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Om Malik: Binge-viewing House of Cards season 2: I survived Frank Underwood
2014-02-14 3:46pm -08:00T Visit Om Malik


Binge-viewers, lock (your doors) and load (up on snacks): At midnight PST Friday, Netflix released the full second season of House of Cards, the award-winning series created by Beau Willimon.

The dark political drama and Valentine’s Day might not seem like the most natural of fits, but because of President’s Day, the choice of release date actually fits with Netflix’s pattern of targeting periods of time when potential viewers might be home.

Of course, who wants to wait for the three-day weekend to start when you can wake up at 1:30 AM and watch all night long? That, I found today (once again), is a lot more interesting.

First things first — watch the first season first

If it’s been a while since you watched the first season of House of Cards, you might want to brush up on the show before diving into the season two premiere, “Chapter 14.”

Because, as the episode title indicates, the action picks up immediately after the events of that episode — 13 months might have passed for us viewers, but only minutes have gone by for the duplicitous Underwoods (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright), and right away, all the players dive back into...

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