House Of Cards

House Of Cards

The Complete Third Season

DVD - 2015
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A congressman works with his wife to seek revenge on those who have wronged him.
Publisher: [United States] : Columbia, 2015.
Branch Call Number: FIC House
Characteristics: 4 DVDs (ca. 692 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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feather1001
Mar 28, 2017

Still a great series. Great acting and the series still keeps you very interested.

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gingin1972
Feb 25, 2017

Still a fantastic series!

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Twiggzette
Jan 27, 2017

I agree with ragg66 100% on Season 3. The first two season episodes all varied between 3 and 4 stars each. The 3rd season got so silly and implausible that I'm rating it 1 1/2 stars. Don't waste your time. As with any series, the quality declines inexorably as they run out of original, interesting ideas.

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Vivica
Aug 04, 2016

The acting is impeccable...but this season the writers forgot (what I think is..) a basic ingredient...there has to be someone or something good & redeemable in the plot or you end up just not giving a rat's ass anybody. I found the whole series depressing & the characters all disgusting... I don't want to watch the next series, there's nobody to root for...I think the writers crossed the line at grave site & the church.

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talktimereader
Jul 14, 2016

Very weak ending after a fantastic display of cunning, bravado, intrigue and luck.

I so much preferred the English House of Cards with Ian Richardson. Borrow that DVD, you won't be disappointed.

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Basileus
Apr 04, 2016

Great acting and intriguing, if amoral, characters. Frank Underwood now achieved the position he has killed for, President, so most of the season deals with various international crisis's and how he and Claire as First Lady deal with them. Also shows the first signs of cracks in their mutual partnership, which leads up to an excellent Season 4.

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conniemaas
Jan 22, 2016

Outstanding.. Acting is great.. story line intelligent..

Quimeras Oct 12, 2015

Season 3 is more tamed than the previous two. This is understandable since Frank is president and has to be extra careful about getting his hands dirty. A good part of the focus is on his relationship with Claire. Now that their scheming has finally paid off, will their marriage prove to be a house of cards? Also, as part of the series’ evolution, we get to learn more about the secondary characters, often finding that there is another unexpected side to them.

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BlueHippo
Sep 21, 2015

Really enjoyed this season's episode. Great acting continues in this series as well as the fantastic writing and direction.

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jimg2000
Aug 17, 2015

Somewhat weaker than Seasons 1 & 2 in mho. The focus was now on the oval office power abuse, Capital Hill dirty politics, election filthy tactics and international diplomacy intrigue. While it made good drama with the first couple's matrimony discord, it diminished the intensity of the rest of the stories and forced a most unsatisfied ending.

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jimg2000
Aug 22, 2016

Frank on "American Works:" Good evening. For too long, we in Washington have been lying to you. We say we're here to serve you when in fact, we're serving ourselves. And why? We are driven by our own desire to get re-elected. Our need to stay in power eclipses our duty to govern. That ends tonight. Tonight, I give you the truth. And the truth is this: the American Dream has failed you. Work hard, play by the rules? You aren't guaranteed success. Your children will not have a better life than you did. Ten million of you can't even get a job, even though you desperately want one. We've been crippled by Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, by welfare, by entitlements... and that is the root of the problem: entitlements. Let me be clear: You are entitled to nothing. You are entitled to nothing. America was built on the spirit of industry. You build your future, it isn't handed to you. ...

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jimg2000
Aug 22, 2016

Dunbar: I don't have to run to make sure you leave office, you couldn't win anyway. I'm running because I know I'd make a good President.
Frank: Oh you might very well make a good President, but right now you're being delusional.
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Frank: Mr. Mahmoud, you may hate me. You may hate the office I hold. But here's the reality: I must make decisions every day that I hope are just. I don't know right from wrong all the time. I wish I did. But what I can't be is indecisive.
-It says in the Quran that the taking of one life is like the taking of all mankind.
Frank: It also says that the saving of one life is like the saving of all mankind.
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Frank: What is the face of a coward? The back of his head as he runs from the battle.
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Frank: You can't turn a no to a yes without a maybe in between.

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jimg2000
Aug 22, 2016

Frank: There won't be a revolution because you freed one man.
Viktor: Revolutions sneak up on you, one small step at a time. I can't ignore the smallest step.
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Frank: No writer worth his salt can resist a good story, just as no politician can resist making promises he can't keep.
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Frank: I understand the Old Testament God, whose power was absolute, who ruled through fear. But Him?
-There's no such thing as absolute power for us, except on the receiving end. Using fear will get you nowhere. It's not your job to determine what's just. It's not your place to choose which version of God you like best. It's not your duty to serve this country alone, and it better not be your goal to simply serve yourself. You serve the Lord, and through Him you serve others. Two rules: Love God, and love each other. Period. You weren't chosen, Mr. President. Only He was.

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jimg2000
Aug 22, 2016

Frank: He was a coward, and I'm glad he's dead.
Claire: He had more courage than you'll ever have.
Frank: Do you really wanna discuss courage, Claire? Because anyone can commit suicide, or spout their mouths off in front of a camera. You wanna know what takes courage? Keeping your mouth shut, no matter what you may be feeling. Holding it all together when the stakes are this high.
Claire: We're murderers, Francis.
Frank: No, we're not. We're survivors.
Claire: If we can't show respect for one brave man and still accomplish what we set out to do, then I'm disappointed in both of us.
Frank: I never should have made you ambassador.
Claire: I never should have made you president.

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jimg2000
Aug 17, 2015

Frank: Sometimes I think the presidency is the illusion of choice.
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Frank: I don’t know right from wrong all the time. But what I can’t be is indecisive. ... The American Dream has failed you. Work hard? Play by the rules? You aren’t guaranteed success. Your children will not have a better life than you did. Ten million of you can’t even get a job, even though you desperately want one…. You are entitled to nothing. ... Imagination is its own form of courage. ... If you don’t like how the table is set, turn it over. ... You can’t turn a ‘no’ into a ‘yes’ without a ‘maybe’ first. ... We have to reverse our thinking. When the wind’s blowing at gale force, there’s no point in sailing against it. ...
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I'm used to talking to candidates, not chauffeurs.
-I'm not a chauffeur.
Well, it's your hands on the wheel.

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