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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