Now That We’ve Finished Season 2, How Good Is House of Cards, Really?

Slate's Culture Blog
Feb. 21 2014 11:28 AM

Spoiler Special: House of Cards, Season 2

Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in House of Cards.
Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in House of Cards.

Photo via Netflix

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, Slate senior editor David Haglund talks with TV critic Willa Paskin and culture critic June Thomas about the second season of House of Cards. Does it live up to Season 1? What about that the crazy thing that happens in the first episode? And how good is this show, really?

Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

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David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog. Follow him on Twitter.

June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. Follow her on Twitter.

Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.