The time has come (finally) to talk about House of Cards. After three weeks of trying to keep the big spoilers under wraps and patiently wait around for people to finish binge-watching Season 2 — hurry it up, President Obama — the grace period is officially over. So where does that season premiere shocker rank with the rest of the jaw-dropping, must-rewind moments that followed it? TVGuide.com ranks the craziest occurrences from the season.
Suffice it to say, spoiler alert...
Question: When dealing with shows like House of Cards (in which an entire season is available at one time), what's your opinion on how spoilers should be discussed? Is every episode fair to be talked about as soon as the season comes out? Should no spoilers be talked about for, say, a week and then every episode is fair game? Or would you treat it more like a traditional series and discuss only one episode at a time? On the receiving end, do you just avoid all spoilers until you've finished watching the entire season? I'm mainly asking this because I'm only up to episode 6 of the new season of House of Cards and am avoiding any article with a spoiler alert, because I don't know just which episodes they may be spoiling. (Thankfully, so far the biggest spoiler I could have had ruined was a very shocking moment in the first episode. I don't gasp very often at a TV show, but I did then.) — Scott
Our top moments of the week:
11. Worst Surprise Party: On Switched at Birth, Kathryn's new BFF Renzo surprises everyone when he turns her impromptu book party into a murder-mystery game. However, the biggest surprise comes later in the evening, when Kathryn overhears her husband, John, talking to their son's mother-in-law, Jennice, about the kiss they shared while Kathryn was out of town. Kathryn reveals herself as the (fictional) murderer, cuts the party short and then kicks John out of the house. That's one way to...
President Barack Obama, Kevin Spacey
President Obama has issued an executive order: No House of Cards spoilers, please.
The commander-in-chief was planning to binge on Season 2 of the Netflix political drama over the holiday weekend, according to a tweet.
Laura Prepon, Taylor Schilling
It's almost here!
Orange Is the New Black will return to Netflix on Friday, June 6.
The announcement first came in an ad following the House of Cards Season 2 finale, which was released Friday.
Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright
[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of Netflix's House of Cards. Read at your own risk.]
House of Cards' second season premiere ends with Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood telling viewers, using his trademark direct address to the audience in the most meta way possible, not to spend much time fretting over his most recent deplorable act. "For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy," Frank purrs. "There is but one rule: Hunt or be hunted. Welcome back."
House of Cards creator Beau Willimon on the D.C. thriller's second season
For much of the episode, Frank is the one being hunted. Although Frank is on the brink of being confirmed for the vice presidency, he still has a major problem...
While the Olympians continue to dominate the TV spotlight in Sochi, another gathering of championship talent takes a bow in the weekend's other gold-medal event: PBS's Great Performances presentation of National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage (Friday, 9/8c, check tvguide.com listings).
Laurence Olivier led the National Theatre upon its founding in 1963, and he and other luminaries are seen in vintage clips from past productions, interspersed throughout a dazzling evening of live re-enactments and tantalizing excerpts from landmark plays, including Angels in America, Stuff Happens, The History Boys and War Horse. Fans of Downton Abbey will delight to see the Dowager Countess Maggie Smith in her 1964 prime, vamping in ...
Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright
Conniving politico Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) isn't facing term limits just yet. Days before the release of House of Cards' Season 2 — Netflix will start streaming all 13 episodes on Feb. 14 — the Washington, D.C., thriller secured a third season pickup. Executive producer Beau Willimon recently spoke with TV Guide Magazine on the show's return, how Netflix treats the drama and how he reacted when President Obama declared himself a fan.
Robin Wright's character on House of Cards might keep her fair share of secrets, but the actress didn't hold anything back during a recent interview with London's Telegraph.
The 47-year-old actress opened up about her recent engagement to Ben Foster, 33, even showing off a small "B" tattooed on her finger. "Ben has an 'R' tattoo in the same place," Wright said. "I've been so anti-tattoos my whole life. But doing this felt right because we're not traditional."
Matthew Rhys, Justin Chambers, Neil Patrick Harris
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What's the state of Phillip and Elizabeth's marriage when The Americans returns? — June
Well, I may forgo watching the premiere with my parents since it features a scene that shows some pretty intense sexual wrestling between Phillip and Elizabeth. In other words, they're doing OK. "They're ready to be married," executive producer Joel Fields tells me. "What they're going to discover is having been fake-married for a long time, real marriage is not an easy thing. When you have two kids, there's family to contend with. Add to that their work is life-and-death and the future of mankind hangs in the balance, there's a little bit of pressure for them."
It's been far too long since we got Grey's Anatomy scoop! — Tai
Unfortunately, I come bearing bad news...