbourne/ Newbourne

    Wow even more Person of Interest alumni for this season. I wonder why these two shows share so many castmembers.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

    No love for Corey Stoll in season 1? He was the standout character for me.

  • Alan Fidler

    I found Season 1 almost by accident, watched all 13 over a few nights and really enjoyed it. Very much looking forward to Season 2 in February.