The final eight episodes are up on netflix. Most reviews are about offscreen politics and complaints - any metafilter fans who support #metoo and love the vicious Claire Underwood?
House of Cards: Chapter 53 Season 5, Ep 1
"I will not yield.... You have nothing to be afraid of." [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 52 Season 4, Ep 13
As the hostage situation continues, Claire secretly negotiates with Yusuf al Ahmadi. Frank confronts Hammerschmidt. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 51 Season 4, Ep 12
Frank sent the US Special Forces to Syria to capture the head of ICO. The Underwoods are simul-debating Conway and Brockhart, when the President is pulled away to deal with terrorists who kidnapped an American family. And they'll only speak to his successor - Conway.
House of Cards: Chapter 50 Season 4, Ep 11
The Underwood-Underwood ticket is secure, but they're trailing Conway-Brockhart by double digits, and Frank can't travel too much or his new liver will give out. He turns his attention to ICO, and Conway doesn't want his issue yanked out from under him. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 49 Season 4, Ep 10
The Underwoods' plan to sweep the ticket is unraveling as Heather Dunbar and Cathy Durant make a play to open the presidential nomination. Frank takes a break (and freezes the convention) to deal with ICO and -- not coincidentally -- his Secretary of State. Claire says good-bye to her mother in the most Haleian-Underwoodian possible fashion.
House of Cards: Chapter 48 Season 4, Ep 9
The convention is in full swing, and VP Blythe helps light a spark that the Underwoods hope will fan into a nominating flame. But first, Cathy Durant may have a trick up her sleeve as well.
House of Cards: Chapter 47 Season 4, Ep 8
Frank and Claire are in agreement on Underwood/Underwood 2016, but how to sell this patently insane plan to the world? First step: get Cathy Durant on the ticket. Second step: not really. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 46 Season 4, Ep 7
Heather Dunbar suspends her campaign, so Frank turns his attention to getting Claire on the ticket and getting under the skin of his Republican challenger. Thinly veiled versions of Google and ISIS make their way into the headlines and the race. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 45 Season 4, Ep 6
The President needs a liver, but he's second on the list. While Doug wrestles with his conscience for about three seconds, Claire inserts herself in the G7 summit, cutting Kathy Durant out of the equation to get Petrov to agree to an energy plan.
House of Cards: Chapter 44 Season 4, Ep 5
Frank hallucinates. Lucas Goodwin wreaks post-mortem havoc as his meeting with Heather Dunbar becomes known to the White House. Claire strengthens her hold on Donald Blythe's strings. LeAnn brings Remy back into the fold.
House of Cards: Chapter 43 Season 4, Ep 4
Claire plays what might be the ultimate trump card, threatening to divorce Frank in the middle of the campaign if she isn't on the ticket, but then something even bigger happens. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 42 Season 4, Ep 3
Lucas Goodwin seems to resolve on a course of action, and Claire returns Frank's kneecapping in a rather... nuclear manner.
House of Cards: Chapter 41 Season 4, Ep 2
The states of many unions are explored, as Claire takes on her mother, Frank definitively and publicly stomps out Claire's House plans, and a Russian coup attempt is revealed.
House of Cards: Chapter 40 Season 4, Ep 1
Claire has plans that don't involve being First Lady (including staying out of New Hampshire on the eve of the primary), but Frank and Doug cut them off. For now. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 1 Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
In which we are introduced to Frank and Claire Underwood, a Washington, DC, power couple. [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Fantasy Sports Season 2, Ep 34
This week.... Terrorist attacks kill over a hundred people in Paris. Singles Day, a minor holiday turned into a gigantic sales event, hits the nation of China, and called in to promote it are foreign celebrities Adam Lambert, Daniel Craig and Kevin Spacey as, of all things, his House Of Cards character Frank Underwood. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his first visit to the UK, while Indian industrialists prepare legal challenge for the return of the Koh-i-Noor, a huge diamond that currently serves as the centerpiece of the Queen's crown. And Now: Another One Of John McCain's Favorite Jokes. Main story: Daily fantasy sports apps DraftKings and FanDuel, and their skirting laws regulating gambling. Last Week Tonight provides a more honest ad for the apps than the ones they have been filling the airwaves with. YouTube (19m) [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 39 Season 3, Ep 13
In the midst of the Iowa caucuses, Frank and Claire must confront hard truths about each other. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 38 Season 3, Ep 12
Heather Dunbar goes for the jugular, forcing Claire to confront her worst fears. The rift between Frank and Claire widens. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 37 Season 3, Ep 11
Things turn ugly when Frank, Jackie, and Heather square off during their first debate. Tom joins Claire on the campaign trail. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 36 Season 3, Ep 10
Frank needs to deals with Petrov one on one while Claire tries to preserve the peacekeeping mission. Sacrifices will be made. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 35 Season 3, Ep 9
The Jordan Valley erupts in chaos just as Frank's campaign is picking up steam. Claire receives some disturbing intel and counsels him. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 34 Season 3, Ep 8
The forecast looks bleak for the President's signature AmWorks project. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 33 Season 3, Ep 7
The damage is done and the Underwoods must repair it. But deep wounds don't heal fast and sometimes not at all. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 32 Season 3, Ep 6
Frank and Claire travel to Moscow to meet with Petrov. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 31 Season 3, Ep 5
Frank declares war on Congress to jump-start his jobs program. Claire spars with the Russian ambassador. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 30 Season 3, Ep 4
Claire bypasses Russia at the U.N. Frank tries to outmaneuver a political challenger and ends up facing a higher power. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 29 Season 3, Ep 3
The Russian president's state visit becomes a cold war of wills, and some punks heat it up. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 28 Season 3, Ep 2
Claire's U.N. bid runs into trouble. Frank fights off mutiny with a bold address to the country. [more inside]
House of Cards: Chapter 27 Season 3, Ep 1
Frank wants to introduce an ambitious jobs program, while Claire sets her sights on the United Nations.
Season 3 is available today. Is anyone interested? If so, any suggestions on how to strike a binge-savor balance with the episode threads?