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House of Cards Seasons 1-2 DVD Special Features
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: Unknown
Number of discs: 10
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House of Cards Seasons 1-2 DVD Overview
The series opens with congressman Francis Underwood displaying his ruthless practicality by killing a suffering pet dog with his bare hands while explaining to the audience how there are times when we require someone to do the unpleasant thing yet the necessary thing. Along this theme we follow Francis "Frank" Underwood, a power hungry Democratic congressman from South Carolina and House majority whip. After securing the election of President Garrett Walker to gain himself appointment to Secretary of State, Underwood is devastated to learn that he is being passed over. Chief of Staff Linda Vasquez tells Underwood that the president wants him to promote his agenda in Congress and will not honor their agreement. Seething inside,House of Cards Seasons 1-2 Underwood must quickly gain control of his anger and hide his disappointment to present himself as a helpful lieutenant to the president and his agenda. In reality Underwood begins an elaborate plan behind the president's back, with the ultimate goal of gaining power for himself.His wife Claire runs a charity, but her intentions are not explicit. She seems to use her charity for power and influence and yet the ultimate purpose for its need is unknown. In the opening episode, she deems the successful charity organization that she has put together to have too limited a footprint. Keen to be on the international stage, she decides to change her organization to one that supports international well digging to provide clean water. This is met with great misgivings by her office manager. Claire directs her to fire eighteen of her employees, cutting the staff in half. At the end of the day she checks in to ask how the process went,House of Cards Seasons 1-2 DVD and then informs the manager she is being let go as well. It is clear from the outset that Claire is as cold-hearted, ruthlessly pragmatic and has a deep desire for power like her husband.
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