When does ‘House of Cards’ season 2 premiere? Release date and plot details inside

The latest -House of Cards” season 2 is getting romantic … at least when it comes to when Netflix is putting the next 13 episodes of the David Fincher produced drama on their streaming service. It was announced Wednesday that February 14 (a.k.a. Valentine’s Day) will be when all episodes are available to Netflix customers around the world, and given that this is a Friday, there may be a few people who decide to try to make a binge-watching party into some sort of candlelit dinner.

In addition to confirming the release date, Netflix also decided to unveil the full synopsis detailing a little bit about what to expect from the story this time around:

“In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, “American Horror Story”), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michel Gill, “The Good Wife”) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney, “Southland”) demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Francis’s once private existence. The Underwood’s must overcome these dangers — past and present — to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.”

The following for “House of Cards” has been intense for quite a while now, especially when you are thinking in terms of awards. It was a favorite when it came to Emmy nominations, and while it did not end up winning most of the trophies in which it was up for, this was the program that really started to prove that streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime could eventually become major rivals for premium cable. Personally, we still don’t like the idea of watching a whole season at once, since it takes the whole communal experience of watching something every week and debating it with your friends away, but to each their own since that doesn’t impact the quality of the product.

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